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Monday, October 07, 2019
Chicago IANDS: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2-5 pm (Illinois)
In 2010, Barbara Ireland nearly died of heat stroke and hyponatremia (dangerously low levels of sodium in the blood) at a “self-improvement” camp in a remote area of Vancouver B.C.
She received three transformational truths during an astounding life review, which felt like four hours: 1. How unconscious negative thoughts (“mind loops”) had been the cause of tremendous suffering throughout her life, 2. Profound lessons about relationships, and 3. Profound lessons about her life priorities.
The experience was so impactful, she changed careers from a professional singer, to speaking, writing, and training others on how to stop “mind loops.”
Barbara is author of the Amazon bestseller, How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness, and contributing author to The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World by Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh.
She is founder of The De-Looping Method (which is based on information from her NDE), which uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts. Barbara trains both individuals and corporations to stop worry, low self esteem, and other negative thinking patterns.
Barbara will be doing a 2 hour workshop on Sunday, October 13, 1-3 p.m. at the Church of the Spirit, 2650 N. Central Park in Chicago. She will also be giving the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. service that day.
How To Tame “Mind Loops” of Worry and Anxiety With Neuroscience
Do you repeatedly worry about potential problems? Feel anxious about health issues, finances, or relationships? Do you replay worst-case-scenarios and dramas in your head that leave you feeling stressed and exhausted? Too often our imagination runs away with us – and we develop a HABIT of anxious worry. Once we begin to “loop” over and over with worry about what COULD happen, we turn on the stress response and block the very parts of the brain we need for focus and creative solutions. Our ability to listen and communicate effectively both at home and work is undermined by anxiety, irritability, and increased reactivity. Based on knowledge Barbara received during her near-death experience plus current neuroscience, you will learn practical tools to train your mind to be your greatest ally, instead of your saboteur.
Before her NDE, Barbara had a successful career as a musician and jazz singer. She has two CDs available and received her BFA degree from New York University in Filmmaking. She is now from Seattle and loves to hike.
1. We need someone who has a car and storage space for coffee equipment and who can help with our coffee service. Please call Marcia if you can do this: 847.778.4688.
2.Usually, when we have a guest speaker, we go to dinner after the meeting at Ruby's of Siam Restaurant, 9420 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Anyone is welcome to join us. Everyone pays for their own food.
3.When you attend a Chicago IANDS meeting, check in and receive a name badge, which shows that you have checked in. If you have previously filled out a contact sheet, you may then check your name off at the tables behind the check in desk.
If you have never attended a Chicago IANDS meeting, or for some reason have not filled out a “Contact Sheet”, please fill one out. None of your personal information is ever shared, but the data is of utmost importance to the many researchers who are working in this area.
4.We can only continue to exist with the help of volunteers. Please fill out a Volunteer Form at the Check-In Desk if you can join us. Secretarial help still needed.
6.Please take a few yellow flyers and post them at your grocery store, community center, library, or store windows where people can see them. People DO read these….and it is helpful to get the word out about Chicago IANDS and our wonderful speakers. Thank you!
7. We have a great selection of books and DVDs at the meeting, and you can visit our online gift store with almost 100 Chicago IANDS gift items......T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, keychains, posters, sweatshirts, etc. Take a look! https://www.zazzle.com/chicagoiands
8.Are you looking for a new location? Duplex to rent: 1359 Greenwood Rd, Deerfield. 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths. Great schools. Sunny, with yard, swingset, garage. $1775./mo. Call Claire: 847.826.9149. Family neighborhood.
Our flute meditations at the beginning of each meeting are short, but important spiritual energy times for us.....Please observe silence and wait to enter the auditorium until after the meditation is over.....thank you.
And please, turn off all cell phones during the meeting.
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The Church of the Spirit
2651 N. Central Park, (Logan Square area):
Sunday Church service starts at 10:30 am ....all are welcome. Free Intuitive messages are given to all people in attendance every Sunday.
The next All Message Service will be held Wednesday, November 6, at 7 pm. (They are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month.)
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (ChicagoIANDS) support and study group meets the second Saturday of each month, 2-5 p.m. Near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, losses, research. All are welcome.
Donation - $20. No one is turned away.
Location: Frank Auditorium in NorthShore Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave. (& Central), Evanston. Free covered parking.
From the Kennedy Expressway: Take Eden’s Expressway to Old Orchard Rd. Go east to Gross Point Rd. Turn Left. Go one block to Central Street. Turn right and stay on Central about a mile, crossing over Green Bay Rd, until you get to Evanston Hospital, which will be on your left. Turn left on Girard, immediately after you go under the “L” overpass. Then turn right into the parking garage (free).
From Sheridan Rd.: Follow Sheridan north along the Lake until you reach Central St. Turn left (W). Ridge Ave will be the first stoplight. Continue one block further to the “L” overpass. Turn right immediately before going under the overpass, on Girard, then turn right into the parking garage (free).
On the “L”: Take the purple line into Evanston. (Central St.) Hospital is across the street.
On the Metra: Get off at Central St in Evanston. Hospital is 1 mile east. Walk, bus, taxi or Uber.
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."