"Positive Living with Your Inner Shaman" - February 2009


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In this month's E-zine...

* Funny Anecdotes you can quote [Audio CD)
* Myths and Legends of the Sioux [native wisdom]
* Shell-like Music for your Shell-like Ear!
* Clear Anger, Frustration or Depression [Course]
* The Biology of Mood in Children - ADHD on Your Mind!
* Positive Thinking & Mood-Management Skills
* Holistic Living - New Shamanism Course
* Looking for a Name to Reflect your Magical Persona?
* Healing & Meditation Videos: online & FREE
* "Sacred Arts" Camp - Dance, Voice, Healing
* Shamanic Living: NEW online FREE resources

 

 

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Funny Anecdotes you can quote [Audio CD)
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Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Britain's best-loved storytellers take you through some of their funniest, strangest and most embarrassing moments in this rib-tickling collection. From Sir Ranulph Fiennes' adventures in the special forces and Barry Norman's encounter with the Iron Duke, all the way to Dickie Bird's brush with the monarchy and Donald Sinden's brush with the law, these stories will make you laugh AND make you think.
Authors include: Alan Titchmarsh, Barry Norman, Bill Pertwee, Maureen Lipman and Brian Johnston.
www.Amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1844561372/sunflowerheal-21
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Myths and Legends of the Sioux [native wisdom stories]
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Online FREE at:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MclMyth.html
Story 1 THE FORGOTTEN EAR OF CORN
Story 2 THE LITTLE MICE
Story 3 THE PET RABBIT
Story 4 THE PET DONKEY
Story 5 THE RABBIT AND THE ELK
Story 6 THE RABBIT AND THE GROUSE GIRLS
Story 7 THE FAITHFUL LOVERS
Story 8 THE ARTICHOKE AND THE MUSKRAT
Story 9 THE RABBIT AND THE BEAR WITH FLINT BODY
Story 10 STORY OF THE LOST WIFE
Story 11 THE RACCOON AND THE CRAWFISH
Story 12 LEGEND OF STANDING ROCK
Story 14 A BASHFUL COURTSHIP
Story 15 THE SIMPLETON'S WISDOM
Story 16 A LITTLE BRAVE AND THE MEDICINE WOMAN
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Shell-like Music for your Shell-like Ear!
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You don't need expensive instruments to create entertaining music!
If you have, or a friend of yours has, broadband internet access, for an amazing musical experience, check out Steve Turre playing conch and a range of other shells in this FREE online video: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fkuq6prZHoA
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"Clear Anger, Frustration or Depression [Course]
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2 Saturdays: Feb.28th & March 7th
[Swavesey College, 6 miles from Cambridge on A14]
Holding anger inside us is bad for our health, yet letting it out unskilfully can damage our relationships. Uncontrolled outbursts so easily
"shoot us in the foot", lower our self-respect and undermine the respect that others have for us.
In this workshop you will practice simple techniques for finding and cutting off the roots of unreasonable anger, ways to express more skilfully the anger that IS reasonable, plus there will be a unique chance, for those who wish, to confront and safely release some of the frustration and anger that has built up over a period of time and is being unhealthily held within.In this course you learn ways to track and cut-off the roots of unreasonable anger, express more skilfully the anger that IS reasonable, plus there will be a unique chance, for those who wish, to confront and safely release some of the frustration and anger that has built up over a period of time and is being unhealthily held in our energy field as muscle tension, negative body language, hostile tone of voice etc.
More info: www.sunflower-health.com/workshops.htm
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Looking for a Name to Reflect your Magical Persona?
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Paganism (from the Latin paganus meaning "country dweller") is the term for religions and spiritual practices based on polytheistic, spiritualist, animistic or shamanic "folk religion" traditions. If you have decided to become a pagan, but don't want to show up at the next full moon ritual all dressed up for leaping over a flaming cauldron but with a rather boring modern English name like Wayne or Tracey, then you need a "special" pagan name, and the online & FREE "Pagan Name Generator" CAN HELP YOU. will generate a new pagan name for you, as many times as you want, and is completely free! How will it reflect your new, magickal persona?"
For a mixture of fun and genuine assistance, go to:
www.fjordstone.com/fjo/generator.html
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The Biology of Mood in Children - ADHD ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Free audiobook: Running Time: 38 Min.
Between 3 and 12 percent of school-age children suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] which manifests as inappropriate impulsivity, lack of attention and in some cases, hyperactivity. Fortunately, the prescription drug Ritalin can ease ADHD's symptoms. But since ADHD is difficult to diagnose accurately, doctors wonder what effect Ritalin might have on patients wrongly diagnosed with the disorder. New research by scientists from Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the National Institutes of Health, presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, provides a preliminary answer. It suggests that the misdiagnosis of ADHD followed by treatment with Ritalin may lead to a risk that the patient might develop depression in adulthood.
William Carlezon, PhD and Susan Anderson, PhD tested the long-term effects of Ritalin on normal juvenile rats aged between four and twelve in equivalent human years. Dr. Carlezon exposed the rats to twice-daily doses of Ritalin. As the rodents reached adulthood, they had a lower than normal response to pleasure or reward. Scientists test a rat's response to rewarding things such as, food, sexual behavior, cocaine or electrical brain stimulation. Rats exposed to Ritalin in the developing years had a lower than normal response to these stimuli.
Dr. Carlezon has also found that the Ritalin treated rats were more likely to show despair-like behaviors in stressful situations. To test this, the rats are placed in large water tanks. The scientists measure the amount of time the rat spends trying to find a way out. If a young rat is exposed to Ritalin then tested as an adult, it will spend less time trying to get out, and float passively in the water.
Even though these initial findings are from studies done on rats, the doctors extrapolate that stimulants like Ritalin may have long-term consequences on normally functioning human brains. Patients with true ADHD may have a different chemical make up, and more research is needed to determine Ritalin's effect on an individual with ADHD. This research is most relevant for those misdiagnosed with ADHD, and underscores the importance of finding a reliable way to diagnosis ADHD before a physician prescribes Ritalin.
Download at:
www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Education-and-Professional/Medical/Biology-of-Mood/15404
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Positive Thinking & Mood-Management Skills
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March 14th 1 day workshop Saturday 10am-4pm
[Impington College, 1 mile N of Cambridge]
Positive thoughts and positive moods provide a solid foundation for our emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing; an attractive and infectious platform for getting co-operation and support from others. They
are the essential glue that holds healthy partnerships and teams together and keeps them focussed. Positive thinkers have robust self-esteem - inner strength and resilience in the face of stress and the inevitable ups and downs of life. In contrast, negative thinking paves the downhill roads to anxiety, self-sabotage, frustration, depression, loneliness, misery, rage, self-hatred and ineffectiveness. In this workshop we will examine the roots of negative/destructive/self-sabotaging thought and mood patterns and experience a wide range of simple techniques for clearing or transforming
them and interrupting the "vicious cycles" of mental/emotional turmoil.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their personal patterns and issues around unhelpful mood and thought patterns. They will leave with a
range of strategies for shifting and transforming unhelpful mood and thought patterns. Please wear loose-fitting clothing workshop includes some gentle
"meditative movement" & mood-shift exercises.
More info: Positive Thinking & Mood Control
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Video lecture - How Cancer Begins
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If you're worried about getting cancer steer clear of red meat and rich foods and avoid cigarettes. In this video lecture, Dr. Robert Weinberg explains the scientific basis for this advice, as well as a layman's look at the genetic, biochemical and environmental factors that make good cells go cancerous.
See: www.CHEAL.org/message/888
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Holistic Living - Shamanism Course 2009
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A CERTIFICATE FOR EVERYONE COMPLETING!
4 Sundays: March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
* Connect to, express and share, your inner shaman
* Connect more deeply to nature
* Experience "shamanic journeys"
* Energising Healing Circle Dance systems: circle, ecstatic & trance dancing.
* Techniques of aura cleansing & creating sacred space.
* Energy-healing & Channelled Healing
Details:
www.sunflower-health.com/courses/swavesey.htm
[Suitable for beginners or anyone who just enjoys this lifestyle]
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Healing & Meditation Videos online & FREE
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Colour Healing to Awaken 3rd Eye & Crown Chakras & Kundalini Energy:
www.lovehealth.org/books/ambika.htm

