A Way Home from Chronic Illness - thinking outside the box
January 23, 2017
Hosted by Jackie Blunt, Kathy Fogarty and Bill McMillan
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In this episode, Kathy Fogarty, a Seattle naturopath interviews two Yuan Gong/Ren Xue teachers, Bill McMillan, a retired psychotherapist and Diana Lion, who has taught various forms of social and individual healing since 1975. Both guests have spent many years assisting people with chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions, including cancer. Bill speaks about his current classes with cancer survivors. Diana shares how living with chronic illness can be traumatic, chaotic and disruptive to one’s life and that to begin the healing process, it is important to cultivate tools that bring the body/mind back into a calm, centered place. Using Yuan Gong style Qigong and Ren Xue practices, individuals with chronic illness can learn to develop that sense of calm.
Chaos to Calm
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Chaos to Calm is a show about learning to live in a calm, relaxed and natural state, better able to deal with the challenges of daily life. We’ll introduce you to Ren Xue, a comprehensive path to wellbeing developed by Yuan Tze. Its primary tool is Yuan Gong, an innovative form of Qigong, which is gentle exercise and meditation that integrates movement, posture, breathing, energy and awareness. Ren Xue combines work on the body and energy, or Qi, with work on the mind and heart. The practices are enjoyable and easy to learn and have improved the health and wellbeing of people all over the world.
You’ll meet some of the people whose lives have been turned around by Ren Xue, people recovering from physical illness, or who have repaired their relationships, or who have found a deeper meaning through their Ren Xue practice. You’ll get insights into the theory and practical aspects of how the mind, body and Qi can work together to bring about real change.
Jackie Blunt, Kathy Fogarty and Bill McMillan
The three of us are very different and, although we all have professional careers (Kathy as a Naturopath, Jackie as an M.D., Bill as a Marriage and Family Therapist), our real expertise is simply as human beings whose lives have been immeasurably improved by Ren Xue.
For us, and many others, Ren Xue has been a path to a more meaningful life, greater health and happiness and an enhanced sense of harmony and wellbeing. Along the way, physical ailments have disappeared or greatly improved, and our relationships with others have changed.
So, through this show, we want to share with you our experiences, and those of others, to introduce you to Ren Xue, the theories supporting it and the practical aspects to getting started.