World Healing Day, April 30, 2016

Have you ever noticed in online searches that sometimes the relevant information gets lost in the amount of information? Such is the case with World Healing Day. On Google search there are several references to several different dates for World Healing Day could easily be confused with a myriad of other more specific healing days. Although most are likely positive and beneficial, the one having to do with the the open-ended transmission of healing energy that is beneficial to all is on the last Saturday of every April, and includes related events on every day of the weekend surrounding it.

On April 30, 2016 the vibration of the conscious energies of millions of people throughout the world will focus on “One World, One Breath”. Anyone wanting to participate in World Healing Day is welcome and can be assured they are joining with global consciousness if they mark calendars for April 30, 2016.

The power of group consciousness directed toward an aim such as peace has been tested, and has proven astonishing results of at least a 70% drop in violence, warfare, and terrorism, according to Permanent Peace Organization. Quantum physicists and scholars alike have carefully scrutinized the power of meditation in and find results are consistent and nearly immediate, when people collectively focus on an end-result of healing or peace while in a relaxed delta state of meditation, the focus becomes reality.

If you would like to see a fascinating ongoing study of meditative phenomenon such as brain painting, random data tapestries, and music in data, check out The Global Consciousness Project of Princeton University, and what better way to promote world peace can there be than to involve a university of minds simultaneously on World Healing Day?

The founder of World Healing Day, Bill Douglas, set this forth as a day we can meditate, pray, and focus on the mantra “One World, One Breath”. Mr. Douglas has provided us with a central point to integrate universals of mind, body, and spirit at worldtaichiday.org. Here you will find worldwide and real-time videos of the these events, along with an abundance of resources and connections to the events.

Does anyone else have the honor of a birthday that falls on April 30? For my part in celebrating my own birthday, I will be offering 99 healing art and music videos regarding; reiki, qi, meditations, readings, visualizations, and additional resources on youtube and on jilljj.com. These videos are designed to assist with reaching a calm and focused state of meditation in which you may begin to heal yourself and others, bring peace into being, experience delta frequency waves of art and music, and learn a multitude of techniques you can use to create inner and outer peace.

Art therapy has been a topic of my recent research, and in doing so, I have found a multifaceted meditative approach as demonstrated in these videos to good effect and makes meditation easier to assimilate and understand. Ultimately, they were designed to bring peace online and into hearts. In a most recent video I have had the privilege of working with a prodigy and truly inspired musician, Suduaya who naturally includes waves of abundant love and peace in his music. I hope you attend and meditate with me and the many bright minds and hearts as we focus on the peace of unity.

In searching these resources, you will find a collage of helpful information covering many groups throughout the world as they practice he events being held that day including; tai chi, qigong, yoga, prayer, healing, meditation, art, music, reiki, and dance. It is an opportunity to hone these skills while connecting with energy to heal self, others, and our precious planet.


Suduaya Shaman, Meditative Video for World Healing

This huge meditative party of collective consciousness happens to be a day to celebrate. It would be great to acknowledge just how many guests plan on attending this event. If you are planning on spending this day celebrating with us, and with me on my birthday, we hope to see a comment or thumbs up from you, your friends, neighbors, and your families, on April 30, 2016, a Saturday, which is reason enough to take a breath, relax, meditate, and take another breath,and Om with the world.

Namaste’

Jill Annette Johnson

Jill is an artist, writer, reiki practitioner, and farmer, who lives in the heart of Minnesota. She graduated quite honorably from SCSU with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and is currently studying art therapy and healing techniques.
In her daily life, she integrates and promotes the concepts of holistic mind, body, and spirit with her works and shares her portfolio of experiences at jilljj.com
   
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OmWorld8                                                                                     

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For the past 20 years or so, I’ve been researching various forms of natural healing. My studies have included: yoga, tai chi, meditation, natural gardening, whole foods, ayurvedic medicine, herbal remedies, essential oils, henna, EFT tapping, psychology, art therapy, and reiki. Until the time I am able to get this wealth of information into a somewhat condensed and organized forms of books and videos, I’m offering consultations and energy healing sessions. I can combine above therapies and tips to suit your needs, so am hoping you will fill out the contact form so I can talk with you.

