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PechaKucha Bryan

PechaKucha Bryan, vol. 14- Healing

Join us back in our old digs at the Grand Stafford Theater in Downtown Bryan! Our next event will be Tuesday, March 6, and it will be organized by one of our previous presenters, Dorian Martin. The theme for this event will be "Healing." Here, in their own words, our presenters describe what they will be sharing with us. 

Shari Heftel

Presentation title: Making peace with gravity: realizing human potential through Rolf Structural Integration

Gravity: that silent, ever present force that constantly pulls us to the ground, is something that most people are aware of, but only peripherally. We all know that if we drop something it will fall to the earth. What most people are not aware of is how gravity is affecting our bodies for good or for bad. How we stand, sit, each step we take, each movement we make, is done with the force of gravity pushing down. When human bodies are misaligned and out of balance, gravity aggravates that condition pushing us further off balance. Bodies that are off balance are constantly fighting with gravity, working harder, struggling to stay upright and fully functioning. Chronic pain, fatigue, emotional distress, and disease in the body can all stem from the misalignment in our bodies. Ida Pauline Rolf, founder of Rolf Structural Integration, also known as Rolfing, believed that when bodies get working appropriately, gravity can flow through and healing can occur. When our bodies are aligned, balanced, organized, and integrated we become more effective human beings, leaving struggle behind allowing human potential and creativity to blossom.


Lisette Templin

Presentation title: The Human Body in Co-Creation 

We are not alone in the Universe.  When we open our heart to healing, we find ourselves on a path that allows us to experience (and thus use) the life force called Qi. To co-create with this divine life force, we need to fine-tune our bodies to use Qi. We wish to introduce you to the act of co-creating through a meditative art of moving and non-moving forms called Sheng Zhen Gong.   Sheng Zhen means the sacred truth of unconditional love. When we regularly practice this meditative state of unconditional love, we move the human body in a way that heals current health issues and also helps prevent disease.  Therefore, we experience health and also co-create life.


Tristane Nelson

Presentation title: “Dream Twitter”

Tristane Nelson experienced a relentless sequence of losses over a 3 year period. Most painful was the loss of her sister and best friend. In her project “Dream Twitter” Tristane explores grief, dreaming, and healing. 


Robin Roberts

Presentation title: Your Mind, Your Champion 

Meet your best friend- your subconscious mind! Partner up with your newly discovered BFF by applying intention and clear vision to the relationship, thereby creating happiness and the life you envision. 


Lou Blinn

Presentation title: The healing power of visualization 

Although I've used visualization throughout my life, my journey with it turned profound in January of 2016 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Up to that point I had used visualization primarily for finding peace in the midst of everyday life and had actually gotten pretty good at it!  But in the face of breast cancer it and every other tool in my toolbox completely stop working. At that time visualization through sheng zhen became a lifeline for me, literally, in the midst of my trauma ... it provided the path back to peace which for me is God.


Dillon Walker 

Presentation title: Do Conditions of Existence Shape Human Health?

The grand questions to modern society today are how to become healthy, how do we reverse the diseases that we are plagued by, how do we live a higher quality of life, how do we age slower. Dillon Walker, PhD takes us on a journey from the very beginning of everything to modern day to illustrate that the natural course of evolution just might have the answer to these questions.


Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10.


Click here to see Insite Magazine's article featuring this event on their website!