About

Filmmakers

Kelly Noonan Gores

Director, Writer, Producer

Kelly, a Los Angeles native, started her career in front of the camera, acting and hosting over a span of 20 years. In 2012, she started Elevative Entertainment, and transitioned into writing and producing. She most recently produced the feature film Tooken (2015), a spoof of the Taken Franchise. She also starred in and was executive producer of the award winning, feature film Beneath (2013), as well as the award winning short film, Take a Seat (2011). She is a seeker of truth, has practiced yoga and meditation for 15 years, and considers her latest project, the documentary feature HEAL, her greatest passion and life's work.

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Adam Schomer

Producer

Adam Schomer is known for going to extreme places and lengths to follow heroic stories. He brings insights into our selves through entertaining and engaging documentary and docu-series. His award winning film The Highest Pass (2012), was theatrically released and took a deep look at fear and death. 2014 saw the completion of two more feature documentaries, The Polygon (2014) and One Little Pill (2014). Building on the success The Highest Pass, Adam recently went back to the Himalayas, this time for an eleven episode documentary series for television The Road To Dharma (2017). Adam is a Graduate of Cornell University and the President of i2i Productions (Livingi2i.com), based in Santa Monica. Producer's reel here.

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Featured Experts

Michael Bernard Beckwith

Founder of Agape International Spiritual Center, Author

In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers. His organization is highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity.

Agape's local community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, partnership with community service organizations active in children's schools and homes for youth at risk, support the arts, and advocate the preservation of our planet's environmental resources. Agape's global humanitarian programs provide food programs, retraining programs, schools, libraries, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, homes for unwed mothers, micro-loans, financial support during natural disasters, and human advocacy. Locations range from 8 African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated. Three of his most recent books-Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. He has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN Help Desk, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You. Every Friday at 1 pm PST, thousands tune into his radio show on KPFK, Wake up: The Sound of Transformation.

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Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Psychoneuroimmunologist, President of MindBody Health Sciences

Dr. Borysenko is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity-in combination with the latest research-make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.

In the early 1980s Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special, Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.

Dr. Borysenko's warmth and credibility-plus her lively sense of humor-create a compelling presence. Her inspirational reflections (you can access these video clips in the community members section of this website) are featured frequently on Hallmark Channel's New Morning program, and she also hosts a weekly Internet radio show, Your Soul's Compass, for Hay House. One of the most popular and sought after speakers in the field of health, healing, and spirituality, her engaging and well researched presentations are perfect both for professionals and for the general public.

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Gregg Braden

Geologist, New York Times Bestselling Author

Gregg Braden is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world! Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist during the 1970's energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Liaison with the U.S. Air Force Space Command during the Cold War years of the 1980s.

In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems.

Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries have led to 11 award-winning books published in 38 languages. Gregg has received numerous honors for his work including a2016 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award. He's shared his presentations and trainings with The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, the U. S. military and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North and South America, Mexico and Europe.

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Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Holistic Psychiatrist, New York Times Bestselling Author

Kelly Brogan is a Manhattan-based holistic women's health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.

She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Mindd Foundation, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation. She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two.

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Peter Crone

Mind & Performance Coach, Ayurveda Practitioner

Peter Crone was born and raised in England. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors. On completing his thesis, he moved to the United States, and spent over five years as an exclusive trainer to some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Today Peter is an internationally recognized mind/body wellness coach, spiritual teacher, and life transformation expert.

Peter works with all types of people including professional athletes, royalty, celebrities, CEOs and the general public. He works with his clients using a holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit. His company's slogan is "spiritual freedom, mental peace, and physical vitality". When working with the body he is unrivaled, basing his training on an incredible foundation of knowledge in Ayurveda, human biology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and anatomy.

Personally, he is an artist, writer, photographer, and an accomplished athlete. Peter spends his free time honing his golf swing for the PGA Senior Tour, and is writing a series of books that he hopes will inspire people to discover their true nature and create a life they absolutely love. He is a contemporary renaissance man, with an amazing sense of humor and a heart full of love and compassion.

