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Practice You with Elena Brower

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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

On the education and empowerment of adolescent girls as one of the keys to the future of the world.

Length:43:16
Timecodes:

2:05
How Girls on Fire Leaders was born.

6:24
Girls on Fire Leadership Camps. Samburu. The power of using your voice.

9:36
What drew Eileen to this work. Women and poverty. India. Kiva Fellowship (https://www.kiva.org). Manipur. Microfinance. Leadership potential.

15:40
Work with Shofco https://www.shofco.org/. Access to nature. Karura forest. Mind expansive experiences.
19:09
Partnering with other organisations. Community involvement.

20:56
High numbers of HIV among adolescent girls. How leadership programs decrease these numbers.

21:35
Collaboration.

22:30
doTERRA Healing Hands foundation is matching donations to Girls on Fire Leaders before September 15th 2019.

24:14
Workshops with boys. How do we lead with empathy and love?

26:52
Makesh teaching classes using Practice You book.

27:52
Leadership in community. Girls on Fire Leaders asking important questions.

31:21
Outcomes of Girls on Fire Leaders since 2014. Vision. Design thinking.

36:00
What needs healing. Voice.

Assignment:
Consider how the trauma you endured as a child could become your greatest teaching in your work.

38:44
Favorite view.

39:42
Prayer.

40:28
Ways to be involved.

Resources:
http://www.girlsonfireleaders.com/
The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp.

Aug 17, 2019

On aromatherapy as a path to activating our innate balance, understanding tissue states, and the study of Aromatic Medicine.

  • Jade's first experience with essential oils.[2:21]
  • Aromatherapy and massage in the UK. Marguerite Maury’s holistic approach. The oils’ potential to reduce the impact of stress on the body. [6:07]
  • The Framework: Shifting the Paradigm, beginning with the heart: https://aromaticstudies.com/aromatic-studies-method/ [7:23]
  • Acute intervention with the oils. Fennel and Digestion. [12:00]
  • The body's innate ability to heal. Helping the body through the use of essential oils, to help the body do what it wants to do. [15:08]
  • Essential oils and pharmaceuticals. [18:41]
  • Reawakening our relationship with aromatic plants. Altering perception. Reconnecting to nature. [20:15]
  • [How herbs and oils can co-exist. [26:15]
  • Respect for the potency of the essential oils. [29:13]
  • Our intuition as a valuable resource. [32:07]
  • Western Herbal Energetics. Six tissue states: dry/moist, tension/laxity, heat/cold. Using essential oils to support the body in returning to homeostasis. New language beyond treating pathology. [34:18]
  • What needs healing right now. 40:45]
  • Favorite view. [42:42]
  • Prayer. [44:30]
  • Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course [45:24]

Resources

Foundations of Aromatherapy Course
Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course.
Marguerite Maury's guide to Aromatherapy.
Shifting the Paradigm:
Thomas Easley of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.
If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie

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Aug 10, 2019

On the confluence of effort and grace, the benevolent forces at play, and the electric walkway of this life.

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