SEVA Stress Release Acupressure is a Self-Care Gift to the world from Soul Lightening International and Dr. Aminah Raheem. Anyone can do it to relieve trauma, anxiety, pain, and for almost immediate deep relaxation.
SEVA means “compassionate service” in Sanscrit. It is part of Dr. Raheem’s mission to serve using the gift for wellness that she brought to the world.
I’m sharing SEVA in honor of Soul Lightening’s Founders Day December 5 which is Dr. Aminah Raheem’s birthday!
The Good Points Program now offers 25 other protocols for Self-Care. They are being offered once-a-month on the Soul Lightening Teachable Platform. There are also some Holiday Specials on that site too. Check it out!
Good Points Program
The Good Points Program includes:
An Intro Video
A Handout of the Acupressure Protocol
A Pyramid Meditation for centering and grounding.
An Acupoint Location Video
A Practice Video
SEVA Stress Release Gift
Here are the elements of your SEVA Stress Release Good Points Program: Enjoy!!
Introduction VIDEO (29 min, includes Pyramid Meditation & Chakra Tai Chi) Password = 4U
You may also find Soul Lightening Foundation Certificate classes (Clinical Acupressure 1 and Process Acupressure 1A) on the course calendar. Offered are 3 certification tracks for Clinical Acupressure, Process Acupressure and Advanced Soul Lightening Acupressure.
I teach many different classes from 1 hour to 30 hours, in-person and webinar.
The most recent is the newly updatedIntroduction to Soul Lightening Acupressure which includes Part 1 Self-Care and Part 2 For Others. It is a 2-Day class, preferably in person to experience the special “Interface” Touch of SLIA. 12 Continuing Education Hours.
Alvina Quatrano will offer Good Points Self-Care Acupressure on Saturday September 10 from 2-4. A light-hearted gathering will include Dr. Aminah Raheem’s Chakra Tai Chi and several short acupressure releases that will be easy, relaxing and fun to do. Anyone may join in.
Alvina Quatrano, L.M.T. has been doing acupressure since 1998.
Alvina diversifies her career between giving massage and acupressure sessions and teaching. She started out as a Montessori Teacher in the 1980’s. Alvina started her businessArt of Holistic Massage (AOHMassage) in 1992 after she was initiated naturally to Reiki which was her first practice. Reflexology is the most popular of her classes. Alvina is a continuing education provider offering 35 classes (some online) for massage therapists in Florida and nationally for NCBTMB. The acupressure classes from Soul Lightening are approved for Nurses contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).
The Good Points Self-Care Programgrew out of the COVID phenomenon originally through ZOOM. It is sharing easy to find acupoints to solve various issues such as headache, stress, muscle relaxation, emotional tension, and many more applications. There isresearchto support the benefits of acupressure which has been used for thousands of years all over the world.
Come to House of Gaia on Saturday September 10 from 2-4 for an afternoon of comaraderie and learning to find acupoints that will relax you and your loved ones. We will learn a special kind of touch called a fulcrum at interface. We will play with our energies and rest back and relax.
Some of the acupoints are on the back. We use fulcrum balls to reach those points comfortably. Alvina will bring hackey sacs in socks and you can also use a pillowcase tied in two knots or even socks in knots or any soft balls to hold the points on the back.
We will practice Dr. Aminah Raheem’s Chakra Tai Chi which helps to clear & strengthen our whole body energy and sometimes helps us to realize something about ourselves that we might not have known. Plus it’s relaxing.
Pleaseregister for this class by Saturday September 3rd by Registering with Alvina. Venmo, Zelle and Pay Pal are available options for registry.
WHEN KATHY KENGAS WENT TO THE AMTA CONFERENCE IN NEW MEXICO IN JUNE SHE WAS STILL RECOVERING FROM HAVING CONTRACTED COVID 6 MONTHS PRIOR. HER BRAIN JUST WASN’T WORKING THE WAY SHE WAS USED TO IT WORKING — AT ALL!!!!
AT THE CONFERENCE KATHY NOTICED THE BOOTH NEXT TO THE SOUL LIGHTENING INTERNATIONAL BOOTH THAT SHE WAS MANNING WAS CALLED BEMER MAT. “WHAT’S A BEMER MAT?”, SHE ASKED. SHE FINALLY WENT BY THE BOOTH TO TRY THE 8 MINUTE BEMER MAT TREATMENT AND WHEN HER COLLEAGUES NOTICED A DIFFERENCE SHE TRIED IT 2 MORE TIMES (20 MINUTES IN ALL). THEY ALL NOTICED THAT KATHY HAD COME BACK!!!! SHE WAS BACK!!! HER EYES SPARKLED LIKE THEY HADN’T IN 6 MONTHS. SHE WASN’T STUTTERING AS SHE HAD BEEN LATELY. SHE SOULD SCREW IN A LIGHTBULB WITHOUT FEELING CONFUSED. IT WAS A REAL COMEBACK!!!
RECENTLY, I (ALVINA) WAS AT AN FSMTA CONVENTION IN ST. AUGUSTINE WHERE I SAW THE BEMER MAT EXHIBIT AND HAVING HEARD KATHY’S STORY I WAS KEEN TO TRY IT. I HAD BEEN VERY BUSY AND COULD REALLY USE THE RELIEF NO MATTER WHAT IT WAS.
