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Emotional Intelligence: Trauma, Abuse, and Addictions

February 18-21, 2016  |  Weimar, CA
Join us for our 6th annual Emotional Intelligence Summit entitled “Emotional Intelligence: Trauma, Abuse and Addictions”. The summit will take place February 18-21, 2016 in Weimar, California. Hear live testimonies of recovery from trauma, abuse and addiction via the path of improving emotional intelligence. Enjoy brain optimizing nutrition, frontal lobe enhancing music and networking with other healthcare professionals and educators, which share the common goal of improving the mental and emotional health of their patients, neighbors, and friends.

Speakers & Presentations

Neil-Nedley-MDNeil Nedley, MD 
Owner of Nedley™ Clinic. Author and Medical Director, Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs, Proof Positive and The Lost Art of Thinking. Presidet of Weimar Institute.

 

Improving Emotional Intelligence Through Life’s Difficulties and Disasters

  • Understand the types of emotional wounds
  • Understand how emotional wounds are treated differently according to the type
  • Understand the five tasks of overcoming trauma or loss
  • Learn how certain strengths of character can be improved with appropriate healing

The Curse of Depression and Anxiety

  • The epidemic, the consequences and therapeutic options
  • Understand the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of depression or anxiety
  • Learn the incidence of depression and how it is becoming a global epidemic
  • Learn how you are more likely to be cured from cancer than from depression/anxiety and why that needs to change

The Solution to Depression and Anxiety

  • Addressing the causative factors utilizing no or low risk therapeutic approaches
  • Learn non modifiable risk factors for the development of depression
  • Learn the multiple modifiable risk factors for the development of depression or anxiety
  • Understand how eliminating the modifiable risk factors can result in permanent remission of depression or anxiety

Case Reports in Depression and Anxiety

  • Understand via case reports the patient’s role in understanding their disease
  • Understand the role of hope in initiating reversal of depression or anxiety
  • Learn the role via case reports of spiritual influence in the context of a comprehensive approach for developing self control and a sense of purpose

Biblical Case Reports in Improving Emotional Intelligence

  • Learn via Biblical case studies how the principles of emotional intelligence are fixed across cultures and time
  • Understand via Biblical case reports how the correction of cognitive distortions can improve emotional intelligence
  • Learn several nutritional and lifestyle approaches illustrated through Biblical case reports that can assist in improving emotional intelligence

Michael_Greger-150x150Michael Greger, MD
A physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the World Affairs Conference, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Colbert Report, and was a witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Nutritional Therapies for Mental Illness

  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing mental illness
  • Describe the role diet may play in treating mental illness
  • Describe the role diet may play in positive psychology

Nutrition for Cognitive Function and Memory

  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing cognitive decline
  • Describe the role diet may play in treating cognitive decline
  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s dementia

Paul-Coneff_MA-150x150Paul Coneff, MA, LMFT
President / Director of Straight 2 the Heart
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Author, The Hidden Half of the Gospel: How His Suffering Can Heal Yours

 

Crucial Spiritual Keys in Overcoming Addictions

  • Learn the roots of addiction
  • Know how to differentiate between thought patterns and disease
  • Understand how addiction is a learned behavior
  • Understand how the latest neural science reveals the ability to learn new thought patterns and the crucial roles of spiritual keys in this process of overcoming addiction

The heart of the matter: Spiritual Healing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Learn what trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder is?
  • Know the soldier related trauma
  • Know the pattern of sexual abuse related trauma
  • Understand the process of recovery from trauma
  • Know how the brain recovers from trauma at the thought level
  • Understand the process of spiritual identity in trauma as a key to healing

Is Someone Controlling You? How to Recognize and Deal with Manipulators

  • Learn how to recognize the pattern of manipulation
  • Know the methods that manipulators use
  • Learn how those under the influence of attempted manipulation can set healthy boundaries to avoid being emotionally challenged and scarred.

