February 22nd - 24th discover how to identify and overcome depression in yourself and others
Here's What Participants Are Saying About the Upcoming Stop Depression Summit 2023

Depression - a Disease of the 21st Century

The problem is that depression can be difficult to overcome because there are many different ways it can come into manifestation.

People generally see physical symptoms they may have, such as high blood pressure, heaviness in their chest, IBS, bloating, nausea, and constipation, as having nothing to do with their depression.

However, the health of the body and mind are not separate from each other.

Both the mind AND body must be healthy to successfully overcome and prevent depression.

There are many myths out there about depression. It is rarely looked at comprehensively from all angles and in great detail “under the microscope.”

This is why there are so many numb, unhappy people who are suffering.

It is not just those with depression that are suffering either.

Those suffering directly from depression are interacting with other people, so children and other loved ones are affected indirectly from it.

That's why at the Stop Depression Summit 2023, we're going to introduce you to the tools you need for dealing with depression, especially nonconventional ones. You'll also discover why therapy sometimes can fail, even when you really want to heal yourself.
According to studies conducted annually all over the world, depression affects about 20% of the population in developed countries. Similar to cardiovascular disease, depression can be found in millions of people.

February 22nd - 24th, 2023

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Who Is The Summit For?
Those With Symptoms or
Have Loved Ones With Them:
Helping Professionals:
Unexplainable depressed, tearful mood
Lack of interest in things that previously brought joy
Low energy and constant physical weakness
Feelings of worthlessness and self-devaluation
No desire to do anything
Fear of starting therapy
Fear for your child with symptoms of depression
Sense of being "unneeded"
Addiction Counselors
HR Professionals
Communications Managers
Other Relevant Professionals
Meet The Expert Presenters at The Summit
Jonathan Young
  • Featured commentator on the History Channel

  • Founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives

  • Psychologist and Professor

  • Studied with key theorists in the treatment of depression, including Viktor Frankl, Rollo May, & James Hillman

  • Conducts clinical trainings online through the Center for Story and Symbol in Santa Barbara
Rafaella Fiallo
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II)

  • Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE)

  • Founded Healing Exchange, a mental health private practice

  • International educator that's been featured on media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and HuffPost
Tirzah Firestone
  • Jungian Psychotherapist

  • Renowned Jewish scholar and teacher

  • Widely known for groundbreaking work on Kabbalah, and depth psychology

  • Teaches internationally about spiritual and ancient wisdom practices

  • Latest work, "Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish, 2019) is the recipient of multiple book awards
DR. Elena Villanueva
  • Shaun Dr Elena Villanueva is an international speaker, health influencer, the producer and host of several ground-breaking health-based educational series, the co-author of The Longevity Code.

  • She has been featured on FOX news, MSN, Healthline, Houston Chronicle, & many other media outlets as well several documentaries.

  • Dr V and her team teach evidence based approaches for finding & treating the underlying causes of chronic illness, mental health conditions, and they have a multifaceted trauma and emotional release program that also addresses chronic diseases and mental health conditions that are rooted in unresolved trauma and unprocessed emotions.
Internationally recognized health coach, Functional holistic medicine expert
  • Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

  • He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

  • Dr. Anderson is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership.
Frank Anderson
Anthony Abbagnano
  • Being a breather for decades, Anthony Abbagnano founded Alchemy of Breath in 2012. Anthony integrates breathwork into his other practices in addition to philosophy, Jungian psychology, spirituality, Conscious Loving, hypnotherapy, and Matrix Energetics (the science of wonders).

  • His work is renowned for its use in addiction treatment, personal growth, psychotropic and plant medicine integration, and humanity’s hope for a heart-centered peaceful coexistence.

  • His personal passion for self-development is reflected in his ability to see someone’s soul beyond their personality and the unconditional love that flows through his teachings leaves those who receive them feeling deeply touched and profoundly nurtured.
Breathwork Guru and Founder of Alchemy of Breath
Giovanni Dienstmann
International author, Meditation teacher,
Coach and Speaker
  • Giovanni Dienstmann is a meditation teacher, international author and coach based in Sydney, Australia. He is trained in mindfulness, Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Raja Yoga, and Mantra Yoga.

  • He has meditated daily for over 17 years, totaling more than 7,000 hours.

