Monthly Newsletter

September, 2019

September To "Remember"

Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light and she sits on a sapphire throne." - Bryan Proctor

For many of us, this time of year is quite busy. However, most of us find that each and every season is a busy one! One thing is certain, when life gets busy, we have a tendency to become forgetful. Not remembering an important meeting or task can create added stress in our already hectic days - and nights.

Here are a few simple ways to help jog your memory and ease your mind:

  • Write it down: Memory researchers agreed, writing down a piece of information onto paper was the best way to remember it.
  • Identify a go-to spot: Keep things you use (or lose) regularly - like keys and eyeglasses - in the exact same place when you're not using them.
  • Create a visual story: Park your car in the green level of a parking garage? Picture it sitting under a leafy (green) tree so you don't forget where you left it.
  • Schedule a variety of reminders: Most of us have several resources available to us to help us remember things. Our phones, computers and tablets all have built-in calendar and reminder systems. Do remember, our brains naturally seek novelty - so you may have to switch up your memory methods every few months if they stop working.
What to do when despite your best efforts, you do forget something? Give yourself some grace, gather a few deep breaths and/or heavy sighs and carry on. The most important thing to remember - always - is to care for yourself!

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

Registration Now Open For Educational Gatherings!

October 26, 2019 is the date for our upcoming Tai Chi Easy™ Educational Symposium gatherings and registration for the events is NOW open!

These friend-raiser/fundraisers will be held in three locations across the US: White Plains, New York, Tempe, Arizona and Carpinteria, California. These gatherings will provide an opportunity to get together with colleagues and friends, practice Tai Chi Easy and Vitality Method Qigong and learn something new, too!

Click the event-specific links below for more information and registration. All proceeds from registrations will benefit the Healer Within Foundation Tai Chi Easy Dissemination Project. We hope to see you October 26th!

Tempe, Arizona
Carpinteria, California
White Plains, New York

5th Saturday "On The Cloud"

On August 31, 2019 we were pleased to bring you, Healer2Healer: Unleash Your Inner/Outer Resources with Self-Care through Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine with IIQTC Senior Trainer, Michael Fortier (shown below). A sincere thank you to everyone who was present.

A very special thanks (deep bow) to Michael for sharing his time, talents, insights and techniques and for presenting at our 5th Saturday Gathering! Some messages from our attendees...

"Thank you very much for this beautiful time together! My intention is to be more accepting and loving with myself and others."

"Wonderful content - well organized - presented with a lot of heart."

"[I'm] open to the possibilities of being heart-centered. Thank You very much!"

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our last 2019 Cloud Gathering:
November 30 -Tai Chi and Qigong for Emotional Health and Well-Being with Dr. Cynthia Mealer, PhD

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! Those who are signed up, also receive video recordings of the 5th Saturday Gatherings. Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today!

Scholarships Available

The Ohio Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition 
Earlier this year, we reported that the Healer Within Foundation was awarded a pilot program grant of nearly $4000 through the Ohio Falls Prevention Coalition.The Healer Within Foundation will use the funds to support, in part, a 3-day Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certification training to be held at the University of Dayton, Riverside campus on November 1-3, 2019.

Included in the grant award, this Practice Leader training will offer several partial scholarships. New Practice Leaders receiving grant-funded training scholarships will be expected - in the 6 months post training - to lead two, six-week Tai Chi Easy™ Community Practice Groups in their community. Class participants will also be asked to complete the Tai Chi Easy Benefits Survey, part of a current HWF research initiative.

If you, or someone you know, are in the Dayton area and wish to apply for a partial scholarship to attend this training, please email Antoinette Horn for more information.

Welcome New Practice Leaders!

Congratulations to the 12 new Tai Chi Easy Practice Leaders certified last month in The Woodlands, Texas! Big thanks to the training team of Michael Fortier, Senior Trainer, and Kristen Musolino and Jonathan Henderson, Assistants. This training team and others like them, make these events - and our continued dissemination of mind, body, spirit practices - possible!

Your Time, Talents, Treasures Are Needed

Do you share our vision of, "A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality"? If so, consider making a difference today by supporting the Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project. Click the image below to make your donation today or consider volunteering 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 or volunteer today. Thank you!

Join The Virtual Practice Group

Perhaps you were unable to make it to one of our "in-person" Community Practice Groups, or maybe you do not have any groups in your area. No worries, as you can participate in a weekly, virtual practice group offered by Senior Trainer, Kalind Bakshi and Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader, Maulik Mankad!
This virtual practice group allows you to join in, wherever you are, each Sunday at 9:00 am EST. Contact Kalind or Maulik for information on how to join in the fun!

Opportunities to Assist

Did you know, you can assist at most every Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training event? Assisting is a great way to learn from other trainers and leaders and to brush up on your technique and practice. Click HERE to see a list of current Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training opportunities.

If interested or to learn more, please consult our Assistant Guide at the HWF website. You will need to login to access the information. Username is your email address and there is a password reset at the login page if you need it. Website login instructions also appear at the bottom of this page.

Questions? Contact Christie Ward

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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.

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