Bonnie is the is the co-founder of Center for Brain-Wise Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the brain, mind, and relationships in the service of creating a more awake and compassionate world. She is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology (W. W. Norton, 2008), and is an active member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).
Dr. Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson are creators of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and directors of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Ellyn and Pete are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, being among the first to specialize in it. They literally “wrote the book” on the subject. Their textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, is used in graduate training programs across the country and is in its 16th printing.
Dr. Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D.
Carolyn is a licensed psychologist and director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Her approaches are a synthesis of hypnosis, mindfulness-based modalities, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques. She is the author of three books, including Affect Regulation Tool Box and Anxious in Love. Carolyn is also a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Michigan Psychological Association.
Dr. Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Janina is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fred Gallo, Ph.D., DCEP
Fred is one of the pioneers in the energy field and first named and introduced the field of Energy Psychology in his 1998 book, Energy Psychology. He is currently president of the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and author or co-author of 8 books on the subject, including Energy Tapping for Trauma.
Fred’s past workshops with Maggie include The Identity Method (IM™) and Bring Back That Loving Feeling: Practical Energy Psychology with Couples.
Mark Grant, MA
Mark is a psychologist in Australia with over 20 years experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. Mark’s main interest and experience is in the role of negative emotion (resulting from stress) as a cause and an effect of health problems. Mark regards emotion as both the key to many psychological problems, and also a powerful resource. He specializes in using EMDR to overcome pain and has created a unique collection of audio programs to help release pain, stress, and anxiety. For more information, visit here.
Dr. Larry Heller, Ph.D.
Larry is the founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a unified systemic approach for working with developmental issues and shock trauma. NARM uses somatic mindfulness to re-regulate the nervous system and resolve identity distortions such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self judgment. For the past 15 years Larry has been taught the NARM approach in Somatic Experiencing® as a SETI faculty member throughout Europe and the United States.
Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.
Past workshops with Maggie include DARE to Create Healthy Adult Relationships and How Somatic Ego-State Therapy Can Help Create Your Strongest Self. Diane is an expert in Somatic Attachment and Trauma and senior faculty for the Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute. She is creator of the DARe program (the Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) and her highly acclaimed Therapy Master Mind Circle. For more information, visit http://dianepooleheller.com/.
Dr. Mark Jensen, Ph.D.
Dr. Jensen has pioneered in the science of hypnosis with pain. As a clinical/scientist, Mark has studied the effectiveness of psychosocial approaches in treating pain for the last 30 years. He has established brain connections with various kinds of hypnotic strategies with pain in order to help clinicians understand how to achieve better outcomes with various pain issues. .
Kathy has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for over 30 years. She teaches in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. She is senior faculty in the Somatic Experiencing® training program, an adjunct faculty member for Sonoma State University, former adjunct faculty member for Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and was a senior trainer for 12 years in the Somatic Psychotherapy training program based in Sydney, Australia. She co-authored the book Ortho-Bionomy: A Practical Manual.
Dr. Pam Kaiser, Ph.D., PNP
Pam is a licensed clinical child/adolescent/pediatric psychologist, pediatric nurse practitioner, and developmental specialist. Her academic and clinical career has spanned various roles at Stanford, University of California (at San Francisco and San Diego), and other settings. Pam is co-founder and co-director of the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI). She serves on the faculty of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is an Approved Consultant. She has published on various behavioral-developmental pediatric topics, including the use of hypnosis to enhance self-regulation in anxious youth.
Wendy Lemke, M.S.
Wendy has taught Ego-State Therapy courses through many professional state organizations over the last years including New Jersey, Minnesota, Florida, Oregon, Virginia, and Texas, and is one of the most highly recognized teacher of Ego-State Therapy through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is a popular, dynamic, and effective speaker who covers a wealth of practical content.
Dr. Peter Levine, Ph.D.
Peter is a pioneer in the field of somatic approaches to healing trauma. He holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing many types of trauma, (learn more here) Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). Peter has taught with Maggie since 1988, and more recently on the following topics: Healing Trauma and Pain through Polyvagal Science, Freedom from Pain, In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, the Trauma-Pain connection and many others.
