Dear Citizens for Health Community,
We’re very excited to introduce Voice for HOPE (Healers Of Planet Earth), our partner in our newest initiative. This new initiative is an expansion of our Campaign for Better Health. Along with Voice for HOPE, we also want to introduce you to WisdomFilms™, a new resource that can support you both personally and in your efforts as an advocate for our world’s health and wellness.
Voice for HOPE was created to bring together consumers, practitioners and producers of complementary, alternative and integrative health and wellness modalities to advocate effectively for an expanded role for these approaches to improving personal, family and community health and well-being. As the recently passed “health reforms” go through the next several years of refinements, regulatory implementation, re-evaluation and beyond, the potential value of these approaches needs to be, and is ready to be, recognized.
Voice for HOPE is a pro-active companion to Citizens for Health’s rapid and effective defense of dietary supplements, organic food, and other natural health approaches, mobilized when we’re faced with threats from industry and government. With Voice for HOPE, we are calling on policy makers to pay attention to the value of natural healing modalities and approaches, and integrate them NOW into health policy at every level, rather than dismissing, rejecting or over-regulating them.
Millions of Americans are taking steps in their personal lives to improve their overall well-being, reduce stress and other risk factors, delay the onset of aging, and achieve better outcomes from conventional medical treatments. Including natural health approaches in national, state and local health care policy could significantly improve outcomes and reduce costs across the country. This presents opportunities our country can no longer afford to ignore.
You can support the Voice for HOPE initiative and at the same time enjoy a personal healing experience. WisdomFilms™ is a new genre of media, designed to evoke a contemplative, life-enhancing experience. It is a collection of 3-6 minute films explicitly created to reduce stress and restore balance to our minds, hearts, and souls. The films feature spoken wisdom from some of today’s most acclaimed voices in self-help and spirituality (including Campaign for Better Health advisor and bestselling author Deepak Chopra, success coach Bob Proctor, and Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh), blended with inspiring original music and breathtaking imagery.
Thoughtful and beautiful at the same time, the films are designed to provide “a sanctuary of serenity” and “a connection to what matters most.” Created by Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Malkin, these “media-tations” offer an antidote to fear and anxiety that can inspire, awaken, nourish and sustain. Leaders in healthcare and personal development, as well as research centers such as HeartMath, have found these films can provide a way to cultivate “coherence,” the integrative state that adds years to our lives.
Thomas Moore, admired author of Care of the Soul said, “These inspiring short films can help us connect our deepest selves to the vast world we live in. No service could be more important. A multi-sensory feast for the senses!”
A free WisdomFilms™ sample, narrated by Deepak Chopra, is available for your viewing at www.wisdomfilms.com/voiceforhope. You’ll also find information there about how to purchase the 2-DVD set of the nine Wisdom Films.
As a vital Citizen for Health, I hope you find comfort and inspiration in these WisdomFilms™ and optimism about the possibilities for natural healing to play a more prominent role in American life as you learn more about Voice for HOPE.
Jim Turner, and the Citizens for Health Team