  • His mission is to bring meditation and personal growth to million people.Drawing on his experience, Dienstmann aims to translate and update the tools and teachings of worldwide wisdom traditions so that they are easily digestible for the 21st-century person.
John Callas
Mental Health Expert and Emmy Nominate Director, Writer, Producer
  • Member of the Directors Guild of America, created over 100 movies with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, & Mel Brooks

  • Work can be seen on HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play "Phantom Of The Opera", & the 1993 redesigned TriStar Logo

  • John's articles on Mental Health topics were picked up by Fox, Yahoo Finance, Digital Journal, The Good Men’s Project etc.
Valeriia Veksler
Cosmetic Nurse, Natural Beauty Educator,
Leading Face Fitness Expert
  • Cosmetic Nurse, leading face fitness expert, and a natural beauty educator. Founder of VV.Brand: Natural Beauty, Energy, Wealth.

  • Helping women to transform their life through a signature triangle of beauty method that focuses on face, body, and mind. Developed a personal integrative program without injections, chemicals, or surgical procedures with a focus on natural beauty and self prioritization to help women rediscover their womanhood, energy and attract wealth.

  • Social media influencer. Organizes Beauty & Wellness Marathons for women, has a community of participants of 2350+ women.
Dr. Debi Silber
  • Dr. Debi Silber is the founder of the PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute and is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert.

  • The 2-time #1 International bestselling author. Her podcast is also globally ranked within the top 1.5% of podcasts.

  • Her recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal.

  • In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx (twice) and more, she’s an award-winning speaker and coach.
Transformational Psychologist
Chief Medical Officer DC, CCN, DABCN, CIFM
  • Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a A Global Leader on Gluten Sensitivity, recognized world expert, sought after speaker and workshop leader on gluten and its impact on health. He is expert chronic disease and metabolic disorders and a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective.

  • He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences.

  • Creator of the groundbreaking documentary series “Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You”

  • Best Selling Author of critically acclaimed ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award: ‘The Autoimmune Fix’
Dr. Tom O'Bryan
  • Dr. Ron Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years.

  • A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

  • Serves on Board of Directors & faculty for the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy

  • He teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy and other fields.
  • Jungian analyst, authror, and consultant

  • Founder of the Assisi Institute

  • Senior Associate faculty member in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England

  • Teaches at the C.G.Jung Instittitues in Boston & New York

  • Consultant in the business, government and film industries
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Ph.D, EMDR Consultant,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr. Schwartz a licensed clinical psychologist, author in Boulder, CO.

  • She is a developer of Resilience-Informed Therapy which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic (body-centered) psychology and other.

  • Dr. Schwartz has written award winning, bestselling books on trauma recovery, post-traumatic growth, therapeutic yoga for trauma recovery, EMDR and Somatic Psychology, and Complex PTSD.
  • Ph.D., Educational and Medical Anthropology. Published author of several books about self-evaluation

  • President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consultation firm

  • 25 years of experience at Stanford University serving as Consulting Professor of Education, Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program, & Director of Evaluation in the School of Medicine
  • Kelly McDaniel is a licensed professional counselor, author, mother, and women’s advocate. In her first book Ready to Heal, (2008) she named an attachment injury as “Mother Hunger” and started a movement.

  • Kelly devotes herself to nurturing insecure attachment and maternal deprivation in adult women. In her second book, Mother Hunger, Kelly speaks to the millions of women who suffer from a life-long emotional burden that adversely affects self-worth, eating patterns, and relational wellness.

  • Part educator, part clinician, McDaniel also illuminates the cultural bind for women who are healing from addictive relational patterns in her book.
Ava Pommerenk
  • Dr. Ava Pommerenk holds a PhD in clinical, transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is a former psychologist turned digital nomad, depth coach. She is currently living in Mexico.

  • Dr. Pommerenk is the founder of a method and philosophy for coaching called Soulful Authenticity. She is a writer and an international speaker sharing unique perspectives on codependency, empaths, narcissism, betrayal, trauma, and cultural and societal influences on mental health.

  • She also meets with clients from all around the world for immersive retreats and workshops, as well as one-on-one.
Dr. Ameet Aggarwal
One of the Top 43 therapists in the World, Bestselling author
  • Dr. Ameet naturopath and psychotherapist voted as one of the Top 43 therapists in the world.