 

You’ll find other pages related to this throughout the rest of the site too, so please allow yourself some fun and relaxation by browsing through slowly. Namaste’

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Natural Beauty: NYC Project

New York City has implemented an important program to improve concepts girls have of themselves.
I have a hope that all women someday begin to see their own natural beauty and be empowered with confidence in themselves. I think it’s lovely to see news of New York, one of the fashion capitols of the world, set priorities aright, coming from the office of: the Mayor; no less.
This article and picture are from http://www.nyc.gov/html/girls/html/issues/issues.shtml

I'm a Girl and I am Beautiful Just The Way I Am!

please visit the website for NYC Girl’s Project at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/girls/html/campaign/campaign.shtml
for downloadable posters such as this

The Issue

Even as women have made enormous strides in education, politics, and the workplace, girls report struggling with body image and self-esteem at younger and younger ages and stories abound about bullying around appearance and sexual behavior.

Girls’ dissatisfaction manifests around body image, particularly weight, at an alarmingly young age:

Over 80 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat.1
By middle school, 40-70 percent of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body, and body satisfaction hits rock bottom between the ages of 12 and 15.2

Notably, girls’ self-esteem plummets at age 12 and doesn’t improve until 203, an-unhappiness attributed to changes in body shape, as “females first experience a decline in self-esteem between the ages of 12 and 13, a time when most females have entered puberty.”

Challenges

A fair amount of this unhappiness and pressure results from media– which presents images that tend to portray a narrow standard of beauty.

According to a 2010 study 5:

81 percent of girls would rather see “real” or “natural” photos of models than touched-up, airbrushed versions, yet 47 percent say fashion magazines give them a body image to strive for.
63 percent of girls think the body image represented by the fashion industry is unrealistic and 47 percent think it is unhealthy, yet 60 percent say that they compare their bodies to fashion models, 48 percent wish they were as skinny as the models in fashion magazines, and 31 percent of girls admit to starving themselves or refusing to eat as a strategy to lose weight.

In short, girls see images that – despite recognizing as unrealistic, unattainable, and often not even real – they aspire to meet and then suffer when they can’t help but fail to do so.

The impact of these struggles on girls’ psyches may be incalculable. But there are additional real and measurable health consequences that make this a policy obligation for our office: including eating disorders, bullying, alcohol abuse, early onset of sexual activity and, perhaps, counter-intuitively, and obesity.

Consequences

Eating disorders: Deadly, pervasive, and triggered by “garden-variety” dieting (35 percent of normal dieters progress to pathological dieting and, of those, 20-25 percent progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders), eating disorders typically begin in adolescence or early adulthood.6

An estimated 24 million people suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, all of which can be triggered by “garden-variety” dieting.7
Up to 4.2 percent of women have suffered from anorexia; up to 4 percent will have bulimia; 2.8 percent of American adults will struggle with binge eating disorder.8

Smoking

13 percent of women smoke to lose weight.9
Teenage girls often start to smoke to avoid weight gain.10

Alcohol Abuse

Teenage girls with low self-esteem are twice as likely to report alcohol use.11
12-year-old girls with low self-esteem are two-and-a-half times more likely to engage in heavy alcohol use at age 15.12

Bullying

Obese children were 63 percent more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, family income, social skills, academic achievement, or school composition.13

Early Onset of Sexual Activity

Girls who had high self-esteem in seventh grade were three times more likely to have remained virgins than were girls with low self-esteem.14
The risk of teenage motherhood is raised – by up to 50 percent – among teenage girls with lower self-esteem.15

Obesity

Young girls who dieted had three times the odds of being overweight five years later compared with girls not using weight-control behaviors.16
Persistent use of dieting and unhealthy weight-control behaviors predicted greater increases in body mass index (BMI) 10 years later in overweight and non-overweight respondents.17
People who feel discriminated or stigmatized against because of their weight were two-and-a-half times more likely to become obese, regardless of their actual weight.18

The interventions

While there are groups that advocate and provide support for girls, no city government in the United States has addressed the issue of girls’ self-esteem and body image. New York City is uniquely positioned to leverage the work of colleagues and contribute new and compelling content.

