Our Speakers

SPecial invited guest:

Robert Mirabal
Grammy Award winner, Taos Pueblo Musician
Opening & Closing Ceremony

key note speakers:

Richard P Brown, MD and Patricia L Gerbarg, MD
Integrative Psychiatry, Breath-Body-Mind

honored speakers:

Linda Lancaster, ND, PhD, Author
President of GFIM & Light Harmonics Institute

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD
Klinghardt Academy & Sophia Health Institute

Lonny Jarrett, OMD, Author
Nourishing Destiny, Spirit Path Press

Guru Dharam, BAcC, RCHM
Lotus Healing Centre

Terry Tempest Williams, Author
Environmental Activist

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Mirabal
Grammy Award winner, Taos Pueblo Musician
Opening & Closing Ceremony



 

 

 

 

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:
Richard P Brown, MD and Patricia L Gerbarg, MD
Integrative Psychiatry, Breath-Body-Mind

 

The Conscious Healing Symposium
Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine
Richard P Brown, MD and Patricia L Gerbarg, MD

Breath practices have been used since ancient times for physical, mental, and spiritual development. They can be used to raise energy of our mind-body-spirit, circulate the energy to remove blockages in our systems, and extend energy to others. We will present a sequence of mindful movements, breathing and attention training, for physical, emotional, and mental disorders including PTSD.
Dr. Gerbarg will briefly review the scientific basis for powerful effects of breath practices on stress response systems, defensive reactions, and social engagement/bonding networks. Images and video clips of effective Breath-Body-Mind programs for survivors of mass disasters include: 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Haiti earthquake, Middle East refugees, Sudanese former slaves, Rwandan genocide survivors, and Rohingya refugee children.
Dr. Brown will demonstrate and lead attendees through a sequence of mind-body practices as a group and then in small groups to experience the shift in consciousness, energy, and the sense of self and others.

Richard P. Brown, MD is an associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate ofColumbia University Medical College and Cornell University Psychiatry Residency and Psychobiology/Psychopharmacology fellowship. He lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and award-winning books, including Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice(American Psychiatric Association Publishing 2017). A pioneer in Integrative Psychiatry, his neurophysiological theory of yoga breathing in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, cognitive impairment, and stress-related medical conditions, has been validated in clinical trials. A certified teacher of Aikido (4thDan), yoga, Qigong, and meditation, he provides Breath-Body-Mind programs for healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, mass disaster survivors, first responders, veterans, school teachers, and patients with neuropsychiatric and medical conditions. www.Breath-Body-Mind.com.

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduate Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry and serves on the APA CAIM task force. She researches mind-body practices for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and mass disasters. She and Dr. Richard P. Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind courses and co-author award-winning books: The Healing Power of the Breath, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health (with Dr. Phillip Muskin), and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (with Dr. Phillip Muskin) American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017. www.Breath-Body-Mind.com

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Lancaster, ND, PhD, Author
Founder & President, GFIM
Founder Light Harmonics Institute
Chairperson, Medicina Alternativa, North America

 

Dr. Linda is an integrative health practitioner, internationally recognized in scientific communities, as a catalyst for the integrations of all medicines in the interest of world peace. For over 3 decades, she has been involved in fostering communication, scientific exchange and healing within the global integrative health community through chairing international conferences and forums, such as the World Congress of Integrated Medicines.

Dr. Lancaster believes that in the acceptance, appreciation and integration of all medicines, there lies a powerful and as yet untapped path to world peace. Dr. Lancaster believes peace can most rapidly be achieved through the awareness of consciousness.

For over 30 years, Dr. Lancaster has been integrating medicines and bringing together professionals with widely diverse backgrounds to communicate, learn and experientially understand our oneness. The result is a large, growing and inspired community of multi-talented, broadly educated healers, actively committed to patient and planetary health.