THE SALES WOMAN TOLD ME THAT HER FATHER HAD FULL BLOWN DEMENTIA AND WITH TWO 8 MINUTE TREATMENTS PLUS SLEEPING ON AN ALPHA WAVE SETTING AT NIGHT HE WAS DRIVING AGAIN 6 MONTHS LATER!!!!
MY FRIEND AMANDA TRIED IT TOO. SHE LIKED THE FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS OF THE BEMER PRODUCT. SHE HAS AN AMETHYST MAT IN HER CLINIC (JACKSONVILLE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER) WHICH IS SIMILAR BUT VERY HEAVY SO THEY DON’T MOVE IT AROUND.
APPARENTLY THE BEMER MAT HELPS CIRCULATION ON MANY LEVELS.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BEMER MAT YOU CAN CONTACT KATHY AT email@example.com Her story is below……IT WOULD BE A GREAT ITEM FOR A FAMILY TO SHARE OR EVEN NEIGHBORS BECAUSE WHO OF US ISN’T TOUCHED BY ALL THE CRAZINESS OF THIS LIFE THAT WE COULDN’T STAND TO BE A LITTLE MORE BALANCED AND ENERGIZED??
Kathy Kangas BEMER Testimonial July 2022
I have “long COVID”. The worst of it was brain fog, memory loss, inhibited cognitive ability and stuttering. It was disheartening to not have solutions for these conditions from my medical health care professionals. I was concerned I would never have my mind back or be able to speak coherently. A common response to questions posed to me was “I don’t remember”. When needing to make a decision or to find something, I just didn’t have the wherewithal to do it. That all changed when, by chance, I tried a BEMER (Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation) session.
BEMER is a PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy) German engineered device used for over 20 years in multiple countries. It uses a patented complex multidimensional waveform and has been scientifically studied from several perspectives with published results. www.pubmed.gov. It is an approved FDA Class II medical device used to temporarily increase local blood circulation in muscles and to stimulate muscles in order to improve and facilitate muscle performance.
So, what happened with me? I traveled to Albuquerque for the AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association) National Conference in early June. There I was introduced to BEMER in an adjoining exhibition booth. Allow me to share actual messages I sent to others.
Beforehand to my sister: Had a rough time traveling. Was crying in Milwaukee then called (home). I was so confused and crying. Almost missed my flight because TSA wasn’t on ticket for security. Plus I didn’t notice I left my carry on by the check in. What a *%#@ cognitive mess. Stuttering in Denver (when I called home) so bad that I couldn’t complete a sentence.
Afterwards to a friend: Thursday I had a treatment on my head for long COVID. I stopped stuttering. I wasn’t anxious. I had a double treatment Friday. A fellow practitioner said “your eyes!” and “you’re smiling and laughing”. Walking to lunch (with my peer, she said) – “You’re like you again.” I talked to my sister this week and she ended with “welcome back”. I still don’t have the longevity for meetings or complex tasks, etc. I felt like I’ve emerged from a 5 ½ month fog. …Not confused, anxious or overwhelmed!
It reads like a heck of a story that may border on unbelievable. Those who work with me, as ED for Soul Lightening Int’l, can tell you the state of my “mind” in early 2022, or should I say the lack of it. The BEMER rep nurse who worked on me at the conference had one other long COVID client with similar results. She is now my mentor. After I got home, I became an Independent Distributor to gain access to the extensive back-office material (the nerd in me). A couple of weeks later, I bought a BEMER and continue to use it on myself and to customize sessions for my immediate and extended family. I’m still not at 100%, maybe 70-80%. I am improving. I’m not as sharp anymore. It takes me longer to think through things but I can think through them now. There are things I don’t remember and I still occasionally get overwhelmed. It’s a process. I now wish to return to work (closed during COVID) and incorporate BEMER mat work with energy work. There are so many people that may benefit with this technology added to their sessions for multiple symptoms and a generally healthier life.
Six weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to write this. Thanks for asking me, Alvina.
Alchemical Alignment Practitioner (bodywork for trauma resolution and embodiment of spirit)
Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master-Teacher since 2004.
Alison specializes in pain reduction, anxiety management, and insomnia improvement. Alison’s work focuses on movement education through the Feldenkrais Method® and gentle trauma resolution through Soul Lightening Acupressure and Alchemical Alignment. Alison works with clients in person and virtually.
Alison’s extensive teaching experience includes teaching at The National Institutes of Health, The United States Postal Service, Shady Grove Hospital’s Aquilino Cancer Center, and more. Her classes are warm, fun, and always applicable. She regularly offers online Sounder Sleep System and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® courses.
Alison’s own journey of healing and discovery began with a Feldenkrais class in 1998 that changed her life. Feldenkrais resolved Alison’s long-standing back/neck issues and taught her to move with greater ease and grace, both internally and through life. Her work is also informed by her deep engagement with Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and her longtime meditation practice. Alison is passionate about supporting others to find the small, doable pieces in themselves that lead to great insight and transformation.