Regina Rosenthal, PT, MA, physical therapist, teacher, author, and health coach who has worked in the healing arts and sciences thirty years. She has presented seminars nationally and internationally to physicians, health professionals, and community groups, and has worked in hospital, university, home care, and private practice settings. Regina has taught Self-help for Arthritis classes through the NJ Arthritis Foundation, developed a Self-help for Chronic Pain program toward her Master’s Thesis, which she taught for five years. She also designed and taught Stress Busters, a stress management program used at the Facial Pain Clinic, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, during the nine years she was an Associate Instructor there.
Her book, The Heart of Healing: Discovering the Secrets of Self-Care, teaches how to increase awareness and become empowered during healing through body-mind Self-care practices. Regina is an Advanced Practitioner and Instructor of Process Acupressure and Acupressure for Anyone through Soul Lightening® Acupressure, a non-profit corporation providing training, education, and services to health professionals and community groups throughout the world. She believes that when internal wisdom and abilities are combined with external health services and resources a partnership is established that amplifies healing and maximizes overall well-being in every exchange.
Charles Fleisher, The Opportunities Guy, was permanently injured in an automobile accident at age 18. In his book “The Secret of Difficulties: 4 Steps To Turn Tragedies into Opportunities”, and through his speeches and workshops he teaches how to use challenges to get the most out of your business and personal life. The inspirational thoughts in his book and presentations offer real-world examples on how stories help heal and inspire.
He began his speaking career 2004 and has since shared stories through over 500 presentations to over 50,000 people. He is a two-term past President of Red Bank Toastmasters. He is currently the President of The National Speakers Association-NJ chapter.
Lynn M. Snyder, LPC, ATR-BC, CT is the Founder/Director of Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan, New Jersey. Common Ground Grief Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established in 2009 with a passion to provide support for those children and teenagers grieving the death of a parent, sibling or friend. The services are free of charge to all families. Lynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Certified Thanatologist (the study of death, dying and bereavement). She completed a week-long training at Mt. Ida College National Center for Death Education as well as a week-long training at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families in Portland, Oregon.
Ms. Snyder is also a 2014 Women of Achievement Award recipient sponsored by the State Federation of Women’s Clubs and Douglas Residential College and is also a 2014 Women of Achievement Award recipient sponsored by the State Federation of Women’s Clubs and Douglas Residential College.
Lo Anne Mayer is the co-founder of the International Grief Council, Lo Anne Mayer’s book, Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death was published by Cape House Books in 2012. She has offered workshops, talks and retreats based upon transpersonal journaling for over five years in Maine, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and California.
Ndidia Bryant-Muslim, MHS, LCADC is a substance abuse counselor currently working for the State of New Jersey at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. She has been in the helping profession for the past 20 years and has worked for various non-profit organizations throughout Monmouth County. She earned her Masters degree in Human Services in 2008 and her certification in alcohol and drug counseling in 2013. Throughout her career she has counseled individuals, groups and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds. She is a dedicated and compassionate about her work in the addiction profession and is inspired by the countless families and individuals affected by the disease of addiction.
Beverly Burns, M.Ed., CLYT, is the Prevention Education Director of Advancing Opportunities, a Disability Services Provider in NJ. She has also been a Special Education teacher and Prevention Education Specialist. Beverly is passionate about teaching Laughter Yoga (LY) to children of all ages and health conditions, and has brought LY to the special needs population, children and teens, seniors, cancer survivors, individuals in recovery from addiction, and other health professionals. She trained with the originator of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, and became a LY Leader in 2002 and a LY Teacher in 2010. Beverly has appeared on ABC Health News and You Tube, sharing her experiences laughing with seniors at Seabrook Village, Neptune, NJ.
Bernice Garfield-Szita, MS, LPC, TEP & Bob Szita, MS, LPC, TEP