Welcome to Living Tree Wellness
At Living Tree Wellness we embrace an "inside out approach" to health. We believe that our minds & bodies are designed to heal and that it is NEVER TOO LATE to get healthier. Our wellness philosophy is that "healthy roots produce healthy fruit." Therefore, we target the root cause of emotional pain--unhealthy behaviors and/or mindsets--not just the symptoms. We also seek to strengthen our system so that we are less vulnerable to dis-ease in the future.
Get to the Root of Emotional Eating with The Hunger Within Workshop
The Hunger Within Workshop, previously conducted at the University of Michigan Michigan Medicine, is designed to unravel the repetitive "life script" which keeps a person stuck in old patterns of relating to food and body weight. The Hunger Within utilizes a unique blend of cognitive behavioral therapy and transactional analysis concepts enveloped in an experientially designed treatment modality. This approach encourages behavioral change by probing and tapping those intellectual and psychological defenses that fuel and drive disordered eating patterns.
Get to the Root of Issues with this Body-Based Energetic Technique
Emotional baggage is very real, and although invisible, it can easily disrupt your happiness, health, and success. It's like like lugging around a suitcase from every difficult event you've experienced; eventually the load gets too heavy not to notice. This "suitcase" is a Trapped Emotion; an emotional energy that was created during an emotional event, that got stuck in your body somewhere. Trapped Emotions can make life difficult causing emotional, mental, and/or physical discomfort, but you can get rid of that blockage with the Emotion Code and lighten your load for good!
Nourish with Nutrition
Whether you are a bariatric patient looking to improve your nutrition and protein, an athlete looking to perfect your performance, or someone simply wanting to increase your energy this section is for you. Learn a simple way to benefit from real, whole food nutrition made easy!
Flourish with Wellness Services
Self-care is not selfish. Read that again. Paradoxically, to love others well, we need to take time to love & receive love ourselves. Be your best self, your true self, and learn about the wellness opportunities at Living Tree above.
Schedule with Shannon
Shannon Hamlin, LMSW, CECP, ADS, RYT is a holistic psychotherapist and the founder of Living Tree Wellness LLC. She completed her Masters in Social Work education and training from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and also has a B.A. in Psychology.
Shannon worked at Michigan Medicine for 14 years, most recently in the Department of Psychiatry Neuropsychology. She managed and facilitated The Hunger Within Workshops providing individual and group therapy to adults with disordered eating, specifically addressing the psychological forces that drive compulsive, emotional and binge eating disorders. She also has over a decade of experience implementing substance abuse prevention programming, mental health coping and resiliency, and stress management skills for adolescents.
Shannon has a passion for integrated health and body-based approaches to healing. In addition to being a Licensed Master Social Worker, Shannon is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). She is trained in a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Transactional Analysis, Emotional Freedom Technique, Auricular Acupuncture and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Living Tree Wellness is “faith-based” but not “in your face.” Meaning, while rooted in Judeo-Christian principles, you need not be any specific religion to receive or benefit from our holistic services. All are welcome!