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08Apr2024

You Are Not Alone: Sexual Assault Awareness (Webinar Panel Discussion)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

This April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we will learn how to take steps to build connected communities and enhance our knowledge of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. In addition, we invite you to explore how to create safe communities where everyone feels safe and supported. We’re asking you to join us in building connected communities that promote equity and respect, as our connections to one another have an impact more significant than just ourselves. We can start here, together.

Wear the color, Teal!!!

Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.

  • Consent must be freely given and informed, and a person can change their mind at any time.
  • Consent is more than a yes or no. It is a dialogue about desires, needs, and level of comfort with different sexual interactions.

“We Believe you. We Are Here for you. It is Not Your Fault.”

Choosing to violate another person is not about “drinking too much”, “trying to have a good time,” or” getting carried away,” nor is it about the clothes someone was wearing, how they were acting, or what type of relationship they have with the person who abused them. Violating another person is a choice. It is not the choice of the person being harassed or abused.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) https://www.nsvrc.org

In this webinar, YANA panelists will be discussing their personal experiences, path to healing, and resiliency that supported the reframing of the distorted beliefs that may have kept them from knowing they are always welcomed in community and sexual violence is a violent act against another not caused by the victim and chosen by the perpetrator/abuser. We will be sharing personal stories of resilience and growth, and providing resources and tools for individuals to reclaim their lives after trauma. Panel members also share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel.

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so you will not be seen unless you request to be. There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you want. Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds. They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

All registered attendees will receive a replay within 48 hrs of the original broadcast.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Laura Kustaborder, Mai Nguyen, Anna Smith, Leza Vivio.


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

03Apr2024

Art in the Garden Spring 2024 Flow Club

Presented as part of OMA's Youth Programming

Every Wednesday, April 3rd-May 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm

WHERE: Borland Garden

527 N Beatty St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This is a FREE program. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Join the Art In The Garden Flow Club!

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. Stars form a circle and in the center, we dance. – Rumi

Led by Jodi Iddings and Princes Gonzalez, students in Flow Club have opportunities to connect to their physical bodies and internal energies. The mission of Flow Club at Borland Garden is to hold space for students to express themselves through mindful movement and poetry, while simultaneously deepening their appreciation for nature and their community. Youth are empowered to tap into who they truly are, and become leaders and creators of positive change. Our students will leave with a tight-knit community, whom they know truly care for them. Flow Club is offered in Spanish and English.
 
More information and registration info can be found HERE!
 
*Donations to support Flow Club and future Youth Programming is appreciated.  Please donate what brings you joy!
 
*Registration is limited and, in the interest of equity, at least half of the spots are reserved for youth who identify as low-income and/or are of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx heritage. La información en español está abajo.
 
WHO: Teens age 9-15
 
WHEN: Wednesdays April 3rd through May 8th; 5- 6:30 pm
 
WHERE: Flow Club is held outdoors at Borland Garden in East Liberty (527 North Beatty Street). 
 
COST: Spring Flow Club will be offered as a free program to all.
Please consider donating $10-$200 based on your family's ability to support this program.
 
SUPPORT & INFO: For support filling out this form, if you are not able to fill out the required item lines, or if you have questions, text or call us at: 412.592.5711 or email us at artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com and we will help. For more information about Art in the Garden, check out our website: https://omaartinthegarden.org/ 
 

en español

Dirigidos por Jodi Iddings y Princes González, los estudiantes de Flow Club tienen oportunidades de conectarse con sus cuerpos físicos y energías internas. La misión de Flow Club en Borland Garden es brindar un espacio para que los estudiantes se expresen a través del movimiento consciente y la poesía, al mismo tiempo que profundizan su aprecio por la naturaleza y su comunidad. Los jóvenes tienen el poder de aprovechar quiénes son realmente y convertirse en líderes y creadores de cambios positivos. Nuestros estudiantes se irán con una comunidad muy unida, que saben que realmente se preocupa por ellos. Flow Club se ofrece en español e inglés.

Puede encontrar más información e información de registro AQUÍ *Se agradecen las donaciones para apoyar el Flow Club y la futura programación de Arte en el Jardin ; ¡Dona lo que te trae alegría!

 
 *La inscripción es limitada y, en aras de la equidad, al menos la mitad de los lugares están reservados para jóvenes que se identifican como de bajos ingresos y/o son de ascendencia negra, indígena y latina. 

 QUIEN: Adolecentes 9-15

CUANDO: Miercoles 3 de Abril de Mayo 8,2024.
 
DONDE? Club de Flow esta en Borland Garden en 527 North Beatty Street. 
 
SOPORTE E INFORMACIÓN: Si necesita ayuda para completar este formulario, si no puede completar las líneas de elementos requeridas o si tiene preguntas, simplemente envíenos un mensaje de texto o llámenos al: 412.592.5711 o envíenos un correo electrónico a artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com y ayudaremos. Para obtener más información sobre temas y actividades dia

Venue Location Map

 

28Mar2024

Empath Support Circle (Zoom Meeting)

Join in our monthly online Empath assembly to support those who identify as energetically sensitive beings and share in sanctuary space!

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting

$5 Donation Requested

Calling all Lightworkers, Empaths, and High Vibrating Souls... Join in our monthly assembly to share space and support one another, as well as do our part to raise the vibration of the collective!

Now more than ever, we need the support of an understanding spiritual community. Our mission is to set aside this time to come together with like-minded individuals and share. Being an empath is a gift and a strength. And sometimes it’s confusing. The Empath Support Circle is a fun and loving monthly gathering of energy sensitives who understand, share, and support the empath experience.

This is a free-flowing group with no fixed agenda. When appropriate, skills and techniques are recommended by members to facilitate expansion and growth!

$5 Donation Requested. Everyone is welcome.

If you are unable to pay for a ticket, you may reach out to us for a complimentary one. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated. 

Due to popular demand, we are opening this up to an online forum to eliminate the barriers of transportation. This group meets in person regularly on the 3rd Friday of the month at Visions Reiki & Soul Spa in Strabane, PA.

Please note: Becasue this is a support group format, we expect all participants to be able to be seen, so cameras must be on to foster the connection and feelings of safety of all members. We will limit the size of the group to ensure that all particpants will be able to fit onto one zoom screen.

 

Meet Your Facilitators

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

viviotherapy.com

sacredcenteredyou.com

 

 

Robin Clarke, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and writer. Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within. Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award.

 

11Mar2024

You Are Not Alone: The Physical Manifestation of Trauma (Webinar Panel Discussion)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you.” - Dr. Gabor Maté

The long-term consequences of trauma can manifest in numerous ways that affect your physical health. Sadly, a history of trauma is correlated with many chronic physical ailments. The unfortunate reality is many medical professionals are ignorant of these connections and the root causes of our ailments can go untreated, leaving us in both physical and emotional pain.

The journey of healing is unique to each individual. With the appropriate support, healing is possible. In this webinar, YANA panel members will be sharing personal stories of survival, resilience, resources, and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing.

This month, our featured panelist is Angela Failor, owner of Shine Your Light! LLC, has a passion for empowering others to holistically heal from the physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of trauma and to say “No More” to all forms of abuse. Angela has a powerful story of healing from the physical manifestations of trauma in her life and is writing a book about her amazing journey to inspire others to never lose hope!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel.

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so you will not be seen unless you request to be. There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you want. Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds. They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

All registered attendees will receive a replay within 48 hrs of the original broadcast.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Laura Kustaborder, Mai Nguyen, Anna Smith, Leza Vivio.


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

07Mar2024

Clearing All Limiting Energies and Beliefs Using Human Design and N.E.T. with Katie Rubin (5-Wk Course)

Explore the healing power of using the NeuroEmotional Technique and Divine Light Transmission to clear limiting beliefs in this 5 wk course

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting March 7th

Course Fee: $175

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Profound Healing in 5 Weeks

Using NeuroEmotional Technique (N.E.T.)and Divine Light Transmissionto Clear All Limiting Energies and Beliefs

This course will require students to have access to their birth TIME to the minute, birth city and state, and birth date. Before Day 1 of Class, each student will create their Human Design Chart for free using a link provided once they register. Then based on that information, we will work, over the course of the class to understand, quite specifically, which parts of self to listen to when attempting to make decisions for ourselves in our lives.

We will learn if we each, individually are here to experience: satisfaction, peace, surprise, or success. We will learn the 3 key questions YOUR DESIGN teaches us that YOU need to ask when trying to get clear for yourself about next steps. We will also learn where the "not-self" or the unconscious negative mind "has you" trapped in listening to it's lies, and teach you how to FREE YOURSELF from them.

Lastly, we will use N.E.T. and Divine Light Transmission to process a large portion of your pain from the past that keeps you trapped in the energies of the negative mind or lying "not-self." When we are pulled, in our lives, by the voices of the Not-Self, we are distracted from our real purpose in this incarnation. Let's get you clear on YOUR purpose and set you on the path of ONLY listening to what is truly YOU within yourself.

For more information on N.E.T.: https://www.netmindbody.com/more-information/what-is-net/

Class Dates:

March 7th, 2024

March 14th, 2024

March 21st, 2024

March 28th, 2024

April 4th, 2024

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

 

29Feb2024

Empath Support Circle (Zoom Meeting)

Join in our monthly online Empath assembly to support those who identify as energetically sensitive beings and share in sanctuary space!

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting

$5 Donation Requested

Calling all Lightworkers, Empaths, and High Vibrating Souls... Join in our monthly assembly to share space and support one another, as well as do our part to raise the vibration of the collective!

Now more than ever, we need the support of an understanding spiritual community. Our mission is to set aside this time to come together with like-minded individuals and share. Being an empath is a gift and a strength. And sometimes it’s confusing. The Empath Support Circle is a fun and loving monthly gathering of energy sensitives who understand, share, and support the empath experience.

This is a free-flowing group with no fixed agenda. When appropriate, skills and techniques are recommended by members to facilitate expansion and growth!

$5 Donation Requested. Everyone is welcome.

If you are unable to pay for a ticket, you may reach out to us for a complimentary one. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated. 

Due to popular demand, we are opening this up to an online forum to eliminate the barriers of transportation. This group meets in person regularly on the 3rd Friday of the month at Visions Reiki & Soul Spa in Strabane, PA.

Please note: Becasue this is a support group format, we expect all participants to be able to be seen, so cameras must be on to foster the connection and feelings of safety of all members. We will limit the size of the group to ensure that all particpants will be able to fit onto one zoom screen.

Meet Your Facilitators

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

viviotherapy.com

sacredcenteredyou.com

 

 

Robin Clarke, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and writer. Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within. Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award.

 

22Feb2024

Tai Chi & Secret Facilitation of the Law of Attraction (In Person & Zoom)

Join OMA for this unique exploration of Tai Chi and how it can facilitate the Law of Attraction with Sifu Eric Randolph.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get up close and personal with a great Tai Chi master of our time. Sifu Eric Randolph will discuss the physics of Tai Chi and how it can facilitate the Law of Attraction. He will explain its true purpose, which can help heal and transform our mental, emotional and physical states.

Through his years of teaching and perfecting his practice, Sifu Eric Randolph began to realize the health benefits of the art, for himself and others. While watching people embrace the most beautiful aspects of themselves, turning their despair and illness into transformation, Master Eric derived a powerful healing formula that he now offers to those who quest relief from chronic illness.

Taijiquan, commonly known as Tai Chi, is a meditative integrative learning system of universal physics which specializes in the ability to absolve all opposites so one can become one with the source to consciously perpetuate the advanced evolution of the human experience.

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Meeting.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information, as well as a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event..

About Sifu Eric Randolph

2023 Hall Of Fame Inductee Senior Master of The ICMAC International Chinese Martial Arts Confederation has taught Tai Chi through the Yang Family style 108 over 30yrs. 20 - 25yrs Gold medalists with his school Head Master of The Way Of Chi School of Internal Integrated Medicine and Esoteric Martial Arts and Transcendental Studies. He has taught and lectured at the collegiate level at Pittsburgh University, Carnegie Mellon, as well as taught and lectured at Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, taught at Washington D.C Integrated Medicine, and facilities with Dr. Ilana Seidel, Deloitte and Associates, and many more. His specialty is in Healing Chronic Illness and The practical practice and study of Immortality.

https://taoofwellbeing.weebly.com

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12Feb2024

You Are Not Alone: Healing with Self-Love (Webinar Panel Discussion)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

"You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people." - Unknown

Self-love is an important aspect of our well-being, especially when it comes to healing from trauma. Trauma can have a profound impact on our lives, and practicing self-love can be a powerful tool in our recovery journey. Engaging in self-love practices can help individuals heal from trauma by fostering a sense of safety, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. It involves recognizing and valuing one's own worth and taking steps to prioritize one's own well-being. Self-love is not about being selfish or self-centered, but rather about nurturing a healthy relationship with oneself.

In this webinar, YANA panelists will be discussing their self-love practices, sharing personal stories of resilience and growth, and providing resources and tools for individuals to cultivate self-love in their own lives. Panel members also share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel.

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so you will not be seen unless you request to be. There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you want. Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds. They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

All registered attendees will receive a replay within 48 hrs of the original broadcast.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Laura Kustaborder, Mai Nguyen, Anna Smith, Leza Vivio.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

18Jan2024

Contemplating Our Endings with Helen Stickney (3 Wk Online Course)

A 3-week course contemplating the end of our lives and what might make it possible to “end well”.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting January 18th

Course Fee: $150

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Each of us knows that one day our body will die. But are we ready for that ending, and have we taken the time to consider what it means to us?

In this three part online series, we will contemplate the end of our lives and what might make it possible to “end well”. Through guided contemplation, writing, and group discussion, we will begin to bring both meaning and action into focus.

Class Dates:

January 18th- Part 1: Impermanence

January 25th- Part 2: Identity

February 1st- Part 3: Legacy

This course is intended to bring end of life issues into clearer focus. It is a step on the journey to ending well and it is a collaborative action. Guided contemplation and writing prompts will be offered. How we cover each topic will be guided by what each participant brings to the group.

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

 

About Helen Stickney

Helen Stickney is a meditation instructor, grief companion, and end of life doula. She is a founding member of Pittsburgh Community Deathcare, and also works part time in hospice administration and green burial. In addition to a meditation practice that spans four decades, she has a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, is a certified mindfulness instructor, and has certificates in integrative thanatology, somatic healing, and compassionate presence. She is the former director of the Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People and she has worked with various meditation communities throughout the Pittsburgh area. She is currently studying with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. When not working, teaching, or studying, Helen spends most of her time in the woods.

Learn more about Helen at: pghdeathcare.com

 

11Jan2024

Discover Your Five Elements Personality Type (Online Only) CANCELLED

Discover your Five Elements Personality Archetype utilizing The Eden Method with practitioner, Angela Failor, in OMA's January lecture.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Zoom Webinar (Virtual Only)

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

**We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled.  We hope to offer it at a later date.  If you purchased a ticket, you will receive a full refund.  Our apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused and hope to see you at a future OMA event!**

It’s the beginning of a new year, and the perfect time to discover your Five Elements Personality Archetype!

In Chinese Medicine, the Five Elements represent the five energies of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. These energies are present in all things throughout nature- including you!

Learn how you uniquely flow and grow in alignment with the seasons, what supports you, what distresses you, and coping skills to help keep you emotionally balanced throughout the year utilizing The Eden Method.

This event will be recorded for later viewing. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

 

About Angela Failor

Angela Failor, owner of Shine Your Light! LLC, has a passion for empowering others to holistically heal from the physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of trauma. Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. Angela credits God, energy medicine, and other holistic modalities with healing her life.

https://shineyourlightllc.weebly.com/

08Jan2024

You Are Not Alone: Resets and Resolutions (Webinar Panel Discussion)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi

Setting resolutions can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. They provide us with a sense of direction and motivation to achieve what we desire. When we have a clear vision of what we want to achieve, it becomes easier to make decisions and take actions that move us closer to our goals. Resolutions give us a roadmap to follow, helping us stay on track and overcome obstacles along the way.

Trauma can have a significant impact on a person's ability to set and achieve resolutions. The need for safety can trigger avoidance behaviors and a desire to stay within one's comfort zone. This can make it challenging to step outside of familiar patterns and make the necessary changes to hit reset to begin again.

YANA panelists will be discussing the ways that they manage and cope with moving out their comfort zones and into new beginnings. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel.

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so you will not be seen unless you request to be. There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you want. Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds. They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

All registered attendees will receive a replay within 48 hrs of the original broadcast.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Laura Kustaborder, Mai Nguyen, Anna Smith, Leza Vivio.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

03Jan2024

Using NeuroEmotional Technique & Divine Light Transmission for Release with Katie Rubin (5-Wk Course)

Explore Profound Healing in 5 wks using NeuroEmotional Technique (N.E.T.) and Divine Light Transmission to Release Unprocessed Emotions

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting January 3rd

Course Fee: $175

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Profound Healing in 5 Weeks

Using NeuroEmotional Technique (N.E.T.)and Divine Light Transmissionto Release Unprocessed Emotionsfrom the Organs, Glands, Heart, and Mind.

In this 5 week class, each week, we will get clear on what is up for you that needs release, integration, healing, or clearing.

Katie will then use Distance Muscle Testing to determine which N.E.T. protocol to apply to your system for the Healing that will occur during each class session.The group will then enter into a profound emotional release process that will blend Divine Light Transmission through the Akashic Records and N.E.T. (For more information on N.E.T.: https://www.netmindbody.com/more-information/what-is-net/)

On week 3, there will be an opportunity to ask any and all questions you might have about your life in The Akashic Records through Katie’s channel and direct connection with The Star Beings, Consciousness and The Divine Itself.Come to class with questions!

Let’s get the guidance you need!

Class Dates:

January 3rd, 2024

January10th, 2024

January 17th, 2024

January 24th, 2024

January 31st, 2024

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

 

11Dec2023

You Are Not Alone: Healing With Seasonal Sadness (Webinar Panel Discussion)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“SAD is more than just “winter blues.” The symptoms can be distressing and overwhelming and can interfere with daily functioning. However, it can be treated. About 5 percent of adults in the U.S. experience SAD and it typically lasts about 40 percent of the year. It is more common among women than men.”

-APA

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month is in December.

A lack of sunlight combined with a busy holiday season can be a very triggering time for survivors of trauma. Statistics show that individuals who have experienced trauma may be more susceptible to seasonal depression. When it comes to the holidays, many individuals struggle with feelings of sadness, loneliness, and isolation. Pressure to be happy and cheerful during a time when you do are handling reminders of the past or the absence of loved ones who are no longer around to celebrate.

YANA panelists will be discussing the ways that they manage and cope with through self-care activities and support during these potentially stressful times. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Laura Kustaborder, Mai Nguyen, Anna Smith, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

02Dec2023

Hoʻoponopono Meditation for Healing & Forgiveness (In-Person ONLY)

Presented by Leza Vivio

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday. Doors open 1:40 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE BROADCAST LIVE OR RECORDED FOR PRIVACY

COST: Early Bird $25
Regular $30, Door $35

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Join OMA for this profound and deeply soulful journey using the Hoʻoponopono mantra in a guided meditation supported by a sound immersion!

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for forgiveness and reconciliation. It’s more than the prayer alone; it's a process of making things right in your relationships... with others, ancestors, the universe, the earth, and, most importantly, yourself.

This Hoʻoponopono guided meditation and cleansing sound immersion has always been a very powerful and moving for the participants. We will assist the group with deeper cleansing by opening the Akashic Records to facilitate healing across all time, space, and dimensions.

The roots of the word are hoʻo (to bring about) and pono (rightness)... Cleaning out the muck of our consciousness so we can begin to clear a path between us and the divine.

At the conclusion of the sound immersion and meditation, you will be invited to receive individual healing vibrations through the gong.

Participants often enjoy sitting or laying on the floor. The group meditation is about 45-55 minutes. Bring any comfy measures, such as a soft blanket, eye mask, or pillows to support your body. Please message us for any specific needs to enhance your experience.

This is a small group gathering with limited space, so it is subject to selling out. Please check with event organizer if you plan to pay at the door to be sure there is space.

About Leza Vivio

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

sacredcenteredyou.com

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17Nov2023

You Are Not Alone Trauma Symposium (Online Only)

OMA is excited to be hosting a one-day Trauma Symposium including leaders in our region’s holistic trauma-informed healing work!

9:00 am - 5:00 pm FRIDAY

LOCATION CHANGE. NOW ONLINE ONLY

THIS EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE AND RECORDED FOR LATER VIEWING

COST: Early Bird $70-85
Regular $85-100

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Trauma is pervasive. It is a leading global, public health issue, the extent of which is truly immeasurable. OMA’s mission and goal is to create collaborative conversations regarding the impact of trauma on one’s cognitive, emotional, and physical development as well as one’s interpersonal relationships and life choices. We believe that when we heal ourselves in the present, we heal the generations to come.

You Are Not Alone

Since 2020, we have devoted ourselves to supporting our world of trauma survivors by coming together on a monthly basis for an ongoing panel discussion on healing from trauma. This symposium will bring together several of those panelists to share their resources for healing and resiliency as they address them through complimentary, alternative, and holistic practices. Presentations will be from licensed therapists and certified practitioners who specialize in the following alternative treatments for trauma care: energy healing, EMDR, Brainspotting, movement therapy, and sound healing.

This Symposium is for everyone... Trauma-informed practitioners who are interested in learning more about alternative methods to support their clients in healing from trauma, as well as those on their own journey of healing.

6.5 CEU’s will be available for those in the field of counseling and psychology are available at additional cost. 

Group Rates Available:

Contact events@omapittsburgh.org if you have a group of 3 or more attending for a discounted rate.

*** PLEASE NOTE: VENUE CHANGE***

Out of an abundance of caution and proximity to the upcoming holidays, we are now doing this event online only.

This event will be live broadcasted as a Zoom Webinar. Participants will not be on camera. Each registered participant will also receive a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information in your email confirmation, as well as from Eventbrite prior to the start of the event.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.

 

Agenda

9:00 am: Welcome from OMA & Keynote Presentation—What is Trauma?

10:00-11:30 am: Harnessing the Power of Mind, Body, and Spirit: EMDR, Brainspotting and Energy Work as Holistic Treatments for Trauma

Gail Hunter, LCSW, and Robin Clarke, LCSW will provide an overview and interactive demonstration in which the audience will learn and personally experience techniques that help clients reprocess and reframe traumatic memories and transform negative core beliefs on the level of mind, body, and spirit.

11:45 am-1:00 pm: Vibrational Sound & Music in Healing

Leza Vivio is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Vibrational Sound Healer. Leza will be sharing information on the history of vibrational sound healing and why sound and music can heal us on every level of our being. She will also immerse us in a brief sound bath meditation. www.sacredcenteredyou.com

1:00 pm-2:30 pm: LUNCH (On Your Own)

2:30-3:30 pm: Healing from Trauma with The Eden Method

Angela Failor is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. Angela will be teaching easy and effective energetic techniques to calm an overwhelmed nervous system. Home care videos will be shared with attendees. https://shineyourlightllc.weebly.com/

3:45-4:45 pm: The Power of Movement for Healing Trauma

Laura Kustaborder is a certified yoga teacher, meditation & mindfulness guide, Reiki master and physician assistant. She will delve into how movement and embodiment techniques foster our healing journey, as well as demonstrate practices you can adopt to calm your nervous system. www.approachableasana.com 

14Nov2023

Descent Into the Underworld: Death Meditation & Sound Bath (In-Person ONLY)

Presented by Helen Stickney & Leza Vivio

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tuesday. Doors open 6:15 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE BROADCAST LIVE OR RECORDED FOR PRIVACY

COST: Early Bird $35
Regular $40, Door $45

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Join OMA for this profound and deeply soulful journey through your own death experience in a guided meditation supported by a sound bath!

One thing is certain, each of us will die one day. The good news is that we can begin to face our own mortality in this very moment, using it as a way to transform and heal our lives.

Join meditation guide, Helen Stickney, and sound and energy healer, Leza Vivio, on a journey exploring the tender impermanence of our human existence. A combined sound bath and guided visualization will gently lead us through visualizing our own death process. Contemplating the end of our lives can help us live our daily lives more fully.

The guided journey will last about 45-60 minutes. There will be discussion and preparation beforehand and time afterward for processing, emotional support and energy clearing. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and/or whatever you need to feel comfortable lying on the floor for an hour. There will be chairs available for anyone who would prefer not to lie down.

Please bring a journal and a yoga mat, blanket, and/or whatever you need to support your body and feel comfortable if lying on the floor is your preference for the hour (or more) of the meditation. There will be chairs available for anyone who would prefer not to lie down.

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224).  This event will NOT be broadcast online or recorded.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND THE EVENT IS SUBJECT TO SELLING OUT.

About  Helen Stickney & Leza Vivio

Helen Stickney is a meditation instructor, grief companion, and end of life doula. She is a founding member of Pittsburgh Community Deathcare, and also works part time in hospice administration and green burial. In addition to a meditation practice that spans four decades, she has a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, is a certified mindfulness instructor, and has certificates in integrative thanatology, somatic healing, and compassionate presence. She is the former director of the Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People and she has worked with various meditation communities throughout the Pittsburgh area. She is currently studying with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. When not working, teaching, or studying, Helen spends most of her time in the woods

pghdeathcare.com

 

 

 

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

sacredcenteredyou.com

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13Nov2023

Trauma Responses and Holiday Gatherings

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

"Why Do I Feel This Way??? "

For many of us, social/family gatherings can be triggering in ways we don't anticipate or recognize until we are experiencing the aftermath in our own bodies. Sometimes we don't know why we react strongly to social/familial events, and other times, we can name and understand our experience. In any case, we might be wondering: how can I prevent this reaction next time? Explore these questions and more as panelists discuss what collective gatherings have meant for them and how we can all learn more easeful ways of moving through difficult social spaces.

Join YANA panelists as we ask one another our questions and about how our own journey of healing and coping through social gatherings. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

28Oct2023

Art in the Garden Fall Festival 2023

Presented by OMA's Art In the Garden Program

12:00 pm -3:00 pm Saturday

WHERE: Borland Garden

527 N Beatty St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This is a FREE event

Join Art in the Garden for our Fall Festival!

Come relax in the garden and join us for arts, activities, and snacks!

Located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, Borland Garden has a native food forest, small fruit orchard, rain garden with a cistern that collects rain from our roofs, lawn, annual vegetable beds, and herb gardens.

Join us for pumpkin carving, s'more & hot pretzel making, stone soup, Afro-Latin Percussion and Dance with Miguel Sague III, hula hooping and flow with Jodi Iddings, multi-lingual storytelling, free books from Reading is FUNdamental, sensory friendly activities with Takeela Washington of Sensory Super Powers, and more! Costumes welcome. If you like, bring a vegetable (any kind!) to add to the stone soup.

The event is FREE. ALL are WELCOME.

12-3 Pumpkin Carving with pumpkins from Soergel Orchards

12-3 Screen printing with the Andy Warhol Museum

12-3 Hazelnut planting and exploring fall seeds with Tree Pittsburgh

12-3 Mindful Eating and Positivity Board with the Hafeman Lab

12-3 Vendors: Stories Like Me, Sweet Shop, Didi Art Creations

12-2 Hot pretzel making in the garden’s wood fired oven

12-1 Bulb Planting with ecologist Sten Carlson

12-1 Stone Soup

12:30-1:30 Sensory Super Powers with Takeela Washington

1:30-2 Flow Class with Jodi Iddings and Princes Gonzalez

2-3 Afro-Latin Percussion, Dance, Song and Storytelling with Miguel Sague III

2-3 Campfire and S’mores

Sponsored by Tree Pittsburgh, Soergel Orchards, Spak Brothers, The Andy Warhol Museum, Whole Foods, Home Depot, and The Heinz Endowments.

The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community and, through that work, to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are devoted to advancing our vision of southwestern Pennsylvania as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Our work is supported by reliable data based on equitable, results-focused goals to cultivate a world where all are treated with fairness and respect and have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

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26Oct2023

A Sacred Journey Into Past Lives (In-Person ONLY)

Presented by Leza Vivio & Robin Clarke of OMA

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:15 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE BROADCAST LIVE OR RECORDED FOR PRIVACY

COST: Early Bird $45
Regular $50, Door $55

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Back by popular demand... Join OMA's own practitioners as they take us on a deep dive to explore our soul's journey through meditation and writing!

Past life and soul regression utilizes a form of hypnotherapy often used by clients as a way to investigate their memories of other parts of their soul’s journey. It is also designed to assist participants in answering questions about their life’s purpose and plan. This experience offers a psycho-spiritual journey through time and space, which can alleviate difficult anxieties and fears that are connected to various incarnations that defy our conscious awareness. Here we can not only discover information about our challenges, but also our soul mates and soul agreements.

Rooted in the teachings of Dolores Cannon, Leza and Robin will invite you on a sacred, guided journey into who you were before this earthly incarnation. By inducing a lucid hypnotic state and accessing the vibrational energy of divine consciousness, we will experience what it means to be a direct channel for oneself for the sake of deepest healing and development in this lifetime. You don’t need someone to tell you about your past—you need only the vibrational and psychic space to journey!

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224).  This event will NOT be broadcast online or recorded.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND THE EVENT IS SUBJECT TO SELLING OUT.

About Leza Vivio & Robin Clarke

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

Robin Clarke, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and writer. Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within. Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award.

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13Oct2023

Fall Into You, Holistic Health & Wellness Retreat

A Weekend to Reflect. Release. Restore. Connect. in the beautiful Laurel Highlands

Join us for a weekend of self-care! Fall is a time for reflection and restoration… A time to look inside and find peace.

Discover and experience a wide variety of Complementary and Alternative Healing Therapies, as well as explore your own spiritual awakening and personal growth.

Energy Medicine ~ Sound Healing ~ Movement Medicine ~ Writing ~ Spirituality ~ Meditation ~ Mindfulness

We are thrilled to have some of the regions most thoughtful, caring, and experienced holistic practitioners to demonstrate techniques and guide us on a journey towards wellness for emotional, spiritual and physical health throughout this weekend immersion held in the heart of the scenic Laurel Highlands.

This retreat is an intimate experience and private event, so registration may fill up quickly.

Registration Cost:

$275 Full Weekend Retreat (Ends 10/10/2023)

$300 Late Registration (Begins 10/11)

Meals provided by Simply Good Gourmet. Please email leza.vivio@omapittsburgh.org if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please Note:

All weekend activities will be held at a private address in Donegal, PA. The location will given to attendees upon confirmed registration.

Overnight Accommodations are not included in the ticket price. Each attendee is responsible for their lodging.

Below is a link to Donegal area accommodations for your convenience:
Donegal Area Accommodations

 

Our Presenters (see Bios):

Robin Clarke, Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Writer, and Teacher

Angela Failor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner

Gail Hunter, Psychotherapist, Holistic Practiioner, OMA President of the Board, and Founding Member

Leza Vivio, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Vibrational Sound Healer

Nicole Howells, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer

 

Agenda:

Friday Evening

6:30pm-9:30pm: Opening Circle & Evening Fireside Meditation (weather permitting)

Saturday

8:30am-10am: Breakfast & Chat

10{00am-11:30am: Narrative Therapy with Gail Hunter

12:00pm-1:30pm: The Eden Method with Angela Failor

1:30pm-3:00pm Lunch & Chat

3:00pm-4:30pm: Primordial Purity 101 with Robin Clarke

5:00pm-6:30 Sacred Journey Into Past Lives with Leza Vivio

7:00pm-8:30pm: Dinner & Chat

8:30 pm: Fireside Circle (weather permitting)

Sunday

8:30am-10:00am: Breakfast & Chat

10:00am-11:30am: Movement and Breath-work with Nicole Howell

11:30am 1:30pm: Closing Circle

 

Highlights from our Spring 2023 Retreat!

Highlights from our Fall 2022 Retreat!

 

 

10Oct2023

Eye of Vision ~ The Soul’s Organ of Perception (In-Person + Virtual)

Presented by William Meader

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm TUESDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $25
Regular $27.50, Door $30

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Walking the spiritual path requires that we recognize the changing nature of vision in our lives, particularly as it pertains to the use of the third eye. Sometimes called the Eye of Vision, this organ of the soul slowly opens over the course of many incarnations. By so doing, it gradually gives us the capacity to sense the deeper truths expressed through our individual lives, as well as outer events. In this talk, William Meader will present a deep understanding of the Eye of Vision and how to recognize its influence within our day-to-day perceptions. He will also discuss methods to further facilitate its opening.

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information, as well as a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event..

About William Meader

William Meader is an international teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy (Ageless Wisdom). He presents a variety of esoteric topics to audiences in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His work—often described as a ‘next step’ in spiritual evolution—assists students in the refinement of the higher abstract mind in order that they might align with the soul’s creative intention, thereby coming en rapport with the One Life and the ashram (inner home of the soul). William’s gentle humor, sensitivity and deep understanding of the spiritual path is appreciated by dedicated students of the Esoteric Philosophy—also known as the Ageless Wisdom —worldwide.

Venue Location Map

09Oct2023

Healing After Domestic Violence

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence goes beyond physical abuse. Isolation, intimidation, insults, gaslighting, humiliation, stalking, and threats, as well as the minimizing or deflection of these behaviors, are also hallmarks of this type of violence. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. Unfortunately, several of us on the panel have witnessed and survived domestic violence abuse.

