“Michael Collins is the founder of SugarAddiction.com and Quit Sugar Summit, as well as the past Chairman of the Board and current Board Member of Addiction Institute, has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years and has worked closely with others to help them regain lives ravaged by this addictive product.
Mike has been in recovery from substance-use disorder for over 35 years and can speak on recovery topics separate from sugar. He raised two children sugar-free from the womb to over six years old – when they only had sugar once a month for their entire childhood. His book was rated #1 in Healthy Living on Amazon.”
Learn more about Mike and his mission at https://sugaraddiction.com/
“With a history of abuse, drug addiction, weight gain and trauma, Maz changed her life around when she lost 30kg and went on to become a bikini competitor and sponsored ProTeam Australia athlete. Her physical transformation triggered a spiritual and emotional awakening forcing her to look within and dig into subconscious thought patterns and behaviours. From what started as documenting and sharing her journey on YouTube and Instagram, Maz is now the founder of the Phoenix Rising Collective. The Phoenix Rising Collective was created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about breaking cycles within themselves and others, breaking out of the rut, breaking through resistance, and limiting beliefs. – It means not running around all day long, beating yourself up or being the victim in life. It means being ready to take charge, be accountable, take your power back and create the life you want. She works with people just like you who know deep down you are capable of so much more and have so much potential, yet don’t quite know to unlock your inner Rockstar.”
“Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum is passionate about transforming healthcare by training health coaches to help people become CEOs of their own health. She spent nearly five decades making healthcare and education more holistic and innovative. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Sandi specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine, and served as a teacher and the director of a clinic for Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). She is a pioneer in her fields, having implemented programs such as the use of neurofeedback with patients and becoming the first-ever psychologist to earn certification through The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr. Scheinbaum founded the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. A clinical psychologist for over 35 years, she is an expert in positive psychology and mind-body medicine, and the author of Functional Medicine Coaching, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps, and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.”
“A self-professed lifelong learner, Dr. Scheinbaum’s life’s work has been centered around education innovation since the very beginning.
She began her career in 1972, teaching students with learning disabilities. Her drive to incorporate a more holistic perspective into her work led her to earn a PhD in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University, where she specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. Following her passions for cooking and yoga, she pursued additional education in holistic nutrition and became a registered yoga instructor.
Dr. Scheinbaum’s innovative spirit led her to pioneer the use of neurofeedback in her role as director of a clinic for attention deficit disorders. In 2013, she earned recognition as the first psychologist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She has taught courses in the psychology of eating and the psychology of wellbeing & mind-body medicine in the Masters Program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. As the director of Feed Your Mind Wellness, LLC, she ran individual, group, and corporate wellness programs.
Dr. Scheinbaum is the author of Functional Medicine Coaching: How to Be Part of the Movement That’s Transforming Healthcare, as well as two books on using the Functional Medicine approach to stopping panic attacks, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.
Founding the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy has brought Dr. Scheinbaum’s career full circle. She has returned to her roots as an educator and is bringing innovative approaches to training students in this new and rapidly-growing field. And in her rewarding role as the leader of this values-driven, heart-centered organization, her drive to learn is as strong as it ever was.
‘I believe that Functional Medicine coaches are uniquely suited to help people take charge of their health. My mission is to transform healthcare, and through the power of coaches working alongside doctors, we can create a culture of wellness. With my passion for sharing my knowledge and experience, I’m honored to serve as your teacher and mentor.”'”
I am ever so grateful to have had the opportunity to engage in a deep, beautiful, inspirational, and profound conversation with Michael Broussard: theatre artist, speaker, and activist in the survivor community. Please join us as we discuss:
“Childhood sexual abuse survivor Michael Broussard is a theatre artist, a speaker, and an activist in the survivor community. His organization Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor began life in 2014 as an interactive theatrical show about survival and healing. More recently Michael has broadened his mission to amplifying survivor voices worldwide. With online events such as Survivor Stories and the Ask A Survivor series of interviews, he strives to grant his fellow survivors the same platform he has benefited from. You can find out more about Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor on Facebook and Instagram @askasexabusesurvivor and at the website sexabusesurvivor.com“
“Michael Jascz is the founder of The Relationship Foundation, an educational initiative at the forefront of a unique approach to Social and Emotional Learning with proven results. For 20 years, Michael has dedicated himself to helping people build healthy and thriving relationships as a coach and an instructor. Doing this work has helped him to face his childhood trauma and ensuing anxiety and depression. His greatest hope is that getting this work out widespread will support educators in creating a safe space for children of all ages in every school in the nation. The drive to bring this work to the public has been a deliverance for him. Michael and the TRF staff have developed a groundbreaking program “Healthy Relationships 101,” which has been introduced in New York City high schools since 2007.
Michael studied the work of leading educators such as Jim Sporleder and relationship authors and lecturers —Marshall Rosenberg, and Harville Hendrix— whose work inspired the Healthy Relationships 101 curriculum and guidebook. He has given numerous relationship presentations and seminars throughout the United States, and coaching couples and singles. Michael holds a degree in political science and anthropology from the honors program at Ohio State University.”
