Reading is an essential part in everyday life. Some read for leisure, others for work, but everyone reads throughout the day in order to function in their surroundings. For millennia, we looked in the distance most of the time and up close usually for short periods. Today, we are constantly looking “near.” The structure of the eye is designed to look in the distance as well as up close. Our life’s demand to use our eyes in this “out of balanced” way causes great strain on the visual system, and is a leading factor in degenerative conditions of the eyes that are becoming increasingly common. Reading is unavoidable, as is working on computers and even cell phones, but this does not mean we have to accept the degeneration of our visual health. There are exercises designed to relieve the strain that reading puts on the eyes and techniques we can practice to nurture and protect our macula. Learn how to make reading easier, naturally, and how to take care of your eyes. Your eyesight is precious. Learn how to nurture and preserve it.
About the Instructors:
Melissa Moody, a living testament to the possibilities in healing, overcame 9 ½ years total disability, including crushed face (over 100 fractures), brain injury, PTSD, and complex musculo-skeletal damage, from a near fatal auto/pedestrian accident. After more than thirty surgeries over seven years to reconstruct her face and a profound journey to heal her body, soul and psyche, she works to help others suffering from physical and visual challenges. She is a certified Natural Vision Improvement Educator (NVI), CranioSacral / SomatoEmotional Release therapist (CST/SER), and Self-Healing Instructor and Practitioner (Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method). Part of Melissa’s story is profiled in the documentary HAPPY and featured on Lifetime & BIO TV Networks “Twisted Fate: Nothing’s Perfect”. Melissa was Director of Meir Schneider’s non-profit School for Self-Healing in San Francisco for 7 years, and developed a series of healthy vision classes, Take Care of Your Eyes, for Stanford University (still ongoing) before moving back to Texas. She often collaborates with the Upledger Institute and Integrative Intentions as a primary therapist for their Comprehensive Therapy Programs.
Jennifer Seagle studied Self-Healing (integrated movement, massage and vision therapies) and CranioSacral Therapies intrigued and impressed with her mother Melissa Moody’s remarkable healing. Jennifer is a certified Natural Vision Improvement Educator and Self-Healing practitioner, homeschool mother of four wonderful children, and has a private practice in Waco, Texas. Jennifer has been a practicing therapist in Ohio, Kentucky and now Texas, where she and Melissa are a mother / daughter team, helping others improve their health. Jennifer reduced her dependency on glasses 100% improving her vision from 20/200 to 20/40 and holds and unrestricted driver’s license.