Hear the words of my *muse* to the tune of Lennon & McCartney's "Yesterday".
YES Today ...
I now choose to put my fears at bay,
Flow with new solutions, YES -- I'll play!
Oh I believe, in YES Today.
Suddenly, I am feeling that I can set free,
My best gifts, my authenticity.
This I believe, is destiny.
Why, I've moved so slow,
Until now, I couldn't say.
Now, I really know, that my core,
My heart keeps saying "YAY!"
YES Today --
Laughter really opens up the way,
To vitality, one happy stay,
Oh, I believe in YES Today.
Hmmmmmmm, YES Today.
(Acknowleding Paul McCartney and John Lennon for their gifts, including their beloved "Yesterday". )
Your Wellness Guide - Elaine NIeberding
Okay, I'm a BS, RN, HNB-BC, CHSMI, and CLYT.
Mostly, I'm just here to be helpful. How can I help you, or your group?
I see myself as a midwife helping birth personal and collective awesome wellness – so more awaken to being a Healing Presence in the world.
Playfully, I help dissolve resistances to discovering and uncovering the inner lover, laugher and leader! My word-play muses provide memorable nudges for transformation and individual insight.
Life seems more fulfilling and fruitful as I let myself BE myself, yielding to the impulses to create, communicate and serve from my core, my heart, my source of vitality and creativity. I hope I can inspire you and yours to do that with the wellness methods that I have fun with, and a depth of expertise with.
I hold credentials that to some will seem impressive, to others not important, and to others still, insufficient by (hahaha) some criteria. The collection includes Bachelor of Science, Registered Nurse, Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Certified Holstic Stress Management Instructor, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher. There are more... but I'll spare you. When I'm curious about a topic, I dive right in, find mentors, teachers and co-horts.
My life work has largely been in the human health and services fields in early childhood education, community rehabilitation services, complementary-holistic therapies and medical center (oncology and med-surg) nursing.
My creative juices have had me dabbling over the years in community theater, singing in concert choirs, pop-duos, and composing synthesizer music and guided imagery scripts. I've been known to sing (and surprise audiences there for a *talk*) with a pointed, a-capella song. Give me a mike, a platform, and tell me what your wellness need is. It may be planned, or off-the-cuff, but there's likely to be something of real value that comes forth, something that triggers a resonance, and nudges movement to new perspective and action.
Elaine is my name and caring is my game. With you or a group I'm serving, my best work emerges when I serve with a conscious connection of *core to core*. I marry my reason and intuition, incorporate evidence-based practices in my teaching, and truly believe creative play is an important component of healing, connecting and leadership.
Oh my! I did not have a near-death experience, a dramatic recovery from despair, illness or injury providing you some compelling story and example.
But, I will tell you-- I was chosen to be the Angel who sang a solo in my Kindergarten Christmas play, decades and decades and decades ago.
I like remembering that. I think *my life work* started then.
Elaine is my name, Laughter's my game.
In 2011 I added Laughter Yoga into my Wellness and Holistic Care Toolbox.
RN Teresa Corrigan provided my Laughter Yoga Leader Training in San Francisco, CA. At the Center for Integrative Medicine at University of California, San Francisco - my specialty training included leading Laughter Yoga with hospital in-patients. Wow!
Here in Maryland I share Laughter Yoga basic information with some hospital inpatients, provide Laughter Yoga to cancer patients and families at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, and bring Laughter Care presentations to healthcare workers, nursing organizations, businesses and community organizations. Over the years I've presented before thousands in varied size groups, business and community, largely in the Chesapeake Region.
I hold Laughter Club and Intro to Laughter Yoga events, both in-person and in the digital-virtual arena. I'm a pioneer in offering Laughter and Wellness instruction and upliftment via Google+ Hangouts. On May 4 - I'm hosting 3 Global Broadcasts for the worldwide celebration of World Laughter Day.
I gained my Laughter Yoga Leader Certification directly with Dr. Madan Kataria, the Founder of the Laughter Yoga method and world-wide movement for health, wellness and peace.
In 2012, I was priviledged to serve the Laughter Yoga Professional community as a Presenter at the annual All-America Laughter Yoga Conference (Chicago, Illinois).
Please join me in helping Laughter to lift Humankind to Health, Wellness, Balance and Peace!