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Mind Heart Connect Melbourne 2023

Workshops from World Leading Experts in energy psychology, mind-body and energy medicine.

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Overview

The Mind Heart Connect conference aim is to bring together world experts in the fields of energy psychology, mind-body and energy medicine. This conference is sure to open your mind and heart into a world filled with possibility. A world where we feel empowered to embrace and embody practices that support us in body, mind and spirit.

During this event you will explore and engage in modalities, therapies and evidence-based practices through inspiring presentations and specialised workshops. You’ll come away with techniques you can implement immediately, reducing stress levels and increasing your vitality, joy and abundance.

Whether you are a health professional, counsellor, educator, complimentary therapist, coach or simply someone with a genuine interest in wellbeing, this event is for you. We know you’ll leave the weekend with the latest knowledge and skills that support you, feeling inspired and empowered.

As wellness approaches such as mindfulness, meditation and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) become increasingly embraced in mainstream, the growing clinical acceptance of the Mind-Body-Heart connection across the world represents a major therapeutic paradigm shift.

Emerging post pandemic there’s never been a more prudent time to explore these offerings. Brief video’s from all the presenters here.

Friday 28th of April 2023
Workshops

Dr Kim D’Eramo

Workshop: Tapping Into Your Power to Create A New World

When: Friday 28th April 9am

About Dr Kim D’Eramo

Dr Kim D’Eramo is a physician, bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit, and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She received her board certification in Emergency Medicine and attended residency at Emory University. Kim has studied and practiced MindBody Medicine for decades after having experienced a severe anxiety disorder and later a severe autoimmune disease. She resolved both through self-healing after doctors told her she would be on medications for life. Kim now assists individuals and practitioners all over the world to resolve illnesses and access the highest possibilities for vitality and abundance. She shares a weekly live international MindBody TV broadcast and can be found at DrKimD.com.

About The Workshop

We are awakening to create reality in a whole new way; not from the templates we’ve been given of what we “should” do, but rather from the connection with the inner self that guides us to be who we truly are and live from inspiration.

For many, the deadness of living from the old templates of the mind cause us to feel burdened, heavy, anxious, or depressed. We may even become ill as we continue to try to fit the old mold and push ourselves to be something we’re not.

What if this heaviness, anxiety, or illness is just an invitation to live life in a more inspired way? What if connecting within and dumping the old self frees us to be alive and create in ways we had never imagined? What if we are each here to live in greatness beyond our wildest dreams, and it could be easy?

In this workshop you will learn…

  • What’s right about feeling dread and fatigue continuing to do things the old way, and what life is trying to show you through this experience
  • How to find your true gifts and talents and do what makes you come alive
  • How your body’s energy system generates your outer circumstances and how to work with this to create your highest life
  • How to align with who you really are and live this as a contribution to others
  • MindBody Tools including EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to create your highest circumstances, synchronicities, resources, and inspiration
  • Your role in creating enlightened structures for healthcare, finance, education and relationships

This workshop will be highly interactive, and you will be given tools for life-long use to increase clarity and power in creating your intended life. Kim shares more with you in this brief video.

Dondi Dahlin

Workshop: The Power of the Five Elements; The World’s Oldest Personality Type System … and Health System too!

When: Friday 28th April 2pm

About Dondi Dhalin

Dondi was raised Energy Medicine.  She wrote The Little Book of Energy Medicine with her mom and renowned Energy Medicine pioneer, Donna Eden.  She also wrote the international bestseller, The Five Elements and has been featured as a speaker and teacher with Hay House, Shift, Mindvalley, ACEP, and OMEGA Institute where she taught Middle Eastern Dance and the Chinese Five Elements for 20 years.  As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Dondi has performed for four decades and in over 30 countries on stage and in television and film. She is an award-winning speaker, author, dancer, actress, and teacher. Dondi is also a mom and homeschools her son while travelling the world to speak about Eden Energy Medicine and the Five Elements. 

