The Connection – Your Own Power to Heal

FREE Film Screening of “The Connection”
Next date TBA

Discover the amazing innate ability you have to heal.

This film explores the critical connection between stress and illness. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey traveled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, this documentary delves into the link between our mind and body and how practices like Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, meditation and yoga can help you heal.

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 24, Australian journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey was told if her disease progressed she could end up with organ failure or wheelchair bound.  Doctors couldn’t offer an explanation as to why her immune system was attacking her own body. There was one thing she did know.  When she was stressed, she got worse. Shannon sought answers in pioneering science and discovered a powerful connection between the state of her mind and her potential for recovery.  She soon realized that in order to change her health she needed to change her mind.

The film features a line-up of internationally recognized experts including cutting edge scientists Dr. Herbert Benson (‘The father of modern mind body medicine’) and Dr. Dean Ornish (‘One of the 50 most influential members of his generation’). It includes integrative medical experts like Dr. Andrew Weil (‘America’s most trusted MD’) and renowned meditation teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Credited for bringing mindfulness to the west).

The film also includes remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. Australians featured include George Jelinek, a Professor of Emergency Medicine, who has recovered from multiple sclerosis and Ian Gawler OAM who recovered from an aggressive form of bone cancer against the odds.

At a time when one in two people will be diagnosed with a chronic disease in their lifetime and the global cost of healthcare for chronic illness is in the trillions, The Connection is for people who have tried everything.  It offers answers and proves that you can change your mind, change your health and change your life. Watch the trailer:

Looking forward to seeing you there.  There is no charge for this screening, but seating is limited.  You can register here.



P.S. If you or anyone you know are suffering and not being served by traditional medicine alone please pass this on and come see the film.

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