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Karen Tyrrell (Australia) -
Teacher,author, educator and inspiring speaker about her personal, harrowing story of bullying in the
workplace and her struggle with mental health - a battle she has won and written about in a book not to be missed.
Online June 11th, 2013 - register your email for free access information
Karen Tyrrell is an Australian author, passionate mental health advocate, teacher, accredited speaker and workshop
presenter. In 2012, Karen Tyrrell was a finalist in the Queensland Mental Health Week individual achievement awards. Her
tell-all memoir ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness is about her recovery from parent-teacher harassment and mental illness. In
2013, Karen launched ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery, a self-help mental health manual for everyone, sharing empowering
resilience skills and perspectives from the carer's point of view. Mental health CEOs, managers and leaders gave
ME & HIM 5 STAR reviews.
Karen presents the Life Writing program and Resilience Training workshop to hospitals, mental health groups, wellness
centres and the workplace. She presents creative writing workshops to schools and memoir writing workshops to libraries.
Karen's mental health books empowering children and families will be published soon.
Karen has spoken on Today Tonight TV program, ABC radio, 4BC radio and international radio, sharing hope and empowerment.
Find out more about all of Karen's amazing work at her website -
Guy Ale, DBA (USA) -
Director of Lifespan Seminars which teaches the use of body consciousness techniques to increase mental and physical
awareness to build a framework of wellness for life.
Online May 10th, 2013 - register your email for free access information
Guy Joseph Ale, DBA, is Founder and President of Lifespan® Seminar. He serves as Vice President of Asia Pacific
Association of Psychology. Guy is considered one of the world’s visionaries in longevity and wellness. He holds a
doctorate in counseling psychology (honoris causa) from Young Scientists University “in recognition of his findings
and contributions made so far to the field of human lifespan.” These findings and contributions are detailed in Guy’s
book, A Manual for Mastering Your Life, which is a handy guide for dealing with daily challenges of stress management,
good nutrition, sufficient rest, and active lifestyle.
Guy is a member of International High IQ Society and has lived in four countries on three continents and speaks four
languages. He was born into a Jewish family, lived in a Muslim country as a child, and in predominantly Christian
societies as an adult. This eclectic personal experience has enabled him to combine the ancient wisdom of Eastern
philosophies with the latest discoveries of Western-led science to develop the Optimal Lifespan™ system which helps
individuals to understand the energy in their body and provides the tools to use this energy in the best possible manner.
Guy received the Eminent in Psychological Science Award at the International Conference on Psychology 2011 “in recognition and appreciation of invaluable contributions for the benefit of humanity.” See his website for more details -
Pieter Rossouw PhD (Australia) -
Academic director of the Masters of Counselling Program at Queensland University, researcher and neuroscience
educator as Director of the Mediros training group
Online March 18th, 2013 - register your email for free access information
Pieter holds degrees in philosophy and psychology and has been in private practice for the past 25 years. He has
lectured at universities in Canada, Holland and South Africa, before finding a place in Australia. He has been a clinical
psychologist at the Northern Beaches Adolescent Service and Clinical Director at the St John of God Psychiatric Hospital in Sydney.
Both of these institutions provide a wonderful service to the community.
Pieter has establish a training organisation that teaches professionals about the many aspects of neuroscience and therapeutic
practice. This national organisation has trained thousands of therapists and medical professionals and is one of the best
venues for such training in the Australia. See their website for more details -
Robert Rosenbaum PhD (USA) -
Clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and teacher of Dayan Qigong and director of meditation retreats - he is, simply, unique.
Author: Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy.
Coming in May 2103! Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Dao de Jing.
Online February 4th, 2013 - register your email for free access information
Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay area, a Zen
practice leader and senior teacher of Dayan Qigong, and a mountaineer. He brings a lifetime of practice to the
moment-by-moment harmonization of body, mind, and spirit.
Bob began Zen practice in 1971; since 1988 he has practiced at the Berkeley Zen Center in the Soto Zen lineage of Snunryu
Suzuki. Bob's dharma name is Meiko Onzen ("Clear Mirror, Calm Sitting"). In 2007 he was shuso (head student) for the
practice period there. He was given lay entrustment by his teacher, Sojun Mel Weitsman, in 2010 and has since been active
in the Lay Zen Teachers' Association of North America.
You can find out more about Robert Rosenbaul at his website
Carol Kershaw, EdD and Bill Wade, PhD (USA) -
Therapists, educators and authors of:
Brain Change Therapy: Clinical interventions for self-transformation.
which covers brain change therapy from Ericksonian hypnosis to neurofeedback.
