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2015 Keynotes

Tailoring Mindfulness: Fitting the Practice to the Person

Ronald Siegel, PsyD


Thursday May 28


1.5 CE hours


Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is the most popular new treatment approach in the last decade—and for good reason. It is a remarkably powerful tool that can augment virtually every form of psychotherapy. But mindfulness is not a one-size-fits-all remedy. Techniques must be tailored to fit the needs of individuals. We will explore the core components of mindfulness practices, how they work to alleviate psychological distress, and seven choices you might consider when adapting them to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions.


Objectives: TBA

Ronald Siegel, PsyD, is assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He
serves on the Board of Directors and faculty for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Ronald is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems and co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.



Recent Breakthroughs in Energy Medicine 

Jim Oschman, PhD


Friday, May 29

8:00am - 10:00am

1.5 CE hours

Come and be dazzled by science and how it relates to your practice! This presentation looks at regulatory biology through the lens of the living matrix concept—a system that connects our every thought, word or idea with our genes to produce epigenetic effects. A recent study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine explains how these connections are likely photonic (i.e. at the speed of light) and describes how living systems respond so quickly to tiny energy fields via voltage-gated calcium channels on the surface of our cells.
  • List three therapeutic outcomes to subtle interventions that have previously seemed to defy scientific understanding.
  • List three important biological responses that are regulated by calcium metabolism.
  • List three therapeutic modalities that have been demystified by the recent research described in the presentation.
Jim Oschman, PhD, is the award-winning author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, and Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance. He lectures internationally on the science supporting energy medicine. Jim has degrees in biophysics and biology from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in major research labs around the world.


Full-Spectrum Presencing: The Evolutionary Power of Being Real and Being Fully Here
Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD


Friday, May 29

5:00pm - 6:45pm

1.5 CE hours

You can enhance your effectiveness, renew and refresh your inner landscape and create magic in your relationships and practice by using powerful and simple body intelligence tools. Presencing and authenticity bring you toe-to-toe with life and allow you to create and collaborate instead of controlling or fixing. These skills have been taught around the world for decades and are used in therapy, coaching, business and medical settings
  • Describe a specific form of observation that is intended to create therapeutic engagement.
  • List two communications skills based on descriptive criteria that are intended to shift impasses in relationship.
  • Describe three somatically-based listening and communicating skills.
Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT, has been a pioneer in body intelligence and relationship transformation for the last forty years. She is the author and co-author of eleven books with her husband, Gay Hendricks, including the best-selling Conscious Loving and At the Speed of Life. Her training programs focus on embodiment and whole-person learning, and her work has been featured in over 500 television and radio interviews.


The Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe  

Stephen Porges, PhD


Saturday, May 30
8:00am - 10:00am

1.5 CE hours

Polyvagal theory is on the cutting edge of new bodymind approaches to trauma treatment and explains how experiences of abuse, danger and trauma may retune our nervous system to respond to friends, caregivers, and teachers as if they were enemies. By incorporating a developmental perspective, polyvagal theory explains how regulation of autonomic function forms the neural “platform” upon which social behavior and the development of trusting relationships are based.



  • Describe how polyvagal theory may demystify several features related to psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems.
  • Describe how deficits in the regulation of the social engagement system are expressed as core features of several psychiatric disorders.
  • Explain how maladaptive behaviors, which may accompany several psychiatric disorders, may reflect adaptive responses triggered by survival mechanisms.

Stephen Porges, PhD, is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and the developer of polyvagal theory, which he proposed in 1994. He is the author The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation.


Sustainable Happiness: Research and Practice
Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD 
Sunday, May 31
2:00pm - 3:45pm
1.5 CE hours

Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Among other things, happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. The good news? People can intentionally increase their happiness. Drawing on two decades of research with thousands of participants, Lyubomirsky will introduce the positive activity model as well as a program to boost health, productivity, and happiness in our day-to-day lives.
  • Identify three critical obstacles to the possibility of lastingly increasing happiness.
  • Describe the three determinants of an individual’s chronic happiness level, and the data supporting them.
  • List three intentional activities that have been shown to increase happiness, and the factors that moderate their effectiveness.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD in social psychology from Stanford University. She has received many honors for her research on the science of happiness and is the author of two
acclaimed books: The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness.


