2019 Acupressure Workshop Schedule

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2019 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE — SOUL LIGHTENING ACUPRESSURE

Process Acupressure 1A (PA1A): In this four-day workshop you will learn a holistic method that combines traditional acupressure with a process approach to consciousness. PA1A facilitates healing and the natural growth process that arises from within the individual. Process skills are taught that facilitate mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity. Soul-centered development is emphasized. This course will empower you to work effectively with energy flow in the body including meridians and chakras. PA1A can be used for self-care, with others, and can be combined with other bodywork modalities. PA1A can strengthen the energetic pathway of the spine and will complement acupuncture, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, rehab modalities, and more. In PA1A you will learn: a powerful acupressure method to balance body energy; how to combine bodywork with psychological and spiritual process skills; how to empower self and clients toward greater understanding and responsibility for health and growth; how to focus on health and development using the strength and wisdom of your own soul; Chakra Tai Chi a movement meditation. No pre-requisites. NOTE: PA 1A and Clinical Acupressure 1 are course requirements for Foundation certification.  Registration & Information: Ginarose88@comcast.net,  908-902-0770

Continuing Education:

Nurses: AHNA This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association’s Education Approver Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA to award 24 CNE contact hours through 01/11/2020 AHNA approval #1318.

Massage Therapists: NCBTMB — 24 CEUs  through 4/24/20

     January 24-27, 2019 — Manchester, NJ

     May 30 – June 2, 2019 — Manchester, NJ

     November 7-10, 2019 — Naples, Florida 

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Process Acupressure 1B (PA1B): This 4-day course progresses process and acupressure skills. Practice following and encouraging a person’s natural process to promote greater health and gain meaning and understanding from symptoms and life events. Refine skills using PA Basic Protocol and Chakra Tai Chi, deepen confidence in recognizing and following signals arising during sessions, and move deeper into  personal process. This course emphasizes soul work and includes a life review and soul purpose. Prerequisite: PA1A.  Registration & Information: Ginarose88@comcast.net,  908-902-0770

Continuing Education: Massage Therapists – NCBTMB: 24 contact hours

     October 17 – 20, 2019, Manchester, NJ

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Acupressure for Anyone Series:

Ocean County Vocational Technical School –Toms River, NJ.   

Registration: 732-473-3100, Ext 1000.  For Additional Information: Ginarose88@comcast.net, 908-902-0770

Continuing Education:

Nurses: (AHNA) Seva Parts 1 and 2 continuing nursing education activities were approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Seva Part 1:  Approved to award 3 CNE contact hours through 01/11/2020 AHNA approval #1310.  Seva Part 2:  Approved to award 3 CNE contact hours through 01/11/2020 AHNA approval #1311

Massage Therapists:  (NCBTMB) — 3 CEUs EACH workshop approved through 4/24/20  (15 CEUs for series)

Seva Acupressure for Self-Care (Part 1)  — Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

This 3 hour workshop teaches how to use the Seva Stress Release program for self-care, addressing needs from general relaxation and well-being to shock and stress. Seva, in Sanskrit, means selfless, compassionate service. Seva Acupressure is simple to learn, easy to perform, and profoundly supportive for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Participants will: experience the healing and transformative power of acupressure; learn to use an Awareness Journal; learn a unique method of touch through demonstration and hands-on practice; and learn Chakra Tai Chi, a movement meditation practice. No prior bodywork experience needed. Seva Part One is a pre-requisite for Seva Part Two.  Fee: $45

Using Seva Acupressure With Others (Part 2) — Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

This 3 hour workshop is Part 2 of our introductory training and builds upon skills learned in Part 1. The Seva Stress Release will be  practiced with others seated in chairs and lying on massage tables. After taking Parts 1 and 2 participants will have information and skills to practice on themselves and to use Seva for Stress Release with others. Fee: $45 

Great Central Channel — Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Seva Parts 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for this workshop. Students will learn to read and use the Great Central Channel Alignment Formula, and will give and receive a full acupressure session. They will also practice Chakra Tai Chi movement meditation to help reduce stress, pain and anxiety, and boost resilience. This acupressure formula will enhance the ability to center, revitalize, and deepen connection with ourselves. Participants will gain greater understanding about Chinese Medicine, two meridians (Governing and Conception Vessels), the chakra system, and balancing yin and yang. Fee: $45

Harmony and Balance, Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Seva Parts 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for this workshop. The most fundamental principles of Chinese Medicine are based on establishing and maintaining balance and harmony throughout our whole being — body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This enables us to live life to the fullest in a healthy, vibrant manner. The acupressure formulas learned in this workshop will enhance a sense of well-being and strengthen the ability to manage challenges that arise in daily living. You will practice locating acupressure points and reading formulas and give and receive a full acupressure session. Fee: $45

