Give Your Business an Acupuncture Tune-Up

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Using the 5 Element Theory of acupuncture and the related business qualities of each meridian as presented in Chloe Wordsworth’s “Transforming Five Element and Meridian Patterns with RR” you can reset the energy for any aspect of your business.   It is a most creative use for the Meridian and 5 Element patterns where you will proxy   the ‘system of energy’ represented by your company.  Ultimately we are talking about the energies of all the people past and present that comprise the entity of your  business that now  forms a group field of energy.   You may be drawn to the idea of Repatterning your business because you have a business problem, but equally, you may want to start this Repatterning with your company vision or a set of intentions for your company.   Check for what is needed – the system often surprises us on where we need to clear patterns.

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Stress & the power of the Inner Tradition

Do you remember that absolutely wonderful repatterning Chloe facilitated at the last RPA Conference? This was the source article for her presentation http://www.rpamembers.com/RPAAnnualConference2017

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…of Chinese Acupuncture to help us evolve to a higher understanding of our present circumstances

By Chloe Faith Wordsworth November 20th 2016
(reprinted with permission)

Stress – a fact of life

Most of our problems, if not all of them, relate to stress.

Research has shown that when we are free of stress, our immune system is strong and well-functioning, and that in stressful circumstances our immune system becomes depleted and loses it optimal functioning.

But research has also proved that when we handle stress in a successful way, our immune system is boosted, even higher than if we had no stress at all.

The challenge of this past year of stress and its opportunity

This year, on a national level, if not globally, millions of people in the US have been seriously stressed out.

Even if you have no political interest, you probably have clients who are angry, afraid…

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From Blackboard to Video Conferencing… New Tools For Learning Today

Lately, I have been noticing the rapid pace of change in the world. Recently, I heard about  how elementary schools are all getting tablets and getting rid of the blackboards. Are you able to keep up with it all? My collaboration project bringing the Resonance Repatterning seminars online has literally brought me face to face with some of these changes.

For example, one of the most valuable aspects of the training was the interaction between teacher and students and the spontaneous learning experiences that occurs in a face-to-face class. In contrast, many online training programs are prerecorded “canned” programs that can present the basic training information well enough, but lose the learning that happened spontaneously and organically. We looked at many different types of online training formats and decided on a little known but very promising videoconferencing company called http://www.vsee.com. At first it was a solution to a finite problem; now it is changing how I interact with the world.

Why are the online seminars as ‘present’ as the in-person seminars?
Our experience of Resonance Repatterning seminars online has been nothing short of amazing. I had the delightful experience of discussing this with an enthusiastic representative at VSee who explained the back story for the high frequency and coherence we are experiencing with this technology. Becky Wai agreed to an interview and I was thrilled that the founder himself, Milton Chen, also contributed. While you may ask “Why is Carolyn doing tech reviews on an alternative healing site?”  it occurs to me, that learning is a life long endeavor, especially in this world where information is the new economy.  Keeping pace with the new tools for learning and connecting, makes us better healers and recipients of healing.    Knowing what is behind something new empowers us to use the tools that are effective.

Carolyn Winter
Holographic Coach &
Online Coordinator at www.Ozardis.com 

INTERVIEW With Becky Wai and Milton Chen at VSee.com 

Q. People tell us that VSee calls somehow feel ‘more present’. How is VSee technology different from programs like Skype, AnyMeeting, or WebEx?

Becky: VSee was was designed to make group video calls natural, friendly, and as easy as working together in the same room. Unlike Skype, AnyMeeting, WebEx all our features are one click away: 1-click to video call, 1-click to share a document and draw live on the screen, and 1-click to drag and drop to someone’s video window a file to be shared. The communication process doesn’t get slowed down because everyone in the group video call has a right to these common actions, not just the moderator.

Second, VSee technology uses less than 50% of the bandwidth of Skype at the same video quality. This means you can have better video over poor networks such as at public WiFi hotspots, over rural 3G wireless connections, or in places like Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East where the network infrastructure is still improving.