About The Workshop

Everyone on earth is born into an “element” that goes beyond their genes.  It is your own unique vibration and the key to how you perceive and react to the world around you.  When you know your element, you can alleviate unnecessary stress in your relationships and also possibly prevent dis-ease and illness in the body. Knowing your element and someone’s element is a key to understanding…a roadmap so you can easily navigate life without losing yourself along the way. 

In this class you will…

  • Discover what your elements are (and the elements of those around you)
  • Learn the history of the once forbidden Five Elements
  • See how your elements impact your life both physically and emotionally
  • Learn about your primary stress response and how it impacts your physical and mental health
  • Receive elemental tips for raising children
  • Find out about the organs in your body that are related to your element
  • Do fun energy medicine exercises to balance your elements
  • Walk away with a new way to look at food and exercise in accordance with your element
  • Uncover effective ways to communicate with and reach people, based on their elemental type
  • Begin to deeply understand others and work with people in new and refreshing ways
  • Identify the triggers you have with others that might simply be because their element is on your “control cycle”
  • Explore the elements that are on your “nurture cycle” and bring more harmony to your relationships

This system has been known to give people a deep and joyful purpose, save marriages, resolve employee conflict, and bring a whole new light to why people do the things they do.  If you like Myers-Briggs and the Enneagrams, you will love the Five Elements! Dondi shares more with you in this brief video.

Saturday 29th of April 2023
Keynote Presentations

Dr Peta Stapleton

Presentation: The Latest from the EFT Research World: Meridians are Actually Physical

About Dr Peta Stapleton

Dr Peta Stapleton is a registered clinical/health Psychologist and Associate Professor, Bond University (Australia) who embraces evidence-based and innovative techniques.  Peta is a world-leading researcher in Emotional Freedom Techniques (‘Tapping’) and led a world first study investigating brain changes after EFT.  She was awarded the Harvey Baker Research Award for meticulous research (Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology), and was named 2019 Psychologist of the Year (Australian Allied Health Awards). Peta has authored The Science Behind Tapping: A Proven Stress Management Technique for the Mind and Body (Hay House), which won Best Self-Help Book (2019 Best Book Awards, American Book Fest).

Dr Kim D’Eramo

Presentation: Ultimate Creation: Generating the Energy to Manifest Your Highest Life

About Dr Kim D’Eramo

Dr Kim D’Eramo is a physician, bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit, and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She received her board certification in Emergency Medicine and attended residency at Emory University. Kim has studied and practiced MindBody Medicine for decades after having experienced a severe anxiety disorder and later a severe autoimmune disease. She resolved both through self-healing after doctors told her she would be on medications for life. Kim now assists individuals and practitioners all over the world to resolve illnesses and access the highest possibilities for vitality and abundance. She shares a weekly live international MindBody TV broadcast and can be found at DrKimD.com.

Prof Craig Hassed

Presentation: Mindfulness – How Not to be Driven to Distraction by the Modern World

About Professor Craig Hassed (OAM)

Professor Craig Hassed OAM has worked with the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University since 1989 but now teaches into many faculties as coordinator of mindfulness programs across Monash and the Director of Education at the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies (M3CS). His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness, mind-body medicine and lifestyle medicine. Craig has authored 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and published 14 books and 17 book chapters. He is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, educational, government and corporate contexts. He is patron of Meditation Australia, a regular media commentator and co-authored the world’s two leading mindfulness massive open online courses in collaboration with Monash University and FutureLearn. In 2019 Craig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to Medicine.

Dondi Dahlin

Presentation: The Nine Energy Systems – Your Energy Anatomy and the Interrelated Systems that Determine your Vibrancy, Health, and Joy

About Dondi Dhalin

Dondi was raised Energy Medicine.  She wrote The Little Book of Energy Medicine with her mom and renowned Energy Medicine pioneer, Donna Eden.  She also wrote the international bestseller, The Five Elements and has been featured as a speaker and teacher with Hay House, Shift, Mindvalley, ACEP, and OMEGA Institute where she taught Middle Eastern Dance and the Chinese Five Elements for 20 years.  As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Dondi has performed for four decades and in over 30 countries on stage and in television and film. She is an award-winning speaker, author, dancer, actress, and teacher. Dondi is also a mom and homeschools her son while travelling the world to speak about Eden Energy Medicine and the Five Elements. 

