Embracing Our True Beauty at the 9th Moebius Syndrome Conference
July 30 – August 1, 2010
I was very happy to be invited back to the 9th Moebius Syndrome Conference in Broomfield, Colorado as a guest speaker and workshop facilitator. Moebius is a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth that affects the 6th and 7th cranial facial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their faces (they can’t smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes) and unable to move their eyes laterally.
“There may be skeletal involvement causing hand/feet anomalies and/or club feet. Respiratory problems, speech and swallowing disorders, visual impairments, sensory integration dysfunction, sleep disorders, and weak upper body strength may also be present. Approximately 30% of children with Moebius syndrome are on the autism spectrum.” For more information go to www.moebiussyndrome.com .
My power point presentation, “Embracing Our True Beauty” offered tools and practices to cultivate the capacity to experience more of our true beauty as well as the beauty around us in the world. Afterwards, my colleague and friend, Sarah Hyde, offered Outer Beauty Enhancement sessions with the generous help of Laura Mercier cosmetics. It was a truly transformational weekend!