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Monthly Newsletter

September, 2018


Autumn's Lesson

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”
- Unknown

Autumn shows us, quite literally, what it is like to let go. We see the trees silently and peacefully shedding their leaves. There is a great lesson to be had if we take a moment to apply this natural phenomenon to our own lives.

As human beings, we do not let go of our “things” quite as easily as the autumn vegetation around us. We hold tight to our possessions. We can’t just let our “stuff” go. What if we need it someday? Whether what you are hanging onto are actual physical objects or something like emotional baggage…no matter. It can all hold you back!

Eastern philosophy believes our lack of letting go actually prevents us from evolving into our greater selves. It is the belief that, if we do not allow certain things to fall away, we end up carrying too heavy a load. We simply can’t move forward as the burden of holding on to these “things” becomes too great.

So, where to start? Begin with something small – something a bit easier – to let go of. Sit with the thought of what it would be like without “it” for a bit. Then, literally or figuratively - whatever the situation dictates - let it go. Don’t stop there. Continue to take active steps towards this lighter version of you. Move on to bigger items, knowing each time you release unneeded “things” in your life, you free yourself to evolve, change and truly develop. Refuse to let these “things” hold you back. Your future new growth depends on it!

Finally, do not be belabored by this letting go. Remember, the trees shed their leaves effortlessly. Learn from their example. Let go of these cumbersome "things" with the steadfast faith of the trees...confident in the belief that spring - and new blossoms - will indeed come again.

Be Well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

5th Saturday Gathering On The Cloud

Please join us on September 29th as we explore our topic, Emotional Health and the Practice of Qigong and Tai Chi. Special guests this month will be Psychologist, Dr. Beth Berman and fellow IIQTC graduate, David Lehman. Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST and last for approximately 90 minutes.

If you haven't already, please sign up now 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!

Also, mark your calendars for our final gathering of 2018 to be held on December 29 when we'll share, Qi and Tea Ceremony: Renewal and Recommitment. Plan to join in as we reflect on 2018 and look ahead to what 2019 may hold for each of us.

Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today!

*access by computer with video or by phone

HWF Board Vacancy

Please consider donating your time, talents and treasures to the Healer Within Foundation Board of Directors.

This group of individuals is passionate about fulfilling the mission and advancing the vision of HWF, and they are beginning the process of recruitment for several three-year Director terms. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Non-profit and/or volunteer board experience is helpful, but not required.

Healer Within Foundation Mission: 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 training, community practice groups and research.

Healer Within Foundation Vision: A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality.

Please contact Christie Ward, Healer Within Foundation Director of Operations, for more information and application. Applications are due October 15, 2018.

Your Support Is Needed

We’re striving to advance the Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project - and need your support! Please donate now to help as we continue to grow!

  • A gift of $35 provides a one-week stipend to support a community practice group
  • A contribution in the amount of $140 supports a community practice group for one month
  • A donation of $225 provides a partial scholarship for Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training, and the scholarship recipient's pledge to establish a free or low cost community practice group!

The Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project is the catalyst of our goal, “Training thousands to improve the health of millions.”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. Please donate today. Thank you!

Follow-Through With Follow-Up

Kudos to IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainers, Antoinette Horn and Bob Wolfe for leading a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Review/Educational Symposium on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at River’s Edge Retreat Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The registration fees for this follow-up with Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leaders in the area were donation based. A total of $375 was contributed to Healer Within Foundation in support of the Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project. Thank you!

Qigong: Medication In Motion

Recently, CNN shared an informative report touting the health benefits of regular Qigong practice. The article describes the movement, meditation and controlled breathing aspects of Qigong, with the ultimate focus of practice being holistic well-being.

The meditative components of Qigong have been shown to to improve stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Experts believe Qigong complements other healthy habits that can improve longevity. A wonderful affirmation!

Access the full report and video HERE.

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YOU Can Organize A Tai Chi Easy™ Training Event

Would you like a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training event to be held in your area? Did you know that anyone can organize a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event? Yes, they can...YOU can! 

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 more information.

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

Asked To Login? Please Read!

We'd like to invite you to explore the Healer Within Foundation website! We continue to add new content, most recently launching the HWF Blog, which we hope you will read and add your comments, too.

To login, you will first need to set up your password. Click here to update your Password. Once updated, you can login here, using your Username -  - and new Password.

While you are logged in, please complete your profile (it is searchable to help other HWF community members find you)! Logging in allows you to make a donation securely, see our community member-only content such as the files on the Organize an Event page and to sign up for events such as the Gathering in the Cloud meetings.