Guy Joseph Ale, DBA, Founder and President of Lifespan Seminar – www.lifespanseminar.com – sees urgency in teaching health and wellness to students at this time in light of rising obesity rates worldwide. He says that the main benefits of students acquiring healthy lifestyle choices at a young age are: 1) The absorption rate is greater the earlier the skill is learned, 2) The value of lifelong healthy choices for an individual increases in direct proportion to their expected lifespan, and 3) Students will learn habits at a young age that will help them be healthy, fit, and full of energy for a lifetime.
In order to show students the true nature of the human body, Lifespan Optimization module first places humankind in a larger context of the universe, explaining that the energy, harmony, and order that are present in the cosmos also inform every cell in the human body.
Mr. Ale explains: “As the most advanced currently known link in the cosmic chain of evolution, humankind can be viewed as an instrument of the universe in its ongoing process to awaken to higher consciousness. We explain that the more we understand ourselves the more we understand the cosmos, and vice versa, in a mutually dependent evolution of scientific and spiritual awareness. Once the students clearly see the inherent resources contained in their genetic makeup, the next step is to access and apply these resources in their everyday life.”
Lifespan Optimization system uses Body Consciousness Techniques, such as meditation, pressure points, ring muscles, and touch triggers to help individuals to locate their optimal duration in themselves, and provides them Self-management Skills, such as breathing, good nutrition, sufficient rest, and active lifestyle that would enable them to make this potential a reality. According to Mr. Ale, when we are able to see the entire structure of our life we are better able to deal with the everyday challenges we confront.
Mr. Ale, who serves as Vice President of Asia Pacific Association of Psychology, and Teresa Mishler, DBA, Programming Director of Lifespan Seminar, have kept busy on the international speaking circuit, being invited to present their research on optimizing lifespan potential at global conferences on consciousness and psychology. A presentation at Stockholm University, a keynote address at the International Conference on Psychology, and other presentations can be viewed at - www.youtube.com/
Mr. Ale explains: “The awareness that we can sense how long we can live rests on the biological fact that every living organism has an optimal duration of existence. This is the amount of years that they’re expected to live under optimal conditions. For example, whales who live 80 years and shrews who live 2, both have approximately one billion and a half heartbeats in a lifetime. Unlike wild creatures who are blind instruments of their DNA, humans have the capacity to understand the amount of energy that their body contains, and use this energy in the manner that they choose.”
Mr. Ale likens not knowing how long we can live to driving a car without a fuel gauge. He says, “Let’s assume that we’re planning a cross-country trip. We have two vehicles, equal in everything except one has a fuel gauge and the other doesn’t. To be sure, we’ll be able to make it across country in the car without a fuel gauge. But which of these vehicles will give us more control, peace of mind, and mastery? If this is correct for a vehicle of metal and rubber it is all the more valid for our vehicle of flesh, blood, and bones.”
He adds: “It is a commendable decision for BSA and YSU to provide their students with a practical health and wellness program at this time, especially as the national and global obesity rates are rising steadily, with their many consequences on both individuals and societies as a whole.”