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Survivor of Heinous Atrocities in Rwanda and Congo Shares His Story


United States (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

In the year 1994, the eastern African nation of Rwanda became the site of the genocide of the Tutsis, where atrocities against the Tutsi people by the Hutu-led government and aligned militias, happened every day. It saw hundreds of thousands of men, women and children killed. This barbaric event saw an outpouring of international condemnation, and the Tutsi rebellion eventually toppled the Hutu government, leading to the formation of modern day Tutsi-led Rwanda. For author Emmanuel Ngiruwonsanga, however, the nightmare had just begun. In his new book, On the Eagles Wing, he graphically chronicles his experience in the new cycle of violence that followed, how he lived in a literal hell on Earth, and how he finally escaped, leaving Rwanda for Canada.

This autobiographical novel completes three other books in which the same author talked about the survivors of the genocide in Rwanda and the subsequent massacres of the Hutus in Congo. Advised by his psychologists, the author finally opens his Pandoras Box to release the memories that have paralyzed his life. He not only recounts his horrific and harrowing experiences during the genocide of the Tutsis, but also the difficult period after it, as well as his life prior to that genocide. This autobiographical novel is an open, moving account of the entire life of the author, truly a way of the cross, an account of his personal Calvary. He gives his testimony on his many narrow and miraculous escapes from death, not only in his own country and at the hands of his own compatriots, but also outside of Rwanda, in the Congo (the former Zaire) where he spent three years under unbearable living conditions. The author miraculously left his beloved country in Central Africa for Canada in North America. In his own words he describes the life he had passed through in Rwanda as hell on earth while his life in his new country, Canada, is like paradise on earth.

On the Eagles Wing is a moving account, a true survivors story that revisits one of the most shocking atrocities of the latter part of the 20th century, displaying mans inhumanity towards his fellowmen, the impunity of the perpetrators, and how amidst it all, one can still prevail and escape to a place of peace to seek a new life free of the horrors of war.

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About the Author

Emmanuel Ngiruwonsanga is a Rwandan-Canadian writer of three books on the Rwandan genocide and its aftermaths. This is his first autobiographical novel and he is currently writing another novel and a play. He is one of the survivors of the Rwandan genocide in Rwanda and the massacres in Congo (formerly Zaire) ) by the Tutsis of the RPA from Rwanda.

ON THE EAGLE’S WING * by Emmanuel Ngiruwonsanga

Publication Date: December 10, 2013

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Sofia University President Neal King Resigns


Palo, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

The Sofia University Board of Trustees announced today that President Neal King will resign his position effective December 31, 2013. An Interim President has not yet been announced.

The sudden resignation came as a surprise because Dr. King, who held the office for two and a half years, recently signed a contract extending his term for five years.

Many faculty members seem unbothered by Dr. Kings departure. Going forward Sofia needs true leadership and stability. We will do everything we can to restructure the leadership to ensure the continued success of Sofia University for years to come, said University Founder, Professor Robert Frager.

Considered the worlds first graduate school of transpersonal psychology, Sofia has offered transformative education for over 35 years. Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information please visit http://www.sofia.edu.







Johns Hopkins Marketing Experts Available to Comment for Holiday Stories

(PRWEB) December 16, 2013

For journalists covering marketing trends during the holiday season, the following experts on the full-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are available to comment:

Dipankar Chakravarti, PhD, has expertise in consumer behavior, with a specific interest in consumer psychology in developing economies. Chakravarti is a lifetime fellow and former president of the Society for Consumer Psychology.

Christopher Harris, MBA, is an expert on the best practices of digital marketing, including social media marketing, mobile marketing, and customer relationship management. Harris has two decades of integrated digital marketing experience in web, television, mobile, social, display advertising, and print marketing channels.

To arrange an interview, please contact Patrick Ercolano of the Carey Business School communications office at 410-234-9296.







