Sustainability as a healing path, with Dr Fernando Bignardi

September 22, 2015
Hosted by Cibele Salviatto

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In today's show we are going to listen to Dr. Fernando Bignardi, a Brazilian physician that works with something called Medical Ecology. Medical Ecology is a scientific approach that understands disease as an ecologycal phenomenon that takes place in a living being and which the root causes may be the separation of the organism from the laws of Life By having many patients coming from the corporative environment, Dr. Fernando started to get interested in Sustainability with this broader approach and had done many works as a consultant as well. So, we are going to explore with him what it is this broader perspective of Sustainability and how we can reconnect to our true Nature, bringing health and healing to ourselves and to our planet. Join us to learn some of the tools that can contribute to our path towards being the change we want to see in the world!

Sustainability From Within

Sustainability From Within

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Sustainability from Within is a process that aims to inspire, question and transform ourselves in order to fully engage our human dimension in the pursue of a better, fairer, more just, environmentally safer and economically equitable world.

Our show is about how to empower ourselves, as change agents, so that we can be the transformation we want to see in the world. It is an invitation to self questioning, to look within for the causes of the imperfections that we want so badly to change.

We observe the impact of duality in our lives and learn ways to integrate the “either/or” into “both/and” and test the results around us. We will share tools and exercises that will enhance the effectiveness of the transformations we seek in the inner and outer world.

It is an opportunity to break up with the illusion of separateness and tap into our true power, love and wisdom, to be and manifest our True Real Nature.

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Cibele Salviatto

Cibele Salviatto

Cibele graduated as a business administrator in the top business school in Brazil, and worked up the corporate ladder, starting as a financial analyst to become a director for one of Brazil´s main industrial conglomerate’s venture capital arm. After 10 years, she quit to start her own consultancy as a pioneer in the corporate sustainability arena in Brazil. Within a few years she had established herself with a solid presence in that marketplace, while working with major foreign corporations in the field as well, such as SustainAbility and BSR, giving speeches in the US and performing work and lecturing in Africa, and being invited as judge to top prizes in the segment. Her main clients were large corporations such as Alcoa, Basf, Fibria and Natura.

In addition, in 1997 she started her self-development and spiritual journey by participating in Pathwork groups and energy work trainings, which gave a special and unique touch to her consulting work. In 2008 she married her current Brazilian-American husband and ended up moving to Miami to help raise his 3 teenage sons.

In the USA, Cibele decided to attend the call to be in service and share her transformational path by becoming a Pathwork Helper and a Professional Integral Coach. Thus, 25 years after she left college, she blends her unique set of knowledge and skills into a program she calls “Sustainability from Within", her way of being the change she wants to see in the world.

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