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Deepak Chopra

Author, Speaker

A world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Deepak Chopra is the founder of the Chopra Foundation, cofounder of Jiyo.com and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century."

Deepak Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor in Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Executive Management at Northwestern, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University and Professor of Consciousness Studies at Sofia University. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine."

With more than 85 books, including twenty-five New York Times Bestsellers, You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters, became an instant New York Times Best Seller and Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

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Mark D. Emerson DC, CCSP

Author, Speaker, Lifestyle Medicine Expert

Dr. Mark D. Emerson is an Author, Speaker and Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in nutrition based Lifestyle Medicine and natural treatment methods for patients of all ages. His successful clinically proven protocols help to empower people to live healthier by preventing, reducing and resolving chronic progressive health issues and diseases.

Dr. Emerson is the health & wellness consultant to the Four Seasons Resort Maui where he designed and leads the wellness your way program. He also provides expert health & wellness consulting to individuals, groups, companies, restaurants, and hotels around the world. Dr. Emerson has been a health & wellness consultant to players and personnel of the NFL, PGA Tour, USA Track and Field and NCAA. Additionally, he provides private physician services to entertainment celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Eat, Heal & Learn. Dr. Emerson offers his Ultimate Health & Wellness Immersion programs which deliver a complete lifestyle recharge in luxurious settings around the world. With renowned medical and nutrition experts and award winning culinary chefs, Dr. Emerson's Ultimate Health & Wellness Immersions provide a life changing experience to assist his guests in maintaining lifelong health.

In his personal life, Dr. Emerson enjoys a healthy lifestyle by practicing what he preaches. He has utilized a whole food diet for over 30 years and raised four healthy and athletic children with nutrition as a foundation to healthy living. He is a strong supporter of organic foods and local farmers.

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Dr. Joe Dispenza

New York Times Bestselling Author, Researcher

Joe Dispenza, D.C., first caught the public's eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since that movie's release in 2004, his work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions-all of which reflect his passion for exploring how people can use the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

As a teacher and lecturer, Dr. Joe has been invited to speak in more than 27 countries on six continents, educating thousands of people in his trademarked easy-to-understand, encouraging, compassionate style, detailing how they can re-wire their brains and re-condition their bodies to make lasting changes. In addition to offering a variety of online courses and tele-classes, he personally teaches three-day progressive workshops and five-day advanced workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Joe is also a faculty member at the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine in Honolulu; the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York; and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He's also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe explores the science behind spontaneous remissions and how people heal themselves of chronic conditions and even terminal diseases. He's more recently begun partnering with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation during his advanced workshops. He and his team do brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs) and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine, as well as measure both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDVSputnik sensor. Soon, he plans to include epigenetic testing in this research, as well.

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David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Organic Chemist, Author

David has a PhD in organic chemistry and spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.

He is now author of 9 books, all published by Hay House, including the bestsellers, "How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body", "I Heart Me" and "The Five Side Effects of Kindness". He writes a regular blog on his website and occasional blogs for the Huffington Post (US version) and Psychologies Life Labs. He is also the "Life Hacks" monthly columnist for Soul & Spirit Magazine. In 2016, he was voted "Best writer" by readers of Kindred Spirit Magazine.

David is an advocate for kindness and is working passionately to help inspire a kinder world.

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Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Stem Cell Biologist, Author

Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.

Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton's research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.

In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell's information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell's equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University's School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today's most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.

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Anita Moorjani

International Speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author

Anita Moorjani was born in Singapore of Indian parents, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two, and has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. Because of her background and British education, she is multilingual and grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously; she later learned French at school. Anita had been working in the corporate world for many years before being diagnosed with cancer in April 2002. Her fascinating and moving near-death experience in early 2006 tremendously changed her perspective on life, and her work is now ingrained with the depths and insights she gained while in the other realm.

