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Book Launch Event: a one-on-one author interview – BookTrib is interviewing Yamina on Facebook Live

February
17 | 2022
1:00 pm EST time

BookTrib regularly conducts one-on-one author interviews that appear live on BookTrib’s Facebook page and will remain on the page for subsequent viewing. The interviews delve into the author, her life, her work and some of the themes she conveys in her book. 
BookTrib.com was created as a news source for people who love books, want to find out what’s happening in the book world and love learning about great authors of whom they may not have heard. Simply put, BookTrib.com brings discerning readers and rising authors closer together – and in a big way, with more than 70,000 unique monthly website visitors and close to 80,000 views on social media. BookTrib.com is produced by Meryl Moss Media Group, a leading literary marketing and publicity firm which for more than 25 years has helped authors get known. BookTrib regularly conducts one-on-one author interviews that appear live on BookTrib’s Facebook page and will remain on the page for subsequent viewing. The interviews delve into the author, her life, her work and some of the themes she conveys in her book.

Lecture

Yamina at the Storia workshop, 2015

Lecture Length: 60 min.

Lecture Language: English or Hebrew
>>>If time allows, a bonus short film will be shown. Please note, the film is in English only.

Cost: $90

>>> A unique lecture that tells an inspiring story based on the true events of Arieldavid’s remarkable healing path.
>>> In this lecture, Yamina shares her experiences and her observations on the improvement of her son’s condition by using visualizations since Arieldavid’s birth, Yoga asana/body postures since age five, Bhrigu Yoga mantra chanting from the Bhadury family, and Puja from age seven. Against all odds, Arieldavid’s transformation from being constantly ventilated from birth to breathing independently during all waking hours from age ten was achieved through these Eastern medical practices. Now, from age thirteen he has enjoyed weekly horseback riding, bicycling, hiking in nature, and other activities which were impossible while constantly ventilated.
>>> The goal for this lecture is to motivate adults with chronic conditions and their families to take charge over their happiness and become the writers of their inner stories when living a life founded on their core life values.

>>> Designed for various groups, this lecture is tailored for: adults with chronic conditions, parents, families, and caregivers with a chronic condition. It is also appropriate for helping professionals as well as organizations that serve the community of people living with a chronic condition.

In this lecture, Yamina relates the unique story of her Son’s healing path and the journey she herself took to assist him in finding the tools, the teachers, and the teachings that helped her define what her son’s and her own Storia Map would look like. A Map that would take them all the way to the vision she had on the day he was born: living a full and happy life, healed, healthy, and happy.

>>> At the end of the lecture, there will be a Q&A session.
>>> Bonus film: If time allows, a short bonus film in English will be featured.

To book a lecture, contact Yamina at yamina@storiamap.com

Storia-Map in Seven-Session

Storia card game, 2015

Storia’s Seven-Sessions Package Includes: Seven Zoom one-on-one hour-long sessions with Yamina, Audio and PDF mediations, and exercises.

>>> After completing the Seven-Session Package and creating your Storia Map, you will be able to join a weekly Storia Map group to build infinite support and strength in the path you chose for your Storia Map.

Cost: $765

Seven-Session Package
>>> I purify my mind, I energize my heart, and I strengthen my body. I create my story.

Whether you are an adult with a chronic condition, a parent or family member to an adult with a chronic condition, or a caregiver, Storia can help you live a full and happy life.

