Transformational Wellness Show combines development, healing, spirituality
Motivational speakers, personal development and healing will intersect at the Transformational Wellness Show that will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.
“I had a dream to bring everything I love together under one roof: Coaching, personal development, natural healing methods and spirituality,” says organizer Wanda Bender, an Alexandria Reiki practitioner, light worker, spiritual life coach who enjoys public speaking, yoga and sewing.
Her mission statement: “To showcase empowering motivational speakers, highlighting personal development and a desire to live a life of freedom and personal power.”
All-encompassing, the event will “focus on people’s desire to attain more in life,” says Ms. Bender.
“We showcase empowering motivational speakers, personal development coaches, The Healers Paradise and Mystic Vendors Market,” she adds.
Tickets are available at www.dragonflywithme.ca or at the door.
“I had been kicking around at the idea for a few years. Finally with the help of Toastmasters I am able to make this dream a reality,” says Ms. Bender. “This is actually a project for Toastmasters where I will earn a “High Performance Leadership” credit. This will help me on my way to the highest accreditation a TM can receive -DTM Distinguished Toastmaster. That's pretty awesome in the Toastmaster world.”
She adds: “As you will hear from our speakers, it takes an idea, a seed to be planted. With nurture and care that seed will sprout. With action, planning and resourcefulness, you will see it reach maturity.”
Dr. Raji Menon, a general surgeon and a palliative care physician in Cornwall, focuses on preventing burnout among health professionals. As a person who herself has overcome severe depression, without any professional help, Dr. Menon sets out to train herself to help others.
Raymond Brisebois is passionate about life and living. A professional speaker, coach and trainer concentrating on communication and leadership, helps people unlock their potential by enabling them to communicate with more impact. In 2016, he was in the top 100 semifinalists, out of 30,000 contestants, at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Washington.
Laurence Pechadre, an entrepreneur and single mother of three, was compelled to move from France to Canada to really understand successful multi-lingual and cross-cultural organizations. She helps her clients to disconnect from their screen to connect with themselves and the resources at hand. Successful transformation is achieved one step at a time.
Doreen Ashton Wagner is a professional facilitator who hosts ForLoveAndBusiness.com, a unique business community dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs overcome the stress, frustration and other challenges associated with balancing “love and family obligations” with running a business. Her work examines how women and men think, communicate and make decisions differently. She believes it’s not about making one gender right or wrong; it’s about understanding and working together more harmoniously.
Francis Rounding is a mentor and speech coach who can help you make your dreams come true. An accomplished woodworker who teaches carpentry at St. Lawrence College, he owns Francis Rounding Renovations, “melding the creative process that transforms a humble piece of wood into an exquisite work of art.” In “a four-step transformational process to make your dreams come true, Francis uses the same strategies that bring his renovation clients' dreams come to life.”
With her drum circle, Monica Piotrowski will offer “an experience where we can be free to connect with ourselves and others, in order to release, restore and heal.”
You may want to bring your own drums and/or other instruments such as flutes, didgeridoos and other nonpercussion instruments.
“Drumming is a path of healing that guides us into experiencing the flow of our mind and emotions so we may grow to experience more about our soul,” she says.
Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma and reduces stress.