Our webinar also will be held on Indigenous People's Day. Native American survivors are twice as likely to experience rape or sexual assault, two and a half times more likely to experience violent crimes, and five times more likely to be victims of homicide in their lifetimes compared to all other races in the country.

Our panelist, Anna Smith (Lakota Sioux, enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe), will be speaking on how generational and cultural factors contribute to Domestic violence, as well as talk about the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women.

Join YANA panelists as we ask one another our questions and about how our own journey of healing from domestic violence. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

We will be donating proceeds to the White Buffalo Calf Women's Society, which is a 501c3 Native Non-Profit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. They offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud Reservation.  https://www.wbcws.org

For those in need of help, the National Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24/7 in languages: English, Spanish and 200+ through interpretation service. 1-800-799-7233

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

05Oct2023

Spiritual Activation & Trauma Healing with Katie Rubin CANCELLED

Join us for this 5 week course that explores Spiritual Activation & Trauma Healing: A Path to Becoming Whole with Katie Rubin

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting October 11th

** THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

Join us for the next course in tapping into the healing potential and divine light with Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin!

In this 5 week class, we will get clear on your core wounds and begin to very deeply bring the Divine Light to your deepest personal trauma. As we do so, we will simultaneously be aligning you with your Spirit Guides, Star Team, Angels, Higher Self, and Divine Consciousness Itself. Trauma Healing IS Spiritual Alignment work. And, Spiritual Activation facilitates trauma healing.

Let's DIG IN and get it moving, and clear it all out, my friends!

Class Dates: October 11th, 2023 thru November 8th, 2023

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

 

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

 

28Sep2023

Writing to Heal (In-Person + Virtual)

Join OMA's own, Robin Clarke, in an exploration of parts of ourselves that call to us in this interactive writing-and-healing workshop

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $25
Regular $27.50, Door $30

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

“But where the danger is, also grows the saving power.”  —“Patmos,” Friedrich Holderlïn

In this interactive writing-and-healing workshop, we will explore memories and parts of ourselves that may have been difficult to feel or acknowledge and yet beckon, all the more, to be witnessed with compassion. To see with compassion means not only to bring kindness but also openness and curiosity about the larger context for our lives—the forces at work in our choices and the choices of others. From compassion we derive wisdom and, therefore, peace. 

We will use guided meditation, writing, and energetic healing practices to bring into the light that which we have carried unseen—sometimes unseen even to ourselves. When we write from an intention of openness, curiosity, and self-love, we have the capacity to directly channel the wisdom of our higher self. We can unravel stories about the past that do not serve us, reframe and release negative beliefs, and experience healing on emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels.  

Bring your journal or computer.  Bring your hopes, wishes, and needs. 

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Meeting.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information, as well as a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event..

About Robin Clarke

Robin Clarke, LCSW,  is a psychotherapist and writer.  Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within.  Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award. 

Venue Location Map

14Sep2023

Tap & Talk with Lisa Buford (Virtual Only)

Improve your physical, mental and emotional health by using EFT presented by Eden Energy Medicine founding faculty member, Lisa Buford

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Zoom Meeting (Virtual Only)

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

You can improve your physical, mental and emotional health by learning and consistently applying Emotional Freedom Technique.  EFT has been clinically proven to be 80% effective in treating trauma, stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, grief and addictive cravings.  Presently it is being used to treat PTSD in Veteran Hospitals and by practitioners worldwide. 

We invite you to join in for this interactive Zoom event on the amazing benefits of talking and tapping.  Workshop leader Lisa Buford has been ‘talking and tapping’ since 1999.  Combining Gary Craig’s acupressure-tapping technique with Dr. David Smith’s Chinese-style acupressure-tapping she will present an easy, user friendly, simple and effective tool.  

A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

 

About Lisa Buford

Lisa Buford is an Eden Energy Medicine founding faculty member, teaches Fundamentals, Years 2, 3 and 4 and is an Advanced Practitioner. She has been in private practice for nearly 25 years.  Additionally, Lisa is certified as an Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and is a licensed Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant.  Lisa has been published in Energy Medicine and Brain Gym journals, has presented twice at IGEEM, been a keynote speaker for Headstart and has been interviewed multiple times. She comes with passion, skill, wisdom and humor. Lisa loves to teach, mentor and work with clients, meeting people where they are so they can be empowered and inspired to move toward what they want and Learn to Thrive!

www.lisabuford.com

11Sep2023

The Role of Art in Healing After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

I could say things with color and shape that I couldn’t’ say any other way – things I had no words for… -Margaret Naumburg

Making art in any form—writing, visual art, dance, music and more—provides a powerful pathway for inquiring into and healing traumatic events. By excavating memory, we find meaning and explore and reframe negative imprints and beliefs. Moreover, to make is to create, which is the opposite of victimization. The act itself heals by transforming terrifying or wounding experiences into something beautiful and affirming of our gifts. Join as we explore how art can be a pathway for healing and imagine what a practice for ourselves might look like.

Join YANA panelists as we ask one another our questions and about how art affected our journey of healing. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

22Aug2023

A Sacred Journey Into Past Lives (In-Person ONLY)

Presented by Leza Vivio & Robin Clarke of OMA

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm TUESDAY. Doors open 6:15 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE BROADCAST LIVE OR RECORDED FOR PRIVACY

COST: Early Bird $45
Regular $50, Door $55

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Join us as two of OMA's own practitioners take us on a deep dive as we explore our soul's journey through meditation and writing!

Past life and soul regression utilizes a form of hypnotherapy often used by clients as a way to investigate their memories of other parts of their soul’s journey. It is also designed to assist participants in answering questions about their life’s purpose and plan. This experience offers a psycho-spiritual journey through time and space, which can alleviate difficult anxieties and fears that are connected to various incarnations that defy our conscious awareness. Here we can not only discover information about our challenges, but also our soul mates and soul agreements.

Rooted in the teachings of Dolores Cannon, Leza and Robin will invite you on a sacred, guided journey into who you were before this earthly incarnation. By inducing a lucid hypnotic state and accessing the vibrational energy of divine consciousness, we will experience what it means to be a direct channel for oneself for the sake of deepest healing and development in this lifetime. You don’t need someone to tell you about your past—you need only the vibrational and psychic space to journey!

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224).  This event will NOT be broadcast online or recorded.

About Leza Vivio & Robin Clarke

Leza Vivio, D. Div, LPC, CMHIP, CSITP, is a healing arts practitioner and psychotherapist focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counselling. At the core of her work is a strong emphasis on radical personal transformation and empowerment. Leza is known widely for her abilities as a sound healer and inspirational speaker, as well as the founder of Sacred. Centered. You. Leza has been regressing groups of spiritual seekers from here to Mt Shasta for the last few years with amazing results. She has a passion for both the scientific and intuitive, the practical and the mystical... She enjoys finding the bridges between these worlds and making them accessible to the seeker.

Robin Clarke, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and writer. Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within. Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award.

Venue Location Map

14Aug2023

Healing into Joyful Relationships After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

Join YANA panelists as we ask one another our questions and about friendship, vulnerability, attachment, and healing. As we grow older, creating new relationships and making new friends can be difficult. For many of us, life seems busier than ever. Forging new friendships while nurturing our current relationships and tending to our responsibilities, may take a type of effort and thoughtfulness we did not need to draw upon when we were younger. It can also be a source of great joy, connection, and healing.

Seeking inspiration from the poet Reiner Maria Rilke, we will allow ourselves to “love the questions themselves. Live the questions now.” Throughout the conversation, we will share our difficulties, struggles, the answers we have found along our journeys, and the questions we are still living.

This conversation is meant to make space for our curiosities, to be a birthplace for our deepest and truest hopes, and to support our remembrance that we are not alone. And, even as we remember we are not alone, we also remember the answers to our questions will ultimately arrive from within our hearts. 

We invite you to join us, to listen, to share, connect, ask questions, share your answers, and manifest the relationships with ourselves and with others that support joy, hope, simplicity, and peace. 

Again, from Rilke, “go into yourself. Dig into yourself for a deep answer...then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose…Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” And, perhaps, that distant day is already appearing on the horizon.  

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

09Aug2023

Creating Real Change: Becoming Your Higher Self with Katie Rubin (5-Wk Course)

A 5-week course exploring a Powerful Healing and Integration by Bringing the 4th Step Together with Divine Light Transmission

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting August 9th

Course Fee: $175

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Let's explore Creating Real Change and Becoming Your Higher Self by bringing the 4th Step together with Divine Light Transmission for Powerful Healing and Integration.

In this 5-week series, we will each "take our own Inventory" using the profoundly life-changing tool of a Fourth Step, from the 12 Step Recovery Programs. One need not have "official addictions," to benefit from working a 4th Step. In fact, it has often been said that were everyone on Earth willing to see themselves as clearly as the 4th step allows, most of the world's problems would be solved. In Katie's personal experience, when we get clear on the fears and emotional needs driving our resentments, old hurts, and emotional challenges, we know exactly what to do our Energy Healing work ABOUT.

This class will give you radical self-awareness while also offering you energy healing work to process, integrate and release what keeps you from living as your spiritually aligned Higher Self.

Class Dates:

August 9th, 2023
August 16th, 2023
August 23rd, 2023
August 30th, 2023
September 6th, 2023

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

 

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

 

20Jul2023

An Integrative Approach to Addressing Low Back Pain (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Jamie DeMarco

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

In this lecture, attendees will engage in the mind, body, and spiritual approach to pain mitigation, particularly with special focus on the lower back.  Dr. DeMarco will discuss the importance of downtraining the fight, flight, freeze response and instead, focus on calming the nervous system.  She will discuss the role of breathwork, fascia lines, and posture for form, function, and stability.

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information, as well as a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event..

About Jamie DeMarco 

Jamie DeMarco received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.  After a decade of working within the traditional outpatient clinic setting, Dr. DeMarco realized how broken our current state of healthcare was and wanted to make a change.  She realized she wanted more for the patient and to feel more fulfilled as a practitioner.  Dr. DeMarco completed her postgraduate certification in Medical Therapeutic Yoga in 2019, and it was through this training that she learned and began living by the biopsychosocial approach to treating patients' pain.  Her motto is, "Treat the patient.  Not the part."  Dr. DeMarco owns a private practice, Art in Motion Physical Therapy and Wellness, in Wexford, and specializes in orthopaedic and pelvic floor dysfunction. See her website at https://www.artinmotionpt.com/

Venue Location Map

10Jul2023

Somatic Pain and Healing After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” -William James

Trauma manifests differently for each of us and can cause symptoms within mind, body, and spirit. Stress from traumatic experiences can be stored in the body and remain for years, causing a wide array of physical symptoms, if not appropriately released. Somatic healing explores the connection between mind and body, invites us into deeper awareness and connection with ourselves, and provides a safe space to release survival energy that no longer serves us.

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

Join panel members for this very important webinar discussion regarding somatic pain and healing. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

*** If you feel you are in crisis, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which offers free, 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors. Text or call 988 to be connected to a crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.***

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

29Jun2023

Dancing Mindfulness (In-Person ONLY)

Presented by Melissa Moore & PAAR (Pittsburgh Action Against Rape)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE BROADCAST LIVE OR RECORDED FOR PRIVACY

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Join OMA and PAAR as we explore Mindfulness, Music, and Movement in this transformative and healing experience

Dancing Mindfulness is a practice developed by clinical trauma specialist, Dr. Jamie Marich, that utilizes evidence-based modalities of mindfulness, psychodrama, and spiritual practices, like yoga and meditation, to promote holistic wellness and recovery. This movement workshop will teach the principals of mindfulness and incorporate music and movement with a non-judgmental attitude. Participants will focus on being aware of breath, sound, body, mind, spirit, and story through the use of music and dance.

No dance experience is required, and all physical abilities are welcome.

Learning Objectives

  • Define mindfulness and explore the benefits of practicing mindfulness to overall health and wellness.
  • Examine seven primary attitudes of mindfulness.
  • Identify the seven elements of dancing mindfulness.
  • Practice dancing mindfulness, incorporating the attitudes of mindfulness and elements of dancing mindfulness through music and movement.

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224).  This event will NOT be broadcasted live or recorded.

 

About Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore is the Supervisor of the Child and Family Counseling Center at PAAR (Pittsburgh Action Against Rape) and PA Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She provides trauma-informed therapy to children, adolescents, and adults having experienced sexual trauma at using modalities of TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), CPT(Cognitive Processing Therapy), Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT), and Sensory MotorArousal Regulation Therapy (SMART). During her study at Duquesne University, where she received her Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling Services, Melissa interned and volunteered at the Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh, providing trauma-informed individual and group counseling to survivors of domestic violence. Her thirteen years of experience working in the mental health field has been exemplified by past work at other Pittsburgh, PA community mental health agencies such as Pittsburgh Mercy, TCV Community Services, and Peoples Oakland. Performing and teaching dance most of her life, she is trained as a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator. Melissa has facilitated the Dancing Your Emotions workshop for PAAR’s Wellness Series and other community conferences in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

For More Information about Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), please visit:

www.paar.net

Venue Location Map

24Jun2023

Trauma-Informed Care Training: Creating Joy, Healing, and Repair Through Communities of Belonging

Trauma-Informed Care and Training for All

9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Zoom Webinar

$55 Registration

Each year, Art in the Garden offers a training in trauma-informed care for teachers, staff, families and the wider community. The 2023 focus is Creating Joy, Healing, and Repair Through Communities of Belonging.

Join OMA Pittsburgh to explore what trauma-informed care looks like and why it must specifically create communities of belonging. This event is for educators, therapists, parents, caregivers, camp counselors, teen leaders and anyone interested in learning more about supporting themselves and youth on a healing journey. Participants will leave this training with concrete tools for caring for oneself and others as well as a broad perspective on why trauma informed care is both an individual healing practice and a systemic intervention into creating a more just and supportive world for all. 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Act 48 hours available. CEUs available for licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists. 

 

Presenters & Topics

Callie Gropp—Moderator

Gail Hunter—Polyvagel Theory and How Trauma Affects the Brain

Lovie Jewell Jackson Foster—Why Trauma-Informed Care Must be Explicitly Anti-Racist

Isabel Kinnane-Smith, Monica Daniels, Robin Clarke—Concrete Strategies for Joy-Centered, Trauma-Informed Interventions with Youth

Shawn Fertitta—Supporting Transgender Youth 

Mark Williams—Restorative Justice Circles

See Presenter Bios and Credentials

Trauma-Informed Care is a "framework of thinking and interventions that are directed by a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects trauma has on an individual—recognizing that person’s constant interdependent needs for safety, connections, and ways to manage emotions/impulses." --Crisis Intervention Institute

Children’s Mandate: If you don’t think what I think, feel what I feel, experience what I experience, and see what I see when I look at myself, others and the world around me, how can you possibly know what is best for me?

Trauma-Informed Training provides knowledge and applicable holistic skills that can be used with a diverse population of children, youth, adults, families and the elderly. This training gives alternative options for healing, growth and the ability to thrive in one’s life, family and community.

The goals of such training are to:

  • Develop greater awareness of the needs that exist for healthy youth development and for communities where all can thrive.
  • Act as a bridge for connecting educators, community organizations, families, and professionals across the generations and the healthcare spectrum.

OMA strives to make our events accessible and affordable to all. OMA provides scholarship assistance for those who cannot afford to pay the course fee in full. We have a limited number of discounts available for this event. Please email artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com for more information or to request assistance or discounts.

Video Resources

We have assembled a number of relevant videos on trauma-informed care and trauma related topics. Please visit our Art in the Garden page and scroll down to browse these videos and related links. We hope you find them beneficial.

15Jun2023

Tapping into the Akashic Records for Transformation (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Stephanie Charles

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

Imagine accessing the Internet and gaining the knowledge tailored to help you navigate through life with more joy. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

The Akashic Records is your source, containing answers and fantastic possibilities to help you step into your authentic, powerful and joyful self.

Are you looking to create your dreams into reality? Looking to overcome limitations? Are you successful in life but can feel there is more to you than meets the eye? 

We will discuss what the Akashic Records are, the benefits of having sessions as well as what it means to learn to access them yourself. Bring your questions and we will gladly answer them.

We invite you to explore YOU! 

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.

About Stephanie Charles

Stephanie Charles is an Akashic Records consultant and teacher, having over 20 years of experience with clients nationally and internationally.  

She was trained in accessing the Akashic Records and has combined her training with her own personal gifts, serving many to gain new awareness to achieving their dreams and the discovery of their beautiful self.

Venue Location Map

12Jun2023

Working Through Defenses After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma response.”

There’s a belief that what we call personality is actually how we protect ourselves from the anxiety and depression that comes from our wounds.  Our trauma shapes us in so many ways.  Some shut down and close off, while others distract at all cost and appear productive or hard-working.  As we work on our healing and growth, it is important to examine all of the ways that we use potentially poor or uninformed coping strategies.  So many of these were developed to maintain a sense of safety from people and things that are perhaps no longer part of our world, but are now deeply integrated into our daily practices. 

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

Join panel members for this very important webinar discussion on their own journey with working through personal defenses. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

07Jun2023

Highest Level Healing: Clearing Every Layer with Katie Rubin (5-Wk Course)

Join us for this 5 week course that explores clearing energy blocks around a central theme/challenge/trauma or injury in your life.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting June 7th

Course Fee: $175

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

In this 5-week course, each week, we will focus on clearing one SPECIFIC type of energy block around a central theme/challenge/trauma or injury in your life.  

Week 1, we will clear: Entities

Week 2, we will clear: Demons or Demonic Energies

Week 3, we will clear: Past Life Commitments and Vows

Week 4, we will clear: Karmic Energies

Week 5, we will clear: Emotional Trauma from this timeline

For those beginning or already traveling the road of Conscious Awakening, Emotional Processing and Energy Healing, who are eager to deepen their spiritual engagement and travel further toward growth and resilience, this class is for you!

Class Dates:

June 7, 2023

June 14, 2023

June 21, 2023

June 28, 2023

July 5, 2023

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

The link for the course will be shared in the confirmation email, as well as prior to each class. All links will come from Eventbrite, so PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS if you do not receive a confirmation after your ticket purchase.

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

 

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

 

25May2023

Doubt No More ~ It is Certain (ZOOM WEBINAR ONLY)

Presented by Diane Scabilloni

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

THIS IS NOW ZOOM WEBINAR ONLY

THIS EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click Here for more information.

As an adult, we often bring into our world old thoughts and feelings from our past that do not serve us well. These include: doubts, fears, judgments and comparing ourselves to others, etc. These thoughts become habits. We don’t even know we are doing it. We are typically surrounded by other people thinking the same way so we don’t even question it.

What if an interactive journey of reading a children's book could:

*Open your heart and mind for more self love and gentleness

*Expand to your next level of self discovery and knowledge

*Give you tools to fend off insecurities and be rooted in empowerment

Would you be curious enough to join us?

This is a live event will livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar ONLY.

About Diane Scabilloni

Diane Scabilloni is an Inspirational Author and Speaker. Diane has been a writer since childhood starting with a small diary with the lock and key. This is where she began to express her deepest secrets during a very difficult growing up. While on her spiritual healing journey, she created several children's books on Doubt, Comparison and Identity.

Diane's warm gentle approach sheds light on difficult topics and brings empowerment, energy and healing of spirit.

 

19May2023

Spring Into You, Holistic Health & Wellness Retreat

A Weekend to Transform, Transcend, Create, and Connect in the beautiful Laurel Highlands

 

Discover and experience a wide variety of Complementary and Alternative Healing Therapies, as well explore your own spiritual awakening and personal growth with a variety of holistic health practitioners that will be present to support and guide you on this amazing weekend retreat.

Energy Medicine ~ Wisdom Circles ~ Sound Healing ~ Movement Medicine ~ Writing To Heal ~ Spirituality ~ Meditation ~ Mindfulness

We are thrilled to have some of the regions most thoughtful, caring, and experienced holistic practitioners to demonstrate techniques and guide us on a journey towards wellness for emotional, spiritual and physical health throughout this weekend immersion held in the heart of the scenic Laurel Highlands.

This retreat is an intimate experience and private event, so registration may fill up quickly.

Registration Cost:

$275 Full Weekend Retreat (Ends 5/15/2023)

$300 Late Registration (5/16-5/19)

Meals provided by Simply Good Gourmet. Please email leza.vivio@omapittsburgh.org if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please Note:

All weekend activities will be held at a private address in Donegal, PA. The location will given to attendees upon confirmed registration.

Overnight Accommodations are not included in the ticket price. Each attendee is responsible for their lodging.

Below is a link to Donegal area accommodations for your convenience:
Donegal Area Accommodations

 

Our Presenters (see Bios):

Marilyn Carpenter, Alexander Technique, Reiki, Seimei and T’ai Chi Ch’un

Robin Clarke, Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Writer, and Teacher

Angela Failor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner

Gail Hunter, Psychotherapist, Holistic Practiioner, OMA President of the Board, and Founding Member

Ross Marshall, Transformational Breathwork Coach, Shadow Worker, Medium

Carla Poluha, Red Tent Facilitator, Integrative & Intuitive Energy Healer

Leza Vivio, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Vibrational Sound Healer

Agenda:

Friday Evening 

6:30-9:30 pm: Opening Circle & Evening Fireside Meditation

Saturday 

9:30 am-12:30 pm: Narrative Healing   

12:30 pm-2 pm: Lunch & Discussion

2pm-5 pm: Energy and Movement Healing 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner & Discussion

7:00 pm-9:30 pm: Wisdom Circle & Sound Bath Meditation

Sunday 

9:30am-12:30pm: Breath & Shadow Work; Closing Circle

Highlights from our Spring 2023 Retreat!

Highlights from our Fall 2022 Retreat!

 

 

15May2023

Overcoming Doubt After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“Our doubts are traitors and cause us to miss the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” -William Shakespeare

One of our panelists frequently reminds us of the acronym for F.E.A.R., which is False Evidence Appearing Real.  After trauma occurs, we move about our world constricted and often fearful.  Safety is our highest priority and threats seem to emerge around every corner.  In this alarmed state, we operate from a negative world view and understandable mistrust for the world.  The difficulty is when this translates as mistrust for our own abilities to navigate the world safely, fracturing our self-esteem and confidence.  It is not until we attend to our pain that we begin to understand the depth of our challenges in overcoming self-doubt. 

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

Join panel members for this very important webinar discussion on their own journey with overcoming doubt. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

13May2023

Art in the Garden Spring Festival 2023

Presented by OMA's Art In the Garden Program

12:00 pm -3:00 pm Saturday

WHERE: Borland Garden

527 N Beatty St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This is a FREE event

Join Art in the Garden for our Spring Festival!

Come relax in the garden and join us for arts and ecology activities and snacks! The event is FREE. ALL are WELCOME.

Located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, Borland Garden has a native food forest, small fruit orchard, rain garden with a cistern that collects rain from our roofs, lawn, annual vegetable beds, and herb gardens.

Activities Include:

  • Tree and perennial planting with Borland Gardeners
  • Mural making with up-cycled materials with Up-Cycled Materials with Ms. Monica Daniels
  • Book Giveaway from Reading is Fundamental
  • Hot pretzel making with Borland Garden chefs
  • Birds are Migrating from the tropics to Pittsburgh with Bird Lab
  • Cherokee Flute and Seneca Stories with Echoes of the Four Directions
  • Resources for safe, nurturing environments for all families with East Liberty Family Center

Art in the Garden’s Spring Festival is supported by Pittsburgh Forest Garden, Spak Brothers, Reading is Fundamental, East End Food Co-Op, Home Depot, Trader Joes, and Tree Pittsburgh.

Venue Location Map

 

20Apr2023

Medical Intuition & How to Heal (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Amy Hamilton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click Here for more information.

Medical intuition is a practice that involves the use of intuitive abilities to diagnose and treat health issues. Medical intuitives are individuals who claim to possess these intuitive abilities and use them to help people heal. Medical intuition may provide many with a sense of empowerment and control over their health. By offering insights and guidance on the emotional or energetic factors that may be contributing to their health issues, medical intuitives may help individuals feel more proactive in addressing these issues.

Join us as we explore Medical Intuition and How To Heal with Amy Hamilton as she discusses:

  • A 4-part framework for understanding health and how to heal
  • How a Medical Intuitive works  
  • How to tap into your intuition to help you heal

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.

About Amy Hamilton

Life is filled with so many questions and we are all seeking clarity.   Amy Hamilton can help provide those answers and guidance.  

Working as a Psychic, Medium, and Medical Intuitive since 2010, Amy has provided countless people across the world with direction and clarity in their lives.  She is able to tap into her gifts and your guides to provide answers about your deepest questions and concerns in your life. 

All of 5’1” Amy looks, sounds and acts like what she is – a sports mom with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon and a 20-year corporate career with a special gift.  She provides insight and advice in a swift, impactful way.

In addition, Amy serves as a Business Advisor to the Extraordinary Lives Foundation, is a reader at the Dallas Psychic Fair and the Tarrant County Holistic Fair, and is a wife and mom to 2 wonderful boys.    Amy resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area and serves her clients by Zoom, phone, WhatsApp and in-person appointments. 

You can find more information at www.amyhamiltonhelps.com or on Instagram or Facebook @amyhamiltonhelps

Venue Location Map

17Apr2023

Trusting Your Intuition After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes replay sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” - Albert Einstein

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Awareness Month. As survivors of abuse, many of us have experienced the additional traumatic effects of not being listened to or believed by those who are supposed to help us, such as people in the medical institutions, law enforcement, and sometimes our very own family and friends. The effects of trauma manifest differently for everyone, and sadly, many people, including trained professionals, remain uninformed. 

It can be a lonely journey, but You Are Not Alone.

Join panel members for this very important webinar discussion on learning to trust your intuition and being your own empowered advocate. Panel members will share personal stories of survival and holistic techniques to support you in the sacred process of reclaiming yourself in healing. You deserve to be respected and heard!

The format of this event is a group panel that discusses and has conversations around different aspects of healing from trauma. We have anywhere between 4-9 people on the panel and are always open to anyone wanting to join the panel. 

We set this event up as a Zoom webinar, not a meeting, to maintain anonymity of our attendees, so audience members will not be seen.  There is a chat room, and you can ask questions and be invited to unmute yourself if you desire.  Your name will be displayed in the chat, so please feel free to change your name to protect your identity in any way that you see fit.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program. YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.


Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…

In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

16Mar2023

Healing Grief with Movement, Purpose and Connection (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Jenn Shepherd, New Thought Minister

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

Healing Grief is not an overnight process. Grief comes at us through loss: Loss of a relationship, loss of a job, loss of a loved one. Our American culture does not easily lend itself to time to grieve, or the understanding of grief on our bodies, our emotions, or on our life choices moving forward from grief.

We may all move forward and heal through finding our sense of purpose and listening to and understanding where and how we store grief in our bodies. Also, we must find connection by creating a new relationship with our loved ones and situations who are no longer with us and who we are today without that presence.

About Jenn Shepherd

Jenn Shepherd graduated from Penn State, Behrend with a B.A. in History which included a strong emphasis on religious studies and the history of religions. Jenn also completed ministry studies at Mercyhurst College and earned a secondary teacher certification from the same college. Jenn is the mother of four children and a certified secondary school teacher. Presently, she is a New Thought Minister and serves as Spiritual Leader to Unity in Edinboro and is Facilitator for Bolts of Love. Jenn co-founded Bolts of Love with the support of Karen McGrath and Erin Stolz in 2014. The mission, like Unity in Edinboro, is to meet people where they are at, allow voices and hearts to be heard while offering encouragement, support and opportunities for growth and transformation into the greatest version of self available.

Jenn is passionate about Integral Spirituality, New Thought and Spiritual Self-Empowerment. She holds certifications in QiGong, QiGong Healing, Grief Education, Grief Movement, Spiritual and Reiki Healing and is a recognized medium.

More may be learned by following http://jennshepherd.com

Location Map

13Mar2023

Healing from Grief after Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Includes reply sent to attendees within 48 hrs.

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” - Vicki Harrison

Grief is not linear. There are many different types and stages of grief. There are also many healthy ways to learn how to cope with your heartache.

“As we process trauma, limiting beliefs, and understand our coping mechanisms, we grieve for the former versions of ourselves. We also mourn for our inner child who felt misunderstood, unseen, or unheard. On a deeper level, we may also feel grief for the entire traumatized collective.” - The Holistic Psychologist 

Be gentle with your heart during your unique healing process. You Are Not Alone. 

Join us for OMA's online panel discussion on Healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships, and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Gropp


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

08Mar2023

Highest Level Healing and An Introduction to Human Design

Join us for this 5 week course that explores Human Design and healing through Divine Light Transmission.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting March 8th

See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Activate your Light Body, heal your trauma, and Integrate a deep understanding of how your (very unique to you) body/mind is meant to function. 

In this five week course, we will explore the basics of human design each week, while also activating our spiritual alignment and healing trauma from the past using Divine Light Transmission.

Throughout the course, we will learn general human design topics each week, and we will look at individual charts that belong to folks in class to answer questions in real time about how the entire Human Design system works.

Armed with the knowledge of how your Design functions correctly, we will then use Divine Light Transmission to integrate, clear, heal and process your emotional trauma, physical pain, past lives, karma and other off-body energies interfering with your highest and best wellness, wholeness and health.

Class Dates:

March 8, 2023

March 15, 2023

March 22, 2023

March 29, 2023

April 5, 2023

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

Each class will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM. A replay will be provided to each registered participant within 48 hours of the original broadcast.

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

28Feb2023

Introduction to A Course In Miracles: How to find happiness, love & your purpose (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by John Fisher & Michele Kristakis

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Mt. Lebanon Recreation Complex in Room B

900 Cedar Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

Scholarship available if you cannot afford a ticket. More info here.

Would you like to live with ease in a state of perpetual happiness? It was this desire to live without conflict that started two psychologists at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons to create A Course In Miracles. It teaches us how to retrain our minds to perceive only love in the world. Join us for an overview of the course’s method for creating a joyful life.

The live event will be held at Mt. Lebanon Recreation Complex in Room B (900 Cedar Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.

About John Fisher & Michele Kristakis

John was the smallest child in his grade school and was never very healthy. In his 20’s, John became obsessed with finding the secret to perfect health. He investigated nutrition studying Chinese medicine, herbs, spiritual response therapy, and other metaphysical modalities as well as work with Center Point Research and the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). This path eventually led him to A Course In Miracles which has given him experiences of deep peace including mystical revelations.

After following the western way to success by obtaining degrees in computer science, law, and librarianship, Michele discovered that the success she was experiencing was not equating to happiness and, in fact, was making her sick. So began a journey that has included becoming a certified life coach as well as attending courses taught by the world’s leading spiritual teachers such as Michael Beckwith, Panache Desai, Anita Moorjani, Gary Zukav, and Mike Dooley. A Course In Miracles has integrated her life lessons into one teaching enabling her to experience true grace.

 

13Feb2023

Resiliency of the Heart in Healing from Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
― Maya Angelou

Resiliency is an inherent human quality and a significant part of our journey of healing. It emphasizes our ability to not only survive, but transcend adversity.  At the core, resilience gives us a clear view of the beauty of human strength and potential.  

The heart is much more than a physical organ. It is the powerhouse of the human energy system and the bridge between the physical and the spiritual.  For many of us, recovery from trauma is the gateway to living in alignment with our true self in a heart-centered existence.  It is the fruit of the rose. 

Join us for our monthly panel discussion on healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

28Jan2023

Soul Mating: Exploring Conscious Relationships

Soul Mating: Exploring Conscious Relationships (3-Week Course)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern


Weekly Zoom Webinar starting Saturday, January 28th

Course Fee: $150

Includes recordings made available to all registrants a few days after each session.
See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Relationships are evolving as we are, which can put unnecessary pressure on our interpersonal and romantic interactions. Too often we are tempted to turn and run from soulful connections out of our fears, insecurities, and vulnerabilities. The impact of changes in outlets over the few years has put unique pressures on our relationships. A balanced understanding of the significance of our relationships is paramount in our personal healing work and a necessity to our growth.

In this 3-part Webinar series, we will take a journey through aspects of relationships as we consider what it is to be conscious within them. This series will focus on;

  • The Narrative of Relationships
  • The Mirror
  • Connection & Communication

This course is suitable for people inside or outside of a current relationship. It will be about learning aspects of relationships, as well as interventions. For our single persons, they will be able to utilize the information and improve their own awarenesses about relationships and their needs within them and not fall into the same pitfalls in future relationships, while persons in couples can work on adjusting their understanding of their relationships and adopt some improved communication skills and empathy.

Class Dates: Weekly on Saturdays, beginning January 28th, 11am - 1pm Eastern

  • Jan 28, 2023 @ 11AM EST
  • Feb 4, 2023 @ 11AM EST
  • Feb 11, 2023 @ 11AM EST

About Your Facilitators

This course will be led by Leza Vivio, and co-facilitated by her husband, Ben. Leza is specially trained in Navigating Intimate Issues and Couples Counseling. Her husband, Ben Vivio, is also a therapist that specializes in Addiction and Recovery. We are presenting this to you not only as counselors, but as real people who are working, learning, and practicing our own relational skills. We have much to offer you personally and professionally. We look forward to gaining wisdom, as well as giving.

