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Upcoming Live Events Classes for July – Dec 2012!

Upcoming Live Events

Upcoming CE Classes for July – Dec 2012!

If you have questions regarding classes, please contact Jen direct at Jen@JenSpringer.com.

Online registration at JenSpringer.com/Events/

 

JULY 2012:

20 & 21     Reiki I

AUGUST 2012:

9               Introduction to Essential Oils

10 & 11    Reiki II

24             Celtic Reiki II

25             RaSheeba Reiki II

SEPTEMBER 2012:

7 & 8        Reiki I

OCTOBER 2012:

18              Introduction to Essential Oils

19 & 20    Aromatherapy Core & Techniques for Equine Wellness Practitioners (NCBTMB only)

26 & 27    Reiki II

NOVEMBER 2012:

2                The  5 Elements of Essential Oils

3                Using Aromatherapy for Whole Body Reflexology

16             Celtic Reiki III

30            Aromatherapy Core Foundation for Wellness Practitioners (11/30 & 12/1)

DECEMBER 2012:

1               Day 2 … Aromatherapy Core Foundation for Wellness Practitioners (11/30 & 12/1)

1&2         Aromatherapy Techniques for Practitioners: Raindrop, Acupressure, Trigger Point

6              Introduction to Essential Oils

7              Clear Mind, Happy Hands: Using Aromatherapy for Long Term Practitioner Self Care

7              Keep Your Energy To Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries In Your Practice

14 & 15  Reiki III

 

SAVE 25% when you register at least 2 weeks before class date!

 

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JULY

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Reiki I – 12 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday July 20 & 21, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None

Reiki is the most natural and intuitive way to help yourself and others, especially in practice. Reiki sessions are fun to give and life changing. Nothing is more rewarding than witnessing someone’s pain subside with a simple Reiki treatment.

The first step of Usui Reiki Ryoho is called First Degree Reiki, Reiki Level I or just Reiki I. The student receives attunement where he or she is assisted to the Reiki energy and taught various hand positions and methods for administering Reiki on the self. In Reiki I the student learns how to clear basic imbalances that reside in the body. Students will receive a manual and a Reiki Level I Certificate upon completion of the course.

Covered in this class:

  • History of Usui Ryoho Reiki
  • How Reiki works and why you’d want to do it
  • The aura and how to sense it
  • Scanning and basic problem causing energy block removal
  • Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho hand positions used for self-treatment
  • Learning how to tap into your higher energy to help yourself and others
  • Level I Reiki attunement

Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

 

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AUGUST

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Introduction to Essential Oils for Wellness Practitioners – 3 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Thursday, August 9, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None

Have you always wanted to learn about aromatherapy uses for essential oils but not ready to leap into a huge weekend workshop? Taking this class is the best way to put your toe in the water and see if adding essential oils to your practice is for you.

Covered in this class:

  • Three ways essential oils can help you increase income in your practice (selling product, self care, new therapies)
  • Four basic ways to use plant oils
  • Where oils came from and why would we want to use them
  • Introduction to oil based therapies you can offer though your practice
  • What types of aromatherapy treatments clients are specifically looking for

Time:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 15

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Reiki II – 12 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday August 10 & 11, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: Reiki I

The second step is called Second Degree Reiki, Reiki Level II or just Reiki II. The next 3 Reiki symbols and their use are taught and the student receives another attunement. After this, the symbols can be used to increase the strength of the Reiki energy, deal with mental and emotional issues, and to assist Reiki at a distance. Students will receive a manual and a Reiki Level II Certificate upon completion of the course.

Covered in this class:

  • Exclusive 2nd degree symbols and their use
  • Scanning and beaming in a treatment
  • Distance healing techniques that allow you to help people no matter where you are
  • Giving treatments to other students and experience Reiki yourself
  • Advancing connection to your higher energy that permanently raise your vibration
  • 2nd degree Reiki attunement

Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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Celtic Reiki II – 7 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday August 24, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: Celtic Reiki I

Celtic Reiki two will work with manifesting energies and symbols that come

from different vibrations of trees and plants. Student receives Celtic Reiki II Attunement Certificate and manual in class.