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
Rachel is an LCSW and representative for the California Bay Area network of Energy Psychologists. She has served on the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) faculty and is a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She is trained in and applies multiple energy methodologies with her clients. Rachel’s webinar will center on several basic energy methods as well as tips for optimal use with a wide variety of clients.
Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D.
Joyce Mills is recognized as an Ericksonian expert in working with children and is an internationally recognized storyteller. Founder of The StoryPlay® Center, Dr. Mills is the recipient of the 1997 Play Therapy International Award for outstanding career contributions to the field of Play Therapy and Child Psychology. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Mills is the author/co-author of seven books including the award-winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within, Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel, Gentle Willow, and Little Tree. She is on the board of the Turtle Island Project and co-leads healing retreats for women along with Native American spiritual leaders. Her private practice is in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Laurel Parnell,, Ph.D.
Laurel has taught the following webinars and audio programs with Maggie: EMDR Consultation with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, Consultation in EMDR with Complex PTSD, Attachment-Focused EMDR for Developmental Repair, Using EMDR to Heal Childhood Trauama and Neglect, Resource Tapping. Laurel is the author of five books including Attachment Focused EMDR and teaches nationally and internationally. Learn more at drlaurelparnell.com.
Dr. Claude Poncelet, Ph.D.
Dr. Poncelet has a background in physics and served as a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and as an environmental consultant to Pacific Gas and Electrical Company for many years. During the 30 years I have known Claude, I have been fortunate to have had several shamanic experiences with him and know that he is grounded and hugely gifted in this type of healing. His recent book is The Shaman Within: A Physicist’s Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Dr. Steven Porges, Ph.D.
In 2014, Maggie, Peter Levine and Stephen did a webinar on Healing Trauma and Pain through Polyvagal Science. They are currently working on a book, Conversations about Trauma and Pain: Polyvagal Solutions. Stephen is a Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1994, Stephen proposed the Polyvagal Theory providing insight into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in the brain.
Sandi Radomski, LCSW
Sandi is an N.D. and LCSW who specializes in various aspects of energy healing. She has recently received a 2015 Recognition Award from ACEP for her major contributions to the field of Energy Psychology. She has presented several well-received webinars and audio programs with Maggie, including: Ask and Receive with Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Using Ask & Receive with Emotional Issues, Ask & Receive on Pain and Physical Problems and The Ask & Receive Approach to Healing.
Stanley is an american-born author and body thereapist. A practicing craniosacral therapist since 1987 and a Rolfer since 1983, he studied biomechanical craniosacral for many years under Alain Gehin, trained in craniosacral at the Upledger Institute in biodynamic craniosacral with Georgia Milne, studied the treatment of children with Benjamin Shield, and took courses in osteopathy with Jean Pierre Barral. For many years he has run a school in Denmark, teaching structural integration, myofascial release, release of scar tissue, biomechanical craniosacral therapy, visceral massage, and biotensegrity.
Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Richard Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems which is taught world-wide through his Center for Self-Leadership. He is the author of four books including The Mosaic Mind. In 2015, Richard presented a webinar with Maggie on Working with the “I” of Trauma Using Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Ego-State Therapy (EST).
Dr. Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP
Dr. Robert Schwartz is currently the Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). He recently created The Science of Energy Healing online training program and a free video series on “ Neuroscience and the Effectiveness of Energy Psychology.” As a psychologist, Bob specializes in the use of hypnosis and Energy Psychology in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, relationship problems.
Kathy Steele, M.N., C.S.
Kathy is past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and renowned international trainer. In this webinar, she discusses her collaborative “team” model that can prevent undue dependency in Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorder clients and helps to shift an existing dependency pattern into more mature functioning.
Dr. Michael Yapko, Ph.D.
Dr. Yapko, is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in clinical applications of hypnosis, treating depression, and developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in 29 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.
Dr. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilson is a leading expert on the Strategic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. He directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina and also serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine. He has published several books, including Don’t Panic, Stop Obsessing, and his most recent best-seller, Stopping the Noise in Your Head!