Speaker Event May 22 Altamonte Springs, FL

We had a great event in Altamonte Springs. Here a few pics from that day. Deinya came along to support Dr. Pautz and gave a little testimonial about what it means for her to be a patient at Persephone.
Hello Everyone,
Abilitiesworkshop.com was so kind to announce our event in Altamonte Springs Florida, in their newsletter. Please click the link below.
Please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested in joining us at this event. For more information, please call 904.246.3583.
Our Event with Debra Grindstaff, LCSW, in Altamonte Springs is approaching fast. I am sharing a Reel that they posted on their Facebook site. For more information, please call us at 904.246.3583, or
We look forward to seeing you there!

This is a little YouTube video explaining a little history to the above event.


Looking for a Massage Therapist


We are looking for a massage therapist with a minimum of 2 years experience one afternoon a week on an as needed basis. Must be a good match both ways. References and other required.

Please email us to PHACCraigslist@gmail.com

Procedural Updates to Pandemic

To our Readers and Patients,
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to share some things and updates:
We are and have been open for business, for established and also new patients.
1. I am offering individual self-care sessions over the phone or in person to our established patients and their families relevant to the current pandemic. As we generally believe in Integrative Medicine circles, the better our own health situation and the better our own immune system functions, the better the chance for us to fight the virus, SARS-CoV2. We have worked for months getting homeopathic and integrative tools together to support our patients and also their families to heighten their general immunity and resistance. There is NO proven treatment for the current Covid-19 illness.
Please call us at 904.246.3583 to schedule either a phone consultation or an in person appointment, depending on what we decide together, makes the most sense. 
We are not a COVID-19 treatment center. Therefore, anyone ill with symptoms please call for a phone consultation but we will be unable to see you in person. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, headache, intense body ache, skin rash, changes in taste or smell, or are generally not well, please bring this to our attention. We ask that you do not come in for a physical appointment. We can decide on what would be the best avenue by telephone consult.
2. I am announcing a tentative Open House for this month for Thursday, May 21st between the hours of 5:30 pm and 8 pm. It will be, however, in a different format to accommodate our new reality in the current pandemic.

Each party will be asked to register for a 20 minute slot on the hour or half hour.
Details will be explained when you reserve your slot by calling. The goal is to have one party at a time only in the facility that will be well aerated and not to have guests overlap. You are welcome to have your family or partner join you for this meeting, with whom you may or may not practice social distancing because you live in the same household.
In order to allow for social distancing, we kindly ask that you wait in your car until your time slot begins. I or one of my helpers will come greet you at your car when it is your turn.  For example:  if your time slot is 5:30 pm, I will greet you at about this time, guide you into our office, answer any questions you may have about our services for a 15-20 minute period of what you may want to see and then walk you back to your car around 5:50 or so, then pick up the next party at the next half hour slot.
We also ask you to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your visit.  
3. To our existing patients and families: We do offer the above mentioned self-care consultations by phone or in person depending on the biggest need of the hour. In an attempt to contain and structure spaces, this is the procedure we have at this time: you will be seated immediately in the patient room rather than sitting in the waiting room. You will fill out your forms in the room you will be seen in, or I will receive any lab or other results that I need to make a copy of for your chart. Also, I will check you out at the end in that same room to contain exposure which increases safety for all of us. 
You are expected to bring your own face mask or cloth cover if you are seen in person. You are expected to wear it entering the building and while moving inside the building, including when you use the bathroom. An exception might be someone, for instance, with advanced pulmonary disease who wearing a mask might put him or her into distress. Same with children under two years of age. However, if you forget a mask or face cover, we have a couple of scarves or handmade cloth masks that you may use while you’re here that have been washed and are in a clean zip locked bag. We will wash them after you leave.
We have hand sanitizers following the standards of the WHO of over 65% alcohol. One hand sanitizer is as you enter or leave the main building to your left as you walk in in a glass bowl on the little wooden stand. Many carry their own sanitizer and of course you use it as you see fit. There is also a sanitizer in the office on the table where you will be seen.
When you call to schedule an appointment, we will decide together which way would be serving the greatest need at that time and whether a phone consultation versus an in person visit is best. It is very important that we all feel comfortable and safe in whatever arrangement we decide upon.
4. These are the circumstances that we have created at Persephone at this point in time. Some are in flux as we get situated to this new reality. Wherever possible we have open windows in our office space and have a nice draft inside the building and in or between rooms. Thanks to the fact that we have many beautiful sliding windows and two skylights we can open, we have been able to facilitate air movement throughout the facility during our open hours and also in between appointments. We also have ozonators that we use pre, during, and post appointments that help cleanse the air and facility. It is very difficult for the virus to be transmitted when the air is flowing versus stagnant.
Like all businesses, a lot of extra time is allotted for extra cleaning and sanitizing. With the open space and windows and ozonation, we feel we have a very unique situation.
We look forward to working with you and supporting you and have appreciated calls from some of you checking on us how we are doing too.
Again, we hope you are all well through these trying times. Remember: hand washing and social distancing slows the spread and flattens the curve and protects vulnerable individuals. We are all in this together. Working on your health and having it shine will strengthen not just you but also your community. No other time has mirrored so clearly that it is not only a luxury to work on your own health but an obligation not just for you, but for your family, friends and your community.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dr. Pautz, MD

