Upcoming 2017 Abilities Expos

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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:  www.AbilitiesExpo.com. 

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!

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Fall, 2017 Acupressure Workshops

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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: registrar@soullightening.com

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

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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

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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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Abilities Expo, NJ, May 5-7, 2017

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Spring is here with new beginnings. You won’t want to miss the FREE Abilities Expo experience being held this weekend, May 5-7, at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ. Attend informative workshops, discover resources on 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.

I am very happy to be providing FREE Seva Acupressure for Stress Release sessions at our Expo booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can also learn how to use the Seva Acupressure for Stress Release program on Sunday at the Caregiver Day, where I will be teaching the program from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm in the Workshop Area. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sponsors of the Caregiver Day, will be giving FREE Seva CDs to all workshop participants, so they can continue practicing the program at home after the workshop.

Abilities Expo Hours: Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.

Check the website for additional information and to register online:  www.AbilitiesExpo.com. 

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!

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Upcoming Workshops / Continuing Education

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FREE WORKSHOP: SELF-CARE — BUILDING RESILIENCE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 – 6:30 – 8 PM

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY – MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, LONG BRANCH, NJ

300 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE – ST-007

Join us and learn self-care practices and strategies you can use to develop and build an empowering blueprint for dealing with stress and change that will: increase self-awareness and mindful presence; strengthen your ability to remain healthy and resilient during challenging times; maximize health and well-being; and create greater balance and harmony in all aspects of your life.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 732-923-6090

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SEVA ACUPRESSURE FOR SELF-CARE AND WITH OTHERS (*Continuing Education)

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – 9 AM – 3:30 PM – FEE: $99

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE, CONTINUING & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, TOMS RIVER, NJ

Are you looking for a day filled with rest, relaxation, and renewal? Come join us on Saturday, April 1, and learn a simple acupressure self-care practice in Part 1 of the Seva Acupressure for Self-Care workshop, followed by an afternoon workshop where you will learn how to use this program with others – family, friends, clients, and significant others. You will also learn how to use an Awareness Journal and Chakra Tai Chi, a movement meditation practice. This program is easy to perform and highly supportive of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.

Seva in Sanskrit means compassionate, selfless service. This program was developed by teachers of Soul Lightening Acupressure and was initially used at Ground Zero following the events of 9/11. Since then it has been taught nationally and internationally, and has been part of two research studies — at Towson State University with college students; at Walter Reed Medical Center with military personnel. The program was also used with the first facial transplant completed at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

*6 hours continuing education for: Nurses (AHNA), massage therapists (NCBTMB), Asian bodyworkers and acupuncturists (NCCAOM)

Class size is limited so register early:

Seva Acupressure Parts 1 and 2 combined. Fee: $99

Registration: (732) 255-0404, Ocean County College, Continuing and Professional Education  

Additional information: Ginarose88@comcast.net, www.reginarosenthal.com, www.soullightening.com

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Welcoming Spring

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” (John Lubbock)

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Spring is almost here! Like many others who live in the northeast, I look forward to being outdoors and enjoying warmer weather after hibernating during cold winter months. In spring Mother Earth awakens from her long winter’s nap, bringing renewal and more light filled days. I eagerly anticipate seeing forsythia, daffodil, and crocus blossoms, harbingers of spring’s arrival.

Nature teaches us about healthy living — going inside and resting more in winter; awaiting new growth in spring; feeling gratitude for the beauty surrounding us in summer; and letting go in autumn as one cycle ends and another begins. Healthy living requires activity balanced with rest, preparing for new growth, appreciating what IS working and beautiful in our lives, and learning to let go of what no longer serves us.

How can we meet and manage challenges faced during life’s seasons? Our cars come with an owner’s manual, yet the vehicles we travel through life in, our bodies, don’t come with a manual or instructions about how to optimize health and promote resilience. Three steps can guide us: (1) increasing self-awareness; (2) using self-care practices; and (3) reconnecting with what brings meaning and joy into our lives.

Self-awareness brings insights about how to operate our whole being in ways that give us quality of life and mileage. Self-awareness can be enhanced in many ways, for example: time in stillness, meditation, prayer, mindful eating/daily activities, walks in nature, journaling, relationships, and hobbies.

Self-care tools and strategies become part of a daily “practice” that keeps us on our life path and connected to our internal GPS. They help us manage stress, promote relaxation, enhance our ability to respond to change, promote heart health, strengthen immunity, build flexibility and strength, improve focus and memory, and empower us. They also enhance self-awareness and enable us to discover and rediscover: Who am I? What do I want and need? Where am I going. Self-care practices can vary over the seasons and years of our life. When choosing self-care practices consider physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual ones.

When we reconnect with what brings meaning and joy into our lives we plug directly into our internal GPS, which sends us guidance through sensations, thoughts, emotions, and other “signals.” Our internal GPS is always available, when we remember to take time to listen and receive its messages.

How will you welcome spring this year, and what self-care practices will you include as part of your renewal?

 

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