  • Expert health, depression, anxiety, mood, holistic therapies & emotional healing.

  • Credentials as a naturopathic doctor, psychotherapist, homeopath, EMDR, and Family Constellations therapist

  • 5-times bestselling author, one of them of Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind

  • Autor full holistic medicine online course that was also approved for professional education for naturopaths, dieticians and health workers

February 22nd - 24th, 2023

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Coach, Entrepreneur, Visionary Leader
  • Guy is a modern-day shaman and co-founder of Satori Prime. A spiritual truth-sayer whose warrior spirit merges ancient wisdom with modern practicality against the backdrop of everyday life.

  • In the past, Guy has helped thousands of entrepreneurs in over 23 countries launch their businesses online. A marketing genius, the essence of his work has always been to coach people to profound breakthroughs at lightning speed.

  • He is personally responsible for coaching thousands of people. He’s graced the stages of New York, DC, Boston as well as internationally in places like Romania and London. He’s been seen in the Huffington Post, Less Doing, The Art of Charm, and 6 Figure Mentors among others.
Guy Ferdman
Coach, Entrepreneur, Visionary Leader
  • Ilan is a far-seeing visionary and relentless dreamer. Co-founder of Satori Prime–as well as a successful entrepreneur, speaker and life coach–he’s helped thousands of people all over the world connect to their inner passion and radically transform their lives.

  • In the past, Ilan was the vice president and co-founder of a successful commercial real estate bank where he personally managed over $100 Million portfolio. By his mid-twenties, Ilan was a highly-sought after expert.

  • He’s been seen in the Huffington Post, Less Doing, The Art of Charm, and 6 Figure Mentors among others.
Ilan Ferdman
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Advanced Mastery Life Coach, CMPMT, SSP (IAP)
  • Lai is a Certified Master Practitioner Matrix Therapy, Studying Strategic Psychotherapy (IAP), Transformation life coach and clinical hypnotherapist who helps people to heal from their past to change their future by growing from limitation to liberation using the amazing power of their own mind that allows them to live energised, confident and purposeful lives they’re excited about.

  • Her approach is often described by clients as intuitive, transformational, and sometimes even spiritual. She draws on philosophies from NLP, Timeline Therapy® Modern and Traditional Hypnosis, Neuroscience, and Strategic Psychotherapy.

  • With particular focus on healing trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, addictions, phobias and low self-esteem.
Lai Tattis
Yoga Therapist, MBCT Facilitator
  • Heather Mason is the founder of The Minded Institute (in 2009), a leading yoga therapy training organization, its focus on mental health and empowering yoga and health professionals to integrate yoga therapy into healthcare.

  • She has created and taught a class at the Boston University School of Medicine on mind-body medicine, delivered the mind-body science course for the first Masters of Science degree in yoga therapy in the USA, taught on the mind-body medicine course at Harvard, and has lectured on neuroscience and PTSD with the Boston Trauma Center.

  • After years of deep depression, PTSD, and anxiety Heather opted for a non-traditional mode of healing and moved to South East Asia to begin intensive meditation practice in Buddhist monasteries, where she spent 3 years developing and transforming her mind.
Heather Mason
  • Dr. Romanyshyn is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in depth psychology and is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

  • In 2002 he was the first non-analyst to be made an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts for his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology.

  • He is also a member of the International Association for Jungian Studies and serves on the journal’s editorial board, and is a Fellow at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.

  • Author of eight books, essays in psychology, philosophy, literary and education journals, has done radio and TV discussions and made a DVD movie of his trip to Antarctica.
Dr. Robert Romanyshyn
(Somatic Experiencing Practitioner)
  • Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, MFT, SEP is a psychotherapist, leadership coach, and international trainer in the fields of Mindfulness Meditation, Core Creativity, Gestalt Therapy, Ericksonian Mind-Body Therapies and Somatic Experiencing.

  • He is the Executive Director of the OpenMind® Training Program, that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation.