Answering the Why’s and Wherefores’ of Suffering, Abuse, Trauma, or Loss

  • Know the pattern of asking the why’s and wherefores’ of trauma
  • Learn how can a counselor can assist in answering the why question
  • Identify with others who have asked and successfully navigated those questions
  • Understand the role the answers to those questions can play in healing from abuse and trauma

The Process of Transformation in Women with Multiple Male Sexual Partners

  • Know the patterns of behavior in relationship and sexual addictions
  • Understand how acknowledging patterns is crucial to starting the recovery pathway
  • Learn how Jesus helped the woman at the well overcome the patterns of brokenness and how that can speak to patterns of brokenness today

Amanda-Anguish-MS-MFTIAmanda Anguish, MS, LMFT
Amanda Anguish is the mental health counselor for the Nedley™ Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. She also works with emotionally disturbed juveniles. She has extensive experience with OCD, CBT, and the psychology of positive lifestyle change. CBT Counselor for the Nedley™ Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program Counselor at Olive Crest, an at-risk residential youth facility Professor of Christian Psychology, Weimar College

Counseling and Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Sexual Abuse

  • Learn how common sexual abuse is in children
  • Know the potential emotional complications of sexual abuse in children
  • Learn counseling and therapeutic techniques that can prevent or reverse the emotional complications of sexual abuse

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Lifestyle Change in Overcoming Addictions

  • Learn the risks of “stinkin thinkin” in the addicted mind and in overcoming addictions
  • Understand the benefits of CBT in overcoming addictions
  • Understand therapeutic ways of getting rid of the “stinkin thinkin” and improving the chance of long-term success in overcoming addictions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Learn how thoughts can lead to PTSD
  • Learn how PTSD may be prevented after experiencing trauma
  • Learn the common distortions in those with PTSD
  • Understand the process of correcting distortions in PTSD and the difference it makes

Kenya-150x150Kenya Ballard, MSN, APRN
She has years of experience in dealing with sexually traumatized victims, schizophrenia, psychotic and bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, and other conditions.

 

Psychiatric Tools in Overcoming Addiction

  • Know the common addictions seen in a general psychiatric practice
  • Learn ways to open the mind of the addict to a decision to overcome
  • Understand several tools that can be used in helping the addict to overcome–permanently

Pornography, Trauma, Slavery, and Sex Trafficking

  • Learn the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States
  • Understand the connection between pornography, prostitution, and slavery
  • Learn the physical, mental and emotional complications of being a user of sex slavery, or a sex slave
  • Learn how to free people caught in sex slavery
  • Learn how to potentially decrease the severe emotional complications of being a sex slave or a promoter of sex slavery

Daniel-Binus-MD-150x150Daniel Binus, MD
Clinical Director, Beautiful Minds Medical Staff Psychiatrist, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospt. Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University.

 

The Relationship between Trauma and Addiction and its Implications for Therapy

  • Learn the association between a history of trauma and addictions
  • Understand how getting addicted can lead to an increased risk of emotional trauma
  • Know types of trauma that tend to lead to certain specific addictions
  • Learn specific modalities in overcoming addictions in those with a history of trauma
  • Understand a case report that illustrates learning objective 4.

Media, Screens, and Mental Illness

  • Learn how to define the problem use of media and entertainment screen time.
  • Learn how an increased usage of entertainment screen time can lead to mental imbalance.
  • Know why some with mental illness gravitate to more screen time usage
  • Understand the studied emotional and cognitive consequences to different types of screen time (social media, YouTube videos, movies, gaming, etc.).
  • Understand methods of solving a problem use of screen time.

Don-Mackintosh_RN_MDiv-150x150Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv
Clinical Director of HEALTH™ Program Weimar Institute Campus Chaplain Spiritual Counselor, Nedley Residential Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.

 

Forgiveness: Efficacy for the Abused

  • Know the definition of forgiveness
  • Learn the difference between forgiveness and forgetting
  • Understand how forgiveness can help avoid complications of abuse

Anger and Bitterness: The Solution

  • Know the definition of anger – in light of the current literature.
  • Know the definition of bitterness – in light of the current literature.
  • Explore solutions for anger and bitterness from the current literature
  • Learn how spiritual resources help find solutions for overcoming the complications of anger and bitterness

Yip-150x150Yip Kok Tho, FCA
A former Zen Buddhist meditator who saw the risks of numerous meditation techniques including focused attention, mindfulness, zen, transcendental, metta, and others.  He will present evidence of what eastern meditation is attempting to accomplish.

