These guest presenters have all been interviewed on video by Emma Bragdon in from Fall, 2013 onwards.  Their interviews appear in our courses.  Our list continues to grow…

In alphabetical order:

guest presenters

Javier deSalas
Javier represents the School of Self Realization. He leads healing retreats and teaches meditation around the world, during which he transmits the healing vibrations of Master Jose.   Javier is also available for sessions of Bio-Magnetic Pair Therapy on location, as well as consultations on diet, detoxification, cleanses and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.  javierdesalas.net  


guest presenters

Michael Gurevich, MD
Michael is a holistic psychiatrist in private practice on Long Island, New York. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, certified by  the Board of Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, EMDR, guided imagery, Autonomic  Response Testing and many other treatment methods.  He has a special interest in  assisting people with bipolar conditions.  Dr. Gurevich was born in Lithuania.  He shares his clinic and collaborates with a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.


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Alice Lee, MD
Alice is a holistic psychiatrist in private practice in Maryland.  She became interested in       holistic    protocols for healing after a problem she had personally that responded well to     holistic techniques.    Since then she has taken numerous trainings to become proficient  in energy work, nutrition and  micronutrients,  techniques to help people overcome  trauma and patterns of negative thinking, as  well as detoxifying (including helping clients withdraw from psychiatric medications.


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Jill Leigh
Jill is the Founder/ Director of the Energy Healing Institute, and a gifted clairvoyant. Her healing work involves clearing and manipulating energy within electromagnetic fields, the origin of all physical issues. She will teach Mental Hygiene for Energy Therapists in preparation for advanced training to work on a team of medical intuitives and healers benefiting those with psychiatric disturbances.


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Rebecca Lovejoy, PhD
Rebecca earned her master’s degree in holistic counseling from Lesley College in 1992, and   her  doctorate in clinical psychology from  the Massachusetts School of Professional  Psychology in 2000.  She trained extensively in the treatment of trauma, with a particular focus on feminist and  multicultural contexts. She also developed a specialization in mind- body psychology that emphasizes the use of mindfulness practices.  Since 2000, she has studied energy and energy healing in depth, now  applying the use of energy practices in an  approach that integrates the emotional, psychological  and physical dimensions of life.


guest presenters

Russell Razzaque, MD
Dr Russell Razzaque’s special interest and particular field of research is in mindfulness and the nexus between spirituality and psychology, and his latest book (2014) -Breaking Down is Waking Up; Can Psychological Distress Be a Spiritual Gateway? – is an exploration of this. Russell lives in London, UK and works within the National Healthcare System, helping to create a new paradigm of care to include Mindfulness, Open Dialogue and Intentional Peer Support.


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Paula Sellars, MSW
Paula designs culture change programs for social entrepreneurial non-profits and for-profit organizations. She is passionate about enabling people in leadership to develop their ability to impact large-scale social issues. Paula is currently the Executive Vice President and Principal of Phoenix Possibilities Inc. Formerly a family therapist and cranio-sacral therapist, Paula specialized in family systems, adolescent development, trauma recovery, and body-mind integration. She is the author of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, a child sexual abuse prevention curriculum, and Partnerships in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging Docutraining®. Paula is currently a Consciousness Trainer with Phoenix Possibilities and an Awakened Oneness Blessing Giver.


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Judy Tsafrir, MD
Judy Tsafrir, MD is a board certified, conventionally trained adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, located near Boston, Massachusetts and affiliated with Harvard University. Although trained in conventional approaches, Dr. Tsafrir is also familiar with nutritional approaches to healing, as well as more unconventional energetic/holistic/ spiritual approaches.


guest presenters

Jim B. Tucker, MD
For the last fifty years, doctors at the University of Virginia (UVA) have investigated cases of young children who report memories of previous lives.  Dr. Ian Stevenson, the founder of this work, published numerous scholarly articles and books about cases from all over the world.  After working with Dr. Stevenson for several years, Dr. Jim Tucker took over the project when Dr. Stevenson retired in 2002. He is a Board Certified psychiatrist, an Associate Professor at UVA’s medical school, as well as the author of two books, Life Before Life and Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.


guest presentersRobert Whitaker
Robert Whitaker has been interviewed by Emma Bragdon about his perspective on the US mental health care system today. Robert has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science, including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Anatomy of an Epidemic won the 2010 Investigative Reporters’ and Editors’ book award for best investigative journalism. He has created a very active and engaged international online community regarding science and psychiatry on his website: madinamerica.com