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Arvigo® PechaKucha

That’s quite a title, isn’t it? Almost like a foreign language. Lucky for you, I’m a pretty good explainer.

My son’s very awesome public school has an annual fundraising event called Pecha Kucha. This is a simple, brief presentation style that originated in Tokyo in 2003, that helps folks to start having community conversations about great ideas. Each speaker presents a power point, 20 slides, with 20 seconds to talk about each slide. The slides advance automatically while you’re speaking. Let me tell you, as a speaker, you really have to figure out how to make your point concisely. It was a lovely challenge.

I tend to shake like a leaf in a windstorm when I’m speaking publicly, even though I’m not afraid to speak, and I usually say yes to these types of opportunities. I was grateful for the structure of the talk, and the solidness of the podium to hold on to as I was speaking.

Of course, my topic was Arvigo® Therapy. I can’t talk about it enough–I think it’s such a great tool that can help so many people. If you want a general overview, and you have 6 minutes and 40 seconds, you can view my recorded presentation here.  As I write this, it is April 16th, and we’ve had two solid days of an intense blizzard named Evelyn. Everything is closed down, and roads are impassable. It’s a great day to watch some of the other Pecha Kucha presentations from all over the world about so many topics. Learning all the time, but especially during blizzards.

Stay safe and warm, Midwesterners! The rest of you from balmy climates are so jealous that I live in a veritable snow globe, I just know it. This photo was taken yesterday, before ice started raining from the sky and an additional ten inches of snow fell. Totally jelly, aren’t you?

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Blizzard Evelyn 2018

 

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Arvigo, Self-Care

Self-Care Training

I hosted and assisted the instructor for an Arvigo® Level 1 (Self-Care) Training last weekend. Eight lovely women from nearby (Appleton, Fond du Lac), and farther away (Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Marquette Michigan, and Kentucky) came for a beautiful, intense and supportive weekend. We ate healthy food, learned the self-care protocol for the Arvigo® work, delved into the anatomy of the pelvis, shared stories, laughed and cried together.

Whenever I’m with other practitioners, the gatherings are supportive and welcoming. The community upholds the standards and ethics of the profession, and also supports each other and welcomes new practitioners with open and loving arms.

Self-Care training is open to anyone, regardless of whether or not you plan to move on to practitioner training. Anyone with a belly can benefit from the gentle self-care that is taught during an Arvigo® session and at the full weekend retreat training.

There will be more offerings of class and gatherings! Stay tuned to this space, as well as my business Facebook page for updates on 2018 happenings!