We have lowered our over head and now we get to pass these savings along to you!
A penny saved is a penny earned, in this case it's several dollars! WHOOP!
We've figured out how to save $5 to $15 dollars per student tuition and so we have passed that along to you!
We are excited to open up the opportunity to learn these life saving skills to more people in 2014!
We are still offering group discounts and special contract rates as well!
We are looking forward to continuing our goals of helping others save time, money AND lives!
We wish you the most amazing and prosperous year to date!
FROM ALL OF US AT
MYSTIC LOTUS HEALTH SAFETY SUCCESS
Knowing yourself is one of the greatest tools to healing and staying healthy, safe and successful. Check out these great tools to help you know yourself and invest the best in YOU!
TOOL #1 <3
Check out this great tool by the American Heart Association!
What is your BMI (body mass index)?
Use this incredible link to help you discover where you are at with your body fat.
Are you ready to invest in yourself and change your path?
Are you ready to stop feeling bad and being at high risk for ill health, injuries or poverty?
Each day we are faced with choices.
We can choose to head to the fast food drive through or pack our own health lunch and snacks.
We can choose to sit and watch TV for hours and talk about how we don't have time to prepare healthy meals or to work out.
We can choose to work out while watching our shows or aim the TV into the kitchen and watch while preparing healthy snacks and meals for the day or for the week.
Or, we can just watch a lot less TV and get out of the house and enjoy a walk or run in nature.
We can go to the gym or work out in our living room, kitchen, office, garage or even the yard.
We can complain about how healthy food is so expensive and too expensive for our budget or we can take an honest look at how much we eat, how often, the nutritional value of the foods we eat and do a true comparison.
We can choose to invest in ourselves or we can choose to put on blindfolds of false beliefs (I'm not good enough, I don't have time, I am too tired, I'm in too much pain, etc) and false information (good food is too expensive and hard to find, etc) and we can take simple steps daily towards our self care.
It's hard watching a loved one kill themselves slowly with toxic foods and beliefs and filling the air with their excuses and "I can't" statements. Are you that loved one that others are losing to poor choices?
You can choose to look into the mirror and say "I love you, and I'll show you that I do" and get out there and commit yourself to daily acts of self love.
You can focus on the why you want to achieve, succeed, shift, release, etc.... the "WHY" that pulls you forward.
Or, you can focus on the "why I can't" statements that keep you stagnant, broke and in ill health. This why sits you down and leads to deeper depression, more physical and mental and emotional pain. This why keeps you broke, unhealthy and sets you up for failure. YOU are worth MORE than that! :)
You can use the "instead of" mindset.
One simple shift daily can make a HUGE difference in your overall health, safety and success.
Instead of watching a movie or two hours of shows I'm going to watch a documentary relevant to my goals: career, health, wealth, etc. Or I'll listen to an audio book about wealth building, health, or something I've really been wanting to learn more about while I workout or clean or drive.
Instead of eating that fast food, I'm going to bring a salad and some fruit and perhaps dried fruit and nuts or protein shakes.
Instead of that soda for today I'll choose herbal tea, water, 100% fruit and/or veggie juice or 100% produce smoothie.
Instead of complaining, I will invest that time in writing down all I am grateful for in my life.
Instead of thinking about what's wrong with me or others I'll spend time looking for things that I CAN DO and do them.
Just for today I will....
Tool #2 <3
Here is a tool that you can use... instead of fast food or high fat foods, choose this to help you loose or maintain your weight: http://jodygonzalez.bodybyvi.com/
Find what works for you and start stepping towards your goals.
Have a happy healthy and wealthy day!!!
We are profoundly saddened by the loss of so many First Responders in these past several days. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the families of our First Responders and to the many injured First Responders just beginning their healing process in the wake of all these recent tragedies in our country.
Our hearts also go out to all those injured or killed in Boston, Texas and MIT, etc...
First Responders have diligently been working for countless years making our country, our communities and our homes safer. There are no words powerful enough to express our gratitude to all of you for all of your sacrifices and efforts.
Please remember that during crisis everyone responding responds the best that they can with what they know and with what they have available. Sometimes people will second guess themselves. In hind sight there are often more options than in the moment, use this to condition yourself for future events (as a learning opportunity) and then let it go. Bring yourself back into the moment with confidence and new awareness. We cannot fully prepare ourselves for every event, it isn’t possible.
