Inspiring Organizations is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring organizations from around the world.
“I am more convinced than ever that we can create global healing in our lifetime.”
― Dr. Lori Leyden
by Anne-Marie Wiesman
Create Global Healing is a nonprofit organization Founded byTrauma Expert, Dr. Lori Leyden. Create Global Healing is striving to light the spirit of hope, healing, dignity and peace for traumatized young adults in war-torn countries by providing trauma healing, heart-centered leadership and economic sustainability support, as well as providing inspirational connections between these young people, US students and humanitarians we serve. We believe that global healing will take place through compassionate, heart-centered experiences that foster the understanding that we are all connected as global citizens desiring the same things – to love and be loved, to live a meaningful life and to have a bright, peaceful future.
Create Global Healing believes that everyone is entitled to live a life with dignity, peace and hope and that the promise for peace in our world lies in nurturing our children in becoming global citizens and heart-centered leaders. By providing support for traumatized young people around the world and developing opportunities for US students and humanitarians to connect with young people, Create Global Healing seeks to shine a beacon of light on one of the greatest human gifts that can unite us all – the power and resilience of the human heart and spirit.
Create Global Healing heads Project Light Rwanda which has provided Trauma relief recovery to the Rwanda Genocide Survivors for the last 11 years Dr. Leyden is Founder of Project LIGHT: Rwanda:”Each time I returned from Rwanda my heart broke open to the possibilities for world healing. Project LIGHT: Rwanda was conceived – a vision for establishing the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centered leadership and economic sustainability program. In 2011, with the help of grassroots donors and Nick Ortner, founder of The Tapping Solution, Project LIGHT: Rwanda became a reality. 12 Project LIGHT Ambassadors completed a 4-week residential training program and with continued support from middle school children to adults are being sponsored for university and entrepreneurial activities. And they are THRIVING!If survivors of one of the most horrific tragedies in the world can forgive, heal and reconcile then there is hope for all of us to do the same.”
Create Global Healing collaborates with The Tapping Solution Foundation and worked directly with the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. tragedy survivors. Nick Ortner who is a Newtown resident responded to the tragedy and within days of the shootings, Dr. Leyden was on the ground heading up Mr. Ortner’s Foundation and establishing a community-based trauma healing model serving those affected by the tragedy. Just two months later, Project LIGHT: Rwanda Ambassadors were reaching out to a 12-year-old boy who had lost his brother in the shooting. Our documentary tells the story of what is possible when our traumatized young people in the world are able to connect and heal.
I first learned of Dr. Leyden’s inspiring work 10 years ago, when I first started utilizes EFT Tapping in my own trauma recovery. A few years ago I reached out to Dr. Leyden about how I might be able to help her Organization, she invited my husband Scott and I into her home at the time in Newtown, CT and we began a collaboration with Dr. Leyden to help Create Global Healing to grow, starting with a new website that Scott created and donated as well as social media set up to help more people to learn about Create Global Healing and Dr. Leyden’s work. Healing Connection Networks is striving to help spread healing throughout the world through our work and collaboration with Create Global Healing.
“Our desire is to make a significant contribution to bringing about a collective “heart” shift that results in global peace and healing in our world. Our vision is for adults and children worldwide to connect with each other in a spirit of “Oneness,” and an unbroken circuit of giving and receiving so that we can all participate in co-creating a better future for ourselves and our world.” Lori Leyden, Founder.
Aren’t they Inspiring?
To contact Dr. Lori Leyden or to learn more about Create Global Healing please visit:https://www.createglobalhealing.org/
Anne-Marie is the Founder and CEO of Healing Connection Network and Co-Host of Healing Connection Network Radio Show. She is a Tapping Expert, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner. As well as an Author, Advocate and Activist. Anne-Marie is also, the Founder of Follow Your Song a website and blog created to bring Inspiration, Encouragement and Hope to survivors of all forms of abuse. Anne-Marie Volunteers for The Mama Bear Effect an Organization created to bring awareness and prevention of Childhood sexual abuse. Anne-Marie is on the Board of Directors at Bliss Spiritual Co-op as the Director of Marketing.