The AHNA is pleased to announce the participation of JulieHera DeStefano, Producer & Director of Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home at the AHNA 2013 Annual Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home recounts the unprecedented story of women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano launched this project to explore the psychological and social dynamics of their service, to follow their reintegration into civilian life, and to preserve their stories. Journey to Normal turns the film over to the true storytellers, the women themselves. Their collective narrative reflects these changes in our society and helps to bridge the perceived gap between military and civilian culture.
Conference participants will be among the first to see these stories on film. The presentation will include discussion focused on health and healing issues faced by these women, and the need to consider the whole person in the context of their total experience when trying to understand and address their unique needs.
To learn more about the Journey to Normal Project, please visit their website at http://www.journeytonormal.org/
A Sharing Circle is an opportunity for nurses to freely and openly talk to each other by creating a safe and sacred space for sharing. By joining together in the circle and asking meaningful questions, you can help to unlock the door to deeper understanding of individual journeys and see the wholeness in the diversity of our collective journeys. In witnessing others’ stories, and being witnessed in our own, we connect, heal, and transform. Refer to the conference schedule for sharing circle meeting times. CNE provided.
Research Poster Presentations
Learn about the latest holistic nursing research as you visit our Poster Presentation displays. These visual exhibits are always a popular offering to our program since they can be read and studied at your leisure. See schedule for times to meet with the presenters. CNE provided.
Ritual and Ceremony
As we join together in the conference community of nurses, we seek to honor and cherish the diversity and unity that we share. The opening and closing ceremonies will draw the conference participants into community both during the conference and when we return to our own professional settings.
Jewelry, aura photography, private readings...this is not your typical exhibit hall! Don’t pass up the opportunity to browse through this stunning ensemble of holistic products and services. You'll be captivated by the colorful displays of gift items, books, and healthcare products. In addition, booths offering a wide variety of information and educational material make this not only a shopping, but a learning experience as well.
Featuring books by our speakers, presenters, and others who reflect holism in their writing.
The AHNA Annual Conference Raffle operates as a 'Zen Raffle'. This means that winners will not be announced during the meals and/or common gatherings. New winners will be posted three times a day next to the raffle prize display, AHNA registration desk and at the Gift Shop. This will allow us to draw more names and award more raffle prizes! Raffle winners will be able to claim prizes at the raffle display.
Our conference tradition includes our annual auction. This year's auction will be a silent auction. Vendors from our exhibit hall, as well as members and friends of the AHNA, always donate wonderful and amazing items for this event.
Pass on your most prized possessions (minimum $10 value) at the marketplace. Give your item with love and gratitude and it’s sure to find a new home. Remember to stop by and shop, you’ll be sure to find just what you need. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the AHNA.