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BREAKTHRU! United States Federal Bureau of Prison's refers Penal Professionals to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day as THE SOURCE on Tai Chi/Qigong for prison rehab. programs
* Tai Chi & Qigong teachers, be sure to list your WTCQD Event
in our global Tai Chi & Qigong Directories at www.worldtaichiday.org,
so local penal rehab. professionals and others in your local community
can find you...WorldTaiChiDay.org had connected over ONE MILLIONof our visitors to local teachers.
If you are a student, for goodness sake,
encourage your teacher to do this, it is free public exposure!
NOTE: if you start a prison program it must have
ZERO MARTIAL APPLICATIONS. Penal institutions
want calmer inmates, not more lethal ones.
If you are unaware that we, YOU and WorldTaiChiDay.org, ... as a World Tai Chi & Qigong community working together ... are not CHANGING THE WORLD in HUGE WAYS ... then you have not taken the time to read our newsletters.
Don't make that mistake again! SAVE THIS NEWSLETTER, and when you have time, read it through, and you will know just how profoundly we can affect the world when we work together as a global Tai Chi & Qigong family. IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!
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WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2015
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
100s of cities, in over 80 nations!
ONLY 29 DAYS UNTIL WTCQD 2015
Tai Chi, practiced correctly and regularly,
will gain one the pliability of a child,
the health of a lumberjack, and
the peace of mind of a sage.
-- Cheng Man-Chi'ng
"Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world."
-- Laozi, Tao Te Ching
JUST IN from National Qigong Association!
The last Saturday of April has become the day that the world
celebrates unity through breath and movement by practicing
Tai Chi and Qigong at 10:00AM. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
founder Bill Douglas has been a great supporter of the NQA for
years, and the NQA actively supports Bill in his vision for a
world in harmony and peace. Together we look toward
... A world of peace, health, and enlightenment.
One World... One Breath
-- Gary Paruszkiewicz
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
TOP STORY -- U.S. Department of Corrections recognizes WTCQD's work!
Working together ... with you ... as a global Tai Chi & Qigong family, we are creating ripples in the ocean of humanity that are echoing out to have huge positive impacts at all levels of society.
"Alone, we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller
One World ... One Breath -- each year all across the
planet, the global Tai Chi and Qigong family come
together to create a worldwide wave of Qi, and
health education to our planet, touching millions
via media reports on our collective effort.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
-- Lao Tzu
On our end, here at WorldTaiChiDay.org, organizing the annual event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is only one of the myriad things we do to aid enthusiasts, teachers & organizations in promoting Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide--at all levels of society--to save society hundreds of billions of dollars in health cost saving, court, police, and penal rehab. costs, etc.
WorldTaiChiDay.org's Tai Chi & QG for Penal and Drug Rehabilitation
becoming a Source Link for the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons for
penal rehabilitation institutions and professionals is a BIG DEAL ...
and when rehab. professionals click there they are directed, not to WTCQD Founders, Bill & Angela Wong Douglas ... BUT TO TEACHERS of all styles IN those penal facility's LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Also, Tai Chi & Qigong Teachers are given tips and ideas for working with courts and prisons.
We have contributed to the expanse of prison Tai Chi and Qigong programs from Texas to Australia, as well as helping teachers expand into public education programs, in healthcare, and to collaborate with government agencies to expand public access to local teachers' Tai Chi and/or Qigong classes. See below UK and Australian reports:
"Dear Sifu Douglas [and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day],
[With your help] I have been continuing our effort of sharing the benefits and wonders of ... Tai Chi & Qigong ... I've sent out a letter to the Oregon Department of Corrections and hope to get out more ... I'm hoping to have other [prison facilities] to embrace these practices."
Allred Unit, Texas Penitentiary System
"Legal Services for Prisoners with Children recommended I contact you at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for more information on Tai Chi [for penal rehab.].
-- Inmate at
California State Prison at Corcoran
"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health
service staff (NHS)http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/tai-chi-chi-kung-for-rehabilitation where
I add information including [medical research info]
you send through your WorldTaiChiDay.org Newsletters."
-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan,
United Kingdom, www.kaiming.co.uk
"Using WorldTaiChiDay.org's Medical Research Library, I created a grant proposal that now enables seniors in our region of Australia to get FREE Tai Chi classes, made available to ALL seniors in our area."
-- Rod Ferguson
Australian Academy of Tai Chi & Qigong
WHY DO WE GIVE THIS ALL AWAY!? Because we believe in YOU! We believe that each of you who has experienced the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong is an asset to your community, by your sharing that knowledge with others. Together, we have the potential of saving society hundreds of billions of dollars for years and years through health cost savings, police, courts, prisons, senior care, mental health care, etc. etc.
HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? A good Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation teacher will save society millions of dollars in health costs, via avoided surgeries and therapies and lifetimes of medication. The reason we know this, is because we had the good fortune of teaching Tai Chi Meditation classes for the University of Kansas Hospital Turning Point program for Hope & Healing--where results are methodically measured.
Because our students are dealing with serious health challenges, they are constantly seeing physicians and getting monitored, blood pressure, chronic pain levels, BNP levels for heart disease, blood sugar levels for diabetes, etc. AND WE HAVE SEEN AMAZING RESULTS. Now, we don't think we're special. We think that all teachers who teach over a period of decades saves society millions of dollars ... its just that most of them don't know their own value, because they weren't in this clinical situation we are in, where we do know the dollar figures of savings--and they are enormous.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg of the ways we work tirelessly to promote Tai Chi and Qigong groups, associations and teachers worldwide.
We help teachers understand how to expand their teaching into the community, and we work to bring the world to local teacher's via our free Events/Schools Directory
. Did you know that Judges are beginning to sentence rage defendents to mind-body meditation like Tai Chi to change their behavior, rather than just jailing them over and over and over again? Learn about this and much more at our Tai Chi & Qigong for Penal and Drug Rehabilitation
page that the U.S. Prison's Bureau features, and provides links to.
Tai Chi Health and Meditation Helps Prisoners at
New Mexico State Penitentiary - BRILLIANT VIDEO
Tai Chi & Qigong are being taught to school children worldwide - Tai Chi Treats ADHD and more
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder pioneered Tai Chi Meditation
in schools at all levels K thru university, and now gives away
tips and information to empower Tai Chi & Qigong teachers
worldwide to do the same.
We participated in a program with the National Council on Aging
, several universities, and the United States YMCA to educate them on Tai Chi and Qigong and to create opportunities for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers all across the nation--at this historic event organized by NQA Founder, Roger Janhke. If you teach or study Tai Chi or Qigong at a local YMCA today, there is a strong likelihood that it was due to our early efforts at this historic conference of Tai Chi and Qigong pioneers and visionary organizations
like the National Council on Aging and the American YMCA. I know, it seems like all this just happened by itself ... but some of us put our entire lives into making all this happen ... and together we can do so much more ... this is only the beginning!
WHY WE HAD TO SHARE ALL OUR YEARS OF WORK FOR FREE WITH TAI CHI AND QIGONG TEACHERS & ENTHUSIASTS WORLDWIDE ... VIA THESE NEWSLETTERS AND THE ANNUAL WTCQD ORGANIZING ...
One World ... One Breath,
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas,Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
p.s. If you would like to support our work, you can,
via our beautiful and meaningful OfficialWTCQD T-Shirts
w/ "One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on the back.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT ... for you to get them by
WTCQD 2015. If you want to support our work order now.
Mumbai, India WTCQD organizer, Carlton Hill,
JUST IN from JAPAN! Takako Yamaguchi, a new WTCQD organizer in Japan, reports that Japan is planning a major mass World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event for the FIRST TIME this year. See article in newsletter, "WTCQD in Japan!"
Together, as a global Tai Chi and Qigong family, we are having amazing impacts in the world, as evidenced by the National Institute of Corrections
website's citation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's work
to integrate these arts into penal rehabilitation. We are listed as a source on penal rehabilitation for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons website--a result of years of work pioneering Tai Chi Meditation in penal rehabilitation from Kansas City's Jackson County Correctional System to California's Folsom Maximum Security Prison (where Judith Trethway and James Hecker created an amazing example to the world in their Folsom Tai Chi Chih program.)
ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS
NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal
Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed
by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also
appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the
enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy
direction to the Institute.
This U.S. Bureau of Prison's link to WorldTaiChiDay.org brings penal rehabilitation professionals to WorldTaiChiDay.org. On each page of our website, the "Schools Directory" is at the top of every page, directing our readers to local schools and groups worldwide. Why do we do all of this? Because Tai Chi and Qigong are changing the world.
Tai Chi and Qigong are profound additions to corporate wellness
, senior care
, modern healthcare
, and can save society hundreds of billions of dollars in future spending. That is not hyperbole, that is a fact. When the healing impacts we get mentally, emotionally, and physically from the Traditional Chinese Medicine practices of Tai Chi and Qigong are all considered ... you find that vast savings in future health costs, prison costs, etc. could be saved by vastly expanding Tai Chi and Qigong into society at all levels.
When you think about it, it is crazy that every school in the world doesn't offer instruction in these tools, not just to students, but to teachers. The medical research on these tools is profound and mounting.
