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  The Awareness Option® Foundation, Inc.
It is the mission of The Awareness Option Foundation to be a catalyst for improving the health and quality of life of people from all cutural backgrounds who are economically, socially or physically challenged, or who suffer from chronic illness. Committed to holistic healing, the Foundation underwrites programs and develops community partnerships which support experience-based health education opportunities.
Barbara Merrill
Jeanenne Webb
Jeannine Seamons
Joan Feil
Jack Gardner
Jolee Nowers
Teresa Okada
Tori Skiles

June, 2005
Dear Jan,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful things you have done for me. I absolutely love this gorgeous yellow and white heart you gave me. It is not only beautiful but filled with meaningful healing powers. Each day I think of you and appreciate this heart you so lovingly gave to me.

As I attended the Awaareness Option Foundations 1st Event, it was like coming to a beautiful oasis in the desert of Chemotherapy treatments I was involved with each week. It was the highlight of my week and gave me something wonderful to look forward to. I became more aware of my body and my ability to have control over much that was happening to me. Chemotherapy had caused me to have a problem with my balance and fear of falling. Through your treatments, my balance was dramatically improved. I became much more stable on my feet and no longer feared falling. I felt much more in control of my body. Thank you so very much. While coming for treatment, I also became more in control of the pain level in my body and was able to cut down on my pain medications. My stomach aches and nausea were greatly reduced. When I came for one table session, I was in terrible pain with stomach aches. By the time I left, I had no pain. It was pretty miraculous.

During another session, my ability to relax and go to sleep at night were dramatically increased. My immune system was also greatly strengthened. As I had blood checks at the doctors, the white cells for the immunity stayed high during your treatments. It was great to learn the various body parts of the immune system and how to work together with my husband to help the system as we learned how to apply loving touch to the areas of heart, appendix, thymus, spleen, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. It was also of great worth to learn the immune system of the feet and to help the body through foot massage.

The importance of body movement was stressed. I appreciate the three exercises you showed to me that I can continue the rest of my life. As I do them I feel much better. Movement is very healing and has many benefits. I learned that Integreated Awareness is a set of skills for healing through movement, touch, vibrations, and change in consciousness. There are many levels of consciousness. Three that were stressed were the physical, the emotional, and the mental. The body has various vibrations. Through touch, the body can heal. I felt the best after my session that stressed relaxation of my jaw. I felt tremendous energy being transferred into my body at that time. I learned that I feel better when my jaws are relaxed.

Thank you for opening my sense of awareness through the Awareness Option Foundation Project.

With Love From Your Friend, Barbara Merrill

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