  • He is the author of the new book Core Creativity: The Mindful Way to Unlock Your Creative Self, a practical and engaging guide to achieve clarity and profound transformation in one's life.
Ronald A. Alexander
Dr. David Hanscom
  • Received MD from Loma Linda University

  • Orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon

  • Retired in 2019 to teach how to break loose from chronic mental & physical pain without surgery

  • Published author of several books about overcoming chronic pain

  • Now teaching patients and medical providers how to solve chronic pain
TJ Walker
Leading speaking expert & Media trainer
  • Named leading speaking expert/media trainer by Bloomberg TV, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and Fox News

  • Merit Scholar at Duke University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • Lectured & trained at Yale, Columbia, & Princeton University

  • 25+ years of experience being the presentation/media coach to Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, US Senators, Super Bowl Winners, & Nobel Peace Prize winners
Sarah Price Hancock
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CEO Ionic Injury Foundation, designed to research and educate on electrical injury.

  • Masters of Science from San Diego State University's REhabilitation Counseling Program

  • Advanced certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

  • Lectured more than 70 times at 10 San Diego Universities on a variety of recovery topics
Nick Jonsson
International Best Selling Author, Ironman Top 1% World Athlete, Executive Mental Health Advocate
  • Executive Mental Health Advocate

  • Top 1% Ironman World Athlete

  • Co-founder & Managing Director of one of Asia's premier networking organizations

  • Has been featured in more than 30 newspapers & magazines, as well as on TV

  • Authored #1 international bestselling book "Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in the Modern Business World"
Barry Winbolt
  • Psychologist & BREIF therapist in the UK

  • Has specialized in depression treatment for over 25 years

  • Co-founder of the European Therapy Studies Institute in 1993

  • Taught Post Graduate courses in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies

  • Author several books, including "Solution-Focused Therapy For The Helping Professions (2011)
Kim Hermanson
  • Kim Hermanson author, educator, & shamanic catalyst, Ph.D from the University of Chicago

  • Has served as faculty at the Pacific Graduate Institute, Meridian University, Sophia Center at Holy Names University, University of California Berkeley Extension, Sofia University, & the Esalen Institute

  • Author of several books, including "Deep Knowing" & "Sky's the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey", which received an Independent Publisher Book Award.
Ross Szabo
Wellness Director; The Geffen Academy at UCLA, Award-winning mental health speaker, author
  • Director of Youth Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign (NMHAC) & speaker for CAMPUSPEAK, Inc. Currently works in the Peace Corps in Africa

  • Youngest speaker on mental health in the US, addressing over half a million young people in the last six years

  • Reguarly speaks at conferences and media events with the likes of Tipper Gore at the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign & former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher
Deirdre Fay
MSW, LICSW, Author
  • Master of Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • 35 years of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, trauma treatment, & attachment theory

  • Worked under the guidance of Bessel van der Kolk, the best selling author of "The Body Keeps the Score"

  • Spent 13 years training with Daniel Brown, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School

  • Author of best-selling book "Becoming Safely Embodied (2021)" and multiple other works
Aditii Nirvaan
Trained & practicing therapist,
Coach & Facilitator
  • Aditii Nirvaan is a trained and practising therapist, coach and facilitator, with over 18 years experience in the areas of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Shadow Work, Peak Consciousness and Flow States, and Optimising Human Potential.

  • Over 18 years of experience in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Shadow Work, Peak Consciousness, Flow States, & Optimizing Human Potential

  • Has a background in various Meditative disciplines, Advaita Studies, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong
Juliane Taylor Shore
  • Juliane Taylor Shore is a neuroscience nerd who loves to work with couples and those who are healing from past traumas.

  • She has been working with clients on boundary work (both internal kinds and external kinds) for the last decade because she finds it helps folks feel empowered and protected even when the world is still really hard.

  • She believes that finding your internal resilience and increasing your self-trust is an internal scaffolding that can support you in your healing journey.
Executive leaders coach, ICF Accredited Coach
  • CJ Liu is an executive coach, ICF accredited coach for the last 18 years, is a trained mediator and qualified in over twenty coaching-related certifications.

  • As a 20 year veteran of corporate America, CJ works with clients at firms like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.

  • CJ has a math/econ major at Duke University, followed by 8 years in finance at General Electric and Clorox, MBA in strategy from the Hass School at UC Berkeley
Veronica Goodchild
  • Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D, is Professor Emerita of Clinical Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

  • She is an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

  • Educated in London and the USA, she is a teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and author.