Persephone Healing Arts center helps with:

  • Arthritis & Asthma
  • Supportive Cancer treatment, supporting your immunity with natural things in addition to the conventional treatment you might undergo
  • Natural Pain Management through different tools, including but not limited to some hands on techniques
  • Diabetes & Digestive Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis & Crohns Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder & Autism
  • Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Weight issues through life style changes and herbal & supplement support

Testimonial, Susanna B

“Several years ago I went to an open house that was being held by Dr. Pautz. I found Dr. Pautz and her staff to be very warm and welcoming.  Everyone was very professional and the center was filled with positive energy and sense of calm. 

A year and a half ago I found myself suffering from gastric distress as well as anxiety. I was concerned about going to a physician that would simply try and prescribe drugs for my anxiety. I remembered the feelings I had about Persephone Healing Arts Center and decided to give Dr. Pautz a call. I was able to schedule an appointment within a couple of days. Before examining me she really wanted to hear my story about how I was feeling and what I thought was going on. She agreed with my thoughts that my anxiety was most likely the cause of my other issues and she respected my needs to deal with the situation without using traditional medications. We talked at length about using alternative treatments and also about supporting the treatments with food, environmental and spiritual changes. She also sent me for medical work up to make sure that there was nothing else more serious going on.

By the time I returned for a follow-up visit three weeks later, I was already feeling much better. Over the next several months we continued to meet and refine the treatments that Dr. Pautz was suggesting. It is now been about a year and a half since my journey with Dr. Pautz began and I am grateful every day for having found her and her clinic. I no longer suffer from the fear and anxiety that was causing me to be anxious, depressed and in general living a life that was unrewarding and lacking joy.  I feel like an entirely new person and I look at the world in a different way, feeling like I have gained much wisdom from my journey. There is joy and a sense of looking forward to the future that was lacking before, as well as much more satisfaction from my personal relationships. I was also able to make the progress without using anti-anxiety medications. Although I know if I had the need to use them for a while I would have had that option. I was just lucky that I did not need that level of support. I continue to make periodic visits to the center to reinforce the progress that I have made and to continue to make more progress. It is such a happy, positive, warm environment. Which I feel has been very important to me in this hectic chaotic world that we live in today.

I believe that disease is a manifestation of the many stressors in life and the way we deal with them.  As a result treatment should involve more than today’s traditional medical model.  I would highly recommend Dr. Pautz to anyone looking for a holistic physician.

Thank You Dr.  Pautz for being my physician and now my friend!”

Susanna B

Consulting Work In New Mexico

I will be in New Mexico October 12 through October 30th or 31, 2023. If you would like to schedule an appointment or find out more about our services, please give us a call at 904.246.3583 or email us to HolisticMD.NM@gmail.com

I will be in New Mexico Wednesday, November 30, through Wednesday, December 7, in particular I will be in the Dixon area. Medical appointments can be scheduled through my Florida office at 904.246.3583.
On Friday, December 8, I have the opportunity to see patients out of my colleagues office in Albuquerque. 