Learn more about Leza at: www.sacredcenteredyou.com

 

16Jan2023

Healing through Intergenerational Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Pain travels through family lines until someone is ready to heal it in themselves. Intergenerational trauma often goes unrecognized and can profoundly affect future generations. It is a concept developed to help explain the oppressive effects of a family’s historical traumatic events that are passed through the generations.

It is often therapeutic for us to consider how the wounds of our ancestors may have impacted us by default because of the cycles of trauma that they have created. In this session, we explore the topic of intergenerational trauma and review ways to approach healing at the root.

This month, we are honored to welcome Anita D Russell to the panel. Anita was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Her fluid life spans multiple disciplines, including academic research, pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, web design, e-learning design, and youth and community leadership. Now working independently, Anita is the founder and creator of The Place to SOAR LLC, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating change from the inside out—the true power of being human. Additionally, she designed an Activism through Coaching model to empower antiracism activation through courage, conversation, relationship, and accountability.

Join us for our monthly panel discussion on healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

12Jan2023

Healing the Root Causes: A Functional Medicine Approach (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Dr. David Lobur, MD, Pittsburgh Center for Functional Medicine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $17.50
Regular $20, Door $25

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

In this talk Dr. Lobur provides an overview of functional medicine, describing how he heals patients by addressing the root causes - food, infection, inflammation, immune imbalances, gut imbalances, hormone disturbances, toxicity, sleep, stress and structural integrity on a cellular and skeletal/organ system level. Dr. Lobur's practice is the Pittsburgh Center for Functional Medicine, where he takes a highly personalized functional medicine approach to help patients heal on a deeper level by cultivating wellness and properly tending to symptoms in order to uproot disease and harvest lifelong vitality. 

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting from the traditional “disease-centered” focus of modern medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms or diagnoses. Functional medicine is uniquely suited to uncovering and correcting these “root causes” of chronic disease with the ultimate goal being to prevent and reverse complex medical conditions. -Pittsburgh Center for Functional Medicine

With the proper balance of underlying factors that are essential to our essence, we can flourish as human beings. We can dispel the unseen erosion taking place in our lives that moves us further away from the balance we need to maintain a high level of health. We need to nourish our underlying physiologic roots of health to achieve our optimal state of wellness!

About Dr. David Lobur

Dr. David Lobur is a board-certified internist specializing in functional medicine. Having obtained an MD degree from Jefferson Medical College and practicing internal medicine as a hospitalist for a number of years, he now follows the principles of functional medicine learned through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)’s AFMCP and APM courses as a roadmap to helping his patients truly become the best they can be.

Functional medicine has proven to be an immensely important guiding force in his own personal and professional life. After realizing that within our medical system at large, we were simply “managing disease” and not “optimizing wellness,” Dr. Lobur's own course became rerouted in many unexpected but amazing ways through his experiences with family and patients! Now at the Pittsburgh Center for Functional Medicine, he takes a highly personalized functional medicine approach to help patients heal on a deeper level by cultivating wellness and properly tending to symptoms in order to uproot disease and harvest lifelong vitality.

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11Jan2023

Waking the Sleepers (Highest Level Healing)

Activating Your Spiritual Alignment with Master Healer, Katie Rubin

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern


Weekly Zoom Meetings starting Wednesday, January 11th

Course Fee: $195

Includes recordings made available to all registrants a few days after each session.
See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Activating Your Spiritual Alignment to become the Light Worker You Are!

If you have a sense that you are a Light Worker in one form or another...
If you're looking to activate your spiritual alignment more fully...
If you're looking to unlock your spiritual potential...
If you're ready to clear what stops you, limits you, bothers you, in the pursuit of stepping into the MAGIC and MYSTERY of your Real Life...

Join us for Waking The Sleepers! This course facilitates the healing of trauma, the ability to remember and integrate forgotten traumatized parts, and the completion of past life oaths, contracts and karma.

Additionally during these classes, you will learn about the psychological and physiological barriers we carry that block us from being willing or able to align spiritually, be who we came to be, spiritually, and stand in the Light. Always!

Together, we will release trauma, trapped emotional pain, and or other-dimensional stuck energies, all for the purpose of bringing more ease, flow, abundance and light to your world.

During this 5-week series, our intention is to empower you to:

  • Reconnect with yourself
  • Feel lighter
  • Let go of the past
  • Find your authentic Truth
  • Speak your authentic Truth
  • Clear the past out of your nervous system
  • Activate and/or calibrate your spiritual alignment

Join us for Waking The Sleepers (Highest Level Healing).

Class Dates: Weekly on Wednesdays, beginning January 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern

Jan 11, 2023 06:30 PM EST
Jan 18, 2023 06:30 PM EST
Jan 25, 2023 06:30 PM EST
Feb 1, 2023 06:30 PM EST
Feb 8, 2023 06:30 PM EST

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

12Dec2022

Growing Your Inner Light: Healing After Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
— Maya Angelou

In the winter, we are offered an opportunity to look within and reflect. Each day until the first day of winter is marked with more and more darkness. We become cranky and uncomfortable, but then something wonderful occurs, light triumphs and grows. This natural cycle is a reflection of our own turning point on the healing journey. The key is not in letting darkness overwhelm our lives and our thoughts but in understanding that darkness can be one of the greatest catalysts for personal growth and transformation.

Join us for our monthly panel discussion on healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

08Dec2022

Healing With Divine Light and Love (In-Person & Virtual Event)

Presented by Dr. Doug Knueven, Speaker, Author, Member A.R.E. and Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM

COST: Early Bird $22.50, Regular $27, Door $32

Use Promo Code CAYCE for 33% off your ticket today!

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

According to the Edgar Cayce readings, all healing comes from the divine within. In this presentation, Dr. Doug will offer the evidence that he believes supports how this healing principle works. He will share a technique he has developed to utilize its action for the healing of self and others, and will answer your questions on the Cayce philosophy, holistic health for everyone, including our animal friends and pets!

As one of the forerunners of the holistic health movement, Edgar Cayce through his many readings conveys wisdom both practical and profound. The majority of Cayce's readings deal with holistic health and treatment of illness, but integral to this is spiritual development emanating from the divine within.

About Dr. Doug Knueven

Dr. Doug Knueven has been practicing holistic veterinary medicine since 1995. He is a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E), the organization founded by the medical intuitive, Edgar Cayce. Doug has researched the Edgar Cayce readings, applying many of the concepts in his daily life. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Doug speaks nationally and internationally and was recognized as the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association “Holistic Teacher of the Year” in 2018, and he delivered the keynote lecture at their 2021 conference. He has authored two books, The Holistic Health Guide (for dogs) and STAND BY ME, A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People, and the Lives They Share Together. 

 

Location Map

14Nov2022

Navigating Relationships after Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Relationships are our greatest challenges, but also our greatest teachers.  When we are struggling in our healing journey, all the people around us are affected.  Our job is to come into awareness about as much as we can about our pain and learn to communicate our needs effectively with those around us, but this is often a lifelong exploration.  As we move through the holiday season, stressors can wreak havoc on even the most well-adjusted individuals and their loved ones.    

Join us in our monthly panel discussion on healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

10Nov2022

Rites of Passage and Transformations of Spirit

Presented by Nathan Riley, MD, Holistic OBGYN (Virtual & In-Person Event)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

COST: Early Bird $22.50, ends 11/4
Regular $27, Door $32

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

This event will be livestreamed as a Zoom Webinar IN ADDITION to the live event held at the East End Cooperative Ministry's Community House (6140 Station St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206). The Zoom recording wil be sent to all registrants after the event.

Meet Dr. Nathan Riley, MD, for a revealing conversation on women's health care, holistic vs. conventional medical practice, and the most sacred rites of passage in life, birth and death, where transformation of spirit brings a profound realization to us all.
 
As a Holistic OBGYN, Dr. Riley says we don’t need to burn down the medical industrial complex to change women’s healthcare. We merely need a life raft to demonstrate how truly holistic care is better than pharmaceuticals and surgery!

It's impossible to imagine a world without love.

Dr. Riley believes that we must honor undisturbed childbirth, for the experience to be natural without unnecessary medical intervention, procedures or medications. Birth that proceeds naturally permits love and devotion to fully envelop both mother and child.
Intervening in childbirth can lead to physiologic perturbations, specifically related to oxytocin, the "love hormone". When birth is left undisturbed, oxytocin floods the mother's bloodstream and that of her baby. When the mother is engaged in conversation or visually stimulated, her neocortex is activated and suppresses this biochemical process. Oxytocin promotes conception and healthy birth. Our world of increasing interventions is resulting in birthing generations without the flooding of oxytocin and thus not immersed in love. To change the world for the better we must start with birth.
We envision conception, birth, and death as the natural consequence of love, the creative force of the universe, which is a direct experience with the divine. In this world, we thrive through our co-creation with soil, life, planet, and the cosmos. -Beloved Holistics (Dr. Riley's practice)
This live event is held at the East End Cooperative Ministry's Community House (6140 Station St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) and will also be livestreamed virtually via Zoom Webinar.
 
Nathan Riley, MD, is a native to Bethel Park, PA. He is a board-certified OBGYN and hospice and palliative care physician living in Kentucky. He operates a private, holistic OBGYN practice and provides remote palliative and hospice care to underserved communities. He has sat with thousands of births and deaths, and these experiences inform his care of patients.
 
After becoming disillusioned with the conventional maternity care model and doing extensive study in holistic lifestyle medicine, his practice is now based on the midwifery model. He also utilizes quite a variety of helpful modalities that most OBGYNs don’t consider, like functional medicine testing, directed supplementation and herbal remedies.
 
Dr. Riley is an advocate for the reemergence of midwifery care as the default method for caring for pregnant women. In addition, he is a prominent advocate for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to help individuals cope with the confrontation with mortality that comes with life-limiting illness and old age. 
 
For more on Dr. Riley, see:

 

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02Nov2022

Highest Level Healing and Your Human Design

Healing Trauma, Activating The Light Body and Integrating Human Design

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting October 26th

THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT, please email john to get on our notification list for next course.
Includes recordings made available to all registrants a few days after each session.
See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Activate your Light Body, heal your trauma, and Integrate a deep understanding of how your (very unique to you) body/mind is meant to function. 

NOTE: ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!

During this 5-week course, we will meet once outside of class (in a private Human Design Session with Katie for a 50-minute time slot) to explore and delve deeply into YOUR PERSONAL HUMAN DESIGN CHART. As we meet weekly in class, armed with the knowledge of how your system functions correctly, we will integrate, clear, heal and process your emotional trauma, physical pain, past lives, karma and other off-body energies interfering with your highest and best wellness, wholeness and health.

Class Dates:

Oct 26, 2022 07:30 PM
Nov 2, 2022 07:30 PM
Nov 9, 2022 07:30 PM
Nov 16, 2022 07:30 PM
Nov 23, 2022 07:30 PM (NO CLASS THIS WEEK)
Nov 30, 2022 07:30 PM

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

17Oct2022

Healing from Shame after Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Online Panel Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Following any traumatic event, one may experience a variety of emotions, including anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, or shame. Although all of these emotions may be very distressing, shame can be a particularly difficult emotion to cope with after trauma. It is important to know that you are not your shame. It does not belong to you... it belongs to the trauma and the perpetrator, not the victim. For so many of us, this is our most significant step towards healing from our trauma. 

Join us in our monthly panel discussion on healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


$5 Donation Requested. Your gift will be used to help us attain our goal of establishing a community and retreat center for the local community. Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you are unable to afford a donation, we will gladly provide you a complimentary ticket. You may do so by sending an email to: leza.vivio@omapittsburgh.org with your request.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore healing from trauma...

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

11Oct2022

The Next Phase of Your Evolution--How to Navigate Eclipse Season

Presented by Astrologer Coach Sonja Francis

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern

ZOOM Meeting

$10 - $15 Suggested Donation

Sonja Francis will discuss how Astrology can support us to move to the next level of our evolutionary processes. Eclipse season happens twice a year, and is an opportunity for us, individually and collectively, to move to a new consciousness level.

In this Zoom meeting, we will address what happens during Eclipse season in general, and also what this particular Eclipse season, starting on October 15th, represents for us collectively and individually.

The universe will bring us to a resolution (whether we want it or not) as eclipse season closes with the partial solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th and the total lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 8th. Anything that has occurred within that timespan was fated to be–trust the timing of your life. —Camila Rivera
  • October 25: Solar eclipse in Scorpio
  • November 8: Lunar eclipse in Taurus

About Sonja Francis

Sonja lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is a certified Astrologer and Life/Relationship Coach. Her passion is connecting with people and helping them transform their lives; this led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of astrology. She currently serves dozens of clients across several continents via video chat and phone. 

Sonja has been interviewed for her astrological insight on several internet radio shows, and has written several articles for the NCGR Quarterly Journal: "The Ingress". In addition, she was the host of her own (fully sponsored) Astrology show on BiteSizeTV until 2013. She is currently in the process of writing her first book, and sharing her online Soul-Based Astrology curriculum.

Sonja has also created her own online community, a daily support system that helps individuals all over the world with their personal evolution and Soul's journey. 

To find out more about Sonja's services and offers, you can visit her website at https://www.AstrologerCoach.com 
She can be reached directly via text: 917.740.4203, or email: info@astrologercoach.com 
Facebook Fan-page: www.facebook.com/AstrologerCoach.SonjaFrancis

04Oct2022

In the Name of Light

Presented by William Meader, renowned international teacher of Esoteric Philosophy/Esoteric Astrology/Esoteric Psychology, returning to Pittsburgh!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm TUESDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

COST: Early Bird Price $32 ends 9/30, Regular $38, Door $42

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

Light is a term used in most spiritual traditions to depict the nature of divinity, both within oneself and hidden within the circumstances of life. Indeed, we often describe divinity in terms of the “light of God.” In this talk, William Meader will profoundly consider the nature of spiritual light and its revelatory influence at this transitional period in human history. The Light of Love/Wisdom, the Light of Purpose and the Light within the Head will be closely examined, as well as methods for bringing the Light of the Soul more fully into the fabric of our day-to-day lives.

William Meader is an international teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy (Ageless Wisdom). He presents a variety of esoteric topics to audiences in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He has authored Shine Forth: The Soul's Magical Destiny and numerous articles focused on esoteric subjects. His new book, Supernal Light, is a deep exploration into the subject of Spiritual Initiation and Soulful Service to a world in need.

His work—often described as a ‘next step’ in spiritual evolution—assists students in the refinement of the higher abstract mind in order that they might align with the soul’s creative intention, thereby coming en rapport with the One Life and the ashram (inner home of the soul). William’s gentle humor, sensitivity and deep understanding of the spiritual path is appreciated by dedicated students of the Esoteric Philosophy—also known as the Ageless Wisdom —worldwide.

For more information about Williams work, please see www.meader.org.

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30Sep2022

Falling Into You, Women’s Wellness Weekend

A Fall Weekend of Healing, Reflection, Creation and Connection in the beautiful Laurel Highlands

Restore, refresh, renew… Join us for some long overdue self-care! Fall is a time for reflection and restoration… A time to look inside and find peace.

Experience, discover and learn about Holistic Wellness and Education, Spiritual Awakening and Growth, Energy Healing, and Alternative Therapies.

See this Full Weekend Agenda.

A variety of holistic practitioners will be available to teach, demonstrate and guide us on a journey towards wellness for emotional, spiritual and physical health. Both group and individual sessions offered.

Friday Evening September 30th
6:30-9:30pm, Meet and Greet

Wellness Wheel, Vision Board and breakout sessions
Healing Circle/Meditation

Saturday October 1st
9:30am-4pm, Presenter Sessions with Lunch at 12:30pm
Including Donna Eden Energy Medicine, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement, Forest Therapy/Bathing, and more!

Live Music, 4:00pm, by Bertha & the Belles
Dinner, 5:00-7:00pm
Healing Circle 7:00-8:30pm
Sound Bath Healing 8:30-9:30pm

Sunday October 2nd
7:30am-12:30pm, Presenter Sessions
Starting with Tai Chi and Yoga, 7:30am for early risers!
Writing to Heal Workshop, 9:30-11:30am
Completing Your Wellness Wheel and Vision Board, 11:30am-12:30pm

Registration Cost

This retreat is an intimate experience and private event with limited spaces, so please register early.

$275 Early Bird Registration (Ends 9/27/2022)

$300 Late Registration (9/28 - 9/30)

$175 Saturday-Only Tickets (while they last)

Meals provided by Simply Good Gourmet. Please email Gail Hunter if you have any special dietary requirements.

OMA Scholarship Assistance

PLEASE NOTE: Overnight Accommodations are NOT included in the ticket price. Each attendee is responsible for their lodging.

All weekend activities will be held at a private address in Jones Mills near Donegal, PA. The location will given to attendees upon confirmed registration.

Below is a link to Donegal area accommodations for your convenience:
Donegal Area Accommodations

Our Presenters (see Bios)

Marilyn Carpenter, Alexander Technique, Reiki, Seimei and T’ai Chi Ch’un

Emily Pompei, Medical Intuitive Professional Healer ™️

Carla Poluha, Red Tent Facilitator, Integrative & Intuitive Energy Healer

Nicole Howell, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer

Angela Failor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner

Gail Hunter, Psychotherapist, Holistic Practitioner, OMA President of the Board, and Founding Member

Leza Vivio, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Vibrational Sound Healer

Robin Clarke, Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Writer, and Teacher

Shawn Fertitta, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Reiki Master and Meditation guide

Also featuring: Bertha and the Bells, Acoustic Quartet

Meet the Presenters!

 

20Sep2022

The Invisible Plague - Bringing the Ego Epidemic to Light

EARLY BIRD PRICE ENDS SOON! Presented by Steve Treu, Chief Visionary Officer for Quantum Revolution Inc.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm TUESDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

COST: $22 Early Bird, ends 9/17
$28 Regular, $32 Door

See this if you cannot afford a ticket.

For thousands of years, humanity has been suffering from a pandemic far worse than anything we have ever experienced before, and very few actually know about it. While it has prematurely killed hundreds of millions over the centuries in brutal fashion - and ultimately eliminates everyone who gets infected by it - we never even hear about it on the evening news!

It's the Ego Epidemic, the root cause of all the pain and suffering the world has ever known. 

Ego manifests itself in many ways. Overconfidence. Entitlement. Selfish motivations.  It limits our compassion. It prevents us from learning. It gives us bad priorities. So how do we immunize ourselves?

In this lecture, Steve Treu will "out the ego" and bring it to light so we can all attack it appropriately while also realizing that immunity from this nasty virus is naturally occurring inside each one of us.

About Steve Treu

Steve Treu is a licensed professional counselor and Chief Visionary Officer for Quantum Revolution Inc. His insight-focused therapy uses quantum physics concepts to help clients understand the scientific nature of reality and process what it means for them from both a physical (body) and non-physical (soul) perspective as they heal themselves.

As an "applied quantum philosopher," Treu assists people in exploring their infinite possibilities as they improve their lives through a variety of mind, body, and spirit techniques. He is a frequent lecturer and author of two books: New Eyes and Hope Is Dope.

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30Jun2022

Healing from Trauma and PTSD Awareness

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--June is PTSD Awareness Month

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

June is Mental Health Awareness Month

June is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.  There are an estimated 8 million people in the United States diagnosed with PTSD and even though there are successful treatments available, most people do not get help when they need it.  

Our goal is to help reduce the stigma associated with PTSD as we raise awareness to this epidemic.  A traumatic event, which threatens our lives, our safety or our personal integrity, can affect each of us.  We are only just beginning to find new ways of healing from the wounds and shame that often prevents survivors from seeking health.

Unaddressed trauma can significantly increase the risk of long term mental health concerns, such as substance use disorders, suicide, chronic physical ailments, as well as premature death. We must not fail in understanding the impact of unresolved traumatic experiences on our lives and our communities.  

Join us in our monthly panel discussion to honor June’s PTSD Awareness Month from the lens of healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Healing from Trauma and PTSD Awareness on June 30th.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

14Jun2022

Attracting Your Desired Future by Irina Grundler

Travel to a future lifetime, one you truly desire!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Registrants-If you did not receive your Zoom link, please email info@omapittsburgh.org.

 

In this online session, you will...

  • Understand your future from a multidimensional perspective.
  • Discover different methods of attracting your desired future.
  • Travel into a future lifetime through a group meditation.
  • Follow up your experience from the meditation with questions or sharing.

Are you open to experiencing a future lifetime? Come join us and find out!

About Irina Grundler
Irina's journey toward spiritual awakening began more than 25 years ago. Since that time she has engaged in holistic energy practices and specialized in the EMF Balancing Technique® and also encompasses work with Akashic records, vibrational retuning, regression hypnosis, and more. She offers her wisdom and expertise through classes, lectures and workshops throughout the Pittsburgh area. Irina successfully divides her time between family, spiritual practice, a real estate business and playing in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. 

06Jun2022

Waking The Sleepers Part 2

No prerequisite! Further tools and practices to activate the light body and heal the past.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Weekly Zoom Meetings starting June 6th

Course Fee $175 for 5-Week Series
Includes recordings made available to all registrants a few days after each session.
See OMA Scholarship Assistance

Available to all, during this 5-week Series, we activate and heal the Spiritual DNA Strand that comprises your Soul's Code for the sake of awakening the parts of you that are asleep, and activating your Light Body. If you are new to your relationship with The Light, we will activate your Light Body. If you are already aware of and working with The Light, we will repair what needs repairing, deepen your connection with The Earth and The Stars, and thrust you forward on your path. And in all cases, we will align you with Your Unique Spiritual Purpose more deeply than you may already be aligned. -Katie Rubin, Master Healer

This Course will offer healing, but as a side effect of the above. As many of us embody repeatedly, we experience human trauma, spiritual trauma, and deactivation of our highest frequencies. This course is designed to clear, release, and reactivate that which is required for the fulfillment of our soul purpose.

This course is intended for self-identified Light Workers, Light Beings, and "Spiritual People" who are already deeply and actively engaged with their Spiritual and Conscious Awakening Path.

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

04Jun2022

Trauma-Informed Care Training: Creating Just and Compassionate Spaces with Youth, Families, and Communities

Trauma-Informed Care and Training for All

9:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

Zoom Event

$55 Registration

CEUs available for licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists. Act 48 hours available.
OMA provides scholarship assistance for those who cannot afford to pay the course fee in full. We have a limited number of discounts available. Please email artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com for information or to request assistance.

Join OMA Pittsburgh to explore what trauma-informed care looks like, how it involves self-reflection about one's own emotional triggers, and why it must specifically create communities of belonging. This event is for educators, therapists, parents, caregivers, camp counselors, teen leaders and anyone interested in learning more about supporting themselves and youth on a healing journey. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Presenters & Topics

Callie Gropp--Welcome
Gail Hunter--Overview of Trauma, ACEs and Trauma-Informed Training
Mark Williams--Restorative Justice Circles
Robin Clarke--Trauma-Informed Care is Self Care
Anita Russell--Why Trauma-Informed Care Must be Explicitly Anti-Racist
Johanna Burnett and Oliver Burnett--Trauma-Informed Care for Trans and Gender-Diverse Individuals
Treble NLS, 1Hood Media--The Chakra System and Healthy Bonding
Leza Vivio--Trauma and Chronic Stress: Encouraging the Relaxation Response
Mai Nguyen--Judgement and Hate as a Trauma Response and the Pathway to Compassion

See Presenter Bios and Credentials

Trauma-Informed Care is a "framework of thinking and interventions that are directed by a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects trauma has on an individual—recognizing that person’s constant interdependent needs for safety, connections, and ways to manage emotions/impulses." --Crisis Intervention Institute

Children’s Mandate: If you don’t think what I think, feel what I feel, experience what I experience, and see what I see when I look at myself, others and the world around me, how can you possibly know what is best for me?

Trauma-Informed Training provides knowledge and applicable holistic skills that can be used with a diverse population of children, youth, adults, families and the elderly. This training gives alternative options for healing, growth and the ability to thrive in one’s life, family and community. The goals of such training are to:

  • Develop greater awareness of the needs that exist for healthy youth development and for communities where all can thrive.
  • Act as a bridge for connecting educators, community organizations, families, and professionals across the generations and the healthcare spectrum.

Join us for this timely event. Register above. All are welcome! 

OMA strives to make our events accessible and affordable to all. OMA provides scholarship assistance for those who cannot afford to pay the course fee in full. We have a limited number of discounts available for this event. Please email artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com for more information or to request assistance or discounts.

Video Resources

We have assembled a number of relevant videos on trauma-informed care and trauma related topics. Please visit our Art in the Garden page and scroll down to browse these videos and related links. We hope you find them beneficial.

23May2022

Healing from Trauma and Mental Health Awareness Month

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--May is Mental Health Awareness Month

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Started over 50 years ago, its purpose is to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness for all. We all need to raise the awareness of trauma and the impact it has on physical, emotional, and mental well-being. A traumatic event, which threatens our lives, our safety or our personal integrity, can affect each of us.   We are only just beginning to find new ways of healing from the wounds and shame that often prevents survivors from seeking health.

The causes of trauma—sexual abuse, violence in families and neighborhoods, and the impact of war, for example are a Public Health concern.  We need to continue to recognize the devastating impact of trauma and successful approaches to treatment that are available. Many trauma survivors have formed self-help groups to heal together and a movement for trauma-informed care has emerged to ensure that trauma is recognized and treated, and that survivors are not re-victimized when they seek care.

Unresolved trauma can manifest in many ways, including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, intrusive memories (flashbacks), obsessive-compulsive behaviors, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, self-injury and a variety of physical symptoms. Trauma also increases behaviors such as overeating, smoking, drinking and risky sexual behaviors.  Unaddressed trauma can significantly increase the risk of mental health and substance use disorders, suicide, chronic physical ailments, as well as premature death.  Asian American youth are the only racial group with suicide as the major cause of death.  We must not fail in understanding the impact of traumatic experiences on ourselves, our mental health/wellness and our lives.

Join us in our monthly panel discussion to honor May’s Mental Health Awareness Month from the lens of healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.

It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds.  They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.


In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Healing from Trauma and Mental Health Awareness on May 23.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group


YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

14May2022

Medical Intuitive Body Scanning by Emily Pompei

Learn how Intuitive Body Scanning can be used to identify medical or health blockages.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Zoom Event

Donation Requested

Each person carries physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blocks or imbalances that interfere with daily life and healing. These can manifest as symptoms or diseases in the body. The body and the energy field feel and retain everything we say, do and experience. The body can hold memories that may contribute to stuck feelings, pain, and uncomfortable physical symptoms. The wisdom of the body and energy field provides insights for healing.

Emily Pompei is a Medical Intuitive Professional Healer who can see inside of the human body with her gifts in channel. In this talk, Emily will explain how Intuitive Body Scanning can be used to identify medical or health blockages. Medical intuitives like Emily are professionals who seek to complement traditional medical procedures with this technique, and locate body parts that are blocked or in turmoil in order to expedite the healing process.

Emily is able to see, through Body Scan, all internal organs and signs of physical or energetic blocks. With her gifts and the assistance of her angels and guides, she can often move out blocks or channel other modalities that a person needs in order to heal. She will tell you what she sees during her scan and channel to you what she hears or sees happening with the participants of this lecture.

About Emily

Emily is the only Medical Intuitive in Pennsylvania and one of 64 who practice as Medical Intuitives in the world. People are quickly learning, welcoming and benefiting from her gifts in this realm.

Emily channels the Divine Energy of Spirit. She is able to connect with Angels, Guides, and those on the other side and reveal their messages. Testimony of her healing work can be found on her website, www.emilypompei.com.

Emily was told once by a mentor that she sees "everything, literally everything" therefore she has become a Master of her own discernment.

In her practice as a Medical Intuitive, Emily is able to discern through channel what is the most effective modality of treatment for each client and their individual needs.

Her process of evaluation is an initial assessment where she is able to detect higher and lower vibrational patterns in the body as well as any blocks in the Auric Field.

Medical Intuitive Professional Healer ™️
Angel Readings
Member of the America Holistic Health Association
Member of Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Founder of Aquaduct Intuitive Healing Institute TM

www.emilypompei.com

28Apr2022

Beating the Climate Crisis by Laura Nettleton

We Can’t Change the World Outside Us Without Changing the World Within Us

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Zoom Event

Donation Requested

In this online talk, Laura Nettleton will discuss the insights she’s gained from 35 years in in sustainability practice as well as the changes that cultures need to make in order to thrive. She will provide her thoughts about guidelines for that change, and she will ask the audience for their ideas as well.

Watch the Recording of Beating the Climate Crisis

COVID 19 has had shattering consequences to us as a society but is not without its gifts. We saw in the early months of the pandemic how poised the earth is to recover, mountains emerged from smoggy air and animals returned to habitats. As we careen perilously close to disaster and  governments fail us, how can we feel hope?

But we are far from powerless. Awareness and education about the issues are the route out of the crisis and individuals have far greater power than we realize.

Most of us hang our hopes on technological solutions, but many technological solutions result from the same thinking that caused the crisis in the first place. Technology is only part of the answer. We need to change our relationship to nature. We abuse nature much like we abuse our bodies, not respecting the life support systems that they are.

The root of our abuse stems from a lack of self-love. Until we change our relationship to nature and our bodies, we cannot change our culture enough to survive. The climate crisis is just one of many life-threatening crises that portend disaster for us. At the heart of all of them is our connection to nature and ourselves.

If we want to stop the crises, we must learn to stop our denial, we must change our culture and ourselves. It is an opportunity that no other generation has had. We can change education, healthcare, economies, agriculture, the workplace, and most importantly our relationship to one another. We can remake our culture…how exciting is that? We need to step out of this way of life into the next one. If we can see a better world we can do it quickly, we turned on a dime before as our collective awareness changed.

About Laura Nettleton

Laura Nettleton has practiced architecture for thirty-five years focusing on sustainability. Her projects have served low-income communities, non-profits, and underserved populations. She has written about environmental issues and worked to create awareness locally and nationally about sustainable solutions in the built environment.

The daughter of two mentally ill parents, Laura began her own awakening early in life. Having chased energy efficiency in buildings for thirty years, she only recently realized the critical intersection of her personal and professional work. She is comforted by the fact that cultures can radically change when they see their well-being in jeopardy; she worked in an office where she was the only non-smoker and was admitted to the second class at Johns Hopkins to admit women.

Laura has been working on her memoir, Being Normal is Harder Than It Looks, which she hopes to publish in the next year.

26Apr2022

Healing from Sexual Assault and Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Sexual trauma can happen to anyone

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Sexual trauma can be any residual trauma around sexuality and sexual experiences, including sexual violence, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. No matter what happened to you or when, a key element is that it felt like a violation to you. No matter your age, biological sex or gender, or where you are in your healing journey, it’s possible to recover from sexual trauma. The process is not easy, but progress each day leads you toward transformation and healing. 

If and when you’re comfortable, telling someone what happened to you is one way to “own” your experience. Recovery from this type of trauma is about facing it and knowing you are not defined by what happened to you. 

It may be challenging, but sharing your story can help begin the healing process. Do what empowers you, build a strong support network, and engage in body-focused trauma work, are further steps on the path to recovery and healing.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.


These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

09Apr2022

Angel Signs by Emily Pompei

Learn how to recognize the angel signs - the numbers, animals and many other ways that your angels and guides are communicating with you and showing you that you are never, ever alone.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom Event

Donation Requested

Angel numbers are magical in that they can appear in the most ordinary places: On clocks or alarms, in addresses, phone numbers and license plates to name a few. Different sequences have different meanings. The spiritual universe is intentionally offering a gentle reminder to you of what's ahead if you pay attention.

Angel signs also include animals, like a fox, deer, or rabbit. They are intermediaries between you and your angels, and they can also symbolize your animal guide. A bird that flies to your balcony, or a butterfly that flits around you, attracted to you as if it wants to give you a message - in fact, it may be sent by your angel guide that’s watching over you!

Emily is the only Medical Intuitive in Pennsylvania and one of 64 who practice as Medical Intuitives in the world. People are quickly learning, welcoming and benefiting from her gifts in this realm.

Emily channels the Divine Energy of Spirit. She is able to connect with Angels, Guides, and those on the other side and reveal their messages. Testimony of her healing work can be found on her website, www.emilypompei.com.

Emily was told once by a mentor that she sees "everything, literally everything" therefore she has become a Master of her own discernment.

In her practice as a Medical Intuitive, Emily is able to discern through channel what is the most effective modality of treatment for each client and their individual needs.

Her process of evaluation is an initial assessment where she is able to detect higher and lower vibrational patterns in the body as well as any blocks in the Auric Field.

Medical Intuitive Professional Healer ™️
Angel Readings
Member of the America Holistic Health Association
Member of Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Founder of Aquaduct Intuitive Healing Institute TM

www.emilypompei.com

04Apr2022

Waking The Sleepers, Repairing Spiritual DNA and Activating The Light Body

A 5-Week Course To Activate Your Light Body, Repair Your Spiritual DNA and Align You With Your Purpose, presented by Katie Rubin

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Weekly Zoom Meetings, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd

Hosted by OMA Pittsburgh

Includes recordings made available to all registrants a few days after each session.

