Health: Mock Virtual Conference
Curated February 2023
The foodhealing project has provided me with an exciting opportunity to curate a health conference that brings together some of the most distinguished educators in the field. This is a rare opportunity to showcase their expertise and insights without any financial or logistical constraints, which is both unique to this project and personally exciting for me.
I am delighted to present my curation of a mock virtual health conference, featuring a carefully selected group of educators who each have a vital message to share. I invite you to enjoy their presentations and gain valuable knowledge and inspiration from their expertise.
Each of the carefully selected educators has an important message to share. I hope you enjoy their presentations.
Mind – Social, Emotional & Trauma
9:00am Speaker: Bessel van der Kolk – 88 minutes – The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
10:30am Speaker: Stephen Covey – 97 minutes – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1:30pm Speaker: Max Strom – 18 minutes – Breathe to Heal
Body – Stretching, Movement & Physical Treatments9:00am Speaker: Katy Bowman – 69 minutes – Move Your DNA: The Difference Between Exercise and Movement
10:30am Speaker: Michael Kuczala – 16 minutes – The Kinesthetic Classroom
1:30pm Speaker: Helene Langevin – 55 minutes – Stretching, Connective Tissue, Inflammation and Cancer
Rest – Sleep, Breathing & Meditation9:00am Speaker: Alex Pang – 51 minutes – Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
10:30am Speaker: Matthew Walker – 108 minutes – The New Science of Sleep & Dreams
1:30pm Speaker: Justin Fein – 38 minutes – Float Away Anxiety
Physiology – Biorhythms, Primal & Other
9:00am Speaker: Wim Hof – 27 minutes – Standing the Ice with Our Minds
10:30am Speaker: Sally Grayson – 18 minutes – Howling for Hope: The Importance of Catharsis
1:30pm Speaker: France Janov – 9 minutes – What is Dr Janov’s Primal Therapy? (5 part presentation)
3:00pm Speaker: James Oschman – 11 minutes – The Earthing Grounding Effect
Beliefs – Spiritual and Other
9:00am Speaker: James Duffy – 86 minutes – Emotional and Spiritual Flourishing in the Classical Chinese Medicine Tradition
10:30am Speaker: David Steindl-Rast – 14 minutes – Want to be Happy? Be Grateful
1:30pm Speaker: Lissa Rankin – 18 minutes – Is there Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves?
Mind – Social, Emotional and Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk
The Body Keeps the Score
Throughout his professional career, Bessel van der Kolk MD has dedicated himself to exploring how individuals of all ages cope with traumatic experiences. By leveraging the latest insights from neuroscience and attachment research, he has developed and investigated a variety of successful interventions for addressing traumatic stress and developmental trauma in both children and adults.
88-minute presentation (2015)
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was a distinguished American educator, author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. His most prominent work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has garnered widespread acclaim, inspiring and motivating individuals across various domains, including the business world.
97-minute presentation (various dates)
Breathe to Heal
Max Strom is a highly acclaimed global teacher, trainer, speaker, and author, whose work has touched and transformed the lives of countless individuals. His literary contributions include two acclaimed books, A Life Worth Breathing and There is No APP for Happiness.
A Life Worth Breathing is a timeless classic that continues to inspire readers across the globe, while There is No APP for Happiness, his most recent work, addresses the contemporary challenge of seeking meaning in the digital age. Strom’s unique perspective has earned him a loyal following among those seeking to lead more fulfilling and purposeful lives.
18-minute presentation (2015)
Body – Stretching, Movement and Physical Treatments
Move Your DNA: The Difference Between Exercise and Movement
Katy Bowman, a bestselling author, inspiring speaker, and a leading proponent of the Movement movement, is revolutionising the way we approach movement and its importance in our lives. As a biomechanist, she imparts her wisdom and expertise on movement to audiences around the world, shedding light on the perils of sedentarism and the significance of movement ecology in our daily lives.
69-minute presentation (2019)
The Kinesthetic Classroom
Mike Kuczala is a renowned educator and author who has impacted over 100,000 teachers, trainers, executives, and parents globally. His philosophy of teaching and learning through movement, outlined in his acclaimed book, The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement, a book and philosophy that has changed the view of teaching and learning around the globe.
16-minute presentation (2015)
Stretching, Connective Tissue, Inflammation and Cancer
Helene Langevin is an M.D. and a postdoctoral research fellow who is passionate about maintaining flexible and pain-free connective tissue to improve overall health and slow the aging process. Her research has focused on the role of connective tissue in chronic pain and the mechanisms of alternative therapies like acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies. She emphasises the importance of viewing the body as an integrated system rather than separate parts.
55-minute presentation (2018)
Rest – Sleep, Breathing and Meditation
Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
Alex Pang is a renowned author and consultant in Silicon Valley. He has authored three books, including Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less and The Distraction Addiction. Pang has a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Pennsylvania. His work emphasises the importance of rest, asserting that working less and resting better is the key to being successful in all areas of life.
51-minute presentation (2019)
Why We Sleep: Science of Sleep & Dreams
Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council in London and subsequently served as a professor at Harvard Medical School. Walker is an expert in the field of sleep, studying how sleep affects human health, behavior, and cognition. He is the author of the bestselling book Why We Sleep.
68-minute presentation (2019)
Float Away Anxiety
Justin Fein is an author, speaker, and founder of the Mindful Life Method. He is a certified yoga and meditation instructor, and has taught thousands of students in various settings including corporate offices, schools, and yoga studios. Justin’s work focuses on helping people cultivate mindfulness and integrate it into their daily lives. He has been featured in several publications, including Yoga Journal and The Huffington Post, and has also been a guest on several podcasts.
38-minute presentation (2018)
Physiology – Biorhythms, Primal and Other
Standing the Ice with Our Minds
Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman,” is a Dutch extreme athlete and adventurer known for his ability to withstand extreme cold and for developing the Wim Hof Method, a method that combines breathwork, cold exposure, and meditation. Hof has set several world records for cold exposure and has trained thousands of people around the world in his method, which has been studied for its potential health benefits.
27-minute presentation (2015)
Howling for Hope: The Importance of Catharsis
Sally Grayson is a talented artist and musician originally from Southwest Michigan, now residing outside of Stuttgart, Germany. She studied art in Minnesota and lived in Minneapolis for over a decade before embarking on a new adventure in Delhi, India to work with the organization Sewa Ashram. Her world travels have deeply influenced her art and music, which reflect the unique cultures, sounds, and colors she has encountered along the way. Sally’s work is a celebration of life, love, and the human experience.
18-minute presentation (2016)