  • Led by dreams and pursuing her long interest in the spirit-matter connection and the subtle realm, she has explored sacred sites in England, France, Greece, Peru, and Egypt.
Sarah Peyton
  • CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, Neuroscience Educator

  • Travels & speaks about neurobiology and the power of words to change our brains

  • Sarah makes Interpersonal Neurobiology research available for our embodied brains to use in living at peace with ourselves.

  • Author of two books "Your Resonant Self" & "Your Resonant Self Workbook" that explore the power of resonant language that can rewire your brain and restore the capacity for self-love and well-being
Charles Smith
  • Charles Smith MD in osteopathic medicine

  • Charles has 40 years of experience in medical field

  • Currently Charles Smith is an addictionologist, also known as an addiction medicine physician, at Recovery First Treatment Center in Florida

  • Worked for the American Addiction Center for 2 Years

  • Medical director at Recovery First Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale
Andrew Proulx
M.D., Ph.D
  • Acquired Pre-med degree in Chemistry and Psychology at Brandon University. Became an MD at Queens University in 2001

  • Currently completing PhD in Psychology at Walden University

  • Did his residency at the University of British Columbia in 2003. Practiced psychotherapy alongside his medical practice

  • Survivor of addiction and depression. Since 2016, has worked exclusively in research, consulting, and writing for addiction and mental health
Susan Rowland
  • Susan Rowland (PhD) teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California.

  • She has published extensively on Jung, literary theory, gender, and the arts. Her books include: Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jungian Literary Criticism: the Essential Guide (2019), and with Joel Weishaus, Jungian Arts-based Research and the Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico (2021).

  • Her Jungian arts-based research is writing the Mary Wandwalker detective novels, The Sacred Well Murders (2022) and The Alchemy Fire Murder (2023) featuring a heroine with chronic clinical depression.
  • Dr. Emilio Arbe MB BS, MRCPsych, Chief Medical Officer, Clerkenwell Health, London, United Kingdom.

  • Psychiatrist and Pharmaceutical Physician with over 25 years in clinical research. He currently works as an investigator for the development of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.

  • His main areas of expertise are treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, addictions, and eating disorders.
Mental health blogger, Speaker, Writer
  • Addictions Counsellor, mental health blogger, speaker, writer, & published author

  • Host of the mental wellness podcast, thewellnesstalks

  • Has dedicated 18 years working with intellectual disabilities, behavioral challlenges, & mental illness

  • Consulted on imporving the mental health care systems with Government of Nova Scotia & Candidates for the New Democratic Party of Canada

February 22nd - 24th, 2023

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dr. Avery Neal
  • Avery Neal is a practicing psychotherapist, international author and speaker. In 2012 she opened Women’s Therapy Clinic, which offers psychiatric and counseling support to women.

  • Avery is the author of, “If He’s So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?: Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse,” which has been translated and published in twelve languages.

  • Her articles and interviews have been published by Oprah.com , DailyOM, Counseling Today, American Counseling Association, Best Self Magazine, Hitched Magazine, Bustle, POPSUGAR and PKWY Magazine and her courses have been taken by nearly 18,000 people worldwide.
Kwame Scruggs
Ph.D & MA in Mythological Studies
  • Founder & Director of Alchemy, a non-profit organization in Ohio that received the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award in 2012

  • Presented Innovation in Teaching Artistry award from the Assocation of Teaching Artists in 2020

  • In 2012, Alchemy won the President’s Committee National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for after-school and out-of-school programs. Kwame accepted this award from First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the White House.
Dr. Ilene Naomi Rusk
Ph.D, C.Psych
  • Dr. Rusk trained as a neuropsychologist and neuroscientist in England and Canada and then she founded the Brain and Behavior Clinic in US. She currently serves as the Director of the Healthy Brain Program there.

  • Dr. Rusk completed 3 post-doctoral fellowships in the areas of neurological disabilities in children. She has also worked with a number of international pharmaceutical companies researching new treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s and dementias.

  • Dr Rusk has incorporated many embodied trauma healing therapies into her resilience-based program, as she sees trauma and nervous system dysregulation as a root cause to many physical and mental illnesses.
Certified holotropic breathing facilitator, autor
  • Sean Blackwell has been researching and teaching about the spiritual dimension and healing potential of bipolar disorder since 2007 through his YouTube channel, bipolarORwakingUP. Also he certified holotropic breathing facilitator.

