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Topic: Sculpting a Heart-centered Practice: Exploring the Connection between the Brain, the Heart, and Spirituality

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Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Dr. Joan Borysenko, a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine, is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.

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Topic: One Mind Consciousness and Why We Need to Know About It

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Larry Dossey, M.D.

Dr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world. His topic highlights findings from his book ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. He lectures around the world.

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Topic: Living “In the Space Between Things”: The Energetic Connection that Motivates Our Drive for Wholeness

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Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is a broadcaster, author, and highly sought after speaker. The hallmark of her work as an investigative journalist is exhaustive research in the areas of quantum physics, spirituality, and health. She discusses her fourth book, The Bond, in which she lays out not only why we so desperately need to fix our falling-down world, but also how each of us can take a hand at helping it happen.

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Topic: The Biofield: What We Know and What We Don't

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Shamini Jain, Ph.D.

As Founder and Director of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), Dr. Shamini Jain is on a mission to unite scientists, practitioners, educators, and others in their efforts to facilitate conscious healing practices. She is currently also assistant professor in Psychiatry at UC San Diego and an energy medicine practitioner herself. During our interview, she reveals the latest scientific understanding of the biofield and its measurement, and discusses her global perspectives on how energy medicine practitioners can and are teaming with researchers to improve the future of healthcare.

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Topic: Vitalizing our Biofield: Health Implications of Earthing and Biofield Measurement Devices

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Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D.

Dr. Gaétan Chevalier received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in Engineering Physics with specialization in Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy. After 4 years of research at UCLA in the fields of plasma physics and nuclear fusion, he became professor and Director of Research at the California Institute for Human Science (CIHS) for 10 years doing research in human physiology and electrophysiology. Dr. Chevalier is still core faculty at CIHS. He is a visiting scholar in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, School of Medicine, UC San Diego. He has been Director of the Earthing Institute since its foundation in 2009 and Research Director at Psy-Tek, a privately owned research company on the campus of CIHS, since 2010.

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Topic: Beyond the Physical: How our Energetic Patterns Reveal our Deepest Selves

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Alice_Percy_Strauss LSHC, CYT

Alice Percy Strauss, LSHC, CYT, CATY, CRI is the founder and director of the Yogatsu® Institute for Conscious Living and Healing Studies in California. Her extensive background consists of yoga history, yoga therapy and psychology, Asian Bodywork, energy frequencies, symptom origination, spiritual development, meditation and Buddhist philosophy. She’s published two books, Yogatsu 101: Introduction to Energy Psychology and Spiritual Rehabilitation, and Self-Help Yoga. She is a master acupressure, Shiatsu, and reflexology instructor, and created SOLEyoga. She is a former Conscious Leadership consultant at Scripps Hospital in San Diego.

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Topic: Building Extraordinary Relationships: The Vision of Physicist David Bohm

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Beth Macy, Ph.D.s

Dr. Macy is an expert change agent. Understanding how optimized relationships catalyze organizational potential has been a large part of her life’s work. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to The President’s Committee on Mental Retardation and received the Outstanding Individual Service Award from the National Association of Developmental Disabilities Council. She’s also an expert in Jungian thought and analysis which lead her to becoming a Reiki Master and authority on theoretical physicist David Bohm’s process of Dialogue as a catalyst for societal change. She’s a researcher, storyteller, and energy medicine practitioner who will discuss how Bohm’s Dialogue can evolve a client-practitioner relationship such that energized attunement sets the stage for deep change and spiritualized healing.

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Topic: Qigong: Can it work for you and your practice?

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Ann Cathcart, HTCP, RN

Ann Cathcart has been an RN for more than thirty years and certified in Healing Touch for twenty years. She received holistic nurse certification through the AHNCC in 2002. She has been a qigong student of Master Chunyi Lin since 1998, becoming a Spring Forest Qigong Master Healer and Instructor of Levels 1 and 2 by 2009. Ann has incorporated both Healing Touch and Spring Forest Qigong into her health/wellness/coaching independent healing practice, Clear Path to Wellness, empowering client-centered transformation and healing since 1994. She studied extensively with Dee Krieger and Dora Kuntz, founders of Therapeutic Touch and received HT levels one through six from Janet Mentgen, Healing Touch Program founder.

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Topic: How Meditation Promotes Improved Well-being and Encourages Receptivity and Attunement

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Lynne Shaner, Ph.D.

Dr. Lynne Shaner is a mind-body specialist teaching complementary and integrative medicine and related topics at Saybrook University. She founded Praxis: Wellness in Life & Work, a wellness practice specializing in mind-body approaches to life. She is a certified hypnotherapist, EFT Master Trainer, and a Reiki Master. She brings each of these approaches into her work with clients in her private practice, where she works with clients who have concerns ranging from physical discomfort, addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma challenges, to peak performance and flourishing. She regularly teaches and speaks at the Washington National Cathedral and at the Hope Connections for Cancer Center. As co-founder of Integrative Medical Consulting, she has co-authored The EFTfree Manual and is co-founder of EFTfree.net, a nonprofit website and organization devoted to EFT and mind-body education. She discusses the benefits of a long-term meditation practice, what long-term meditators experience during meditation, and behavior strategies to provide motivation to engage.

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Topic: Empathy in The Practice of Energy Medicine: A Channel for Transformation

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Steve Taylor, Ph.D.

Steve Taylor, Ph.D. is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, and also a poet. His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, and his latest book, The Calm Center, published as an Eckhart Tolle Edition. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, UK where his main interest is trans-personal psychology, the investigation of higher states of consciousness and awakening experiences.

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Topic: Recalling the Wisdom of the Heart: Supporting Prenatal and Perinatal Bonding for Moms, their Infants, and Caregivers

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Rita Kluny, HTCP/I, RN

Rita Kluny has been a certified Healing Touch instructor and practitioner since 1994, was honored as the 1994 American Holistic Nurse of the Year and has over 35 years of nursing experience in Neonatal Intensive Care. She created Healing Touch for Babies in 2000 and has taught the Principles of Infant Compassionate Care to health care professionals, parents, and caregivers. She is the author of Your Baby Remembers: Parenting with a Deep Heart from the Start, has been published in the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, 1st edition, and the new Healing Touch Guidebook.

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Topic: Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine: The Benefits of Laughter Yoga

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Teena Miller

Teena Miller, is a health and wellness professional who specializes in intentional laughter and breath work. As founder of Laughing Heart Connection, she’s worked with some of the most innovative and influential teachers of well-being and self-help and partnered with the Noetic institute for research on loving intentions. Ms. Miller has learned that laughter is as powerful as most drugs and she discusses how the practice of Laughter Yoga can boost your immune system to get more “smileage” out of your daily life!

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