If you could help a blind person to see, would you do it? Utah is full of kind-hearted individuals who are ready to assist others at the drop of a hat. So, we have a feeling every one of you reading this would jump at the chance to help the visually impaired. Fortunately, there is now a non-profit organization for the blind in Ogden Utah. Below, we will learn more about this non-profit, explore some success stories, and let you know how you can assist blind individuals.
What Is the Vibravision Foundation?
If you follow our blog at all, you know that Vibravision is an ancient technique in Merpati Putih that allows both sighted and visually-impaired people to “see” through the use of vibrational energy and nothing else.
In order to get the most out of the training, blind students must totally immerse themselves in the Vibravision training. This level of training does not come cheap. The Vibravision Foundation was founded to help visually-impaired individuals of all economic means afford the classes. The goal of the Foundation is to teach all blind people who are interested the art of Vibravision. We believe this is a technique that can greatly enhance their lives and want to make it as readily available as possible.
What Are the Blind Immersion Classes?
There are weekend, five-day, and one-month immersion classes available for visually-impaired people. The 16-hour-long weekend course is designed for students who want to see what Vibravision is about but don’t want to commit to the longer term immersion.
The five-day immersion takes place over five days. Blind students receive a uniform, DVD of the event, and a certificate of completion. And, since it is a true immersion course, lodging and food are also provided. There are two levels to the five-day program. Level 2 builds upon what students learn in Level 1. The next Level 1 course is scheduled for August 6th through 10th, 2018.
The one-month immersion program perfects the skills learned in the five-day immersion programs. The classes take place every weekday for eight hours.
For the last six months, Mike Armstrong and Tiffany Shearon of Phoenix, AZ, who are both blind, have been making the trip up to Ogden for training once per month. The regular practice continues to develop their non-visual perception. Consequently, they have both shown marked improvements in orientation and mobility.
As we discussed in a recent blog, Mike applied for the Holman Prize to receive funding to be able to study Vibravision full-time for a year. He is currently a semifinalist in the process. Both Mike and Tiffany point to Vibravision as having changed their lives, and compared to the tools they had been taught previously, Vibravision is much different and has provided a new level of spatial awareness.
What You Can Do to Help
If you are inspired to help blind individuals after learning about the Vibravision Foundation, you’re in luck. There are several ways you can support the visually-impaired to achieve their goals of becoming more aware of their surroundings. First, you can choose to donate any amount to our general donation fund. This will be split up among applicants who have a financial need. Secondly, you can choose to sponsor or donate to a specific applicant.
And, if you want to help Mike Armstrong in his bid to win a Holman Prize, check out his YouTube video and take a moment to hit the thumbs-up button.
If you would like to learn more about how you can contribute to the Vibravision Foundation non-profit organization for the blind in Ogden Utah, contact MP USA today!