Watch the April 4th recording of Waking the Sleepers  (Passcode required)

Watch the April 18th recording of Waking the Sleepers  (Passcode required)

Watch the April 25th recording of Waking the Sleepers  (Passcode required)

During this 5-week Series, we will discuss, activate and heal the Spiritual DNA Strand that comprises your Soul's Code for the sake of awakening the parts of you that are asleep, and activating your Light Body. If you are new to your relationship with The Light, we will activate your Light Body. If you are already aware of and working with The Light, we will repair what needs repairing, deepen you into your connection with The Earth and The Stars, and thrust you forward on your path. And in all cases, we will align you with Your Unique Spiritual Purpose more deeply than you may already be aligned. -Katie Rubin, Master Healer

This Course will offer healing, but as a side effect of the above. As many of us embody repeatedly, we experience human trauma, spiritual trauma, and deactivation of our highest frequencies. This course is designed to clear, release, and reactivate that which is required for the fulfillment of our soul purpose.

This course is intended for self-identified Light Workers, Light Beings, and "Spiritual People" who are already deeply and actively engaged with their Spiritual and Conscious Awakening Path.

About Katie Rubin

Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

28Mar2022

The Great Reframe in Healing from Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Reframe any negative beliefs of self that were imprinted upon us from trauma.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Healing from trauma of any kind is a continual process of reframing. We must dispel the negative and distorted thoughts or beliefs of self that have been imprinted upon us or that we have automatically developed because of the traumatic experience and pain we've suffered. You wouldn't place a band aid on an open gaping wound... Give it the same type of healing care you would normally give to a much larger gaping wound. Stop minimizing the trauma and the effect it has had on you and your life. 

Automatic negative thoughts and distorted beliefs are very common among us all in reaction to trauma and severe stress. These negative thoughts can overwhelm our normal flow of thinking and prevent us from functioning normally in daily activities with work, family and our lives in general.

By noticing and challenging our negative thoughts and finding them to be either untrue or unhelpful, we can develop more positive thoughts that are more accurate, more helpful, and which better promote our healing process.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Liza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.


These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

15Mar2022

Ready, S.E.T., Soar in 2022!

Shift, Expand & Transform! Enhancing Life Transitions with Energy, Confidence & Soul Power

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Zoom Event

Donation Requested

Join Jennifer Ohrman online as she shares valuable and practical stories, insights and tools designed to help you Shift, Expand & Transform - bridging the gap from where you are to where you want to be - as 2022 unfolds!

Jen is on a mission to help women (and a few cool men!) who desire more for themselves... to remember your worth, step up your game, and live from JOY while making an impact! And to have the support, coaching and cheering on, as you begin to create and step into courageous new visions for your life!

Watch the recording of Ready, S.E.T., Soar in 2022!

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

About Jenifer Ohrman, Confidence Catalyst Coach for business women in career or life transition, and Wellness Shopping Expert!

Jen is a Certified Business/Confidence coach offering group and individual coaching for women in life/career transitions. Her many years of service in the wellness and personal development industries combined with her expertise in the areas of energy, universal laws, and mindset bring a powerful dynamic to those seeking to shift and evolve into their next stages of life! She is a nurturing, supportive leader eager to support you in your journey. 

Her signature talk, "Activate Your Self Worth & Amp Up Your Impact!" is all about helping people to remember who they REALLY are- their own guru with immense power to flourish!
linkedin.com/in/jenniferohrman/

28Feb2022

Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Embracing the process of healing from trauma is attuning to a new way of experiencing our own journey.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

Loving all we must do to heal and find joy in processing our feelings, reconnecting to our self, and reclaiming ourselves and our life after trauma are all transformational steps on the path of healing. Embracing the process of healing from trauma is attuning to a new way of experiencing our own journey, enabling love and balance in our life. 

Watch the recording of Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Be mindful of all the healing one has done so far in the process of "peeling away" the layers. Perceive these steps as positive and beneficial, rather than negative and disheartened. Keep the emphasis on the positive instead of on fear and the longevity of the process. Instead of "I have to do this to heal..." say "I am able to do this today to facilitate my own healing."

Embrace the process of healing to claim a new way forward, to experience your own progress and achieve a more loving and healthy balance in your life.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Liza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.


These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

26Feb2022

Communicate with Your Angels and Guides

And connect with those on the other side.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom Event

Donation Requested

Communicate with your angels and guides and those on the other side--They are walking with you on this Earthly journey. Emily Pompei will channel to you what she sees with any messages your angels, guides and those on the other side have for you. 

At a young age, Emily Pompei knew she was never alone and always had a sense of "fearlessness” even though she experienced unexplained recurring nightmares. Through meditation and prayer she was able to heal herself from negative thoughts and energy and has made it her life's work to help others heal in the very same way.

In her practice as a Medical Intuitive she is able to discern, through channel, what works best in treating a person by connecting with their Angels, Spirit Guides and their own Divine Light.

In this session, Emily will reveal for audience members what our angels and guides are communicating and telling us through her Medical Intuitive channel. Emily will share answers to questions or requests made by those seeking a connection.

 

Emily is the only Medical Intuitive in Pennsylvania and one of 64 who practice as Medical Intuitives in the world. People are quickly learning, welcoming and benefiting from her gifts in this realm.

Emily channels the Divine Energy of Spirit. She is able to connect with Angels, Guides, and those on the other side and reveal their messages. Testimony of her healing work can be found on her website, www.emilypompei.com.

Emily was told once by a mentor that she sees "everything, literally everything" therefore she has become a Master of her own discernment.

In her practice as a Medical Intuitive, Emily is able to discern through channel what is the most effective modality of treatment for each client and their individual needs.

Her process of evaluation is an initial assessment where she is able to detect higher and lower vibrational patterns in the body as well as any blocks in the Auric Field.

Medical Intuitive Professional Healer ™️
Angel Readings
Member of the America Holistic Health Association
Member of Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Founder of Aquaduct Intuitive Healing Institute TM

www.emilypompei.com

12Feb2022

The Alphabet Circle Journey (2-part series)

Start your New Year with Intention! Join this 2-part series on the Alphabet Circle Journey and learn the lessons to live your best life for 2022 and onward!

9:00 AM - 12 PM EST

Zoom Meeting

February 12th & 19th
9 AM to Noon EST, both Saturdays

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Presented by Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters

Are you looking for a revolutionary approach for distilling the essence of human interaction and relationships? Are you ready to be your upmost self as you were created to be? Then join us for this 2-part online series!

Author, speaker, and certified life and behavioral coach Maxine Wright-Walters, PhD, has spent years helping others find purpose within life’s highs and lows. And now she’s here to share all the tools you need to unpack the failures and reinforce the key qualities of your relationships, and the driving force to your best life so you can achieve the greatest outcome on your spiritual journey through our unique human experience.

POWERFUL GUIDANCE ON LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE AND HAVING GREAT RELATIONSHIPS

In this 2-part online series, Dr. Maxine will present specific practices and concepts that teach us the A to Z of how to cultivate an empowered mindset and find out who we truly are from the soul’s perspective. With Maxine you will follow the Companion Workbook, with carefully structured quizzes and exercises that allow you to explore the meaning of events in your life, and achieve the best outcome on your spiritual journey through our human experience.

PREREQUISITES:
The Alphabet Circle Journey Workbook
The Companion Workbook provides the means to put into practice the concepts and methods which Maxine teaches in this course: The A to Z of how to cultivate an empowered mindset and find out who we are from the soul’s perspective.

The Alphabet Circle Journey: Living Your Best Life
Maxine's book: An exploration of the deeply held ties that bind all of humanity, and the invaluable knowledge released when they're broken, that shows us the path forward.

About Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters

Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters is a mother, nature lover, author and scientist who loves people. She is also a certified behavioral coach, public speaker and consultant who focuses on teaching and helping people to live their own best lives.

Arriving in her forties, Dr. Wright-Walters embarked upon her best life journey. It was while on this quest she discovered The Alphabet Circle Journey™.

The multi-talented Dr. Wright-Walters is a member of the Squirrel Hill Writer’s group, and the owner and director of a consulting firm, specializing in Environmental & Public HealthConsulting, Environmental Data Validation. She comes from a large family in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her dad was a farmer and empowered her to believe that the sky was the limit. Her love of nature and gardening comes from her experiences on the farm with her Papa.

31Jan2022

Reset and New Beginnings into Healing from Trauma

Healing from trauma can create new beginnings for reset and change.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Nature is continually showing us how the seasonal change that emerges each part of the year can vary significantly from one year to the next. At times the change of season comes to us gradually and gently in transition. At other times it startles us with the drastic shift into the next season, only to take a step backwards, and then forward again. As it completes its resetting and transition to a new beginning, this next season takes hold.

Watch the recording of Reset and New Beginnings into Healing from Trauma

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Healing from trauma is for many, a lifetime process of change where we are resetting and choosing new beginnings to support and enhance our own growth and healing.

Sometimes these changes can feel gentle and slow in process and other times it can feel swift like a gust of wind. Most of us will experience the shift into our next "reset" and then experience a few steps backwards. But then we recommit to moving forward again as we learn to embrace this new "beginning". We all have the ability within us to "reset" our path, our minds, our beliefs and our choices as we step into this journey  of uncertainty in reclaiming ourselves and our lives.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Reset and New Beginnings into Healing from Trauma.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Mai Nguyen, Liza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.


These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

29Jan2022

Everything All At Once! with Katie Rubin

A Healing Event and Conscious Comedy Show! During this 2 hour Show-Event, be prepared to laugh, learn, and Heal, in real time.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

RECORDED ON ZOOM

Watch Everything All At Once!

(Passcode required)

Communicate with your angels and guides and those on the other side--They are walking with you on this Earthly journey. Emily Pompei will channel the messages your angels, guides and those on the other side have for you.
Communicate with Your Angels and Guides 
January 26th, 1-3 pm EST via Zoom

Katie Rubin is a Divine Light Energy Healer, Psychic, Spiritual Teacher and Stand Up Comic. This Show/Healing Event, or Show-Vent, "Everything All At Once" offers just that: Everything. All at Once. It's Comedy, Teachings, Insights, and a Group Healing (or several) through The Akashic Records.

Join us on the 29th if you'd like to further activate your Light Body. Join us if you'd like to release trauma and old heaviness. Join us if you're ready to cry-laugh and be dazzled, shocked and inspired!

In addition to being a very real Healing Event (bring tissues, for real), this is an irreverent, grown-up Comedy Show and is therefore NOT for the faint of heart. Think of this Show-Vent as an R-Rated, Game-Changing, Life-Activating Laugh Factory of Awakening. It's the Age of Aquarius friends, let's get INTO it. Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

ABOUT KATIE: In her nationally touring Comedic Healing Events known to her audiences as “Everything All At Once, an Irreverent Healing Event” Katie speaks deeply and intimately on the topics of trauma healing, spirituality, consciousness, personal purpose, the small-s self, The Big-S Self, God, Unity, and Oneness all while delivering wildly inappropriate jokes, singing apropos-to-the-moment songs, and sharing true stories from her life. Her talks (or shows) are Raw, Real, Hilarious and Game-Changing for her audiences. Blending question and answer style group processing with comedic storytelling, Katie’s events will bring you clarity, awakening, awareness, laughter, joy and quite possibly some tears. So bring your tissues and your sense of humor, cuz it’s bound to be a wild ride, indeed. Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

Katie as a Healer: Master Healer and Akashic Records Reader Katie Rubin spent 4 years at The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism releasing her own trauma, opening her Spiritual Channel, and developing her Healing Skills and Psychic Abilities.

She has since attended two other four-year-long Energy Healing Institutions including Lisa Barnett's Advanced Akashic Records Reading Training. Katie now uses the panoply of Divine Light Healing skills she's gained to serve her private and group healing clients, as she is directed to do so by the client's system, and The Divine itself.

Central to a private or group session with Katie is the opening of The Akashic Records. Through The Records, Katie transmits The Christ Light, Star Being Light (Pleadian, Lyran, Sirian, Arcturian, etc.), and Direct Source Energy, each of which create profound Healing, Integration and Spiritual Activation for her clients.

Additionally, from the Realm of The Akasha, she receives very clear guidance and direction for her clients on any topic at all, including but not limited to: past lives, trauma, karma, highest and best choices for your future in any area of life as encouraged by your team of Record Keepers, Angels, and Guides.

Learn more about Katie at:  www.katierubin.com

08Jan2022

The Alphabet Circle Journey 10-Week Course

Presented by Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters: A revolutionary approach toward human interaction and relationships for living your best life!

9:00 AM EST

Zoom Meeting

Starting January 8th
Saturdays 9 AM to 11 AM EASTERN TIME
10-Class Series

Early Bird Discount $180 THRU DECEMBER 31st
Regular Price: $200 after Dec. 31st

TICKETS SOLD ON EVENTBRITE

Looking for a revolutionary approach for distilling the essence of human interaction and relationships? Ready to be your upmost self as you were created to be?

Environmental scientist and certified behavioral coach Maxine Wright-Walters, PhD has spent years helping others find purpose within life’s highs and lows. And now she’s here to share all the tools you need to unpack the failures and reinforce the good qualities of your relationships so you can seize happiness.

POWERFUL GUIDANCE ON LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE AND HAVING GREAT RELATIONSHIPS

Throughout Maxine's book, The Alphabet Circle Journey, she presents specific practices and concepts that teach us the A to Z of how to cultivate an empowered mindset and find out who we are from the soul’s perspective.

IN THIS COURSE, Maxine will help you put these keys into action in your daily life and  relationships.  With Maxine you will follow the Companion Workbook, with carefully structured quizzes and exercises that allow you to explore the meaning of events in your life, and achieve the best outcome on your spiritual journey through our human experience.

PREREQUISITES:
The Alphabet Circle Journey Workbook
The Companion Workbook provides the means to put into practice the concepts and methods which Maxine teaches in this course: The A to Z of how to cultivate an empowered mindset and find out who we are from the soul’s perspective.

The Alphabet Circle Journey: Living Your Best Life
Maxine's book: An exploration of the deeply held ties that bind all of humanity, and the invaluable knowledge released when they're broken, that shows us the path forward.

About Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters

Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters is a mother, nature lover, author and scientist who loves people. She is also a certified behavioral coach, public speaker and consultant who focuses on teaching and helping people to live their own best lives.

Arriving in her forties, Dr. Wright-Walters embarked upon her best life journey. It was while on this quest she discovered The Alphabet Circle Journey™.

The multi-talented Dr. Wright-Walters is a member of the Squirrel Hill Writer’s group, and the owner and director of a consulting firm, specializing in Environmental & Public HealthConsulting, Environmental Data Validation. She comes from a large family in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her dad was a farmer and empowered her to believe that the sky was the limit. Her love of nature and gardening comes from her experiences on the farm with her Papa.

14Dec2021

The 'Rebirthing' of Self in Healing from Trauma

Step onto the path of rebirthing into the truth of ourselves and the freedom to heal.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Childhood or adult trauma in its various forms—Adverse childhood experiences, bullying, domestic violence, emotional and verbal abuse, gaslighting, medical trauma and illness, can all distort one's perception and belief of the truth of who "I am."

The result is a continual layering of negative, distorted imprints that alter our own perception of the unique and authentic truth of who we are and have always been.

These layers of distorted, negative beliefs affect our ability to "remember" ourselves and who we came here uniquely to be.

"Rebirthing" is remembering the "I Am" that always lives underneath those layers, waiting to be "reborn" and awakened as we remember and become whole. When we begin to embrace and honor ourselves in our experiences and release all that does not belong to us, we can step onto this path of "rebirthing" into the truth of ourselves and the freedom to heal.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 when we explore The 'Rebirthing' of Self in Healing from Trauma.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Mai Nguyen, Liza Vivio  See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.


These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. 
We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury.   We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist

 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

04Dec2021

Tis the Season to Stress Less!

Relax & reset for less stress this holiday season, facilitated by Angelina Beas

10:00 am EST - Noon

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.

Tis the Season to Stress Less and Enjoy More!

The holiday season can be a time of great joy and stress. Rushing around, wrapping up year-end work, family, and travel can take a real toll on us. In this experiential session, we will explore how to reset our nervous system through gentle relaxation and breathing techniques. 

Key Learnings:

  1. Learn how to intercept stress before it spins out of control
  2. Discover how proper breathing can create a more relaxed you
  3. Learn specific steps and techniques you can practice anywhere 

Everyone welcome -- And best to have a comfortable spot with loose fitting clothes to enjoy the benefits of this session.

Meet the Facilitator

Angelina Beas is the Founder and Executive Coach at 3 elements; a coaching and consulting company founded on the wisdom that thriving occurs at the intersection of a balanced mind, body, and spirit. 

Through her own work with anxiety and stress, she has learned the importance of daily practice. Our bodies and minds need quality time to reset. 

As an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) combined with a master’s in leadership and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Angelina brings 20 + years studying the impact of stress, anxiety, and self-leadership. She takes an evidence-based approach to learning and teaching. Through her work, she has coached individual and organizations to become more resilient. 

https://www.3elements.space

 

30Nov2021

The Healing Powers of Gratitude

The powers and practice of gratitude for healing and wellbeing.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

When we are "open to doing practices that consistently induce positive emotions, we can widen and deepen the psychological resources available to us in times of stress."
-
Judy Mostkowitz

We can learn to broaden our ability to become open to gratitude, allowing the positive, nurturing and healing effects in our lives to take hold, giving the opportunity to heal and grow from the traumas and uncover the truth of ourselves—the essence that lies underneath the memories of past traumatic experiences.

Simply being told to “show some gratitude” is not enough, especially when you’re already having a hard time. And that’s many of us right now. Gratitude is much more than just turning away from or minimizing the pain, suffering or loss from our traumas.

The practice or "framing of gratitude" is something we can learn to do—to evoke the emotion of gratitude and to potentially strengthen it as a trait over time. We can deliberately reflect on what’s going well and the positive attributes that life might be providing us, as a way making the emotion of gratitude more readily available and powerful to us.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 when we explore The Healing Powers of Gratitude.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Callie Gropp, Angela Failor, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Liza Vivio  See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

09Nov2021

Writing to Heal presented by Robin Clarke

Learn how to release the grip of the past on the present through interactive writing in this 2-hr workshop.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting

$15 Donation Requested

As a writer, I have experienced healing and awakening by honoring my suffering, giving it voice, and seeing through adult eyes the dreams and disappointments of the child I once was and whose memories live within me. By bringing an intention of divine love for self and others, I have been able to imagine multiple perspectives on “my” experience, allowing forgiveness and compassion to transform emotions of anger, hatred, and fear into acceptance and gratitude. This journey was not quick or easy, nor is it complete. I spent years moving through layer after layer of processing and reprocessing of trauma and hurt. Yet the results were dramatic: liberation from depression, release of deeply entrenched negative beliefs, and even physical healing of an Irritable Bowel Syndrome that had dogged me for decades. My experience taught me without a doubt that mind, heart, and body are one, and as we begin to heal one area, all are affected.

Watch the recording of Writing to Heal

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

This interactive writing workshop will be an opportunity for participants to identify areas where they might want to release the grip of the past on the present. Through guided meditation, we will access high vibration consciousness in order to act as channels, guides, and compassionate friends to ourselves on a journey into the heart. We will use writing to activate and intensify the healing process. When we write from an intention of compassion for self and other, we have the capacity to directly channel the wisdom of our higher self. We can unravel stories about the past that do not serve us, reframe and release negative beliefs about the self, and experience healing on an emotional, psychological, and spiritual level. --Robin Clarke

Presenter Bio
Robin Clarke, MFA, MA, LSW, is a writer, teacher, and psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry (Omnidawn, 2013), won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, judged by Brenda Hillman. With the poet Sten Carlson, she co-authored a chapbook of poems entitled Lives of the Czars (nonpolygon, 2011). An excerpt from her memoir-in-progress, Those Little Anodynes, won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award, judged by Nick Flynn. Her poems and prose have been published in Conduit, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, LABOR, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse, and elsewhere. She is an EMDR certified therapist and a Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (CTR-P). Robin lives in an intentional co-housing community with her partner and their two daughters.

04Nov2021

Kind Curiosity presented by Patricia Boswell

A practice of noticing.**

7:00 pm EDT

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

** Each participant will receive a COMPLIMENTARY Say I Do to You Journal Card—a deck of 41 experiments that support and facilitate Kind Curiosity—via email prior to this event to practice noticing.

So often we are overly engaged with others, our environment, and the details of living. Patricia Boswell, founder of Say I Do to You™, returns to OMA for an online evening session of lively discussion, insightful information, and self-awareness experiments to inspire and remind us that noticing, loving and caring about how we are and where we are, truly matters.

Watch the recording of Kind Curiosity

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Kind Curiosity is a mindset, as well as, a behavior. Patricia has found, both in her clients and within herself, that the way we talk to ourselves, treat ourselves and ultimately how we engage with others dramatically improves when practicing Kind Curiosity. This ultimately strengthens our trust in ourselves and how we show up in the world.

Kind Curiosity begins with the understanding that we don’t need to change, we simply need to notice. Tonight we will deepen this truth as we:

  • Discuss what Kind Curiosity is and what it isn’t.
  • Explore the 3 necessary ingredients to develop a lifestyle of Kind Curiosity.
  • Practice noticing.

Join OMA and Patricia online November 4th, 7pm and begin your own personal journey toward Kind Curiosity.

About Patricia Boswell
Patricia is a National Board Certified Counselor with over 40 years of experience. She is also a speaker, workshop facilitator, and author. She is the founder of Say I Do to You™ specializing in women’s self-compassion through self-awareness. To support this inner journey, Patricia has developed Say I Do to You Journal Cards™, a deck of 41 unique experiments designed to notice yourself with Kind Curiosity.

As a result of Patricia’s work as a psychotherapist, as well as her own healing journey, she has come to believe that when women speak from their hearts magic happens and the world changes. Her mission is to change the world through the gift of women’s truths.

For more about Patricia and Say I Do to You™ please visit www.SayIDotoYou.com.

25Oct2021

Healing from Domestic Violence

YOU ARE NOT ALONE-October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation Requested

Donations for this event will support Domestic Violence of Southwestern PA.

One in four women and one in seven men will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime.

#Every1KnowsSome1 is this years National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) campaign theme.

Watch the recording of Healing from Domestic Violence

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Join OMA Pittsburgh on Monday, October 25th at 6:30PM EASTERN TIME for an online webinar panel discussion on healing from the trauma of domestic violence.

Panel members will include a domestic violence advocate, a Narcissism Informed Specialist, a Betrayal Trauma Recovery Specialist, mental health therapists, and holistic health advocates.

♥♥ Donations for this event will support Domestic Violence of Southwestern PA ♥♥

Panelists: Tanya Bashor, Marilyn Carpenter, Angela Failor, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Darlene Nelson and Leza Vivio.  Moderator: Callie Group

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all.

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing, YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an monthly series. Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

 

20Oct2021

InflexionPoint Podcast

Premier Episode of Cultivating Change from the Inside Out

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Listen below at scheduled time.

Welcome to InflexionPoint Podcast on Transformation Talk Radio, a brave space for conversation about racism, personal transformation, and accountability.

PREMIER EPISODE OCTOBER 20TH, 6 PM EASTERN TIME
A Brave Space for Conversation

Host: Anita Russell Co-Hosts: Mavis BaumanGail Hunter LCSW

 

In this first episode you will get to know Anita Russell, the creator and host of InflexionPoint Podcast. You'll also get to know the co-hosts, Mavis Bauman, and Gail Hunter. Together they make up an online Antiracism Mastermind Group.

InflexionPoint Podcast is regularly scheduled every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET
Enter a brave space to ponder solving The Cairo Question. Engage in dialogue based on the premise that dismantling racism goes beyond laws and legislation or politics or economics. It's an inside job where personal transformation and accountability impact social change in multiple dimensions: individual, interpersonal, systemic, and structural. It's a place to get comfortable with deconstructing your inner thoughts, ideas, and beliefs to examine what flows out into the world through your words, actions, and behaviors, particularly towards others who are different from yourself. 

Featured on the #1 positive talk network, streaming live on www.transformationtalkradio.com and www.thedrpatshow.com.

02Oct2021

Steve Sciulli: The Singing Life of Plants, an Interspecies Collaboration

A virtual, live musical collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Steve Sciulli and The Singing Life of Plants!

7:00 - 9:00 pm Eastern Time
(That's UTC/GMT minus 4 hours)

Zoom Webinar

Support this event with a donation.

Botanical musician Steve Sciulli combines ancient, sacred and traditional instruments with leading-edge technologies to accompany the real-time musical expressions of living plants. The result is an intricate, multi-level textural, ambient flow of music–a direct result of  co-created biocommunication.

Watch the recording of The Singing Live of Plants

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Steve has explored this new form of musical collaboration with living plants that respond to the stimuli around them. He's found that plants, like humans, seemingly have distinct personalities and sensitivities, and can respond and interact in surprising ways with elements of their environment.

What might an orchid sound like whilst receiving a cool, soft misting of water? Imagine the song of the amaryllis as it’s leaves are gently stroked by caring hands. How might a Ficus tree express the sensation of a breeze blowing through it’s limbs?

The natural and subtle electrical signals emitted by plants can trigger electronic musical instruments, giving them voice. During a performance, Steve builds musical foundations in a self-generative sound environment, which ebbs and flows in response to the ontological values among plant, performer and environment.

About Steve Sciulli
As a multi-instrumentalist, composer and pioneer in sound healing and sound meditation, Steve Sciulli, has been in service to music his entire life.  He is well known as a performer, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, sound therapist, writer and teacher, with over 5000 public performances and more than 20 recorded albums of original music, as well as folk, ambient and new age music albums.

This event will be a co-created sound experience... relax, get comfortable, put your headphones on and enjoy this unique adventure. CAUTION: may result in an improved state of well-being in body, mind, and spirit!

The agenda will include an introduction and a performance followed by Q&A.

Please join us in this special event!

https://stevesciulli.com/ https://singinglifeofplants.bandcamp.com/album/the-singing-life-of-plants

16Sep2021

Finding the Courage Within to Heal from Trauma

YOU ARE NOT ALONE-A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. – Nelson Mandela

Courage is what allows us to face conflict, difficulty, trauma or adversity, in either physical, mental or emotional experiences. Courageous acts are usually in the presence of fear. When we step into fear from a deep place of knowing within ourselves and choose to risk the vulnerability required to face fear with courage, we begin our journey back to ourselves in healing and remembering the truth of who we have always been.

Watch the recording of Finding the Courage Within to Heal from Trauma

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

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Surviving and healing from trauma requires multiple acts of courage in thousands of small moments. Resiliency is the result of taking the steps to reclaiming one’s life and steps to reclaiming oneself after the loss and devastation of trauma. Courage is the fuel that enables us to heal and to grow as we continue to find the light in the darkness with each courageous step.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 when we explore Courage as a crucial tool in healing from Trauma and learn how to make fear a friend that guides us into places where we all can soar and thrive individually, relationally, and in our communities.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Callie Gropp, Angela Failor, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Liza Vivio  See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

 

03Aug2021

The Alphabet Circle Journey: Living Your Best Life On Your Terms

Seeking to strengthen your bonds with others? Discover the chemistry behind building better connections.

7:00 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Struggling to extract meaning from failed friendships or romance? Looking for a revolutionary approach to distilling the essence of human attraction? Ready to be your utmost self for the loved ones around you?

Environmental scientist and certified behavioral coach Maxine Wright-Walters, PhD has spent years helping others find purpose within life’s highs and lows. And now she’s here to share all the tools you need to unpack the failures and reinforce the good qualities of your relationships so you can seize happiness.

Watch the recording of The Alphabet Circle: Living Your Best Life On Your Terms

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Dr. Maxine's book The Alphabet Circle Journey: Living Your Best Life is an A to Z exploration of the deeply held ties that bind all of humanity, and the invaluable knowledge released when they’re broken. Through her concept of dual existence, Wright-Walters reveals how relinquishing ego allows for soul-level unions more fulfilling than those purely physical. And with her code for extracting the secret information expressed at a friendship or romance’s end, you’ll soon be linking ever-tighter with those you love and taking hold of joy.

Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters is a mother, nature lover, author and scientist who loves people. She is also a certified behavioral coach, public speaker and consultant who focuses on teaching and helping people to live their own best lives.

Arriving in her forties, Dr. Wright-Walters embarked upon a best life journey. It was while on this quest she discovered The Alphabet Circle Journey™.

The multi-talented Dr. Wright-Walters is a member of the Squirrel Hill Writer’s group, and the owner and director of a consulting firm, specializing in Environmental & Public HealthConsulting, Environmental Data Validation. She comes from a large family in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her dad was a farmer and empowered her to believe that the sky was the limit. Her love of nature and gardening comes from her experiences on the farm with her Papa.

30Jun2021

Healing From Trauma: Reconnecting with Your Intuition

YOU ARE NOT ALONE-A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation

Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. It is a feeling and not an emotion. Dan Siegel, MD states that “trauma is an experience we have that overwhelms our capacity to cope” and it is imperative for trauma survivors to be able to differentiate between intuition guiding us and our traumas misinforming or misleading us.

Watch the recording of Healing From Trauma: Reconnecting with Your Intuition

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

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When trauma occurs, we often experience a dissociation or disconnection from self. We lose touch with our intuition and no longer trust ourselves and our own inner voice or intuition. However, our intuition is always available to help guide us back home to self and knowing our truth. Join us for an evening of conversation on healing from trauma and modalities that can help guide us to reconnect with our intuition.

In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on intuition through life stories and experiences that have supported them on their path to reconnecting to themselves and healing from trauma. We will explore holistic practices including tapping/EFT, a third eye chakra meditation, and other ways to “tap” into our intuition.

As Martha Beck writes, ...your intuition helps you make choices based on what you actually want. It helps you avoid trouble, draws you toward positive situations and away from negative ones. It circumvents your intellect—which can tell you all kinds of inaccurate, critical, self-defeating things—and instead guides you based on what your body, your very essence, knows to be true.

We are always invited to break out of our old ways of suffering, to listen to our truth, our intuition, our inner knowing and to experience the joy and freedom of coming home to stillness.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 as we explore ways to reconnect and guide us as we work to create a new normal.

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Callie Gropp, Angela Failor, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Liza Vivio  See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

 

05Jun2021

Trauma-Informed Training: for Professionals, Parents and Community Members

Bridging the Gaps: Working Together to Support Holistic Wellness Throughout Pittsburgh

9;00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Zoom Event

Cost: Donation from the Heart

Join OMA Pittsburgh to explore what trauma-informed care looks like, how it involves self-reflection about one's own emotional triggers, and why it must specifically embrace diversity. This event is for educators, parents, caregivers, teen camp counselors and anyone interested in learning more about supporting themselves and youth on a healing journey. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Watch the recording of Trauma-Informed Training

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Trauma-Informed Care is a "framework of thinking and interventions that are directed by a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects trauma has on an individual—recognizing that person’s constant interdependent needs for safety, connections, and ways to manage emotions/impulses." --Crisis Intervention Institute

Children’s Mandate: If you don’t think what I think, feel what I feel, experience what I experience, and see what I see when I look at myself, others and the world around me, how can you possibly know what is best for me?

Presenters & Topics

  9:00- 9:10  Callie Gropp--Welcome
  9:10- 9:40  Gail Hunter--Overview of Trauma, ACEs and Trauma-Informed Training
  9:40- 9:55  Mai Nguyen--Compassionate Inquiry: A Trauma-Informed Approach
  Developed by Dr. Gabor Mate
  9:55-10:05  Marilyn Carpenter--Tai Chi Movement and Self Care
10:05-10:50  Anita Russell--Why Trauma-Informed Care Must be Explicitly Anti-Racist
10:50-11:00  Break
11:00-11:20  Robin Clarke--Trauma-Informed Care is Self Care
11:20-12:20  Jamal Jones, DC Peace Team--Relational Trauma and Restorative Justice

Trauma-Informed Training provides the knowledge and applicable holistic skills which can be used with a diverse population of children, youth, adults, families and the elderly to provide alternative options for healing, growth and the ability to thrive in one’s life, family and community. The goals of such training are to:

  • Develop greater awareness of the needs that exist for healthy youth development and for communities where all can thrive.
  • Act as a bridge for connecting educators, community organizations, families, and professionals across the generations and the healthcare spectrum.

Join us for this timely event. Register above. All are welcome! 

Video Resources

We have assembled a number of relevant videos on trauma-informed care and trauma related topics. Please visit our Art in the Garden page and scroll down to browse these videos and related links. We hope you find them beneficial.

03Jun2021

Secrets of the Essenes

Stories of an ancient community near the Dead Sea with mysteries to reveal.

7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Except for writings by a few scholars of ancient history, no one had heard of the Essenes until the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Yet Edgar Cayce had been talking about them since the mid-1930s. This talk by Ed Foote provides fascinating information about the lives of the Essenes, some of whom reincarnated and received readings from Cayce.

Watch the recording of Secrets of the Essenes

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

You will learn how the Essenes first began in ancient times, how they progressed to develop their temple at Mt. Carmel, and you will meet Judy - the Essene teacher of young Jesus. You will also learn the fascinating story of how the Essenes prepared for the birth of Christ, how they chose many potential girls to be Jesus’ mother, and how Mary was finally selected by divine intervention. Little known information about the birth of Jesus, including the names of the real unsung heroes, are revealed. The ideals and guiding principles held by the Essenes provide valuable insight about how we can deal with the politics and powers of today.

