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May 2015 Member Spotlight

Patti Alcamo, JD
The Holistic Mediator

Knoxville, TN 37934

Patti Alcamo is the first and only Family Constellations Facilitator in Knoxville.  Her Holistic Mediation practice combines her background as an Attorney and Mediator with Conflict Coaching and Family Constellations workshops for a unique approach to resolving and healing conflict. 


Q. Tell us about yourself.

A. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived most of my life in the New York City area.  I earned my BA degree at Wesleyan University, my JD degree at Northwestern University School of Law, and Mediator Certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.  I practiced corporate law for twelve years in New York before moving to Knoxville in 2014 with one husband, two children and two cats. 

Q. How did you get started in your Holistic Mediation practice?

A. My experience with conflict and negotiation as an attorney and mediator highlighted two basic facts: 1) people almost never fight about what really upsets them, and 2) traditional legal and mediation approaches do not address people’s real issues, which are usually emotion based, especially in interpersonal relationships. 

These two facts were brought home to me during the traditional adversarial process and painful experience of my own divorce.  My gift from this experience was a heightened awareness of, and empathy for, the emotional pain of others in divorce.  I felt our society could definitely handle divorce and other conflict situations differently, and I wondered if there were options for “alternative” models that incorporated healing, just as there are “alternative” health and lifestyle options.

April 2015 Volunteers

April Volunteers


Debbie Agee Christina Diaz
Suzi  Descourouez
Norman Lawhorn Kathy McMillin Barry Richmond

A special Thank You to our CHEO Team of amazing Volunteers.  
You are the heart of CHEO and all we do for our community! 

To join our Volunteer Team, contact Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Second Monday of each month at Parkwest Medical Center Classrooms

6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Parkwest Medical Center, 9330 Parkwest Blvd. (I-40 exit 378)

Monday,11 May 2015

The Wonderful World of Essential Oils

Kathy Wickard and Carrie Wagner, RCR, CTT

Meet and Greet at 6:30, Program at 7 pm

Did you know - essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes of application or inhalation?  As mankind's first medicine, plants and their oils have been used for their oxygenating, antioxidant, calming, immune system support and antimicrobial properties since ancient times.   Join Carrie and Kathy to experience the fragrances of essential oils and discover the ideal oils to enhance wellbeing for you and your family.  Door Prizes: Essential oils donated by Carrie Wagner and Kathy Wickard. 


The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at Rarity Bay Community Center, Vonore.  6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Rarity Bay Community Center: 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, 37885

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ageless Agility: Based on the Feldenkrais Method
Presenter: Debbie Ashton, M.S.

Meet and Greet at 6:30, Program at 7 pm

Do you need to learn a more efficient and effortless way of moving to reduce stress or strain on an overused, injured or painful body part or improve your performance in a sport or everyday activity? Debbie Ashton, certified Feldenkrais practitioner for 25 years, will explain how the unique gentle movement sequences of Feldenkrais help hip, spine and shoulders become more mobile and “lubricated”. Dress comfortably ready to learn a few movement sequences.  
Door prize: A one hour Feldenkrais session with Debbie.

2015 Directories

2015 Holistic Resource Directories are here!

Pick up your copy at monthly programs,
from a CHEO member or visit our Directory sponsors:

The Fresh Pharmacy / East TN Discount Drugs,
721 Hwy 321 N., Lenoir City 37771

The Health Shoppe,
8025 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
404 Northshore Drive, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
380 High Street, Maryville 37804

Clear's Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway, Maryville 37804

The Garden Path,  1189 Tellico Street, Madisonville, 37354

Massage Works, 318 Erin Drive, Suite 5, Knoxville 37919

Feng Shui Design, 6920 Lark Lane, Knoxville 37919

Inner Harmony Health Center, 2943 Old Chilhowee Road, Walland 37886

Remember to print some of our Program Flyers to share with friends & associates & to post at places you visit.

Go Nutrition New Store Hours effective April 7, 2015

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm 
Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm
Monday  CLOSED

Go Nutrition, 10961 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37934 / 865-675-8886
www.facebook.com/GoNutritionKnoxville / www.twitter.com/GoNutsKnoxville

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