As a result of her near-death experience, Anita is often invited to speak at conferences and events around the globe to share her insights. She is also a frequent guest at The University of Hong Kong's department of behavioral sciences, speaking on topics such as dealing with terminal illness, facing death, and the psychology of spiritual beliefs. She is the embodiment of the truth that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome even life's most adverse situations, as she's the living proof of this possibility. Anita currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband, and when she's not traveling and speaking at conferences, she works as an intercultural consultant for multinational corporations based in the city.

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Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, D.C, BFA

Neuroacoustic Wizard

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson began experimenting with sound and its effects on the body and brain in 1981 at his Holistic Health Center in Virginia. His experiments involved using exact sound frequencies to make chiropractic spinal and cranial adjustments, to stimulate and normalize organ function, and to balance acupuncture meridians. His clinical research with thousands of patients and volunteers led to groundbreaking discoveries in how sound frequency patterns, built into musical soundtracks, can entrain brainwaves and trigger numerous health benefits.

Dr. Thompson continued his scientific clinical research at a graduate school and research center in Encinitas, California, for many years. A member of the faculty, he taught behavioral psycho-acoustics and clinical neuroacoustic therapy courses, recognized by the state of California as part of the core curriculum for the clinical psychotherapy and human science master's and PhD programs. Dr. Thompson currently teaches at various institutions and through sponsored seminars, workshops, and certification courses.

In 1988, Dr. Thompson established the Center for Neuroacoustic Research in Encinitas, California. In 1989, NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory asked Dr. Thompson to explore a series of powerful recordings that the Voyager I & II Spacecraft had sent back from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Dr. Thompson was invited to research the possible meaning and applications of these NASA Space Sound Recordings.

Dr. Thompson is recognized as a worldwide expert in the field of acoustic pacing frequencies incorporated into musical soundtracks. A consummate musician and composer in his own right, he has established a method for using modulated sound-pulses for changing states of consciousness, resulting in optimal mind-body healing. In the 1990s, Dr. Thompson's method of using sound to heal was chosen as one of the top alternative-healing modalities in the US. His work was funded through the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CSCAT).

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Kelly Turner, Ph.D.

NYT Bestselling Author

Kelly Turner is the New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, now in 20 languages, which summarizes her research into the radical remission of cancer - when someone heals from cancer without Western medicine or after Western medicine has failed. Over the past decade, she has conducted research in 10 different countries and analyzed over 1,500 cases of radical remission. She is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show and holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Most recently, Kelly has adapted her bestselling book into a fictional, feature-length screenplay entitled OPEN-ENDED TICKET. This film tells the story of a cancer patient who takes her best friend on an around-the-world journey to try to find her estranged father before it's too late. In their race against time, a string of unexpected events makes them question everything they thought they knew about life, death, and healing. A staged reading of this screenplay is scheduled for October 2015 in NYC.

Finally, Kelly is also working on a 9-part docu-series that will cover each of the 9 healing factors from her research, and feature many of the Radical Remission survivors from the book. She is also the founder of the Radical Remission Project website, which continues to collect new cases of Radical Remission.

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Dr. Darren Weissman D.C.

Author, Founder of the Lifeline Center, Developer of The LifeLine Technique®

Dr. Weissman is a chiropractic holistic physician, developer of The LifeLine Technique, and best-selling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude, Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind, The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love & Gratitude and The Heart of the Matter. He is a contributing author of Dr. Masaru Emoto's best-selling book, The Healing Power of Water. Based upon his expertise of the subconscious mind and holistic health Dr. Weissman is an international speaker in the field of consciousness and has been featured in the films E-Motion, Making Mankind, Beyond Belief, and The Truth and the soon to be released documentary, Heal. Dr. Weissman has written for numerous magazines including Natural Health, The Huffington Post, Prevention, and InStyle.

His passion is teaching people how to intentionally change the emotional programs of the subconscious mind. As a natural by-product, clients directly enhance their body's and relationship's natural potential to heal and thrive.