Ed Foote's two spiritual paths are the Edgar Cayce Readings and A Course in Miracles.

He is a member of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research & Enlightenment (A.R.E.) and has been a member for 30 years of the Pittsburgh Team that organizes A.R.E. events.

Ed has also been a student of the book A Course in Miracles for the same length of time and has worked with the Miracle Distribution Center in California as a meeting planner and marketing advisor for its East and West Coast conferences. Ed's metaphysical audio lending library of over 500 lectures was the subject of an article in Venture Inward magazine.

Ed’s lectures are informative and inspirational, and people leave his presentations uplifted and joyful. 

 

 

20May2021

You Are Not Alone--Healing Trauma with Empowerment

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Webinar

$5 Donation

Empowerment is the state of being empowered to do something: the power, right, or authority to ACT.

When trauma occurs, at any age and in any form, we often experience ourselves in our life believing we have no power, ability, or basic human rights to protect and set boundaries for ourselves. It's as if our freedom to choose has been taken from us and in its place is a belief of powerlessness, helplessness and undeserving of our own birth rights and of love. 

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone--Healing Trauma with Empowerment

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Bessel A. van der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma states: "Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the (our internal) various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self-will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process.”

This is the beginning of 'remembering" the truth of who we are and who we came here to be... empowerment then becomes the remembered core of each survivor of trauma, facilitating the experience of healing, choices and self-trust.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program,  designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. --Callie Gropp

Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Callie Gropp, Angela Failor, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, and Liza Vivio. See past panelists.

Moderator: Callie Group. 

Helpful Resources for Trauma

 

13May2021

Balancing the Peace & Power of You

Presented by Reverend Judi Weaver

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Rev. Judi Weaver will discuss the changing energies that are impacting the planet, awakening humanity, and the effects that everyone may be experiencing as a consequence. She will discuss how to identify the various emotions and internal urges felt, along with some practical guidance or  techniques that can be used for calming oneself, while still moving forward and stretching into a greater understanding of self and one's personal development.

Watch the recording of Balancing the Peace & Power of You

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

During this session Rev. Judi would like to provide a live channeling where everyone who listens will receive the guidance love messages and healing energies. This experience is often related to a Soul Truth knowing, realized in the ability to recognize and validate what truth is real and imparted to your highest and best interest.

About Reverend Judi Weaver

Rev. Judi Weaver is a Spiritual Trance Channel and international professional Certified Crystal Light Healer with more than twenty-five years of experience. She is the founder of Heart 4 Souls, a non-profit organization, dedicated to healing and spiritual development. She is a published author (Guided by Your Light, Truth Beyond) and a Shamanic Practitioner, being the dedicated Grandmother Sun Spirit of the Talking Stick Circle in the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Florida.

While working with clients, Reverend Judi attunes her vibration for the God/Source Love Energy in order to synchronize for individualized messages and healings to the mind, body, spirit and soul. Clients have expressed that their experiences are filled with infinite love, profound insight, miraculous physical results, complete acceptance, joy and peace, a soul rebalance, clear guidance and a powerfully life changing experience.

27Apr2021

You Are Not Alone--Healing Trauma with Love

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

$5 Donation

April is sexual assault awareness and child abuse prevention month, and we hope you will join us for our webinar. In this continuing series, OMA panelists share their experiences and insignts on confronting personal trauma. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. 

Trauma so consistently affects our ability to love ourselves, to know we are always more than enough, and to remember we have a limitless ability to love and therefore to heal. There is a teaching from Christ that tells us we have all that we need within us to heal and when we bring it forth, we will heal... if we hide it within us, it will destroy us. I believe the 'it' is love and what keeps 'it' within is fear and negative imprints that have been fueled by fear and traumas. The opposite of love is fear and when we nurture fear instead of love, it will always destroy us, preventing us from reclaiming ourselves and creating a life we came here to experience based in self-love and love for others. —Gail Hunter

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone--Healing Trauma with Love

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

“To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” —Stephen Levine

"You do not need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. " —Thich Nhat Hanh

Self-love, self-compassion is a way of embracing ourselves with kindness and respect and acceptance of our flaws and all that we may have believed should be judged and criticized.

To truly love oneself or another we must open to authenticity, vulnerability, and respect which creates trust leading the path for healing through love.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program,  designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. --Callie Gropp, Moderator

Panelists: Callie Gropp, Gail Hunter, Angela Failor, Liza Vivio, Marilyn Carpenter, Elizabeth Homlish and Deb Carter. ​See past panelists.

Helpful Resources for Trauma

25Mar2021

Dismantling Racism is an Inside Job, by Anita Russell

A two-part series on cultivating change from the inside out, March 18th and March 25th

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Cultivating change from the inside out is based on the premise that dismantling racism is an inside job. It's not just about laws and legislation or politics and economics. It’s also about what lies within the hearts and minds of people who live in a racialized society.

Presenter:
Anita D Russell is a life coach, speaker, and international bestselling author. Her most recent collaborative book, Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference, features the stories of forty women from around the world who have channeled their passion into a mission to make a difference. Her chapter in the book, "Musings of a COVID-19 Baby", became the impetus for her current antiracism platform through personal transformation in the hearts and minds of people. Her next book is a series of lessons built to empower change from within as a personal strategy to dismantling racism. Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human, releases on March 23. Learn more about Anita at theplacetosoar.com and anitadrussellauthor.com

Part 1: Musings of a COVID-19 Baby
In this portion of the lecture Anita makes racism very personal. Using the analogy of a coin she invites the audience to do two things: One, come to terms with the reality of two worlds that exist in the United States as a racialized society. Two, stand on the edge of the coin to listen, to understand, and to make the personal choice to move towards antiracism for the good of all in the nation.

Part 2: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out
Cultivating Change from the Inside Out is based on the premise that dismantling racism is an inside job. In Part 2 Anita asks a series of questions that are designed to spark personal accountability in the journey toward antiracism. Her questions are based on two fundamental beliefs that she holds. First, she believes the greatest challenge our nation faces today is the need to dismantle racism. Second, that dismantling racism is both a systemic and an individual effort. While many are seeking a unified path forward we must recognize that real change must also emerge from the hearts, minds, and beliefs of individual people.

 

24Mar2021

Saying I Do to You with Patricia Boswell

Imagine getting to know yourself in the same way you get to know a love interest. Saying “I DO” to you will change your life!

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

How do you commit to self-kindness? Self-acceptance? Self-Love?

It’s not easy and it’s so important!

In this online talk we will discuss the most common reasons we don’t love ourselves. Where these come from and how we have turned them into habits that we call on daily.

And…most importantly…we will discuss how to confront and change these habits that no longer serve us. Saying I Do to You is a practice of noticing you, taking time to be kindly curious about what makes you, YOU. It is compassionately understanding you. Being genuinely interested in you.

The format of this session will be interactional, with time for questions, discussion and experiential exercises to deepen one's self-awareness and foster new patterns of self-love.

Imagine getting to know yourself in the same way you get to know a love interest.
Saying “I DO” to you will change your life.

 

About Patricia Boswell
After Patricia’s separation from her 23-year marriage, she realized the young woman that married in 1981, and the 46-year-old taking her life apart, didn’t know each other. They were strangers.

To re-connect she decided she would date herself.

Patricia will share her story of self-dating. How it changed her. Why it challenged her. And, ultimately, how she fell in love with herself.
The question she asked next was, “Do I love myself enough to marry myself?”

Her answer was, “Yes!”

So under a full moon Patricia married herself, ring and all!

Patricia is a National Board Certified Counselor, speaker, facilitator, coach and author specializing in women’s empowerment. She has 38 years of clinical experience, has a private practice in Highland Park and offers creative healing experiences for women.

Over the years Patricia has come to believe…When women speak from their hearts magic happens and the world changes. Her mission is to change the world through the gift of women’s loving hearts.

For more about Patricia and Say I Do to You please visit www.SayIDotoYou.com

 

18Mar2021

Dismantling Racism is an Inside Job, by Anita Russell

A two-part series on cultivating change from the inside out, March 18th and March 25th

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Cultivating change from the inside out is based on the premise that dismantling racism is an inside job. It's not just about laws and legislation or politics and economics. It’s also about what lies within the hearts and minds of people who live in a racialized society.

Watch the recording of Part 1: Musings of a COVID-19 Baby

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Presenter:
Anita D Russell is a life coach, speaker, and international bestselling author. Her most recent collaborative book, Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference, features the stories of forty women from around the world who have channeled their passion into a mission to make a difference. Her chapter in the book, "Musings of a COVID-19 Baby", became the impetus for her current antiracism platform through personal transformation in the hearts and minds of people. Her next book is a series of lessons built to empower change from within as a personal strategy to dismantling racism. Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human, releases on March 23. Learn more about Anita at theplacetosoar.com and anitadrussellauthor.com

Part 1: Musings of a COVID-19 Baby
In this portion of the lecture Anita makes racism very personal. Using the analogy of a coin she invites the audience to do two things: One, come to terms with the reality of two worlds that exist in the United States as a racialized society. Two, stand on the edge of the coin to listen, to understand, and to make the personal choice to move towards antiracism for the good of all in the nation.

Part 2: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out
Cultivating Change from the Inside Out is based on the premise that dismantling racism is an inside job. In Part 2 Anita asks a series of questions that are designed to spark personal accountability in the journey toward antiracism. Her questions are based on two fundamental beliefs that she holds. First, she believes the greatest challenge our nation faces today is the need to dismantle racism. Second, that dismantling racism is both a systemic and an individual effort. While many are seeking a unified path forward we must recognize that real change must also emerge from the hearts, minds, and beliefs of individual people.

 

26Feb2021

You Are Not Alone--Connecting and Belonging

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST

$5 Donation

In this continuing series, OMA panelists share their insignts on confronting personal trauma, this time emphasizing connection and sense of belonging, seen as a vital component of any healing process. Especially today with aloneness and social isolation in this pandemic, the importance of a sense of belonging is more vital than ever. Creating a deeper sense of connection and belonging in our lives is one step in healing some of the major forms of physical, emotional and psychological discomfort.

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone--Connecting and Belonging

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others have walked this path before you, including the panelists in this series. We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. What happens to us when we cannot satisfy our inherent needs? Over time we may develop anxiety, stress, addictions and depression. Creating a deeper sense of connection and belonging in our lives brings purpose and faclitates the healing process.

"True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are." – Brené Brown

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program,  designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. --Callie Gropp, Moderator

​See Panelists

Agenda

Moderator
Callie Gropp

6:30 PM EST: Opening/Introduction
Callie Gropp and Gail Hunter

6:40 PM: Presentation & Panel Discussion
Marilyn Carpenter, Erin Daquelente, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Jacqueline Harter, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio

  • Techniques for Healing
  • Panel Sharing
  • Q & A

8:20 PM Closing & Final Remarks
Callie Gropp

WHAT IS TRAUMA?

Whatever you answered in your head, expand it. Make it bigger. Wider. More impactful.

Trauma is…

A hard lesson learned before you were ready.

A shock to your system.

A tear in the fabric of your life.

These moments, big and little, rare and recurring, hide in pockets of our narratives and define our entire personalities.

And contrary to the beliefs we were all raised on, unresolved trauma doesn’t simply go away.

From TRAUMA: YOUR STORY IS THE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR HEALING

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal...
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, in today’s terminology. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.

Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves...

In this series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don't shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable.
--Mai Nguyen, Panelist

Helpful Resources for Trauma

16Feb2021

Diet, Remedies and Health - A Holistic Approach to Life

Recommendations from the Edgar Cayce Readings presented by Ed Foote

7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Zoom Meeting

Donation Requested

Edgar Cayce is considered the father of Holistic Medicine, and many of his recommendations are vital for good health. This talk gives numerous specific recommendations from the Edgar Cayce Readings regarding what foods to eat and not eat, attitudes and emotions to employ for ensuring the proper digestion of food, how to maintain the proper acid/alkaline balance, and remedies to promote good health and to cure specific illnesses. 

Watch the recording of Diet, Remedies and Health

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Ed Foote's two spiritual paths are the Edgar Cayce Readings and A Course in Miracles.

He is a member of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research & Enlightenment (A.R.E.) and has been a member for 30 years of the Pittsburgh Team that organizes A.R.E. events.

Ed has also been a student of the book A Course in Miracles for the same length of time and has worked with the Miracle Distribution Center in California as a meeting planner and marketing advisor for its East and West Coast conferences. Ed's metaphysical audio lending library of over 500 lectures was the subject of an article in Venture Inward magazine.

 

 

22Jan2021

You Are Not Alone--The Gift of Self-Compassion

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST

$5 Donation

The greatest gift to yourself is compassion...
OMA panelists will share their experiences in dealing with trauma, in which self-compassion is recognized as another key pathway of healing from pain and suffering.
 Panelists will relate techniques and ways of healing from various forms of trauma, which many of us can benefit from.

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone--The Gift of Self-Compassion

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. Think about how you treat yourself when things go wrong. Forgiving and nurturing yourself can be vital to overcoming trauma. Those who are self-compassionate recognize their suffering and become kind to themselves, lowering their own levels of anxiety and depression.

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program,  designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. --Callie Gropp, Moderator

Agenda

Moderator
Callie Gropp

6:30 PM EST: Opening/Introduction
Callie Gropp and Gail Hunter

6:40 PM: Presentation & Panel Discussion
Marilyn Carpenter, Erin Daquelente, Angela Failor, Callie Gropp, Jacqueline Harter, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen

  • Techniques for Healing
  • Panel Sharing
  • Q & A

8:20 PM Closing & Final Remarks
Callie Gropp

​See Speaker Bios

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal...
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, in today’s terminology. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.

Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves...

In this series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don't shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable.
--Mai Nguyen, Panelist

Helpful Resources for Trauma

14Jan2021

You are Ascending

A path of spiritual growth, presented by Vince Lisi

7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Donation Requested

Spiritual ascension is a magical awakening of your soul into a higher level of consciousness. It is a vibrational frequency that generates positive energy and light. It unleashes your innate powers and wisdom.

We believe that this foundational experience can change the world by:
1) Releasing any residual self-created suffering,
2) Helping people to be their absolute best Self of enlightened consciousness, and
3) Raising the consciousness of the planet as part of the Universal Life Force.

We ask you to join us to help the world evolve by acknowledging your own Goodness, and by helping others to acknowledge theirs.

Watch the recording of You Are Ascending

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

Join Vince Lisi and OMA’s spiritual community to learn about Spiritual Ascension. Vince will begin with what Ascension is, then proceed with the steps on the path to Ascension. In being true to yourself and creating "new experiences" that come with daily Ascension practices, you can transcend old limiting, habits, mindsets and ways of being, in order to achieve spiritual growth.

Vince Lisi is the principal teacher and program director of Now Creations! whose sole and "soul" purpose is to help people see the "Good" that is truly within them... 

Vince teaches people how to meditate, does one-to-one Spiritual direction, and is a gifted spiritual counselor. Vince is a very inspirational speaker and often gives professional seminars.

More details about Vince

Although Vince is the principal "vehicle of teaching" of Now Creations, the real teacher is the Spirit of Truth that resides in each of us. Vince has Master degrees in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.) and in Theology from the Athenaeum of Ohio (Cincinnati, Ohio). He has served in many roles including chaplain in the spiritual care department of St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center and spiritual counselor for men in prison.

Vince conducts weekly study groups in Youngstown, Ashtabula, Akron/Medina, Ohio, and monthly groups in Indianapolis, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio, and Lewisburg, and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (currently through the Now Creations online classroom via Zoom). Vince teaches people how to meditate, offers one-to-one Spiritual direction, and as an inspirational speaker, he frequently gives professional seminars. He is available for any personal need, and welcomes you to contact him at vincelisi@nowcreations.org.

18Dec2020

You Are Not Alone-Embracing Vulnerability

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST

$5 Donation

Listen to OMA panelists discuss their personal experiences with trauma, in which vulnerability is accepted and embraced as an important pathway of healing from pain and suffering. With this conversation, panelists will bring awareness of techniques and ways of healing from various forms of trauma, which many of us can benefit from.

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone--Embracing Vulnerability

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

YOU ARE NOT ALONE—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas. Embracing vulnerability will reinforce our journey towards healing, truth and transformation. 

“Vulnerability to me means courage to speak your truth & express your unique authenticity. It’s about stepping out of the control of who others want you to be and stepping into the freedom of who you were created to be. Your voice and testimony are important. You deserve to be heard. You deserve to belong.” --Angela Failor, Panelist

This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma program,  designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. --Callie Gropp, Moderator

Agenda

Moderator
Callie Gropp

6:30 PM EST: Opening/Introduction
Callie Gropp and Gail Hunter

6:40 PM: Presentation & Panel Discussion
Marilyn Carpenter, Erin Daquelente, Angela Failor, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen

  • Techniques for Healing: The Alexander Technique, Donna Eden Energy Medicine.
  • Panel Sharing:  Personal Experiences and Beliefs of Vulnerability as a pathway to healing from trauma.
  • Meditative Journey for Transformation and Manifestation:
    “December 21, 2020 is the date of the Winter Solstice- a transition of seasons, and a reminder of a “return to the light” in our environment. According to Astronomers, the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will also align on this date, allowing them to be visibly closer than they’ve been since medieval times, lighting up the sky to become what is known as the “Christmas Star.” This Grand Conjunction signifies the end of an era, a time where a shift in consciousness will encourage us to “change our lenses” of viewing the world, and return to the truth of the light we are.”

8:10 PM: Q & A

8:20 PM Closing & Final Remarks
Callie Gropp

​See Speaker Bios

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal...
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, in today’s terminology. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.

Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves.

We want to dedicate this community conversation to people who long to tell their raw stories; who have numbed their tears and lost their pain; who look forward to the return of childhood days to be held by the embrace of love, regardless of their background and ethnicity.

In this series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don't shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable.
--Mai Nguyen, Panelist

Helpful Resources for Trauma

12Nov2020

You Are Not Alone

A Community Conversation Acknowledging Trauma and Pathways of Healing

6:30 pm EST

$5 Donation

Come listen to OMA panelists share their stories of personal trauma in their lives, and the paths of healing they took to overcome pain and suffering. Through this conversation, our panelists and moderator will help bring awareness of techniques and ways of healing from various forms of trauma that others may benefit from.

Watch the recording of You Are Not Alone

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

This panel conversation is a virtual continuation of OMA's Trauma programs, and is designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all.

As Gail Hunter reminds us, "Our greatest suffering is a feeling of being disconnected." As we learn to acknowledge our traumas and bring awareness to the experiences in our lives that have brought us pain and severed our connection to self, we then can begin the journey home.

We hope you can join us for the first of this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another.
--Callie Gropp

Agenda

Moderator
Callie Gropp

6:30 PM EST: Opening
Gail Hunter
What is Trauma?

6:50 PM: Panel Sharing of Personal Trauma Stories
Angela Failor, Jacqueline Harter, Gail Hunter, Mai Nguyen, & co-host Erin Daquelente
Audience Q & A

8:00 PM: The Alexander Technique for Stress Relief
Marilyn Carpenter

8:20 PM Closing & Final Remarks
Callie Gropp

​See Speaker Bios

Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal...
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, in today’s terminology. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.

Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves.

We want to dedicate this community conversation to people who long to tell their raw stories; who have numbed their tears and lost their pain; who look forward to the return of childhood days to be held by the embrace of love, regardless of their background and ethnicity.

In this series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don't shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable.
--Mai Nguyen

Helpful Resources for Trauma

31Oct2020

Root Chakra Yoga Workshop with Brooke Smokelin

Relax, release stress and get grounded!

1 pm

FREE Online Event!

OMA is excited to join Brooke Smokelin in this free online workshop featuring her Root Chakra Activation Yoga techniques! Brooke is an experienced yogi and yoga teacher, musician and sound healer, devoted to empowering others with tools, techniques, experiences and enjoyment that ignite the light within. OMA embraces Brooke's unique approach and looks forward to participating and also learning more about her amazing online Chakra Activation Yoga course that she developed early this year during quarantine. Come join us to relax, release stress and get grounded! Plus you'll get access to the workshop replay for 72 hours 🙂

Click here to reserve your spot!

Click here to donate to OMA in appreciation!

 

About Brooke

Brooke has 25 years of yoga teaching and study in the Kundalini, Sivananda, Kriya and Ashtanga traditions and is currently an E-RYT/ YACEP offering advanced trainings to yoga teachers and students all over the world. Her Chakra Activation Yoga provides students and teachers with a wealth of yogic tools and techniques to IGNITE THE LIGHT and positively embody their full spectrum selves. Brooke is a musician/ songwriter/ sound healer as well and she brings all kinds of musical medicine to yoga studios, festivals and communities all around the country. Brooke earned a degree in Environmental Education from Cornell University and for over 20 years has been developing “creative” environmental education, combining both artistic and scientific inspirations to foster a deeper and more conscious connection with the natural world.

08Oct2020

CULTIVATING CHANGE FROM WITHIN

A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY TOWARDS ANTI-RACISM

7:00 pm EST

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please email info@omapittsburgh.org if you have any questions.  Thank you.

This 4-part workshop is intended to be a transformational journey towards anti-racism. As the facilitator, Anita Russell will guide participants on a deep dive into the concept of racism—historically, socially, and personally. The program is dedicated to the proposition that systemic racism is not spontaneously generated or self-created; rather it flows generationally from the hearts and minds of people; it flows from thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that undermine our value as human beings. The program is divided into a series of weekly workshops and forum discussions from October 8 through December 3, 2020.

See full workshop details and agenda, dates and cost here.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

During the course of the program, delivered in a series of mastermind workshops, participants will explore four topical areas. Participants will ultimately create a plan for their own transformational journey towards anti-racism.

  1. The roots of systemic racism
  2. Transformational strategies
  3. Identity markers
  4. Change from within

SETUP & SCHEDULE

Mastermind workshop sessions are delivered via the Zoom platform with resources and workshop materials provided by the facilitator. Participants are provided with reading materials and other resources in preparation for each workshop session and forum. This program is interactive with full group discussions, breakout sessions and a forum for deeper contemplation.

Each session is 90 minutes, occurring every other week for four sessions. An additional 60 minute forum serves as an opportunity for deeper discussion, contemplation, and peer-to-peer support. Forums are scheduled in between each workshop session. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshop sessions. The forum is optional yet recommended.

See full workshop details and agenda, dates and cost here.

21Jul2020

Indigo Star Nation

A special online event conducted by Irina Grundler

7:30 pm

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

You are invited to join Irina Grundler and OMA's spiritual community to learn about:

  • Who the Indigos are
  • Where they come from and why they are here now
  • How to recognize an Indigo
  • What you should know if you have an Indigo in your family
  • How to help Indigos to adjust to our society
  • What is the difference between Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow kids

The content of this lecture includes Irina's personal experiences with her Indigo clients.

Star travelling souls coming to Earth from a Star system called Nihal (in the constellation of Lepus) have a very specific purpose--promoting consciousness from within the human experience. Based on what Irina has learned from her Indigo clients, Nihal souls have always been here, but they were once relatively rare. This situation changed following WWII when humanity needed much help. This compelled more Nihal souls to come, and since then we have seen them here in three big waves. Not only children can possess Indigo consciousness, but it can be you, your spouse or other friends and family members.

Please join us:
TUESDAY, JULY  21, 7:30 PM EST
This is a Zoom event. Instructions and online access details will be sent to your registration email address the day before the event.

PLEASE NOTE: The number of participants for this event is limited. A donation is required in order to gain access to this event.

If you cannot afford to donate, please email info@omapittsburgh.org to let us know. (No one without funds will be turned away.)

 

About Irina Grundler
Irina's journey toward spiritual awakening began more than 25 years ago and since that time she has engaged in holistic energy practices and specialized in th EMF Balancing Technique®. She offers her wisdom and expertise through classes, lectures and workshops throughout the Pittsburgh area. Irina successfully divides her time between family, spiritual practice, a real estate business and playing in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. 

25Jun2020

Healing for Your Heart

A special online event conducted by Bonnie Hassan

7:00 PM START TIME

 

Change, especially change that asks us to look at our belief systems and ways of being in the world, can be tough to endure.

It can bring up anxiety, fear, anger, grief and loss issues, and resentment, among other things. We can suffer panic attacks and a host of physical symptoms (brain fog, digestive issues, aches and pains that have no identifiable cause, depression, sleep problems, etc.).

To minimize our discomfort, we often close off our hearts and shut down our brains, thinking that if we don't allow ourselves to acknowledge the difficulties, we will get through them easier. What we don't consider is that when we erect those barriers, we may keep additional wounds from getting in, but we are also preventing the wounds already in place from receiving the healing they need to help us move forward with ease and grace. What you don't heal and release becomes the new foundation for all that you experience in the future.

Candace Pert, Ph.D, who studied the effects of emotions on our bodies in the late 1970's, found that when we experience all of the above emotions during a current experience, they may trigger our bodies to remember previous times when we felt those same emotions, which then make our experiences in the present circumstances more intense and even more difficult to deal with.

Join Bonnie Hassan, MSW, author, Reiki master and spiritual intuitive, for an evening of healing and restoration to focus on your heart, the powerhouse of your body. Bonnie will facilitate a guided meditation to begin your journey of healing, and once complete, you'll help her co-create a group healing session to anchor in the healing energies and take your experience to a deeper level. Bonnie will complement the energies of Reiki with the vibrations of drums, rattles and singing bowls as she channels Native American Spirits who will speak to your soul in a language only your soul understands. Your guides and angels may provide wisdom and guidance for moving forward, and the entire experience may rock your world and heal your heart on levels greater than you can even begin to comprehend.

An evening of relaxation, restoration and regeneration awaits! Register now for this transformative experience.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a Zoom event. Instructions and online access details will be sent to your registration email address the day before the event.

About Bonnie Hassan

Bonnie Hassan, MSW, Reiki Master, Author, Spiritual Intuitive and Psychotherapist, provides unique and powerful healing sessions for both groups and individuals as she combines her expertise and training with her intuitive gifts.

Bonnie began her private healing practice in Pittsburgh’s West End in 2003. She moved to Nashville, TN in 2013 to be close to her family and began offering Reiki sessions via teleconference as well as in person. As her practice grew, she also began traveling around the United States to share her gifts with others.

In 2019 Bonnie published her first book, Straight Talk from God, a collection of channeled messages from Spirit which offers daily guidance to those on a spiritual path seeking clear, loving direction from a Higher Source. The messages in the book address a variety of topics including self-love, forgiveness, unanswered prayers, choices, judgment and criticism, and moving forward. You can order Bonnie’s book, and find out more about her transformative journey, on her website at www.bonniehassan.com.

Bonnie believes that if we want the world to change, we have to begin by healing ourselves. She frequently tells her clients: “The higher you want to go, the deeper you have to dig. When you step out of your comfort zone, you step into your Power Zone!”

You can reach Bonnie by phone at 412-277-0755 or email her at bonnie@bonniehassan.com. You can also follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/travelingmystic.

30May2020

Damanhur School of Alchemy

A Journey Towards the Perfection of the Human Being.

9:30 am 5:30 pm

An alchemist’s goal is to reach the maximum evolution, the total expression of your potential. As the founder of Damanhur and the School of Alchemy, Falco Tarassaco said, “In alchemy you want to reach perfection.”

Not unlike our planet, alchemy is constantly evolving and adapts to all epochs of evolution. In this exciting seminar we will access, explore and experience a New Era of Alchemy.

Learn all about this exciting seminar!

The Damanurian School of Alchemy offers, from an alchemical point of view, a fascinating, profound and intimate journey that leads you to investigate the secrets held within human beings and the spiritual ecosystem of which it is a part.

The School of Alchemy offers a path of knowledge that approaches a particular field, namely the “alchemy of living forces”. Here the manipulation of substances occurs primarily in the principle Atanor which the alchemist has at his/her disposal. That is to say your body which is considered the holistic result of an extraordinary complexity; physical, emotional, subtle energy.

Get details on pricing and registration for Pittsburgh, PA

Substances and energies which are manipulated outside of yourself are always considered alive. In the Damanurian approach this manipulation outside of yourself results, at the same time, in an intimate transformation within.

You are guided on a journey beginning with an exploration of your potential and your ability to manage it. The result in the end is alchemical gold; the awakening of your divine spark.

Tools and knowledge, unique to our school, will be given to you. Through these it will be possible to develop exercises and personal rituals which, if practiced conscientiously, will open the way to refinement and expression of your magical potential.

Among the processes you will explore are; management and exploration of physical and subtle bodies, deepened use of external and internal senses, management of emotions as a substance, time as an alchemical element, how to build and use magical tools prepared for you, learn to interact with entities that live in the subtle planes, contact with the Elements of Nature, use of magic geometries, learn about psychic patterns, explore the rituals and traditions of Ancient Magic.

In the end, the alchemist is an eclectic artist who aspires to achieve completeness in every aspect of life.You will also learn how social life and art are connected to alchemy. This and more will lead to the creation of “ potions'” useful for your refinement. And of course all of this will be in the alchemical laboratory that you will be building.

02May2020

Inner Personalities CANCELLED

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm each day

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates:  May 2nd - May 3rd (Saturday-Sunday)
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Early Bird Price: $250
Regular Price $275 

** THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED **

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: APRIL 24

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org

Integrate your multifacted nature and find inner peace.

Each of us lives a complex reality of desires, thoughts, dreams and ideas. Our cultural education and genetic make-up teaches us to think of ourselves as a single individual, but in ....reality the physical body is shared by multiple "individuals" known as "personalities"-parallel to the individual organs that make up the physical body-each with its own function fundamental to the workings of the whole.

According to Damanhurian Spiritual Physics, the Inner Personalities are part of our soul structure, and along with the attractor, connect the divine within us. According to this theory, when we learn to recognize and recall these aspects, we can guide an enormous richness of talents and possibilities with the ultimate goal of achieving enlightenment.

For more information contact Jennifer Evanko at jcevanko@me.com

This workshop will be taught by Shama Viola, an Ambassador of Damanhur from Damanhur, Italy

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

30Apr2020

Quantum Time Evolution CANCELLED

Damanhur's NEWEST Mystery School Workshop in the U.S.

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates:  April 30 - May 1 (Thursday-Friday)
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Early Bird Price: $250
Regular Price $275

** THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED **

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Join Shama Viola For Damanhur's NEWEST Mystery School Workshop in the U.S., Quantum Time Evolution.

Meet another "you" across time, connecting to the powerful energies of the Temples of Humankind. A past life research based on the discoveries of Damanhur of the Nature of Time, the Soul and Reincarnation.

A fully and lucid experience, based on the opening of time doors through "Selfica", a spiritual technology unique to Damanhur. Selfica selects among all possible timelines, the very one that connects you to the life in which the transformation needs to happen: to heal or to tap into your higher potential.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL:

  • Expand your mind and your perception beyond the here and now.
  • Feel connected to an intelligent web of experiences across time.
  • Experience timelessness by being present outside linear time.
  • Explore time as if it were a territory.
  • Connect to powerful energies of the Temples of Humankind to travel through time to meet one of your past lives.
  • Heal your past, empower your present, create a new FUTURE.
  • Use your senses to open a real channel of communication with another one of your lives, another “you” still alive somewhere else in time.
  • Learn a simple, powerful technique to practice techique to practice at home.
  • MOVE ONE MORE STEP TOWARDS BEING FREE, WHOLE AND MORE FULFILLED.

This workshop will be taught by Shama Viola, an Ambassador of Damanhur from Damanhur, Italy

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

23Apr2020

Release Your Karmic Residue CANCELLED

Rid yourself of that karmic garbage with Bonnie Hassan!

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

 

 

** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

Do you keep repeating the same unhealthy or unwanted behaviors or patterns in your life?

For instance, do you keep choosing the same kind of relationship partners that you've always chosen that never work out, or you keep trying to quit smoking, lose weight, start an exercise program, etc., but can never make it happen? Maybe you get wonderful creative ideas that you'd love to follow through on but always fall short of taking the first step to actually manifest them.

Perhaps the reason you have difficulty making the changes or taking that different step is because of old karmic patterns/energies from past lives that have yet to be healed and released!

Join Bonnie Hassan at OMA at East End Cooperative Ministry on Thursday, April 23 for an opportunity to rid yourself of that karmic garbage so you have the power you need to step into a new way of being your best self. If the thought of a new way of being in the world excites you, register now and get the ball rolling. It might be the best choice you ever make!

Bonnie Hassan, Reiki Master, Author, Spiritual Intuitive and Psychotherapist, first experienced God’s direct intervention in her life when a prayer uttered in church was answered in an amazing way just a few short hours later. Since that time, Bonnie’s journey has been directed by Divine Guidance in many ways, from the opening of a private healing practice to a 14,000 mile solo road trip to Alaska and back.

With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a B.S. in Human Resource Management, and twenty years’ experience practicing and teaching Reiki, Bonnie travels around the United States providing unique and powerful healing sessions for both groups and individuals as she combines her expertise and training with her intuitive gifts. When she is not traveling, Bonnie offers group and individual healing services via teleconference and teaches classes and workshops near her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bonnie has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2000. She is a certified Master in four different types of Reiki.

