George T. Lynn and Cynthia C. Johnson | 05/06/18 | Parenting

George T. Lynn, M.A., M.P.A., L.M.H.C. is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Bellevue, Washington who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. He has lectured internationally on the subject and is the author of five popular books on parenting children with extreme behavior challenges.

His career as a psychotherapist and writer spans thirty years. He has taught at the graduate level at Antioch University, the University of Puget Sound, and Chapman College and holds Masters Degrees from the University of Colorado in Public Administration and Antioch University in Psychology. His articles have been featured in several national magazines including The Family Therapy Networker and Hope. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America, the Maury Povich Show, and the Thom Hartmann Show to talk about his work with children and families.

George is author of Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child. Dealing With Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behavior, and Rage (Underwood Books, 1996), Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000), Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005), The Asperger Plus Child:  How To Identify and Help Children with Asperger Syndrome and Seven Common Co-Existing Conditions (Autism and Aspergers Publishing Company, 2007) and Breaking the Trance:  A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child (Central Recovery Press, 2016). In his book
s, George provides an understanding of the inner experience of children with severe behavior problems as well as techniques that may be used by parents and therapists to help them.

Cynthia C. Johnson, MA, is an educator and founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College in Washington State, the first degree program in the nation designed for students challenged with learning and cognitive disabilities. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. She is a therapeutic tutor providing in-home individualized tutoring to help students in grades PK-12 reach their full potential. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, Inside Higher Education, University Business Review, The Seattle Times, and KIRO Television.  She is a Certified Mediator Practitioner in Washington State.

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Deirdre Hade | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

Deirdre Hade is a Modern Day Mystic. A spiritual adept since childhood she has spent her life communicating with the unseen. At sixteen her mother was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, it was at this time that Deirdre discovered the healing powers of light enabling her mother to live thirteen years longer than expected. As a member of the Transformational Leadership Council her wisdom has been cited, in Marci Shimoff’s Love for No Reason. Her work is taught by Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach. Ms. Hade founded Radiance Healing and Meditation in 2007 as a system of mindfulness for our modern time, reaching thousands globally with her Radiance Pure Energy program. Years of deep study into the spiritual traditions combined with a direct perception of what those traditions were alluding to has given her the rare ability to imbue her written worlds with the wisdom of the ages: past, present, and future.

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Pamela Anderson | 05/07/18 | Mind/body/spirit

Pamela Anderson is a Canadian actress, author, and activist. She founded The Pamela Anderson Foundation, which supports organizations that fight for human, animal, and environmental rights (pamelaandersonfoundation.org). She is busy writing her next book, The Sensual Vegan.

Jean Houston | 05/07/18 | mind/body/spirit

Jean Houston is a visionary thinker, teacher, and philosopher who pioneered the Human Potential Movement and established the Social Artistry leadership model that she used in her work with the United Nations Development Programme. Over the course of her life’s work, Houston has developed a worldwide network of social leaders, educators, and philosophers, including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Houston has worked with agencies of the United Nations, NASA, and many others. She is the author of nearly thirty books. Learn more at JeanHouston.org.

Kellyann Petrucci | 05/06/18 | body/mind/spirit

Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D., is the author of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet(Rodale, 2015). A weight-loss and natural anti-aging transformation expert, Dr. Petrucci has a private practice in the Birmingham, Michigan area and is a concierge doctor for celebrities in New York City and Los Angeles. She is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant.

Dr. Petrucci is a regular guest on television shows including The Doctors, Dr. Oz, and national news programs. She is the driving force behind the website DrKellyann.com, and has authored six books for John Wiley & Sons. These include Living Paleo for Dummies — one of the highest-selling Dummies books of all time. In addition, she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. She is the creator of the 30 Day Reset Program, which helps people lose weight, regain their energy, and reverse the effects of aging.

Dr. Petrucci did postgraduate work in Europe, studying naturopathic medicine in England and Switzerland. She is one of the few practitioners in the United States certified in biological medicine by the esteemed Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle in Switzerland.

