Love all that you see—with humility;
Live all that you feel—with reverence;
Know all that you possess—with discipline.
(from “The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman”, H. Wesselman)
- H2H Apr 2012 Quiche, Guatemala Wraps Up
- H2H Aug 2012 Iquitos, Peru Open for Sign Up
- H2H Dec 2012 Peten, Guatemala Open for Sign Up
Special greetings to all those students and practitioners whom we met at the ICCM conference in Tel Aviv in March and the AAAOM Student conference in Chicago last week! Welcome!
Quiche, Guatemala Wraps Up
Our group of acupuncturists, Reiki masters, and students was warmly welcomed by the Qanil Women and Coban Women last week. Everyone participated in the special Maya welcome ceremonies. Trainings in acupuncture and Reiki were given to both groups. The participants learned much during the intensive days of community clinic. Highlights include unforgettable Reiki and acupuncture sessions with patients; deeper understanding of techniques during trainings; and an interchange of healing practices with H2H group and the indigenous groups of Quiche and Coban. Thank you to all the groups!
It is critically important to understand that the goal of Healer2Healer’s trainings and clinics in Quiche is to support this autonomous group of women. The Qanil Womens group was formed to create opportunities for those interested to learn their community’s indigenous healing arts. The group is receiving continual and graduated training in basic acupuncture and Reiki from H2H to complement their practice of traditional healing herbal-based remedies. Certificates and supplies are given. The purpose of the community clinics in Quiche—is not only to provide H2H participants intensive learning for acupuncture students and treating for LAc’s—the clinics also provide patients for the Qanil Womens group.
In order for this traumatized community to help itself, groups such as Qanil’s and Coban’s need to be trained and supported. The Womens’ group is unique; it understands that their people are so very used to large groups of well-meaning North American and European gringossystematically foisting clothing, food, and medicine onto them over the decades. Perhaps because underdeveloped countries, like Guatemala, are poor; Or it makes some independent volunteers, NGOs, donors feel great to continually give and give. Yet over the years of Modernization “help”, underdeveloped countries around the world are still poor. Healer2Healer was created to help groups like Qanil and Coban to become self-sufficient so that their communities can sustain themselves and shake off Dependency (a.k.a. Patronization) and follow a path of development based on what they want and need.
Your help and support are needed in terms of participation on trips, needles, moxa, cupping supplies (we will post a list of specific ones on our website soon). We are coming closer to our goal of a more permanent structure for the Qanil Women to train and teach their community.
H2H Aug 2012 Iquitos, Peru
Your opportunity to help a small village in Peru and learn from them happens this Aug 21-Sep 1, 2012. You will add to the health of this Peruvian community as well as get valuable community clinic experience. Acupuncture students say that they bring back a refreshing experiential perspective that enhances their studies. Licensed healthcare practitioners say that they renew and reaffirm their professional purpose. LAc’s also receive valuable continuing education units.
The H2H program includes: Unforgettable clinic days, practice and trainings in acupuncture, H2H protocol, Reiki, auricular, moxa, and cupping. Team leaders for this trip are Prof. Tom Nash, LAc and Kristin Reed, Reiki Master Teacher. Also included are lessons about the sacred herbal triumvirate of the Incas lead by Roman and permaculture in the Amazon lead by Cynthia Robinson.
Our clinic experience will include an MD doctor from the local department of health on site helping us with clinic. The clinic will be housed in the local school with cement floors, running water, and functioning restrooms.
11 nights= $750 (Communal); $900 (Private), includes above clinic training and herb lessons, etc.; as well as accommodations, regular meals, minibus transport, and 7 NCCAOM CEUs. Cost does not include international or national airfare, transiting hotel, meals, or transport (e.g. taxi, etc.) in Lima, Peru.
N.B. When booking your flights, arrive as close to 2:00pm for private minibus pick-up on Aug 21st, 2012 in Iquitos, Peru (usually via Lima, Peru). There could be other group pick-ups to avoid waiting long in the Iquitos national airport.
