Alison Bonds Shapiro
In 2002, at the age of 55, Alison Bonds Shapiro suffered 2 devastating and nearly fatal brain stem strokes, 24 hours apart. In the course of her remarkable recovery, Alison discovered what she did could and would have a profound impact on the course of that recovery. She came to understand this simple truth: It’s not what happens to us that makes the difference. It’s how we deal with what happens to us that will determine the rest of our lives.
Rita is a licensed acupuncturist and a Certified Acutonics Practitioner. Acutonics is a form of treatment based on the principles of acupuncture that includes the use of sound rather than needles to stimulate acupuncture points. It is non-invasive, not painful and superbly effective.
When Kate was in her teens she was in car accident that left her with extensive fractures of the left side of her body, pelvis and spine. It was a devastating injury for a teen, but Kate was strong, determined and had already begun to explore mindfulness before the accident. Pinned into traction in a bed and immobile for three months as she healed and rehabilitated, Kate brought her strength, determination and ability to pay mindful attention to learning and working with her own mobility, immobility and safety.