Head and Neck Formulas — Monday, May 13, 2019

Seva Parts 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for this workshop. In our culture a high priority is placed on being able to think and respond quickly and clearly — not just intellectually, but physically, emotionally and spiritually as well. The free flow of energy in the head and neck is crucial for obtaining and maintaining clarity. In this workshop three acupressure formulas are introduced that will help open the pathways of communication between the head and the rest of the body. Participants will learn the Basic Neck Release, the Head Formula, and the Special Headache Release. Participants will give and receive a full acupressure session.  Fee: $45

 

 

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Holiday Greetings for New Beginnings in 2019

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            One of the prose poems that continues to bring significant insights and wisdom to me is Desiderata, which in Latin means desired things. Published in 1927 by American writer Max Ehrmann, the poem was largely unknown in his lifetime. Ehrmann was an attorney turned philosopher and poet who wrestled with making a living and following what he considered his calling — poetry, literature, and thought. Since his passing in 1945, Desiderata has been mentioned and quoted by many individuals including Adlai Stevenson, Leonard Nimoy, Joan Crawford, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and Morgan Freeman to mention a few. I bring it to you at this time with much gratitude for its continued teachings for me and understanding that as of a 1976 court decision it is now in the public domain. May it bring you new awareness and insights as we approach the beginning of 2019.

Desiderata”

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata,” Copyright 1927. Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/70274/in-search-of-desiderata.

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Acupressure for Anyone Fall 2018 workshops

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Looking forward to bringing Acupressure for Anyone workshops to Ocean County, New Jersey this fall! Come learn simple self-care practices that will support your health and sense of well-being as you move through seasonal and life changes, and learn acupressure principles and programs you can use with friends, family, and clients. These programs have been developed to reduce stress, strengthen resilience, and enhance your ability to bounce back. The Seva Acupressure for Self-Care and the Seva Acupressure With Others programs have been successfully used at Towson State University with college students, Walter Reed Medical Center with military personnel, and for pain management with the first full facial transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center (see www.soullightening.com Outreach & Research). I love the work of Soul Lightening Acupressure and the four basic principles of this work:

1. Energy flow in the body promotes wellness and opens new awareness.

2. Touch and the flow of love from the heart are healing and strengthening.

3. Every person carries their own healing and wisdom within.

4. The purpose of Soul Lightening Acupressure is to empower that inherent wisdom.

Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule:

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ – Saturday, October 4, 2018, Seva Acupressure for Self-Care and Seva Acupressure With Others, 9:00 – 3:30 pm, $99. To register call 732-255-0409. Continuing education see below.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ – to register call 732-473-3100, X 1000. Continuing education see below.

Acupressure for Anyone – Seva Acupressure for Self-Care, Part 1, Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $45

Acupressure for Anyone – Seva Acupressure With Others, Part 2, Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $45

Acupressure for Anyone – Great Central Channel, Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $45 (Seva Parts 1 & 2 are a pre-requisite)

Acupressure for Anyone – Harmony & Balance, Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $45 (Seva Parts 1 & 2 are a pre-requisite)

Continuing Education: 6 contact hours through American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and  National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). 

Additional informationRegina Rosenthal, PT, MA, RYT-200, www.reginarosenthal.com, Email: Ginarose88@comcast.net

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2018 Spring Workshops and Events

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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

[Albert Camus]

As we experience the blizzard of 2018 in New Jersey I find myself feeling blessed that I can remain safe, warm, and dry indoors. I love the stillness after a snow storm, how the world becomes quiet and I can appreciate the beauty of the natural world. The birds are scampering around the bird feeder looking for food and pecking for seeds thrown onto the snow when the bird feeder was unreachable amidst snow drifts in our back yard. I’ve also had precious down time to meditate, practice yoga and Qigong, journal, and make a pot of warming, hearty chicken vegetable soup. All these self-care practices bring gifts that boost my resilience and sense of wellbeing.

I’ve often said that I teach what I need to learn. I will again teach acupressure workshops this spring and fall, a reminder to me of the importance of self-care, renewal, and the transformative benefits of acupressure as a healing modality.

“What’s in Your Toolkit” will be presented monthly for the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Southern Campus in Lakewood, NJ. Check out their monthly classes for a host of FREE support groups and programs in Lakewood and Long Branch, NJ, 732-923-6090.

Here is the current schedule. Recheck this blog for additional workshops and events that are scheduled.

 

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE, Toms River, NJ:  Using Seva Acupressure for Self-Care and With Others. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 am – 3:30 pm, $99. Registration: 732-255-0404.  

Continuing Education: 6 hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB).  Check with www.soullightening.com (Registrar: 978-456-0300) regarding updates on continuing education for nurses (AHNA), acupuncturists and Asian body work therapists (NCCAOM). 

