David sometimes says in their lectures that “humans are like mitochondria in the cells of the earth’s body.” Without a healthy planet, we cannot have healthy people. Embody Healing, LLC, doesn’t just aim to be carbon neutral but to leave places healthier than we found them. We are always looking at how to be more ecologically friendly, whether that’s in composting and recycling waste, using composting toilets and recycling grey water from our sinks, using resilient construction methods, improving our solar power, planting trees and plants in smart ways, or in our many other initiatives. There are some things we’re still working to improve, such as pollution from our practitioner’s travel or our use of computers, so we buy offset credits for these things.
We do not have fancy certifications from organizations for two reasons. The first is we found our standards were often higher than regulating agencies and thus agency involvement didn’t add to our results. The second is that by involving these programs, we add to our overhead, meaning our prices rise and it becomes harder for already disadvantaged people to access our services. Instead, we’ve opted for an open-book, or in our case, an open-binder policy. If you’d like to see our updated ecological initiatives book when you visit, please ask. We’ll be happy to give you the “binder tour.”
David also does a limited number of environmental lectures per year as part of their work with the Climate Reality Project, which updates their presentation statistics annually. Part of our agreement with the CRP is that these programs are offered without charge. If you would like David to present to your business, group, or simply have a home or online showing to 5 people or more, send us an email with the subject line “Presentation Request: Climate” and we’ll see if we’re a fit.
Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
Without a degree of freedom, health on any level isn’t possible. Thus, Embody Healing, LLC’s services would be incomplete without at least some degree of effort for human rights. We have chosen to express this through both anti-human trafficking education and through partnering with the All Faiths Movement, which is dedicated to protecting spiritual, religious, and folk healing traditions of minority and indigenous populations both locally and abroad. You can see the events we co-host with the AFM on our events feed.
Both of these programs are available due to David’s history. David has been training the public in safety and anti-trafficking education since 2008. You can book them for a training for your church, business, or other group of at least 10 people or more by emailing us with the subject line “Training Request: Anti-Trafficking.” David is also trained to design and write individual anti-trafficking policy for businesses, which helps immigrants and minority populations stay safe. You can view Embody Healing, LLC’s policy here. Both these programs have guideline fees based on industry standards, but if you are a non-profit, school, or church we’re more than happy to come up with a plan that meets both our needs.