Monthly Newsletter

April, 2019

Spring Clean Your Mind

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

We are now fully immersed in the spring season. While some of us have still not completely recovered from a particularly harsh winter, we can see signs of hope. The hint of green, buds on the trees and sunny, blue skies have helped to rejuvenate our spirits. While you may turn to the traditional "spring cleaning" in home or yard, why not use this time to spring clean your mind and spirit? Below are a few ideas to get you started...

  • Let go of a belief which is holding you back. Eliminate any belief which makes you say, “I can’t. “I can’t have good things” or, "I couldn't possibly get in front of people and make a speech." What is really holding you back? Perhaps ask yourself: Why do you believe that? Who (or what) is this belief serving?
  • Nurture your creative side. Start or re-start a creative endeavor which brings you joy. Being creative is a key human need and is a wonderful self-care practice when you are creating something just for you. Whether it is writing, music, painting or even learning a new language, commit some time to developing your creativity and have some fun.
  • Be out in nature. Many of us spend a great deal of the day indoors, whether in the office, at home or in the car. Now is the time get outside and reconnect with nature! Nature provides us the space and silence we need to breathe, let go of stressors and center ourselves in the present moment. Make some time to be out on your porch or deck, take a short walk or head to a local park, beach or forest. Even an extra 15 minutes a day outside can do wonders for the spirit!
  • Clear out all the "stuff". There are benefits to a good spring cleaning! Extra "stuff" and clutter can impact your entire life. Clutter is a constant reminder of things you need to deal with, and this can drain your energy. Clean out your office, closet, car or even your email inbox! Get rid of everything which serves no purpose now (or in the future). Less clutter surrounding you means less clutter in your mind.

So, let spring be your cue to let go go of what doesn’t serve your life and begin doing what does. Commit to taking one action every day and start moving forward. Come next spring, you may be amazed at your growth and results!

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

Our Mission

Every once in awhile, it is good to remind ourselves of what it is, ultimately, we are striving to do? What is the very heart...the essence of our Foundation? What have we, as an organization, identified as our mission? The mission statement of the Healer Within Foundation:

"Healer Within Foundation advances community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body-mind-spirit practices through collaborations with individuals and organizations, to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research."


5th Saturday Gathering - March 30

Some Highlights of our 5th Saturday Gathering on March 30, 2019: Starting & Sustaining Community Practice Groups with special guest panelists, IIQTC Teacher, Erin Reas and Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader, Dale Allen...

First, a sincere thank you to our panelists and to everyone who attended!

We discussed much, including how both of our panelists came to lead groups in their communities (two different, but equally inspiring stories), growing relationships to build your group (word of mouth is invaluable) and what characteristic they feel is even more important than skill when leading a community practice group (sage advice). Our panelists also shared many personal experiences, tips and ideas which provided useful examples of how to get a group started and keep it going STRONG!

Access a copy of the PowerPoint slides from the presentation HERE. If you are signed up to be a part of 5th Saturday Gatherings, you will also receive access to a video recording of the meeting. So, be sure to sign up to RSVP for this special series of Zoom meetings to make friends, get support, and stay in touch with others who lead practice and care about health and wellness! Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today!

Again, a special thanks to Erin and Dale for their awesome work in their communities and for presenting at our 5th Saturday Gathering.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our future 2019 Cloud Gatherings:
June 29 - Teaching Special Needs Populations: Dementia, Parkinson's, etc.
August 31 - Healer2Healer: Unlocking Inner/Outer Powers & Resources with Self-Care through
Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine
November 30 -Tai Chi and Qigong for Emotional Health and Well-Being
Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST and last for approximately 60-90 minutes.

HWF Is Hiring

The Healer Within Foundation is currently seeking a
part-time, Director of Development & Engagement. This individual will work closely with HWF leadership, volunteers and staff to implement fundraising and relationship-building initiatives which support the mission of the Foundation.

This independent contractor position would be perfect for the proven communicator and "friend-raiser" who desires remote flexibility and a 12-16 hour per week work commitment.

If this sounds like you - or someone you know - please contact HWF Director of Operations, Christie Ward for more information.

iMTQA Conference - Exciting Announcement!

The International Medical Tai Chi and Qigong Association (iMTQA) is a new organization whose purpose is to fill the role as the international professional body of accrediting and registering Tai Chi/Qigong Instructors who offer their services in medical and clinical settings. The goals of the iMTQA are to maintain standards of practice, support Western medical and health professionals in integrating Tai Chi and Qigong into current models of health care, and provide Tai Chi and Qigong instructors opportunities for continuing education and placement in clinical settings.

The iMTQA will hold its Silicone Valley Conference this June 7th through the 9th on the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, California. General and registration information and the preliminary conference program are now available at their site,

We are excited and proud to announce, HWF President, Josie Weaver, will be co-presenting at the conference with Qigong Institute President, Tom Rogers. This is quite an honor to present alongside many
of the authorities on Tai Chi and Qigong today, including HWF co-founder, Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD.

Congratulations, Josie and Tom!

Do You Share Our Vision?

Do you share our vision of, "A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality"? If so, consider making a difference by helping us bring the gift of good health to more people in 2019. Click the image above to make your donation today!

The Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project is the catalyst of our goal, “Training thousands to improve the health of millions” and your support makes it possible for the Healer Within Foundation to bring community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing body-mind-spirit-practices to greater numbers of people. So, make a difference...make your tax-deductible contribution today. Thank you!

A Refresh-ing Opportunity

The Healer Within Foundation currently has 10 Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training events on the calendar for 2019, with new events being added regularly. Many of these are community-based trainings (3-day trainings, not held at retreat centers) which offer the opportunity to "refresh" your Practice Leader training at a greatly reduced rate.

Refresh opportunities are open to anyone who has completed Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training or Level 2 through IIQTC. It is a wonderful way to learn new practice techniques and styles from other leaders and trainers, network and grow your personal and/or community practice.

So, check out the training calendar and plan your Refresh-ing experience today!

Also, if you are a Senior Trainer, you refresh for FREE in 2019! That's right! Senior Trainers who agree to assist at a community-based training may refresh once - free of charge - in 2019! Please email Christie Ward for more information.

Bring A Tai Chi Easy™ Event To Your Area!

Anyone can organize a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event. Yes! YOU can bring a healing revolution to your local community - and HWF will be happy to help you make it happen!

If you would like to know more about organizing a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event or have questions about the process contact Christie Ward for information.

Click HERE for a full list of Practice Leader training dates and check back often as new training opportunities are being added regularly.

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