Bonnie believes that if we want the world to change, we have to change/heal ourselves first. She frequently tells her clients: “If you want to go higher, you have to dig deeper. When you step out of your comfort zone, you step into your Power Zone!”

You can reach Bonnie by phone at 412-277-0755 or email her at bonnie@bonniehassan.com.   Learn more about Bonnie at her website www.bonniehassan.com   You can also follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/travelingmystic.

18Apr2020

The Singing Life of Plants CANCELLED

An Interspecies Musical Collaboration with Steve Sciulli

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

 

 

 

** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

Join Steve Sciulli in this special meditative musical concert with plants.

The Singing Life of Plants creates a special space for relaxing, recharging and renewing; a first-of-its-kind experience for most people. Not only do the plants sing... Steve Sciulli collaborates by playing Japanese Shakuhachi, Indian Bansuri flutes and various electronic wind-controllers/electronics.

Participants are encouraged to relax and interact within the performance space which also includes a unique form of generative music (sounds are expressed in real-time as the environment changes within the space).

The interaction between plants, participants and our immediate environment allows us to understand how connected we are to other living beings regardless of their nature. The plants via our collective interspecies orchestra, express their individual, unique voices gifting the listener with audible examples of how small and large changes can have a profound effect on our environment, as well as our own inner state. The resulting multi-layered sound experience enrobes the listener in a soothing energy; promoting relaxation and concentration.

Sound session experiencers are encouraged to contemplate and reflect on their experience and in doing so, can achieve a heightened level of awareness, greater respect for life and a significantly more profound connectivity to nature.

The Singing Life of Plants musical performance is a powerful and life-changing experience for people of all ages. There are infinite possibilities afoot as we co-create a sound experience. CAUTION: this adventure can result in an improved state of well-being: of body, mind, and spirit. Engage and explore with botanical musician Steve Sciulli’s Singing Life of Plants- Become more aware of the magnificence that surrounds you--be sound.

ABOUT STEVE SCIULLI
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Steve Sciulli, a pioneer in sound healing and sound meditation, has been in service to music his entire life.

Based in the upper reaches of Allegheny County Pennsylvania in a very small rural farming community; Sciulli has established himself as a risk-taker and creative liminal musician.

Over the past 35 years Steve has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, sound therapist, writer and teacher; performing over 5000 public performances and recording more than 20 albums of unique and original music as well as folk, ambient and new age albums.

PLANT BASED MUSIC - THE SINGING LIFE OF PLANTS
Currently, Steve is exploring a new form of bio-communicative music: a collaboration with living plants as they respond to the flow of information and changes in their environment.

“As a Botanical Musician - I combine Ancient Sacred instruments and leading-edge technologies to accompany the real-time musical expressions of living plants. The result is a unique, intricate, multi-level texture and ambient flow of music which is a direct result of our co-created bio-communication.

The constant, natural and subtle electrical signals emitted by plants triggers electronic musical instruments, giving voice to the individual itself. During the performance, I build musical foundations in a self-generative sound environment which ebbs and flows in response to the ontological values between plant, performer and other factors (e.g. time of day, geographic location, human participants etc.).

The resulting live, bio-acoustic, interspecies performance results in a relaxing, entertaining and visually engaging musical experience.”

02Apr2020

An Introduction to A Course In Miracles CANCELLED

Would you like to live in a state of perpetual peace and joy?

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

 

 

 

** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

Would you like to live in a state of perpetual peace and joy?

It was this desire to live without conflict that started two psychologists at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons to create A Course In Miracles. It teaches us how to retrain our minds to perceive only love in the world. Join us for an overview of the course’s method for creating a joyful life.

Join John Fisher and Michele Kristakis in this introduction to this unique spiritual program designed to awaken us to the truth of our oneness with God,  Love, and Universe.

John Fisher was the smallest child in his grade school and was never very healthy. In his 20’s, John became obsessed with finding the secret to perfect health. He investigated nutrition studying Chinese medicine, herbs, spiritual response therapy, and other metaphysical modalities as well as work with Center Point Research and the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). This path eventually led him to A Course In Miracles which has given him experiences of deep peace including mystical revelations.

Michele Kristakis, after following the western way to success by obtaining degrees in computer science, law, and librarianship, discovered that the success she was experiencing was not equating to happiness and, in fact, was making her sick. So began a journey that has included becoming a certified life coach as well as attending courses taught by the world’s leading spiritual teachers such as Michael Beckwith, Panache Desai, Anita Moorjani, Gary Zukav, and Mike Dooley. A Course In Miracles has integrated her life lessons into one teaching enabling her to experience true grace.

02Apr2020

A Group Session for Balance and Peace

A special online event conducted by Irina Grundler

7:30 pm

See the recorded video for this event at pathtoawakening.net

Ancient wisdom teaches us that “when you can’t change a situation, you can change your attitude towards it”. This will open up possibilities to see the positive side in any situation that appears negative.

You are invited to join Irina Grundler and OMA's spiritual community for a free energy session, the goal of which is to create balance, peace, love and support, which is so much needed in everyone’s life right now. This session is one of the phases on the EMF Balancing Technique® that Irina teaches.

Ask yourself: How are you currently using your energy? Are you using it to generate worry, anger and frustration? Or are you using your energy to create peace, joy and positive solutions to every day challenges? Are you ready to consciously organize and focus your energy and strengthen your ability to make wise choices in your life? I hope your answer is YES! 

Please join us:
THURSDAY APRIL 2, 7:30 PM
Join this Zoom Meeting on your laptop or from any mobile device. See your registration email for the link and phone numbers to access.

A "Zoom Meeting" is a virtual meeting that's hosted using Zoom, and attendees can join the meeting by using either the Zoom app, or just by dialing in from your phone for audio only. Dial in by using one of the phone numbers listed in your registration email.

PLEASE NOTE: The number of participants for this event is limited to 100. Your registration will not guarantee access to this event as access is first come, first served.

 

About Irina Grundler
Irina's journey toward spiritual awakening began more than 25 years ago and since that time she has engaged in holistic energy practices and specialized in th EMF Balancing Technique®. She offers her wisdom and expertise through classes, lectures and workshops throughout the Pittsburgh area. Irina successfully divides her time between family, spiritual practice, a real estate business and playing in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. 

21Mar2020

Take The Path Less Traveled... CANCELLED

Presented by The Little One, Sheryl Blumenthal

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

 

 

 

 

** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

The impact that our light has on Humanity is grand, for the Angels tell us that we all play a part within the whole.

To so many people, the true reason why we are on this Earth is shocking...

When people feel validated for ‘Who They Truly Are’, as seen through the view of the Angels, they stand in that more powerfully. They own it, live it, and teach others to do that more within themselves.

The Little One's workshops leave a strong and lasting impression. Through her gifts, the teachings help attendees to unify, support all differences, love who each one individual is, while accepting that all can create more determinedly with their own compassion on our planet, as more and more souls agree to claim this and live this from within.

Guidance in Little One's workshops teaches that the trials that many souls have endured have great, great purpose. When that awareness resonates in a more permanent view, non-judgement ensues, wellness prevails, and a greater plan than man might know is realized.

Sheryl Blumenthal is a pure vessel for the I AM. As a Universal Teacher and an enlightened being, her gifts support the work that humanity strives to excel towards. Through rare abilities her gifts offer love, healing, peace, and direct guidance through an extremely powerful and transforming unity with angelic presences, the Council of Elders.

The Little One is author of "Heaven's Doorway~Through the Little One", "Watch The Changes In Our Animals~Watch The Changes In Our Skies", "Humanity's Doorway"(CD), "Love One Another"(CD), as well as the MP3 Teaching Series through The Little One: A Teacher™.

Her life is committed to the greater calling of each human being in our ONE human race.

05Mar2020

It's My Mother's Fault: An Introduction to Family Constellation Therapy

An amazing energy modality to deal with family difficulties and relationships.

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

"All people carry with them an energetic field or blueprint of their biological families... that has an enormous unconscious effect on each family members’ life and all the people they interact with."  -Bert Hellinger

A Family Constellation is a three-dimensional group process that has the power to shift generations of suffering and unhappiness. Bert Hellinger, the founder of this work, who studied and treated families for more than 50 years, observed that many of us unconsciously "take on" destructive familial patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, aloneness, alcoholism and even illness as a way of "belonging" in our families. Bonded by a deep love, a child will often sacrifice his own best interests in a vain attempt to ease the suffering of a parent or other family member.

Family Constellation is an amazing energy modality to assist in recognizing difficult entanglements with family members and/or current relationships. It is similar to Gestalt therapy and is loosely based on the African tradition of Sankofa, which literally means”go back and fetch it” and translates as “ we must go back to the past so that we may understand how we became what we are and move forward to a better future.”

Linda Puechl dreamed of making music an exciting course for students instead of an “easy A”. She planned on being an awesome music teacher, so went to Penn State to study music education with a major in voice and a minor in piano. When she could not find a position in music, she ended up getting her Master’s degree in Business and spent the bulk of her working life in Accounting and Finance. After many years as a business line controller and financial analyst, she realized that she was no longer getting any personal satisfaction out of this line of work and began studying Family Constellation Therapy at the Hellinger Institute. Having completed her certification, she is working on bringing Family Constellation Therapy to the general public through education, workshops and even private sessions.

06Feb2020

The 66 Day Challenge by Heroes In Training

THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO LOSE IS YOUR BAD HABITS!

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

“If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.” -John Maxwell

Do you desperately want to change some aspect of your life, but struggle to get started or make your resolutions stick? Have you always wanted to lose fat, start an exercise program, clean up your diet or just move or feel better but have no idea where to start? Do you tend to start things but then quickly get overwhelmed and end up right where you started, or even worse, continually beat yourself up for failing?

If any of this sounds familiar, don’t worry! WE ARE EXPERTS in the field of behavior change and we designed THE 66 DAY CHALLENGE JUST FOR YOU!

We will teach you our SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SYSTEM FOR MAKING SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES! THIS SYSTEM CAN BE USE TO START, STOP, OR CHANGE ANY HABIT!

In this seminar we will cover:

- THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW TO MAKE NEW (BETTER) HABITS THAT ACTUALLY STICK!

- WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO W.O.O.P. (WISH,OUTCOME, OBSTACLES, PLAN), A SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUE THAT HELPS YOU TO DEFINE WHAT YOU REALLY WANT AND PLAN FOR THINGS THAT MAY GET IN YOUR WAY!

- HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR GOOD AND BAD HABITS!

- HOW TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS TO CHOOSE THE BEST FIRST HABIT TO PROMOTE PERMANENT CHANGE!

- HOW TO BUILD IN ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT FROM THOSE AROUND YOU!

- HOW TO USE OUR SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SYSTEM TO ENABLE YOU TO GET BETTER AT ANY ASPECT OF YOU LIFE!

- THE “HEALTHY HABITS CHEAT SHEET”- THE HABITS THAT HEALTHY PEOPLE USE TO STAY THAT WAY FOR LIFE!

THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO LOSE IS YOUR BAD HABITS!

In the free 66 Day Challenge Seminar we will teach you the science and practical methods we have collected over the past decade through studying dozens of books, attending lectures and continuing education events, consulting with the greatest minds in health and fitness, and good old personal experience! You’ll get a lifetime of education on behavior change in a little over an hour!

Here’s what to expect:

1) We will help you to clearly define your goals and your why! (It helps to think on this a bit and bring your ideas to the seminar!)

2) We will help you identify your biggest strengths and your biggest challenges in this area of your life.

3) We will help you identify which of your current habits support your goals and which are working against you.

5) We will teach you how to W.O.O.P. (Wish,Outcome, Obstacles, Plan), a scientifically proven visualization technique that helps you to define what you really want and plan for things that may get in your way!

4) Then, based on your individual personality, we will help you decide if it is more beneficial to focus on doing more of a good habit or less of a bad one.

5) We will help you to turn YOUR NEW HABIT into an action step that can be acted on every day!

6) We will help you to properly scale YOUR NEW HABIT so you are taking on just the right amount of challenge to be successful!

7) We will teach you how to build a support and accountability network for success!

8) We will teach you our proven system for tracking your daily action (for at least 66 days!)

Our goal is that everyone leaves this seminar with a clear path to their dreams!

We have personally used this system and we are certain it will work for you! All you have to lose is your bad habits!

As an added bonus (and because we always over-deliver!) we will begin the 66 Day Challenge Presentation by teaching the group our favorite daily habit for joint health and maintenance: Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs), which the first step in the cutting edge Function Range Systems (FRS). This is a simple daily practice that everyone can (and should!) do every day to maintain healthy joints! It’s WIN, WIN, WIN!

Coach Craig Householder is a mobility specialist, strength coach, and habit change expert who helps busy people to move, feel, perform, and look their best. He is the owner of Heroes in Training (H.I.T. Pittsburgh Fitness) which utilizes cutting-edge exercise, nutrition, and behavioral science to help people to get better at the things that are important to them!

Although Craig fell in love with the gym at an early age, a few years after graduating from college, he unfortunately found himself where so many others do: obese, tired and hurting. He explains, “After college, I struggled to find work in my field, so I fell back on waiting tables and bartending. With waiting tables came the late-night lifestyle. I eventually got out of restaurants and started working in real estate, a job that forced me to ride a desk and did nothing but reinforce the bad habits that I had developed. My weight was out of control; I was nearly 220lbs on a 5’8” frame! I was getting out of breath just walking up the stairs, so I decided I HAD to make a change!”

Through healing himself through exercise and nutrition he discovered his passion for studying human movement and helping busy people to move, feel, perform, and look their best. He loves being a coach because it allows him to use his personal journey and experience to help others to realize the best versions of themselves and get 1% better everyday!

Craig is also a self-proclaimed “fitness nerd.” In addition to his degree from the University of Pittsburgh, he is also an American College of Sports Medicine cPT, a certified FRSms mobility specialist and Kinstretch Instructor, a certified Precision Nutrition coach, as well as holding many, many other fitness and wellness certifications. He also consults with some of the world’s top experts in fitness and nutrition and considers himself a life-long learner.

Heroes in Training is a unique program that combines exercise and behavioral science to meet every Hero where they are, and help them to progress toward their goals in a safe, efficient, and supportive community of like-minded people!

Heroes in Training (H.I.T. Pittsburgh Fitness) is located at 4805 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224. Call (412) 444-5523 or check them out on the web at hitpittsburgh.com.

01Feb2020

Transformation of Memories (Level 2)

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Saturday February 1st - February 2nd
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Early Bird Price: $250 by January 12
Regular Price $280
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING EXTENDED: JANUARY 17TH

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org

Reorient your structured reality and transform the way you confront life's events.

Using one of the most advanced discoveries in the field of time research in Damanhur, this workshop teaches a simple and effective method using avant-garde, Selfic technology called "Time Seeds" to review the events of your past—especially those affecting the first 6-7 years of life—and reinterpret them according to a new vision of your choosing. Actively transforming the negative consequences of emotions connected to a specific memory changes, by consequence, your emotions and behaviors in the present.

Each one of us views our world through the lens of three active rivers that flow within us. These rivers were not chosen by us, but are instead the product of our education, environment and generic heritage. Everything you have learned from others at an early age was necessary—and surely thought to be in your best interest—though it was not consciously chosen by you. Your environment—culture, taboos, fears, media, morals—has created a filter in which you view and perceive current events. Contained in your consciousness is a genetic heritage inherited from your ancestors, the race mind, and the stories of your family, which you use on a daily basis to process information and make decisions.

These rivers can act as a barrier to the full use of your free will. To evolve spiritually, it is essential to learn how to navigate your rivers and choose which path to take. This course gives you the tools to achieve greater inner clarity, resulting in the lucidity needed to identify desires and projects in alignment with your core essence.

During this course, a "time seed" is inserted into your aura. It has a double path of development: one branch, as in the case of the seed related to transforming memories, develops towards the past. Another branch develops toward possible futures, which "transports" your projects. This second branch does not have a deadline; it can continue to evolve throughout your whole life, provided it is nourished with attention and use. Otherwise, after about three months, it can wither.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy. See also INNER ANSWERS, JANUARY 30-31.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

30Jan2020

Inner Answers (Level 1)

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Thursday January 30th - Friday January 31st
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Early Bird Price: $250 by January 12
Regular Price $280
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING EXTENDED: JANUARY 17TH

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org

Learn how to create an open dialog with your inner personalities to recognize and interpret answers from deep within.

In life we are inundated with questions, some of which illicit a burning desire to look inward for answers. While we know the responses lie within, our multiple inner voices often speak in conflicting tongues guided by individual goals and disparate motivations, rather than a cohesive logic flow. To quiet the constant, internal noise, there is a high risk of creating a rigid rationality of easy answers or to indefinitely postpone life's hardest questions and live in a state of perpetual confusion.

But there is hope! Time Seed technology—a tool developed from the research into "time" in Damanhur and our alliance with Selfica—used in the transformation and cultivation of memories, can be effectively applied to quiet the inner voices and unlock the door that leads to the secret room we all have where the answer to any question can be found.

With perseverance and consistent practice of the techniques given in this course, you can step into this reservoir of knowledge hidden in the deepest parts of your being and give your inner sage permission to read from the ancient texts imprinted on your very soul.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.  See also TRANSFORMATION OF MEMORIES, FEBRUARY 1-2.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

29Jan2020

An Introduction to Damanhur by Antelope Verbena

The magical Federation of spiritual communities in Northern Italy.

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15215

Hosted by OMA

Free event. Donations from the heart appreciated.

In this presentaton on Damanhur, learn about the magical Federation of spiritual communities in Northern Italy, a perspective for anyone who has not visited or is unfamiliar with this wondrous place. A citizen of Damanhur since she was 21 years old, Antilope Verbena is the Director of the Independent University of Damanhur. She is a Spiritual Healer and has extensive experience in the field of healing and care, with an approach that combines deep knowledge with a refined psychic ability.

Damanhur is a Federation of spiritual communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. Known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind, Damanhur is considered a living laboratory for the future of humankind.

This free event is hosted by OMA. Donations from the heart accepted.

During her visit in Pittsburgh, Antelope is available for Divination and Healing Sessions by appointment. Contact Jennifer Evanko at jcevanko@icloud.com

25Jan2020

Cultivation of Memories (Level 3)

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Saturday January 25th - Sunday January 26th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Early Bird Price: $250 by January 12
Regular Price $280
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: JANUARY 15TH

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO THOSE WHO TOOK LEVELS 1 & 2

Use Time Seeds Technology to Reconstruct your Emotional Memory.

Whereas Transformation of Memories focuses on the past, in this workshop you create memories connected to the future, launching new goals and projects related to personal growth and desires. Using time seeds, you set concrete intentions that increase the chances of reaching your dreams.

Using one of the most advanced discoveries in the field of time research in Damanhur, this workshop teaches a simple and effective method using avant-garde, Selfic technology called "Time Seeds" to review the events of your past—especially those affecting the first 6-7 years of life—and reinterpret them according to a new vision of your choosing. Actively transforming the negative consequences of emotions connected to a specific memory changes, by consequence, your emotions and behaviors in the present.

Each one of us views our world through the lens of three active rivers that flow within us. These rivers were not chosen by us, but are instead the product of our education, environment and generic heritage. Everything you have learned from others at an early age was necessary—and surely thought to be in your best interest—though it was not consciously chosen by you. Your environment—culture, taboos, fears, media, morals—has created a filter in which you view and perceive current events. Contained in your consciousness is a genetic heritage inherited from your ancestors, the race mind, and the stories of your family, which you use on a daily basis to process information and make decisions.

These rivers can act as a barrier to the full use of your free will. To evolve spiritually, it is essential to learn how to navigate your rivers and choose which path to take. This course gives you the tools to achieve greater inner clarity, resulting in the lucidity needed to identify desires and projects in alignment with your core essence.

During this course, a "time seed" is inserted into your aura. It has a double path of development: one branch, as in the case of the seed related to transforming memories, develops towards the past. Another branch develops toward possible futures, which "transports" your projects. This second branch does not have a deadline; it can continue to evolve throughout your whole life, provided it is nourished with attention and use. Otherwise, after about three months, it can wither.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

16Jan2020

Food for the Soul

A simple meal and conversation on the signs happening in our lives.

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Price $10, GET TICKETS

 

OMA’s first Food for the Soul of 2020 will be held on Thursday January 16 at the East End Cooperative Ministry. The topic to be explored for this meeting is “Signs, Happening All Around You!”  Price $10, GET TICKETS

In an earlier OMA lecture this past Fall, we were honored to have as our speaker, Emily Rodavich, author of “Mystical Interludes I and II” who enlightened the audience with her experiences in presenting the topic “Raising Spiritual Awareness by Revolutionizing the Perspective of Coincidence” . This presentation provided the impetus for the upcoming Food for the Soul.

Our focus will be on “Signs.” Simply, are you recognizing important “signs” that are being sent to you in your daily life? If so, how do you incorporate them into your life's experiences? Do you feel as if you never receive “signs” and/or you would like to become more aware of possible signs that you may not have recognized? How might these change your actions or interactions with people in your life? 

We invite you to come and share in this simple meal and heartfelt conversation. Please join us for an engaging evening in the New Year.

Food for the Soul, a regular initiative for OMA, is designed to give the participants an opportunity to share in a simple meal of soup and bread (served vegan and gluten-free) as well as discussions regarding introspection and ideas on various subjects related to Mind, Body and Spirit. Small groups of 8-10 individuals will convene around a table and will be led by OMA members.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, January 14 in order to reserve a seat.
Tickets are $10 (+fee) needed to cover the cost of food and venue.
Please email if you cannot afford a ticket.

 

02Jan2020

Emily Pompei on Channeling Spirit Messages

Connect with your Spirit Guides and your own divine light.

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Learning to engage our guides & divine energy & channel the healing power.

At a young age Emily Pompei knew she was never alone and always had a sense of "fearlessness.” She knew what stood around her and above her was protecting her. Even so, she experienced unexplained recurring nightmares. Through her continued meditation and prayer she was able to heal herself from negative thoughts and energy. Since then she has made it her life's work to help others heal in the very same way.

In her practice as a Medical Intuitive she is able to discern, through channel, what works best in treating a person by connecting with their Angels, Spirit Guides and their own Divine Light.

In this talk, Emily will share how she healed herself through recognition and connection to her Guides and her own Divine Light and how she has learned to help others do the same. Those who engage their divine energy are able to create and live the lives they imagine - full of vibrant energy, excited about their future, and at ease with who they are. Achieving this kind of life goes beyond material success - it's the root of real happiness, joy, health and peace.

Emily Pompei has been a healer and a light worker for over 25 years. As a healer in a very conservative community she initially kept her gifts well hidden. In her work and practice now, she helps her clients clear their bodies emotionally and physically. Her goal with all of her clients is to teach them how to use the tools that will help them heal.

Emily Pompei is a Medical Intuitive Professional Healer™️ and founder of Aqueduct Intuitive Healing Institute™️ and also the Executive Director of the International Association of Medical Intuitives. In addition, she is a member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce and the American Holistic Health Association.
05Dec2019

Ayurveda in the 21st Century

Presented by Kerry Harling, a recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine and the ancient healing science of Ayurveda

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception.

NEW LOCATION!
East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Living in harmony with our true nature as spirit...

Ayurveda, which literally means "The Science of Life," is the healing science from India. It has been practiced for over 5,000 years by millions of individuals to assist the body in journeying back to optimal health. More and more people are discovering that these ancient principles are easily applicable to modern life and that they have the power to create health and contentment. Health comes when we live in harmony with our true nature as spirit. Ayurveda allows us to get a glimpse of our individual true nature and to find the best ways to live a life of balance. It provides holistic understanding and healing to people on all levels: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ayurveda uses a multitude of healing modalities including herbs, diet, aromas, lifestyle recommendations, meditation, and yoga.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to understand your constitution, and how this information can help you to find your unique state of balanced health. We will discuss how to use food as “medicine,” as well as how to improve digestion and increase immunity through simple Ayurvedic recipes and remedies.

We will start by:

  • Taking a modern dosha questionnaire to learn your body/mind constitution
  • Receive specific tips on how to utilize herbs and diet and other lifestyle practices to rejuvenate your health and reconnect with your true nature.
  • How to create a balanced diet and lifestyle to suit your body type (dosha).
  • Simple Daily Rituals for Optimal Digestion
  • How to use Food as Medicine to relieve gas, heartburn, indigestion, and constipation

Kerry is a globally recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need for a change in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Kerry practices at The University of Pittsburgh Center for Integrative Medicine and remains a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine where she has developed a personalized system to manage chronic disorders by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress while focusing on genetics. This individualized program is so successful that many of her clients have achieved maximum healing and vitality after years of chronic problems.

Kerry is a published author of The 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse and Ted Talk presenter of ‘Context is Everything’.

 

03Dec2019

Music of the Plants by Masterplants Orchestra

An INTERSPECIES MUSIC Event!

7:00 pm 9:00 pm - Doors open 6:15 with light refreshments

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

$15 Admission, TICKETS NOW ON SALE

(OMA strives to make our events affordable for everyone. Please email if you cannot afford a ticket at this time.)

Tritone Crisantemo from the Federation of Damanhur in Italy, with Pittsburgh musicians Jenn Davidson, Stephanie Miller, Steve Sciulli and Brooke Smokelin will perform in concert with plants that are connected to a "Symphony" device giving them musical voices with the ability to create sounds and melodies that respond to their environment and interaction with humans.

Playing music with plants is a great adventure into the understanding and nature of the plant species, with which we share this planet's biosphere and are intrinsically and biologically connected. Through exploration and collaboration with the plant world, we expand our consciousness and learn how to live more harmoniously and organically.

The Masterplants Orchestra strives to act as a bridge across the many different worlds that exist on this planet and deeply values the immense complexity of expression of all the species with whom we are sharing a divine, spiritual and physical ecosystem.

Masterplants is the world’s first interspecies orchestra, using modern technology to play music with our friendly flora. By converting the biorhythms of plants into musical notes and melodies, musicians, plants and sound engineers together cocreate a sound experience taking us on a sensory journey, awakening in ourselves that which we have always known... that nature has its own unique song with its own harmonious sense... whose sounds are created to unite and vibrate as one. A concert by Masterplants can be a life-altering experience, opening doors for all who are receptive, to a new awareness of the presence of plants and nature.

The Masterplants Orchestra includes one or more muscians inspired by the technology of the Music of the Plants, as developed by the Community of Damanhur in Italy. Utilizing a Masterplants "Symphony" device, which builds on technology invented from years of Damanhur research, as many as 8 plants together are given voice to play their music contemporaneously, with soundscapes and the musical and poetic interaction of humans. Core members of Masterplants Orchestra may also collaborate with varying musicians, from classical schooled violinists to tribal percussionists. Every concert and song performance brings a unique sound experience, taking us on a journey through the plant world, deep into forests and deep inside ourselves.

The "Symphony" device that Masterplants uses is based on technology from research at Damanhur that gives plants a musical voice. Damanhur discovered that by connecting electrodes to a plant and measuring the miniscule electrical resistance in the plant's anatomy, these  measurements can be translated into MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) notes. In this way, the plants are given access to the language of human music. They can change the musical notes by changing the electrical resistance in their plant bodies and they do so with fascinating results for human ears, especially as they seemingly respond to their human collaborators when in concert!

 

Every Masterplants concert is a unique mix of musicians and plants that perform extemporaneously together... the plants with their musical voices and the humans with their instruments, soundscapes and poetic interaction. The result is a magical tapestry of sounds and music that can touch our souls and inspire great appreciation and wonder for life and nature.

21Nov2019

Raise Spiritual Awareness by Revolutionizing the Perspective of Coincidence

Emily Rodavich, author of Mystical Interludes I and II

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

NEW LOCATION!
East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Everybody experiences mystical events...

As a near-death experiencer, Emily Rodavich has had many meaningful coincidences. These phenomena are generally underrated in society (brushed off as coincidence), but like NDEs, they boggle our minds, disrupt our reality, and clash with our beliefs. Not everybody can relate to an NDE, but coincidences happen to everybody regardless of socio-economic background. These experiences offer potential for initiating grassroots spiritual awareness and growth. But first, the concept of coincidence must be denormalized and reframed as spiritual phenomena. Use of the term Mystical Interludes upgrades coincidences from the commonplace to where they belong — in the family of profound extraordinary events.

Emily believes that everybody experiences mystical events and that if we are to save ourselves from destruction in this rapidly changing world, rife with division, conflict, and the impending destruction of our planet, we must reach for higher ground and encourage others to do the same. This might require us to change our way of thinking and our way of being.

During this interactive presentation, Emily will suggest ways to rise to your own higher ground by asking key questions about the differences between what we have been taught and what we know. Emily believes that insights to these differences can be found within each of us.

ABOUT EMILY
As a very young child Emily Rodavich began asking the big questions, Why am I here? What’s the purpose of life? By age 10, she experienced God/Higher Power/Universe through tearful prayers. She became consumed with gratitude and was able to forgive and also love the abusive aunt with whom she had lived for many months. At age eighteen, she had a near death experience which opened her to many mystical experiences throughout her life. Fearing ridicule, she kept silent about her NDE and most of her experiences. It wasn’t until late 2014 when Emily realized the immeasurable benefits of thinking, talking and writing about them.

09Nov2019

Spiritual Physics

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: SATURDAY November 9th - SUNDAY November 10th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
$250 Early Bird, $275 after November 1st  GET TICKETS! 

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Where science and spirit merge to reveal the nature of the soul and our divine origin.

Science and spirit: We need both to live in the fullest expression of ourselves as human beings. We are now at a crucial time—foretold by Damanhur founder Falco Tarassaco—when our human future depends on a new sacred story, one that explains how the physics of our natural world merges with the language of the soul and all its components (called the Inner Personalities). As this course explains, these two concepts are not divergent. Physical scientists reach into the invisible realms in order to understand the origin of matter. The "science of soul" also delves into the unseen mysteries of creation, along with the philosophy of the human intellect.

Participants will dissect the mysteries of our universe and of the human being. Based on research grounded in knowledge obtained by Falco, students will explore:

  • The nature of the soul (which help us to communicate with ourselves).
  • The Inner Personalities that are part of our divine origin as human beings.
  • Reincarnation and our journey through time.
  • The laws that regulate the universe and life.
  • Time structure.
  • Cosmogenesis.
  • The spiritual eco-systems.
  • Magic and magic technology.

This is the first level of a 4-level course designed to expand the perception of ourselves and of life in general. From this understanding, we are able to create and promote lifestyles that are in harmony and equilibrium with the universe.

This workshop will be taught by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

07Nov2019

Say I Do to You!

A practice of Loving, Honoring and Trusting You! Presented by Patricia Boswell

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception.

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

When we say “I DO” we are making a choice, a commitment to cherish the person standing before us. What if that person were you?

Self-compassion, and self-commitment, are the cornerstones of emotional health and generous living. Yet we often treat ourselves unkindly. As women, we tend to see ourselves through the lens of self-criticism and self-judgment.

We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend.
We say yes when we want to say no.
We feel selfish when we put ourselves first.
We compare ourselves to others and come up short.
We never do enough.
We feel exhausted. Sometimes resentful.

If these sound familiar to you, join Patricia as she guides us through what it means to “Date yourself.” It is not simply taking yourself to the movies…although it could be a start - as long as it is a movie you WANT to see!

Patricia will also share the 5 major obstacles to self-commitment experienced by most women. Awareness of these habits makes challenging them possible! And change probable!

Finally, Patricia will explore daily techniques to support you to choose “YOU!” Treating yourself as well as you treat others is essential. The more you love yourself, the more love you have to offer others.

Saying I Do to You is a practice of noticing you, taking time to be curious about what makes you, YOU. It is compassionately understanding you. Being genuinely interested in you.

Imagine getting to know yourself in the same way you get to know a love interest.
Saying “I DO” to you will change your life.

 

About Patricia Boswell
After Patricia’s separation from her 23-year marriage, she realized the young woman that married in 1981, and the 46-year-old taking her life apart, didn’t know each other. They were strangers.

To re-connect she decided she would date herself.

Patricia will share her story of self-dating. How it changed her. Why it challenged her. And, ultimately, how she fell in love with herself.
The question she asked next was, “Do I love myself enough to marry myself?”

Her answer was, “Yes!”

So under a full moon Patricia married herself, ring and all!

Patricia is a National Board Certified Counselor, speaker, facilitator, coach and author specializing in women’s empowerment. She has 38 years of clinical experience, has a private practice in Highland Park and offers creative healing experiences for women.

Over the years Patricia has come to believe…When women speak from their hearts magic happens and the world changes. Her mission is to change the world through the gift of women’s loving hearts.

For more about Patricia and Say I Do to You please visit www.SayIDotoYou.com

07Nov2019

Past Lives Research

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday & Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Thursday November 7th - Friday November 8th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $350   REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.

For tickets purchased by check:
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Reawaken and re-embody the ‘character’ you once were. Uncover the story of your soul across the continuum of time and space.

The "story of our soul" across the vast continuum of time and space carries with it valuable information that can assist us in our present lives. What we learn about our "former selves" can infuse our current experiences with deeper meaning, purpose, contentment and joy.

