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"Get Some" program deals with meridian-tapping

The theme of this month’s “Get Some” segment is “Meridian tapping, a gentle approach to ease heartache in relationships.” The episode will feature Karen Kihurani, MA Counseling, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs at Penn State Berks, and founder of Gentle Transformation, an organization that promotes alternative and holistic health. The show will be taped live at Penn State Berks on Monday, March 26, 2012, from 6:00–6:45 pm. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.  

During Meridian tapping, the participant focuses on a specific issue while tapping on so-called "end points of the body's energy meridians." The procedure consists of the participant rating the emotional intensity of their reaction on a Likert scale, then repeating an orienting affirmation while rubbing or tapping specific points on the body. The emotional intensity is then rescored and repeated until no changes are noted in the emotional intensity.

"Get Some" is a show about health with a human sexuality emphasis. Alice Holland, Penn State Berks Nurse Practitioner Supervisor serves as host.  The show includes an interactive audience that features both college students and professionals as guests.

"The culmination of my past employment experiences at Blue Mountain Health System Family Planning Clinic, Lehighton Area School District, and Lehigh Valley Hospital, along with my present employment at Penn State, has prepared me with the assessment, interpersonal, and communication skills needed to host the show," explained Holland about her credentials.

In addition to her position as Health Services Supervisor at Penn State Berks, Holland also teaches courses in human sexuality, two of which have culminated with an experiential approach in Kenya.  She holds master’s degrees in both Nursing and Human Sexuality, and is presently a Human Sexuality Doctoral student, as well as a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), American College Health Association (ACHA), and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

“Get Some” is filmed the last Monday of each month. Recent episodes can be viewed at www.youtube.com/psugetsome. For more information, contact Alice Holland at arh16@psu.edu.

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