>>> I Create your own Storia Map with three tools: Image - Method - Story.
The Storia Map Seven-Sessions Package was created so people could easily create a personalized Storia Map of their life. In the Seven Sessions, you will learn how to reveal your core Life Value and generate a coherent story to visualize your future life. Through guided visualization meditations, various self-reflective exercises, Yoga postures, mudras, mantras, and philosophy, you will learn the steps to create the Story of your life. Exploring stories from people, literature, and movies provide models for your own story. Write the script for your story using affirmations and becoming aware of your six senses as they help identify what is good for you and what is not helpful or even distracting to the life-energy force within us. You will learn to observe “What sensation does the story cause?” and “What do you see/ hear/ smell/ taste?” and “What higher intuition is revealed?”
>>> Transforming fears and doubt into empowerment
The Seven Sessions include two sessions for each of the three pillars of the Storia method: Purifying, Strengthening, and Creating, followed by a summation session to learn what is next. Each session was specifically designed to support your growth, help you overcome fears and doubt, and achieve empowerment. You are taught to visualize the Image, practice the Method, and create the Story you wish deep in your heart to manifest. The Storia Map includes six areas, and together they help create a nurturing and holistic life. The six areas are: Body, Mind, Emotions, Behavior, Giving, and Receiving. Once each section is thoroughly explored, a new possibility arises to become the person your inner story is guiding you towards.
>>> Build resilience with the three pillars of Storia method: Purifying, Strengthening, and Creating
The Storia Map method builds resilience through a three-step process: Purifying – Strengthening – Creation. This is achieved with three tools: Image – Story – Method. In the Seven Sessions you will learn how to visualize what you truly want, and learn which method can best support its manifestation: Yoga, Meditation, and more. Finally, how to use these methods to tap into your inner story.
>>> I purify my mind, I energize my heart and I strengthen my body. I create my story.
As a holistic approach, the Storia Map sees you and the people around you as one complete energetic organism. Therefore, the process teaches you how to fulfill your personal story while also helping others improve their life stories.
>>> The strongest universal power is LOVE and it lies within you.

With this method, the focus is to tune into LOVE energy, the purist energy all humans possess as part of their birthright. The LOVE energy is responsible for the creation of harmony, peace, and compassion. In the Storia Map sessions, through the nature-based visualization meditations you will learn how to tune into this LOVE energy that is always available to you through the power of the universe. 

Storia’s Seven-Sessions Package Includes: Seven Zoom one-on-one hour-long sessions with Yamina, Audio and PDF mediations, and exercises.

>>> After completing the Seven-Session Package and creating your Storia Map, you will be able to join a weekly Storia Map group to build ongoing support and strength in the path you chose for your Storia Map.

You can contact Yamina to book Storia's Seven Sessions Package at yamina@storiamap.com

Yamina’s Book

All profits from sales of the book "Life Is How You Tell Your Story", in all forms: Paperback, E-Book & Audiobook, go 100% to Arieldavid, the hero of this story.

Softcover This book features a full-color interior with over 70 photos from 2005-2021, Storia guided meditations, and exercise worksheets.
cost: $18.99
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eBook in full color with over 70 images, Storia exercises and meditations
cost: $8.99
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Audiobook including Storia exercises and meditations Audiobook Length: 4h 19 m.
cost: $13.08
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Life Is How You Tell Your Story

Life Is How You Tell Your Story is an inspirational story based on the true events of a young mother’s quest to heal her son, Arieldavid, from a rare, life-threatening condition with which he was born. Despite the immense challenges, Yamina set out on a quest to build a healthy, full, and happy life both for her son and herself. This quest took her on an extraordinary journey filled with unexpected challenges and triumphs. To get the necessary answers, Yamina traveled and met esoteric teachers, discovered Yoga, Ayurveda, self-awareness, holistic healing techniques, and Eastern philosophy. In order to achieve the full life she envisioned for her son and herself, she pieced together all of her learned and intuitive knowledge into one coherent and powerful method she named the “Storia Map.” Storia, meaning both “history” and “story” in Italian, represents that everyone has a history, and yet the story of our future is yet to be told. As the name of the book suggests, life is how you tell your story. This book features a full-color interior with over 70 photos from 2005-2021, Storia guided meditations, and exercise worksheets.

This is Yamina Koichu Salomon’s debut. Yamina is a mother, wife, and creator of the “Storia Map” method developed for her son, Arieldavid, to create the life she envisioned for him against all odds. She is a Storia meditation teacher and certified yoga teacher with therapy approach. Under yoga guru Dr. Bhadury, she became a Bhrigu yoga practitioner. She also holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design (New York), and an MFA from Domus Academy (Milan, Italy). Previously, she designed exhibitions at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and her BFA thesis was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art at the Workspheres Exhibition. After her son was born, Yamina devoted herself to his healing and development, while using her creative designer background to approach his healing path in a fun and creative way. Today, Yamina offers her knowledge to others for spiritual growth and to facilitate their healing path.

Book Launch with Book Trib

BookTrib regularly conducts one-on-one author interviews that appear live on BookTrib’s Facebook page and will remain on the page for subsequent viewing. The interviews delve into the author, her life, her work and some of the themes she conveys in her book.

