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COMMUNICATIONS 

NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
MAY 9,  2018

PLEASE RSVP SO THAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL
BECAUSE OF SNOW OR EXTREME COLD 
I CAN CONTACT YOU
  


You are welcome to attend 
the next Healing  Circle on Wednesday, MAY 9,  2018
FROM 6 - 9 PM 
at  Asbury Tower, 
1701 Ocean Ave.   Apt. 23 H 
in Asbury Park, NJ.
 
PLEASE RSVP. Since the space is limited, I will need to know if you are coming. You can do this by e-mail [WASTEVENS@AOL.COM] , phone 732-284-9990, or text.

If I cannot accommodate everyone who wants to come on the date announced, I will offer a second date to those who call.
 
This is an opportunity to gather with other practitioners and share what is going on, ask questions, and receive support. It is also a time for both meditation and receiving Reiju and, of course, this is all followed by an exchange of Reiki. 
 
Hope to see you there.

Click on the link below for directions and give me a call if you are having any problems.

There is a parking lot used by surfers and fisherman as well as others, opposite the front entrance of Asbury Tower, to the left of the boardwalk, which you can use FREE. 

There are also parking spaces all around the building 
which have parking meters.  

Also a block down any side street, there is open parking. 
 
It is a couple of blocks north of 404  5th Ave.  where we use to have it and you can easily see the tall building from there. 
 
 Feel free to call me if you are having any trouble.  (732-284-9990)
 
Just touch the #1 when you come into the main entrance and the security guard will let you in. Take elevator to 23rd floor.
 

HEALING CIRCLE DATES: 
 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
(No healing circle in February)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018




PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE ASBURY PARK CLASSES

UPCOMING REIKI CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK 

Taught by Bill Stevens

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level I (Shoden)

SATURDAY -  APRIL 28 ,  2018  9 - 5 PM

Please make your  intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.  Call 732-284-9990



Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level II [Okuden]

SATURDAY -  JUNE 2, 2018   9 - 5 PM

Please make intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990




Usui Reiki-Ryoho - Level III [Shinpiden]

Saturday/Sunday June 23/24, 2018     9 - 5 pm
[Need to attend both days]

Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990

 

UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES 
WITH BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALL 732-224-2315 

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
August 8/9  2018
Wednesday/Thursday
6:15 - 9:45 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register 732-224-2315


  REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315

Saturday, August 11, 2018
  10 - 5:30 pm    $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315



TAI CHI EASY/QIGONG CLASSES

MONMOUTH MALL - EATONTOWN - CALL 732-542-1326

TUESDAYS     2 - 3  PM   

May 1 - July 3, 2018

TAI CHI EASY AND THE TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION  

The human system produces the most profound medicine naturally within. Qigong and Tai Chi are time tested tools for activating this incredible human capacity. In the park every morning in China, millions of people practice forms of Tai Chi and Qigong that are very simple, and targeted toward basic energy enhancement and healing.
 
The First Promise of Qi is:  Qi is free and it is everywhere and everyone has direct access to it through simple methods that are easy to learn and practice. Qi can be cultivated purposefully to resolve any challenge or enhance any function.
 
The second promise of Qi is:  Every person who uses Qi cultivation methods consistently experiences some form of health improvement and personal access to greater energy and power. 
 

In this 10   week class we will continue to introduce and review the five movements of Tai Chi Easy and incorporate the ten phases of Qi
cultivatio n into these classes.

 
 FITNESS CENTER        LINCROFT, NJ  

Lifelong Learning Program

FRIDAYS     2 pm

APRIL 20 -  JUNE 22, 2018

To register call 732-224-2315

THE NINE MOVEMENTS OF TAI CHI EASY
AND TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION
AND INTRODUCTION INTO PRIMORDIAL QIGONG
 
These 10 classes  will focus on simple practices to restore and nurture a healthy balance throughout the body, enhance vitality, strengthen and calm the nervous system, still the mind and rejuvenate the mind and body. 
 
Tai Chi Easy is carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.  The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24,36,42) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.

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Consensus Report

In November 2005, a panel of more than 30 nationally and internationally recognized experts in Qigong and Tai Chi, physical activity and aging and biomedical research gathered to explore and recommend key strategies on issues related to providing accessible and widespread Qi Gong and Tai Chi programs.  

You might find it interesting to glance through the report.