Q. Is VSee more secure than Skype, AnyMeeting, or WebEx?

Becky: Unlike Skype, WebEx or AnyMeeting, your video conversation does not go through a VSee server where it has access to your raw video. VSee calls are always secured end-to-end with FIPS 140-2 256-bit AES encryption. This means VSee does not store (even temporarily) or have access to any of your video call information. VSee is HIPAA compliant and FDA-registered.

Q. Who is the mastermind behind VSee? How did it all begin?

Milton: ” I first got the idea for VSee when I was in graduate school. Every Friday I would commute from Stanford to Intel. I hated that experience. Companies such as Cisco, Google, Apple would sell video collaboration to their customers, but still expect their own employees to come to work the majority of the time. I wanted to create a tool that’s good enough so that Google, Apple, etc. would set its people free.

Because of that experience, I finished my PhD with an emphasis on the psychology of teamwork and the human factors of video conference such as eye-contact, lip-synchronization, smile perception. VSee was then created together with a talented group of Stanford University scientists, including Dr. Erika Chuang (former Disney scientist), Prof. Terry Winograd (PhD advisor to Google co-founder Larry Page), Prof. Pat Hanrahan (two-time Academy Award Winner), and David Kelley (founder and chairman of IDEO).”

Q. How does VSee change the way people learn, communicate or collaborate?

Becky:  Two of the biggest challenges of distance learning and teamwork are that 1) people feel isolated and 2) productivity suffers due to barriers to fluid communication. VSee allows for the sort of easy give and take that can’t be done over phone and that is slowed down by current web conference technologies. For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) like Coursera have students from all over the world. VSee makes it possible for students anywhere to have study groups that are social and productive.

Q. What do you see as the future for video communications technology like VSee? How will we be learning and communicating in the future that is different from today?

Becky: Right now, video still has too many barriers – it is not easy enough. While Skype has done a fantastic job creating the demand for video, it has poor performance in developing countries, over 3G, or enterprises with limited bandwidth. As real-time video significantly improves, video chat will be a common experience for home and work. Doctors will be able to read our EKG’s and do health check ups from our homes or offices. World class physicians and health care will be accessible to those in small towns and rural areas.

Carolyn: Our thanks to Becky Wai and Milton Chen from www.VSee.com for your insights!  By the way if you are in Austen Texas May 5-7, you can see VSee in action at the ATA 2-13 Trade show.  Click here for details and more about using this fabulous technology to bring parents together with their infants in a neonatal clinic.

IMG_0298Becky Wai is the director of medical applications at VSee and is a main driver of our major telehealth deployments and global projects. Her depth of knowledge and well-rounded work experience in the telemedicine field include projects in Haiti, Egypt, Africa, Indonesia, etc. She has also provided field services for UC San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, and San Francisco General Hospital. Her past experiences include clinical research work and healthcare database management. Her dream is to build free clinics and bring telemedicine to rural areas in her motherland, Burma and in other developing countries.

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Milton Chen – Milton’s pioneering PhD research at Stanford University has shown why videoconferencing has failed to become ubiquitous despite billions in investments since 1927. His insight in how to make videoconferencing an everyday experience has led to more than 100 invited talks to countries ranging from Iceland to Nigeria to Saudi Arabia. He is the recipient of the DEMO God award and is the co-author of XMPP video standard..

 Carolyn Winter – Carolyn is a past president and a long time volunteer with the Repatterning Practitioners Association.  She is a Holographic Coach at http://www.LightTravels.com providing personal sessions and unique online long distance sessions.    Recently, she has taken on the role of Seminar Online Coordinator at www.Ozardis.com where she uses VSee extensively. 

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Perspectives On Family Patterns Triggered by an Election

How do you feel about elections and voting?   For many it can be a gut wrenching time, filled with family feuds or arguments, or becomes a topic to be avoided in polite company.  Our family values and expectations at election time,  may cause a huge inner conflict at the voting poll that spirals our energy downward.  As a result, we may grow in disdain for these democratic events and rights.  Thinking about it from an energy perspective may help us to resolve our issues and vote with a coherent attitude that makes a difference to our energy system and ultimately to the country.