Based upon his life's work and research, Dr. Weissman developed The LifeLine Technique® in 2002. Since then, he established The LifeLine Center offering a diverse array of individual care services and educational course programs devoted to personal development with a collective vision of creating world peace through inner peace. The LifeLine Technique® draws students from all over the world where there are now over 500 Certified LifeLine Practitioners in 24 countries. In addition serving clients of all ages at The LifeLine Wellness Center, writes for magazines and blogs and maintains an international workshop and lecture schedule teaching The LifeLine Technique® via e-learning and live courses.

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Rob Wergin

Divine Conduit

Rob Wergin has extraordinary gifts. He is fully clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudient. At a young age he was able to heal animals and communicate with spirits. These gifts were not understood and he learned to ignore them. For over 30 years he worked in corporate America as a highly successful CEO. Then one day, he was hit by the ultimate "cosmic 2x4", and in that time of deep despair, he asked what his life was for and...HE HEARD THE ANSWER. Since then Rob has dedicated his life to being a vessel for Divine Light and Love. He has helped tens of thousands of people of all ages and religions.

Raised in a strictly Christian home in the heart of South Dakota's rich Native American culture, Rob draws from the essence of both of these traditions. He wishes his work to be universally available to people of all spiritual persuasions. One stoutly Christian woman, referred by her medical doctor, agreed to work with him only after she grilled him extensively about his beliefs. She reported that her faith was strengthened in the process of her work with Rob. Yet others who have broader views of spirituality also feel at home. His clarity, openness and humility have helped attract a mix of people to the fold, which seems remarkably free of pretension and any suggestion of cult.

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Anthony William

Medical Medium, New York Times Bestselling Author

Anthony William was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that's often far ahead of its time. When Anthony was four years old, he shocked his family by announcing at the dinner table that his symptom-free grandmother had lung cancer. Medical testing soon confirmed the diagnosis.

For over 25 years, Anthony has devoted his life to helping people overcome and prevent illness-and discover the lives they were meant to live. What he does is several decades ahead of scientific discovery. His compassionate approach, which takes into account wellbeing on every level, not just physical health, has time and again given relief and results to those who seek him out.

Anthony's unprecedented accuracy and success rate as the Medical Medium have earned him the trust and love of thousands worldwide, among them movie stars, rock stars, billionaires, professional athletes, best-selling authors, and countless other people from all walks of life who couldn't find a way to heal until he provided them with insights from Spirit.

Anthony has also become an invaluable resource to doctors who need help solving their most difficult cases. He is the author of the New York Times Best Selling book, Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.

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Marianne Williamson

New York Times Bestselling Author, Teacher

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne's other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, Enchanted Love, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 8 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance. And she serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world.

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Patti Penn

Founder of Pause in joy
Reiki Master and EFT Practitioner

Patti's unique connection activates your brave-heart to venture to places you would normally not go alone. Her ability to collapses root causes of un/conscious wounds, deep traumas and limiting beliefs radically transform physical well-being while rebooting your emotional intelligence.

At three years old Patti's witnessed unresolved grief ricochet through her mother's entire skeleton; decades later her father's severe depression forced her once again to hear the call from childhood. Patti meets you where you are on your journey connecting dots of isolated events to eradicate unseen patterns and programs keeping you stuck.

Her Pause in Joy philosophy, built on the foundations of Reiki is primarily focused on your Joy while clearing secondary causes of dis-connection, dis-harmony and dis-ease. Built on energetic fine tuning, her artfulness-using EFT transforms age-old beliefs trapping you in a censored life while muting your inner critic. Participants range from veterans with PTSD, cancer patients' with/out chemo, the spectrum of anxiety disorders, chronic stress, sexual abuse, rage and sabotaging fears to unknown beliefs blocking the possibilities beyond what you are living. Patti is the person your subconscious seeks when you are ready to let it go and discover your own personal empowerment to heal.

