On October 4th it will be one year since my first book, Volcanoes was launched. That launch was held in my hometown (city) of Melfort, Saskatchewan. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t give thanks for Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell’s keynote address & meditation workshop in conjunction with my book launch. They answered one of mankind’s all-consuming questions, Do God and Heaven Exist? They also shared their wealth of knowledge in the field of near-death experiences (NDE) and mindfulness meditation.
From October up until this spring I worked diligently along with many other writers to complete and publish the second book, Butterflies, in the series. At the beginning of August, I received a Book Excellence Award for Volcanoes, the first book in the series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. This was an honour and came as a bit of a surprise. There were close to 300 entries in the field of Death and Dying literature and the books that were judged came from all across North American and Europe. It was an absolute privilege to be named as a finalist.
I have also taken a leap of faith to have the first book republished through Balboa Press, which is a division of Hay House Publishing. I feel the audience that Balboa connects with, will help give my book, Volcanoes, an even larger voice in the self-help field and on the literary stage.
Butterflies Launches on November 1st and 2nd
I am now preparing for my second book, Butterflies, book launch. I have included all the information below in the hopes that you will join me for this pivotal event in Melfort. I met Maureen Pisani at the Chopra Center in San Diego during a Ten-Day Perfect Health retreat last December. Maureen’s presentation there set me on a journey of an even deeper self-discovery. Maureen is a wealth of knowledge that all can learn from. She is professional, sincere and has a sense of humour that lights up any room she enters. I was overjoyed when she agreed to come and help me with my launch. Her wisdom will touch all who decide to attend either or both events. I hope you will consider joining us Friday or Saturday. Or even better, notice the special pricing for when you purchase both tickets together. Let’s make this an event that’ll be remember for years to come.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Keynote Address & Book Launch
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Hosted by: Shelley Zwingli, and featuring Hypnotherapist, Maureen Pisani
Kerry Vickar Centre: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre
Maureen Pisani is hosted by me, Shelley Zwingli. I’ll be launching my second book, Butterflies – Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary People in the series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. This book shares stories from 17 people who have crossed paths with me in life. These people have shown true resilience as they faced extremely challenging events in their lives. We have much to learn from reading these narratives.
I’ve invited Maureen to give a presentation and workshop in the hope that people who may be coping with any of life’s overwhelming issues can find the power of resilience that lives within them. Maureen assures us that if we can change our minds, we can transform our lives.
Maureen is an author and motivational speaker who utilizes her experiences to highlight how each of us has hidden strengths within us. As a hypnotherapist, Maureen is at the Mastery Level in all 4 modalities – Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Guided Imagery, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Reiki Energy work. In addition, she is the only hypnotherapist who has been a director and instructor in two nationally accredited colleges and is also a trainer for NLP. Because of her medical and scientific training and background, she is also the only hypnotherapist who is a co-author of a research paper issued by the Neuroscience Department at UCLA. She is the resident hypnotherapist at the renowned Chopra Center in La Costa, San Diego County, CA.
Maureen has authored 9 books and produced more than 25 hypnotic CDs. She is the founder of Pro-Thrive Science-Based Hypnotherapy where she works with groups and individuals, in person or online, to help them go from just surviving to truly thriving.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2: Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Led by: Maureen Pisani
Kerry Vickar Centre: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre
Message from Maureen:
Each of us has been tossed head first into a ‘valley’ of life, where our heart was ripped out from our chest, the earth was pulled from underneath us, we were betrayed by the one we trusted the most, or someone we loved had the unthinkable happen to them. We ended up in the darkest of dark places, where we either stayed because it was simply too hard to extricate ourselves from its depth; or in spite of all odds, we clawed our way out.
The definition of resilience is ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.’ Most of us have experienced life giving us its ‘1-2 punch’. Resilience, in my opinion, is the ability to claw our way out repeatedly, from whichever ‘valley’ we find ourselves in. Sustaining that level of resilience is the TRUE SUCCESS IN LIFE!
Maureen Pisani C.Ht., T.N.L.P., Motivational Speaker, Author & Hypnotherapist, will be leading the ‘Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop’. She will utilize the Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.) and Hypnotherapy to walk us through the realizations of how bad those ‘valleys’ were, how much we have learned from them; how strong we truly are; and how capable we are to sustain this successful and triumphant style of living.
FRIDAY, November 1: Keynote Address & Book Launch – $25.00
SATURDAY, November 2: Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop – $25.00
OR Purchase BOTH for only – $39.00
Tickets are available at:
Modern Flare – 712 Main Street – Melfort
George Home Hardware – 312 Main Street – Melfort
Melfort Spiffy Car Wash – 705 Saskatchewan Drive East
You can also purchase your tickets online at:
***Books will be available for purchase at both events.***