Covered in this class:

  • The Celtic Reiki II Symbols for manifesting
  • Using symbols in meditation
  • Manifesting for yourself and others
  • Crystals and Celtic Reiki
  • Treatment protocol with Celtic Reiki
  • Your power tree
Time:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
MN School of Business
2777 34th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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Ra Sheeba Reiki Part II – 7 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Saturday August 25, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: RaSheeba Reiki Part I

RA~SHEEBA healing, works directly on the chakras. Changing our DNA and electro-magnetics. In doing so it teaches us and connects us to LOVE. Love being the thing that helps us progress on all levels. We need to hold the Energy and allow the vibration to change us. Student receives Ra Sheeba Reiki II Attunement Certificate and manual in class.

Covered in this class:

  • Ra Sheeba advanced symbols
  • The Path of Healing energy done with hands or distance
  • Aligning and strengthening the spirit body to complete the joining of the higher self with the physical body
  • How to make a better connection with your guides using Ra Sheeba energy
  • Ra Sheeba Healing and Balancing Technique
  • Ra Sheeba Reiki II Attunement
Time:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
MN School of Business
2777 34th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Register Now, Class Size is Only 10
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SEPTEMBER

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Reiki I – 12 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday September 7 & 8, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: None

Reiki is the most natural and intuitive way to help yourself and others, especially in practice. Reiki sessions are fun to give and life changing. Nothing is more rewarding than witnessing someone’s pain subside with a simple Reiki treatment.

The first step of Usui Reiki Ryoho is called First Degree Reiki, Reiki Level I or just Reiki I. The student receives attunement where he or she is assisted to the Reiki energy and taught various hand positions and methods for administering Reiki on the self. In Reiki I the student learns how to clear basic imbalances that reside in the body. Students will receive a manual and a Reiki Level I Certificate upon completion of the course.

Covered in this class:

  • History of Usui Ryoho Reiki
  • How Reiki works and why you’d want to do it
  • The aura and how to sense it
  • Scanning and basic problem causing energy block removal
  • Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho hand positions used for self-treatment
  • Learning how to tap into your higher energy to help yourself and others
  • Level I Reiki attunement

Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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OCTOBER

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Introduction to Essential Oils for Wellness Practitioners – 3 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday, October 18, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None

Have you always wanted to learn about aromatherapy uses for essential oils but not ready to leap into a huge weekend workshop? Taking this class is the best way to put your toe in the water and see if adding essential oils to your practice is for you.

Covered in this class:

  • Three ways essential oils can help you increase income in your practice (selling product, self care, new therapies)
  • Four basic ways to use plant oils
  • Where oils came from and why would we want to use them
  • Introduction to oil based therapies you can offer though your practice
  • What types of aromatherapy treatments clients are specifically looking for

Time:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 15

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Aromatherapy Core & Techniques for Equine Wellness Practitioners – 12 CE hours

NCBTMB CE Approved

Friday/Saturday  October 19 &  20, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None; however Aromatherapy Core Foundation for Wellness Practitioners is preferred

Because animals respond to bodywork in a pure way without “baggage”, working on them personally or professionally is exceptionally rewarding. Adding the dimension of essential oils to therapy sessions unlocks responses from horses that are often astonishing.  You name the situation, there are plants that can help support it. (Psst, we work on dogs the same way we do horses.)

We will be using stuffed animals and horses for this class. Please do not bring your pet.