Online January, 9th 2013 - register your email for free access information
Carol Kershaw, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and Co-Director of the Milton H. Erickson
Institute of Houston. She is an Approved Supervisor for the AAMFT, a member of the American Psychological Association,
and Approved Consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has lectured at numerous Erickson Congresses,
annual scientific meetings of ASCH, Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences as well as the AAMFT. She was also invited to
Saudi Arabia to lead a medical team for trauma intervention.
Dr. Kershaw sings with the internationally acclaimed St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Choir and has sung in Westminster
Abbey and York Minster in England, Thomas Kirsche in Germany, and the National Cathedral
in Washington, D.C.
Bill Wade, PhD is a psychotherapist at the Institute for Family Psychology and Co-Director of the Milton Erickson
Institute of Houston in Houston, Texas. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a professional
counselor. He received his Master’s degree in Psychiatry and Religion
at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Bill has
presented workshops throughout the United States on topics such as Clinical Hypnosis, Meditation, Overcoming Anxiety,
and Depression, Panic Disorder, Relationship enhancement, Divorce Recovery, Parenting, and Peak Performance. He has
produced numerous audio tapes on these and other topics and is the former review editor for the Milton Erickson
You can find out more about Carol and Bill at their website
www.drscarolandbill.com and also look into their
work as directors of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston at
Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT (USA) -
Developer of Coherence Therapy and co-author of,
Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation
which explains reconsolidation AND how to utilise this in therapy.
Online Aug 21, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Bruce Ecker's practice is based near San Francisco where he and a wonderful group of therapists, authors,
speakers and teachers promote and utilise Coherence Therapy to help people into a stronger and well adjusted life.
You can find out more about Bruce and Coherence Therapy at the website
information regarding the enormously important book he has co-authored regarding memory reconsolidation in
theory and in practice. This is one of the next big things in neuroscience and the book is not to be missed.
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Jeffrey Po PhD (Singapore) -
Developer of Buddhist Psychosynthetic Therapy, President of APAC Singapore and author of books
including The Buddhist Companion.
Online July 26, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Jeffrey Po is a resident of Singapore who travels the world speaking about the nature of Buddhism as
a life practice and in psychotherapy. He has designed a method of psychotherapy
which he calls "Psychosynthetic-Buddhism". He has successfully employed this technique in his treatment of
psychological issues of adolescents in high risk, the elderly and prison inmates.
Currently Jeffrey is also the President of the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) for the
term of office 2012 - 2014. He has worked tirelessly with colleagues in Singapore and around the world, especially with the
support of the Australian ACA and Philip Armstrong.
In this interview, Jeffrey speaks about Buddhism and how this
can be applied to the practice of psychotherapy and also the practice of life. As someone who was born into a culture
of Taoism and Buddhism his reflections are amazingly grounded and imbued with a lifelong history of these ideas and practices.
Jeffrey also talks about the state of psychotherapy in Singapore and his hopes and dreams for the future. This
is a fascinating look into a fascinating culture which only a 'local citizen' can truly provide. You can contact Jeffrey through the association website.
Duncan Williams (Australia) -
Social worker and educator of Aboriginal culture awareness programs.
Online July 5, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Duncan Williams has been a tireless advocate for his cultural heritage for many years as a social worker
and in the important task of helping to educate others about the Aboriginal culture through his aptly named company
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness p/l.
His teaching helps to promote harmony and understanding
in the very multi-cultural world that is Australia.
In this interview, Duncan not only shares his knowledge, but
also his personal experience as an
Australian Aboriginal who was not officially included as a legal citizen of Australia until new laws were made in 1967.
It is unimaginable to think
about the problems of the past such as the Stolen Generation and the struggles of land right recognition, but this
exactly what we must imagine and acknowledge. His story of finding his place in Australia is a true story of courage
People in business, communities, schools and government organisations will benefit from Duncan's insighful and
sensitive training. Contact him as soon as you can -
Dawson Church PhD (USA) -
Researcher and Educator in energy psychology and EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Online June 12, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Dr Church is an author or editor of some nine books, including Soul Medicine and The Genie in Your Genes. His
research into the practice and effectiveness of energetic healing practices is a driving force in the deeper
understanding into the how and why of healing and well being. He has been the research director for the Association
for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and tours the world lecturing and informing on this fascinating topic.
He is director of the Soul Medicine Institute and editor of the Energy Psychology journal. His understanding of
gene expression and epigenetics is of the highest order and he continues with a number of important research projects
You can find out more about Dr Church and his many activities, including training and research at
www.dawsonchurch.com and also at the Soul Medicine Institute
Philip Armstrong (Australia) -
CEO of ACA and with a gripping story of both being in the defence force and helping families after.
Online May 25, 2012 - register your email for free access information
It is always surprising when you chat quietly and learn about someone's history. Also, see below about his charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro!