 

The Neuroscience of Meditation and related Neural Phenomena

  • Understand the effects of meditation on the brain including , Calming the amygdala, Alpha & theta waves vs beta waves and How the out-of-body phenomena occurs via the temporal lobe
  • Learn how the cosmic nirvana/awakening phenomena occurs via the frontal lobe going offline, accompanied by the parietal lobe also going down resulting in the loss of meditator’s position in 3 dimensional space
  • Learn the benefits and risks of trance states and hypnotism and meditation with Lateral Frontal Cortex relationship in hypnosis 

Eastern Meditation, its Risks and Counter Influencing Factors to Practical Spirituality

  • Learn the objectives of non-dualism in various forms of Eastern Meditation
  • Learn the purpose and risks and complications of emptying of the mind and of the silence, void, and nothingness in Eastern Meditation
  • Understand the negative effects of being “liberated” from polar opposites of good/evil, life/death, God/Satan

EDDIE-150x150Eddie Ramirez, MD
A busy researcher he has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical literature. He has 20 years experience working in various lifestyle centers and has spoken and shared his research in more than 42 countries.

 

Update on Latest Research in Depression and Anxiety Recovery

  • Identify novel research of what lifestyle interventions at mental health education can do for anxiety and depression
  • Know and understand the latest data of the 10 day depression and anxiety residential treatment program
  • Recognize the importance of keeping good records during the depression and anxiety recovery programs in order to produce excellent quality research in the future

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

 

 

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Pastors
  • Educators
  • School Counselors
  • Physician Assistants

 

 

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Participants from 8-week programs
  • Alumni from 10-day programs
  • Trained Directors and Facilitators
  • Media, drug, alcohol, sex addiction counselors and other professionals

Schedule, Topics & Objectives

Download Schedule

12:30 – 1:30 “Improving Emotional Intelligence Through Life’s Difficulties and Disasters” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Understand the types of emotional wounds
  • Understand how emotional wounds are treated differently according to the type
  • Understand the five tasks of overcoming trauma or loss
  • Learn how certain strengths of character can be improved with appropriate healing

1:30 – 2:30 “Is Someone Controlling You? How to Recognize and Deal with Manipulators” Paul Coneff, MA, LMFT

  • Learn how to recognize the pattern of manipulation
  • Know the methods that manipulators use
  • Learn how those under the influence of attempted manipulation can set healthy boundaries to avoid being emotionally challenged and scarred.

3:00 – 4:00 “Counseling and Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Sexual Abuse” Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

  • Learn how common sexual abuse is in children
  • Know the potential emotional complications of sexual abuse in children
  • Learn counseling and therapeutic techniques that can prevent or reverse the emotional complications of sexual abuse

4:00 – 5:00 “The Curse of Depression and Anxiety” Neil Nedley, MD

  • The epidemic, the consequences and therapeutic options
  • Understand the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of depression or anxiety
  • Learn the incidence of depression and how it is becoming a global epidemic
  • Learn how you are more likely to be cured from cancer than from depression/anxiety and why that needs to change

6:30 – 7:30 “Nutritional Therapies for Mental Illness” Michael Greger, MD

  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing mental illness
  • Describe the role diet may play in treating mental illness
  • Describe the role diet may play in positive psychology
8:30 – 9:30 “The Heart of the Matter: Spiritual Healing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” Paul Coneff, MA, LMFT

  • Learn what trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder is?
  • Know the soldier related trauma
  • Know the pattern of sexual abuse related trauma
  • Understand the process of recovery from trauma
  • Know how the brain recovers from trauma at the thought level
  • Understand the process of spiritual identity in trauma as a key to healing

10:00 – 11:00 “The Neuroscience of Meditation and related Neural Phenomena” Yip Kok Tho, FCA

