(Downstairs in the Yoga/Speaker Room of Nutrition World on Vance Road)

MAR 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  -  Mark your calendars NOW!

Margaret Dexter, PhD


Reiki & Animal Healing
Spiritual Healing & Meditation

1) Reiki & Animal Healing – Reiki is also used to describe a Japanese energy healing system used originally for spiritual development and used today for “hands-on” healing. Reiki Practitioners create an energetic space to support the self-healing process of those to whom they connect. 

Reiki is ideal for animals because it is gentle, noninvasive and doesn't require physical contact. It doesn't cause stress, discomfort, or pain, and yet yields powerful results. Animals respond intuitively to Reiki's power to support the healing of emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries. For animals who are healthy, Reiki helps to maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides an emotional sense of peace and contentment. For animals who are ill, Reiki is a wonderful healing method as well as a safe complement to Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, flower essences, and all other forms of healing. For example, Reiki can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, support an acupuncture treatment, and complement the effects of flower essences.

Margaret first became a “Reiki Master” in 2005 and has taught Reiki in the Chattanooga area since that time. Most recently she brought Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki in Australia to Chattanooga to teach Shinpiden which is Level III Reiki in the Japanese tradition, and she currently teaches all levels of Reiki in this lineage.

2) Spiritual Healing & Meditation – Planet earth is emerging from eons of fear, darkness and the illusion of separation. As Spiritual Healers you want to bring Light and Oneness to the planet. As you reconnect with your soul essence and know yourself as a spiritual being waking up as a human being, you become the Oneness you seek to bring. Margaret Dexter, PhD, will discuss the awakening taking place and take the group on a meditative Journey to the higher dimensions to connect more with their divine essence. 

Margaret supports Spiritual Healing through private sessions, workshops, teleconferences and her forthcoming book "Waking Up on a Strange Planet: A Lightworker’s Guide to Planet Earth." She teaches Reiki from a spiritual perspective to help students connect with their true reality.

For more information, contact Merry Johnson or call 706-952-1608.

MAR 15, 2:00 pm -- Free event for the public -- MAR 15, 2:00 pm


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CHEO & Nutrition World Join Forces for FREE Monthly Film Series Starting in March!

A combined venture, of CHEO hosting and Nutrition World providing the location, is giving the public a treat with FREE monthly showings of holistic / health-oriented documentaries and films. 

Topics range from GMO's, holistic therapies, the how-to's of our food supply, factory farming, meditation, Edgar Cayce, prescription drugs, behind autism, and a host of other films that should interest both a holistic and environmentally concerned audience. 

The series will begin on March 14 at 2 pm, with the presentations being the second Saturday of each month at 2 pm in the Nutrition World Speaker Room, downstairs off Vance Road.

Starting the ongoing series in March, the first DVD featured is the thought-provoking “Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives,” a film by Jeffrey M. Smith, and a production of the Institute for Responsible Technology. It is an 85-minute feature documentary based on Jeffrey M. Smith's bestselling book on GMOs, Seeds of Deception. Smith is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices.

Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide!

In the film, viewers will be presented with Never-Before-Seen-Evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. 

This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

Watch the film trailer:

Don’t miss this film! (along with FREE non-GMO popcorn!)

After the film, CHEO will host a short discussion on this serious topic and provide possible ACTION points and personal steps for change.

CHEO, the Complementary Health Education Organization, is a 501c3 non-profit created to educate the public about holistic topics, website: At Nutrition World, their top priority is to offer Chattanooga‘s best selection of top quality health products that will meet the needs of the Chattanooga area residents. Nutrition World,, is located at 6201 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. 

For more information, contact CHEO President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by email or phone at 423-322-2614.

CHEO March Spotlight 2015

Margaret E. Dexter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Reiki Teacher & Spiritual Counselor

Please tell us about yourself in 75 words or less.

Before devoting her time to spiritual work, Margaret had a successful 25 year career in the computer industry. She worked as a systems engineer, systems analyst, scientific programmer, data processing supervisor and college professor. She earned one of the first PhD degrees in the computer field from Georgia Tech and developed some of the first computer science curriculum. As a graduate student and a college professor, Margaret published academic papers and presented papers at national conferences. She is an experienced teacher, workshop facilitator and speaker.

What brought you to alternative health and the field/product you’re involved with?

I first studied Reiki in 1996 as part of an intuitive body work class. I have since studied with many other Reiki teachers taking level III Reiki four times with five different Reiki teachers. I first became a “Reiki Master” in 2005 and have taught Reiki in the Chattanooga area since that time. Most recently I brought Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki in Australia to Chattanooga to teach Shinpiden which is Level III Reiki in the Japanese tradition and I currently teach all levels of Reiki in his lineage.



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