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Suzanne Sweeney

Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Holistic Health Coach

I teach people how to improve health through diet, movement, mindset, soulwork, and relaxation.

Gloucester, MA
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5.0 of 5 (2)
Suzanne is my go-to for anything health-related. I've struggled with stomach/digestive issues for a lot of my life, and Suzanne has offered multiple solutions to get me feeling healthy again. After a reiki session with Suzanne, the nausea and stagnant feeling in my belly were gone. It felt like she reactivated my system and got everything flowing again. Suzanne also taught me about elimination diets, which helped me to pin-point specific foods that don't agree with me. Her cookbook, "The Optimal Health Cookbook: Your Guide to Real Food Made Easy," provides a lot of valuable information on various types of foods and how they can affect the body (in addition to delicious recipes that have become staples in my household). Most importantly, I feel that Suzanne understands that everyone's body is different, and she offers customized solutions based on your individual needs.
Suzanne is an excellent intuitive healer. With the help of her holistic lifestyle coaching, I've managed to improve my health and well-being. The Reiki sessions have done wonders for my low back pain. She showed me a path toward clean eating by following an elimination diet. Her cookbook, The Optimal Health Cookbook (http://energizebodyandmind.com/book/), is a fantastic resource with delicious recipes. I highly recommend her for energy work, functional movement and diet coaching.

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Gloucester
Gloucester MA 01930, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About me

After working in the biotech industry for 20 years, I began to feel a strong pull to pursue my other passions. I asked myself numerous times over a 12 month period “what are my top 5 passions?” and the ones that consistently called me to duty were food, movement, and the outdoors. Walking away from a wonderful company after 20 years was a huge decision that carried much uncertainty with it but I knew that if I didn’t leave, my soul (my inner voice) would keep chattering in my ear.

A friend introduced me to the CHEK Institute and I geared up to learn all I could about diet and exercise. What I didn’t expect was how the holistic approach to these topics, and more, opened me up to a much deeper understanding of mind-body-spirit and how to heal, or more exactly, how to come into myself. I didn’t just learn about diet and exercise, I learned how my body and psyche respond to everything in my environment and that awareness of that response is key to knowing how to nourish my body and mind to gain optimal health.
Becoming aware leads to positive change and though it is a simple concept, it’s not always an easy undertaking. I’ve always been physically active with a strong affinity for outdoor activities and sports. I was a collegiate rower, a marathon and sprint paddler, and avid hiker, logging over 500 miles on the Appalachian Trail. But a severe car accident, a neck injury from a crossfit fall, and a hit on the head by an OC2 (outrigger canoe) forced me to rethink the way I go about moving and living. (How many whacks to the head does it take to realize something’s got to change?!)

After the injuries, my body began to change. Or maybe changes already in progress began to worsen. My digestion weakened, my joints ached even more, and I had a nagging, intermittent pain in my lower abdomen. What was happening in my body occurred simultaneously with what was happening with my spirit- that pull to start a new career path. Since that time, I’ve studied with numerous teachers on topics including martial arts, functional movement, energy medicine, shamanic healing, human physiology, philosophy, and spirituality. I didn’t realize it at first, but I was on my path to wholeness and understanding of myself more than I was on a new career path. I experienced the pain and freedom of realizing that a trauma when I was 18 years old unknowingly effected decisions I was making in my 30s and 40s. I experienced the joy of remembering what I love and bringing more of that in to my life. Opening doors to opportunities around you is fantastic but opening doors to yourself is where the magic happens!

The road to recovery and a healthy body requires motivation and includes a healthy mind. One cannot have a healthy body without a healthy mind and a healthy spirit. On my journey I recognized that my physical pains and disconnect had roots in not only my physical body, but also my mental, emotional, and spiritual body. Working with Reiki, Shamanic practices, and Tai Chi/Qigong were every bit as helpful to my progress as changes to my diet and exercise routines.

Through my teachings at the CHEK Institute and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®, my study and practice of Reiki, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Shamanic healing, plus much introspection, I make continuous progress in attaining my optimal health. Life gets better everyday. You too, have the power to attain your optimal health and happiness. I can guide you on your journey.

Suzanne has a B.A. in mathematics, worked as an enzymologist for 20 years, is a Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC 2), Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner (FDN-P), Tai Chi & Qigong teacher, Reiki Okuden, Shamanic Practitioner, and author of The Optimal Health Cookbook: Your Guide to Real Food Made Easy (available on Amazon).


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Suzanne Sweeney Answers
Hi, A good place to start is with a functional medicine doctor, naturopath, and/or a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner (FDN-P). I am the latter and can help identify the cause your daughter's sensitivity by asking questions and running lab tests as chemical sensitivity can have various causes. Changes to diet and lifestyle often offer a degree of relief as will a protocol based on the underlying cause determined by testing. I'm happy to help or you can look for a practitioner in your area.
Suzanne Sweeney Answers
Hi Sonya, Qigong is the foundation of martial arts, including Tai Chi. Qigong is a holistic system of self-healing exercise that includes movement (postures, stretches, flows), acupressure, breathing techniques, meditation, and the power of the mind. Through these methods, qi (energy) is accumulated, moved, and stored in the body. Qigong is easy to practice and requires no memorization of a form. Tai Chi (Taiji) took the principles of qigong and added a martial (fighting) aspect. It is a martial art that's known not only for its fighting aspect but for its many health benefits such as improved balance, coordination, mind-body connection, flexibility, strength, and more. It is a complete system of exercise in which mental focus, breathing, and movements are connected into a flowing form. Because there is a form to memorize, some consider Tai Chi more difficult to learn and more of a time commitment. Both Tai Chi and Qigong have tremendous, and similar, health benefits, not the least of which are more energy and ease of movement. ~Suzanne

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5.0 of 5 (2)
Suzanne is my go-to for anything health-related. I've struggled with stomach/digestive issues for a lot of my life, and Suzanne has offered multiple solutions to get me feeling healthy again. After a reiki session with Suzanne, the nausea and stagnant feeling in my belly were gone. It felt like she reactivated my system and got everything flowing again. Suzanne also taught me about elimination diets, which helped me to pin-point specific foods that don't agree with me. Her cookbook, "The Optimal Health Cookbook: Your Guide to Real Food Made Easy," provides a lot of valuable information on various types of foods and how they can affect the body (in addition to delicious recipes that have become staples in my household). Most importantly, I feel that Suzanne understands that everyone's body is different, and she offers customized solutions based on your individual needs.
Suzanne is an excellent intuitive healer. With the help of her holistic lifestyle coaching, I've managed to improve my health and well-being. The Reiki sessions have done wonders for my low back pain. She showed me a path toward clean eating by following an elimination diet. Her cookbook, The Optimal Health Cookbook (http://energizebodyandmind.com/book/), is a fantastic resource with delicious recipes. I highly recommend her for energy work, functional movement and diet coaching.





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