My email address for anything New Mexico related is:


I look forward to seeing you then!!!

Welcoming New Patients in New Mexico

Dr. A. Schaeffer-Pautz, MD

is offering care in New Mexico on a consulting basis only. Everyone is asked to continue their established relationships with a primary care or other physician and anyone with serious medical issues is asked to continue their medical care with a physician that lives and practices in New Mexico so that any urgent medical care may be dealt with appropriately. Dr. Pautz will be available for additional medical care related to integrative and anthroposophic medicine, life coaching, counseling, homeopathy, and preventative care only.

With her unique background being from Germany and having been raised within a Waldorf School, Dr. Pautz practices a unique blend of different modalities.

Dr. Pautz will be offering services fee for service only and is unable to accept insurance. If you are interested in booking an appointment when she is available to see patients in New Mexico, or have further questions, and for fees, please call (904) 246-3583.

We look forward to working with you.


OLD POSTS from the past:

———————————————————–The next Meet & Greet is tentatively planned for Friday, September 20, 2019, 5-8 pm

at the Sol Foods Store in Arroyo Seco.





1. Meet & Greets October 2016:

Open House Meet & Greet – October 15, 2016

Collins Lake Ranch is hosting an open house for families and children in the community who have, or are sharing their lives with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Featuring a meet and greet opportunity with special guest A. Schaeffer-Pautz, MD,Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), Specializing in working with people on the autism spectrum.

This is a great opportunity to tour the Ranch and get to know your neighbors. We will provide organic and gluten-free snacks, and optional activities for kids of all ages.

Please join us on Saturday, October 15, noon till 3 pm.Dr. Pautz Collins Lake Ranch Open House Meet & Greet October 2016

Monday, October 17, 6-8 pm, 2016, Carnelian Center, Dixon, New Mexico

Learn what our services are all about. Ms. LisaAnn Edenfiled will be moderating the event.

Here is a link to the event in the Taos News.


Wednesday, October 19, 6-7 pm, SolFood market Arreyo Seco, New Mexico

Arreyo Seco

Learn what Dr. Pautz’s services are all about.






Here is a link to the local news, announcing this event.

Here is a link announcing this in the Taos News.

Other Programs in New Mexico

We have hold a couple of seminars in the area, one topic was: taking care of yourself as the care giver, another topic was: inspiring temporary biographies: example: Temple Grandin. How one individual can change and influence so many different lives.


Also: We, Dr. Pautz and Lisa Edenfield, will hold another seminar at the Kachina Lodge in Taos, NM, Wednesday, October 28, from 5-8 pm. There is a fee of $25 per attending adult. For more information, please contact Dr. Pautz at (904) 246-3583, or contact Lisa Edenfield at LisaEdenfield@gmail.com, or 575-779-0417. Here is a link to the program.

Dr. Pautz will also hold the Coffee talk at the Taos Waldorf School Tuesday, October 27, 9:30 till 8:30 pm. For more information, please contact us at 904.246.3583, or contact the Taos Waldorf School directly.

At the Wilderness Conference in Santa Fe, May 2015

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Massage Services

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We are adding Swedish, Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage Massage as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy, a massage technique that uses Stretching and Shaking (it is awesome!). The Structural Foot Massage is wonderful. It uses a rhythmic technique working the whole foot through.

Please call our office (904) 246-3583 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are offered in 30 min, 60 min, and 85 min lengths. Our therapist feels that the 85 min slots allow for more thorough and deeper work.

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Cranial-Sacral Balancing


A form of bodywork that allows the practitioner to tune into the rhythm of your cerebrospinal fluid to create balance. This modality creates space between the joints in your cranium and spine to release tension. Great for TMJD, neck/back tension and headache/migraine relief. You will remain lying face up with clothing on.


Stretching and Shaking for loosening up your body


A form of bodywork that helps to restore alignment to the body. VHMT uses light stretching, shaking, pushing and pulling movements in a rhythmic fashion to loosen up joints. Please wear comfortable clothing that is non-restrictive.


Heavenly Foot Massage


SFB works with the bones in the feet to create alignment. It breaks up congestion to allow more flow for circulation. Great for bunions, sore feet, and for feeling more grounded.

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