Dr. Darren Starwynn to Teach Two Courses at the University of East-West Medicine


Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

Representatives with the University of East-West Medicine announced today that it has invited Dr. Darren Starwynn to teach two courses at the University of East-West Medicine in January.

Darren Starwynn, president and founder of East-West Seminars, said he will present two, two-day, hands-on seminars at the university.

One of the seminars will be on advanced pain relief and rehabilitation methods on Jan 11 – 12, and the second seminar will cover new methods to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD using vibrational medicine on Jan 25 26, 2014, Starwynn said.

The purpose of East-West Seminars, according to Starwynn, is to serve acupuncturists, holistic health professionals and estheticians by helping them to produce superior clinical results by learning to heal with frequencies of microcurrent and light. Demonstrating rapid relief of chronic pain, depression and anxiety using these techniques can lead to expanded income.

“These two events at University of East-West Medicine will offer more class hours in Pain Relief and Psychologic Treatments than most East-West Seminars events, Starwynn pointed out, before adding, This will allow for greater clinical depth and practice time than is usually offered.”

Connie Martin-Easterling of Royal Oaks, Calif. gave Starwynns teaching ability two thumbs up based in previous experience attending one of his seminars.

It was the best seminar I have attended, he recalled. Dr. Starwynn put a lot of information and various techniques all together that I have been interested in, into an easy, understandable method that works great. Remarkable seminar.

East-West Seminars, according to Starwynn, is also dedicated to demonstrating and teaching the integration of technology, spirituality and the Power of Intention, and the profound clinical results that this fusion can provide.

East-West Seminars teaches both medical and esthetic (facial & body rejuvenation) courses within most events, thereby offering a well-rounded education in highly effective, profitable services that are in demand, Starwynn said.

For more information, please visit: http://east-westseminars.com/blog/.

About East West Seminars

East-West Seminars is home to the most state-of-the-art microcurrent technology (http://east-westseminars.com/microcurrent-info/) for pain relief, facial rejuvenation and energy medicine.

The experts at East-West Seminars have devised electrotherapy and light therapy systems to produce high-level, reliable results.

Microlight Therapy has significantly increased people’s health and helped them to feel good about themselves by changing the way they look and feel.

Source: East-West Seminars







Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Obstetrics/Gynecology Volume 60, Issue 16: Perioperative Guidelines

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of Obstetrics/Gynecology Volume 60, Issue 16: Perioperative Guidelines.

The goals of this program are to prevent and to improve diagnosis and treatment of perioperative conditions, and to improve management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Complete a thorough assessment before performing gynecologic surgery on a patient who has 1 comorbidities.

2. Tailor regimens for antibiotic and thromboembolic prophylaxis to patients undergoing gynecologic procedures.

3. Prevent, recognize, and treat intraoperative injuries during gynecologic surgery.

4. Weigh the benefits and risks of urodynamic (UD) testing in patients with SUI.

5. Interpret findings of major urologic trials assessing the utility of UD testing in patients treated for SUI.

The original programs were presented by Sarah Kane, MD, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Marjorie Jean-Michel, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.







Cycles of Change Announces New Music Program Director

Lancaster, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

Cycles of Change Recovery Services is pleased to introduce its newest staff member. Robert, ‘Bobby O’ Ormsby has recently joined the addiction treatment center as the new Music Program Director. Bobby O will be in charge of coordinating music education as part of the center’s addiction treatment program.

Formerly a Substance Abuse Counselor and a Registered Addiction Specialist for L.A. County’s Dept. of Public Health and other treatment centers, Bobby O has worked in the addiction field for over two decades. He has also been a professional musician and music teacher for over forty years. His music career began when he studied at the California Institute for the Arts, School of Music. Bobby O has worked closely with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ MusiCares/Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), receiving and referring clients for recovery services.

