Yehudit Silverman is the author of the new book, The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy. Yehudit posits that everyone of us is creative … that there is an innate calling to respond to the world through some sort of creative medium. Myths, fairy tales, and ancient stories from around the world point to this. They speak of a quest: a journey fraught with obstacles, demons, and monsters. From Persephone to the Ugly Duckling, the themes and challenges within these stories still speak to us today … and offer inspiration relevant to our own individual “hero’s journey.”
Glen Park is the author of the new book, Chakra Healing Therapy; Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds. Glen is a healer, teacher, writer, workshop leader and trainer in the Alexander Technique and Chakra Healing Therapy. She has been practicing these two healing modalities for over thirty years. Before that she studied philosophy at Southampton University and then worked in the professional theatre as an actress and playwright for ten years.
Judi Miller is the author of the new book, Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation. Judi Miller started her career as a CPA and excelled in the world of corporate finance for over 20 years. Most of her life has been dedicated to personal development and helping others cope in a constantly changing environment. Over the past several years, Judi’s interest shifted toward spirituality. Her growth was no longer aimed at making herself better; instead, she began to focus on finding her intrinsic wholeness. This shift brought her numerous lessons around the nature of the creator, forgiveness and the trajectory each soul follows throughout the course of many lives. Today, sharing these lessons is an integral part of her journey. As a coach, speaker and author, she shares her relatable and heartfelt messages with others who want to awaken to their true greatness and experience lasting happiness.
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.
David D. Burns, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His best-selling book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, has sold more than five million copies and is the book most frequently recommended for depressed individuals by American and Canadian health professionals. Many published research studies have indicated that 65% of individuals with moderate to severe depression who are given a copy of his book improve dramatically within four weeks with no other treatment.
Layne Dalfen is the author of Have a Great Dream. She has been studying dreams for 45 years. Layne has been a lecturer for the counseling students at Concordia University in Montreal since 2005, and a member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams since 1997. She founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal in 1997. Combining insights from Freud, Adler, Jung and Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Psychology, her focus is introducing the general public to the value of decoding their dreams
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.
Dennis Tirch is the author of The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear. Dr. Tirch is one of the foremost experts on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the United States. Dr. Tirch’s work with compassion is firmly grounded in an extensive history of work in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Buddhist Psychology.
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”.