Tai Chi is about flexibility, and loosening enough to allow the Qi to flow through our relaxed forms. Tai Chi & Qigong's permeation into society will happen faster and faster as Tai Chi and Qigong teachers become flexible and innovative in creating programs focusing on health and healing and the calming meditative aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong--taught in science-based, fun, and approachable ways.
Public schools, prisons, etc. will NOT want to teach students how to become more dangerous and lethal, and corporate wellness departments in corporations are looking for effective meditation classes to reduce stress, improve health and mental acuity and creativity. Tai Chi and Qigong can be taught as highly effective mindfulness meditations, and can have profoundly positive effects. If Tai Chi can adapt to the times and offer more inclusive and welcoming classes accessible to all, including those dealing with physical challenges, it will speed up its integration into society at all levels.
Stress is what is killing most people ... and most people are learning about Tai Chi and Qigong from Dr. Oz and health journals as mounting medical research continues to come out on the benefits of these mind-body internal arts. Tai Chi and Qigong can be powerful meditative health practices ... a prescription for the future for this over-stressed constantly changing world.
If you have experienced Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits, then you know that the work we do together to organize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day each year--to spread awareness of these arts to millions worldwide--is a great gift we, together, offer the world ...
Thank you for being a healing part of history!
TIME TO DO MEDIA OUTREACH ... WTCQD IS ONLY ONE MONTH AWAY!
UPDATE: We have updated the WTCQD Press Releases
to the 2015 event dates. We have FREE Press Releases
you can download and use in 19 LANGUAGES
, to HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR LOCAL WTCQD ... AND LOCAL CLASSES, at:
We have also done the painstaking work of collecting media contacts' links for International, National, Regional and Local media to make it easy for you to do media work to promote your local events and classes:
Also, we do media releases each year to promote events worldwide. You can support our ability to do more effective press releases by getting an Official T-Shirt.
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
We NEED your help.
We want to do a major 2015 media campaign to help spread the word about your local events via media, and thereby educate the world about Tai Chi & Qigong.
EURO NEWS: World Tai Chi Day celebrations in Latin America and World
Our work at WorldTaiChiDay.org, training Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts worldwide in media outreach, and we put local WTCQD organizers across Latin America in contact with media, and connected media to local organizers. Due to our efforts these clips were used by Associated Press Television, BBC World Television
, and Euro News. We've done the same to help gain national and regional TV coverage in the United States (CNN, FOX), Texas
, Los Angeles
, New York
, the nations of Canada
, Mexico, and many others.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Of course, organizing and/or participating in WTCQD events each year is what makes this global wave so beautiful and meaningful. But, there is another important way you can help this effort.
Our beautiful and meaningful
When you purchase, or tell others about, our
Official WTCQD T-Shirts, you contribute to our work.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT to get them IN TIME FOR WTCQD 2015, and
we are pressed to get the media campaign launched as well.
It's not as painful as you think. Actually the t-shirts are beautiful,
meaningful, and your group would love them IF YOU ASK THEM.
We get emails like the one below each year. If you ask your group
you'll find that your group will likely be excited about
wearing a beautiful and meaningful T-Shirt,
and to contribute to our work of spreading
Tai Chi & Qigong awareness worldwide
for public health, calm, and clarity.
Thank you for supporting our work.
Again, thanks so much for all your hard work!
The students in our classes loved their WTCQD t-shirts and didn't realize how
beautiful they were until they received
them. So, I had another 14 students
who requested them and just sent
in the order.
Also, I love the recent newsletter. Your picture
with your fine feathered friends is so awesome!
Take care and thanks so much again.
Penn Valley, CA
JOIN IN ON THE OFFICIAL WTCQD T-SHIRT PHOTO CONTEST!
HAVE FUN ... WHILE SUPPORTING OUR WORK!
You only need one Official T-Shirt to enter the Photo Contest. Our 3 Grand Prize Packages are now up to hundreds of dollars in value of Tai Chi and Qigong instructional related products ... we are now adding prizes to a 2nd tier of Runner Up Prizes!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL
T-SHIRT PHOTO CONTEST:
Again, you only need one official t-shirt to enter.
SEND ONLY TWO PHOTOS, to firstname.lastname@example.org after your WTCQD 2015 event, with "Official WTCQD T-Shirt Photo Contest" in the Subj. line.
1 Photo must be 2015 event: Close up of upper-body and face, with "2015" WTCQD Official T-Shirt on
2nd Photo: Group shot of the same city's WTCQD event. This 2nd photo can be one of this year'sWTCQD event, or of a past year's event you held in your area.
SEE 6 GROWING PRIZE PACKAGES BELOW!
Have fun with your Event Photo Art Projects :-)
Yours in Qi,
Bill & Angela WongDouglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day