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"Consciousness and Healing Panel" with Marilyn Schlitz, Elliott Dacher, and Janet Quinn

"Consciousness and Healing Panel" with Marilyn Schlitz, Elliott Dacher, and Janet Quinn

Visionaries: Elliott Dacher, MD, Janet Quinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz leads a Consciousness and Healing panel with Elliott Dacher and Janet Quinn for the Next Evolution of Health Summit.

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD is President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she has worked for 15 years. Her work focuses in psychophysiology, cross cultural healing, and consciousness studies. She has given lectures, conducted workshops, and taught all around the country. She completed her training in psychology, behavioral and social science, and philosophy at Stanford University, University of Texas, San Antonio and Wayne State University, Detroit. She received her PhD in anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. She has been featured in various writings, interviews, and videos. As well, she has authored and co-authored numerous books, such as "Living Deeply: The Art of Science of Transformation" and "Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine."

Dr. Elliott Dacher practiced full time internal medicine for 20 years. He is a former Fellow at the the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a past advisory board member of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Therapies. He is the author of Whole Healing (Dutton, 1996), Intentional Healing (Marlowe, 1996), Integral Health (Basic Health, 2006), and an upcoming book A Precious Life (Paragon House, Fall 2011). Dr. Dacher currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard where he is engaged in research, writing, teaching and individual coaching and counseling.

Dr. Janet F. Quinn has dedicated over 25 years to the teaching, research, and practice of whole person healing. She is committed to the creation of a true caring and healing health care system, and believes that the cultivation of authentic spirituality and a life grounded in love and compassion are key elements of healing for health care practitioners and the people they serve. Dr. Quinn is an InterSpiritual spiritual guide in private practice; Founder/Director of the Touching Body, Tending Soul™ program; founding faculty and Spiritual Director in Residence of the former Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program; Director of HaelanWorks; Associate Professor (adjunct) at the University of Colorado School of Nursing and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is an international speaker and consultant in Re-Visioning the Nursing Shortage; Creating Habitats for Healing; Spirituality and Healing; Integrative Medicine/Nursing; Therapeutic Touch, Healing, Health Professional Sustainability and Healthcare as Spiritual Practice. Dr. Quinn is the author of a book of affirmations and meditations for women entitled I Am A Woman Finding My Voice, and is president of Wisdom Stones, LLC, which produces and markets touchstones to what matters most. She is also a passionate horsewoman and can often be found hanging out at the barn with her equine friends exploring the healing potential in the horse-human relationship.

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