Join us as HAPA returns for an enlightening late-Spring evening of lectures on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
For our June event, we will be exploring the world of Mental Health.
Our acclaimed speakers for the evening will include:
Brian Sackett, Ph.D. is a California licensed psychologist in private practice. He specializes in working with trauma and abuse, with experience in also treating anxiety, depression and couples’ issues. With an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Stanford University, and a master’s in counseling psychology and a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, Brian trained extensively in psychodrama, EMDR and sensorimotor therapy, all with a somatic emphasis (how issues manifest and are treated in the body).
Topic: Trauma influences in mental illness and practical trauma treatment
Physiological research in psychology is showing that treating trauma effects and defenses are critical to the treatment of many mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression, because the unconscious side effects of untreated traumas contribute to the formation of anxiety and depressive symptoms. This talk is intended to focus on the practical aspects of treatment, and to describe how having knowledge about the role of spirit can assist in successful healing outcomes. Brian will illustrate some of these principles by drawing on his personal experience of uncovering and dealing with early childhood trauma.
Brian Allison, a Toronto native, has a private life-coaching/counselling practice in the same city. He is a metaphysician, counsellor, and spiritual director (being a former seminary professor of apologetics and counselling), working with various psychotherapeutic and energetic modalities. Having studied with the nationally accredited HMI of the American Hypnosis Association, he has created and developed an effective contemporary cognitive modality: Hypnenergy. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy (UWO), a master’s degree in divinity (TBS), a master’s degree in theology (Wycliffe College, U of T), and a DMin (WTS). Part of his personal mission is to inspire and empower people.
Topic: Consciousness Thinking: Some Guidelines for Mentally Thriving
How one perceives and frames the nature of reality (either consciously or unconsciously), directly informs and determines one’s thinking of that reality–not only philosophically, but also existentially, that is, mentally and cognitively. Consciousness Thinking (which is different than consciously thinking) is a particular intellectual mode and orientation to the nature of reality, understood in terms of a quantum physics paradigm. The claim (and this talk) is that such a mode and orientation facilitate both psychoemotional and spiritual health, which is foundational to mentally thriving. Brian will present a robust model of consciousness thinking, along with personal experiences and practical exercises/techniques, with an aim to promoting the real possibility of mentally thriving.
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As always, a wonderful nourishing meal with great vegetarian options complemented with organic wine will be included as a part of registration.
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