I have just gotten back from a trip to the Apple Store and yet another wonderful training about video movie making and editing. I Love my Apple! I never, ever would have thought that I would become a techno type geek or anything even close to it. I am the intuitive who hated Math and most things of a concrete, linear nature. Except when it came to horses that is. Yet here I am, suddenly lapping up everything I can about how to use this ‘ol computer and the internet. But then again, I never thought I would be doing healing work with people, so you just never know what is in store.
Like taking this fantastic Intro to Internet Marketing course with the wonderfulMarilee Tolen, The Home Spa Lady, www.homespalady.com and voila, on the first class along with 20 other Holistically oriented Practitioners from around the world, we all got walked through setting up a Blog!
People have suggested that I begin Blogging for quite awhile. I resisted. I balked like a horse not wanting to leave home and go on the trailer to some great new adventure down the road. Yet, now that I finally got in the “trailer’ and traveled down the road a short bit, I am loving the scenery and very happily exploring the territory!
I have been diligently on this video movie making learning venture with a VERY big learning curve so that I can put together some video clips that were taken about a group I lead for a year. I taught/offered a small group of people with Traumatic Brain Injuries how to do do TTouch for themselves. What is TTouch? Well, it is a very gentle type of bodywork that uses circular touches that was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones over 30 years ago. For more on TTouch go to TTouch.com
My friend Robin got a new filly named Faith in December. I practiced with pics and video of her on their first meeting. It is called “Meeting Faith.” My first video, editing and You Tube venture is now posted, please check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjSTmxwfmPc
You may have wondered, “And what do computers, video-movie making and brain injuries have to do with animals or the Holistic World. Well, I first got into TTouchthrough my horse, Ibis, 20 years ago a year after he came into my life. It is primarily through TTouch and horses that I first got into this Holistic World.
Over the years I have seen and experienced profound changes through TTouch. First with my own horse, Ibis; then with the horses of my Riding Clients; and then with many other species, including the 2 legged human variety. I saw over the years thatTTouch had so much to offer horses with neurological impairments like EPM. This is where a parasite attacks the myelin sheath of the spinal cord and effects motor function. After speaking with a few people who had had various kinds of Traumatic Brain Injuries and hearing about the neurological impairments that they had been experiencing I thought that TTouch ought to be able to help somehow. So, I put together this group as a pilot study to see in what ways TTouch might help them.
I rounded up my good friends and colleagues Robin Bernhard, LSCW, of the Virginia Center for Neurofeedback, Attachment & Trauma and Jessica Eure, M.Ed., Ed.S., another collegue who works with Robin. http://www.virginianeurofeedback.com/ With their help, we met for 6 two hour sessions and then continued with a series of follow-up sessions for a year. The experience was incredible, rewarding, and continues on even since we completed the class. I will talk more in more detail about the class and what we did at a later time. Meanwhile if you would like to read a little bit more please go to my website to the articles tab. http://www.onehearthealingcenter.com/
Since we did video-tape most of the classes we have been trying to get these silly little disks to convert to a program were we can edit them!!!!! I am chomping to be able to edit all these hours of video that we took. We have some great footage watching people change as they practiced, learned and received TTouch! We heard hope springing forth from people who were told by the medical profession that where they were in their recovery from the injuries was as far as they would go, that they would not experience any more recovery! And then, even within the very first class, people exclaimed with wonder that they felt different, felt clearer, had less pain and had improved motor function. Hope springing up like the first yellow Crocus that I saw yesterday along my driveway.
Now I have encountered yet another seeming roadblock to being able to edit these tapes. In the conversion process the sound track is totally off and the visual has distortion. So we are going back to the drawing board. I will keep you posted. I will work on a suggestion that was given by the Helper at the Apple Store. After many prayers asking for help with this process I got a new idea on the drive home. I will try it out tomorrow and keep you posted on the progress.
Do you have any questions or comments? I would love to hear from you!
That is it for now. Hope you have a great night.
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