"The Invisible Magic of Caregiving" is the Theme of Healings in Motion's 4th Annual Caregiver Symposium, Benefiting All Those Caring for Others in the Central Valley

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The Caregiver Symposium will feature over Exhibitors, Workshops, Demonstrations, A Men's Roundtable Discussion, Magician, Heather Rogers, Carol Guest, "Mrs. Utah of America 2011", A Special Presentation on Diabetes and Keynote Speaker, Wayne Connell, Founder of Invisible Disabilities Association. There will be many other workshop facilitators throughout the day.

Wayne Connell is the Keynote Speaker, 2011 Caregiver

Wayne Connell, Founder of Invisible Disabilities Association

I started IDA in 1997 to educate friends and family about my wife's debilitating illness. Soon afterwards, people around the globe began sending emails sharing how IDA had changed their relationships with their loved ones.

As part of National Caregiver Appreciation Month, Healings in Motion presents the 4th Annual Caregiver Symposium on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Stockton, CA at the Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204, across the street from the University of the Pacific. November 12, 2011 is proclaimed "Caregiver Appreciation Day in San Joaquin County". This event is a special day for Caregivers to rejuvenate, recharge and serve as a retreat. Caregiving is often a thankless and challenging role. The Symposium salutes Caregivers with a spectacular and memorable event.

The keynote speaker, Wayne Connell, is founder and president of the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA). IDA was established in 1997 to educate friends and family about his wife's debilitating illness. Soon afterwards, says Connell, "people around the globe began sending emails sharing how IDA had changed their relationships with their loved ones". Wayne's passion is helping people living with illness, pain and disability. Wayne utilizes his extensive background in management, media and technology to propel IDA into a worldwide outreach for millions living with invisible disabilities. His personal experience includes that of a professional, multitasking husband caregiver. Wayne and his wife, Sherri, co-authored "But You LOOK Good" to share how to encourage and understand people living with illness and pain. Some invisible disabilities include Diabetes, Stroke, Back Injury, Brain Injury, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Heart Condition, Muscular Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Seizure Disorders, Spinal Disorders, Bone Disorders, Chronic Injuries, Organ Transplant, Oxygen Impairment, Difficult Pregnancy, Prosthetic, Surgery and many others.

Healings in Motion provides educational programs focused on brain health. Magic has been added as a special element to this year’s Symposium. Magic tricks often work by covert misdirection, drawing the spectator’s attention away from the secret “method” that makes a trick work. Neuroscientists have studied brain images revealing that magic is grounded in sensory reality. "Our desire is to shift the focus off the stress of Caregiving and focus on the true magic of it, says Mary Nicholson, founder of Healings in Motion. Heather Rogers is a Magician, Comedian and a multi-skilled entertainer. She brings more than just a magic show to stimulate Caregivers. She entertains with 'walk around magic', mind reading, impersonations, card manipulations, contact juggling, escape artistry, and more. Heather's magic is highly interactive with hilarious bits of audience participation that is always tasteful, with an elegant touch of mystery. Heather understands the challenges of Caregiving and her smooth presentation is designed to make this event memorable, fun and enjoyable.

Alternative health classes on Essential Oils, Therapies including Hyperbaric Oxygen, Music, Family Counseling and more. Get a message, mingle with other Caregivers; relax and discover new resources.

Continuing Education Units provided. The cost to attend this event is $25.00, which includes lunch. For advanced ticket information go to http://theinvisiblemagicofcaregiving.eventbrite.com. This event is supported by Stockton, CA’s Mayor’s Taskforce on Person’s with Disabilities.

About Healings in Motion, Inc.
Healings in Motion facilitates monthly educational programs to prevent strokes and to support recovery from stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Neurological Impairments.


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