Please Note: Past Lives Research is done in levels. You can repeat this course to learn and build upon your past life intuitions, and have your accumulated intuitions  received by Damanhur's Way of the Oracle, where this information is verified. As you progress, you are able to comprehend the "big picture" and see your many lives as pearls on a necklace, each one being precious and connected by a single purpose and mission.

In this workshop, art, theatre, meditation, play, journeying and other practices are explored to help you reawaken and re-embody the "character" you once were. In doing so, you will learn how to apply this to the present to better understand your personality traits, reconnect with past competencies and overcome limitations.

Facilitated by the instructor, this class will be traced down beforehand by members of The Way Of The Oracle at Damanhur, Italy, based on each participant’s biographical data and photos. The instructor will then use powerful interactive processes and activities to facilitate the reawakening of emotions and memories of your prior life. Each participant receives the Oracle’s written description of the past life accessed in this workshop at the end of the course.

Photograph & Bio-Data Required in Advance by October 3rd: Specific information is required–a recent photo that serves as a portrait and clearly shows your eyes; also your birthdate, place of birth and name as it appears on your birth certificate. And if you have taken this course before, please state which past life you are on (your 2nd, 3rd, etc.). This info must be submitted by October 3rd. Please email your photo and information to Jennifer Evanko at jcevanko@icloud.com.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

29Oct2019

Unlock Bold Changes in Your Life

Presented by Monique Demonaco, of Coach Monique & Associates

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception.

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Find the power to create positive change in your life.

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.

In this interactive presentation by Coach Monique DeMonaco, you will learn:

  • Why change is hard
  • The 4 universal reasons you are stuck and suffering
  • An easy-to-use technique to set you up for rapid results for any change you want to make

Coach Monique will also use two powerful mental tools to recalibrate your mind so that change is unlocked within you during this presentation. (There will be an opportunity to record one of these tools for your continued use so feel free to bring a recording device).

Coach Monique first began using meditation, relaxation training, and thought awareness exercises for her own personal use 15 years ago. Because it had such a positive effect on her day-to-day life, she became trained to teach others.

Her interest in meditation, relaxation training, and thought awareness also grew to include EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and Energy Psychology. In the past 10 years, she has had formal training in several specific fields and has taken dozens of seminars, courses and workshops in a variety of related fields. In 2007, she became certified as an Emotional Intelligence Life Coach through CEO Partnerships, Inc. Coach Monique strongly believes in pursuing continued education to stay current with tools, information, and techniques in order to best support her clients. Utilizing skills and knowledge from all of her experience, education, and training, she has developed easy-to-learn and easy- to-use techniques, programs and seminars that produce rapid results and can be beneficial to nearly everyone, regardless of age.

For more see coachmonique.com.

08Oct2019

The Spiritual Call

Presented by William Meader, renowned international teacher of Esoteric Philosophy/Esoteric Astrology/Esoteric Psychology, returning to Pittsburgh

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm TUESDAY. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception.

NEW LOCATION!
East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Around the world, spiritually minded people are responding to The Call...

People who are guided by their souls are destined to bring spiritual light to humanity. Around the world, spiritually minded people are responding to The Call to transform the human condition. Such people are change agents in support of the Soul of Humanity and its evolution. Yet, at times, various internal obstacles hinder them from truly rising to their soul’s calling. In this talk, William Meader will examine the nature of The Call as it manifests within human consciousness. In addition, he will discuss how the personality (lower-self) tends to block the soul’s intention, and what can be done to overcome this tendency.

William Meader is an international teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy (Ageless Wisdom). He presents a variety of esoteric topics to audiences in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He has authored 'Shine Forth: The Soul's Magical Destiny' and numerous articles focused on esoteric subjects.

His work—often described as a ‘next step’ in spiritual evolution—assists students in the refinement of the higher abstract mind in order that they might align with the soul’s creative intention, thereby coming en rapport with the One Life and the ashram (inner home of the soul). William’s gentle humor, sensitivity and deep understanding of the spiritual path is appreciated by dedicated students of the Esoteric Philosophy—also known as the Ageless Wisdom —worldwide.

For more information about Williams work, please see www.meader.org.

 

26Sep2019

Plug into the Divine, Bonnie Hassan

Reconnect, recharge and strengthen your connection with the Divine!

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

NEW LOCATION!
East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Does your connection to the Divine need recharged? Or is it completely dead and you need a jump start? Your cell phone only works if you keep it charged, and although your Divine connection never disappears, it does require work to keep it in top condition.

So are you missing messages from Spirit? Are you having problems with ‘dropped calls’ ? Do you need a stronger network? If any of this strikes a chord with you, then join Bonnie Hassan for this opportunity to reconnect, recharge and strengthen your connection with the Divine. When you’re consistently connected and in the flow, the Divine momentum brings amazing and unpredictable opportunities and experiences your way. How can you pass that up?

Bonnie will lead a guided meditation that will allow Spirit the opportunity to recharge you. She will follow that with a powerful Reiki circle to take your connection to an even higher level. As Bonnie channels Native American spirits that speak to your soul, the drums and rattles will help raise your vibration so your guides and angels can connect in an easier and more efficient way.

Be open to the possibility of direct communication and allow for the impossible! After all, with Spirit, everything is possible! And Spirit never refuses an invitation, so make sure to register for this event and give Spirit the heads up that you are issuing that invitation!

Bring a notebook or journal to record any guidance or direction you might receive.

Bonnie Hassan, Reiki Master, Medium, Psychic and Psychotherapist, first experienced God’s direct intervention in her life when a prayer uttered in church was answered in an amazing way just a few short hours later. Since that time, Bonnie’s journey has been directed by Divine Guidance in many ways, from the opening of a private healing practice to a 14,000 mile solo road trip to Alaska and back.

With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a B.S. in Human Resource Management, and nineteen years’ experience practicing and teaching Reiki, Bonnie travels around the United States providing unique and powerful healing sessions for both groups and individuals as she combines her expertise and training with her intuitive gifts. When she is not traveling, Bonnie offers group and individual healing services via teleconference and teaches classes and workshops near her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bonnie has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2000. She is a certified Master in the Usui/Tibetan, Karuna® and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki Systems and has channeled a new form of Reiki called Transformational Reiki, which is a blend of Native American and Japanese energies.

As a mental health therapist, Bonnie’s specialty areas include grief and loss issues, foster care and adoption, and family therapy. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and her undergraduate degree from Geneva College.

Bonnie believes that if we want the world to change, we have to change/heal ourselves first. She frequently tells her clients: “If you want to go higher, you have to dig deeper. When you step out of your comfort zone, you step into your Power Zone!”

You can reach Bonnie by phone at 412-277-0755 or email her at bonnie@bonniehassan.com To learn more about Bonnie, visit her website at https://bonniehassan.com/

 

19Sep2019

Lessons from The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Presented by Deb Thackrah

11:30 am - 1 pm

Green Heiress Building 1

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall PA 15215

Sponsored by OMA

PRICE: $20

GET TICKETS

In his best selling book The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz offers a powerful code of conduct, based on ancient Toltec wisdom, that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.


THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
Be Impeccable with your Word
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Don’t Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best


Join us as Deb Thackrah teaches us, that with practice, these agreements can become integrated into our very being and therefore every area of our lives. “You need a very strong will in order to adopt the Four Agreements—but if you can begin to live your life with these agreements, the transformation in your life will be amazing. You will see the drama of hell disappear right before your very eyes. Instead of living in a dream of hell, you will be creating a new dream—your personal dream of heaven.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz

At age 15, a time when most young people were thinking about junior proms and driver's learners permits, Debbie Thackrah was exploring Transcendental Meditation and the works of Carlos Castaneda.

Her early spiritual seeking steadily evolved into a life-long journey that has carried her to an ashram in the Catskills of New York State, the desert canyons of Zion National Park in Utah, and half way across the world to South Africa, the Himalayan Mountains of India and south to Costa Rica. Debbie studies the ways of shamans and honored the teachers of Christian, Native American and Buddhist traditions.

Debbie's guiding principles include service to others, compassion for all living things, and healing practices, which are the result of her decades of study and her practical, clear-eyed view of what it means to be human.

Debbie is a master-level Reiki practitioner, medical intuitive and a cranial-sacral therapist. She has spent many years studying extensively with Bill Bauman, a modern day mystic who helps people live in deep unity with their soul's special wisdom. Debbie has also studied with the Native American elders learning their wisdom of their healing practices.


Debbie is an ordained minister who performs marriage and funeral services by request. She  is the founder and president of Feeding the Spirit, a successful non-profit organization in Greensburg, PA. Feeding the Spirit is dedicated to supplying food to all those in need in the community and shelter to the homeless.

05Sep2019

Loving Your Inner Child, Maya Nicole

Connect with and embrace the little you within!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm.

NEW LOCATION!
East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

FOR PUBLIC PARKING PLEASE NOTE:
1-Public parking shown in GREEN here is paid parking until 10 pm ($1.00 per hour)
2-Parking areas shown in RED here are NOT PERMITTED
3-DO NOT PARK IN HOME DEPOT'S LOT - YOU WILL BE TOWED!
4-Street parking on Harvard is free, though spaces are limited
5-Free parking at Kingdom Light Ministries lot, located on Center Ave. directly across from EECM

Maya Nicole will open with a sound healing using Hawaiian chants and an energy clearing.

In childhood, we learn to cope with our environment and the people in it. Our childhood coping behaviour creates "shadows" or in other words, behaviors, patterns and thoughts that continue to live in the unconscious mind and influence the way we interact with the world. (In Jungian psychology, the "shadow" is an unconscious aspect of our personality that can be positive or negative but remain hidden and therefore prone to influencing our behaviours unpredictably.)

Although these coping strategies served us well in childhood, they often create conflict for us as adults, but are so ingrained that we do not recognize them or know how to change them if we did. Maya Nicole will demonstrate how we can become aware of our shadow conflicts with a hands-on process that can help us work through these shadow behaviours.

Maya will guide us with  an "Inner Child" meditation that connects  with the “little you” that lives inside us. When we are children, our parents or caregivers are not able to meet all of the needs and desires that we have. In addition, we learn that certain parts of ourselves are not “good”, snd therefore these parts get suppressed and stored in our subconscious, which leaves us feeling as though we are not whole.

Our “little selves” needed unconditional love, mirroring, attention, healthy boundaries, affection and validation that we sometimes did not receive, so this mediation is an opportunity to parent your inner child the way he or she did not get to be parented in the past.  

With discussion and Q&A afterward, Maya will be sure you leave  feeling lighter, more self aware and inspired to do the difficult work that changes every aspect of your life for the better.

Maya Nicole is an intuit and empath who’s passion is to create space for people to put their masks aside and discover what’s underneath. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree in social work. She combines western psychology, specifically Carl Jung’s shadow work and inner child work, with alternative medicine. Her strong intuitive senses allow her to guide people to gain access to the parts of their subconscious that drive their self-limiting behaviors and patterns.

Maya has spent the last three years traveling the world where she studied with and was certified by the world renowned spiritual teacher, Teal Swan. She also studied ancient Shamanic healing methods with the indigenous peoples of Mexico and with the Katukina tribe of the Brazilian Amazon.

Maya focuses on guiding men and women to understand and uncover the divine masculine and feminine power innate within them. In her practice, she also specializes in healing work for couples and authentic, conscious relating between partners. She enjoys being the catalyst for people to live a life authentically from their hearts and to have fulfilling relationships with themselves and the people around them.

10Aug2019

Surviving to Thriving Seminar

Bridging the Gaps: Working Together to Support Holistic Wellness Throughout Pittsburgh

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS BEING RESCHEDULED.

The primary goal of Surviving to Thriving is to create collaborative conversations regarding the impact of early childhood adversity and trauma on one’s cognitive, emotional and physical development as well as on interpersonal relationships and life choices throughout one’s life span. Through community collaborative learning sessions, we can develop greater awareness of needs that exist for healthy youth, adult, family and community development where all can thrive. Surviving to Thriving is a bridge designed to connect educators, community organizations, families and professionals across generations and the healthcare spectrum.

Learn more about Surviving to Thriving and Art in the Garden Programming.

20Jul2019

Transformation of Memories

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Saturday July 20th - Sunday July 21st
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $250  TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: FRIDAY JULY 5TH

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org

Reorient your structured reality and transform the way you confront life's events.

Using one of the most advanced discoveries in the field of time research in Damanhur, this workshop teaches a simple and effective method using avant-garde, Selfic technology called "Time Seeds" to review the events of your past—especially those affecting the first 6-7 years of life—and reinterpret them according to a new vision of your choosing. Actively transforming the negative consequences of emotions connected to a specific memory changes, by consequence, your emotions and behaviors in the present.

Each one of us views our world through the lens of three active rivers that flow within us. These rivers were not chosen by us, but are instead the product of our education, environment and generic heritage. Everything you have learned from others at an early age was necessary—and surely thought to be in your best interest—though it was not consciously chosen by you. Your environment—culture, taboos, fears, media, morals—has created a filter in which you view and perceive current events. Contained in your consciousness is a genetic heritage inherited from your ancestors, the race mind, and the stories of your family, which you use on a daily basis to process information and make decisions.

These rivers can act as a barrier to the full use of your free will. To evolve spiritually, it is essential to learn how to navigate your rivers and choose which path to take. This course gives you the tools to achieve greater inner clarity, resulting in the lucidity needed to identify desires and projects in alignment with your core essence.

During this course, a "time seed" is inserted into your aura. It has a double path of development: one branch, as in the case of the seed related to transforming memories, develops towards the past. Another branch develops toward possible futures, which "transports" your projects. This second branch does not have a deadline; it can continue to evolve throughout your whole life, provided it is nourished with attention and use. Otherwise, after about three months, it can wither.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy. See also INNER ANSWERS, JULY 18-19.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

18Jul2019

Inner Answers

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: Thursday July 18th - Friday July 19th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $250  TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: FRIDAY JULY 5TH

PREREQUISITE FOR ATTENDING: Upon registering you must submit your Birth Name, Birth Date & Place of Birth - Please email events@omapittsburgh.org

Learn how to create an open dialog with your inner personalities to recognize and interpret answers from deep within.

In life we are inundated with questions, some of which illicit a burning desire to look inward for answers. While we know the responses lie within, our multiple inner voices often speak in conflicting tongues guided by individual goals and disparate motivations, rather than a cohesive logic flow. To quiet the constant, internal noise, there is a high risk of creating a rigid rationality of easy answers or to indefinitely postpone life's hardest questions and live in a state of perpetual confusion.

But there is hope! Time Seed technology—a tool developed from the research into "time" in Damanhur and our alliance with Selfica—used in the transformation and cultivation of memories, can be effectively applied to quiet the inner voices and unlock the door that leads to the secret room we all have where the answer to any question can be found.

With perseverance and consistent practice of the techniques given in this course, you can step into this reservoir of knowledge hidden in the deepest parts of your being and give your inner sage permission to read from the ancient texts imprinted on your very soul.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.  See also TRANSFORMATION OF MEMORIES, JULY 20-21.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

20Jun2019

Opening to Self-Love, Bonnie Hassan

Move to a deeper place of self-love and acceptance!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please give a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Do you find it difficult to love yourself fully and completely? Does that little voice in your head keep telling you that you aren’t good enough? Do you struggle with feeling worthy? Is your self-esteem non-existent?

If loving yourself is still difficult for you, or you'd just like to love yourself more, join me for the opportunity to banish the old limiting ways of being and believing, and anchor in more deeply the energies of self-love and wholeness that are necessary to move forward and grow.

Through a guided meditation to help you love yourself more completely, and a unique and powerful group healing circle that uses the vibrations of drums and rattles to empower the energies of Reiki, you may experience an opening and healing on levels deeper than any you could imagine. As I channel Native American spirits and bring forth messages from your guides and angels, allow Spirit to work within you with intention and attention to help you heal in whatever way you are ready.

Bring a notebook or journal to record your thoughts and impressions. Release your expectations and trust that your Higher Power knows what you need to move you to a deeper place of self-love and acceptance!

Bonnie Hassan, Reiki Master, Medium, Psychic and Psychotherapist, first experienced God’s direct intervention in her life when a prayer uttered in church was answered in an amazing way just a few short hours later. Since that time, Bonnie’s journey has been directed by Divine Guidance in many ways, from the opening of a private healing practice to a 14,000 mile solo road trip to Alaska and back.

With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a B.S. in Human Resource Management, and nineteen years’ experience practicing and teaching Reiki, Bonnie travels around the United States providing unique and powerful healing sessions for both groups and individuals as she combines her expertise and training with her intuitive gifts. When she is not traveling, Bonnie offers group and individual healing services via teleconference and teaches classes and workshops near her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bonnie has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2000. She is a certified Master in the Usui/Tibetan, Karuna® and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki Systems and has channeled a new form of Reiki called Transformational Reiki, which is a blend of Native American and Japanese energies.

As a mental health therapist, Bonnie’s specialty areas include grief and loss issues, foster care and adoption, and family therapy. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and her undergraduate degree from Geneva College.

Bonnie believes that if we want the world to change, we have to change/heal ourselves first. She frequently tells her clients: “If you want to go higher, you have to dig deeper. When you step out of your comfort zone, you step into your Power Zone!”

You can reach Bonnie by phone at 412-277-0755 or email her at bonnie@bonniehassan.com To learn more about Bonnie, visit her website at www.bonniehassan.com You can also follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/travelingmystic

15Jun2019

Surviving to Thriving Seminar

Bridging the Gaps: Working Together to Support Holistic Wellness Throughout Pittsburgh

10:00 am 3:00 pm

Winchester Thurston Upper School Building

455 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Donations from the heart are greatly appreciated.
OMA also offers scholarships. For information, please email artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com.

WHEN AND WHERE:
Saturday June 15th from 10 am to 3 pm
Doors open 9:30 am for refreshments & community resource tables.
Winchester Thurston Upper School Building
455 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Bring your own bag lunch, light refreshments provided.

Free child care provided for ages 2-10 years. Register first then email artinthegardenpgh@gmail.com with the number of children and their ages. SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 REQUESTS. Please pack a bag lunch for your children.
The primary goal of Surviving to Thriving is to create collaborative conversations regarding the impact of early childhood adversity and trauma on one’s cognitive, emotional and physical development as well as on interpersonal relationships and life choices throughout one’s life span. Through community collaborative learning sessions, we can develop greater awareness of needs that exist for healthy youth, adult, family and community development where all can thrive. Surviving to Thriving is a bridge designed to connect educators, community organizations, families and professionals across generations and the healthcare spectrum.

** Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and ACT 48 Certified hours. **

Plenary Speaker

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU)
One School That’s Making a Difference
Ron Graham

Workshops Options Round 1

Understanding Implicit Bias
DBA Training Solutions

ACEs & Trauma
Dr. Lovie Jackson-Foster

Workshops Options Round 2

Supporting Self-awareness & Self-regulation in Youth
Desiree Jennings

Mental Health First Aid: What’s in It for Us?
Anita D Russell, M.Ed.

Closing Panel Discusson

Gail Hunter, LCSW, BCD

Learn more about Surviving to Thriving and Art in the Garden Programming.

06Jun2019

Tai Chi's Secret Facilitation of the Law of Attraction

And discover a powerful healing formula for relieving chronic pain.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get up close and personal with a great Tai Chi master of our time. Master Eric Randolph will discuss the physics of Tai Chi and how it can facilitate the Law of Attraction. He will explain its true purpose, which can help heal and transform our mental, emotional and physical states. There will be Q&A plus a guided meditation.

​In truth every beginning starts with a ton of stress and pressure, a type of birth. Growing up was very hard for Eric Randolph, being a sensitive and creative child in a household filled with anger, fear and sickness. There were even times when violence was condoned and felt as something to perpetuate as a good aspect of self awareness. From the age of 9 all the way to age 20 this way of being was what Eric had to fight against becoming inside of himself.

Finding Tai Chi at the age of 17 was a godsend and with his instructor, Master Glenn Hairston and his Shaolin brothers, he discovered the epitome of the calm, kind, and powerful energy that he needed to overcome his own weaknesses within, and so in the summer of 1990 Eric began his formal tutelage of Tai Chi Chuan.

Through his years of teaching and perfecting his practice, Master Eric Randolph began to realize the health benefits of the art, for himself and others. While watching people embrace the most beautiful aspects of themselves, turning their despair and illness into transformation, Master Eric derived a powerful healing formula that he now offers to those who quest relief from chronic illness. 

Master Eric studied the art of Tai Chi Chuan for over 25 years. His specialties are Yang style Taijiquan and Taoist Medical Qigong. He has taught at the University level, lecturing at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Forbes Metropolitan Hospital of Pittsburgh, and The Integrative Medical Community of Washington DC.

Taijiquan, commonly known as Tai Chi, is a meditative integrative learning system of universal physics which specializes in the ability to absolve all opposites so one can become one with the source to consciously perpetuate the advanced evolution of the human experience.

23May2019

Musical Medicine: Experiencing Harmony and Clearing the Vibrational Field

Take a musical healing journey into the realm of pure vibration and harmony.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Sound healer and chakra educator Brooke Smokelin delightfully combines the elements of sonic science, spiritual practice and artistic expression, taking us on a musical medicine journey into the realm of pure vibration and a visceral experience of harmony. With her "full spectrum array" of Pythagorean tuned crystal bowls (the same ratios and “sound forms” that are expressed in our spiral galaxy, the growth patterns of plants, and in our own physical forms) she intentionally produces an acoustic alchemy of musical mathematics that allows for the harmonious vibration and re-organization of our watery cells, our bodies, our minds and with nature.

In a world rife with conflict, this experience of harmony invites balance, an increased auditory awareness and “deep listening”, and a relaxed and meditative state.

After an introduction, Brooke will deliver a 45-minute crystal bowl "Sound Bath" followed by Q & A.

Brooke Smokelin (aka Vox Lumina) is a musician, sound healer, yoga teacher, and environmental artist. For 25 years she has been playing the crystal bowls, using music and sound as a medium for deep relaxation, meditation and healing. She is also an experienced yoga teacher and the creator of her own style of Chakra Activation Yoga and the Chakra Activation Deck, traveling worldwide providing yoga practitioners and yoga teachers with tools and techniques to “ignite the light” within. She has a private sound healing practice in Pittsburgh and has worked for years with the integrative medical community to provide therapeutic sound experiences for patients and clinicians. Through her River Alchemy Project she revitalizes connections between people and their ecological communities and creates vibrational healing experiences for bodies of water across the country.

Learn more about Brooke by visiting www.chakrayogahealing.com , 
ChakraYogaHealing and Vox Lumina on Facebook @voxlumina on Instagram and download Vox Lumina music on itunes/spotify/ etc. 
23May2019

Giving a Voice to Our Animals

With Animal Communicator, Spiritual Teacher & Channel, Sheryl Blumenthal

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Green Heiress Building 2, Studio

1150 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Sponsored by OMA

PRICE: $20

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Our pets do have something to say. So what they are thinking and feeling? They have their own thoughts, fears and phobias too. These feelings often go unnoticed, ignored and can become more serious without our awareness.

Sheryl Blumenthal’s gifts allow a voice to be given to our precious animals. When they are given a chance to speak and be understood, they certainly will become happier and healthier. And we are happier as our human bond with animals becomes greater.

Join us for this fascinating presentation on human-animal bonding and learn how to better understand our dear fur (and not fur!) babies.

Bring a photo of your pet if you like. Sheryl may be guided to call upon some audience members to deliver messages from the Angels in the interest of their pets.

To learn more about Sheryl’s work with the animals, and her new book, please visit humananimalbondandbeyond.com

 

21May2019

Inspiration Night at OMA

An inspirational evening of angelic music and message with channel Sheryl Blumenthal and special musical guest Rashid Lanie

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

$17.50 Advance Tickets  $25 requested donation at door
(Please email if you are unable to afford a regular price ticket.)

Join us for an incredible soul-filled evening with international award-winning producer, composer and pianist, Rashid Lanie, whose work has been heralded worldwide. His beautiful angelic-channeled music will lift our hearts at a time when our heart-light is vital on this planet, and higher ascension is imperative.

Sheryl Blumenthal will deliver a message that will impact all concerned, helping to align the workings of everyone gathered this special evening toward their higher purpose as human beings. Sheryl, called 'Little One' by the Angels, will give an angelic-channeling that will leave a lasting, blessed impact, both individually and collectively.

As radiant vessels of hope and stewards for our planet, we are holding the key to Peace on Earth... We Truly Are Awakening our gifts from within, for a world in need.

SHERYL BLUMENTHAL is a pure vessel for the I AM. As a Universal Teacher and an enlightened being, her gifts support the work that humanity strives to excel towards. Through rare abilities her gifts offer love, healing, peace, and direct guidance through an extremely powerful and transforming unity with angelic presences, the Council of Elders.

Sheryl has studied in England, Japan and the US for many years. She serves on a number of panels, including the board of directors for the non-profit Global Healing Foundation, the Global Council of Spiritual Teachers, an associate of the International Association for Spiritual Coaches (IASC), the Taskforce for Humanity, the Self-Worth Coalition-Global Initiative, and others. She has been the keynote speaker in numerous forums, a presenter at Columbia University , the UN, retreat centers, fellowships and other programs. She holds a number of ministerial licenses and certifications.

RASHID LANIE is an internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, producer and recording artist who performed at the "World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Celebration Concert" in South Africa with John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Shakira, Alicia Keyes, and Black-Eyed Peas. He has also worked with Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Will.I.AM, Randy Brecker, Ray Parker Jr., Lew Soloff, Hugh Masekela, Ernie Watts, Bobby Womack, Slash, The UN Jazz Orchestra, Verdine White, Jonathan Butler, and the world famous Agape International Choir.

Rashid was Musical Director for the launch of the Lion King album “Rhythm of the Pridelands”, featuring musicians from the bands of Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Adam & the Ants and Yanni. To date, he has released four CD's of original music. He is currently completing a smooth jazz CD, and contributing a song to the new CD for peace supported by UNESCO and Action Moves People United. Rashid recently won the 2018 SAFTA (South African Film & Televison Award) as well as the Rapid Lion Award for his soundtrack work on "Kalushi - The Solomon Mahlangu Story."

20May2019

Luncheon with "Little One" Sheryl Blumenthal

Q&A Luncheon with Spiritual Teacher & Channel, Sheryl Blumenthal, “The Little One”

12 pm - 2pm

Green Heiress Building 2, Studio

1150 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Sponsored by OMA

PRICE: $30 (Limited to 18 people)

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Legendary teacher, Sheryl Blumenthal, ’Little One' has been graced over decades with magnificent teachings that Angels have shared during channeled sessions. These teachings are life altering and have a powerful impact on our human awareness.

Come enjoy some intimate time with Sheryl, as we also enjoy a healthy (vegan & gluten-fee) lunch and have the chance to ask her about channeling, the Angelic Realm, what she does and how it works.

Please note: Sheryl will not be channeling messages for individuals at this event.

To learn more about Sheryl, please visit www.thelittleoneateacher.net/bio

20May2019

Damanhur Spiral Workshop (Installation & Pot Luck)

Experience the Mysteries and Powers of the Damanhur Spiral 

10:00 am 6:00 pm with Pot Luck meal

Evanko Residence

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Times: 10 am to 6 pm with Pot Luck at end
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Donation: $50  TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The spiral is one of the basic “themes” of life, and this shape occurs in the microcosm as well as the macrocosm. It can be found in everything from biology to cosmology, from our fingerprints to the position of our galaxy’s celestial bodies. It is a geometry that can recall, accumulate and redistribute energy. What are the mysteries and powers of this compelling form, and why are they needed?

What would life be like if we took time and committed ourselves to building spiral structures that convey this natural design in unity with our planet and cosmos? Find out with this opportunity to learn about building and experiencing the spiral form, which invites you to journey deeper into yourself, on the walk inwards toward its center and the divine essence present in each of us.

At its completion we will celebrate with a pot luck meal!

Some aspects of the spiral we will discuss include:

  • Why build spirals? How do they increase synchronicity, cleanse the aura, and uplift personal and planetary consciousness?
  • How can spiritual technology accelerate the evolution of consciousness? What others kinds of spiritual technology is used Damanhurian for personal, environmental and global purposes?
  • What are synchronic lines? Are there synchronic lines into our region? How do spirals help us access them?

This event will be lead by Crótalo Sésamo, Global Ambassador of Damanhur where stone spirals and labyrinths can be found in the Sacred Woods Temple of the Damanhur Federation of Communities in Northern Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

18May2019

Past Lives Research

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $350 Early Bird till April 18  TICKETS ON SALE

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Reawaken and re-embody the ‘character’ you once were. Uncover the story of your soul across the continuum of time and space.

The "story of our soul" across the vast continuum of time and space carries with it valuable information that can assist us in our present lives. What we learn about our "former selves" can infuse our current experiences with deeper meaning, purpose, contentment and joy.

Please Note: Past Lives Research is done in levels. You can repeat this course to learn and build upon your past life intuitions, and have your accumulated intuitions  received by Damanhur's Way of the Oracle, where this information is verified. As you progress, you are able to comprehend the "big picture" and see your many lives as pearls on a necklace, each one being precious and connected by a single purpose and mission.

In this workshop, art, theatre, meditation, play, journeying and other practices are explored to help you reawaken and re-embody the "character" you once were. In doing so, you will learn how to apply this to the present to better understand your personality traits, reconnect with past competencies and overcome limitations.

Facilitated by the instructor, this class will be traced down beforehand by members of The Way Of The Oracle at Damanhur, Italy, based on each participant’s biographical data and photos. The instructor will then use powerful interactive processes and activities to facilitate the reawakening of emotions and memories of your prior life. Each participant receives the Oracle’s written description of the past life accessed in this workshop at the end of the course.

Photograph & Bio-Data Required in Advance by April 18th: Specific information is required–a recent photo that serves as a portrait and clearly shows your eyes; also your birthdate, place of birth and name as it appears on your birth certificate. And if you have taken this course before, please state which past life you are on (your 2nd, 3rd, etc.). This info must be submitted by April 18th. Please email your photo and information to Jennifer Evanko at jcevanko@icloud.com.

This workshop will be taught by an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

16May2019

Communication With the Plant World

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $250 Early Bird Price till May 10  TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Nature is all around us but how connected are we to the natural world? 

For the past 40 years, Damanhur has conducted extensive research in the plant world and the ability of plants to communicate. Through their experiments, they have learned that plants have memory, feelings and can communicate in their own way. Damanhur has created a device that allows you to listen to the “music of the plants.” Imagine a concert performed by your favorite houseplants!

This workshop covers aspects of how to perceive the vital rhythm of plants and enter into dialogue with them. This communication can be experienced in various ways, all of which are explored: by art and music, by dreaming with trees or plants, and by communicating with them up close or  at a distance.

You will learn various techniques and exercises for in-depth connection with plants and trees beyond your normal five senses. The material covers a discussion of Damanhur’s philosophy of the three Mother Worlds: the animal/human world, plant world and nature/spirit world. While these worlds have been viewed as “separate” by human beings, if we are to continue to evolve, the time has come to work together and re-unite them.

The magic of plant communication touches people in a profound way that cannot be conveyed in words. It can only be heard and felt. You will learn to view the environment and our earth in new ways, as well as understand human behavior in a different context. This workshop is for anyone who wants to personally experience direct communication with plants using the universal language of music.

This workshop will be taught by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

09May2019

An Introduction to Archetypes - based on the work of Caroline Myss

Presented by Maureen Oehrle

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

We all understand the language of archetypes. “She’s a natural mother.” “That person is always the martyr.” “She’s a warrior.” “He’s a real networker.” These statements are ways of communicating universal energy patterns (aka, archetypes).

Archetypes are impersonal patterns of power and behavior. They can explain why we are drawn to certain people, places, interests or careers and why. Having some knowledge about what they are and how they work in our lives is key to personal power and understanding our place in the world.

Knowing your own archetypes gives you permission to step into the “real you.” Recognizing the archetypal patterns of other people in your life helps you to better understand your relationships.

In this presentation, Maureen will share the work of internationally renown speaker and author, Caroline Myss, and discuss the 4 Survival Archetypes that we all have (Child, Victim, Prostitute and Saboteur), as well as several others that exist in our modern society, and how understanding them can transform our lives.

Maureen Steines Oehrle has been studying spirituality, ancient wisdom and holistic wellness for over 25 years. Maureen began hosting a lecture series in her home in 2010, which eventually became the foundation of the OMA Lecture Series in 2013.

A Founding Member of OMA, Maureen serves on the Executive Committee of OMA’s Board of Directors. She is a Reiki Master, Psych-K Facilitator, teacher and speaker and currently practices in the Aspinwall area. She facilitates classes, lectures and workshops for OMA and Green Heiress Holistic Health. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 1999, Maureen was an event planner in Washington, D.C.

Maureen lives with her husband Scott, their 16 year old twin son and daughter and their 2 dogs. She finds inspiration through many creative outlets including making sacred jewelry, ceramics and paintings, as well as working with crystals and sacred geometry.

25Apr2019

Children of LIght, by Emily Pompei

Learn to recognize the exceptional gifts of our children of light.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

50 million new young children have come into this world to help heal us. These children feed the tenderness in the hearts of all peoples and hold exceptional gifts. Emily Pompei has helped many families recognize the gifts of their children so that they may continue their life’s purpose on this earth at this important time... as healers, Light Workers, Masters, and Angels, who all choose to walk the earth to help enlighten us. 
 