Covered in this class:

  • The best oils to have on hand for equines in case of emergency
  • Simple applications for situations like calming, skin cooties, hoof fungus, and ear plaque
  • Learn Equine Raindrop Technique and how it gives the competitive edge
  • Hands on learning sessions with horses on day 2
  • How to make a killer bug spray without any toxic chemicals
  • Using oils that help traditional and natural therapies work better
Times:9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days
Location:
DAY 1:
MN School of Business
2777 34th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
DAY 2: Pierce Quarter Horses
Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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Reiki II – 12 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday October 26 & 27, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: Reiki I

The second step is called Second Degree Reiki, Reiki Level II or just Reiki II. The next 3 Reiki symbols and their use are taught and the student receives another attunement. After this, the symbols can be used to increase the strength of the Reiki energy, deal with mental and emotional issues, and to assist Reiki at a distance. Students will receive a manual and a Reiki Level II Certificate upon completion of the course.

Covered in this class:

  • Exclusive 2nd degree symbols and their use
  • Scanning and beaming in a treatment
  • Distance healing techniques that allow you to help people no matter where you are
  • Giving treatments to other students and experience Reiki yourself
  • Advancing connection to your higher energy that permanently raise your vibration
  • 2nd degree Reiki attunement

Times:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm both days

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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NOVEMBER

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The 5 Elements of Essential Oils – 6 CE hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday November 2, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Wood, Air, Fire, Water, Earth and the essential oils that go with them! You don’t need to be a Traditional Chinese Medicine expert to benefit from this class. Different organs, mental outlooks, and structural component is associated with an element. These elements are then associated with botanicals. When we use the most concentrated form – the essential oil – we witness profound results in our client’s sessions.

Covered in this class:

  • How to know what element is out of balance
  • Picking essential oils that will support healing versus hinder it
  • Simple questionnaire for your client to determine the element they need support with
  • How each element strengthen or weakens others
  • Making custom massage oils your clients will love you for

Time:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 16

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Using Aromatherapy with Whole Body Reflexology – 6 CE hours

Saturday November 3, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Reflexology isn’t just for the feet! Sure, we’ll cover that there are little spots hidden all over the body that are associated with our anatomy. When essential oils are used on reflex points on the feet, hands, ears, and body … good things happen!

Covered in this class:

  • Reflexology of the feet, hands, ears, and body
  • Essential oils that associate with the reflex points
  • Using an auricular probe and stones as tools
  • Give and receive reflex treatments with essential oils
  • How to give reflexology treatments that save your hands and forearms

Time:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 16

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Celtic Reiki III – 7 CE Hours

Saturday November 16, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Prerequisite: Celtic Reiki I & II

Celtic Reiki three will help with healing, manifesting and learning to write

in Celtic Reiki sentences. Student receives Celtic Reiki III Attunement Certificate and manual in class.

Covered in this class:

  • Making a tree essence
  • Writing a Celtic Reiki treatment
  • Understanding Celtic Calendar and trees associated
  • Celtic Reiki III symbols
  • The Microcosmic Orbit
  • Highest level Celtic Reiki Treatments on yourself and others
Times:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
MN School of Business
2777 34th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Register Now, Class Size is Only 10 

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Aromatherapy Core Foundation for Wellness Practitioners – 13 CE hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday November 30 & December 1, 2012

Prerequisite: None

Our ancestors used essential oils in their everyday life to have a clear mind, healthy body, and connected spirit.  The practice of aromatherapy has made a profound comeback because people are seeking ways to achieve health without side effects or complicated regimens. Therapists that enhance their practice by offering essential oil techniques experience higher retention and referrals because of this.  Learning how to use essential oils adds a whole new dimension to a bodywork practice that your clients will love!

 

Covered in this class:

 

  • What makes oils work and make your life easier
  • Clearing up the confusion with purity, grades, schools of thought when using aromatherapy in practice
  • How to transform your practice by integrating essential oils to your current techniques
  • Introduction to aromatherapy specific techniques your competition doesn’t know
  • What safety and contraindications to consider in practice
  • Identifying therapeutic versus damaging bases for massage creams & oils for custom blending
  • Integrating Essential Oils into other healing modalities you already know
Times:
Friday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm    
Saturday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
MN School of Business
2777 34th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Register Now, Class Size is Only 16

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DECEMBER

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Aromatherapy Techniques for Wellness Practitioners: Raindrop, Acupressure, Trigger Point Release – 12 hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Saturday / Sunday December 1 & 2, 2012

Prerequisite: Aromatherapy Core Foundation for Wellness Practitioners

Please bring a massage table, clean set of sheets, and at least 2 towels to this class.

