Conference Schedule

Eighth Breath Of Life Conference Schedule

Saturday 13th May 2017

8.30 – 9.20: Registration

9.30: Welcome and introduction by Michael Kern

rollin-mccraty9.35 – 11.00: Heart-Brain Dynamics and the Impact of Self-Regulation on Health by Dr. Rollin McCraty – director of research at the HeartMath Institute, fellow of the American Institute of Stress, co-author of Heart Intelligence and author of The Coherent Heart as well as numerous published research papers about the subtle physiology of the heart and emotion.

11.00 – 11.30: Break

robert-lever11.30 – 13.00: Finding the Health by Robert Lever – osteopath with over 40 years’ experience, former lecturer at the European School of Osteopathy, recipient of Medal of Honour for services to osteopathic education, and author of At The Still Point of the Turning World and Finding The Health.

13.00 – 14.45:

Between 14.10 – 14.45: Chi Kung class with Fatima Da Silva.

gabor-mate14.45 – 16.15: The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience by Dr. Gabor Maté – renowned speaker, teacher and clinician on addiction, stress and childhood development, and author of In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, When The Body Says No and Scattered Minds – The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder.

16.15 – 16.45: Break

cherionna-menzam-sills-katherine-ukleja16.45 – 18.00: Small Women, Big Ideas by Katherine Ukleja & Cherionna Menzam-Sills – Therapists and international educators of Craniosacral Biodynamics, and ‘grandes dames’ in this field. Cherionna also has a background in pre-natal psychology and Continuum Movement, and Katherine originally trained in osteopathy. With more than half a century of joint experience they bring a profundity of understanding to the continual enquiry into the nature of Primary Respiration.





PROGRAMME   Sunday 14th May 2017

9.30: Opening by Jane Shaw

gerald-pollack9.30 – 11.00: The Fourth Phase of Water: A Central Role in Health by Dr. Gerald Pollack – professor at the University of Washington, founder of the Pollack Laboratory, pioneering researcher into the properties of biological water and author of The Fourth Phase of Water, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life and Muscles, Water and the Cell.

11.00 – 11.30: Break

wendy-ann-mccarty11.30 – 13.00: The Multidimensional Wholeness of Babies by Dr. Wendy Anne McCarty – former chair of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology programmes at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and author of Welcoming Consciousness: Supporting Babies’ Wholeness from the Beginning of Life – An Integrated Model of Early Development and 30+ publications.

13.00 – 14.45: Lunch

Between 14.10 – 14.40: Chi Kung class with Fatima Da Silva.

bessel-van-der-kolk14.45 – 16.15: Synchrony, attunement and self-regulation: the neurobiology of childhood abuse and neglect by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post traumatic stress, Medical Director of ‘The Trauma Center’ in Boston, and author of Psychological Trauma, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, and the best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma.

16.15 – 16.45: Break

16.45 – 18.00: Panel Discussion with all the speakers

18.00: Close of Conference.



Tuke Hall, Regent’s University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS, UK