The nature of democracy and voting is that everyone is entitled to vote from their conscience with the respect of society for doing so.  Of course, we may find democracy works very well for us, when our whole family system votes the same way because we have a shared sense of values, vision for our country, and a shared perspective of how things are to work.  Our shared understanding may forge an unspoken rule for the consciousness of our group whether it is a family, a small community or other shared interest group–a rule that says “we” vote a particular way for a particular candidate.  If we are personally in agreement with how our group votes, our field of energy expands with civic pride for having voted, and we may even experience great joy and delight when our chosen candidate wins.

However, life is constantly in motion and everyone changes and grows including groups, political parties and their candidates.  It may be difficult to sustain our coherence when as individuals we come to a realization that the candidate endorsed by our group no longer meets our personal expectations or values.  We may feel uncomfortable making a different choice or voicing our opinions aloud.  It may be very difficult for us to exercise our freedom to vote from our conscience, feeling guilty for opposing the unspoken rule of our group for how to vote.  As a result, we  may no longer resonate with voting, freedom, democracy and either avoid voting altogether, or place for our vote with great reluctance or other diminished feelings.  The mere discussion of politics may break out in non-coherent arguments and physical rage if the rule broken with a contrary vote is very important to the group.  What we are feeling is the systemic guilt that is generated by opposing our groups rules.

In the set of repatterning’s from Magui Block’s  “Healing The Family System,” feeling guilty when we have done something wrong is normal and helps us to compensate for something wrong that we have done.  Neurotic guilt, according to Magui, is a sensation of anxiety that covers up an emotion, such as repressed anger.  It does not lead us toward growth or responsibility.  However, systemic guilt is the guilt we feel when our family has voted one way for generations, but own research and consideration leads us to vote in an opposite way.  When our vote is different from that of our group, we may feel that it separates us from the group, and maybe we are afraid we no longer belong.  We may perceive ourselves as ‘bad’ or unacceptable.  These are very powerful feelings.  The systemic guilt generated may be so strong that, in fact, we abandon our choice to vote in a different way and choose instead to vote in a way that supports the group or we don’t vote at all.  The energetic benefits to be reaped from exercising our right to vote is lost.

If you find yourself voting against the rules of your group, whether for an election or by breaking any other rule that defines them, you are testing the limits for growth of the group.  While we may feel systemic guilt in the short run, if our  choice is based on growth, we will transform by breaking the rules.  Chances are the group will grow as well, because our choices caused them to consider new information.  Our choice for growth will be good for us personally and, in the long run, for the group as well–even if we are in opposition.  The price we pay for growth and, for that matter, democracy is the hard choice of voting from our hearts, especially when our choices contradict popular opinion.

Of course, making a decision for ourselves that is contrary to our family or group  and doing so with confidence and clarity is much easier if we have the coherence to do so.  Resonance Repatterning practitioners using the Repatternings such as “Peace Repatterning” or “Systemic Loyalties Repatterning” from Healing the Family System can help anyone clear these issues and vote with energy that spirals upward.

The nature of democracy is growth and freedom.  Addressing any patterns that are triggered within us will contribute to a deep sense of civic pride and to a stronger community and country.

With love and light,
Carolyn Winter

Carolyn is a past president and a long time volunteer with the Repatterning Practitioners Association.  She is a Holographic Coach at http://www.LightTravels.com providing personal sessions and unique online long distance sessions.  She uses the Healing the Family Systems Repatternings in her popular Ancestral Echoes online group repatterning sessions.  Recently, she has taken on the role of Seminar Online Coordinator at www.Ozardis.com

Contact Carolyn

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www.CarolynWinter.org

3 Cool Tech Tools To Showcase Your Perfect Virtual Self. Okay-there are more than 3!

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English: Red Pinterest logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pinterest – Pinterest is a place where a picture speaks a thousand words.  It has been gaining a lot of buzz over the last six months.   Open an account and set up your profile to start.  Then follow others whose ‘Pins” you enjoy and start pinning your own pictures as well.  Once you are familiar with how Pinterest works, you can use it creatively in many ways for promotion.  For example, if you are promoting a nutrition program, share Pins on a board you create of healthy food choices.  You become known as the ‘go to person’ with that kind of information.