  • He wrote a book in 2011, "Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?", in 2013, he started The Bipolar Awakenings Healing Retreat, a program for people with bipolar disorder.

  • Sean developed two new online healing modalities: Distance Surrogate Breathwork and Conscious Emotional Clearing. Its two affordable options that could help people begin to heal their bipolar conditions safely, within the comfort of their own home.
Sean Blackwell
  • Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, REAT is the executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and as an investigator on a five-year grant with the US Department of Education, integrating trauma-informed expressive arts into classrooms.

  • Cathy given over 750 invited keynotes and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.

  • She has authored 20 books, including the bestselling Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process, Handbook of Expressive Arts Therapy, and Understanding Children’s Drawings. Her publications have been translated in over 20 languages.
Dr. Cathy Malchiodi
Michael Stone
  • Michael Stone, BS Chem Eng, MBA, Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, founder of Holotropic Breathwork LA and is a well-known international speaker.

  • Also Michael is a inventor of a new type of breathwork modality called Neurodynamic Breathwork NeuroDynamic Breathwork, has been featured in the London Times, Elephant Journal, Luxx Magazine, CBS and NBC.

  • He founded Holotropic Breathwork LA an introduce in-person Holotropic Breathwork Workshops to the Los Angeles Area and he has worked with over 5,000 people over the last decade. He has now worked with over 45,000 breathers online who live in over 120 different countries.
BS Chem Eng, MBA,
Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
LMFT, Certified CBT Practitioner
Anxiety & OCD Specialist
  • Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.

  • Kimberley is the author of The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD and the host of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, a podcast aimed at providing mindfulness-based tools for anxiety, OCD, depression, and BFRB’s.

  • Kimberley is known for her vibrant and mindful approach to mental health issues. She has been featured in many world-renowned and prestigious media outlets, such as The Australian Newspaper, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR (National Public Radio), KCRW public radio, and The Seattle Times.
Kimberley Quinlan
Health Coach, Ayurvedic Clinician & Meditation Teacher
  • Zeeba is an internationally renowned Ayurvedic clinician, meditation teacher, energy healer and motivational speaker and a leading practitioner with Mindvalley’s Soulvana.

  • She uses holistic treatment to restore her patients’ mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health and to prevent disease and disorders. In particular, she focuses on healing trauma, which often leads to anxiety, depression, feelings of loss, and low self-esteem.

  • Zeeba is trained and certified in the Ayurveda Sciences at Union Yoga Ayurveda, affiliated with Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College and the Indian Institute of Patanjali Yoga, associated with Swami Paramahansa Samsthana, and a registered member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, USA.
Zeeba Khan
Michael D. Yapko
  • Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist residing near San Diego, California. He is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in applying clinical hypnosis in outcome-focused psychotherapy, especially in the active treatment of depression.

  • Dr. Yapko is the author of 16 books including his book for professionals called Process-Oriented Hypnosis, as well as his popular general audience books Depression is Contagious and Breaking the Patterns of Depression. His works have been translated into 10 languages.

  • He is also the Chief Content Advisor for the popular digital hypnotherapy mental health app called Mindset.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Happiness Coach & Author
  • Evey Rosenbloom, an honors graduate of UCLA. Evey now works one-on-one with clients to help them boost their joy, overcome anxiety and depression, and thrive in their lives.

  • As a youth development counselor for at-risk youth in foster care, treatment plan coordinator for adults and children in a psychiatric hospital, and caseworker for the homeless.

  • Evey having personally overcome daily vertigo and migraines, post partum depression and anxiety. After being told by multiple doctors that there was no hope or cure, Evey turned to holistic methods- meditation, affirmations, journaling, visualization, positive lifestyle changes, and spiritual practices to improve her well-being.
Evey Rosenbloom
Jillian Parente
  • Jillian Parente is a licensed clinical social worker, board-approved social work supervisor, board-approved counseling supervisor, peer recovery specialist supervisor, and an Adjunct Professor, with over 8 years of experience, specializing in women’s issues, such as trauma and perinatal mental health (including, but not limited to pregnancy and postpartum).

