ATOP Meaningfulworld participates in the
NYSPA Mind & Body Health FairDanielle Marie Caminneci
On September 25th, 2011 the Association of Trauma Outreach and Prevention (ATOP) of Meaningfulworld participated in the New York State Psychology Association’s (NYSPA) first Mind & Body Health Fair, held at the Brooklyn Public Library. It was the first fair of its kind, established to promote psychology and the benefits of mind and body health to the public. In front of the library doors were informational tables ran by excited representatives of various organizations eager to share the opportunities they had to offer on proactively increasing well being. It was nearly impossible for a library visitor to not stop and join the movement. With rhythmic background music, a stream of “20- minute” live speakers; educating listeners on the importance of mental and physical nutrition, and a “children’s corner” with face painting and meaningful drawing activities- it was an entertaining and helpful experience for everyone. There was also free HIV testing on the third floor inside the library.
Danielle Caminneci, intern for ATOP and Jennifer De Mucci, Vice President of ATOP offered informational pamphlets on the organization, event flyers and calendars, as well as trauma and forgiveness questionnaires for people to take in order to identify their levels of trauma, and levels of forgiveness. Our unique and world-renowned integrative and holistic healing model, the 7-step Biopsychosocial and Eco-Spiritual model, used in all our mental health outreaches around the globe with wonderful success was distributed to all visitors. We also shared several books focused on healing mass generational trauma and implementing skills of forgiveness written by Dr. Ani Kalayjian, Founder and President of ATOP. Also, CD’s in 4 languages on Ancestral Healing and Transforming Generational Trauma “From War To Peace” were available to order.
We were honored to be able to provide people with bits of information and to be able to represent the organization in such a unique environment; sharing smiles, useful tips on healthy and mindful living and engaging in meaningful conversation. We were able to connect with many individuals representing like-minded organizations and therefore strengthened and empowered the health conscious community in New York City. We hope this Mind-Body fair will continue to grow into a larger, more celebrated event integrating the Spirit in the coming years.