Carol Look

Presentation: Create Abundance Now – Daily Practices for Powerful Results

About Carol Look

Carol Look is an author, speaker, coach, intuitive energy healer, and creator of her signature coaching method, The Yes Code. Carol is a founding EFT Master, and combines her traditional training as a psychotherapist with clinical hypnosis and advanced applications of EFT for unprecedented results with her clients.  Known for her laser-like focus, Carol coaches clients to release their limiting beliefs and emotional conflicts about success so they can reach their maximum potential. Carol is a world-renowned EFT workshop presenter and has taught workshops globally.  Carol offers her Diamond Breakthrough Program and her VIP Coaching option for people who are passionate about  leading lives of exceptional success.

Dr Mike Dow

Presentation:The Emerging Research and Therapeutic use of Psychedelics

About Dr Mike Dow

Dr. Mike Dow aims to help people dig deep into the subconscious, providing the insight they need to create peace, understanding and change. He is a New York Times bestselling author, brain health expert, hypnotherapist and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist. In the US, he has hosted many popular therapy shows like TLC’s Freaky Eaters, TLC’s My 600-lb Life Reunion, and Disney+’s Family Reboot. Mike is the author of The Ketamine Breakthrough, Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life, The Sugar Brain Fix, The Brain Fog Fix and others. He practices ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and hypnosis at Field Trip, the world’s largest provider of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Dr. Lori Leyden

Presentation: Heart~Healing~Humanity – Panel Session

About Dr Lori Leyden

Lori Leyden, PhD, MBA is an internationally known trauma healing expert and spiritual guide. Dr. Leyden works in traumatized communities who have experienced genocide, war and school shootings. She also mentors successful leaders and influencers committed to becoming heart-centered leaders in service to global healing. She is the developer of The Grace Process®, Founder of the non-profit Create Global Healing and Producer of the award-winning documentary, When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy. Dr. Leyden is a member of the Global Evolutionary Leaders Council and Association of Transformational Leaders as well as an Evidence Based EFT Trainer.

Kate Helder

Presentation: Heart~Healing~Humanity – Panel Session

About Kate Helder

Kate has spent over 30 years in private enterprise and has successfully managed a number of businesses. In 2016 she established the events company Mind Heart Connect with Dr Peta Stapleton, to raise awareness of the mind-heart-body link. As a social entrepreneur, Kate was one of the first in this sector to recognise the unmet need in the community for effective complimentary therapies for frontline care givers. This was inspired through her collaboration with trauma healing expert, Dr Lori Leyden (US), leading to the creation, in 2018, of the Mind Heart Connect Foundation to address this need. In addition to her business interests, she holds yet another passion to support individuals and leaders with their desire to delve more deeply into their inner world, becoming fully expressed versions of themselves with her coaching practice.

 

Sunday 30th of April 2023
Workshops

Dr Mike Dow

Workshop: Learn Self-Hypnosis to Create Health, Wealth & Happiness 

When: Sunday 30th (AM & PM)

About Dr Mike Dow

Dr. Mike Dow aims to help people dig deep into the subconscious, providing the insight they need to create peace, understanding and change. He is a New York Times bestselling author, brain health expert, hypnotherapist and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist. In the US, he has hosted many popular therapy shows like TLC’s Freaky Eaters, TLC’s My 600-lb Life Reunion, and Disney+’s Family Reboot. Mike is the author of The Ketamine Breakthrough, Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life, The Sugar Brain Fix, The Brain Fog Fix and others. He practices ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and hypnosis at Field Trip, the world’s largest provider of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

About The Workshop

Learn how to use self-hypnosis with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mike Dow. Mike will help you understand what hypnosis does to the brain and how published research proves its efficacy–for both psychological conditions like trauma and physical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. 

He will teach you easy-to-use hypnotic induction techniques to enter a trance state. Then, he will help you use the power of visualization, reprocessing, and hypnotic suggestion to help you create health, wealth & happiness. Mike shares more with you in this brief video.