Aromatherapy Core Foundation is the technical nitty gritty on essential oils you needed to learn before the hands on skills. Aromatherapy Techniques is the advanced course that covers at least 5 essential oil specific techniques with full instruction. You’ll give sessions as well as receive your own healing treatment.

This time around it’s all about hands on! When you get done with these 2 days, you’ll be able to add a variety of new therapies to your menu of services that aren’t back breaking or hand hurting.

You’ll be hearing from your clients, “There’s something about your massage that is different than everyone else’s.” Your secret weapon that other therapists don’t know? Knowing results driven essential oils techniques that work!

Covered in this class:

  • History and logic behind aromatherapy specific techniques and when to suggest them to clients
  • Instruction on aromatherapy specific techniques: massage & bodywork, auricular technique, acupressure, raindrop technique, lymphatic pump
  • What to do when your client has an emotional release during essential oil sessions (Hint: the oils come to the rescue!)
  • Facilitating and receiving sessions on all of the instructed techniques
  • How to charge for these specialized techniques to increase the bottom line of your practice

Times:

Saturday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 16

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Introduction to Essential Oils for Wellness Practitioners – 3 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Thursday, December 6, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None

Have you always wanted to learn about aromatherapy uses for essential oils but not ready to leap into a huge weekend workshop? Taking this class is the best way to put your toe in the water and see if adding essential oils to your practice is for you.

Covered in this class:

  • Three ways essential oils can help you increase income in your practice (selling product, self care, new therapies)
  • Four basic ways to use plant oils
  • Where oils came from and why would we want to use them
  • Introduction to oil based therapies you can offer though your practice
  • What types of aromatherapy treatments clients are specifically looking for

Time:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 15

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Clear Mind & Happy Hands: Using Aromatherapy for Long Term Practitioner Self Care – 3 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday December 7, 2012

 

Prerequisite: None

The longevity of a massage therapist’s career is dependent on keeping his/her health in tip top shape. Common career ending injuries of the arms and back can easily be prevented using simple self-care practices. Using essential oils in practice can help a therapist stay pain free, mentally focused, and eager to practice for the long term.

Covered in this class:

  • Keeping arms, wrists, and hands pain free
  • Using essential oils to stay grounded and focused
  • Enhancing stretches and yoga positions with aromatherapy
  • Secret tips to making trigger points melt like butter
  • Back saving tips using simple oil blends

Time:

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 15

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Keep Your Energy to Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Energy Boundaries in Your Massage & Bodywork Practice – 3 CE hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday December 7, 2012

Prerequisite: None

Have you ever felt drained after working on somebody? Often therapists attribute this to just being tired or needing a break. Did you know what really may have happened was you gave your own personal energy to your client. Unknowingly doing this over time can make us very sick, even unable to practice. This has happened to all of us; the key is knowing how to prevent and handle it if it happens. Learning how to keep healthy energy boundaries keeps a therapist’s immune system strong, adrenals fully charged, and morale high.

Covered in this class:

  • How to protect vulnerable energy centers using simple exercises
  • Shaking off bad vibes after releasing lower energy from clients
  • Re-energizing after an energy taxing session
  • Knowing whether pain is your own or your client’s
  • How to be empathetic while still maintaining detachment

Time:

1:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 15

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Reiki III – 12 CE Hours

NCBTMB & ND Board CE Approved

Friday / Saturday December 14 & 15, 2012

 

Please bring a massage table to this class.

