AHNA Sponsoring Integrative Health Cruise- November 2-9, 2013

On November 2, 2013, an estimated 400 nurses and mental health professionals will set sail for a 7-night multi-disciplinary holistic and integrative health conference cruise. The "Evolving Conscious Health Community Cruise", featuring Norman Shealy, M. D., AHNA President Glenda Christiaens, R.N., PhD, AHN-BC and Jean Watson R.N., Ph.D, AHN-BC, FAAN and is being coordinated by the non-profit OxyGenesis Institute in Hartford, Ct. A portion of the cruise proceeds will benefit the American Holistic Nurses Association.


Dr. "Norm" Shealy known as one of the most prolific "founding fathers" of the Holistic Health movement and founder of the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978, has written 28 books, 321 articles and 14 health-related patents.


Glenda Christiaens, R.N., PhD the President of the American Holistic Nurses Association will be a presenter.  She recently retired from her post as Dean of Nursing at Fortis College in Utah, to write a book and pursue her public speaking career.


Jean Watson, R.N., Ph.D., the founder and director of the


The group will depart from Miami, Florida on the spectacular Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Epic ship and visit the Eastern Caribbean islands of St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and finally Nassau Bahamas, before returning to Miami on November 9th.  The Epic is the newest of the NCL family of ships.


The holistic education program is being planned by Dr. Christiaens and Terri Roberts, R.N, J.D., Executive Director of the American Holistic Nurses Association.  The organization is also providing continuing education credits for nurses. Mental health CE's are pending approval by a separate organization.


According to Roberts, "we see this as a meaningful way to raise funds we need to support the advancement of holistic nursing, while at the same time encouraging all nurses to balance heavy work demands with the healthy benefits of recreation, mutual support, and holistic professional development. Attendance may be tax-deductible for many healthcare professionals."


The entire affair costs just $1147 per person double occupancy plus tax and gratuity, including inside cabin, conference tuition, unlimited meals, and fabulous entertainment including Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams, Legends In Concert and more. 


Use of referral code "AHNA" will generate a $100 donation to AHNA at no cost to attendees. Additional, AHNA members will receive a coupon code via email for discounts of up to $100 if registered by June, 1, 2013. Lesser discounts may apply thereafter.  To register go to www.myholisticcruise.com or for interviews, pictures, or more information contact Louis Grasso at (860) 796-1480 / lgrasso@myholisticcruise.com or Glenda Christiaens at (801) 352-1901 / glendathegoodnurse@gmail.com


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