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Morning Meditation Handouts

Keynote -Tuning Our Resonant Circuits

James Oschman, PhD

  1. Jim Oschman Handout
  2. Jim Oschman Slides

Valuable assets for anyone in a healing profession include heartfullness, energetic sensitivity, intuition, compassion, balance, groundedness, and ability to project energy. Each of these attributes involves a particular resonant “circuit.” All of this has a simple, understandable and explainable scientific basis. During the presentation we will engage in group processes that tune and strengthen our resonant circuits. We will also discuss ways of self-care that ensure a long, healthy and enjoyable career.

James Oschman, PhD - Healing Touch Program Conference 2016James L. Oschman has degrees in biophysics and biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He did postdoctoral work in Cambridge, Copenhagen, Cleveland, and Woods Hole. He was Professor at Northwestern University and acting President of the New England School of Acupuncture. His academic research is in biophysics and cell biology, with over 100 articles in leading scientific and complementary medicine journals. His most recent book is the second edition of Energy Medicine: the scientific basis. Jim is President of N.O.R.A. in Dover, New Hampshire, and presents lectures and workshops internationally. He is on the editorial board of several prestigious journals.


Keynote - Follow Your Flow: Keys to Fulfill your Life Purpose

Shamini Jain, PhD

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  3. Shamini Jain Slides

Many of us have chosen a life of service and live to fulfill our soul’s mission.  However, in our current fast-paced, multifacted world, some of us may feel exhausted in the process.  This experiential hour will help us to reconnect with who we truly are.   We will use Ayurvedic understandings of consciousness constitutions (doshas), as well as simple energy awareness exercises,to learn how to conspire with Consciousness to fulfill our Life's Desire and Soul Purpose.

Shamini Jain, PhD - Healing Touch Program Conference 2016

Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Director of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator which links scientists, practitioners, artists, entrepreneurs, and educators to facilitate the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices.

Dr. Jain obtained her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. degree from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a research focus in psychoneuroimmunology.   She conducted her clinical residency at the La Jolla VA Hospital/UC San Diego, and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and a core member of the UCSD Center of Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Jain is also a student of Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere in the healing arts.


Keynote - Setting the Vibrations for Healing

Barbara Evans

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Explore the vital role vibrational healing can play in creating a frequency shift that restores, supports and enhances the connection with our true essence, a connection thought by many to be the foundation of vibrant health. Experience a multi-sensory journey of awakening and empowerment as we set the vibrations for personal and planetary healing by interweaving High Vibrational Art, Crystals and Sacred Sound into a living human crystal grid.

Barbara Evans - Healing Touch Program Conference 2016Barbara Evans is a transformational healing artist, award winning author and founder of Crystal Wings Healing Art. For over two decades Barbara has been immersed in the world of energy healing, crystals, sacred sound and geometry. Through raising frequency and consciousness, her work brings new ways of supporting vibrant health. Barbara’s high vibrational art has been exhibited at The United Nations, The Omega Institute, and can be found in Healing Centers around the World. She has presented workshops at many locations within the USA and Asia, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Shore Memorial Medical Center, NJ, Hippocrates Health Institute, FL, and The Planetree Conferences. Her high vibrational art now underpins a new approach to energy healing, The Art of Raising Frequency.


Keynote - Ten Daily Needs Toward a Healthier, Happier Life

Melinda Connor, D.O., Ph.D., AMP, FAM

"To a great extent our 10 daily needs are the broad 10 Commandments of Health," states Dr. C. Norman Shealy in the foreword for Dr. Melinda Connor's newest book "Ten Daily Needs Toward a Healthier, Happier Life. Simple, straight forward strategies to enhance your life and happiness every day. Welcome to the next phase in your healthier and happier life!

Melinda Connor - Healing Touch Program Conference 2016

Dr. Melinda H. Connor is an ordained Buddhist priest who has trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, and in a variety of integrative techniques. Originally an engineer in the computer field, Dr. Connor changed careers in the 1990's. As a NIH sponsored T32 post doctoral fellow, Dr. Connor received her training as a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris R. Bell. She is the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz and is both Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Alternative Medicine Association. A professor at multiple universities, Dr. Connor continues to present her research work at conferences around the world.