Sometimes after an event we can feel depression, self-doubt and very strong grief. If things get overwhelming please reach out for help. There are family, friends, colleagues, crisis hot lines and therapist that can assist you. You do not have to deal with these emotions and thoughts alone.
There are also techniques you can use to speed up recovery time of invasive thoughts, depression, physical pain, emotional and mental pain. EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a highly effective healing practiced used in pain clinics, the VA hospital for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and for many other injuries and forms of suffering. Again, you are not in this alone.
A note to families of First Responders: often times First Responders cannot share their feelings with their loved ones. Sometimes there is a strong need for them to keep things separate. Be patient; try not to take things personal. And continue to love and maintain safe and healthy boundaries within your relationships. You too are not alone. There are support groups, friends and family as well that can assist you in dealing with the tragedies that your loved one has witnessed or experienced. EFT tapping and other healing practices can assist you too. Be sure to take care of yourself.
A note to First Responders: please understand that loved ones are not trying to be invasive when they ask over and over if you are ok, they are also not seeing you as weak or broken, but it is in our human awareness that when a person witnesses or experiences tragedies they can often be adversely impacted. Please don’t take their attention as negative, rather know that it is an act of love and compassion and a sign of their support.
A note to all (First Responders and their loved ones): Keep communication as open as possible. If you need space, ask for it and also honor that the other person may need quality time. Try to find a healthy balance and do your best to heal yourself first, do daily acts of self-care and to be as compassionate with yourself as you are with your loved ones.
While there truly is not such a thing as crime prevention and accident prevention there are numerous ways to greatly lower risks. If prevention were absolutely possible we would not have accidents or violence probably at all. But it’s important to know that most accidents and even much of the violence that occurs can be prevented or at least the damages can often be minimized.
We are including some tips below as a reminder of things you can do before, during and after tragic events that could very well safe your life and or the lives of those around you, as well as prevent or lower other forms of suffering or loss.
Before an event:
· Practicing quality Martial Arts (especially traditional forms) can significantly increase your: awareness, response time, quality of your responses, focus, clarity, and your safety choices amongst many other benefits. (Try Oregon Martial Arts Society as a resource/school) https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Oregon-Martial-Arts-Society/183005635165174
· Keep up on current First Responder courses such as American Heart Association courses. (Check out our “Health & Safety” tab for courses).
· Take courses such as: conflict resolution, inner-personal communication, assertive communication and how to deal with traumatized individuals; to name a few. (Check out our “Classes & Workshop” tab or go to your local community college or OSHA for classes) There are often many resources available in communities, some are even offered for free.
· Find ways to stay current on your skills: you can take refresher courses, practice with other students from your classes or work place, and be mindful of your skill use during daily life situations.
· Google: “safety tips” and find categories to pursue in your free time
· Stay aware of your surroundings: don’t be paranoid, but calmly & wisely be aware
· Do things that lower stress: meditate, do yoga, practice Ti Chi, practice Martial Arts, spend time in nature, spend time away from TV and other electronics. Spend time with positive people.
· Other suggestions: play, have fun, if you’re an adult enjoy sexual relations with your partner (safe sex of course), laugh a lot and smile often
· Do things that improve your health: take fitness classes, work out, eat healthy, prepare your meals at home, do stretches or sit ups during commercials or while waiting on food to cook. Drink more water. Eat more produce. Do the research and find what will fit you.
· Stop doing things that risk your health, stress levels and your focus. Such as: stop smoking, stop eating fast food or at least eat way less of it, stop drinking soda or excessive alcohol, stop complaining and stop watching a lot of negative programming such as the news.
· Make choices of what seeds you are planting in your life and what seeds you are nourishing. For example: if you want to increase your response time visualize an event where you need to respond quickly, see yourself responding appropriately and quickly, do activities each day that support those actions. Another example: if you want to see yourself responding to others more assertively, understand what that would look like to you, surround yourself with others that often respond assertively, read books and articles and things that constantly bring yourself into that mindset.
· In other words: instead of inundating yourself with things you do not want, inundate yourself with things you do want. How you invest your time and your actions will make a huge difference in how safely and otherwise affectively you live you life.
· For your work, community and events know what risks are possible: in your free time look up local policy & protocol for bomb threats, snipers, natural disasters and other possible local hazards. Don’t become paranoid or obsessed; simply become informed for what is relevant for your work or location.