This lecture will help parents as well as caregivers translate what children are trying to communicate to you!  Children are welcome! 

Emily Pompei has been a light worker for over 25 years. She has an extensive background in Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Auriculotherapy, Alchemy, Naturopathic treatments, Crystals, Gemstones, aromatherapy, Native American plant and herbal remedies, and over 25 body modalities.

Emily is the only Medical Intuitive in Pennsylvania. She is one of 27 in the United States and one of 56 worldwide. She is a member of the International Association of Medical Intuitives.

 
17Apr2019

Crystals 101

Learn how to work with the energy of healing crystals.

6:00 pm 7:30 pm


Sponsored by OMA
Class held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

Building 2, 1150 Freeport Rd, Pgh, PA. 15238

Price: $20   Tickets on Sale Now!

Learn how to work with the energy of healing crystals to help you stay grounded, healthy, and balanced throughout the stresses of everyday life. Gemstones are powerful tools and you can tap into them to welcome their gifts and draw on their strengths. Working with stones is rewarding, fulfilling, and surprisingly simple!

Join Kate Horne, a crystal connoisseur from Journeys of Life in Shadyside, to learn about 10 key stones you can start working with immediately to make every day run more smoothly and serenely!

*Available for purchase at the class: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, Complete Set of the 10 stones we learn about and a selection of individual stones.

Instructor: Kate Horne, Journeys of Life in Shadyside

Kate's love of crystals started very young and since then has only
grown. She feels crystals are a gift from the Earth and are powerful
allies in our spiritual well-being. Kate is never without stones of some sort, whether it be jewelry or spilling out of pockets. She honors the magic of the natural world and sees enchantment everywhere. Kate knows gemstones are one of the most rewarding ways to connect to the wonders of world and to allow healing energy in.

11Apr2019

What is a Spiritual Intuitive?

When we ask with a true heart and pure intention, the answers come.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Psychic and intuitive abilities should not be regarded as the gift of a few–they are latent abilities within us all. Jack Kaine discusses how spiritual practices helped him overcome personal tragedy and discover his own inherent abilities that now allow him to give insightful, intuitive readings to others.

Intuition and psychic development can occur through spiritual practices like yoga breathing and mantra, and by various forms of service to others, such as prayer and spiritual healing. While everyone can develop their psychic abilities, it may not be one's individual destiny or priority.  However, the more we listen to our intuition and act on what we hear, the better our intuition will get. And the more truthful we are, the more pure our intention becomes. And with pure intention we gain spirutual knowledge that we can use to help others.

After a personal tragedy many years ago, Jack went searching for answers. As he examined his own demise, it ultimately changed how he looked at life, and his intuitive abilities evolved.  He soon found that asking questions became different. He noticed he was receiving answers before asking a question. Through embracing his spirituality, Jack began to “see” so much more than he knew existed.

Today, Jack is eternally grateful for what he has been given. When you ask for truth, you will receive, doors will open, and people will be put in your path that help you on your journey.

As a spiritual intuitive guide, Jack Kaine has helped many people since the early 1990’s through his readings.  Jack is a Reiki Master who offers deep energy-based healing along with intuitive guidance during a session. He can help many understand the deeper roots of an issue that they may experience on nearly any issue of their lives. 

 

 

11Apr2019

Food for the Soul

Share a simple meal with intimate conversation.

12 pm - 2pm

Green Heiress Building 2

1150 Freeport Rd, Pgh, PA. 15238

Sponsored by OMA

Please purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a reservation.

What Does Spirituality Mean to You?

Spirituality means different things to different people.  What do you think it means to be spiritually connected? How does it matter? Where do you feel you are with spirituality or are you just beginning to be curious about the conversation around the subject of spirituality?  Perhaps you are interested in engaging in conversation regarding your unique spiritual journey?  Or maybe you have an interest in developing a spiritual path and would like to discuss it (or just listen) with other like-minded individuals.

If any of the above interests you, come join Food for the Soul to share a simple meal (vegan and gluten-free) with intimate conversation, in a nonjudgmental small group environment, as we discover a deeper connection and gain understanding of topics related to Mind, Body and Spirit.

Food for the Soul, a regular initiative for OMA, is designed to give the participants an opportunity to share in a simple meal of soup and bread (served vegan and gluten-free) as well as discussions regarding introspection and ideas on various subjects related to Mind, Body and Spirit. Small groups of individuals will convene around a table and will be led by OMA members.

28Mar2019

Edgar Cayce, Man of Miracles, Still Relevant at Home and Across the World

Join local Cayce enthusiasts in the viewing of a newly released documentary “The Readings, A Key to Spiritual Enlightenment.”

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

When Edgar Cayce, "the Father of Holistic Medicine," was under hypnosis, he could see through a person’s body, no matter where the person was physically located, even hundreds of miles away, and give a reading. Not only could he provide medical knowledge such as the cause of disease and its treatment, but he could answer questions on the workings of the universe. How did he acquire and develop this incredible ability? Why did God give this enigmatic power to Cayce? Through major illnesses of his age, the movie focuses on the life of Cayce and the mystery of the readings with the help of Shigeru Mitsuda, the president of the Edgar Cayce Center in Japan.

"The Readings, A Key to Spiritual Enlightenment” ( 90 min) will be shown and discussed. 

While many of us are familiar with the work of Edgar Cayce, many in Japan are being newly introduced to Cayce by the filmmaker who leads the Japanese ARE Center, Tetsu Shiratori. "ARE" stands for Association for Research and Enlightenment, an organization headquartered in Virginia Beach that carries on the knowledge of Edgar Cayce.

Local ARE members will be on hand for a Q&A and to let you know how you can experience more of Cayce’s wisdom in the local area. Whether you already know about Cayce or are new yourself, you will find it energizing to watch this fresh point of view of fantastic information.

Did you know that Cayce made over 14,000 otherworldly journeys in his life and the information he gained from these journeys has astounded people all over the world In 1910, the New York Times carried two pages of headlines and pictures in which he was declared the World's Most Mysterious Man A national magazine ran an article titled, Miracle Man of Virginia Beach, and Cayce was swamped with an avalanche of 25,000 requests for medical help. In fact, President Woodrow Wilson sought the services of Edgar Cayce for healing and guidance while he was President of the United States and conceiving the idea of the League of Nations. Cayce is also considered to be the father of holistic medicine by JAMA, the prestigious medical journal. 

21Mar2019

The Art of Self-Care: Finding and Living In the Stillpoint

Presented by Sheila Collins and Christine Gautreaux

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Join authors Sheila K Collins PhD and Christine Gautreaux, MSW as they celebrate and perform excerpts from their recently released Amazon best-selling book, Stillpoint: A Self-Care Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, and Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy.

With the support of the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, this part lecture with demonstration and part improvisational InterPlay performance includes stories, poems, music, and dance, all addressing the need for self-care and the power of art to help the 45 million people, most of them women, who care for others in our society.

Books available for purchase to be signed by the authors.

Sheila K. Collins, PhD
Sheila has referred to herself as a “dancing social worker” for over 40 years. Bringing the perspective of a dancer and theater artist to her work as a social worker, professor, clinic director, keynote speaker, and organizational consultant, she writes, speaks and advocates for the power of play, dance and the expressive arts to help us make it through life’s toughest challenges.

Stillpoint was written originally to help social work students with their self-care, and the revision as a response to the proliferation of care-giving responsibilities in women’s lives. Her award winning book, Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and the Rituals that Heal, tells of her journeys with two of her three adult children and her best friend through their life-threatening illnesses and deaths, and of the rituals that helped her family to heal. Her engaging 2016 TEDx talk, “When Death Threatens,” demonstrates the challenge and the gifts of being a caregiver to a loved one dealing with a death-defying illness. She currently consults with individuals and organizations, helping them to tell their stories in transforming ways and directs the improvisational InterPlay troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players. Her blog, Dancing with Everything appears on her website, https://sheilakcollins.com/

Christine Gautreax, MSW
Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work and is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice. Christine’s superpowers include connecting people, helping folks manifest their dreams, standing up against injustice and using art to make a difference in the world. She currently uses performance art, movement, poetry, storytelling and Interplay to address issues of oppression with women who are incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times.

Christine has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. She is a life coach for caregivers who are burnt out, ready to take back their own life and make it delightful again. She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to Find Ease and time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy.

20Mar2019

Recognizing Your Child’s Spiritual Gifts

Presented by Emily Pompei, Medical Intuitive

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Green Heiress Building 2

1150 Freeport Rd, Pgh, PA. 15238

Sponsored by OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit

$30 LUNCH INCLUDED

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Are your children seeing Angels?
Are they telling you what you are thinking?
Are they seeing physical ailments in your body?
Can they predict the future?

If so, according to Medical Intuitive, Emily Pompei, your child has some very powerful gifts! Emily believes that a child’s gifts start from the pre-verbal stage and can continue into adulthood.

This presentation is a “Parents’ Guide" to help you understand and develop your own child’s gifts and to also understand where these gifts came from. Come enjoy a casual soup-&-salad lunch while we listen, learn and ask questions!

Emily Pompei is a registered and certified Medical Intuitive and has been working within the angelic and spiritual realm since she was 3 years old. She specializes in clearing the energetic, spiritual and auric fields through deep, channeled mediation.

09Mar2019

Spiritual Physics

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates: SATURDAY March 9th - SUNDAY March 10th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
$250 Early Bird, $275 after Feb. 28  GET TICKETS! 

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Where science and spirit merge to reveal the nature of the soul and our divine origin.

Science and spirit: We need both to live in the fullest expression of ourselves as human beings. We are now at a crucial time—foretold by Damanhur founder Falco Tarassaco—when our human future depends on a new sacred story, one that explains how the physics of our natural world merges with the language of the soul and all its components (called the Inner Personalities). As this course explains, these two concepts are not divergent. Physical scientists reach into the invisible realms in order to understand the origin of matter. The "science of soul" also delves into the unseen mysteries of creation, along with the philosophy of the human intellect.

Participants will dissect the mysteries of our universe and of the human being. Based on research grounded in knowledge obtained by Falco, students will explore:

  • The nature of the soul (which help us to communicate with ourselves).
  • The Inner Personalities that are part of our divine origin as human beings.
  • Reincarnation and our journey through time.
  • The laws that regulate the universe and life.
  • Time structure.
  • Cosmogenesis.
  • The spiritual eco-systems.
  • Magic and magic technology.

This is the first level of a 4-level course designed to expand the perception of ourselves and of life in general. From this understanding, we are able to create and promote lifestyles that are in harmony and equilibrium with the universe.

This workshop will be taught by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

07Mar2019

Color Code Personality by Bobbi DiClaudio

An illuminating way for understanding how to make sense out of life’s relationship puzzles!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

All life is about relationships. What part do you play in making the relationships in your life work?

People are complex, right?  High strung, low key, perpetually happy (or miserable), hard to please and lacking in attention span… what’s the deal? Why can’t we all just get along?

Relationships are key to navigating this thing called life, and this color code personality workshop is a fun, interactive, and effective way to encourage and foster understanding among the naturally occurring subtle and not so subtle nuances of 4 the main personality types. 

The Color Code (created by Dr. Taylor Hartman) divides personalities into four colors (red, blue, white, yellow) motivated by power, peace, intimacy, and fun, respectively. The main idea behind this is that all people possess one of the four "core motives" that drive their behaviour. Simple yet profound, this idea has been used to help people improve their interpersonal relations in their personal lives and business.

Bobbi DiClaudio has worked with this platform for over 12 years and has witnessed dramatic shifts in personal and professional interactions as individuals learn to honor, respect, and effectively communicate as they consider each other’s core motives.

Excellent for team building or just navigating the many relationships we experience in everyday life, you will find this highly interactive and thought provoking for yourself and all participants.

Common Side Effects

  • Improved communication
  • Increased personal and professional production
  • Geting to know yourself a little better

About Bobbi DiClaudio

Bobbi’s straightforward attitude, fierce commitment to never ending improvement and pure dedication to sharing what she has learned with others are the backbone for her work. Her “high vibe” concept revolves around getting others to a place internally that makes healthy food choices and quality movement second nature and no longer a chore but a way of life.

Her background in health club management combined with certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Institute for Eating Psychology, along with training in Reiki, Color Code Personality Assessment, Personal Development and Leadership are all integral parts of her unique approach.

As President of BR Wagner Services, parent company of High Vibe Health Coaching with Bobbi DiClaudio and Extremities Surgical, she leads with compassion and understanding inspiring others to live a life of true enjoyment and to pass it along.

Learn more at www.bobbidiclaudio.com

07Mar2019

Inner Harmonization

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Dates:THURSDAY March 7th - FRIDAY March 8th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
$250 Early Bird, $275 after Feb. 28  GET TICKETS! 

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Learn Meditative use of Breath, Movement and Color for Conscious Awareness.

The human being is a magical, three-dimensional symbol capable of connecting to the laws that regulate life in the cosmos. When we find our perfect energy balance, we are able to efficiently use our complete essence to interact with and shape the varied forms present in the worlds around us.

Each one of us is a fractal of the Universe with which we share a Divine Matrix. The practice of Inner Harmonization activates your physical and subtle components, stabilizes their existence in the world of Form, and strengthens your power to create through words and thoughts. For the practitioner that seeks inner peace and to reawaken the divine spark, it is a path toward enlightenment; for those who seek to realign the chakras and cleanse the aura, it provides a structured meditative practice easily incorporated into daily life.

The origins of Inner Harmonization date back to the time of Atlantis, where it was a widespread practice used to give meaning to actions, emotions and perceptions, to manifest desires with certainty, and to live life as a continual expression of evolved intelligence. It is a discipline based on expanding consciousness and well-suited in this modern era to reconquer skills and knowledge once lost.

In this first of a three-level course, you will be taught a series of physical and subtle exercises to progressively increase your range of perception. By practicing the breathing techniques, sounds and positions, you develop your sensorial sensibility and give new energy and new "existence" to the processes that are happening inside and outside yourself, increasing their ability to interact on the ethereal and corporeal planes.

Level 1 - Sounds and Breathing
In this workshop, we will focus on the breath—the entrance to the inner self. Sound is used to stimulate the energy centers in the body (Chakras, or Adonajba in Sacred Language): listening, singing, identifying the sound within. Each exercise is made of precise movements fundamental on the path toward harmony, inner peace and balance.

This workshop will be taught by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

04Mar2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4

Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

27Feb2019

Repair the World Workshop

An Evening of Creative Health and Wellness

6:00 pm

25Feb2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4

Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

18Feb2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th, Meeting Weekly

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4
Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

13Feb2019

Embodying the Wisdom of the Heart

Dana Micucci shares powerful heart-based teachings and practices learned from years of travel to sacred sites, that can be used for healing and transformation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

So many of our wisdom/spiritual traditions are based on heart-centered teachings. Mystics, poets and truth-seekers throughout the ages have recognized the profound importance of living in and through the sacred heart.

In this talk, Dana Micucci shares powerful heart-based teachings and practices from some of the world’s wisdom traditions (Tibetan, Mayan, shamanic, Egyptian, mystical Christian, etc.) gleaned from her lifetime of travel that you can apply to your daily life for lasting transformation.

Learn how to harness the wisdom and power of your heart to improve your health, center your emotions, create the outcomes you desire with ease, master your energy, increase your passion and joy, reconnect with your spiritual core, and become a healing force through your very presence. 

Dana Micucci, a Pittsburgh native, is an award-winning author, speaker, healer, and catalyst for self-mastery. 

Dana’s latest book, the novel The Third Muse, is a metaphysical, time-travel mystery set in the international art world that celebrates the divine feminine wisdom of the Magdalene Order and the healing power of love. Her spiritual travel memoir Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth—a gold winner in the Nautilus Book Awards—was inspired by her travels to many of the world’s most sacred sites. Both books offer a heart-centered message for our time.  

Dana has also enjoyed a decades-long career as a widely published journalist writing about culture, travel, and spirituality for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Spirituality & Health, and many other well-known publications.  

A dynamic speaker, and teacher and practitioner of ancient mystery-school wisdom, she conducts transformational talks, workshops, retreats and sacred journeys worldwide. She also has a private healing and mentoring practice rooted in her extensive shamanic training.  

Dana’s work carries a multidimensional healing vibration that ignites deep shifts in consciousness, expanded awareness, and recognition of your soul’s purpose. With grounded clarity and compassion, she assists you in accelerating a fearless journey toward wholeness, joy, and fulfillment.

Dana has given talks/workshops at Unity Center of Pittsburgh and SITE NITE. Other venues where she has presented include Sedona Creative Life Center; New York Open Center, Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, and Unity of New York in Manhattan; other Unity Centers throughout the U.S.; United World College-USA; Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson; the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education in Paris; the World Woman Summit; and many others.

Based in Taos, New Mexico, after many years in New York City, she continues to travel widely in sacred service as an ambassador of the New Earth consciousness.

 

11Feb2019

RESCHEDULED Meditation: Theory and Practice

NEW CLASS DATES 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4

Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

07Feb2019

Harnessing the Harp for Healing: Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy

Stephanie Miller shows how the harp offers a perfect paradigm for linking heaven and earth, the arts and sciences, as well as body, mind and spirit.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT), is a unique method of utilizing the vibrations of live therapeutic harp music to help bring one’s body back into balance. The harp is a resonant instrument and when it is played, one can easily feel the musical vibrations. The VAHT process harnesses the harp’s natural vibrations via amplification and channels them directly into a special mat that has embedded speakers. While lying on the mat, onw feels the harps vibrations moving through his or her body. Often the VAHT experience is said to feel like a musical massage. 

Stephanie Miller, CMP, VAHPT, is a therapeutic musician, certified drum circle facilitator, composer, and performer. Her original music has been featured in two documentaries: Discover Ireland: A Literary Adventure (2005) and most recently in Bethany’s Story: The Power from Within (2013). She also performed in and provided music for Dinosaur Diorama’s web series All’s Faire.

She is also a co-founder of Music for Life of Pittsburgh, LLC, which provides music related services for every facet of life. She graduated in 2008 as a Certified Music Practitioner from the Music for Healing and Transition Program. As a CMP she provides bedside therapeutic harp music for patients in various Pittsburgh hospitals including the Children’s hospital of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Campus VA Hospital.

In 2009, Stephanie completed her training with Sarajane Williams, MA, VAHTP, as a Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Practitioner. She offers Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy sessions at the Green Heiress Holistic Health. She has also been offering demonstrations of VAHT at the Hillman Integrative Wellness fair for attendees. For more information please visit www.musicforlifepgh.com.

04Feb2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th, Meeting Weekly

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4
Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

02Feb2019

Astral Travel

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Dates: SATURDAY February 2nd - SUNDAY February 3rd
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $250  TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Reawaken your ability to travel to the Astral Plane. Expand your understanding of reality.

Have you ever wondered whether it’s possible for your consciousness to leave your physical body and travel to other dimensions of reality? In this special Damanhur Mystery School Workshop, you will re-awaken this hidden ability and travel to the “astral plane” (the realm experienced in dream state) while completely relaxed yet fully alert, expand your knowledge of reality and perceived boundaries, and freely explore your consciousness, which exists outside of the body, in higher dimensions.

As humans, we already experience this type of "projection" in our natural dream state, so we inherently know how to do it. The point of accessing these other dimensions is to gain deeper self-knowledge from them, along with an ability to control how we derive positive intelligence and wisdom for our greatest good.

The benefits from learning to stretch your understanding of other realms are many. Your knowledge of reality itself will expand, as well as your perceived personal boundaries. Once liberated from your physical constraint, you can freely explore your consciousness in unbounded space and higher dimensions. Begin to explore this experience with specialized techniques and safe ways for exercising and developing your ability as an astral body.

This workshop will be conducted by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

31Jan2019

Ancient Civilizations and Pre-Atlantean History

A Damanhur 2-Day Mystery School Workshop!

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

10:00 am 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday

Dates: THURSDAY January 31 - FRIDAY February 1st
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
Price: $250  TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CHECK
Make checks payable to OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
Mail to: OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit 
100 Rutledge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Travel back in time. Explore ancient alien and extraterrestial seeds of civilization.

The existence of human beings in this universe dates back much further than we have been led to believe. The origin of the different evolutionary strands of human seeds on Earth is a result of a succession of ancient alien and extraterrestrial colonies, and their cultural and territorial influences.

In this workshop, we will focus on such classic themes as Atlantis, galactic civilizations, alien species, and stellar empires with which and with whom we have crossed paths and destinies. We will take a  historical journey and explore many answers to questions we often ask ourselves about who we are, where we came from and how we evolved to become the beings we are today.

The universe is far older than what we comprehend from ordinary history books. Understanding its narrative gives rise to dormant memories and knowledge within us that are key to completing the evolutionary project of civilization—the inner reawakening that we are all participating in, either actively or unconsciously, as a human species.

This workshop will be taught by Crótalo Sésamo, an Ambassador of Damanhur, from Damanhur, Italy.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. The Temples have been profiled on international television as the "Eighth Wonder of The World." This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening of the divine spark present within every human being.

To read more about Damanhur, visit http://www.damanhur.org/

28Jan2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th, Meeting Weekly

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4
Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

21Jan2019

RESCHEDULED Meditation: Theory and Practice

NEW CLASS DATES 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4

Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

17Jan2019

Nutrition and Health in the 21st Century

Marietta Amantangelo on functional nutrition, combining several disciplines, diets & approaches for optimal health!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

A donation from the Heart is greatly appreciated.

Ready to choose a life of wellness? There are unlimited ways of getting to healthy again. Learn how modern Functional Medicine Nutrition combines several disciplines including medical nutrition therapy, nutritional biochemistry, gastroenterology, nutrigenomics, and food as medicine, and can involve a variety of diverse specialty diets, like Paleo, FODMAP, Vegan and Diabetic. In addition, functional lab testing as well as routine blood testing can also be key.

Marietta Amatangelo, MS, RDN/LDN, describes a solution-focused approach that digs beneath the surface to underlying factors that may be affecting your health and wellness.How would your life be different with more energy, better sleep, healthy clean eating, regular physical activity, and specific changes for your health and circumstances? It's easier than you might think!

As a functional nutritionist and health coach, Marietta helps her clients see the whole picture.  She has worked successfully with more than a thousand people like you, and watched them go from hopeless to hopeful. Many have grown and thrived in their improved quality of life, and some have gone into remission.  That level of success, takes passion and commitment to dig deeper than just considering symptoms.  It also takes an ear of compassion, a non-judgmental attitude, and the ability to create a safe space, open mindedness, and sensitivity. Marietta weaves together life experience and professional education as a nutritionist, health coach and Reiki Master in order to coach individuals who are ready and committed to making lasting change with their health.

14Jan2019

Meditation: Theory and Practice

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, January 14th

11:00 am 12:30 pm Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
and $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series, Mondays, beginning January 14
Class Dates REVISED: 1/141/28, 2/42/18, 2/25, 3/4

Class Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Bhante Pemaratana will be back with us for another 6-week series, based on Buddhist Philosophy. This time we will learn about the philosophy behind meditation (Theory) and techniques of meditation practice (Practice).  If you have been to Bhante’s classes, you already know what a gift the time spent with him is.  If you have not, we hope you consider adding this little piece of calm and bliss to your Mondays! 
Bhante Pemaratana is the Chief Abbott of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty member. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

03Jan2019

"What Causes Suffering?" by Bhante Pemaratana

Chief Abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Meditation Teacher & Spiritual Counselor

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Join us for an evening with Bhante Pemaratana, born in Sri Lanka, who came to the United States in 2008 to serve in the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. Bhante Permaratana became a Buddhist monk in 1986 at the age of 10 years old. His monastic training was under the tutelage of the most Venerable Attangane Sasanaratana Maha Thero at Sripathi Pirivena Monastery in Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka.

Bhante Pemaratana holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honors in Buddhist Studies from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and a master’s degree in philosophy from the National University of Singapore. Amongst the places he has lectured are the University of Peradeniya and the Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore.

He received his Ph. D. in Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in April 2017. He is currently the chief abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center and Yoga studios in the greater Pittsburgh area and provides spiritual counseling to help people to deal with challenging issues of life.

13Dec2018

Is Medical Cannabis Right for You?

Medical cannabis in PA - approved conditions for its use and the certification process for patients.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

Medical cannabis has become a legal option for many patients in Pennsylvania since the beginning of 2018. In this lecture Dr. Rothschild will provide an overview of medical cannabis. He will describe the conditions for which medical cannabis is currently approved in Pennsylvania, explain the medical cannabis certification process, and describe the patient counseling provided in a medical cannabis certification visit.

Adam Rothschild, M.D., is the founding physician of PGH MMJ, a medical cannabis practice located in East Liberty. He has certified over 500 patients for medical cannabis. He is also a family physician at Handelsman Family Practice in Munhall, a member of the UPMC Shadyside medical staff, and a medical informaticist at M*Modal in Squirrel Hill. Dr. Rothschild has 2 children, resides in Squirrel Hill, and is passionate about craft beer and skiing.

29Nov2018

Food for the Soul

A simple meal... a conversation of hope, acceptance, compassion and positivity.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:15pm for light reception and CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please RSVP by Tuesday November 27 to guarantee a seat and so that we have an accurate attendee count for serving. Thank you.

Please give a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

As the year draws to a close and we begin to think about the New Year, we would like to dedicate this Food for the Soul to a conversation of hope, acceptance, compassion for all, and positivity for ourselves, humanity and our world.

Each individual can make a difference in each moment of our day and each interaction with another. We invite you to come and share what you are already choosing; your ideas; possibilities; and options that we could integrate into our daily life. We will have discussions with like minded individuals in a safe environment while sharing soup and bread together. Perhaps you might want to bring along a friend and possibly bring along someone whom you already can see is making a difference.

We invite you to come and share in a simple meal and conversation. Each individual’s “drop” of kindness, understanding, support, etc. could swell into a great sea of change. Please join us on November 29 for an engaging evening.

Food for the Soul, now a regular initiative for OMA, is designed to give the participants an opportunity to share in a simple meal of soup and bread (served vegan and gluten-free) as well as discussions regarding introspection and ideas on various subjects related to Mind, Body and Spirit. Small groups of 8-10 individuals will convene around a table and will be led by OMA members.

Kindly register online by Tuesday, November 27 in order to reserve a seat at this forum. Donations from the heart will be greatly appreciated to help defray the cost of food and service.

 

15Nov2018

6 Keys to Nurture, Grow and Empower Your Life

Utilize the SOAR On-PAR Toolkit for Lifelong Growth

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm for light reception & CASH bar.

The Twentieth Century Club
FREE parking in UPMC lot across the street!

4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Please offer a Donation from the Heart when attending this event.

“To CHANGE is to Choose a Higher Anointing to Nurture, Grow and Empower.”
Anita Russell is your change cultivator. This lecture is an overview of a toolkit she developed as a means to apply personal accountability and responsibility to cultivate change through your daily growth and personal development. The SOAR On-PAR Toolkit consists of six tools:

  • Know Yourself
  • Nurture Your Life
  • Integrate Your Life
  • Connect with Others
  • Live Intentionally
  • Seize Opportunity

Anita developed the toolkit as a primary step on a journey toward lifelong growth and personal development to make your life a great story. The toolkit is a means of becoming who you aspire to be by closely examining who you are. The central question is this: Are you On-PAR to cultivate change, nurture your vision and take action to live your best life in spite of the storms you encounter? And the storms will come and you must decide how to respond in a way that makes your life a great story. These six tools are designed to help you along the way.

Anita D Russell was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Her fluid life spans multiple disciplines, including academic research, pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, web design, e-learning design, and youth and community leadership. Now working independently, Anita is the founder and creator of The Place to SOAR LLC, a social enterprise that includes the SOAR Coaching Academy. As a John Maxwell Certified Life Coach, Anita’s coaching practice focuses on four key areas of growth and personal development – grow daily, live intentionally, dream BIG and communicate & connect. Anita is also a published author. Her most recent publication, Empower Your Life (2018) contains stories of 21 incredible women who have navigated their way through significant, and sometimes life-altering transformations. She was first published as a contributing author in Motherhood Dreams and Success: You can Have It All (2014), an anthology filled with inspiration and wisdom by a diverse group of women from around the world. She is currently working on her debut as the solo author of a sibling story that chronicles her own spiritual journey.

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14Nov2018

Crystals 101

Learn how to work with the energy of healing crystals.

3:00 pm 4:30 pm


Sponsored by OMA
Class held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

Price: $20   Tickets on Sale Now!

Learn how to work with the energy of healing crystals to help you stay grounded, healthy, and balanced throughout the stresses of everyday life … especially with the Holidays right around the corner!

Gemstones are powerful tools and you can tap into them to welcome their gifts and draw on their strengths. Working with stones is rewarding, fulfilling, and surprisingly simple!

Join Kate Horne, a crystal connoisseur from Journeys of Life in Shadyside, to learn about 10 important stones you can start working with immediately to make your holidays and every day run more smoothly and serenely!

*THESE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE:

  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
  • Set of the 10 stones we learn about in the class
  • Selection of individual stones

Instructor: Kate Horne, Journeys of Life in Shadyside

Kate's love of crystals started very young and since then has only
grown. She feels crystals are a gift from the Earth and are powerful
allies in our spiritual well-being. Kate is never without stones of some sort, whether it be jewelry or spilling out of pockets. She honors the magic of the natural world and sees enchantment everywhere. Kate knows gemstones are one of the most rewarding ways to connect to the wonders of world and to allow healing energy in.

12Nov2018

Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy

6-Week Series Beginning Monday, October 8th, Meeting Weekly

10:00 am 11:30 am Monday mornings


Sponsored by OMA
Classes held at Green Heiress Holistic Health

209 Commercial Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215

$20 per class drop-in or advance ticket 
or $108 for entire 6-Week Series (10% discount)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

6-Week Series:
October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12

Description:
What is the true nature of our lives? Why are we the way we are? Are our inclinations and skills inherent or learned? How does suffering arise in our minds? What are the ways to enhance our well-being? These are common questions we ponder over when we seriously think about ourselves. The philosophy of the Buddha addresses these issues and provides a perspective to rethink the main concerns of our lives.

This 6-week course (meeting once a week) introduces the life of the Buddha and core principles of Buddhist philosophy. During 6 class sessions, students will explore Buddhist explanations of
life and the world, Buddhist techniques to overcome suffering and Buddhist insights into thehuman potential for freedom.

Topics and class dates:
1. 10/8 - The Life and the Nature of the Buddha
2. 10/15 - Dissatisfaction and Its Causes
3. 10/22 - The Path of Inner Peace
4. 10/29 - The True Nature of Our Being
5. 11/5 - The Doctrine of Karma
6. 11/12 - The Potentials of Human Mind

Recommended Text:
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh (Broadway Books, 1999).

Instructor:
Bhante Pemaratana is the head-monk of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights,PA. Born in Sri Lanka he moved to the US in 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga Studios and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

10Nov2018

Past Lives Research II

From Damanhur University, a first-year Mystery School Class taught by Shama Viola, Ambassador from Damanhur, Italy

10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Dates: SATURDAY November 10th - SUNDAY November 11th
Times: 10 am to 6 pm with 1 hour break, both days
Location: 221 Whetherburn Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Price: Early Bird $350 until October 5th
$375 until October 12th
TICKETS NO LONGER ON SALE

Reawaken and re-embody the ‘character’ you once were. Uncover the story of your soul across the continuum of time and space.

The "story of our soul" across the vast continuum of time and space carries with it valuable information that can assist us in our present lives. What we learn about our "former selves" can infuse our current experiences with deeper meaning, purpose, contentment and joy.

In this workshop, art, theatre, meditation, play, journeying and other practices are explored to help you reawaken and re-embody the "character" you once were. In doing so, you will learn how to apply this to the present to better understand your personality traits, reconnect with past competencies and overcome limitations.

Facilitated by Damanhur guide Shama Viola, this class will be traced down beforehand by members of The Way Of The Oracle at Damanhur, Italy, based on each participant’s biographical data and photos.  Shama will then use powerful interactive processes and activities to facilitate the reawakening of emotions and memories of your prior life. Each participant receives the Oracle’s written description of the past life accessed in this workshop at the end of the course. 

Photograph & Bio-Data Required in Advance by October 12th: Specific information is required–a recent photo that serves as a portrait and clearly shows your eyes; also your birthdate, place of birth and name as it appears on your birth certificate. And if you have taken this course before, please state which past life you are on (your 2nd, 3rd, etc.). This info must be submitted by the cutoff date above. Please email your photo and information to Jennifer Evanko at jcevanko@mac.com.

 

Shama Viola (Manuela Terraluna)
Shama lived in the USA from 1968 to 2001. Those 33 years were dedicated to art, spirituality and teaching conscious awareness. Her life was exciting and full, from the 6 years she spent working with Francis Ford Coppola to the ones that she lived, worked, and traveled with Shakti Gawain, to the powerful years she spent in the Hawaiian Islands. In 2001, answering a strong soul’s calling, Shama returned to her native Italy to become a Citizen of Damanhur, where she has spent the past sixteen years participating in Damanhur’s esoteric traditions and practical approach to sacredness, rituals and conscious living.

About Damanhur

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the future of humankind. It is a Federation of Spiritual Communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and use of science and technology. The Community was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013).