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Dedicated to interviewing leading edge experts, practitioners in their field, and people who are living examples of sustainability. Covers environmental subject matter that is not readily discussed in depth in mainstream media.
February 2009 Posts
Noeline Levinson is a Sound therapist recently from South Africa, who uses a technique called the Tomatis method and uses the music of Mozart at various frequencies to stimulate different parts of the ear and thereby stimulating different parts of the brain.Noeline has worked mostly with children who have learning and behavioural challenges and feels it is important to work with a team of practitioners. Depending on what is causing the child stress, different modalities are chosen to assist in the process.
The focus looks at emotional and physical trauma, chemical toxicity (pollution), nutrition, immunization and dehydration. This sound therapy addresses any maturational delays and prepares the brain for learning. We all know that we respond to music, and through the ages music has been there to soothe us, invigorate us, motivate us and generally to enhance our emotional state.This method of sound therapy is very profound, it not only stimulates the brain, but every organ and cell in the body receives the music. It has an affect on our emotional, physical and spiritual self.www.family-focus.co.nz
Caitlin & Sika are international musicians from the South Island of New Zealand. Their music is an electrifying blend of indigenous and western music. They are truly unique performers and their spirit & energy appeals to audiences with a variety of musical tastes from world to folk to dance.Their music spans many cultures by using a wide range of instruments that reflect their travels around the world. Powerful chants sung in the ancient language of Sanskrit …..East meets West with a spark of spirit and dance.
Caitlin & Sika live in the mountains above Golden Bay with their children on their horse ranch and are living a self-sufficient, eco-friendly lifestyle with organic gardens, passive solar, warming their house, sheeps wool to insulate the walls and a mini hydro system to power up the satellite dish to get broadband.Listen to how conscious entertainers use their skills to both educate and uplift the human spirit to initiate us into becoming aware of our inherent capabilities of being truly human.www.caitlinsika.com
With 26 years in sustainable systems, design, leadership and philosophy Brendan has also explored traditional food production spending much time in Asia learning this process.The urgency is to convert NZ to a new era in farming to horticulture, and the Asian model that supports large populations has many sustainable possibilities.
In essence, a new Gaian (whole Geo systems) thinking needs to be enacted where we can turn crises into opportunity.Brendan has degrees in agricultural systems and horticulture … plus regional and urban landscaping and rural development.Executive Chair and founder of econation2020 Trust, he has just completed lecturing in Sustainable Horticulture and Resource Management Degree program at Unitec NZ.
Sue Kedgley, is currently the Chairperson of the New Zealand Parliament Health Committee, a Green Member of Parliament for 9 years and her most recent book, is titled Eating Safely in a Toxic World. The interview covers, food labeling, irradiated food, poor quality food in hospitals, retirement villages and prisons, diet and sugar drinks, deteriorating teeth, education to what is a good diet and political party politics. Also, Codex and TGA effects from Australia where we get an insight to the state of affairs of Health across NZ and the way out, by growing our own vegetables in our own back yard.
Sue tells us as it is, in the way food is processed and consumed in NZ and the huge challenge around changing food and eating habits. Particularly, ways that empower the individual and family to once again take charge of our choices on what we can do, to get closer to our food source and become a strong healthy nation once again. http://www.greens.org.nz/people/suekedgley