“Dr. Kelli Palfy began her professional career working in adult and youth corrections. Here she noticed a disproportionate number of males in the system. After becoming an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer, she took an interest in investigating sex crimes and went on to specialize in sex crimes committed against children internationally. Here, as she combed through video evidence, she witnessed first-hand the grooming tactics commonly used by sophisticated pedophiles.
After retiring from the RCMP, Dr. Palfy obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She conducted her doctoral research on the reasons why males don’t commonly disclose sexual abuse. She is now a trained trauma therapist and public speaker on the topic of male abuse. Dr. Palfy currently runs a small private practice where she works with male survivors of sexual abuse, first responders and couples using Emotion-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Approach, plus Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Outside of her professional life she enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, hanging out with friends and pets.”
Male sexual abuse occurs more commonly among infants, youth and adults than was previously suspected. Despite knowing this, disproportionately few males seek support. Many remain silent, protect their families, and cope through isolating or numbing, themselves, misusing substances and engaging in sexual promiscuity or hypermasculinity.
ME^N TOO: UNSPOKEN TRUTHS ABOUT MALE SEXUAL ABUSE is for male survivors, their supporters and helping professionals. It is an educational, honest, yet heart-wrenching look at the stories of 13 male sexual abuse victims – it is written from their perspective, with the wisdom of retired police officer and psychologist, Dr. Kelli Palfy.
Through their narrative accounts, Dr. Palfy offers:
· Male victims – Healing through recognition of both their positions as victims and the impact of their abuse.
· Parents and teachers – Strategies to identify common yet sophisticated predatory grooming tactics, plus ideas on how to better protect children from abusers.
· First responders and helping professionals – information to better recognize the signs of traumatized people, examples of male abuse explaining when it began, how it was maintained and why the victims remained silent for so long.
For the sake of our boys and men, discussions about male sexual abuse need to increase. Male victims need to feel safe asking for support. ME^N TOO highlights the many unique barriers boys and men face as they contemplate their road to recovery.
“Faith Dulin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at Harmony Psychotherapy in Charlotte North Carolina. She loves empowering others to be happy and healthy in their lives and relationships with boundaries and balance. Outside the office, she’s started riding motorcycles this year and has never met a wine she didn’t like.”
Much gratitude goes out to Damla Aktekin, healer, coach, and writer, for sharing her wisdom on energetic healing. Please join us as we discuss:
Damla’s own healing journey
healing energetic wounds
the impacts of genetic trauma
crystal and sound healing practices
and so much more!
BONUS: 20% off coupon valid for a limited time for Damla’s single 30 or 60 minute sessions? Limited to first time clients to use within a week of the September 11, 2020 episode. The code is HELLO and is valid at https://shop.adropofom.com.
“Damla Aktekin is a Healer, Coach, and Writer, who helps other self-healers and healers move beyond their energetic wounds and shine brighter than they thought possible so that they can fully show up in their lives to heal themselves, their families and their soul-tribe. She is the creator of the Chakra Bliss Healing method that simplifies healing with crystals, author of 40 Days Of Shanti Mantra Journal, and the host of the Conversations With Healers Podcast. She loves holding healing space for those with energetic wounds and teaching bliss-filled healing, movement, and meditation journeys. You can find out more about her offerings on her website: https://adropofom.com.”
Ever so grateful to have had the pleasure of chatting with Becky Haas, author, speaker, and trainer, as she shares her wisdom on adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma on a community level. Please join us as we discuss:
Becky’s pivotal role in developing and implementing trauma-informed strategies
“Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee. Her seasoned presentation experience includes trips to Delaware presenting to state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady, as well as training Juvenile Justice systems in Virginia and Tennessee. She has developed training content for a diverse group of professional sectors including Trauma Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Currently she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee. Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma sensitive schools.
She is experienced in working with city governments in several states providing leadership the tools to advance cities in becoming trauma informed. Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection. In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1. Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Becky served as the Trauma Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia. Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a grant-funded crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which is credited for reducing drug related and violent crime in a historic crime neighborhood by 40% and creating a first probation program of its kind in Tennessee which now serves as a state model for reducing recidivism. She also assisted in strengthening relationships between police and community including culturally diverse populations which resulted in launching the first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. unity march in 2015. Under her leadership these crime prevention efforts were awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and are listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.
Becky earned a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience from Florida State University and has completed courses in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBIR) and Trauma Informed Classrooms from Texas Christian University. She has been certified as a trauma informed care trainer by the SAMHSA Gains Center and the Tennessee Building Strong Brains Program. She has been an active member of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) since 2017 and is a member of the strategy team for the National Trauma Campaign. She has been an ordained minister since 1996 and completed ministerial training at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1979. Becky has been the recipient of numerous personal awards including a regional Women’s Tribute Award as a Transformational Woman in 2019. She was awarded the Anita Steiner Award from Goodwill Industries for implementing job skill training into the reentry community and was inducted into the Social Work Honor Society at King University for her above and beyond contributions which embody the heart and mission of the Social Work profession. Becky is married to Jonathan and their greatest joys in life are their two sons and their growing families.”
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