Melanie Roche is an energy healer in private practice who integrates mind-body healing, meditation, therapy, and movement to lead programs for entrepreneurs, patients, health-care practitioners, and individual clients. She served on the faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and helped inaugurate the Integrative Health and Wellness Program at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. Melanie coordinated a program at New York University School of Medicine for high school students who planned to become physicians. A cancer survivor herself, Melanie is the author of Thriving Through Cancer: Tools and Practices to Feel Better and Improve Your Quality of Life During Cancer and Beyond – An Integrative Method.
We sat down with Melanie to hear what she is all about:
Tell us about your project, movement or idea
I’ve developed a set of skills that we can each use on our feet, in the midst of our busy day, to work with our consciousness to affect our individual lives, our relationships with family and friends, with colleagues and our companies, in our communities, our cities, and the world at large. I believe these skills of working with our consciousness are being called forth in our human development to guide our communities, our companies, our cities.
Which ¨Aha¨ moments have you had along the way?
Originally, I developed these skills to “merely” improve my own quality of life as I went through cancer, as an integrative method alongside conventional treatment. Then I got well. I spent six years writing a book, and interviewed top oncologists and social genomics researchers, and I’ve learned that the latest biochemical, epigenetic, and genomic evidence supports what I developed. Now I see the skills are useful not only in healthcare, but also in business, in communities—anywhere where we need to learn to bridge between what we personally need and how we relate as a group.
What are your expectations for TEDxRotterdam 2019?
I hope my talk will inspire people and leaders in organizations to invite me to teach the skills I’ve developed of working with consciousness to “raise the bar,” in families, in hospitals, in business, as we set policy. Working with these skills is, I believe, a vital way to affect the world from the inside out. I’d also love to see studies on whether this method improves overall survival, progression-free survival or “merely” quality of life for patients facing life-threatening illnesses like cancer.
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