Prerequisite: Reiki I & II

The second step is called Master Level, Third Degree Reiki, Reiki Level III or just Reiki III. Additional reiki symbols and techniques are used in Reiki III step. Advanced goal setting and problem solving techniques are learned. The Master attunement alters one’s level of consciousness by accessing the spiritual body. Students will receive a manual and a Reiki Level III Certificate upon completion of the course.

Covered in this class:

  • More about taking Reiki into your everyday life
  • Reiki meditation to work with goals, problem solving or healing
  • The use of crystals with Reiki
  • How to make a crystal grid that will send Reiki continually after charged
  • Reiki aura surgery technique and practice on another student
  • a Reiki exchange with another student
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho techniques from the original society.

Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location:

MN School of Business

2777 34th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

Register Now, Class Size is Only 10

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2 color RGB 300x300 Upcoming Live EventsAll classes taught by Jen Springer Approved Provider # 451698-11.

Jen Springer is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Why is it important to attend classes with an NCBTMB Approved Provider?

Courses taught by Approved Providers have been submitted, peer reviewed,  and accepted by NCBTMB criteria.   The mission of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession.

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* Information and techniques taught in these classes are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. They are not a replacement for physician care.

Reiki II Class

Wow!

Back in November 2011, I completed my second level Reiki attunement. There is an interesting occurrence that happens amongst people who are about to go into their next level of energy workings. It seems, the entire week prior to participation involves a cleansing or releasing of stagnant energy in around the person’s body. This could be physically such as diarrhea or headache or sinuses draining; it also could be emotionally such as an emotional breakdown or breakthrough. 

The symbol above is “Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen”

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the Reiki symbol of unity, origin, connection.

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen allows to break through the illusion of separation between all things, through both space and time. Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen allows to give Reiki treatments over distances in space and time.

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen means: “the Human Being and the Spirit are One”.

This Reiki symbol consists or 5 condensed Kanji (partially overlapped) where some elements have been taken off in order to give a specific energy connotation.

 

Do you find yourself interested in learning more about Reiki?

Yes, show me the schedule for the first 3 Reiki classes before learning to become a Master Reiki Teacher or learning Celtic Reiki, Animal Reiki and RaSheeba Reiki (Ancient Egyptian Wisdom).

 

Look, you’ve seen ‘Star Wars’ and the talk of the Force; or better yet the classic movie ‘The Karate Kid’ and Mr. Miyagi clapping his hands and hovering them over Daniel-son’s injury to heal it. Yeah you can learn to do the same, it’s real.

Plus, with each Reiki class we have the opportunity to not only learn about it, but also become attuned by a certified Reiki Master and practice energy work with others in the class.

Insightful, educational, hands on/off learning and useful in our daily lives.

Youth Cooperative Effort

Ever wanted something really cool to happen, but knew it would take a group effort?

I watched these kids for a half hour collaborate their peer resources and develop a method of getting the Firefighters’ attention. First it was just a couple of kids becking and hollering at the Firefighters to shoot the water cannon so they could cool off (or maybe just see if they’d do it). Then more kids joined in and every once in awhile the Fire Truck would dowse them.

For some reason, I’m thinking creativity of two wee little tykes, the chant came.

And that chant came in chorus as the not much older kids came into play. Once the chilling effect of being briefly drenched became adaptive and enjoyable, they had that water cannon firing on cue.

Soak in the good times kids can create!

The Scarcity Tactic

High school and undergraduate college level education taught us the LAW OF SUPPLY & DEMAND. Where the price for a product or service is lower when the supply is high. Conversely, the price will be higher when supplies are low. The trick has always been to keep your inventory low and keep your prices up- without running out of stock and losing customers to another business.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Suzi

Suzi is a librarian who also bakes some amazing goodies.

We participated in vendor bender last weekend where vendors of MLM’s and home crafted items displayed their goods in a miniature exposition style event. Suzi showed up with two tables full of baked desserts. When the doors opened for the public, it was a sight to see! People were heading straight back to her table (which was in the back of the room) to see what Suzi had created. Plus, her customers wanted to make sure they could purchase from a wide assortment. Evidently, Suzi has a great reputation in providing delicious assortments of baked goods.

