Candyce Ossefort-Russell is the author of the e-book, Your Grief is Your Own: Dispelling common myths about grief. She is a psychotherapist, grief advocate, writer, therapist trainer, and speaker. She has actively lived, studied, and trained in psychological, spiritual, and scientific perspectives of suffering and transformation for over 25 years and has extensive experience living through, working with, and writing about trauma, grief, and life transition. Known for her warm and emotionally engaged therapy and teaching style, Candyce is a contributor to the forthcoming book, “Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies”.
Donald Altman is the author of Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness practices for letting go of what’s blocking your fulfillment and transformation, as well as several other books about mindfulness. He is a practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk. An award-winning writer and an expert on mindful eating, he teaches in the neurobiology program at Portland State University.
Judy Chang Gummelt speaks about the process called “Alchemical Psychotherapy” as well as a relatively new modality known as eye movement therapy for overcoming post-traumatic stress, or EMDR. Judy lives and has a practice half the time in Manhattan and has started up a half-time practice right here in Portland, her second home. She has been into psychology for over 30 years with specializations in trauma (especially childhood abuse), addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples and family therapy.