Placitas Healing Center on Homesteads
Road in Placitas
Placitas Healing Center offers opportunities for growth and transformation
The new year is an especially powerful time for growth because
we are backed by a strong cultural message urging resolutions and
new beginnings. The problem is that most people tackle long-standing
issues without support, leading to bursts of extraordinary energy
ending in extraordinary failure. We then decide change is impossible.
Shara Moscinska, MA, a licensed professional mental-health counselor
and founder of the Placitas Healing Center, explains: “Our
bad habits want to live. They are energetic grooves that over time
become deep and well worn, directing how we respond to life. Change
requires us to break ground and create new grooves that, especially
at first, require attention and care to maintain. Otherwise, it's
relapse, back to the path of least resistance. Counseling is an
effective way to reinforce emerging patterns of health until they
become the new norm.”
The new year brings many opportunities for exploration and support.
Shara specializes in holistic psychotherapy, as well as a series
of three two-hour sessions designed to facilitate trust in our innate
wisdom and life path. In addition, she is offering a women's process
group that begins late January, a mask-making weekend workshop in
February, and Wednesday-night guided meditations. Shara also works
with teens, whom she feels struggle in particular in the modern
world. “In their search for identity, teens are screaming
for rites of passage, ways to declare their existence and emergence
into adulthood. Culturally, we offer few options, so the search
goes unconscious, finding initiation through self-destructive behaviors.
I help teens become consciously aware of their hunger to experience
life and to create ways to channel this dynamic energy into meaningful
Shara works extensively with adults, couples, and adolescents
who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief, who
feel stuck and unfulfilled, or who are seeking spiritual development.
Her focus, in addition to symptom relief, is to provide a space
for clients to live out their fullness and potential. “We
often live in our comfort zone. To grow beyond our comfort zone
we need to experience vulnerability and anxiety (otherwise known
as excitement), and take risks. I help strengthen your inner voice
that says ‘yes, you can do this,’ and foster self-compassion
as you do the brave work of living large.”
Sessions are by appointment only. For more information, please
call Shara, at the Placitas Healing Center, 03 Homesteads Road,
Suite E, 385-1932, or schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation.
State Bar of NM announces payment of claims
In an effort to promote public confidence in the administration
of justice and the integrity of the legal profession, the New Mexico
Supreme Court in 2005 created the Client Protection Fund Commission.
The commission reimburses losses that were caused by a lawyer's
misappropriation of client funds or the dishonest conduct of a lawyer
admitted and licensed to practice law in New Mexico. The loss must
arise out of and by reason of a client-lawyer relationship or fiduciary
relationship between lawyer and claimant.
The commission met on October 6, 2006, and approved payment of
four claims totaling $10,298.25: $5,000 (maximum claim amount) was
paid against Gary Wayne Nelson, a disbarred New Mexico attorney;
$2,475 and $2,000 were paid against Erik Thompson, a suspended New
Mexico attorney; and $823.25 was paid against the Estate of James
Bartholomew. All four claims involved violations of Rules of Professional
Conduct Rule16-116(D) and 16-105 NMRA, pertaining to failure to
deposit client monies in attorney's trust account and failure to
provide legal services or refund unearned funds.
The public may contact the Client Protection Fund Commission to
file a claim by calling the fund administrator at the State Bar
of New Mexico, at (505) 797-6055 in Albuquerque, 1-800-876-6227
Rio Rancho-related news now on the radio
Starting in December, the City of Rio Rancho began providing city-related
news and traffic reports twice daily on the radio.
The Rio Rancho News and Traffic Report airs Mondays through Saturdays
between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on Joy AM 1550 Soft Favorites and
between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Real Oldies 1600 AM. Listeners
will be given the latest news and information pertaining to Rio
Rancho. Upcoming-event notices will be provided, along with the
latest traffic information.