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Dianne Porchia, MA, DMBM

Health & Wellness Coach, Mind-Body Medicine

Dianne Porchia, MA, DMBM has an extraordinary ability to access core limiting beliefs that reside on the subconscious level and masterfully guide her clients out of their mind chatter and down into their heart-soul level where true deep healing and personal transformation takes place. Porchia's unique holistic somatic approach is the fast track to releasing past emotional hurt, trauma and disempowering beliefs while effectively transforming and an inner saboteur voice into an inner ally to support one's goals for health, wellness, happiness, success and Life In Balance.

Porchia works with many advance stage cancer patients and others going through high stress-provoking challenges such as divorce, corporate burn-out, death of a loved one, loss of job and serious illness. She expertly uses the principles and practice of mind-body medicine and effective stress reduction training to support optimum immune function. Porchia reprograms new ways of thinking and being in the world inspired by Self-loving, Self-nurturing and Self-honoring choices, while acknowledging each person as a Divine Being having their own unique human experience on earth.

Porchia's techniques include somatic dialogue, inner child healing work, sacred anger work, compassionate self-forgiveness, neuro-linguistic programming NLP, meditation, mindfulness, visualization, diaphragmatic breathing and Qi Gong.

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Tina Mascara

Editor

Tina Mascara studied journalism and photography at the Art Institute in Pittsburg and moved to Los Angeles to study cinema. Over the years, she developed a keen sense for storytelling and produced, directed and edited two independent feature films, "Jacklight" and "Asphalt Stars". Her interest in documentaries started while working with her husband on "Chris & Don: A Love Story" and "Monk With A Camera"- both critically acclaimed documentaries which she co-produced and edited. Constructing, choosing the right stories, making connections, and finding the whys and wherefores, is what she is most passionate about and to her, documentaries are great because they present a real challenge in that sense.

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Christopher Gallo

Director of Photography

Gallo's work reflects an unflinching eye, a constant pursuit of truth, and offers a unique perspective on the American experience and the world at large. His features, music videos and documentaries have covered everything from Will.i.Am to amputee soccer in Sierra Leone and his commercial work has spanned clients from Alfa Romeo to Nike. With Sundance, SXSW, Cannes and Venice film festivals under his belt as well, Gallo's work remains current in today's ever changing world. Gallo is used to being an outsider and created a career engaging in film adventures around the world. Gallo has spent a lifetime absorbing and observing a diverse cross-section of American and international society. Perhaps that's why he is just as comfortable filming for The National Geographic as he is shooting commercials for Chrysler. Gallo brings an authenticity with him stemming from an openness to people and a desire to hear, and tell, their stories. It is this knack for taking the reality of the world and translating it cinematically that lends a real sense of genuine emotional humanity to all his work. A true citizen of the world, his work offers an aesthetic and social reach that surpasses conventional western expectation.

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Michael Mollura

Composer

Widely recognized and respected in the entertainment, academic and spiritual communities as the go to composer for feature films with dramatic spiritual themes, award-winning music composer Michael R. Mollura has proven himself over and over again that composing music is not only a job, but a form of devotion. His original music work on such critically acclaimed films as AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA, CLIMATE REFUGEES, THE HIGHEST PASS, as well as dramatic features RECONCILIATION, CLARITY and countless others including films found on HBO, AMAZON and NETFLIX, have set groundbreaking standards for spiritual music in film that incorporates depth, soul and an understanding of the art of cinema. Mollura's compositions for his most recent film score HARE KRISHNA (2017) are considered to be among his strongest and biggest scores to date that includes the versatility of authentic sacred Ragas from India, to western orchestrations and even world-driven electronic groove music. Mollura is proud and excited to also be the composer for the film HEAL (2017) directed by Kelly Noonan which includes an eclectic blend of electronic minimalist inspired compositions in addition to the heart-driven piano melodies Mollura is most known for.

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Nahko

Title Song "Budding Trees"

Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conner Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and social healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huffington Post, who called Nahko's music "beautiful and stirring." Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock with a world message.

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