Program Choices Narrow For Women’S Wellness Forum


There are only a few programs with room for more participants at the 2009 Women’s Wellness Forum, which is this Saturday, March 14 at Payson High School.

Programs with openings include: Tapping the Healing Power Within; Qigong; A Purse Driven Life; Making the Most of Uncertain Markets; and “Do-It-Herself” with Home Depot.

The forum opens at 8 a.m. The featured speakers for the keynote address are Pauline Napier and Michelle Napier-Dunnings, who will present the program “Trusting the Healing Wisdom Within.”

In order to bring healing power into our communities, the two believe we need to learn to trust. This trust is built on the knowledge that everyone has tremendous wisdom, inherited from past generations, residing within each of us, and impacting the next generation. Through stories and reflections the team will offer their perspectives on health and wellness.

Following the keynote, participants will go into a series of three breakout sessions of their choice. These will be held between 9 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. in the classrooms around the high school auditorium. Lunch will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. in the old gym at PHS. With lunch, participants can also enjoy a vendor fair featuring merchants and organizations from throughout the Rim Country, plus some from the Valley and elsewhere in the state.

Napier and Napier-Dunnings will offer the breakout session “Tapping the Healing Energy Within,” which builds on the ideas presented in the keynote address. Participants will engage in an interactive session where small groups will explore their historical culture and its impact on their individual well-being today. They will look at how “wellness” feels, looks and sounds. With that knowledge, participants may awaken how they can hold onto those feelings when journeying through their everyday lives.

Penny Navis-Schmidt presents “Qigong,” a meditative movement class that can help manage stress and bring busy lives into balance by enhancing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Jeri Byrne leads “A Purse-Driven Life,” which is based on the book “Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey. This Christian-based class will help you realize God’s plan to help you get out of debt.

Kevin Dick will tell participants about “Making the Most of Uncertain Markets.” He will help show how to live your best life now. There are two main reasons why women do not invest: lack of experience and lack of knowledge, so his program will look at the tools to achieve financial success in a changing world.

Dane Owens will present Home Depot’s “Do-It-Herself Workshops” on how to repair a leaky faucet, fix an outlet, replace a light fixture and a variety of other projects.

To register for the 2009 Women’s Wellness Forum, contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.


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