Dr. Mike Dow is the author of 8 books including Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life, The Ketamine Breakthrough, The Sugar Brain Fix and The Brain Fog Fix. Mike is the creator of Subconscious Visualization Technique which combines clinical hypnosis, bilateral stimulation, and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Carol Look

Workshop: Success Is No Accident: Clearing Energetic Clutter to Allow Success into Your Life

When: Sunday 30th (AM & PM)

About Carol Look

Carol Look is an author, speaker, coach, intuitive energy healer, and creator of her signature coaching method, The Yes Code. Carol is a founding EFT Master, and combines her traditional training as a psychotherapist with clinical hypnosis and advanced applications of EFT for unprecedented results with her clients.  Known for her laser-like focus, Carol coaches clients to release their limiting beliefs and emotional conflicts about success so they can reach their maximum potential. Carol is a world-renowned EFT workshop presenter and has taught workshops globally. Carol offers her Diamond Breakthrough Program and her VIP Coaching option for people who are passionate about  leading lives of exceptional success.

About The Workshop

It’s time to enjoy success and abundance in your life!  Consider this simple truth: Success Is No Accident – there is a predictable, step-by-step process that will support you in attracting success into your life. “Energetic clutter” consists of your negative thoughts, fears, limiting beliefs, and self-worth issues. This kind of clutter can be even more restricting than your physical clutter in your home.

If you want to see better results in your life, you’ll need to change your emotional conflicts, beliefs and behaviors.  Once you use Tapping to clear your limiting thoughts, fears, and beliefs, you will create space for success to come rushing through your door. You’ll clear the energetic clutter in your life, see the powerful results, and agree that Success Is No Accident!  Carol shares more with you in this brief video.

Kirsty Mitchell

Workshop: How Art Therapy Can Enhance your EFT Practice 

When: Sunday 30th (AM & PM)

About Kirsty Mitchell

Throughout my career in the hopes and dreams field I have worked developmentally with individuals, teams, and groups to achieve change, moving from where they are to where they want to be. For the past 20+ years this has been in career development, and I am currently expanding my practice to include creative and expressive approaches to working well and recovering better with a deliberate and intentional focus on mental health and wellbeing in work. This is enhanced through the completion of a Masters in Mental Health, Art Therapy from UQ, my research focus is on work recovery and stress reduction using creative and expressive techniques. I integrate a diverse range of therapeutic tools and approaches to work holistically and creatively using a trauma and neuroscience informed approach with clients to achieve their goals.  I am a trained specialist in Neurographica, neuro – brain, graphica – line, in a symbolic art making method that is dynamic and transformative.

 

About The Workshop

This workshop provides an introduction into the field of art therapy, which is a profession and practice that facilitates the creative expression of thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences in creative and expressive ways to help support transformation and change. Art therapy makes the talk of therapy tangible both through art making processes and outcomes. It is an exciting field that has a great deal of synergy with EFT practice to track the changes of tapping in a tangible and expressive way.

This workshop will provide practitioners with a set of skills and techniques to integrate creative and EFT approaches. It will focus on a relatively new art technique called Neurographica that requires no artistic skills or abilities as an applied way of tracking the change of tapping.  Kirsty shares more with you in this brief video.

Fiona McGary

Workshop: Consciously Create with Humour 

When: Sunday 30th (PM only)

About Fiona McGary

Over the past 15 years Fiona’s workshops and courses have helped 1000’s of people improve their confidence, crack their own creative codes, break through their fears to create a brand new Humour mindset that allows it to be utilized as powerful point of connection and creation. Fiona’s obsession with understanding this mysterious force, along with her desire to help others harness the amazing power of humour in their lives, lead her to develop her Grow With Humour course and become a sought after personal and professional development speaker on the topic of humour and creating change in our personal and professional lives. Fiona’s performances have been part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and The Sydney Comedy Festival.