  • Understand the effects of meditation on the brain including , Calming the amygdala, Alpha & theta waves vs beta waves and How the out-of-body phenomena occurs via the temporal lobe
  • Learn how the cosmic nirvana/awakening phenomena occurs via the frontal lobe going offline, accompanied by the parietal lobe also going down resulting in the loss of meditator’s position in 3 dimensional space
  • Learn the benefits and risks of trance states and hypnotism and meditation with Lateral Frontal Cortex relationship in hypnosis 

1:45 – 2:45 “Nutrition for Cognitive Function and Memory” Michael Greger, MD

  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing cognitive decline
  • Describe the role diet may play in treating cognitive decline
  • Describe the role diet may play in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s dementia

1:45 – 2:45 “The Solution to Depression and Anxiety” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Addressing the causative factors utilizing no or low risk therapeutic approaches
  • Learn non modifiable risk factors for the development of depression
  • Learn the multiple modifiable risk factors for the development of depression or anxiety
  • Understand how eliminating the modifiable risk factors can result in permanent remission of depression or anxiety

Breakout Times

  • 3:00 – 3:50
  • 4:00 – 4:50

Breakout 1: Anguish-Coneff

“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

  • Learn how thoughts can lead to PTSD
  • Learn how PTSD may be prevented after experiencing trauma
  • Learn the common distortions in those with PTSD
  • Understand the process of correcting distortions in PTSD and the difference it makes

“Answering the Why’s and Wherefores’ of Suffering, Abuse, Trauma, or Loss” Paul Coneff, MA, LMFT

  • Know the pattern of asking the why’s and wherefores’ of trauma
  • Learn how can a counselor can assist in answering the why question
  • Identify with others who have asked and successfully navigated those questions
  • Understand the role the answers to those questions can play in healing from abuse and trauma

Breakout 2: Binus-Ballard

“The Relationship between Trauma and Addiction and its Implications for Therapy” Daniel Binus, MD

  • Learn the association between a history of trauma and addictions
  • Understand how getting addicted can lead to an increased risk of emotional trauma
  • Know types of trauma that tend to lead to certain specific addictions
  • Learn specific modalities in overcoming addictions in those with a history of trauma
  • Understand a case report that illustrates learning objective 4.

“Psychiatric Tools in Overcoming Addiction” Kenya Ballard, MSN, LMFT

  • Know the common addictions seen in a general psychiatric practice
  • Learn ways to open the mind of the addict to a decision to overcome
  • Understand several tools that can be used in helping the addict to overcome–permanently

Breakout 3: Mackintosh-Tho

“Anger and Bitterness: The Solution” Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv

  • Know the definition of anger – in light of the current literature.
  • Know the definition of bitterness – in light of the current literature.
  • Explore solutions for anger and bitterness from the current literature
  • Learn how spiritual resources help find solutions for overcoming the complications of anger and bitterness

“Eastern Meditation, its Risks and Counter Influencing Factors to Practical Spirituality” Yip Kok Tho, FCA

  • Learn the objectives of non-dualism in various forms of Eastern Meditation
  • Learn the purpose and risks and complications of emptying of the mind and of the silence, void, and nothingness in Eastern Meditation
  • Understand the negative effects of being “liberated” from polar opposites of good/evil, life/death, God/Satan

6:30 – 7:30 “Crucial Spiritual Keys in Overcoming Addictions” Paul Coneff, MA, LMFT

  • Learn the roots of addiction
  • Know how to differentiate between thought patterns and disease
  • Understand how addiction is a learned behavior
  • Understand how the latest neural science reveals the ability to learn new thought patterns and the crucial roles of spiritual keys in this process of overcoming addiction
8:30 – 9:30 “Biblical Case Reports in Improving Emotional Intelligence” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Learn via Biblical case studies how the principles of emotional intelligence are fixed across cultures and time
  • Understand via Biblical case reports how the correction of cognitive distortions can improve emotional intelligence
  • Learn several nutritional and lifestyle approaches illustrated through Biblical case reports that can assist in improving emotional intelligence