Apply now: Email apply@Healer2Healer.org
172 5th Ave 5C
New York, NY 10010.
All bookings must be paid by June 30, 2012. Limit: 20 participants.
Schedule: Aug 21 – Sept 2, 2012
August 21 - Travel day, all participants arrive. We can do two pick ups times based on every-ones arrival. I recommend 2pm and 7:30pm
August 22 - Orientation Day, Tour, Grounding
August 23 - Field Trip: we will visit a butterfly farm/animal rescue and a local Amazonian Tribe.
August 24 - Grandmother medicine talk and Grandmother (Ayahuasca) ceremony. Participants will have a good amount of time to be with nature and with themselves. We may also have some light permaculture work to do for those interested.
August 25 - Day of Integration: Sharing circle, medicinal plant walk, and a discussion on permaculture/patterning in nature.
August 26 - Grandfather (San Pedro) ceremony
August 27 - Clinic set up, clinic day 1 (1/2 day)
August 28 - Clinic day 2, Reiki class in afternoon/evening
August 29 - Clinic day 3, Reiki class in afternoon/evening
August 30 - Clinic day 4, Grandmother Ayahuasca ceremony in evening
September 1 - Sharing Circle, Debrief day and celebration. Participants may leave in the evening if necessary.
September 2 - Departure/Travel Day
Preparation for this trip
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 4-6pm: Roman and Cynthia talk to those interested in this trip. Short presentation of Healer2Healer. Venue: 915 Broadway (at 21st Street, New York).
- Monthly herb and medicinal plant talks (May, June, July), 2 hours each, including clinic preparation (TBA).
H2H Dec 2012 Peten, Guatemala (scheduled for Dec 14-30, 2012)
The highly-anticipated end of the Mayan Calendar ends December 21, 2012. Where will you be? Spend the week leading up to this momentous occasion at the birthplace of that millennial calendar!
Healer2Healer combines Unification Maya with the continuation of community clinic from Dec 22nd-29th. The H2H program cost is $765, which includes: Unforgettable clinic days, practice and trainings in acupuncture, H2H protocol, Reiki, auricular, moxa, and cupping. Maya Teachings (of which are varied and cannot be enumerated here) Past teachings included your Nahual lift path meaning, Sunrise Ceremonies, healings by Tatas. Also included: 10 nights accommodations, regular meals, minibus transport, and 7 NCCAOM CEUs. Cost does not include international (to Guatemala City NYC-GUA $556+ as of 5/6/12) or national airfare to Flores airport (Santa Elena, FRS approx. $200 rt to and from GUA). There is an overnight Pullman bus from Guatemala City, which is more economical.
- The 22nd-23rd Dec: training and sight-seeing days.
- The 24th-25th Dec: rest days. (Sadly, there is no Antigua visit to the Hermano Pedro Orphanage and Hospital this year).
- The 26th-29th Dec: clinic days;
- The 30th Dec: fond farewells
Unification Maya booking information
Take note that we are starting a day earlier this year so that we have time for an orientation day. There is also no longer a per-day fee.
Dates: Unificacion Maya 2012: December 14th to 21st … 8 days and 9 nights.
Cost at Gringo Perdido per person: $45 X 9 nts = $405
Cost of Unificacion Maya 2012 per person: $405 covers transportation, entry fees, lunches, snacks, water, ceremonies, guides (includes everything that isn’t included in the hotel).
TOTAL COST: $810.00 per person
Of this cost, 50% non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee the reservation.
The remaining 50% is due by August 31st, 2012.
PLEASE NOTE (from Anne in Peten):
Should we sell out in Gringo Perdido (looks like a definite possibility) the people who have reserved earliest will be the first ones to be offered rooms at Piramide Paraiso, an $85 per person per night value, for just $15 per person more than in Gringo ($60 per person per night). I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again!! xoxoxo Anne
For updated announcements, please refer to the website, Healer2Healer.org on Facebook, and Twitter.
Great! We are looking forward to seeing you in Guatemala and Peru! Thank you for your continuing support.