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OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL:    Registration — 732-473-3100, Ext 1000

1. Acupressure for Anyone: Seva Acupressure for Self-Care (Part 1): $45  

Toms River, Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 – 9:30 pm;   Jackson, Monday April 9, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Brick, Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

 

2. Acupressure for Anyone: Using Seva Acupressure With Others (Part 2): $45 (Note: Seva Part 1 a pre-requisite)

Toms River, Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Jackson, Monday, April 16, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Brick, Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 – 9:30 pm 

 

3. Acupressure for Anyone: The Great Central Channel: $45 (Note: Seva Parts 1 & 2 are a pre-requisite)

Toms River, Wednesday May 2, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

 

4. Acupressure for Anyone: Harmony and Balance: $45 (Note: Seva Parts 1 & 2 are a pre-requisite)

Toms River, Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Continuing Education: 6 hours massage therapists (NCBTMB) NOTE: check with www.soullightening.com (Registrar: 978-456-0300) regarding updates on continuing education for nurses (AHNA), acupuncturists and Asian body work therapists (NCCAOM). 

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PROCESS ACUPRESSURE 1A: GATEWAY TO SOUL:  Manchester, NJ, Thursday – Sunday, April 19-22, 2018, 9 am – 5:00 pm.

Registration and Pricing: Soul Lightening International, www.soullightening.com, Registrar: 978-456-0300, Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 2 pm

Continuing Education24 CEUs massage therapists (NCBTMB). Check with Registrar regarding updates on continuing education for nurses (AHNA), acupuncturists and Asian body work therapists (NCCAOM).

 

PROCESS ACUPRESSURE 1B: PROGRESSING PROCESS

Naples, Florida, Thursday – Sunday, June 21-24, 2018, 9 am – 5:00 pm

Manchester, NJ, Thursday – Sunday, October 11-14, 2018, 9 am – 5:00 pm.

Registration and Pricing: Soul Lightening International, www.soullightening.com, Registrar: 978-456-0300, Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 2 pm. 

Continuing education: 24 CEUs massage therapists (NCBTMB) Check with Registrar regarding updates on continuing education for nurses (AHNA), acupuncturists and Asian body work therapists (NCCAOM).

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CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Lakewood, NJ

What’s In Your Toolkit: FREE   Mondays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Jan 29, Feb 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25.  Registration: 732-923-6090 

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NEW JERSEY ABILITIES EXPO, Edison, NJ, Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, 2018. FREE. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Soul Lightening International, Seva Acupressure for Stress Release Booth/Information and Free Seva Sessions

BOSTON ABILITIES EXPO, Boston, Mass, Friday – Sunday, September 21 – 23, 2018. FREE. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Soul Lightening International, Seva Acupressure for Stress Release Booth/Information and Free Seva Sessions

DC METRO ABILITIES EXPO, Chantilly, Virginia, Friday – Sunday, November 30 – December 2, 2018. FREE. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Soul Lightening International, Seva Acupressure for Stress Release Booth/Information and Free Seva Sessions 

 

 

 

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NJ Acupressure for Anyone Workshops: Seva Acupressure for Self-Care, Using Seva With Others, Cold and Flu Formulas

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I can’t believe 2017 is coming to an end and I will be teaching the last Acupressure for Anyone programs for this year. Stay tuned for the upcoming 2018 schedule of classes!

If you are looking for simple, time and cost efficient ways to reduce stress and promote relaxation amidst the busy holiday season these NJ Acupressure for Anyone workshops will provide the gift that keeps on giving — Seva Acupressure for Self-care, Using Seva Acupressure with Others, and Cold and Flu Formulas.

Seva in Sanskrit means compassionate service. The Seva Acupressure program was initially used at Ground Zero after the events of 9/11. Subsequently it was used with students at Towson State University and with military personnel at Walter Reed Medical Center. In 2012, the University of Maryland Medical Center, in conjunction with the Center for Integrative Care, used Seva acupressure with Richard Norris, the recipient of the first full facial transplant performed there. Using Seva acupressure before, during, and after surgery promoted enhanced relaxation and pain relief for Richard.

Give yourself a gift for the holidays by learning about Seva Acupressure and self-care practices! The programs offered are easy to perform and profoundly supportive of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In the workshops you will experience the healing and transformative power of acupressure; learn a unique method of touch through demonstration and hands-on practice; and learn Chakra Tai Chi a movement meditation practice for self-care. In Seva Part 1 you will learn to use Seva for self-care; in Seva Part 2 you will learn how to use Seva acupressure with others. In the third program, Colds and Flu Formulas, you will learn acupressure formulas to enhance health, body awareness, and well-being. These formulas do not replace medical care. They can, however, be used for prevention and addressing cold, flu, allergy and/or immune symptoms.

Seva Parts 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for the Colds and Flu Formulas workshop. Continuing education: 3 CEUS available for each program for nurses, massage therapists, Asian bodyworkers.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION / REGISTRATION:

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, BRICK, NJ: Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2: SEVA ACUPRESSURE FOR SELF-CARE (Part 1) and USING SEVA WITH OTHERS (Part 2), 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Fee: $50 EACH program. 

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, TOMS RIVER, NJ: Monday, November 27, COLD AND FLU FORMULAS, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Fee: $50. 

REGISTRATION: Ocean County Vocational Technical School — 732-473-3100, X 1000

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