Sound & Sacred Geometry Healing:
www.lovehealth.org/resources/sound-healing.htm

Angel Therapy:
www.brothermichael.org.uk/resources/angelic.htm

Self-Healing and Meditation Videos:
www.lovehealth.org/resources/healing.htm

Chakra-balancing & Reiki Self-treatment Videos:
www.lovehealth.org/resources/self-healing.htm

Healing takes energy [transformational power] and another common cause of blocked healing is simply that we have lost, or are dissipating, too much of our inner strength. I have written a little article here on what I call "The 6 Disempowerment Styles":
www.cheal.org/message/732
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"Sacred Arts" Camp - Dance, Voice, Healing, Yoga etc
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Fri. 22nd - Sat. 30th May 2009: Sacred Arts in Oxfordshire. Includes an opportunity to take part in a "Native American "Sweatlodge" if desired.
For many people this friendly spiritual community camp has been a life changing experience e.g. singing and dancing with around 100 adults in circles in a big marquee with musicians and sleeping children at the centre. It is a taste of "heaven on earth"! All activities are FREE.
Includes international Dances of Universal Peace teachers, harmony singing with voice teachers, yoga, meditations, rituals, campfires, camp café & shop, a Wellbeing area for anyone wishing to give or receive healing, hot-showers, womens activities & MUCH more... An ideal family camp with separate programmes for various age groups (we usually have around 100 young people at the camp). NUMBERS ARE LIMITED to 400 participants.
More information at www.sacredartscamp.org
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HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE - FREE Resources
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"THE SHAMAN'S PRAYER" VIDEO:
www.sunflower-health.com/courses/swavesey.htm

Is there a Shaman within you? - Dance your Inner Shaman:
www.lovehealth.org/tools/shamanic.htm

FREE On-line video guide to finding your power animal:
www.sunflower-health.com/popups/speak.htm

Recorded Clips of "Healing Circle Dances"
www.sunflower-health.com/resources/recordings.htm

Soul Loss - Soul Retrieval:
www.sunflower-health.com/popups/shamanic.htm

Psychic Protection - Energy Stealing - Evil Forces:
www.brothermichael.org.uk/skills/protection.htm

Principle of Universal Oneness - All Things are Connected:
www.stress-counselling.co.uk/sunflower/VISIONS/connection.htm

Directory of Animal Totems and Power Animals:
www.sunflower-health.com/popups/speak.htm

Shamanic Journeying & Drumming- Beginners Guide:
www.sunflower-health.com/popups/journeying.htm

Shaman Nature Art Therapy: Totems Medicine Shields:
www.sunflower-health.com/courses/art.htm

 

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