  • She has experience in private practice, criminal justice facilities and non-profit work. She is currently working in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • With her mental health expertise and personal understanding, Jillian offers a unique perspective on perinatal mental health and ways to provide enhanced perspective and care for women in pregnancy and postpartum.
LCSW-C, Clinical Therapist & Supervisor
  • Dr. Alok Bajpai is a Psychiatrist, did his DPM, MD and is currently practicing at Kanpur and is also the Psychiatrist with Counselling cell, IIT Kanpur.

  • His research interest are in Physics of Brain, Sleep and EEG. He is engaged in interdisciplinary research at IIT and has few publications in Scientific reports (Nature) ,exploring Brain processes.

  • His work extends beyond the confines of clinic into freelance teaching of mental health issues and life skills. He has been instrumental in putting together many awareness campaigns and workshops - especially with schools and has trained teachers.
Dr. Alok Bajpai
Shaun Grant
  • Shaun Grant is a anxiety coach, financial management consultant, autor and professional musician.

  • For fifteen years, Shaun Grant suffered from general anxiety disorder (GAD) social phobia, and agoraphobia. Today, he is completely healed.

  • Most of his time is dedicated to helping others heal overcome and heal themselves of anxiety conditions (GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic & phobias) themselves, along with writing in the areas of business strategy and personal development.

  • Currently resides in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Anxiety Coach & Author
  • Brian D. Richards, Psy.D., completed a Master’s degree in Existential-Phenomenological Psychology at Duquesne University, a Psy.D. at the University of Denver School for Professional Psychology.

  • Dr. Richards was formerly a Clinical Director with MedOptions, the largest behavioral health provider in the United States. He now cares for patients with a cancer diagnosis at Maryland Oncology Hematology, The Aquilino Cancer Center.

  • Dr. Richards also teaches and mentors students at the California Institute for Integral Studies, the leading Psychedelic Medicine Certificate Program worldwide.
Brian Richards
Crystle Lampitt
  • Crystle Lampitt, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, MSW. She specializes in Trauma, Level II Certified NARM Therapist, EMDR Therapist

  • Crystle is a firm believer in our capacity to heal and grow when we are given the appropriate environment. She takes on a collaborative, multi-faceted approach that incorporates neuroscience, attachment, and trauma-informed resources.

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Theoren Fleury
  • Theoren Fleury is an expert in the field of relational trauma, Motivational Speaker and Best-selling author

  • He holds two honorary doctorates – one in Science from the University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the mental health of Canadians, and another in Laws from Brandon University for his work in combating child abuse and promoting healing and recovery.

  • Theo has been awarded the NHL Stanley Cup Champion, also he is Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Junior Champion
Expert in the field of relational trauma & Motivational Speaker
  • Zayna is an LGBTQIA+, GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity), Non-Monogamies, Race & Ethnicity Hypno-Psychotherapist, relationship coach, presenter, and trainer based in Oxfordshire, UK.

  • A Pink Therapy GSRD aware trainer and DEI Officer at The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy. Delivering training, mental health consultancy services to a wide variety of corporations, Zayna has over 2000 hours of client work and experience in her specialisms.

  • Zayna has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards Positive Role Model (LGBT+) 3 times.
Intersectional Therapist & Consultant
  • Psychotherapist & Lecturer at the University of Bath

  • Has researched emotional emotional responses to climate change around the world for 10 years

  • Co-authored a 2021 global study on young peoples' responses to climate changed published in the Lancet Planetary Health

  • Developing range of therapetutic & educational tools for ecological distress, emotional resilience & mental health internationally
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Caroline Hickman
Sadie Sutton
Aspiring clinical psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology to make an impact in the mental health field

  • Received one and a half years of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety

  • Started the Teen Mental Health Podcast "She Persisted" in 2019, has released over 125 episodes, and has reached over 100k listeners
Britt Frank
Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist
  • Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a licensed psychotherapist, trauma specialist, and author of The Science of Stuck.

  • Britt received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her master’s degree from the University of Kansas. She is trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) and SE (Somatic Experiencing).

  • In addition to her private practice, Britt is also a speaker and an award-winning adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas, where she’s taught classes on ethics, addiction, and clinical social work.
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