TAI CHI/QIGONG ON THE 
ASBURY PARK BEACH
TUESDAYS  - 6 PM
JULY 17, 2018 - ??? 
(whenever Mother Nature says enough)

No fees - One hour - No right or wrong way
Just have fun and do something good for yourself
Come when you can

WHERE: Opposite Asbury Tower at the end of the boardwalk

Send your e-mail address to Bill Stevens at 
wastevens@aol.com
to be informed of change of venue, cancellations
due to rain or other unforeseen circumstances




Bill Stevens is a graduate of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.  [IIQTC.org]







 
OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCE



Some of you are aware of Christian Brothers Academy administered by the De La Salle Brothers in Lincroft, New Jersey.  On the grounds of the Academy they also have a Nursing home for their brothers.  I was speaking to Brother John McMahon not too long ago, who is on the staff there. We had a common interest in Reiki and he asked me if any of my past students would be interested in offering Reiki to the brothers who are at the Home.  I said I would share this invitation with you.  It is a good opportunity for those of you looking for experience (and you would be in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere).  

So if you feel drawn to find out more about this, set up an interview with Brother John.  He can be reached at 
732-580-2361.

De La Salle Hall 801 Newman Springs Road   Lincroft, NJ 

New York | 
Shinpiden Reiki III 
June 1 - 3, 2018 



Online preparation course is included in your course fee. 
9.00am-5.00pm each day




Venue
Reflections, New York 
227 East 24th Street 
New York, New York, USA

Shinpiden is the Japanese word for 'mystery teachings'. It is aimed at Level II practitioners or established Reiki Teachers who wish to continue their personal journey, a journey that is ongoing long after you complete the Shinpiden course. It is therefore not just about teaching and is even suitable for those who wish to simply develop their personal Reiki practise and occasionally teach those around them.

Self-empowerment is attained in Shinpiden through a strong energetic connection to the source of Reiki. It is also the result of the confidence you will feel as a result of your thorough knowledge of Reiki - how it works, what all the variations on Reiki actually are, where Reiki stands in the world today, the Japanese shirusi (symbols) and jumon (mantras) and their connection to Japanese philosophies and what the origin of Reiki's spiritual nature is.

One of the major focuses of this course is to tap into the sense that you are, and always were, a great, bright light - this is achieved by working with the fourth shirushi and jumon. 


REIKI PLAY DAY - JUNE 4, 2018


A meditative journey into the inner depths of the system of Reiki. Reiki Insights is presented as a series of short chapters, each of them a teaching, so that you can pick it up, choose a chapter and read it. After you have read the chapter, sit down and meditate upon the words. Let them sink deep into your mind, body, and energy, so that you can feel what is in between the sentences. By reading and experiencing Reiki Insights in this way, it will lay a foundation for inner change, from not knowing your true self to knowing your true self.

Available on Amazon June 29th CAN PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW

VERY HELPFUL ARTICLE ON MINDFULNESS

Prescription for mindfulness: 
 Non-profits and hospitals use new practices for healing

In the back of the Mindful Life Project studios in Point Richmond, J.G. Larochette and I sit in two chairs on a wooden patio covered in ivy and heavy with the scent of a lemon tree. Larochette has a scruffy beard and wears gym shorts. He reminds me of gym teacher I had in elementary school, only instead of holding a whistle he holds a mallet in one hand and a slender hand bell in the other. He tells me to close my eyes as the bell chimes.   

"Listen to the sound of bell," Larochette chanted. "Focus on it. Now listen to the cars passing on the road. Hear the crinkle of the leaves as they sway of wind. Focus on each individual noise around you. Let the noise be what it is-trail its end."

Guided by his entrancing voice, I began to reevaluate my definition of the words "meditation" and "mindfulness." As a New York City transplant living in the Bay Area, my assumptions about meditation had always been the same: It is a practice reserved for those lucky few who have the time and luxury to escape life's lingering obligations.

But as Larochette forced me to listen to every noise, and each distraction I usually try to tune out, I found a deeper sense of concentration. I felt locked into the present moment, focused only on my immediate reactions to these noises. Thoughts of the past and future to-dos fizzled out.
After years of battling with depression and anxiety, Larochette found commonplace mental health services to be mere Band Aids, so he sought an alternative path of healing. He had all the same stigmas about yoga and mindfulness that I had as a rough-around-the-edges New Yorker: That it was a kitsch "hobby" for the wealthy who looked stunning in stretchy clothing.

But then, Larochette said, he started learning exactly what happens in the brain and the body during mindful practices, and how the brain actually "rewires" itself in the process.
"I was like "oh, this is in scientifically proven, " said Larochette, who was working as a third-grade teacher at Coronado Elementary School in Richmond at the time. "Let's bring this to youth."

By then, hundreds of studies had shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction, also known as MBSR, could strengthen decision-making skills in fourth through sixth graders.

Inspired by such studies, Larochette proposed adding a mindfulness program to Coronado's curriculum. He saw it as a way to help students cope with early-in-life traumas as intractable as poverty and violence.

"Our youth who do have trauma, it's because of systemic oppression," said Larochette. "They are not being given the opportunities or experiences that a lot of youth get that are coming from more affluent neighborhoods."