 

 

 

As the afternoon progressed, Suzi was courteous in her customer service and efficient in her sales transactions. At the end of the day, as you can see above, Suzi sold out of nearly everything. In fact, I think some of those remaining treats in the bottom right picture had reservation names on them for customers to pick up on their way out the door as pre-paid items.

In Suzi’s case, the scarcity tactic works phenomenally well for her. Her customers know she only bakes a certain amount of mouth watering desserts. They also know she only sells her baked goods at these events.

Suzi knows from experience, her supply and demand equilibrium point. And she capitalizes on it!!

Here’s a Great Class to Attend on Boosting Your Immune System for the Winter Cold/ Flu Season

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Have you seen the new product display for Young Living Essential Oils in the aisles of Sydney’s Health Market in Moorhead, MN?

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Attend our second free class. This time on the Golden Touch I Kit
Learn how these
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
help boost your immunity during the Winter cold and flu season

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Wednesday
November 16
5:30 PM

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We value your loyalty, this why we are presenting this as a
FREE CLASS.

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810 30th Ave. S.,
Moorhead, MN 56560
SydneysHealthMarket.com

The Calorie Catch-Up Game

I’ve always been a breakfast person. Circa 2005, I decided to do a self-study and skip breakfast. I basically abused myself for 2 months with this hare-brained idea. I had such a hard time getting through the morning I started drinking red-neck cappuccino (coffee + chocolate milk) during the mid-morning. Lunch time consisted of a sandwich either from home, Subway or a diner. I didn’t eat much for a 5’ 8” 230 pounder (think 6” sub). I definitely couldn’t go without lunch though.

By the time I would get home at night, it was 10pm already (oh the life of an individual running a gym by himself, back then). Here’s the kicker. I would start raiding the cupboards eating anything and everything. I knew what I was doing. I tell my clients not to this. BUT I COULDN’T STOP! I was ravenous.

Luckily, food on my stomach helps me sleep. And I got fatter as time went on. So what did I learn from this “study”? My body was playing calorie catch up. Because I was depriving myself of calories during the day, which is also the highest calorie burning part of a 24 hour day, my body acted as an accountant. At the end of the day it calculated that I needed thousands of more calories that night to make up for the day and then a little extra for good measure.

Interesting? Yes.

Dumb? Of course, but it was an experiment.

Know anybody else that does this? If so, here’s the simple common sense answer to prevent or reverse this vicious habit. Shift calories to earlier in the day. So your biggest meal should be breakfast, then the next biggest would be lunch, and the smallest meal would be supper. Granted this is for people whose schedule only allows for three meals a day. By shifting your calories earlier in the day, you’ll have fewer cravings during the day and the uncontrollable kitchen raids at night disappear.

This isn’t ground breaking news, but it’s quite effective and it easy to do.

Drinking Coffee Side Effects

Insulin Resistant Belly / Cortisol Belly

 

Drinking coffee side effects include:

  balanced blood sugar

  fat burning

  sustained energy

  heartburn disappearing

  curbs appetite

  and boosts metabolism.

  Well, that’s only if you have the right kind of coffee.

 

Most coffee isn’t organic, therefore you get chemical exposure. Chemicals lead to bloating and weight gain due to toxicity. More weight gain occurs with regular caffeinated coffee.  The spike and crash from caffeine creates a cascade of fat storing hormones.  On top of that, over roasted coffee is very acidic which leads to more bloat!

Amazing how one simple cup of Joe can have so many different health outcomes!

Reiki 1 Class: Masaru Emoto Rice Experiment

In September 2011 I took a Reiki I class as well as a Reiki I Animals class. Reiki Master Jen Springer had the class replicate the rice experiment of Masaru Emoto.

