David Richo, Ph.D., is the author of the new book, Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing. Dave is psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He is a prolific author of almost 30 books. He teaches at a variety of places including Esalen and Spirit Rock Buddhist Center. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work.
Jane Middelton-Moz is the author of the book Shame and Guilt: Masters of Disguise. Jane is an internationally known speaker and author with over twenty-five years of experience in consultation, training and community intervention, and she is Director of the Middelton-Moz Institute. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has held numerous direct service, management and executive positions in large non-profit corporations and community agencies. She is the author of Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self, Boiling Point: Dealing with the Anger in Our Lives, Values from the Front Porch: Remembering the Wisdom of Our Grandmothers and has also co-authored several books including After the Tears: Reclaiming the Personal Losses of Childhood, Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom, and The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger.
Meredith Miller is a coach, author and speaker who helps people to self-heal after relationships with psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. Her mission is to bridge the gap between trauma and purpose. She teaches the mindsets, tools and actions to help others recover after narcissistic abuse. She is the author of The Journey: A Roadmap for Self-healing After Narcissistic Abuse, and Freedom from the Story: From Trauma to Passion & Purpose.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the author of the new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She is a pioneering physician who is reshaping the conversation about childhood stress. In her book, she tells the story of what toxic stress is, how it affects children, the ways it leads to lifelong health problems (from obesity to heart disease to cancer)—and how to break the cycle.
Ira Israel is the author of the book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. Ira graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds advanced degrees in psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. His DVD series, including A Beginners Guide to Happiness and Mindfulness for Depression, along with his sold-out Esalen workshops, have given him a wide following.
Ba Luvmour is one of the developers — along with his wife, Dr. Josette Luvmour — of “Natural Learning Relationships.” This is a whole-child understanding of childhood development that supports optimal well-being in children. Ba is a renowned specialist in child development, family relationships, and education. He has led hundreds of seminars and appeared at national and international conferences to share his vision on how children organize their world and how we can create relationships that bring forth optimal well being. Co-founder of Summa Institute and author of Optimal Parenting: Using Natural Learning Rhythms to Nurture the Whole Child, he has a Master Degree in psychology of education from UC Sonoma State. His Master’s thesis was on spiritual philosophy and education with an emphasis on practitioners (such as Montessori, etc.)
Maryalice Coleman is author of the book, Shatter Shame and SHINE, Transformational guidance for women silently struggling with their childhood abuse, and trauma issues and those who think they are not. An inner life coach, mentor, and workshop leader, her passion, compassion, and effectiveness in supporting women around the world to heal their lives and fulfill their dreams, springs from her own profound recovery from the pain of childhood abuse and the effects of living by default.
Our guests this week on Pathways are Josette and Ba Luvmour, developers of Natural Learning Relationships — a whole-child understanding of childhood development that supports optimal well-being in children. Josette serves as Director of Family and Professional Development at Summa Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides Natural Learning Relationships™ programs to students, families, and professionals. Ba Luvmour is the director of Summa Academy.
Kevin Renner is author of the new book, In Search of Fatherhood: Stories from women around the world. A former journalist, Kevin holds an undergraduate degree in social sciences with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He speaks widely, publishes a monthly column in The Oregonian newspaper, and blogs at Kevin-renner.com.