Over the years Dr. Linda has been honored with many awards for exceptional service and consciousness she brings to medicine, including, The Inner and Outer Peace Award, The Conscious Healer and Humanitarian Award and the Gold Medal Award for Integrative Medicine.

 

 

 

 

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD
Klinghardt Academy & Sophia Health Institute

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt is Founder of the Klinghardt Academy (USA), the American Academy of Neural Therapy, Medical Director of the Institute of Neurobiology, and lead clinician at the Sophia Health Institute, located in Woodinville, Washington. He is also Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Neurobiology (Germany) and (Switzerland). Klinghardt Academy (USA) provides teachings to the English speaking world on biological interventions and Autonomic Response Testing assessment techniques.

Klinghardt has lectured at the universities of Illinois, Utah, Freiburg, Adelaide, Capital University (Washington DC) and others, and the medical schools of Geneva and Zurich. Between 1996-2005 he was Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Neurobiology at Capital University. He is regularly invited to teach workshops at the prestigious Medicine Week in Baden-Baden, Germany and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) conferences. Among his books is the groundbreaking Psychokinesiology “A new Approach in Psychosomatic Medicine”, on muscle feedback-guided psychotherapy. Dr. Klinghardt is renowned for his work in Autism and Lymes Disease. He will explain how subtle energy integrates in the medicine he practices.

 

 

 

Lonny Jarrett, OMD, Author
Nourishing Destiny, Spirit Path Press

Lonny Jarrett has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Ac. Soc. Of Mass. and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lonny is author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicineand, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine.He holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling” by best selling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts NourishingDestiny.com, an online community for 3000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide. His teaching schedule is at: www.chinesemedicine.courses and his texts are available from SpiritPathpress.com.

 

 

 

Guru Dharam, BAcC, RCHM
Lotus Healing Centre

Guru Dharam BAcC RCHM is a teacher, ahealer, acupuncturist, herbalist, yogi and author. He has taught Kundalini yoga since 1979 and practiced Oriental medicine since 1988 when he founded the Lotus Healing Centre, London, and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine. He is the founder of ISKY, the International School of Kundalini Yoga in the UK in 1996, teaching people to become yoga teachers and has led training courses worldwide.Guru Dharam is also the Founding Director of Kundalini Medicine Yoga Therapy Training – trainingyoga teachers and healthcare professionals to apply principles of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in a therapeutic context for challenging modern conditions.

As a keynote speaker on matters of health, vitality and emotional intelligence for the Association of Chief Executives in the UK from 2002-2005, Guru Dharam served as an educator to the business and corporate community.

In addition to his qualifications in Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Guru Dharam practices Internal Feng Shui, Awakened Dreaming, and the Red Thread Empowerments. He is the author of The Yogi:One and Zero, a book about the transmission of his teacher Yogi Bhajan and The Kundalini Yoga Experience a practical primer with Darryl O’Keeffe.

In addition to his practices in Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Guru Dharam is also a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Internal Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Teaching, and Red Thread Empowerment.He is the author of ‘The Yogi:One and Zero’ a book about the transmission of his teacher Yogi Bhajan and ‘The Kundalini Yoga Experience a practical primer with Darryl O’Keeffe.

 


Terry Tempest Williams
Author & Environmental Activist

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. “So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”

Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda.
Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her most recent book, When Women Were Birds was published in Spring 2012 by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She is a columnist for the magazine The Progressive. Her new book is The Story of My Heart by Richard Jeffries, as rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams (Torrey House Press), in which she and Brooke Williams expand upon the 1883 book by Richard Jeffries. Williams is also currently working on a new book titled The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The book will be published in 2016 to honor the centennial of the National Park Service.

In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2009, Terry Tempest Williams was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS series on the national parks. In 2014, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation.

Terry Tempest Williams is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah and the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. She and her husband, Brooke Williams live in the desert and mountains of the American West.

And when I think a word is strange that’s where it achieves the meaning. And when I think life is strange that’s where life begins.
– Clarice Lispecter