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English: Google+ wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Plus Hang Outs – Google Plus is Google’s answer to Facebook. Like Facebook, don’t plan your entire business there, but it is a great place to attract new interest to your main web presence.   What can you do here?

  • Set up your profile page (very very highly recommended).
  • Share all kinds of information related to your business from lifestyle newspaper articles to the blog posts of others.  Share what is new and interesting to you or what you would repattern next.
  • Share your pictures – digital cameras made it all happen.  You can take a picture of your morning walk, a sunrise or sunset. Couple it with an affirmation or a quote to inspire your clients.
  • HOST A HANG OUT! – this is where you can have a video conference with up to nine others who are also on G+–the Dali Lama himself used this technology to connect with a world audience when he could not leave the country to attend Desmond Tutu’s birthday.  He connected with Desmond Tutu and his worldwide audience in one hang out.  It was precious!

Email or Phone in your blog posts. – If you have a WordPress.com blog, there are some very cool features to make regular blogging quick and easy.   You may enable a setting that generates a custom email address (to send things to) and a custom phone number with pin.  These are set up at each blog where you participate or own–including this one if you are a member! Login to your WordPress.com blog and select Dashboard/MyBlogs, and you will see a list of all the blogs where you are a member.  Select the one where you would like a phone number or email and activate those options on the row for that blog.   Save the information in a good place!

Once activated, send your post via an email sent to your custom email address, and it will automatically post to your blog.

Use the phone feature (oh so cool) and a post will get published within a few minutes with no subject line (alter this later) and only an audio icon in the post.  Press the icon and your recordings will play.

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Recipe eBook (Photo credit: proboscis)

Write Your Ebook(s) – I am still working away on this one but have to share what I have learned so far.  You may have noticed how Ebooks have proliferated on the internet.  They present a much easier way to take in content that in the old paradigm was the equivalent of an essay or an actual book.  There are many companies out there providing courses on how to write your Ebook and get it distributed.  However, if you have a blog and write regular articles that are grouped in a CATEGORY (each blog post may be assigned to a category you create)  that content can be easily imported to a service that will convert it into an Ebook.   The one I have played with the most is called http://www.FastPencil.com.  It provides you with the ability to do lots of things–create a book from scratch, start with your word document version that you upload or import your blog content or blog post category of content!!!!  From there you may edit, invite others to collaborate and edit, add pictures or more. The final product of digital files may be purchased for $9.95 and what you have is your content packaged in Ebook style for ease of access and that you can use as a download online.   They also will support you in taking your book the distance and have it published and distributed online at Amazon for a fraction of what it used to cost to self-publish a book. Very Very Cool!

YouTube Video’s– Sure you can spend thousands of dollars to make a perfect video but chances are your business does not have that type of budget.  Professional marketers themselves are using fast simple ways to get video online.  One of the quickest ways is to use YouTube.com and  your webcam.  Create messages for your clients that accompany group proxy notes.  Put a welcome message on your website.  Instead of a long page of copy and explanation try making a video instead.  Visit

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and create your account, complete your profile, and fill out your account settings.  Look for the button that says UPLOAD and press the web cam feature to begin your video recording.  Once you save it, you can then copy and paste the code they nicely provide onto any post or page at  your blog or social media platform.

I have only scratched the surface of the tech tools available.  Taking my own advice, each one could be a blog post for the future. Hopefully this is enough to get you started.

Have you used any of these tools for your business?  Which ones do you recommend?

With light and love,

Carolyn Winter

Carolyn Winter is the Past President of the Repatterning Practitioners Association, and a full time certified practitioner of Resonance Repatterning since 1997.  She offers sessions in person, by phone and in unique online sessions for groups.  She shares her knowledge of the web together with Resonace Repatterning support in her “Res0nate Online” Coaching service with custom learning plans.

Contact Carolyn

Email: carolyn@lighttravels.com
Phone: 416-410-23419
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