In this video, Deaf participants walk across red-hot coals at a firewalking workshop conducted by Ocean – who is the world’s first and only Deaf individual to be certified as a firewalking instructor by the Firewalking Institute for Research and Education (F.I.R.E.)
The workshop took place on New Year’s Day of 2005 in Asheville, North Carolina. A total of around 125 people participated, of which six were Deaf and a seventh was a sign language interpreter.
All participants were fine, and there were no injuries.
(Note: the video is nine minutes long, so it may take some time to download. It is captioned for non-signers)
Those who prefer to see a larger, full-screen version of this video can click on the box with the gray square inside it in the lower right-hand corner of the video to enlarge it.
To learn more about firewalking, check out Ocean’s posts here:
In addition, Amanda Dennison, who is one of Ocean’s firewalking friends and took the training with her, set a Guiness World Record for the longest firewalk at 220+ feet. You can see Amanda’s video of her record setting walk here:
For more information, or to set up a empowerment training/firewalking workshop for your group, contact Ocean at email@example.com
PLEASE DON’T TRY TO DO THIS ON YOUR OWN
F.I.R.E. instructors are trained on how to conduct these workshops safely
At this time, I do not have any workshops scheduled, but I am always willing and interested in doing such workshops for Deaf groups. I have done workshops for the Rhode Island Association of the Deaf, DEAF Inc. in the Boston area, and a presentation for the NAD Board; as well as for/with groups in California, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington State, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Very special thanks to Jared Evans of DeafRead, for his generous assistance in converting the DVD to a video clip and uploading it to YouTube on my behalf…thanks a million, Jared – I owe ya one!
(Wanna walk on fire with me? HA!)