London Jan 2019: "From Artist To Neuroscientist" Guest
Posted by Trishna Shah on Jan 5, 2020
January 2019 - London Update
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -- Jane Goodall
Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you at Awakin Circles this month and welcoming you to a very special guest speaker gathering next month in Pimlico! When Linda Scotson's son was born with cerebral palsy and hearing loss, she transformed her life as an artist and embarked on a new path as a neuroscientist to discover an incredible and simple, non-invasive technique that would change his life forever along with the lives of thousands of others suffering from a wide range of mental and physical health conditions over the past 25 years. Read below to learn more about Linda's journey and to RSVP for the gathering on Feb 13th!
Awakin Circles: Pimlico and Mill Hill
Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with a home-cooked vegetarian dinner together.
- Thursday, Jan 16th at 7:00pm (Pimlico, Central London)
- Wednesday, Jan 29th at 7:00pm (Mill Hill, North London)
** Harrow Awakin Cicles are paused for now, we will let you know when they resume. Shoreditch Awakins are on break in January.
"From Artist to Neuroscientist": Guest Speaker Awakin with Linda Scotson (Feb 13)
Three days after his birth, Linda Scotson's son Doran was given a terrible prognosis. His back arched, his hands were fisted, his eyes crossed, he couldn't hear. She was told that he had severe athetoid cerebral palsy and severe bilateral hearing loss. His doctors explained that he would never be able to sit, stand, walk independently or feed himself and was unlikely to have any form of speech. She cradled her son in her arms, knowing in this case that love alone would not be enough. Today, 41-year-old Doran (note: age has been updated) has an athletic body, runs half marathons, travels independently and is a talented artist, who continues to gain ability and skills. Doran has achieved more than any physiotherapist or medical professional ever believed. This incredible transformation has come about as a gradual and continuously rewarding process, led entirely by his incredible and committed mother, Linda.
What started as a journey to help her disabled son achieve his potential, has become a life-changing gift to thousands of people over nearly 25 years to improve their physical and mental well-being in scientifically-proven ways. Through years of academic research, Linda developed the TST technique to directly strengthen the diaphragm using non-invasive, non-drug-based methods. Applying light pressure on targeted parts of this incredibly important postural muscle help it to function more effectively. In turn, this increases oxygen throughout the body, which stimulates a life-long, self-healing process. People of all ages, who have practiced this TST technique, have experienced consistent improvements across a broad range of health conditions including anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, poor posture, hypertension, joint pain, respiratory illnesses, depression, grief, heart conditions, digestion problems, asthma, vision issues, circulation problems, stamina and more. It also has especially transformed the lives of thousands of children who suffer from all types of neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, autism/asd/add, epilepsy and other brain injuries.
Join us on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30pm to learn more about Linda's inspiring personal journey from artist to scientist, how she discovered the TST technique and what it does to support our health holistically. At 74 years of age, Linda's energy and presence is incredibly inspiring and she continues to dedicate her life, working 7 days a week, to supporting others in improving their health. Visit this event page for more info and to RSVP.
We look forward to all that 2020 holds for our community!
With love and gratitude,
Trishna, Ani, Mita, Vicky, Shamash, Ewa and Prashant
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