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2015 Invited Presentations
Nutrition is Energy Medicine: 7 Essential Nutritional Interventions Every Energy Psychology Practitioner Should Know

Hyla Cass, MD

Saturday, May 30
2:00pm - 3:15pm 
1.25 CE hours

You will learn how anxiety, depression, addiction and other mental and emotional symptoms are related to imbalances in brain and body chemistry.

You will discover how diet, supplements and lifestyle changes can have a profound effect on mind, mood and energy, and enhance your behavioral interventions. Seven key nutritional interventions will help you to help your clients safely and effectively. Thousands of individuals have been successfully treated this way.
  • Describe three factors of internal biochemistry that affect mood and cognition.
  • Name two specific lab tests that can help determine the nature of biochemical imbalance.
  • List four supplements and dietary elements that can help treat imbalances in biochemistry.
  • List two potential positive outcomes of using supplements in conjunction with prescription medication (with appropriate precaution).
Hyla Cass, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology (ABPN) and integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM). Kyla has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The View, and numerous radio shows. She is author of several popular books including: Natural Highs, The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free, and 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health.



Measuring, Mapping and Harmonizing the Human Biofield

Thornton Streeter, DSc and Kimberly Schipke, MS

Saturday, May 30
2:00pm - 3:15pm 
1.25 CE hours
A detailed exploration of the known anatomy and physiology of the biofield will be presented, including the chakras, nadis/meridians/bonghan ducts, acupuncture/varma and assemblage points, as well as the structure of the layers of the human biofield. A review of biofield research and energy based therapies will show the range and depth of scientific evidence. Live demonstrations of the latest subtle energy technologies, such as the Biofield Viewer and infrared imaging, will reveal the biofield response to energy psychology modalities in real-time.

Objectives: TBA

Thornton Streeter, DSc founded the Centre for Biofield Sciences at the UNESCO World Peace Centre, Pune, India in 1998 after collecting an array of subtle energy devices to investigate the biofield.

Kimberly Schipke, MS has degrees in biomedical engineering, specializing in device design. For the last five years, they have worked together to develop an ideal subtle energy research facility and conduct research projects globally.

“Big Question” Conversations: Two Panels

Saturday, May 30
3:30pm - 4:45pm
1.25 CE hours
Join leaders in the field as they discuss some of the most challenging questions that face us as healers and practitioners of energy psychology. Our intention is to provoke thought and challenge the status quo. There will be two simultaneous panels.
Questions may include:
  • To what extent do spirituality, transpersonal consciousness and the invisible dimensions influence how we work with clients?
  • Do we focus chiefly on complaints or do we invite people into deeper conversations?
  • How do we understand the relationship of EP to: a) Qigong, b) energy medicine, c) mindfulness, d) so-called parapsychology, e) psychology, and f) consciousness studies/techniques?
  • Like yin and yang, there is polarity between skill acquisition and wisdom acquisition. How do we describe the relationship between these two poles?
  • Does the authenticity or “energetic vibration” of the practitioner trump any specific skill or tool? Is it the other way around?

Objectives: TBA



  • Dan Benor, MD, developer of WHEE, author of Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Release; editor, International Journal of Healing and Caring.
  • Asha Clinton, LCSW, PhD, developer of Advanced Integrative Therapy. A former Princeton University professor, she has been in full-time practice for 33 years.
  • Roger Jahnke, OMD, author of The Healer Within and The Healing Power of Qi, was among the first American doctors of Chinese medicine over 35 years ago.
  • Ann Nunley, PhD, CEO of ISSSEEM and dean of Holos University.
  • Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, executive director of ACEP, organizer of the last seven ACEP conferences and author of Tools for Transforming Trauma as well as We’re No Fun Anymore.
  • Mary Sise, ACSW, DCEP, past president of ACEP and co-author of The Energy of Belief. She is the program director of Her Holiness Sai Maa’s Transformational Healers Program.

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