At Cycles of Change, Bobby O will direct the Music Therapy Program, and will facilitate the Beginners Music Appreciation Workshop; Vocal, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion workshops; Music Theory and Songwriting/Composition; Poetic Lyric Writing; and a Garage Band Improvisation Workshop. All of Bobby O’s programs will be part of Cycles of Change’s mission to provide an environment that teaches balance of mind, body, and spirit. Through the healing power of music and by nurturing each individual’s inherent spiritual creativity, Bobby O will help clients recover. His programs will focus on having creative fun while remaining alcohol and drug free.

Joseph Hunter, Cycles of Change’s founder and CEO, is happy to welcome Bobby O. “We are excited to have Bobby O as a part of our team. Through his dedication, creativity, and fun-loving attitude, he will be a valuable resource for our center.”

Bobby O is thrilled to be a part of the Cycles of Change family. “I am looking forward to working with clients with the music therapy programs. I believe music has the power to heal, and can help individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse overcome their addiction.”

Cycles of change is a premier California rehab drug and alcohol treatment center, located in north L.A. County. Staff at Cycles of Change bring different approaches to treatment, allowing the facility to effectively meet a variety of client needs. Cycles of Changes uses a holistic approach to healing, and uses methods like the Music Therapy program to help clients achieve sustained recovery.

To learn more about Cycles of Change and its Music Therapy Program, visit http://cyclesofchangerecovery.com/.







New Book Released from Dr. Kathy Marshack; “Out of Mind-Out of Sight: Parenting with a Partner with Asperger Syndrome (ASD)”

Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

The numbers paint a startling picture the CDC now estimates that one in every 88 U.S. children has autism. But what if the person in the family with autism, isnt the child but the parent? What if a parent, in discovering their child is autistic, suddenly realizes that their spouse has been on the autism spectrum all along?

Dr. Marshacks book takes an honest look at the unique issues that come up when youre co-parenting with a partner with Autism Spectrum Disorder commonly referred to as Aspergers Syndrome. Its a tough assignment because for the ASD parent so many of the interactions within the family circle, that require empathy to see, are literally out of mind out of sight. Dr. Marshack doesnt pull back from revealing the harsh realities that a Neuro-Typical (NT) faces in parenting with someone who doesnt fully understand them or their children. However, she also provides hope and practical solutions on how to co-parent more successfully. This is essential reading for the Neuro-Typical parent to learn more about Asperger Syndrome and find a way to co-parent, co-exist and even thrive within the Asperger/NT family unit.

Author Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist with more than 33 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and a parent of a daughter with ASD. This book is a follow-up to her first book to explore Asperger relationships, Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going over the Edge? Practical Steps to Saving You and Your Relationship, which garnered worldwide attention due to its unforgivingly realistic portrayal of loving someone with Aspergers. After the success of Going over the Edge? many were left wondering, whats next? How can someone co-parent with an Aspie partner? What about the children of Asperger parent? How can a child thrive when his or her parent cant fully express empathy?

There are no shortcuts and no easy answers, but in Out of Mind Out of Sight the topic is explored in all its multi-faceted complexities. Dr. Marshack begins by introducing the reader to the daily life of AS/NT co-parenting with raw emotional experiences that will resonate with readers who are living this life. Next, readers will be compelled to shed some of their preconceived notions as Dr. Marshack explains the science behind these troubling relationship as well as state-of-the-art theories on Asperger Syndrome. Finally, the book concludes with specific techniques to help readers implement the changes they want and need to make to revive their marriage and their parenting as well as reclaim their personal freedom.

More information about Out of Mind – Out of Sight: Parenting with a Partner with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) is available at http://www.kmarshack.com. The book can be ordered in paperback or Kindle edition at http://www.amazon.com/Out-Mind-Parenting-Asperger-Syndrome/dp/1481930885/.

About Kathy Marshack, Ph.D.

Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. She has more than 30 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist and business coach. Dr. Marshack has written two previous books, a variety of articles and a family business column, and is a contributor to the nationally acclaimed “Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty.” To learn more visit http://www.kmarshack.com or contact Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D. at 360-256-0448 or 503-222-6678.