10:00 – 11:00 “Modern Case Reports in Depression and Anxiety, and Emotional Intelligence” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Understand via case reports the patient’s role in understanding their disease
  • Understand the role of hope in initiating reversal of depression or anxiety
  • Learn the role via case reports of spiritual influence in the context of a comprehensive approach for developing self control and a sense of purpose

11:00 – 12:00 “The Process of Transformation in Women with Multiple Male Sexual Partners” Paul Coneff,  MA, LMFT

  • Know the patterns of behavior in relationship and sexual addictions
  • Understand how acknowledging patterns is crucial to starting the recovery pathway
  • Learn how Jesus helped the woman at the well overcome the patterns of brokenness and how that can speak to patterns of brokenness today

4:00 – 5:00 “Forgiveness: Efficacy for the Abused” Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv

  • Know the definition of forgiveness
  • Learn the difference between forgiveness and forgetting
  • Understand how forgiveness can help avoid complications of abuse

6:30 – 7:30 “Media, Screens, and Mental Illness” Daniel Binus, MD

  • Learn how to define the problem use of media and entertainment screen time.
  • Learn how an increased usage of entertainment screen time can lead to mental imbalance.
  • Know why some with mental illness gravitate to more screen time usage
  • Understand the studied emotional and cognitive consequences to different types of screen time (social media, YouTube videos, movies, gaming, etc.).
  • Understand methods of solving a problem use of screen time.
8:30 – 9:30 “Update on Latest Research in Depression and Anxiety Recovery” Eddie Ramirez, MD

  • Identify novel research of what lifestyle interventions at mental health education can do for anxiety and depression
  • Know and understand the latest data of the 10 day depression and anxiety residential treatment program
  • Recognize the importance of keeping good records during the depression and anxiety recovery programs in order to produce excellent quality research in the future

9:30 – 10:30 “Pornography, Trauma, Slavery, and Sex Trafficking” Kenya Ballard, MSN, APRN

  • Learn the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States
  • Understand the connection between pornography, prostitution, and slavery
  • Learn the physical, mental and emotional complications of being a user of sex slavery, or a sex slave
  • Learn how to free people caught in sex slavery
  • Learn how to potentially decrease the severe emotional complications of being a sex slave or a promoter of sex slavery

10:30 – 11:20 “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Lifestyle Change in Overcoming Addictions” Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

  • Learn the risks of “stinkin thinkin” in the addicted mind and in overcoming addictions
  • Understand the benefits of CBT in overcoming addictions
  • Understand therapeutic ways of getting rid of the “stinkin thinkin” and improving the chance of long-term success in overcoming addictions.
  • Summit/Continuing Education

    Discounted Registration* – $379

    Registration** – $429
    Registration (no meals) – $299
    Thursday Only Registration (no meals included) – $149
    Friday Only Registration (lunch included) – $229
    Saturday Only Registration (lunch included) – $129
    Sunday Only Registration (no meals included) – $79
    20 hours CME Category 1 Credit:  – $150
    20 hours CEU Credit – $50

    Full registration includes all seminars and 8 gourmet meals listed in the schedule of events. Daily registration includes lunch & seminars for that day.

  • Pre-Summit Certification

    Depression Recovery Training begins Wednesday 17th and ends Thursday 18th before the EQ Summit begins.

    Training the Trainer®

    Associate Directors – $375
    Facilitators – $175
    Alumni Directors/Facilitators – $75
    Alumni Directors New Materials – $199

    Post-Summit Certification

    Optimize Your Brain training will begin following lunch Sunday 21st after the Summit. Lunch is provided for those registered for this training. 

    Optimize Your Brain™

    Site Coordinator – $225

*On or before January 16, 2016
** On or after January 17, 2016

Confirmation/Cancellations: Confirmations of registration are sent via e-mail, or postal delivery at your request. You may also confirm by phone at 580.226.8007.
You may request a refund, minus a $30 processing fee per registrant, through February 10, 2016. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date.

 Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Nedley™ Health Solutions. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Disclosure Statement

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.