Philip is a tireless worker and advocate for the profession of psychotherapy, but thinking of him as just an
administrator denies a rich and testing past.
Listen to Philip's tales of his life in the military, dealing with the trauma of death and his own personal injuries.
It is intriguing to hear how his military life and his work repatriating servicemen and their families after they returned home was a direct
influence on his journey into the counselling profession.
He also discusses his efforts now as CEO of the Australian Counsellors Association and how he thinks counsellors need to respond to the
upcoming challenges of the profession.
Most importantly - hear about his plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Cancer Research.
You can support Philip and ACA president Simon Clarke AND
benefit from a fabulous online learning experience. More than 12 hours of amazing lectures, repeated for your convenience, by world experts from June 15-18, 2012.
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I'll see you there with a brand new presentation introducing The Curiosity Oriented Approach to Therapy. Don't miss it!
John Arden, PhD (USA) -
A world leader in the practice of brain-based therapy. Author of several seminal texts.
Online May 15, 2012 - register your email for free access information
John Arden is one of THE experts in the integration of neuroscience and the practice of psychotherapy. He is the author of some 12 books,
but his book with colleague Dr Lloyd Linford, Brain Based Therapy for Adults is simply a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the value of
neuroscience in the practice of psychotherapy.
Dr Arden has produced invaluable books for those working with OCD, anxiety, young people and so much more. In this conversation
Dr Arden speaks not only about his important therapeutic approach, BASE, but also speaks candidly about where he thinks the
profession is and where it should be heading. He is candid and frank, but being such a warm human being, it is a very enlightening
For more information about books, speaking schedule and lots of other fascinating things go to
www.drjohnarden.com . This is a special talk from a very special man.
Dr Arden will be visiting Australia at the end of October, 2012 speaking on trauma, sponsored by STARTTS.
Don't miss this great opportunity - click here John Arden Sydney seminar with STARTTS
Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD(USA) -
Psychotherapist , educator and author
Online April 27, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Terry Marks-Tarlow shares with us her facinating diverse skills as both a practicing psychotherapist and talented artist.
We talk about her new book which is one of the best books of the year -
Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy - The Neurobiology of Embodied Response (Norton Books.
This book is part of the Interpersonal Neurobiology series and has a forward by Allan Shore and high praise
from many luminries included the master of research on play, Jaak Panksepp.
Our discussion covers so many interesting topics and includes several of the images from the book.
We are able to see the images in color and to hear Terry's deep and rich description.
Terry puts the topic of intuition front and center again as a reasonable and, in fact,
essential element of therapeutic practice. As much as the 'left brain' can make sense of such a
expansive subject, Terry Marks-Tarlow has done it as well as is possible. She leaves the practitioner with a much
clearer grasp of the intuitive process and how to use this to beneficial effect in practice. Learn more about Terry at
Evan Katz, MC, MAC (USA) -
anger therapist with an amazing personal story.
Online April 19, 2012 - register your email for free access information
Evan Katz is popularly known as "The Anger Guy". Evan shares his own heart-wrenching experiences that led him to
becoming a professional counselor, helping men and boys come to grips with the pervasive problem of "male anger".
Evan was in the trenches, got out, figured out how to help and has gone back into the trenches to try and make a diffierence.
His book, Inside the Mind of an Angry Man is a testament to what he is giving back to the world. Evan speaks about his story
and also about what to do in the therapy room. Be sure to drop into his website -
www.theangerguy.com - it is a gift for all who struggles with
this difficult emotion.
Dr Sherif Darwish (Egypt) - psychiatrist, addiciton specialist
Online April 5, 2012 - register your details for free access information
Dr Darwish brings to us the experiences of a therapist working with addicition in Alexandria, Egypt.
We talk about how he
began to work with recovered addicts and how he eventually set up his own clinic - Recovery - an exciting innovation
in the ongoing of treatment of
recovered addicts in Egypt.
We talk about the impact of the Revolution. What happened to his group of
50-60 recovered addicts in that difficult and disruptive time? Law and order broke down and the only product to
become cheaper was the price of street drugs. The outcome is completely surprising - and inspiring.
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD (USA) -
trauma therapist, author, speaker and editor.
Online from March 21, 2012 - register your details for free access information.
After more than 20 years as trauma therapist Bonnie Badenoch has recorded her wisdom in two books -
Being a Brain-Wise Therapist and The Brain Savvy Therapists' Workbook.
A past president of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology
Studies (GAINS - click logo to link) she has just been appointed to the Advisory Board. In this program she shares her immense wisdom in
understanding how brain science can help to inform elemental therapies like sandplay and art therapy. All this and
much more... Find out more about Bonnie Badenoch at