The Highlands to Offer Holiday Intensive Treatment Program


Birmingham, Ala (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

The Highlands is pleased to announce that it will hold an intensive treatment program this December and January. The Holiday Intensive program is being offered as a convenient way for individuals to become connected with the recovery community. Those who need an extra boost to get back on track will benefit from the program, as well as those who are just starting out in eating disorder treatment.

The Holiday Intensive program will consist of a minimum of 14 days of treatment, and will be available for individuals ages 16 and older. The Highlands works with insurance companies and in many cases, this program will be covered by insurance. Special rates are available for self-paying clients.

The staff at The Highlands is excited to be offering this program. Providing much needed treatment in a format that is convenient for many will allow the center to reach some individuals that otherwise might not seek treatment.

“The Holiday Intensive is a great opportunity for individuals to take part in a short, rigorous program over the holidays,” said Nicole Siegfried, Clinical Director of The Highlands. “Many people are on vacation from work, school, or other commitments at this time and can devote two weeks to getting the help they need for an eating disorder. We look forward to being a resource to many who are looking for some extra support, as well as those who want a jump start on their recovery.”

Transitional housing is available for out-of-town participants of the program. For more information about the Holiday Intensive program, visit http://thehighlandstc.com/blog/holiday-intensive-program/

The Highlands, located in Birmingham, Alabama, treats men, women, and adolescents 16 and older who are struggling with eating disorders and related conditions. The center’s staff consists of licensed therapists and dietitians, as well as a psychiatrist. The Highlands uses a variety of evidence-based therapy methods to provide individuals with an approach to recovery that meets their unique needs.

According to The Highlands’ website, its mission to “help clients understand the underlying issues behind their eating disorders and other associated emotions and behaviors. The Highlands ultimate goal is to help clients return home with the skills and support they need to avoid returning to old eating behaviors and destructive emotional patterns.”

To learn more about The Highlands and its treatment of eating disorders and related conditions, visit http://thehighlandstc.com/







Novus Medical Detox Says Illicit Drug Use Affects Economy Drug Incarceration Costs U.S. $193 Billion Annually


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

According to the World Bank, at least 75 percent of expenditures on drugs in the US go toward apprehending and punishing dealers and users; treatment expenditures only account for, at most, one-sixth of the total (1). Despite the fact that rehabilitation programs have proven to be more affordable and effective in curbing drug use, law enforcement continues to sentence drug users to incarceration as the only form of prohibition. Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, says substance abuse programs, rather than punishment, are the most economical means of decreasing drug use and its inherent consequences.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 97,472 citizens were incarcerated for drug crimes in 2010 (2), despite the fact that in states where drug possession is charged as a misdemeanor, people are more likely to get treatment and less likely to use illegal drugs (3). Studies also show that treatment transcends incarceration when costs are considered: the average cost of one year of treatment costs about $ 4,700 per patient, whereas one full year of imprisonment costs taxpayers nearly four times that amount (4). The total economic cost of drug abuse in the United States was estimated at $ 193 billion in 2007, which included:

$ 120 billion in lost productivity, mainly due to labor participation costs, participation in drug abuse treatment, incarceration, and premature death;

$ 11 billion in healthcare costs for drug treatment and drugrelated medical consequences; and

$ 61 billion in criminal justice costs, primarily due to criminal investigation, prosecution and incarceration, and victim costs (5).

Novus Executive Director, Kent Runyon, states that not only are safe and effective detox and rehab centers critical in stopping the growth of drug abuse and lessening the strain on taxpayers pockets, they are the most workable and dependable long-term option for anyone struggling with addiction. Runyon continued to say that as shocking as the facts are, they also fail to fully demonstrate the harshness of drug abuse on American society the hidden costs of drug abuse, including family disintegration, loss of employment, domestic violence and child abuse, are largely underscored.

The reach of drug abuse is broad and punishing a drug user with prison time not only affects that individual, but it also has far-reaching effects on loved ones, as well as the pockets of taxpayers, said Runyon. Sentencing those struggling with addiction to lengthy prison terms does nothing to reduce illicit drug use it also fails to help people address the source of their addiction which is a critical element in returning to a sober lifestyle.

