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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.
November 2010 Posts
Genevieve is a Certified Aware Parenting Instructor.The Peaceful Parent Institute, founded by Genevieve and Dan Simperingham here in NZ offer peaceful solutions to parenting problems and run seminars and workshops plus, provide one on one parent coaching.Their core message is a parent child relationship that is based on communication, care, trust and love that eliminates the need for rewards and punishments.Genevieve Simperingham is an Irish woman, living in New Zealand since 2000. Dan is from Auckland, New Zealand. They have been working together since they first met in Dublin in 1995."We are passionate about supporting parents and helping them learn how to stay emotionally connected with their children through the inevitable conflicts and differences of opinion that are normal in close relationships. We share with parents that conflicts offer an opportunity for growth, learning and deeper understanding of each other and ourselves as parents. The skills that we teach allow the bond to ever deepen between the parent and their child."
Among Genevieve and Dan's areas of expertise are recovery from childhood conditioning (including abuse and trauma) and the healing of pre-natal and birth traumas. In their parenting courses, they bring to parents great wisdom and experience from their years of facilitating inner child work with adults. Their work has taught them that it's never too late to have a happy childhood, but the earlier it happens the better!Listen to a very lucid and inspiring interview of an exceptionally compelling way to parent children and teenagers into being.www.peaceful-parent.com
Kay Urlich is a pioneer in the field of balancing the mind and engaging the heart through energy fields.While searching for answers to her own health crisis Kay discovered four new energy fields. Kay found that the alignment and structure of these fields was vital to activating life-force to promote healing from within.Kay explains how most of the problems we have can be directly related to trauma held in the energy fields and this is the main cause of destruction to our life force.Through these fields we are able to bring about transformation of the heart and mind, opening us to the gifts of consciousness and awakening us to our evolutionary process.
The conflict within ourselves affects not only our personal health but is directly related to the healing and evolution of the whole planet.Evolution is not about chasing answers outside of ourselves, it’s about the search for harmony with our own energy fields.
Liese Groot-Alberts is a grief therapist, lecturer, public speaker, clinical supervisor and team-trainer.“Liese is a gifted presenter and therapist, whose work reflects a profound understanding of loss, grief, bereavement and the significance of hope”.Having worked alongside Elisabeth Kubler-Ross she has a deep understanding and assisting around what we as a human species must all experience.How can we connect with someone transitioning from this life? How do we show we care for a loved one and how does one grieve and heal from the trauma of loss?How can family and community respond to support you in the situation of death and grief?Now we are in a different era where we see the body, heart and soul as one whole being and on a multi-dimensional level.
The probability that our life goes beyond death is basically a certainty.Bringing the subject of Death, Dying and Transisition into our daily life allows us to be better equipped with loss, grief and bereavement as well as palliative care.Listen to someone who's care and warmth can soothe and show us a way through challenging timeswww.liesegrootalberts.com
Imagine a country where there is balance between the rich and poor, and no one goes without the basic necessities of life; where the environment and nature support life without harsh pesticides and chemicals.Imagine a place where crime and violence are progressively diminished as people move to understand the consequences of their actions and take full responsibility for themselves. Unconditional love would be the foundation for all we do and we would not afraid to express that.This is the vision of The Awareness Party.The Awareness Party is a brand new ethical political movement - not a party - formed to vision a better future, and to work with issues of the day, initially in New Zealand, but ultimately as a model for the world. It is based on the conscious awareness of the truth of life on this planet and intended to harness people power to create change. It acknowledges that we are one people on one planet and what affects one affects all - therefore we need to care for our home, Earth, and for each other.
To achieve this vision will not be easy, and the founder, Lisa Er, advocates the model stated by American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, Buckminster Fuller:"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
This political movement describes the current political systems as operating with no understanding of the relationship between consciousness and matter. However there is now a shift involving humanity’s deepest knowing and understanding of ourselves and our universe.So The Awareness Party is committed to operating within the context and understanding of the inter-relationship of all things.Therefore all future policies or responses will be based on the following 7 Founding Principles:
The Awareness Party describes itself as environmentally deep green but also strongly values and support science and business when working from integrity. They are highly suspicious of big business and the banking system and are looking at financial alternatives and community currencies.It’s time to take notice! In the past, people suffered in order to give us a say in how our lives and our countries are run. If we turn our backs on that right we will be in serious trouble. As Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”The Awareness Party has developed a set of Awareness’ with the intention that they become a discussion forum at Awareness Parties and in small community groups. The purpose of these awareness’ that they have developed, is not to give the answers, but to raise the questions.The 7 Awareness’ are:
An informal celebration of the launch of this movement is 11 am, Saturday November 13th, in The Garden Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre. All welcome. (Koha for expenses.)