Free Fibro Focus Presentation with Dr Shiel & Me!

I’m getting excited.  Doing a powerpoint presentation along with a mini-experiential Therapeutic Creative Expression workshop this Saturday for Fibro Focus!  This is  a great opportunity so I’m posting on this blog too that is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrradually being phased out.
Here’s the info in my longest post ever!  So I am giving you a visual of what to “possibly” expect.
The National Fibromyalgia Association invites you to attend “Fibro Focus,” a FREE meeting where you can learn more about the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia, its diagnosis and how you can live with and manage the condition. If you have been suffering from unexplained chronic, widespread pain for 3 months or more, speak to your health care provider and consider joining us to learn more.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
3:00 PM
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Space is limited. Please RSVP for reception to
In the Face of Pain
Join us at Fibro Focus for a special EXPERIENTIAL mini-workshop to experience first hand how to safely give expression to your own FACE of Pain using the healing power of Therapeutic Creative Expression*
This workshop will teach you an easy way to release feelings and express thoughts quickly, easily and therapeutically. It’s not about ‘art”, being talented, creative or having any artistic experience.  It is about safely giving voice to your pain.
Judith will also show a Powerpoint presentation of , INCLUDING  some of Lynne Mattallana’s watercolors! her own journal pictures and those of others with fibromyalgia who have expressed themselves through creative expression.
You will learn how to:
  • Create a vision to make visible your invisible symptoms.
  • Express the inexpressible experience of living with a life altering medical condition.
This is for the NON-artist – NO talent or experience needed!
  • See how others have used this powerful (and often fun!) way to help their healing.
Featured speaker,

Dr. Shiel
Dr. William Shiel M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Rheumatologist
Mission Internal Medical Group
Discussion topics include:
  • Information about fibromyalgia, including symptoms, the
  • importance of diagnosis and a prescription treatment option
  • Tips to help people with fibromyalgia take steps to control
  • their condition
*Interactive Q&A with meeting participants
Click here to learn more, or RSVP for Fibro Focus to
NFA president Lynne Matallana cordially invites you to a reception
immediately following the FibroFocus seminar. Ms. Matallana will be
making an announcement about the creation of an exciting joint venture
involving the NFA.
Space is limited. Please RSVP for reception to
About Judith Westerfield, M.A., MFT, CCH,GIT:
Judy has been a psychotherapist, certified clinical hypnosis & guided imagery therapist since 1986.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1996 she shares her personal and professional experiences to help others with fibromyalgia lead a productive and loving life.

Besides Max, her dog, Judy is passionate about the use of Therapeutic Creative Expression to give voice to the inexpressible and invisible pain that comes with having a life altering medical condition.
In 2005 and 2006 she was honored to be selected by The National Fibromyalgia Association as a “Leader Against Pain”.
As a senior faculty member with the Academy for Guided Imagery since 1989, Judy has had the privilege of training hundreds of health care professionals how to use Interactive Guided Imagery(sm)for mind-body health and healing
To learn more visit her blog: where she shares how to do Therapeutic Creative Expression, her personal journal pages, other people’s work and journey with fibromyalgia.

NOT Dr Shiel or Lynne . . . .?
About Dr. William Shiel:
Dr. Shiel is in active practice in the field of rheumatology in south Orange County, California. He is currently an active Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, Irvine. He has served as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. He was selected as one of the most respected doctors in Orange County California in a poll of more than 5,000 physicians in the county performed by the Washington D.C. based Center for the Study of Services as published in Orange Coast magazine in January 2000.
Dr. Shiel has authored and served as a reviewer for numerous articles on subjects related to arthritis for prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He has co-edited a medical textbook. He is Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Webster’s New World™ Medical Dictionary, Year 2000 First Edition and Year 2003 Second Edition. He has lectured in person and appeared on television and radio programs both for physicians and the community.

NOT Dr Shiel, Maybe a patient?

NOT Dr. Shiel
He was a medical commentator for the national news broadcast of medical issues related to the death of Pope John Paul II, Fox News NYC, April, 2005. He has authored numerous expert medical-legal reviews. He is a contributor for questions for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He is a regular reviewer of board questions on behalf of the American Board of Rheumatology Subspecialty. He served on the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, and is currently on the Medical Advisory Board of Lupus International. Dr. Shiel is proud to have served as Chief Editor for since he co-founded it in 1996.
The “Fibro Focus” educational support group meeting is sponsored by Pfizer Inc
Pfizer sponsored educational programs for consumers are conducted in accordance with the same high ethical standards that we apply to our programs for health care professionals. Pfizer cannot provide diagnosis, treatment or other medical advice to you. If you have any medical questions regarding your own health, diagnosis or treatment, please
consult your health care provider.
Saturday, October 23, 2010

NOT the Norman P. Murray Center

3:00 PM
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92691
Judith Westerfield, the Blog)

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