The community is invited to a special premiere showing of "Heal," a documentary that takes viewers on a scientific and spiritual journey to understand how thoughts, beliefs and emotions have an enormous impact on the body's ability to heal itself. Based on the latest science, the documentary empowers viewers with the knowledge that people are not victims of immutable genes, but in fact, have more control over their health and wellness than ever believed.
"Heal" features insights from leading scientists and spiritual teachers with compelling personal accounts of three patients on actual high-stakes healing journeys. Their inspiring stories illustrate the uniqueness of healing in each individual - an extremely complex process which can nonetheless happen spontaneously in a moment.
The Delaware premiere will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Lefty's Alley and Eats. The screening will be followed by an open discussion session led by chiropractor Krista Griffin and Dr. Uday Jani.
Griffin, who coordinated the event, considers "Heal" an opportunity to help people understand how the thoughts and attitudes they carry around every day directly impact their internal state of wellness. Based in Lewes, she is aware of the power the mind has over the physical body.
"It is not uncommon to have patients manifest their emotional pain in their bodies. This is a conversation I have daily in my practice. My hope is that the movie will stimulate questions as to what works, what doesn't, and why, and we want participants to leave with some actionable steps for moving forward with their own healing process," said Griffin.
Jani, a well-respected, board-certified internist in Milton, earned a fellowship in integrative medicine studying with its renowned founder Dr. Andrew Weil. Jani also appreciates the chance to explore the film's uplifting ideas with the local community.
"In my more than two decades in medicine, I have been privileged to witness time and again, the extraordinary power of the mind to repair the body and restore it to wellness," he said. "That truth is revealed so movingly in the film, and there is no better message to convey to those who may be struggling with chronic illness ... there is hope, there is healing, and it resides in every one of us."
Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance; to purchase and for more information, go to www.eventbrite.com and search “heal documentary lewes.” Doors open at 5 p.m., the movie starts at 6:30, and discussion will immediately follow the movie.