By Grace Maselli
Tampa Bay Timebank Leadership Team member, Dr. Robert McGinnis, has once again done one of the things he does best: Bring community together on behalf of TBT. This time, Robert has brokered an amazing partnership to advance preventive health and pain management; it comes in the form of complimentary online classes in an ancient Chinese martial art and body-posture and movement practice that together are Tai Chi (know colloquially as “shadowboxing”) and Qigong (meaning “energy work”). As the flyer Robert put together indicates, the practices “promote mind-body health, immune system [strength], nervous system health, and chronic disease prevention.” Find a copy of the downloadable brochure here: Tai Chi & Qigong for Health & Pain Management.
Tai Chi and Qigong classes will be taught by Jeff Belton, Certified American Tai Chi and Qigong Association instructor and current provider of Whole Health Tai Chi and Qigong and Qigong Walking at Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Classes are available to all at no cost including to our military veteran community partners, Seniors in Service of Florida, Inc., OVC AmeriCorps Members and Community Volunteers, Tampa Bay Timebank members, and members of our affiliates through Florida Timebanks.
Classes start Friday, June 4 and again on Friday, July 16 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Join by Zoom Meeting link at:
Pre-registration is NOT required. Just show up, click the link, and enter your name. Voila!
By Grace Maselli
Timebankers helping people. That’s what it’s all about. Spring Hill FL Timebank member Gary Schineller cares about community. Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Hello, from My Heart, Gary’s mission is “To measurably create happier, healthier, & more peaceful communities,” which includes Gary’s healing energy work; a sampling of the modalities he uses includes Reiki, kinesiology, transactional analysis, and meditation.
I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to you for the help you’ve given me this year—energetically, advice-wise, time-wise, and through your book! It’s all been very helpful. You are a very kind soul. It was very cool how I met you because of the energy work I was eager to do! What a neat way that things worked out, although I’m not sure if I will pursue energy work in the same form—I definitely benefited a lot from your ‘energy’ and high vibe.
I am so glad to find like-minded people. Feeling not alone at times when my body won’t do what I want it to do has made all the difference. I’ve been able to get back to the kind of thinking that I learned before some (previous) relationship trauma. Also, some memory is coming back after 14 years of very little sleep nightly. (My pattern was often two to three hours, split up, with no *REM recovery.)Now I’m a living miracle! On average I’m up to about five to six hours a night of sleep. Some nights I still revert to the old pattern, but more rarely now. My life is very magical and I feel blessed. I just want you to know that your help is not lost on me.
I do still feel like my brain is damaged from the many years of no sleep. There are chunks of memories I sometimes ‘receive’ now. I want to feel it’s possible to recover anything, such as full use of my brain. And that’s when I reach for your book! So, anyway, I just wanted to say hello and a BIG thank you!
With love and much appreciation,
To learn more about Hello, from My Heart, visit Gary’s registration page here and find out how you too can get involved! Also check out our Florida Timebanks site for the nuts and bolts of connection to your community peeps through timebanking .
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