Thom Hartmann | 05/06/18 | body/mind/spirit

Thom Hartmann is the four-time Project Censored Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 23 books currently in print in over a dozen languages on five continents.
Hartmann is also an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and economics.
The co-founder (with his wife, Louise) and former Executive Director of The New England Salem Children’s Village (1978) and The Hunter School (1997), he has led national innovations in the areas of residential treatment for abused children and private/public education for learning-disabled children.
He has helped set up hospitals, famine relief programs, schools, and refugee centers in India, Uganda, Australia, Colombia, Russia, and the United States through the German-based Salem International program. Formerly rostered with the State of Vermont as a psychotherapist, founder of The Michigan Healing Arts Center, and licensed as an NLP Trainer by Richard Bandler (who wrote the foreword to one of Thom’s books), he was the originator of the revolutionary “Hunter/Farmer Hypothesis” to understand the psychiatric condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
A guest faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont, he also synthesized the “Younger/Older Culture model” for describing the underpinnings – and possible solutions – to the world’s ecological and socio-political crises, suggesting that many of our problems are grounded in cultural “stories” which go back thousands of years.
Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom appears), and Warner Brothers is making a movie starring DiCaprio and Robert De Niro from the book Thom co-authored with Lamar Waldron, “Legacy of Secrecy.”
Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 8th most important talk show host in America in 2011, 2012, and 2013 (10th the two previous years), and for three of the past five years the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking. His radio show is syndicated on for-profit radio stations nationwide by Dial-Global, on non-profit and community stations nationwide by Pacifica, across the entire North American continent on SiriusXM Satellite radio, on cable systems nationwide by Cable Radio Network (CRN), on its own YouTube channel, via Livestream on its own Livestream channel, via subscription podcasts, worldwide through the US Armed Forces Network, and through the Thom Hartmann App in the App Store. The radio show is also simulcast as TV in realtime into nearly 60 million US and Canadian homes by the Free Speech TV Network on Dish Network, DirectTV, and cable TV systems nationwide.
His evening TV program, The Big Picture, is wholly owned by his own production company, produced in the RT studios, and licensed to and carried by Free Speech TV in the US, and into over 600 million homes in 104 countries via broadcast and cable by the RT TV network, and distributed worldwide on the web on Hulu.
As an entrepreneur, he’s founded several successful businesses which still are operating, and lived and worked with his wife, Louise, and their three (now adult) children on several continents.
He was born and grew up in Michigan, and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he and Louise have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, Germany, and Oregon…and now live on a boat in Washington D.C. with their attack-cat, Higgins.

Mark Goulston | 05/06/18 | Business

Mark Goulston, M.D. is the author of the #1 international best-selling book, “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone (Amacom, 2009) and co-author of REAL INFLUENCE: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In (Amacom, 2013).  his latest title is “Talking to Crazy:  How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life.”  He blogs for the Huffington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today and Business Insider and writes the Tribune syndicated career advice column, “Solve Anything with Dr. Mark.”

He has appeared frequently in the media as an expert resource including: CNN, BBC-TV, Today, Oprah, Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Newsweek.

He is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Heartfelt Leadership, Chairman and Co-Founder of Go Positive Now, Resident Big Brother at Business Women Rising and serves on the Board of Advisors of American Women Veterans and Health Corps. He speaks internationally on leadership, provides keynotes at women’s conferences and is an executive coach to high potential managers and leaders helping them to not just get the best from their people, but to also inspire and empower their people to be the best person they can be. His has spoken to or worked with companies and organizations including: GE, IBM, Xerox, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Accenture, Ernst & Young, British Airways, Sodexo, American Bar Association, Anderson School of Management at UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Office of the Los Angeles District Attorney, Superior Court Judges of Los Angeles, Superior Court Judges of San Jose, YPOWPO and Vistage.

He has been a UCLA professor of psychiatry for more than twenty years and a trainer of FBI and police hostage negotiators and lives in Los Angeles.

Website: www.markgoulston.com

Loch Kelly | 05/06/18 | body/mind/spirit

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is a meditation teacher, psychotherapist, author and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. A graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, Loch was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka India and Nepal from 1981-1982 and has since delved into a variety of disciplines under teachers from around the world. He studied Buddhism with Professor Lily de Silva at the University of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Insight Meditation with Godwin Samararatne and at the Theravada monasteries, Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Meditation with Fr. Bede Griffiths and Anthony de Mello, Advaita at Sri Ramana Ashram, and Dzogchen and Mahamudra Meditation with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Nepal.

