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Speaking Engagements – Leta Herman, Author, Speaker, Publisher
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Leta specializes in dynamic, participatory presentations and workshops on Alchemy, personal Empowerment, Inspired Action (Wu Wei), Discovering Five Elements, Love and the Five Elements, The 9 Palaces and the 9 Heart Pains, The Ghost Points, Grieving, Gua Sha and Cupping. Events range from presentations for business and educational institutions to sacred retreats.

Inspired Action: The Journey of Alchemical Transformation

In ancient times, Chinese Medicine Alchemists discovered an evolutionary path to personal enlightenment and immortality. This retreat style workshop is a modern approach to picking up the bread crumbs along their road and following in their footsteps to create more personal empowerment and satisfaction with life. This event is based on the Inspired Action podcast.

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Connecting Your Circle: Discovering the Five Elements in You

Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. You have all Five Energy types within you. But your “Stack Up,” which is the order of your Five Elements is what makes you stand out in the world and be your unique self. 

In order to truly understand your authentic self, you must understand your energetics:

  • Understanding your greatest gifts and what you truly want in life
  • Realizing your full potential
  • Improving relationships
  • Encouraging your children to truly be themselves (not just a copy of you)
  • Developing the ability to connect with people in your life… partners, family, or clients and coworkers in your business 

Discovering your Five Elements gives you the advantage of forgiving yourself and those around you for being yourselves and thus you can move forward more successfully in your life.

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Looking for Love? How Your Five Elemental Energies Affect Your Life and Your Relationships

Discover what you truly want in a relationship, find a lover who matches you energetically, and make your relationship longer lasting, romantically charged, and more. Learn about deeper love and hotter sex with the Five Elements.

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The Five Elements for Business Leaders: Realizing Your Elemental Potential

Chinese Five Element philosophy can help you maximize your full potential in business and enhance your customer, employee, and co-worker interactions. 

We have all Five Elements within us: wood, fire, earth, metal & water. But one element is more prevalent than the other four and influences how we walk, talk, think, and experience the world. Every successful person in the world has an innate sense of energetics and how they influence our encounters with those around us. To truly master the world of business, you must master your understanding of yourself and how the energies of the universe influence your engagement with those around you.

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine provide powerful insight into understanding your customers… their energetic styles, how they connect make connections, and what kind of energy they respond best to. Once you unlock the key to understanding energetic styles  (Elemental Energetics), you will be able to make your customers comfortable and valued from the start. This powerful method of interaction will completely enhance your service and sales communications.

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Intro to the Five Elements for Healers

What is the most important thing that builds rapport with your clients and makes them want to work with you? They must believe that you have “gotten” them. Being “gotten” is like gold in healing. True healing must incorporate this level of rapport between the healer and the one seeking healing.

Chinese Five Element philosophy can help you identify the true nature of a person so that you can help that person find their way home. Illness is homesickness when a person is lost on their way. Healing helps them come back to themselves. And in order to heal at this level, you must understand universal energetics.  

We have all Five Elements within us: wood, fire, earth, metal & water. But one element is more prevalent than the other four and influences how we walk, talk, think, and experience the world. To take your healing practice to a new level, you must master the elemental energies of the universe.

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The 9 Heart Pains: Healing Addictions and Self-Hatred

The Alchemical Chinese Medicine approach to healing emotional issues related to addictions and self-hatred. Releasing the Nine Heart Pains while simultaneously providing a deeper connection to the whole/self. Practitioners will be introduced to both the theory and practice of this Alchemical approach to helping clients with greater self-love and acceptance. This workshop encompasses didactic, observational, and experiential learning opportunities.

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A sampling of Past Speaking Engagements

Education
  • Panelist, “Pivoting to Success,” Smith College Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Practice, 2016 and 2014
  • Judge, Smith College Draper Entrepreneurship Competition, Smith College, 2016 and 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Becker College Women’s Emergent Leadership Institute, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 2013
  • January-Term Teacher, Mount Holyoke College, “The Chinese Five Elements: How Your Constitutional Element Affects Your Life and Your Relationships,” 2011

  • January-Term Teacher, Mount Holyoke College, “The Chinese Five Elements: How Your Constitutional Element Affects Your Life and Your Relationships,” 2010

  • January-Term Teacher, Mount Holyoke College, “The Chinese Five Elements: How Your Constitutional Element Affects Your Life and Your Relationships,” 2009

  • Speaker, Hampshire College Path To Health Series–5 Elements: Discovering YourElemental Potential, 2009, Hampshire College SpiritualLife Center

  • Graduation Workshop Speaker, Mount Holyoke College, 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, Mount Holyoke College, Administrative Retreat, 2008
  • Speaker, Hartsbrook School, Grade 8, 2008 and 2010
Expos
  • Speaker, Looking for Love? Natural Living Expo, 2012, Sturbridge, MA
  • Speaker, Born Perfect: Alchemical Transformation through Energy work, WholeHealth Expo, 2012, Northampton, MA
  • Speaker, Discover YourElemental Potential, Natural Living Expo, 2012, Sturbridge, MA

  • Speaker, SourceAlignment: Daoist Alchemical Transformation, Whole Health Expo, 2011, Northampton, MA

  • Speaker, How the Law ofAttraction Challenges Our Healing Beliefs, WholeHealth Expo, 2008, Manchester, NH

  • Speaker, Ghost PointTreatments: Source Energy Alignment in the Classical ChineseTradition, WholeHealth Expo, 2008, Northampton, MA

  • Speaker, How the Law of Attaction Challenges our Healing Beliefs, Whole Health Expo, 2018

  • Speaker, The FiveElements: Discovering Your Elemental Potential, Whole Health Expo, 2008, Manchester, NH

  • Speaker, Self-HelpAcupressure, Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst, 2008

  • Speaker, Short Intro, Whole Heath, Expo, 

Chinese Medicine Classes
  • Learn Gua Sha for Massage Therapists, online class, https://cuppingandguasha.teachable.com.
  • Learn Cupping for Healers, online class, https://cuppingandguasha.teachable.com.
  • Beauty is More than Skin Deep, Facial Gua Sha and Cupping, Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton, MA 2017
  • Alchemy and Self-Cultivation, Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton, MA 2016
  • Alchemy and the Thirteen Ghost Points, Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton, MA, 2016
  • Pulse-Taking, Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton, MA 2015
  • Gua Sha and Cupping, Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton, MA 2015
  • Gua Sha, Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton, MA 2014
  • Love and the Five Elements, Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton, MA 2014
  • AcupressureWorkshop Series, 2011, The Water Element, Channel Blocks, Pulses and Tongues.
  • AcupressureWorkshop Series, 2011, The Water Element, Earth/Metal meridians, Acupressure Pain Points (Dr. Tan), Tonification and Dispersal of Points, Pulses and Tonuges.

  • AcupressureWorkshop Series, 2011,  Northampton, MA – The Earth Element, MoxIbustion, Sound of the Voice, Pulses and Tongues
  • AcupressureWorkshop Series, 2011, Northampton, MA – The Fire Element,The Fire Meridians, Acu-Touch, Pulses and Tongues.
  • Acupressure and Five Elements Seminar, Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst, 2008
Business

Speaker, Intro to the Five Elements for Healers, 2012, Media Foundation

Speaker, The Five Elements for Hair Stylists, Salon Bogar, Londonderry, NH, 2010

The FiveElements for Business Leaders, 2008, Gill-Montague WomenBusiness Owners


Groups

Intro to the Five Elements for Healers, 2012, Media Foundation

The FiveElements: Realizing Your Elemental Potential, 2010, Greenfield Community Acupuncture.