Day 5 - September 9
Dr. Patti Britton
Healing the Sexual Self
Dr. Patti is the very top leadership in the field of sexology with a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. She has stellar credentials including Past-President of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and 2016 AASECT Sexuality Educator of the Year; Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists; Diplomate, American Board of Sexology; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator/Supervisor; Lifetime Certified Member of the American College of Sexologists; Member of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality; Academic Dean at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; and Adjunct Faculty at Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Saybrook and Pacifica Institutes. She is co-founder of Sex Coach University, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching. Each year Dr. Patti conducts live professional trainings, appears at consumer events, participates in national magazine/news interviews, speaks on major radio shows, and appears on-camera for television, documentaries, and instructional DVD programs for couples’ sensual enhancement.
Dr. Patti believes that women and men have a divine birthright to experience their sexual power, eroticism and ultimate pleasure. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and globally via Skype/ phone; she leads trainings and retreats worldwide.
Dr. Geo Espinosa
Caring about the Man in Your Life – It Starts with his
Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., RH (AHG) is a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative and functional urology. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals related to integrative management of prostate conditions and urological disorders. Dr. Geo has been a medical contributor to Men’s Journal magazine, WebMD and in major medical textbooks. He is the founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and lectures internationally on the application of integrative medicine in clinical settings. Dr. Geo has been recognized as one of the top 10 Health Makers for Men’s Health by sharecare.com created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD. He is the author of Thrive – Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s guide to living your best life Before & After Prostate Cancer, available on November 2015. He is a master formulator of dietary supplements for prostate, bladder and sexual health and co-founder of XY wellness, LLC. On his time off from work, Dr. Geo enjoys writing on his popular blog, DrGeo.com and having fun in outdoor activities with his wife and 3 kids.
Dr. Keesha Ewers
Reversing Autoimmunity: The Key to Freedom is an Inside Job
Dr. Keesha Ewers is a board certified Functional and Ayurvedic medical practitioner, as well as Doctor of Sexology, family practice ARNP (advanced registered nurse practitioner), a trauma informed therapist, and a Reiki Master and Angel Therapist trained by Doreen Virtue. She is the founder of a new branch of medicine called Functional Sexology and the founder and a host of the Healthy YOU! Radio network.
Dr. Keesha developed the 4 Pillar Freedom Framework and founded the Academy for Integrative Medicine to train people who are passionate about empowering themselves and then empowering others to heal themselves. Her Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program is the only health coach program that trains coaches in Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, Positive Psychology, the Enneagram, Sexology, and laboratory testing.
Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—an incurable disease according to Western medicine—she began exploring alternative modalities, which led her to Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine and a complete reversal of her autoimmunity.
Dr. Gina Ogden
Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality – The Truly Empowered Woman
Gina Ogden is recognized as one of the creative masters in the field of sexology. An award-winning sex therapist, family therapist, researcher, and teacher, she is the author of ten books—and counting, and of the only nationwide survey to investigate sexuality and spirituality. She is founder of the 4-D Network for Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit, an international collaboration of practitioners whose mission is to expand the practice of therapy and sex therapy beyond performance goals and behavioral treatments. She conducts retreats and trainings internationally, lectures widely, and offers online courses for professionals. She has appeared in the media from talk radio to the Oprah Winfrey Show. She supervises and trains sex therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and other health providers in her innovative Four- Dimensional Wheel approach.
Her groundbreaking books for women, translated into a dozen languages, speak directly to the heart of sexuality in a way that women all over the world recognize and praise. The latest are: Women Who Love Sex, The Heart & Soul of Sex, and The Return of Desire. Her integrative books for professionals guide clinicians to engage clients actively in their own deep healing: Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy, Extraordinary Sex Therapy, and Exploring Desire & Intimacy, the practical 4-D Wheel workbook for creative clinicians.
Your Developmental Level and Your Ability to Love With Full Vitality
Thomas is an author, public speaker, and teacher. He currently serves as Faculty at Pacific Integral where he researches adult development and helps individuals and organizations grow through embodied practice. He has been practicing mindfulness and other meditative techniques for over 17 years and studying their effects on human potential.
Dr. Keith Witt
Caring for your Relationship in a Busy Distracting World
Dr. Keith Witt is a licensed psychologist and marriage family therapist who has practiced psychotherapy in Santa Barbara for over thirty-five years. He received his BA in psychology with honors from UCSB in 1973, his MA in Counseling Psychology from UCSB in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Fielding Institute in 1982. Dr. Witt is currently a popular professor at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and is a writer, lecturer, and workshop leader.
In the last decade Keith has been synthesizing and applying Integral psychology, David Deida’s teachings about the masculine and feminine, ascending and descending spiritual practices, developmental neurobiology, manifestation systems, and attachment research. This work has yielded classes, workshops, four books, and clinical training organized around the principle that therapists best serve by discerning and enhancing their natural healing styles.
Born in Hawaii, raised in suburban Los Angeles, Keith has lived and worked in Santa Barbara since 1967. Dedicating himself at fifteen to becoming a psychotherapist, he has been studying, practicing, teaching, and generating transformative healing systems ever since. During this time he has enthusiastically surfed, played tennis, tap-danced, and fronted his rock and roll band Blown Head Gasket. He earned his black belt in Shotokan Karate in 1969, continued to study martial arts, and presently enjoys tai chi.
Make Your Relationship the Love of a Lifetime
Arielle Ford has mastered the art of making things happen. A nationally recognized publicist and marketing expert, producer, author and consultant she has catapulted many authors and celebrities to stardom and enormously facilitated the rapid growth of the self-help and human potential movement in the US.
As the former president and founder of The Ford Group, a successful public relations and marketing firm, she helped launch the careers of Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen creators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Neale Donald Walsch author of Conversations With God. She has also handled publicity for myriad best-selling authors including; Wayne Dyer, Dean Ornish, Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, don Miguel Ruiz, Kenny Loggins and many other notable authors, 11 of whom became #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
As one of the nation’s leading book publicists Arielle compiled her knowledge and expertise in the industry to create a 25 audio CD and resource guide, Everything You Should Know About Publishing, Publicity and Building a Platform, www.everythingyoushouldknow.com. It is a favorite among first-time authors and has received rave reviews.
Arielle is also the author of seven books herself, including the popular Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Soul series. Her latest book, The Soulmate Secret: How To Manifest The Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, is being released in January 2009 by Harper One.
As one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to movies about love and compassion, Arielle created unique marketing and affiliate strategies that added to the success of the company, which was bought by Gaiam in 2006.
She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband and soulmate Brian Hilliard. In her spare time she raises money for www.justlikemychild.org, reads historical thrillers, loves traveling to India and exotic locales and truly believes there is enough love in the world for everyone.
Break the Limits of your Mind and Live Your Dreams
JOHN PERKINS has written nine books that have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than seventy weeks and translated into over thirty languages. His new book: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Berrett-Koehler) comes out Feb, 2016. He has lectured at Harvard, Oxford, and more than 50 other universities around the world, and been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications. For more information go to www.johnperkins.org.