Spirit of Seva Project

What is the Spirit of Seva Project?

The outreach programs of Soul Lightening International range from community wellness training programs and service projects to global outreach and research initiatives. Our affiliations with like-minded organizations help us put the extraordinary gifts of Soul Lightening Acupressure into the hands of people around the globe.

In many cultures around the world there is a practice of giving service from the heart. Giving to another person with no expectation of personal gain (Seva) benefits the giver as well as the receiver. Such acts of compassionate service demonstrate how we are connected to all beings and share in their well-being. We believe that this kind of selfless service promotes a spirit of authenticity, honesty, integrity, and generosity that is deeply needed in the world.

Soul Lightening International is always seeking opportunities to work alongside other organizations with a strong commitment to compassionate service.

Zero Balancing Health Association
Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.
www.zerobalancing.com
Capacitar
Capacitar is an international network of empowerment and solidarity whose vision is: Healing ourselves, healing our world. Capacitar teaches simple practices of healing, team-building and self-development to awaken people to their own source of wisdom and strength so they can reach out to heal injustice, work for peace and transform themselves, their families and communities. Using a popular education approach, Capacitar has worked in 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Capacitar is a Spanish word meaning to empower, to encourage, to bring each other to life.
www.capacitar.org
International Alliance of Health Educators
Soul Lightening International has been aligned with and supported by the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators for many years.
The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) is a global coalition of accomplished, world renowned healthcare practitioners dedicated to bringing forth the most innovative natural health therapies to like-minded practitioners and their patients. Through its commitment to excellence in training and organization, IAHE strives to produce the highest caliber continuing education seminars and certification programs.
www.iahe.com
American Holistic Nurses Association
Soul Lightening International’s Clinical Acupressure certification program is an endorsed program of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership association serving more than 4,500 members and 130 local and online chapters across the U.S. and abroad. AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing. AHNA has promoted the education of nurses, journalists, legislators, other healthcare professionals and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing since 1981.
www.ahna.org
Collateral Repair Project, Amman Jordan
In partnership with the Collaeteral Repair Project, Soul Lightening International has provided training in the Seva Stress Release to refugees in Amman, Jordan. Collateral Repair Project is a grassroots effort to bring much-needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict – those commonly referred to as “collateral damage”. We seek to repair some of this damage and, through these efforts, foster peace and reconciliation. We are located in Amman, Jordan – temporary home to hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian refugees. CRP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
www.collateralrepairproject.org
Healing Services Program, Cleveland Clinic
A group of practitioners on the Healing Services team at the Cleveland Clinic are incorporating Soul Lightening Acupressure into their practice. The Seva Stress Release has become a featured element of their signature Code Lavender rapid-response team offerings.
Code Lavender is a personalized, rapid response holistic care service provided by the Healing Services and Spiritual Care teams. It provides emotional and spiritual support as well as grief counseling when a healthcare team, employee team, patient or family would benefit from additional well-being support within 30 minutes. A wide range of holistic care services are available to create a personalized experience. Supportive services are offered for 72 hours after the Code Lavender is called.
my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/clinical-transformation/depts/ethics-humanities/spiritual-care/healing-services
Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland
Practitioners on the Integrative Medicine team at the University of Maryland Medical center incorporate Clinical Acupressure into their daily practice with patients at the bedside.
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center can receive, by request: touch therapies, live therapeutic music and sound, meditation, and expressive arts.
www.umm.edu/patients/concierge-services/before-your-visit/integrative-medicine
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
For several years Soul Lightening Acupressure instructor Regina Rosenthal, PT, has been sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to host a booth at Abilities Expo events across the country. In 2017 she was invited to teach the Seva Stress Release at the Caregiver Day events offered at each Expo, also sponsored by the Reeve Foundation.
For more than three decades, Abilities Expo has succeeded in improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. This unique forum features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling courses, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and has become the leading event for the community of people with disabilities (PWDs).
www.christopherreeve.org
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools.
Soul Lightening International has been an approved provider of continuing education through NCBTMB for many years.
www.NCBTMB.org
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 46 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
Soul Lightening International has been an approved provider of professional development for NCCAOM for many years.
www.NCCAOM.org

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