This year’s annual IMMA (International META-Medicine Association) conference took place from 8th till 12th of March in an amazing setting – beautiful resort Domina Coral Bay in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. I must admit that I did not expect such a great time. Everything – accommodation, food, weather, the conference itself and people from all over the world – it was all fantastic! There were about 80 META-Health Professionals from 20 countries across 5 continents. Participants came from as far as Hong Kong and New Zealand.
The atmosphere had such a family type feeling. A lot of laughter and jokes, chatting and sharing information during lunches and evenings, many insights, self-discoveries and aha moments during the relax time at the beach and at the bar. It was great to be able to hang out with skilled and experienced Trainers and Master Trainers and also to do some healing during swap sessions.
I loved that every day we had 3-4 hour break during a day to take the advantage of beautiful sunny weather, sandy beach and the sea. It was great to have time to swim and to relax. On one of the evenings we even went to the desert for a special dinner with shows like belly-dancing, dervish, fire jugglers, snakes. We had a chance to ride a camel and we did loads of dancing. The evening ended with star gazing and singing in the bus on the way back to the resort. That was so much fun!
The conference this year was focused on the new approach of META-Medicine. The name has been changed last year from META-Medicine to META-Health to signify the transition. So, what is the big change? The main goal in META-Medicine is to find the root cause of disease, whereas in META-Health the main goal is health, in other words the focus is not only on reducing symptoms, but to be healthy on all levels. To be META-Healthy means you are aware of your body’s intelligence, your stress triggers, emotions and beliefs affecting your organ symptoms and you take conscious actions for self-healing and personal growth. META-Health allows you to find the meaning of your symptoms and take you on a journey to become aware of yourself. It allows you to see what your body and mind needs to be healed. It’s about becoming conscious and evolve as a human being.
We were starting every day with yoga thanks to Johannes Fisslinger – IMMA’s President. I love how Johannes combines yoga with META-Health. This approach allowed me to experience yoga in a different, new, fascinating way. I’m not the morning bird kind of person, but this classes made me get up early
The lectures we had were very enriching, informative and practical. Joanne Ross and Robert Waghmare were talking about different kinds of beliefs and importance of shifting them to release symptoms. They spoke about how we identify ourselves with our core beliefs, that what we see is only our perception, not the reality itself and that each of us has a model of perceiving reality based on our upbringing and experiences. They talked about health issues as opportunities for personal development and growth.
Lars Mygind gave a great demo on stage to show how to use META-Analysis Process. For me personally this demo was a source of many insights and “aha” moments. Lars spoke also about META-Therapy, how to work with clients, what is essential during sessions, what to avoid and what is essential to use. Dr Anton Bader, an incredibly knowledgeable man, explained from META perspective some of the complex and difficult health issues.
Dr Khaled Aldamallawy, who organised this conference, gave a lecture about science behind META-Health – a great deal of information about researches and scientific studies done by Candace Pert, Dean Ornish, Margaret E Kemeny on stress, emotions, beliefs and how they impact our health. He also talked about work done by Bruce Lipton, John Cairns, HJ Nijhout who explore the activity of genes and their discoveries leading to revelation that genes are affected by our perceptions.
Gaetana Tonti gave a very interesting talk about metastasis which led to open discussion. I’ve learn important information from Rob van Overbruggen’s talk about constellations which lead to psychological issues. He delivered this lecture in a very clear and practical way with lots of space for examining your own knowledge and understanding.
Jasmina Kovacev gave a very informative lecture about working with cancer and other terminal illnesses. Her expertise is based on many years of practice in this field. I like how she described health – that it is not only the absence of symptoms or disease. True health consists of many elements like optimum eating, healthy environment, healthy relationships, emotional balance, being mentally active, being fit and exercise, practicing spiritual life. Jasmina highlighted many important components of working with serious issues and pinpointed areas that needs to be taken care of in order to boost the self-healing abilities of the body-mind. She said that cancer is a wake up call and cited shamanic saying: “Disease will leave its host when it can not recognize it any more”.
Dr Kwesi Anan Odum spoke about Traditional Chinese Medicine and its 5 elements combined with META-Health explaining even deeper level of interconnectedness. As META-Health is the health on all levels, there was also a presentation by Lene Hansson, an author of many books about food, about the importance of nutrition in order to support our body’s vitality and health.
The last day of the conference was all about practice. There were exercises in small groups, each supported by one of the Master Trainers. It was time for brain storming, presenting elevator pitch and mini-talk. Very valuable and very insightful! The conference was finished with very joyful ceremony – participants were awarded with new certificates and four new Master Trainers were recognized by IMMA.
It is hard to describe in words how beneficial events like this one are. The opportunity to talk to other like-minded people, exchange information, swap sessions – all of it has enormous value. To spend time with those people was for me a great privilege and pleasure.
After the conference Johannes Fisslinger wrote: “To see health professionals from all fields of practice like doctors, professors, dentists, psychologists, neurologists, physical therapists, energy psychology therapists in one room all accepting and honouring each other is a sight I would like to see more often. One of the powerful benefits of META-Health and META-Medicine is the shared common language and platform of how body-mind-social work. Individually we might focus on different aspects of our being, use very different methods and techniques but deep down we have the same understanding and knowing about our body’s healing intelligence.”
I’d like to take this opportunity and thank all of those who organized this conference, specially dr Khaled Aldamallawy and his team. You made me feel so welcomed and I loved to be in your country.
The next annual IMMA International Conference will be in UK in Solihull next year. The main 3-day conference is open to all and is followed by two days of Advanced Training for META-Health Professionals.
Main Conference: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th September 2014
META-Health Advanced Training: Monday 15th – Tuesday 16th September 2014
Venue: The St Johns Hotel, Solihull,West Midlands, B91 1AT
For more information please go to: IMMA International Conference – UK 2014
For a list of presenters and subjects covered and to access the Egypt Videos please visit: IMMA International Conference – Egypt 2013