Bridget Hughes M.Ac., L.Ac. NBCCH
Bridget is a long-time advocate of "anything is possible." She brings decades of experience from the healing arts, from the world of peak performance and mind-body change, from her own experience overcoming physical disability, and 23 years as an educator to engaging struggling, distracted, and reluctant readers.
Bridget Hughes M.Ac., L.Ac., NBCCH is the author of Unlocking the Heart of Healing (Healing Point Press 2014.) She currently works as an executive coach and corporate consultant, a wellness coach, and owns two healing arts centers. Bridget is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master's degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, holds National Board Certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, is a certified Qigong instructor, and is the creator of Progressive Meditation Training®.
Using the foundational principles from Unlocking the Heart of Healing, Bridget has coached not only people stumped or sidelined with health challenges, but also business leaders, multinational corporation owners, and business owners in the middle of negotiating multi-million dollar deals on how to use their heart-mind-body connection for peak performance and for optimal, powerful, heart-centered outcomes. She has an international Skype and phone consulting practice teaching people around the globe how to apply Unlocking the Heart of Healing principles to transcend limits and unlock their highest physical, mental, and spiritual health. Bridget realized that many of the same tools that help adults to heal, grow and change also help children. The Engaged Reader series is rooted in cutting-edge personal growth research and is designed to help struggling, distracted or reluctant child readers to transcend limits and unlock new reading possibilities!
Once a child patient with cerebral palsy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Bridget healed beyond what was considered possible and went on to present Grand Rounds at Kennedy Krieger in 2002. Bridget is a past participant of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Committee. She is a past member of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Ethics Committee. From her personal experiences transcending the expected limits of an injured brain, Bridget believes healing and rewiring of brain pathways can occur even decades after trauma. Best healing occurs in a matrix of love, play, and healthy living.
Bridget has been interested for over 20 years in the intersection of health, wellness, brain science, energy arts, quantum physics, psychology, and peak performance. Her passion is to help clients to unlock peak health, peak performance, and a peak state of heart. With her husband Brandon, Bridget developed a hospital-based Recovery Movement Arts program and is committed to bringing restorative movement therapies such as Yoga and Qigong to cancer and chronically ill patients. Their program emphasizes using self-healing practices to unlock HeartMindBody resources for healing and using meditation to access Inner Molecules of Medicine.
Bridget speaks frequently on healing and the HeartMindBody connection and has been a guest lecturer for Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Phillips Corporation, AOL Baltimore, Evolve Medical Clinics, Howard County Department of Aging, The Stroke Comeback Center, The National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers and Professionals, The Interfusion Festival, The Little Things for Cancer, Zaching Against Cancer, Survivors Offering Support (SOS), Wellness House of Annapolis, The Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association, Kittamaqundi Community Church, Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, A Community of Transformation (ACT), Excellence in Fitness, Big Vanilla Athletic Club, The Riviera Beach Library, The Severna Park Library, and Goucher College.
Bridget has been an educator for many years including as a Home/Hospital teacher in two counties for grades K-12, a substitute teacher in both public and private gradeschool settings, a faculty member at the graduate school level at The Maryland University of Integrative Health, a health lecturer, instructor of Qigong: Meditation in Motion, and is the creator of Progressive Meditation Training. Bridget is available for speaking and presenting workshops on a wide range of wellness topics. For more information or to hire Bridget for your event, visit www.unlockingtheheartofhealing.com or contact Bridget at email@example.com.
Bain has a specialized expertise in identifying materials that are engaging for struggling, distracted, and reluctant readers.
As a former struggling, distracted, and reluctant reader himself, Bain Hughes has firsthand experience with the challenges and frustrations that can be inherent to learning to read. He provides expert content consultation advice for the Hughes team. In his signature "tell it like it is" style, he cuts to the chase regarding material that is "dumb," "boring," or "for babies." With Bain on the team, only the most lively material makes the cut.
Bain is a two-time Gold Medalist in local Jiu Jitsu tournaments and is nicknamed "Chucky" after the Chucky Doll horror movie character in reference to his fierce ruthlessless packed into a small body. He loves all animals, especially his dog, four ducks, and a white dove.
Brandon Hughes M.Ac., L.Ac., E-RYT 200
Brandon's lifetime of work exploring philosophy made for an open mind when it comes to learning. His love for his son and of being around young people and his gift as a healing arts and yoga teacher created a perfect intersection to collaborate in the production of Unlocking the Secrets of Hand Shadows.
Brandon is the director and co-founder of Healing Point Acupuncture and Healing Arts in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine and Healing Point LLC in Severna Park, Maryland. He is a licensed acupuncturist and Registered Yoga Teacher with a Master's degree from the Tai Sophia Institute. He works closely with the medical staff at the Howard County General Hospital and Maryland Oncology Hematology and is an active member of the Howard County General Hospital Tumor Board conferences.
Brandon uses Acupuncture and his knowledge of Yoga and Sports Medicine to help patients find their more natural body alignments to help relieve pain and suffering. Meditation is often used in conjunction with treatment because of its well-studied effects on human physiology.
His educational background includes a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Philosophy, and advanced training in the use of acupuncture in both cancer care and addictions. He is a past Maryland University of Integrative Health faculty member and a past Maryland Community Health Initiative supervisor.
Brandon served for 10 years as the Director of Acupuncture Services for the Howard County Health Department Bureau of Addictions. He is certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. He is a past supervisor of the Penn North Neighborhood Addictions Program.
Brandon was an original member of the Howard County General Hospital Integrative Care Advisory Committee, and a past participant of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Committee of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a guest lecturer for Kennedy Krieger Institute, Goucher College, Howard County General Hospital, Anne Arundel Medical Center, A Community of Transformation (ACT), and Survivors Offering Support (SOS).
Working with his wife Bridget, he developed a hospital-based Recovery Movement Arts program in 2010 and is committed to bringing restorative movement therapies such as Yoga and Qigong to cancer and chronically ill patients. Their program emphasizes using self-healing practices to unlock HeartMindBody resources for healing and using meditation to access inner Molecules of Medicine. To learn more about Brandon see www.healingpoint.biz.
Brandon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Bridget's 1st book see: www.unlockingtheheartofhealing.com
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