Runyon maintains that individuals afflicted with addiction are no longer predominantly street people or hardcore addicts, but were once contributing members of society who unwittingly became addicted after being prescribed medications following surgeries or injuries. Treatment, per Runyon, is not only the most critical step in recovery, but it is also the most difficult.

Because the detox process has historically been a universal system which few were able to tough out, Novus opened its doors with the purpose of fixing the detox process to ensure that anyone could overcome addiction comfortably. Novus instituted a proprietary I.V. vitamin cocktail that is tailored to each individuals needs to replenish nutrients lost during drug abuse, thereby allowing the facility to treat high-dose patients with minimal pain. By paying particular attention to strengthening patients bodies during the detox process via proprietary medical protocols, medical staff members at Novus say that this aspect is the difference between detox being too painful to confront and people successfully getting their lives back.

In a recent article in Alcoholism Drug Abuse Weekly, Novus stated that the facility uses state-of-the-art medical detoxification protocols, but also incorporates its own compound of supplements. It is the holistic approaches and comfortable environment that set us apart, Runyon said.

Novus advises those who are dependent on any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

To learn more about the Novus Medical Detox center and its addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishmentputting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, television, DVD player and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Berman, Jillian. “Drug Prohibition Costs The U.S. $ 40 Billion Each Year.” Huffingtonpost.com. The Huffington Post, 07 June 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/drug-prohibition-costs_n_3402782.html.

2.Sledge, Matt. “The Drug War And Mass Incarceration By The Numbers.” Huffingtonpost.com. The Huffington Post, 08 Apr. 2013. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/drug-war-mass-incarceration_n_3034310.html.

3.Knafo, Saki. California Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time. huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/california-drug-treatment_n_3909240.html.

4.”Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says.” Drugabuse.gov. National Institute on Drug Abuse, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iv/6-cost-effectiveness-drug-treatment.

5.”How Illicit Drug Use Affects Business and the Economy.” Whitehouse.gov. The White House, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. whitehouse.gov/ondcp/ondcp-fact-sheets/how-illicit-drug-use-affects-business-and-the-economy.







New Poetry Collection Instills Courage in Todays Society


Raipur, India (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

Dr. Pooja Agrawal publishes her insightful and entertaining poetry book, titled COURAGEOUS ALWAYS WINS (published by Partridge India). Since college, Agrawal has always been quite fond of writing small articles and poems for organised cultural events. Now, she finally gets to share personal collection of poetry to readers from all walks of life.

The book showcases 45 poems, which are chosen for pleasure and light reading. Overall, it aims to generate positive vibes by motivating readers and generating humourous and romantic mood. However, most of the poems are inspirational as the author aims to generate courage and positivity among people, as suggested by the books title.

Here is a sampling of Sweet Smile, the authors first and most favourite poem:

It can do wonders.

It can create history.

It can enlighten dead soul.

It can make journey successful.

It can energise body and mind.

In todays fast-paced life, COURAGEOUS ALWAYS WINS is a simple book of sweet and short poems that help people tune in to a calmer, more peaceful and relaxed state of mind.

COURAGEOUS ALWAYS WINS

By Dr. Pooja Agrawal

Softcover | 5 x 8in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781482812930

e-book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781482812923

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. Pooja Agrawal has multiple degrees including M.B.A. in Finance, M.COM., M.A. in Economics, and a Ph.D. in industrial estate. With a passion for teaching, she did her B.Ed. in Psychology of Education to practice teaching and become a professor in college.

Partridge India, a Penguin Random House company, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors in India, all priced appropriately for the Indian market. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, Partridge India assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Partridge India shares its headquarters with Penguin Books India in New Delhi. For more information or to publish a book, visit http://www.partridgepublishing.com/india or call 000.800.10062.62. For the latest, follow @PartridgeIndia on Twitter.