Join PechaKucha Bryan for an Evening of Presentations on Healing

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On March 6 at 7pm, PechaKucha Bryan presents their 14th event, this time featuring a healing theme at the Grand Stafford Theater. PechaKucha Bryan is the local chapter of PechaKucha, an international organization with more than 1,000 cities worldwide.

PechaKucha Bryan will host speakers Shari Heftel, Lisette Templin, Tristane Nelson, Robin Roberts, and Lou Blinn as they talk about ways they have experienced successful healing from either physical or emotional trauma in their lives.

Presentations will be delivered using the PechaKucha 20×20 format. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically as the speaker talks along to the images.

Admition to this PechaKucha event is free with a suggested donation of $10.

Presentation Sneak Peeks:

Shari Heftel
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
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. Lisette Templin wishes 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
Dream Twitter
Tristane Nelson experienced a relentless sequence of losses over a three-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
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

The Healing Power of Visualization
Although Lou Blinn has used visualization throughout her life, his journey with it turned profound in January of 2016 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Up to that point she 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 her toolbox, completely stopped working. At that time, visualization through sheng zhen became a lifeline for her, literally. In the midst of her trauma, it provided the path back to peace, which for her is God.