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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

My Experience with the Awareness Option

I like to think I am a person who is open to all things, spiritual, organic, energy related or any type of self help and healing; at least until proved otherwise. When Jan Cendese first called me from the Utah Cancer Specialists, and asked me to be in a study she was doing, I was intrigued and interested, however; I was going through Chemo Therapy and told her I usually get really sick after Chemo, and wasn’t sure I could make all the sessions. Therefore; I, probably was not a good candidate for her study. Jan, being the type of person she is, would not give up on me (thank goodness). She persuaded me to come in to take an energy print of my finger tips. I was placed in the Control Group by the computer and my sessions were to start in September. It was the beginning of August, so I just kind of forgot about it.

When September tolled around, and I was contacted by TAO, I had pretty much decided I did not want to participate. I was operating on a quarter of my energy scale and the avenues were a long way from my house. I only traveled within a couple of miles from my house, my Mother being only a block and a half away, and all my Doctors’ are close. This being one of those skeptical things, I just did not think it would be worth going out of my comfort zone (you need a lot of those when you learn you have Cancer).

When Jan had not heard back from me, she had a member of the Energy Team contact me and ask if she could c come over to interview me and bring over a small gift of appreciation. Since I did not have to leave, I said sure. She came over the next day and brought a small box with a Heart made out of smooth stone. I liked her immediately and when she encouraged me to go, I rethought and once again changed my mind (a girls’ prerogative). Jan called the very next day and we set up my 3 free sessions. My experience with the sessions needs to be told, so I will try to remember all the details as they happened.

Session 1:
September 9, 2006. I arrived at TAO at 1:00pm, I remember that day because the Avenues were having their Street Carnival. I must have circled 10-20 times looking for a close parking spot, almost giving up and ready to call it off again, I finally managed to find one across the street. I went in and was shown into the table session room. When Jan came, we took an energy print of my finger tips, and then started the table session by giving me three wishes. Wow; that’s pretty cool, I made my wishes and then was asked what emotions such as despair, terror, anger, hopelessness and a few others I would like to get rid of, if I could. Who wouldn’t want to get rid of the negative emotions? So I start to relax, if we could wouldn’t it be nice, if we could not, what have I lost but a little time? The session was pretty much foreign to me, I do not know what happened, or, what did not happen, I just felt euphoric. The next day felt good also, so I decided to go ahead and finish the three free table sessions, why not? I do not care what makes me feel better, only that I do feel better, and, from what I saw and felt I had a lot to gain. I never pass a win/win situation.

Session 2:
September 15 2006. I arrived at TAO at 6:45pm. On this night I had the distinct pleasure of having an Energy Team consisting of 6 people. We went through the wishes and emotions. This session I was able to hear what was being said and got a better idea of what was happening, although I wasn’t able to understand it all. The whole process was fascinating and at the same time foreign to me. One of my wishes was to have all good days (Chemo has a tendency to leave you lacking in health, emotions and physical strength.) I have to say that to this day I can classify every day as being a good day and not a single one as being a down day! During the session, I guess my left leg wasn’t cooperating, so one of the Energy Team sent it to the Tetons, the next day I was trying to walk on the treadmill and my right leg would not give up it’s bone pain so I sent it to the Tetons and by gosh I finished walking my mile without any further problems. Again, I do not know how or why this worked, I only know that it did. The team also gave me a color rinse, a dark sea blue-green, Jan showed me on a color chart she had in the room.

Session 3:
September 21, 2006. I arrived at TAO at 1:00pm. This was my last session. This time it was just Jan and I. We got the wishes and emotions out of the way and got down to business. As I was laying there listening to Jan and relaxing, all of a sudden I saw a dark sea blue-green color behind my eyelids. All of a sudden I was filled with such a strong peace, a balance of self, and awareness I have never felt befo9re. I am now able to see the color any time I need too and it always seems to bring me comfort and well being. I can’t tell you how happy I was to be chosen for this study, and how fortunate I was that everything was able to fall in place, for me to make it o the first session and thus al the rest!

I could probably write a book on all my experiences, but I don’t have the skill or time, just know that it was the best thing that ever happened to me and I will be forever grateful to Jan and the Energy Team, for their part in making my days easier to live and giving me back the control of my mind, my body and my emotional state of being.




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