Natural Vision Coach
"While this book (Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers) is aimed at the bodyworker who already has a grasp of anatomy and physiology, I will be recommending it to my lay hydrotherapy students. It is more than a text that you learn from and then leave on the shelf. I can see myself, my students and my colleagues, using this as a reference for years to come. Thank you MaryBetts, for writing this valuable summation of hydrotherapy knowledge, and thank you to Handspring Publishing for turning it into an attractive, easy-to-use and sturdy book. "
Bruce Thompson, physical therapist, Cardiff, Australia
NATURAL VISION IMPROVEMENT CLASS
Marybetts has a long-standing interest in natural vision improvement, also known as the Bates Method or "Better Eyesight without Glasses". She has improved her own vision to a great extent and is excited about helping others.
Marybetts is certified as a Natural Improvement Teacher and Coach by the Vision Improvement Center of Fort Collins Colorado (Greg Marsh of Better Eyesight Now). She currently teaches Natural Vision Improvement classes in Corvallis, as well as longer workshops for various retreat centers. She also includes exercises to ease eyestrain and tension in all of her Pediatric Massage classes.
What is the Bates Method?
One hundred years ago, Dr. William Bates was an opthalmologist and opthalmology professor at Cornell University. After years of experience, he came to believe that many types of vision problems could be imporved through a combination of changing bad visual habits (such as staring) to good ones (such as having an open, expansive way of looking at the world), eye exercises, releasing visual tension, and understanding the importance of mental strain in vision problems. For more information on the Bates Method, see the books Better Vision Now by Clara Hackett, Relearning to See by Thomas Quackebush, or look at the webiste called Better Eyesight Now by Greg Marsh of the Natural Vision Improvement Center.
Students massaging around the eyes to ease eye strain.
Vision students practicing near-far shifting technique
Mennonite Village Wellness Breakfast presentation, Doorways into Natural Vision Improvement
Listen – Interview with MaryBetts (this is a Naked Eye podcast. MaryBetts part begins at 8 minutes and 30 seconds.)
A Journey through the Human eye:
How We See
by Baush and Lomb
See a beautiful infographic and learn how human vision is both similar and different than that of mammals, birds, insects and fish.
Watch a 10-minute video of the US Air Force Academy's vision trining program.
Under video clips in the gray box, click on Vision Training Video.
Baby bird swing technique
Learning to use toys for
eye muscle stretches.