 

About The Workshop

Are you finding you have lost the laughter in your life?
Would you like to be able to access some awesome tools and skills to help you in these stressful times?
Everyone has a SECRET SUPER POWER, your Sense of Humour.
Life aint always rainbows # blessed # grateful.
No matter what you do, life will sometimes present a shit storm and we have to work our way through that and heal.
Having your Sense of humour in a healthy robust capacity makes it just that little easier and gives you some well needed relief from the stressful situations we all go through.

IT’S TIME TO SHARE THESE TOOLS WITH YOU.

Humour when used correctly, helps people with their psychological and physical well being. It can be a choice we make consciously to enhance the quality of our lives, our relationships and the way we experience the world. In my Brand New one-of-a-kind workshop I will teach you about the true power of humour and how you can harness it to live a more consciously creative, light hearted FUN and AUTHENTIC way.  Fi shares more with you in this brief video.

Mitch Gainey

Workshop: Introduction to EFT/Tapping for Stress Relief

When: Sunday 30th (AM only)

About Mitch Gainey

Mitch is a EBEFT practitioner and trainer who has worked extensively in with young people, refugees, and others from high trauma backgrounds in Australia, UK, India, South Africa, Mozambique, and Brazil. With qualifications in community development and counselling, he is passionate about professionals and the broader community gaining access to skills that can sustain them in “the work” and provide effective, lasting, and safe resolution from primary and vicarious trauma. Mitch draws on applied psychology and neuroscience to help people better understand how their brain works and helps them achieve their goals.

About The Workshop

If EFT/Tapping is new to you and you want to learn a stress reduction technique backed by over 130 published trials, then you’ve found the right workshop! Join Dr Peta Stapleton’s trainers Mitch and Michelle, as they guide you through simple and effective techniques you can implement immediately to lower your stress levels. Not only will you be taught the basics of the technique, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the research and how the process impacts your physiology. It is a highly experiential workshop, so you’re sure to walk away feeling empowered to create positive change in your life.

The manual stimulation of acupuncture points is believed to send, to specific brain areas, activating and deactivating signals that are beneficial in relation to the psychological issues being addressed. EFT has also been shown to lower cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. Too much cortisol can result in lowered immune function and ultimately affect our physical health. EFT has been shown to down regulate genes associated with the stress response, and improve immune function.

Because Tapping is a tool which is practical, hands-on, and easy to apply, it is a unique way to assist people from all walks of life. It has an immediate calming effect and can be used with children as young as 3-4 years of age.

Michelle McCosker

Workshop: Introduction to EFT/Tapping for Stress Relief

When: Sunday 30th (AM only)

About Michelle McCosker

Michelle is an EBEFT Practitioner and Trainer who specialises in working with women and couples having fertility issues, pregnancy concerns and birth trauma using EFT, Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting.  Michelle completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy in 2011 and has been in private practice since then. EFT has since become Michelle’s preferred treatment method in her clinic. Michelle is lead facilitator for delivery of psychoeducation and psychological intervention for clinical research trials for Cancer patients and Chronic Pain patients for Dr Peta Stapleton, through Bond University on the Gold Coast. Michelle’s experience also extends to teaching educators how to use and implement EFT for themselves and the children.

About The Workshop

If EFT/Tapping is new to you and you want to learn a stress reduction technique backed by over 130 published trials, then you’ve found the right workshop! Join Dr Peta Stapleton’s trainers Mitch and Michelle, as they guide you through simple and effective techniques you can implement immediately to lower your stress levels. Not only will you be taught the basics of the technique, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the research and how the process impacts your physiology. It is a highly experiential workshop, so you’re sure to walk away feeling empowered to create positive change in your life.

The manual stimulation of acupuncture points is believed to send, to specific brain areas, activating and deactivating signals that are beneficial in relation to the psychological issues being addressed. EFT has also been shown to lower cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. Too much cortisol can result in lowered immune function and ultimately affect our physical health. EFT has been shown to down regulate genes associated with the stress response, and improve immune function.

Because Tapping is a tool which is practical, hands-on, and easy to apply, it is a unique way to assist people from all walks of life. It has an immediate calming effect and can be used with children as young as 3-4 years of age.