Loch spent 10 years establishing homeless shelters and community lunch programs and working in a community mental health clinic in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as Coordinator of Counseling and Interspiritual Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary and worked extensively with families of 9/11 victims.

As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 25 years. He served on the New York Insight Teachers Council and was authorized to teach Sutra Mahamudra by Mingyur Rinpoche and invited to join with Adyashanti to teach direct realization of your true nature. Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.

Loch teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage in an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science and psychotherapy. Loch is grateful for all his teachers and loves to share from his own experience that has given him great joy, freedom and love. He offers group awareness training, workshops on effortless mindfulness and heart mindfulness, retreats, and individual pointing-within instructions. He is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, is part of a national 501 (c) 3 Public Charity. Loch currently resides in New York City with his wife Paige and their cat Duffy.

 

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Awakening can be the natural next stage of human development. Awakening is not a rare event limited to those who leave for the monastery or cave. We can awaken in the midst of our daily lives by discovering what Loch Kelly calls “open-hearted awareness.” For the past two decades, this innovative psychotherapist and meditation teacher has been helping people from every background learn how to access a spacious, natural way of living in tune with a deeper truth. Shift into Freedom presents Loch Kelly’s original synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern psychological insights, current neuroscience research, and unique awareness practices for the body, mind, and heart. Written for both first-time and lifelong meditators, here is a training guide filled with simple and effective experiential tools for “unhooking” awareness from our chattering minds and dropping into our awake heart space, expanding our sense of intimacy and interconnection, and embodying inner peace, clarity, and love.Read Excerpt Here!

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Evelyn Brodie | 05/06/18 | body/mind/spirit

Evelyn Brodie is a modern day shamanic practitioner and integrated healer. In the seventies, Brodie earned degrees in Economics from Glasgow University in Scotland and Stanford 
University in California. For thirty years, she enjoyed a lucrative career as an economist, financial journalist and corporate communications executive before she had an experience that forced her to change her belief system and ultimately her life.

This experience was so vivid and undeniable that Brodie was called to embark on a dual track quest for knowledge and understanding. Her research over the last decade has led her to study a wide range of experiential healing practices including shamanism and other altered states of consciousness, as well as the scientific models behind these practices, including quantum physics, psychoneuroimmunology, neurobiology and epigenetics. Her travels have exposed her to healing modalities from North, Central and South America all the way to India and Southeast Asia.

Prior to the publication of Temenos Touch, Brodie published Corporate Bitch to Shaman: a journey uncovering the links between 21st century science, consciousness and the ancient healing practices, a memoir that describes her ten-year journey that lead her to her role from economist and journalist to shamanic practitioner and healer.

Today she is clear that she can use the tools from all her learning in a completely integrated holistic way. She has created a unique type of healing practice that addresses the life experiences, culture, and difficulties of each individual she works with. She calls this Temenos Touch and it became the title of her new book. “A temenos,” Brodie describes, “is a protected place where the transforming work of healing physically and emotionally takes place through learning and teaching”.  Evelyn now lives and runs her healing practice in London, England.

Further information is available on www.balanceandpurpose.co.uk.  You can watch a video explaining Temenos Touch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm6haIKrkeE

 

 

Thea Alexander | 05/06/18 | mind/body/spirit

Thea Alexander is a counseling psychologist and best-selling author.
Her books, 2150 AD, Macro Philosophy, The Macro Study Series, and her stories in The Chicken Soup for the Soul books, have changed millions of lives.

She has lectured internationally, authored two daily newspaper columns, and hosted a television interview series. Educated as a counselor, her academic achievements earned Thea membership in the honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. She invented a new, succinct (two to six hours) technique of assisting people toward achieving their potential, called Personal Evolution Tutoring, and in 1978 founded the founded the Macro Society, an organization dedicated to accelerating personal and spiritual evolution.

Full credit classes have been presented on her books at many prestigious schools, both in the United States and abroad, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Texas, to name just a few.