Book Trib Review

A Mother’s Quest to Heal Her Son Leads to Miracles, Wisdom and Breakthrough Healing Methodology

Life Is How You Tell Your Story: A Mother’s Quest to Heal Her Son (Gatekeeper Press) by Yamina Kiochu Salomon is an inspiring true story of love, loyalty and letting nothing sway you from your path. Love isn’t, and shouldn’t be assumed, easy. The best relationships blossom when both parties are committed to hard work and consistently showing up for the other person.

No relationship exemplifies those values like that of a parent and child, and that bond is tested over and over again when parenting a child with disabilities. When the parent is as committed as this one, though, it’s a labor of love that has the power to challenge all external obstacles and shatter every expectation.

A MOTHER’S VOW

The author is a Jewish woman living in Israel. Her son, Arieldavid, was diagnosed pre-birth with a life-threatening condition later identified as the exceedingly rare Haddad Syndrome. The first response from a medical professional? Abortion. Appalled, she instead made a promise to her unborn child to “do everything in my power to help you heal and have a happy, full life!”

Appointments for operations were set within the first month of the child’s life. It took four months to bring him home. Pain and hospitalizations inevitably followed, but as Arieldavid grew, he maintained a sunny disposition. Practically speaking, however, “there was hardly any balance in my or my son’s life.” Contributions from well-intentioned friends and family made an enormous positive impact.

Initially, Salomon tried to keep her promise by seeking the help of doctors to figure out long-term solutions. While a few came through, that trail mostly led to dead ends. Along the way, her son teetered on the brink of death many times. Meanwhile, she began an alternative journey that facilitated the creation of her own game plan to achieve holistic health and wellness, the Storia Method. She outlines her method in detail so readers can implement it themselves.

A WIDE WORLD OF NEW POSSIBILITIES 

She also discovered the power of ancient Ayurvedic yoga philosophy. Here is where the book becomes a two-edged sword; it’s not just a motivational personal account but a useful self-help guidebook. You’ll see meditation, nature, spirituality and fortitude do their due diligence. There are too many dreams, visions, retreats, pilgrimages, practices and prayers to list in this review: basically, it’s a woman’s search for meaning with fruitful results.

The book begins with a few smile-inducing photos of the mother and son, and you’ll be happy to see photos make recurring appearances throughout. The addition lends even more humanity to the already-affecting narrative; it’s impossible to look at these faces and not feel a gentle tug of that thread that connects us all to the same human experience. One comes to mind of the duo grinning as they do yoga together, mother and son facing each other in his and her versions of the restorative pose.

THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE

Every demonstration of a Puja or step of the Storia Map proves fascinating, but the indomitable spirit of the two main characters is what keeps the reader hooked. The author is indubitably a big-hearted woman, and that heartbeat keeps the book endlessly alive. A wonderful example occurs before the story even begins; after naming various individuals, Salomon dedicates the book, “To all mothers, wherever and whoever you are – know that I truly believe in the power of motherhood, a power you hold within yourself. It is the power of cocreation! I know from my own experience as a mother: if you believe and do your part, the impossible becomes possible!”

It’s wildly refreshing to read a book about successes in healing and overcoming the odds, especially in these times of bad news and attempts to make sense of an ill world. Photos of Arieldavid happily on horseback when we know that doctors first gave him a death sentence? Priceless.

In the end, as she shares at the beginning, “this book is about stopping our automatic behavior and starting to think about things that do matter to us, such as what makes us feel joy, love and happiness.”

BookTrip Review

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Simply put, BookTrib.com brings discerning readers and rising authors closer together – and in a big way, with more than 70,000 unique monthly website visitors and close to 80,000 views on social media.

Reviews

5/5
Courage ,research, tenacity and blind belief shows how a mother can help heal her son
This book captivated me from the front cover to the last page. Her story or rather hers and Arialdavid’s life took me from page to page and chapter to chapter. The photos linked to the chapters brought a reality to their lives . It is not just a life journey but a picture of what can be done with courage, research and tenacity. Not only does the book bring one intimately into the authors world but cleverly knits in her philosophy and teaching with her ” Storia ” method designed to help other families with challenges. I read the book in a day and could not put it down.
I salute Yamina and Arialdavid for the effort that they have invested into finding ways to achieving a mothers dream. I highly recommend that you read the book and get to understand that everything in life is possible.
5/5
Inspirational true story on motherhood, unconditional love & self help