Hello, friends! My name is Dixie Vargo. I am a Relaxation Therapist and the founder of Still Waters.
What is a Relaxation Therapist?
The majority of diseases are directly related to or caused by stress. Relaxation Therapy covers a wide variety of natural relaxation and stress management techniques from guided meditation, to reflection practices, to art therapy among others. Relaxation Therapists help others find tranquility and stability through the benefits of relaxation.
How Does Spirit-Centered Wellness Work?
My practice is faith-based and grounded in Christian monastic spirituality. Our time together is all about inviting life into your whole being. In our times together you will be guided inward as you determine what it is you really desire as you navigate the terrain of your life experience.
Relaxation Therapy uses all of our human faculties (intuition, emotion, imagination, senses, and intellect) to discern your personal wellness journey. When you slow down, begin to reflect, and take a long, loving look at what is happening in you, through you, and around you, you begin to become aware of the experience and presence of the Holy Spirit. The more you know yourself, the more you know God; and the more you know God, the more you know yourself and your direction towards healing. Intimacy with God leads naturally into transformation, wholeness, and action.
How is Spirit-Centered Wellness Different?
What Spirit-Centered Wellness is Not
Relaxation Therapy is not spiritual direction. Spiritual direction is also spirit-centered, but may focus primarily on the spiritual dimension of wellness. A spiritual director's work is to focus your attention on your spiritual experience and points of self-discovery, to explore with you God's will and purpose in your life. A spiritual director listens with you for the voice of God and to help you notice God's movement in your life. A faith-based Relaxation Therapist focuses on your holistic wellbeing with the understanding that one can only experience peace physically, intellectually, emotionally and relationally when their spirit at the core of their being is at peace.
Relaxation Therapy is not counseling. We do not look for causation in the past, though healing may happen as a side effect of increasing awareness and engaging in healing practices in an environment conducive to healing. Our work will be as much as possible in the present and focused on your current experience of your wellbeing. I will support you to find inner stillness, to navigate the realities of your health condition, and to choose the actions that can create the life of peace that you desire.
Did you know that wellness is not the absence of disease?
The service I provide to those with chronic pain, chronic illness, and caregivers is to companion them on their journey towards peace.
Benefits of my companionship are...
experiencing a more complete overall sense of peace
discovery of a healing and sustainable life balance
changing your experience of and relationship with pain
finding strength that can shore up weaknesses
through the awakening of your whole self
There are two specific types of people who are my ideal clients and who can receive the most benefit from my companionship.
A person with chronic pain or a chronic illness
A caregiver of someone fitting the description above
Why you need Still Waters now
You are ready to make changes in order to find a healing and sustainable balance in life.
You have tried other methods and have had less than desirable results.
You are interested in considering alternative and non-prescriptive options for your pain or disease management.
Your treatment plan feels out of your control.
Peace is most effectively attained when it starts as an interior work that invites each part of your person into the process: physical, intellectual, emotional, relational and spiritual. Still Waters uses a whole person model to explore and realize your journey towards peace.
Still Waters is an autistic-friendly business. Clients will have an opportunity to express their appointment components and sensory preferences prior to their appointments.
Find Still Waters on the Wix app at the link below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to to schedule your free introductory appointment. Let’s discover your path towards wholeness together!
I have served those with chronic pain and chronic illness in long-term care facilities, private homes and through the care of ailing loved ones. My training and experience includes the following:
Vowed Member, The Order of the Common Life
A Spiritually Empowered Coach
Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator
Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction
Vineyard Leadership Institute School of Mission
Global University (Intercultural Studies)
Certified Nursing Assistant
Accredited Home Health Aide
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
Nationwide Children's Hospital
American Nursing Care
private duty home health care
various nursing homes