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Mind Heart Connect | Creating Resilient Lives

Join us as we raise awareness of the Mind-Body-Heart connection, through evidence-based practices.
Our vision is to inspire personal and community wellness and resiliency.


Gathering academic, creative and expansive minds, we have the ability to create significant change at a personal, community and professional level.

Dr. David Hamilton

Keynote Speaker (UK)

Best selling author, fusing science, the mind and spiritual wisdom.

Dr. Lori

Keynote Speaker (USA)

Uniquely qualified psychotherapist, stress and trauma healing professional.

Dr Joe

Keynote Speaker (USA)

NY Times selling author of several books detailing the neuroscience of change and epigenetics.

Dr. Helena Popovic

Keynote Speaker (AUS)

Medical doctor & leading authority on improving brain function for peak health & performance.


Keynote Speaker (USA)

Internationally known for his creative & humorous use of EFT with parents & children.

Dr. Peta Stapleton

Keynote Speaker (AUS)

Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist and world leader with research in the EFT field.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who should attend Mind Heart Connect?

EVERYONE in the community will benefit from attending this event. 

Professionals in primary medical and allied health disciplines including general practitioners, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, performance and coaching experts will particularly benefit. Students and recent graduates from psychology/health/medicine related disciplines will also learn and benefit.

It is an open event for everyone from all walks of life, so please don’t feel you need to be a professional to attend. You may simply wish to expand your personal knowledge and have the ability to implement a new modality in your life.

Why has EFT/tapping been chosen for the master class sessions?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method. EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on acupuncture points.

Over 20 clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems.

According to a news report on, EFT is “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed.”  READ MORE

Is EFT/tapping evidence based?

In a critical review published in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) journal Review of General Psychology in 2012, researchers found that EFT “consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions.”

EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals…

EFT research includes investigators affiliated with many different institutions – these range from Harvard Medical School, to the University of California at Berkeley, to City University of New York, to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, to Texas A&M University, to JFK University. Institutions in other countries whose faculty have contributed to EFT research include Staffordshire University (United Kingdom), Lund University (Sweden), Ankara University (Turkey), Santo Tomas University (Philippines), Lister Hospital (England), Cesar Vallejo University (Peru), Bond University (Australia) and Griffith University (Australia).

As this event is being held over a weekend, I would like to bring my family. Are children able to attend? What activities are available for children?

While we support the idea of travelling with children and having family time, this 3 day event is best suited for people aged 15 years and over. In order to maximise your time and learning during the event, we strongly suggest you attend without younger children.  There are no child-care facilities provided, and any teens attending with you will also need to purchase a registration to attend sessions.

Where do I find ticket pricing information?

By joining our Priority List, you will be one of the first to learn of our pricing structure. More information coming soon.

How will I benefit by participating in this event?

This is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders in the field, and hear the evidence behind these techniques. You will walk away not just with knowledge and skill, but with a personal experience of HOW the techniques work.

I am new to EFT/tapping. Will I still benefit from attending?

Absolutely! You will learn about tapping from a newcomer’s perspective and develop enough knowledge to be able to use the technique yourself.

What travel options are available for attendees?

The Gold Coast is a network hub located in south-east Queensland, 80km from the state’s capital of Brisbane. The city is serviced by two international airports:

Gold Coast Airport – 20 minutes, drive south from GCCEC –
Brisbane Airport – 1 hour drive north from GCCEC –

I am travelling to your event from out of town, is accommodation available in close proximity?

Yes – There are a wide range of hotels and conference venues on the Gold Coast and we are arranging special deals with hotels close to the venues.

For the Gold Coast Convention Centre – walking distance from more than 3,000 accommodation options, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre offers the ultimate event experience.

Few destinations have such a multitude of accommodation options. The Gold Coast boasts an extensive range of accommodation from first class five star hotels to golf resorts, mountain lodges and serviced apartments.

Nearby, the chic Broadbeach precinct (3km radius) offers more than 8,000 accommodation beds within walking distance to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Surfers Paradise precinct (8km radius) allows guests to choose from more than 27,000 accommodation options – all easily accessible via the Gold Coast’s G:Link light rail system.

Is food provided for attendees?

Yes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available.


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Mind Heart Connect evolved with collaboration of Assistant Prof. Peta Stapleton (Bond University), Dr Lori Leyden (Create Global Healing) & Kate Helder (Author and Creator of toolboxtime™).

It is our intent that revenue raised from this event will be distributed to various causes including Create Global Healing (Project Light Australia).

Our vision is to inspire personal and community wellness and resiliency.

Mind Heart Connect is a transformational forum, bringing together experts in evidenced-based practices supporting the mind-body-heart connection.

Our intention is that this gathering will foster a movement of leaders who will plant and nurture the seeds of resiliency in their own communities.