Dr. Brenda Schaeffer is the author of several books, including the best-selling, Is it Love or is it Addiction?: The book that changed the way we think about relationships and intimacy. Dr. Schaeffer is a licensed psychologist, a certified addiction specialist, and holds a doctorate in Spiritual Psychology. She has extensive training and experience in a number of psychologies, including (but not limited to) child development, sexual addiction, and trauma. She has had further training in hypnosis, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, gestalt, existential and transpersonal psychology. Brenda has appeared on a variety of national television and radio shows in the U.S. and Canada and has been featured in numerous magazines. Brenda is the founder of Healthy Relationships, her private practice in the Minneapolis area where she conducts therapy, training and workshops
Dr. Paulette Sherman is the author of the book, Dating from the Inside Out: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Matters of the Heart. How can you find real, deep, and lasting love in a world that appears so superficial? Rather than looking at the world of dating like an obstacle course to be conquered, it can become an enlightening journey toward love that begins from within. By examining past experiences, understanding family dynamics, and exploring the place of spiritual connection in the dating world, Dr. Sherman illuminates the path to self-awareness – the path that leads to the kind of real love you have been searching for.
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.
Guy Finley is the author of the new book, Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together. Guy is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and best-selling self-realization author. His books and audio programs have sold over 2 million copies worldwide, in 26 languages. His seminal work The Secret of Letting Go is considered a spiritual classic. Guy is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, based in Merlin, Oregon, as well as the host of Life of Learning’s Wisdom School-an online self-study program for personal self-discovery.
Elizabeth Bast is the author of the new book, Heart Medicine. A True Love Story: One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction about healing with iboga medicine. She is a San Rafael, California-based writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. Elisabeth studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, RN, of IbogaSafe and co-creates collaborative works of visual and performance art with her husband, artist Chor Boogie.
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.
Jonathan Robinson is the author of the new book, More Love, Less Conflict: a communication playbook for couples. Jonathan is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 11 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Articles about Jonathan have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications.
Kate Swoboda is the author of the new book, The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, and director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification program. She has been deemed one of the top fifty bloggers in health, fitness, and happiness by Greatist.com. Kate has contributed to Entrepreneur, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, Forbes, USA Today, The Intelligent Optimist, Lifetime Moms, MindBodyGreen, Business Insider, and more, and has spoken about creating better habits and the principles of TheCourage Habit to groups both large and small.
Christian Pankhurst is the author of the book, Insights To Intimacy: Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work. Christian is a world-leading authority on heart-centered communication and heart-intelligent relationships. He is the creator of the Heart IQ™ Method, a coaching framework that specializes in group dynamics and intimacy development. Christian is the founder of the Heart IQ Academy, an online and live event professional training organization that offers a one-of- a-kind education by combining professional coach training along with embodied application of the Heart IQ principles. The Heart IQ Academy has certified over 300 practitioners in over twenty-five countries.
Love plays a crucial role in every aspect of human existence, including sex, spirituality, society, and even the meaning of life. Dr. Armin Zadeh is the author of the new book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. He is a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zadeh has authored more than 100 scientific articles and is an editor of scholarly books in medicine.