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Event Spotlights for March

Mar 01, 2019 11:49AM

Breakthrough Weekend to Design a Deserved Life

Alice Mar Rocher

Mea Crescendo presents The Freedom Series: A Breakthrough Weekend with MER Therapy, March 22 to 24 at Casa de Luz Village in Austin. Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioners Alice Mar Rocher and Christie Hollis will lead the workshop which will utilize Mental and Emotional Release (MER) therapy to break through mental and emotional blocks.

Participants in the workshop can expect to utilize MER to transform thinking, forgive and release grudges, pinpoint patterns holding them back, connect to their deepest values and align them to goals, and to choose responses when emotions surface.

“As new awakenings are happening all around us, gaining awareness of and releasing beliefs and emotional baggage that is not serving us and moving forward gives us freedom to thrive in life,” says Rocher. “This process will propel those who want to experience real transformation.”

MER is done quickly inside the mind of the client, without the need to recount past experiences or dig up emotional pain. Clients gain an understanding of the seemingly unpredictable strong bursts of emotion they may experience. They also see how decisions and beliefs made during life events are creating certain outcomes in their life, and the mental, emotional and behavioral patterns they are running.

Rocher and Hollis are both certified trainers of NLP through the Association of Integrative Psychology.

$275 early bird price extended to Natural Awakenings readers. Location: 1701 Toomey Rd., in Austin. For more information or to register, visit

Vestido Rojo Celebrates Energy, Passion of Hispanic Women

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, will present the 2019 Austin Vestido Rojo, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, at the DoubleTree Austin.

The event features free health screenings (limited availability), educational breakout sessions, valued exhibitors featuring local health initiatives and a luncheon packed with entertainment and heart health information.

Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented, and yet cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. While one in three women lives with some form of cardiovascular disease which kills one woman about every 80 seconds, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than other women. Despite the heightened risk, many Hispanics are still unaware of the threat to themselves and their families.

To treat, beat and prevent cardiovascular diseases, it is imperative Hispanic women understand family health history, know their numbers and make lifestyle changes like moving more, eating smart and managing their blood pressure. Risk factors within Hispanic women’s control include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, poor diet, obesity/overweight and diabetes.

The Austin Vestido Rojo encourages Hispanic women to take charge of their heart health by becoming an Ambassador that is committed to wiping out heart disease for their family, friends and community.

Free, register by March 15. Location: 6505 N IH35. To register and for more information, please email Jamie Barrett or Desirae Fletcher at [email protected] or visit

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