Keynote – Attracting Your Perfect Clients with Ease and Abundance

Sharla Jacobs

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  2. Sharla Jacobs Summit Reg Form

The Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA) has heard your desire to serve more people and to attract the right clients to create an abundant practice. In this business-focused presentation, Sharla will share powerful and proven client-attraction methods to help you make a difference in the World AND to bring abundance to your practice.

Sharla JacobsMany Energy Medicine practitioners wish to bring healing to their communities and also operate a thriving practice. Unfortunately, many practitioners don’t have experience with marketing or business backgrounds to help them think about these aspects of their business.   Sharla knows that it is absolutely possible to create a heart-centered practice, filed with perfect clients.

In this presentation, you will learn the essentials to filling your practice without being pushy or sales-y or compromise the integrity of your personal and business constitution. 

Together, we will explore:

* Sharla's heart-centered system that she and her husband mastered in their first year to bring their practice from small and inconsistent to thriving and prosperous. 

* The 3 most common mistakes that heart-based entrepreneurs make that keep them from a sustainable, thriving practice. 

* The secret to feel great about your rates (while holding the intention to help people with integrity) 

* An approach for you to use when potential clients tell you they can’t afford to work with you

*And so much more 

The HTPA recognizes that as Healing Touch Practitioners our work is heart-centered and full of integrity, and we strive to empower you with new business-specific information that is in support of your sharing your gifts without compromising these core values. We aim to provide you with new information that can offer you new ways of thinking about your business practices so that you may share your work and create a practice that is sustainable and supportive for you


Keynote - Body Prayer as a Personal Spiritual Practice

Cynthia Hutchison, DNSc, RN, MSN, CNS, HTCP/I

  1. Cynthia Hutchison Body Prayer Handout
  2. Cynthia Hutchison Body Prayer Slides

This will be a joyful, fascinating and awakening experience that can be applied directly to one's life. Rooted in both ancient and contemporary spiritual and energy medicine practices, the language and body prayers experienced will incorporate concepts from the teachings of Barbara Brennan, Rudolf Steiner and perennial wisdom. The attendee will experience an energetic way to understand and experience how bringing intentional physical movement into prayer enhances the mind-heart dimension of spiritual connection.

Cynthia HutchisonCynthia Hutchison has served as the Educational Director of the Healing Touch Program since 2005, mentored in this role by HT's founder Janet Mentgen. In the early 1980s, Cynthia began studying natural health, holistic healing and energy therapies. She is an avid student of spirituality, hands on healing and energy medicine. Cynthia holds her doctoral degree in nursing science, and is also a nurse psychotherapist and long time adult educator. She is a clinical specialist in mental health nursing, is certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, teaches all levels of the HTP curriculum, and was responsible for initiating the Healing Touch research program in 1995. Cynthia loves teaching and has traveled extensively and internationally to offer classes for all levels of students, practitioners and instructors of HT. She also leads retreats and teaches body prayer as another passion in her life. Residing in Boulder, Colorado, she is an advocate of Earthing and sungazing to enhance body-mind-spirit health and vitality.


Presentation - Sound Healing With Gongs: Overview Presentation and Gong Bath

Kenneth Goff, CMT, AAS, Certified Yoga Instructor

This three part offering begins with a brief overview of what the scientific and energetic perspectives on sound healing, in particular gong immersions.  The attendee is then prepared for a 50 minute experience with Chinese Wind gongs during which relaxation and an inner journey are facilitated and/or enhanced. Following the gong immersion, an opportunity to briefly hear participants' experiences will be offered as well as questions and answer period.

Kenneth Goff - Healing Touch Program Conference 2016

Ken has been a musician for 45 years. He has extensive experience as an instructor in leadership, conflict resolution, communication, sound healing, yoga, energy medicine and meditation. His passion for music and playing various instruments in kirtan and other bands has evolved over the years into a meditative/devotional path. Ken creates an environment which supports participants to enter a unique and deeper meditative state.