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.

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.

 

Shift into Freedom:

The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

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

 

 

Dave Austin | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

Dave Austin is an International bestselling author and a highly sought after “mental performance coach” toprofessional athletes. As founder of Extreme Focus he is best known for his “game ready” visualizations, which have helped NFL, MLB, Olympic, and college athletes achieve extraordinary results, along with assisting business leaders and Fortune 100 and 500 companies excel to new heights. As a former professional athlete himself, Dave uses his firsthand knowledge and experience to help get his clients “in the zone” and is affectionately known as the “secret weapon” when it comes to a competitive edge. In addition to his one-on-one work, he helped the U.S. Olympic field hockey team get their best results in World Cup competition, assisted the L.A. Dodgers in going from last place to winning the pennant, and gave the extra edge and mental strength to an Army Ranger team during their Best of the Best Competition. Davis also the author of Song Writing for Dummies which he wrote with Jim Petrick, writer of of Eye of the Tiger and other hits.