Sex, God, and the Conservative Church

Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the book, Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She is a nationally known speaker on religious sexual shame. She has a PhD in clinical sexology and is an associate professor of sexuality and director of medical family therapy in the Department of Psychology, Family and Community at Seattle Pacific University, in Seattle, Washington. Tina serves on the board of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and is a Co-Creator of She Is Called – a Leadership Collective for Women. She is also the founder and Medical Director of the Northwest Institute on Intimacy.

Safe to Love Again

Dr. Gary Salyer is the author of the new book Safe to Love Again: How to Release the Pain of Past Relationships and Create the Love You Deserve. For the last decade, Dr. Salyer has been in private practice offering clients heart-centered transformation so they can re-write the rules for love in their brains and step into the most loving version of themselves. He is the creator of the Safe to Love Again™ Workshop and the Extraordinary Couples™ Retreat. Dr. Salyer offers a unique blend of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), the “Family Systems” approach and Attachment Theory, the science of intimate relationships.

The Gifts Of Acceptance

Daniel Miller, author of the book, The Gifts Of Acceptance: Embracing People And Things As They Are. He is also the author of a related bestseller: Losing Control, Finding Serenity.

Like most compulsive controllers, Danny was always driven to succeed. He graduated from UCLA with honors in business administration and finished in the top 5 percent of his class at the UCLA School of Law. However he ultimately found a different and more gratifying kind of success–an internal, core sense of well-being. He now writes and speaks about the profound benefits of letting go of control and practicing acceptance.

Reflect

Donald Altman is the author of the new book, Reflect: Awaken to the Wisdom of the Here and Now. Donald Altman is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, and a former Buddhist monk. Featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in The Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he has written over 15 books that teach how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life. Award-winning books include: The Mindfulness Toolbox-winner of two Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards as the best book in the “Psychology” and “Body-Mind-Spirit” categories, Clearing Emotional Clutter-named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016,” and The Mindfulness Code-named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.”  

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori Gottlieb is the author of the new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. She’s a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who also writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. A contributing editor at The Atlantic, she also writes regularly for The New York Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Her other books include, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, and Inside the Cult of Kibu: and other tales of the millennial Gold Rush.

Wayfinding Academy

Ty Adams is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Wayfinding Academy.  The traditional college promise made to previous generations is dramatically different for young people now, and there’s a large segment of people who are falling through the cracks, or ending up burdened with mountains of debt and feelings of shame for being “drop outs”. Our culture of higher education is backwards. First you pick a 4-year college, then you pick a major from a list, then you figure out what you’re going to do, and then you try it out. The Wayfinding Academy is working to turn that around by offering a new model of higher education.

Everything is Here to Help You

Matt Kahn is the author of two amazing books: Whatever Arises, Love That—A Love Revolution that Begins with You and Everything Is Here To Help You: A Loving Guide to Your Soul’s Evolution. Matt is a spiritual teacher, and a highly-attuned empathic healer, who has become a YouTube sensation with his healing and often humorous videos. His 11 million YouTube channel viewers are finding the support they seek to feel more loved, awakened, and opened to the greatest possibilities in life through the invitation to join the Love Revolution That Begins with You!

Coping Skills

Dr. Faith G. Harper is the author of Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, TX. She is the author of many popular “Five Minute Therapy” zines and books, on subjects such as anxiety, depression, adulting, intimacy, anger, and grief, including UnF#ck Your BrainThe Revolution will Include Cookies, and This is your brain on Anxiety. She gives you the honest facts on how to deal with whatever you’re dealing with, how it affects your body/brain, and even gives you the tough-love you didn’t know you needed.

New Thought Christianity

In 2004, Rev. David co-founded the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, and continues to serve as its senior minister today. He was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2009. A social justice activist, Rev. David has worked with at-risk youth and  has served on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations, a Portland-based alliance with the mission of ‘providing a voice for LGBTQ and allied people of faith.’ He also sits alongside Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith – and other internationally recognized spiritual leaders – on the governing board of the Association for Global New Thought, which offers ‘tools to empower the conscious majority.’ In 2015 Dr. David was inducted into the College of Bishops and Affirming Faith Leaders by the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.