Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop, Lakewood, NJ, Sept.18-Oct. 23, 2017


My family has been blessed with two long-term breast cancer survivors, my mother and my older sister. Walking this journey with them taught me a great deal about courage, patience, faith, trust, and healing. My sister and I were pleased to meet Dr. Bernie Siegel, surgeon oncologist from New Haven, Connecticut, at a workshop. His insightful words remain with me to this day: “Cancer is a word not a sentence…..People are like tea bags. We don’t know how strong we are until we are in hot water.”

As part of my decision to pay it forward, I am grateful to be co-leading the FREE 6-week CANCER: THRIVING AND SURVIVING WORKSHOP, presented through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed and researched at Stanford University.  It is sponsored by the Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance and is being held at the Cancer Support Community, 199 Prospect Street, Lakewood, NJ, on Mondays, September 18 through October 23, 2017, from 9:30 am – 12 noon. Registration is required (see below). This center is located at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

During this workshop you will learn how you can take a step forward to becoming a positive self-manager of your health. Topics will include:

  • developing techniques for dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, sleep, and living with uncertainty
  • learning appropriate exercise, regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance
  • making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • nutrition, setting priorities, and relationships

Participants will receive a FREE companion 225 page workbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and a FREE CD, Mind-Body Meditations

For additional information and TO REGISTER CALL:  732-923-6090

Thank you for passing this information along to anyone you know who might benefit.






Upcoming 2017 Abilities Expos



You won’t want to miss the upcoming FREE Abilities Expo experiences being held in Boston, Massachusetts (September 8-10), San Mateo, California (October 27-29), and the DC Metro Area (December 1-3). Attend informative workshops, discover resources for travel, home, accessibility, emergency preparedness, money skills, chronic pain, emerging therapies, bionics, latest products, dance and adaptive sports events, service animals, daily living aides, and more.

Soul Lightening Acupressure colleagues and I are excited to be providing FREE 15 minute Seva Acupressure for Stress Release sessions at our Expo booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at these Expos. A list of local practitioners and teachers will be provided for participants who want to follow-up with their Seva experiences at the Expos. You can also learn how to use the Seva Acupressure for Stress Release program on Sundays at Expo Caregiver Days, where I will be teaching this program from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm in the Workshop Area. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sponsor of the Caregiver Days, will provide FREE Seva CDs to all workshop participants, so they can continue practicing the Seva Acupressure program at home after the workshop.

Abilities Expo Hours: Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 11 am – 5 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.

Check the Expo website for additional information and to register online: 

Stop by, say hello, be inspired by the Expo, and experience a simple, cost-effective acupressure program that will reduce stress and boost your resilience.  Here’s to your health!


Fall, 2017 Acupressure Workshops



My fondest memories studying Process Acupressure with Aminah Raheem, PhD in Borrego Springs, California are of times spent there with her and my Soul Lightening International family. Located in the Anza Borrego desert state park, this pristine location brought peace and insights while in the natural world hiking, meditating, going on vision quests, and walking the labyrinth pictured above. Being in nature strengthened connection with my human nature, and daily sessions in workshops deepened and grounded new learning and insights about my soul journey. I’m honored to continue the work of Soul Lightening International bringing workshops to New Jersey.

Here’s my Fall, 2017 scheduled workshops. Be sure to register early and take advantage of discounts and savings plans.

Continuing education for PA 1A (24 hours) and Seva Acupressure (3 hours Part 1; 3 hours Part 2) for nurses (AHNA), massage therapists (NCBTMB), Asian Body Workers (NCCAOM).

Process Acupressure 1A: Gateway to Soul, October 5-8, 2017, Manchester, NJ                                                                  (also Naples, Florida, November 16-19, 2017)

Process Acupressure (PA) is a simple, yet profound holistic method that combines traditional acupressure (to a fully clothed body) with a process approach to consciousness. It facilitates healing and the natural growth process that arises from within the individual. Process skills are taught that facilitate clarity in mind, emotions, and spirit. Soul centered development is emphasized. Although acupressure is a lifelong study, this course will empower you to work effectively with energy flow in the body including meridians and chakras. PA can be used alone for self-care or given easily to another and can be combined with other bodywork modalities.

This is an entry level workshop for professional health-care providers. No pre-requisites but participants who do not have a hands-on modality background are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory level workshop offered by Soul Lightening International, such as the Seva Stress Release.

Registration: 978-456-0300 or email:

Full tuition: $795

Early Bird (30 days prior to workshop): $695

Super Saver (60 days prior to workshop): $595

Foundation Certification: PA 1A and CA 1 workshops. Value Plan: $100/month X 12 months


Seva Acupressure for Stress ReleasePart 1 (self-care) and Part 2 (Using Seva With Others)

Through demonstration and hands-on practice participants will learn a 15 acupoint protocol that addresses a wide range of needs from general relaxation and well being to extreme shock and stress. Participants will learn a method of touch unique to Soul Lightening Acupressure, how to use an Awareness Journal, and Chakra Tai Chi, a movement meditation practice. No pre-requisites.

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 – 3:30 PM, $99. Registration: 732-255-0404


Seva Acupressure for Stress Release and Acupressure for Anyone/Cold & Flu FormulasOcean County Vocational Technical School, See Dates/Locations Below, all classes meet 6:30 – 9:30 PM, $50 per class, Registration: 732-473-3100 X 1000

Seva Part 1: Toms River, NJ Wednesday 9/13;  Jackson, NJ Wednesday Oct 11;  Brick, NJ Wednesday 11/1

Seva Part 2: Toms River, NJ 9/27;  Jackson, NJ Wednesday 10/25;  Brick, NJ Thursday 11/2

Acupressure for Anyone — Cold & Flu Formulas: Toms River, NJ, Monday 11/27


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