Jen suggested we send Reiki and positive thoughts to one bag of cooked rice, daily; the other bag of cooked rice was to receive our negative thoughts towards it’s existence, daily as well.

Being a rebel myself, I decided to see what happens with just one initial session of good vibes and bad vibes for each respective rice sample.

My one week results showed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above are both bags of rice side by side, the left picture is the front and the right picture is how they look when I flip them over to show the back side.

The left is the negative energy results and the right received Reiki and positive thoughts.

Upon closer look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Energy Front                                                    Positive Energy Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Energy Back                                                         Positive Energy Back

My expected result was that nothing would happen especially after only one session. I even forgot about the whole experiment the entire week until re-encountering the rice which was placed out of the way on a shelf.

Obviously my actual results were quite the contrary.

So what’s the take away message from this?

Certainly for me, it is that all those self-improvement books, seminars, videos and audios are for real. Each with a slightly different angle on the same premise.

Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattles, Bob Proctor was about how thoughts do become things.

“The Secret” and it’s cast also covered how your thoughts shape your life.

Jim Rohn talked about the power of words and how to grammatically structure not only affirmations but everyday language to use.

Wayne Dyer talks about the power of  intentions among many other topics.

Many other well known authors and speakers will put their foot to your butt about where you are now is a direct result of what you have been doing in the past to get to this point.

The most applicable theory (I think) is called T.E.A.R.

Thought

Emotion

Action

Results

The idea is that many fail in manifesting their thoughts of want/ need because they missed the middle steps of either being Emotionally charged about what they have in mind (thought) or putting into Action their Emotionally charged Thoughts in order to receive/ experience Results.

The only counter theory I have about this is my take on what the Apocalypse of 2012 is really about…

Have Your Social Media Marketing Plan Get What You’re Throwing Out There, to Stick!

Ping Pong Peanut Butter Sandwich

The game is simple right?
You have a service or product to sell.
You keep pitching until something sticks.

Well, kinda. But not really.
You see those kids hovering in the background to the left?
They were the pro’s at this game.

They invested money. In fact, in a game of $1 per minute and unlimited supply of ping pong balls; these kids spent an average of $5-$10 each. Sum that up with 6 kids who were determined to figure out how keep improving their personal and all time event records and you get a frenzy of junior analysts and coaches.

The goal obviously was how to deliver each ping pong (in your case, your product/ service presentation),

in an unpredictable environment of being outside with wind and getting them to stick

onto the peanut butter covered bread slice (again in your case, your customers, clients, prospects and future prospects).

Results for Monty: Monty spends $1 dollar, thinks the one bounce technique is how the game is played and gets 5 ping pong balls to stick.
Results for the Kids: Commit to spending $5-$10 per person and join forces to cumulatively invest approximately $50 in the cause.
Understand that each round is an experiment and that with an open mind and ability to apply constructive criticism (suggestions) new achievements can be made. With each round there were successes and failures.

By the time I left, these kids had figured out to get 20+ ping pong balls to stick on the peanut butter bread slice.

 

Does Drinking Coffee Have Benefits?

Coffee health benefits depend on the coffee! If it’s burnt and over roasted, not organic, and filled with sugar then drinking coffee benefits won’t be present.

Coffee that is organic and infrared roasted in a way that keeps it alkaline will be a great source of anti-oxidants. Recent research is proving coffee may help type II diabetics, Parkinson’s, and certain cancers. We all know how coffee can help us stay alert, but new studies are showing coffee may help memory.

Coffee delivers more anti-oxidants than green tea. We were surprised when we heard that info because tea is always promoted as being super healthy.

Researchers think it’s the anti-oxidants in coffee that are helping type II diabetics regulate blood sugar levels. Very cool! Green coffee beans have about 1000 anti-oxidants, brewing adds another 300. Some of these anti-oxidants are unique to coffee alone!

Next time you enjoy some organic properly roasted coffee, smile and feel good about the anti-oxidants you’re getting.