"Is Your Story Making You Sick?"


The documentary “Is Your Story Making You Sick?”  is a tool to awaken consciousness and inspire transformation.  Before viewing the film, we encourage you to review the reflection questions below to help you dive deeper into the underlying messages.  

You can view the powerful 15 minute version of the film by following this link and entering your email address at the bottom of the page when prompted.


In addition, the film is being released on PBS across the country.  

Check your local station for schedule!

In Indiana: WIPB Ball State / Muncie on World Mental Health Day 10/10/2020 at 8 PM

Join us October 8th for a live screening: Enliven the Drive-In!  This event is the kick-off of Uplifting Hearts in the Heartland.  

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Reflection Questions before viewing “Is Your Story Making You Sick?


Each of us has a "portfolio" or collection of stories about who we think we are which shape our identity, relationships, and view of our world.  These stories can serve to empower us (perpetuate beauty, truth and goodness) or disempower us (perpetuate chronic stress and dis-ease).  We can begin to "download" these stories into our "portfolio"  in early childhood from our primary caregivers, peers, and experiences. 

As the participants shared their story, how do you think the unspoken and spoken values, secrets or admonishments they learned as children influenced how they viewed themselves?

How did it teach them what was important to others and  how they needed to be to gain approval, worth and safety? How did this impact their self perceptions, personal portfolio and overall well being?  Can you relate to any of the participants' stories?

From the lens of our systemic/collective story, what stood out to you in the film? Perhaps you can consider how our economic, political, demographic, pop culture, media trends, educational system, justice system, mental health system, or public health system empowered or disempowered these participants of differing generations, races, ethnicity, genders. 

How did the experts in the film challenge long held beliefs about health and wellness? What story are you telling yourself about our current systemic/collective story currently? Is it serving you or stressing you?

What aha's do you notice participants having through their healing experience? What did you notice shifting in the participants as they engaged in the mind-body experiential activities shown in the film? 

How may these experiences have added to the participants positive experience of themselves and influence a growing  "portfolio" of greatness at a mental, physical, emotional or spiritual level that may support further healing? 

What if you could embody the perspective that our greatest emotional and physical life challenges or local/worldly challenges are a call to discover and ignite our inner strength, wisdom, and healing power? 

How could this positively transform our connection to our individual and collective portfolio of “stories” we tell ourselves?

Join us for our next free event!

STOP! Tune IN: Why You NEED Self Care in a Time of Chaos

10/28 7-8:30 PM

For decades, the pace of life has been accelerating and intensifying.  Then, 2020 quite literally stopped us in our tracks.  There is a higher purpose to “the great pause.”  It is revealing to us the life saving importance of honoring the “stop signs.”

Whether we recognize it or not, the current emotional, economic, and political climates impact us at every level body, mind, and Spirit.  

The great pause” is screaming for us to first listen to ourselves, on a cellular level.  When we begin or deepen our practice of self care we can tune into this inner guidance.  From this place, we can continue our journey aligned, centered, and prepared for whatever the future may bring.

Dr Melissa Laborsky, of Indy Healing Center, will introduce you to the connections between emotions, energy, and physical organ function.  You will learn a practical exercise that will help you move with the energy of even the most intense moments.  

Holistic Health Coach Becky Laurenzana, will then integrate breath work, movement, and guided meditation to tune you back into YOU and your body’s precious wisdom.  

Finally, we will close our evening with a powerful Qigong posture to help you deepen the connection within and build your energy foundation.  


Please email indyhealingcenter@gmail.com if you wish to be notified of our future monthly events and documentary screenings!

© Empower Healing Through Your Story 2020