Private consultations & services
Pennie Sempell offers research based and time honored mind-body therapies and self-care education for optimum wellness, reduced stress and restored energy, in conjunction with medical care provided by your health care provider.
To schedule an appointment or a free 15 minute consultation to see how her services may be of help in your situation, contact:
855-500-WELL or email: email@example.com
Since 1996, Pennie has worked in association with physicians, psychologists, physical therapists and complementary medicine providers at 2100 Webster Street, Suite 119, San Francisco, CA 94115. She provides out-patient, in-hospital, home visits and phone/Skype consultations.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I achieve optimum wellness?
“Wellness” and health have been defined as a complete state of physical, emotional, and social well-being. Health is much more than just the absence of disease. Research has made clear that stress is a major contributor or cause of the majority of conditions that bring a person to the doctor’s office. In addition to medical care, we can positively impact our health by reducing stress, and improving life skills and life style.
Everyone can learn how to experience a deeper state of relaxation and well-being and use his or her natural healing system to help manage life’s challenges.
What are “Life Skills” and when do we learn them?
Life skills competency is acquired through many learning experiences starting at an early age, and is an essential component of wellness.
“Life skills” refers to a broad spectrum of coping and self-management skills that support health. Examples of life skills include managing stress, coping, resilience and handling feelings; decision-making and critical thinking; and communication and interpersonal skills such as listening skills, empathy, conflict resolution, cooperation, responsibility, teamwork, and advocacy.
Our life style is directly impacted by our life skills. For example, a person who has poor listening skills is more likely to experience stress in personal relationships, may have more break-ups and loneliness. A person who lacks strong critical-thinking skills may make poor choices about jobs, and suffer loss of self-esteem as he drifts from job to job.
Can I help increase my energy?
In traditional culture “Qi” (or chi) is believed to be part of every living thing, often translated as “life force” or “vital energy.” Through a variety of self-help relaxation practices, mindful awareness and fitness exercises, science has demonstrated that both children and adults can learn how to reduce tension, improve focus, support immune function, and quality of life.
How serious is the health crisis in America?
Very serious. In today’s world, many adults try to manage multiple stresses that can lead to conditions such as addictions, allergies, asthma, depression, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia, and weight gain. The rates of disease in the U.S. have risen dramatically in recent years, according to large studies, such as the Milken Institute reports. Not counting acute diseases, more than half of all Americans currently suffer from one or more chronic disease, and its on the rise for adults and children. The human suffering is enormous, as is the economic toll on families and society-over $1.3 trillion annually.
Can we learn strategies to help improve our health and reduce symptoms even after disease or pain has set it?
Yes! Each of the seven most chronic diseases has been linked to behavioral and environmental risk factors that can be addressed by a deeper understanding of wellness and life skills.
Science continues to reveal a relationship between health and factors such as health literacy, stress, weight, fitness, nutrition, happiness, and community. Mind-body therapies and life skills training can lower the risk of disease, reduce symptoms, and help everyone achieve better health and happiness.
Pennie believes that we are never too young or too old to improve the quality of our life and well-being.
“Pennie has my highest recommendation. She’s an expert in wellness and has creative and effective approaches to challenges. She truly cares about her clients.”
Shannon K., San Francisco, CA
Our programs and website do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The contents of the Pennie Sempell & Company programs and website, such as text, images, graphics, spoken word, activities and other material are for educational and informational purposes only; and are not intended to be a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The self-help techniques offered in this program are based on time-honored traditions and research based approaches. They can supplement, but are not a substitute for, medical care provided by a medical doctor.