Our multi-pronged, cross-agency approach will seek to change social norms with a public education campaign that provides a counter message of positive, aspirational images to combat the media that girls are influenced by every day and a curriculum that promotes healthy eating, positive body image and self-esteem and teaches girls to think critically about, and challenge, constructed media images.

1 Andrist, Linda C. “Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Women.” MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 28.2 (2003).
2 Cash, Thomas F., and Thomas Pruzinsky. Body Image: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice. New York: Guilford, 2002. Print.
3 Hoffman, J.P., and S.A. Baldwin. “The Dynamics of Self-Esteem: A Growth-Curve Analysis.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2002).
4 Fouts, Gregory, and Kimberly Burggraf. “Television Situation Comedies: Female Body Images and Verbal Reinforcements.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 40.5-6 (1999): n. pag. Print.
5 Girl Scouts of the USA and The Dove Self-Esteem Fund
6 Shisslak, C.M., Crago, M., & Estes, L.S. (1995). The Spectrum of Eating Disturbances. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18 (3): 209-219.
7 “Eating Disorder Statistics.” ANAD.org. National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc, n.d. Web. 29 July 2013. http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/.
8 “Eating Disorder Statistics & Research.” Eating Disorder Hope RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/statistics-studies.
9 Preidt, Robert. “Disordered Eating Is Widespread Among U.S. Women.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 24 Apr. 0000. Web. 26 July 2013. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4726783.
10 U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2001. http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/women-and-tobacco-use.html.
11 “Fact Sheet: Girls and Alcohol.” CasaColumbia.org. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 2007. Web. http://www.casacolumbia.org/articlefiles/412-GIRLS%20AND%20ALCOHOL_CASA%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.
12 Ibid
13 Puhl, Rebecca M., Jamie Lee Petersen, and Joerg Luedicke. “Weight-Based Victimization: Bullying Experiences of Weight Loss Treatment–Seeking Youth.” Pediatrics. N.p., 24 July 2012. Web. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/1/e1.abstract?sid=fc5b80c8-5518-4e81-890a-4663f645b4a2.
14 Spencer, J. M., G. D. Zimet, M. C. Aalsma, and D. P. Orr. “Self-Esteem as a Predictor of Initiation of Coitus in Early Adolescents.” Pediatrics 109.4 (2002): 581-84. Print.
15 Dennison, Catherine. “Teenage Pregnancy: An Overview of the Research Evidence.” Teenage Pregnancy Unit (n.d.): p. 6. Nice.org. 2004. Web. http://www.nice.org.uk/niceMedia/documents/teenpreg_evidence_overview.pdf.
16 Neumarksztainer, D., M. Wall, J. Guo, M. Story, J. Haines, and M. Eisenberg. “Obesity, Disordered Eating, and Eating Disorders in a Longitudinal Study of Adolescents: How Do Dieters Fare 5 Years Later?” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106.4 (2006): 559-68. Print.
17 Neumarksztainer, D., M. Wall, J. Guo, M. Story, J. Haines, and M. Eisenberg. “Obesity, Disordered Eating, and Eating Disorders in a Longitudinal Study of Adolescents: How Do Dieters Fare 5 Years Later?” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106.4 (2006): 559-68. Print.
18 Sutin, Angelina R. and Antonio Terracciano, “Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity,” Web, PLOS One http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0070048.

Please visit the origin of this article at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/girls/html/issues/issues.shtml