“On Country” in the Western Territories of Australia with elder Auntie Annie and Kate Helder gathering ingredients for the dying miracle of bush medicine
Happy Blessed Holidays
Our continued gratitude, love, joy and wonder to you as we enter our 12th year. We’re evolutionizing and scaling trauma healing on 4 continents!
12/26/18 Year End Reflections Part 1
Sending my deepest gratitude, love, joy and wonder to each of you who have supported us as move into our 12th year. It’s been difficult to keep you updated this year given all that we are doing on 4 continents now – US, Africa, UK and Australia. Part 1 below is just a brief snapshot. Despite the traumas our world has experienced this year, my hope is that during this holiday season you will continue to believe that miracles do come out of tragedy and global healing is possible if enough hearts continue to align…
We began our work in Parkland in February just days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. We were accepted into the professional community within days of arriving and have had the privilege of consulting with the Mayor of Parkland, Christine Hunschofsky, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer and others working in recovery and resilience for the County.
In addition to your donations, Nick Ortner’s support and grants from Children’s Service’s Council of Broward County and New York Life Insurance Foundation, we have returned 7 times and trained 140 licensed mental health professionals in Evidence Based EFT for Trauma. With your continued support, we are committed to returning 1 week each month through August and will play a significant consulting role in the opening a community healing center on the 1 year anniversary of the tragedy.
The New York Life Insurance grant is highly extraordinary as Create Global Healing was one of just 16 organizations out of a field of 100 applicants chosen for funding. In awarding us this grant we became the first organization to be recognized for our innovative work in post disaster environments using Evidence Based EFT for Trauma – a training I developed based on my work in Newtown. Huge thanks goes to Ann Marie Smith and her team at California Learns for their assistance in developing the grant application!
Parkland – Australia Connection
Our Australian alliance with Dr. Peta Stapleton, Kate Helder and the Mind Heart Connect conference organization was critical to receiving the New York Life Insurance grant. By August we will have provided 20 licensed mental health professionals (hopefully more, with your help!) in Parkland with advanced mastery training for the designation Evidence Based EFT for Trauma Associate.
Our commitment to trauma healing for indigenous and refugee youth in Australia is expanding beautifully as I spend May and November each year experiencing the plight of these young people as well as conducting trainings for leaders and professionals who serve them.
With the establishment of the Mind Heart Connect Foundation and its collaboration with Create Global Healing this year, we have made significant strides in outreach and fundraising to support our work in Australia.
Newtown Update & International Peace Week Activities
I was also privileged to be recognized as a peacebuilder and invited to participate in 2 amazing events during International Peace Week in NYC this past September. Thanks to Maya Soetoro-Ng (Barack Obama’s sister who I met during my time in Newtown) I joined the Peace First Summit celebrating innovative and inspiring youth peace building activities and the international panel supporting Rooted in Peace book launch at the Deepak Home Base Center.
This also gave me the opportunity to be with our Tapping Grace Angel volunteers in Newtown. Our volunteers and practitioners continue to thrive and give back to their communities. The bad news is that Newtowners continue to be in need of trauma healing. The good news is that our work there is on-going and continues to be recognized as one of the most effective tools for healing trauma there. Your love offering supports us financially and spiritually.
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On this day 6 years ago the lives of Newtowners and many others around the world, including mine were unalterably changed. I write this from Parkland, FL where my heart aches for those in Newtown and Parkland who are still suffering. My heart is also broken open ever wider to the miracles of healing and resilience that are possible. Thanks to Nick Ortner who invited me to Newtown, we established the world’s first community based EFT/Tapping trauma healing program still in existence today. Now, with Nick Ortner‘s support, Children’s Services Council of Broward County and many other Create Global Healing donors our rapid response team has been working in Parkland since early March. I am privileged to be consulting with community leaders, training mental health professionals in Evidence-Based EFT/Tapping for Trauma and working with MSD students this afternoon. I offer my deepest gratitude, love, joy and wonder to our Tapping Grace Angels in Newtown and Parkland, all those we are honored to work with and all who support us.
Lori, Scarlett and JT Lewis after being blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2014
One Heart, One World Campaign Continues
Our vision for Project LIGHT is becoming a reality.
The world’s first trauma healing, heart-centered leadership and economic sustainability program for young people.
Visit our website for more info.
You, our generous supporters, as well as our Project LIGHT: Rwanda Ambassadors and the people I am privileged to work with around the world, touch my heart deeply and nourish my soul for what is possible to create global healing in our lifetime.
Stay tuned for Miracle Report: 2018 Year End Part 2
With my deepest gratitude, love and wonder,