· Become and stay aware of your body, your abilities and your level of knowledge
· Be willing to do simple steps daily, weekly or at least monthly to improving yourself.
· The more your know yourself and the healthier and more aware you are, the safer you can be.
· Remaining calm & confident are two of the keys to successful response
During an event:
· Check and make sure the scene is safe.
· Stay aware of the scene at all times as it may change
· Call for help
· Utilize help when it is available
· If the person or people trying to help are making things worse or increasing risks for other dangers; be assertive and ask them to stop, redirect them if possible. If you know what you are doing, take charge.
· If you do not know what you are doing, do your best and when another more skilled responder comes along, be willing to follow directions.
· If you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it. (Avoid chemical hazards or bombs or any other possible dangers)
· Wear protective gear if it is available (1 second to put on protective gear can make a huge difference for all involved for years to come)
· Never put yourself at risk when saving someone as this could then create two or more victims that will then need rescuing
· Be aware of all safety hazards in the area: Chemicals, weapons, traffic, power lines, etc.
· If there is a bomb threat stay off mobile phones & radios and use land lines. Follow the local plan for bomb threats.
After an event:
· Be mindful of substance use: after a tragedy addiction can easily sneak up on a person. Using substance as a form of coping can quickly lead to health issues, financial issues, relationship issues and ultimately more tragedies.
· Be mindful of self-talk: how you talk to yourself and about yourself can lead to low self-esteem and to forms of self-sabotage. Everyone has “failures” and “successes” but those do not define you. They are learning opportunities but do not get caught up in them as a form of identity. Know that you are valuable exactly as you are.
· Be mindful of how you talk to others: after tragic events emotions and energy can run strong and without much effort hurtful things can be said. We cannot take back our words or negative actions. We can be forgiven but our words and actions can have a lasting affect on others.
· Return to life as usual as soon as possible.
· Depending on the circumstances: slightly or seriously increase your self care and awareness of your resources and support system.
· If you are struggling with flashbacks or invasive thoughts and do not feel that you can talk to your loved ones, be sure to contact a therapist, doctor, crisis hot line or if relevant your VA hospital.
· Access resources as needed: trying to ‘be strong” can actually weaken you. Vulnerability, honestly and willingness to do the work towards healing are actually the strongest things you can do and will make you even stronger in the process.
· Be willing to follow through on self-care no matter how inconvenient or silly it seems. There is always time when you prioritize your life. Make healing and strengthening yourself more important than watching TV, playing video games, or any other things that may be taking up a lot of your time.
· Go back to doing the things included in the “Before an event” list.
· It’s ok to struggle after a tragic event
· It’s ok to ask for help
· It’s ok to be fine and a long time down the road find that issues have come up… just deal with them when and if they come.
· It’s also ok to be fine if you are really fine… some people just are fine
Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making our world a safer place. YOU make a differience!
Your actions are turning negatives to possitive, one step at a time.
BLS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
DATE: SUNDAY 12/09/12
TIME: 9:30 AM
Tuition: $75 (please ask about our amazing discounts)
LOCATION: DOWN TOWN SALEM OREGON
CPR WITH FIRST AID & AED (Meets OSHA's Guidlines)
DATE: SUNDAY 12/09/12
TIME: 1:00 PM
Tuition: $95 (please ask about our amazing discounts)
DOWN TOWN SALEM OREGON
What makes Mystic Lotus Health Safety Success the place to receive your certification?
Within the first three months after you pass your class, you are welcome to sit in on the same class to refresh your lessons.
If you have a hard time learning and do not pass the class, you have one month to take the class again for FREE!
Your success IS important. We are here to support your success!
If you are a company or group that receives AHA training through us, we will offer a FREE one hour health, safety, & success consultation!
Please call or email to register for class.
Our training room is located on the third floor.
Be prepared to walk up stairs.
f you are disabled and need accommodations please let us know ahead of time.
We also offer on site training (at your location).
We have a small kitchenette so please bring snacks and drinks as classes can be long.
While the topic of saving lives IS very serious, feel free to laugh and enjoy yourself. :)
We get to have fun while learning.
Be mindful of the time and be sure to stay on tasks AND remember to relax and enjoy this important learning opportunity.
Discounts available for:
Groups (5 or more)
CDIB card holders
Volunteers of many non-profits