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Friday, July 28, 2006

Contribute to creating a healing environment

Thomas Moore spoke recently at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA to 275 health care professionals working in the New England area. Following his presentation at the conference, Creating a Healing Environment for the Mind, Body, and Spirit, attendees were invited to participate in alternative healing methods, including meditation, music, and acupuncture.

Moore will discuss related themes on Tuesday, October 17 2006, when he joins Jila Nikpay for How to Be Healed By Your Illness, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, for an evening sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing and Zenith Services.

Title: Healing through Illness
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Time: 7:00 pm, book signing and reception to follow
Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis
Cost: Free. Requires reservations
Registration: Online will be available in September or call 612-624-9459 to register early.

The desire is to offer a new perspective on the experience of illness for those who are ill and for those affected by a loved one’s illness. To be included:
-- Welcome and introduction by Center Director, Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer who will briefly distinguish healing from curing and talk about the role of Arts in Healing
-- Artist and poet Jila Nikpay will share her involvement with the Heroines: Transformation in the Face of Breast Cancer project
-- An Artistic program with Minnesota artists will be woven through the evening
-- Thomas Moore will expand on "How to Be Healed By Your Illness", his essay in Heroines: Transformation in the Face of Breast Cancer

The sponsors want to fill the 1200-seat theatre by sharing this free event with the community.

On its site, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, Ontario offers Carl Morgan’s 33-page book Man to Man:
A Practical Guide For Male Caregivers When Breast Cancer Strikes Their Loved Ones
as a free PDF download.

Read the previous Barque: Thomas Moore posts "Moore participates in photography project" and "Moore invited to write for photography exhibit" for background about the October 17 event.

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