2013 Conference

The Use of Creative Writing in Healing the Loss of Culture in International Adoptions

We are aware of the pain of separating an infant from the mother. The cultural separation of place, mother tongue, history, lineage and family is also a disconnection. This presentation will explore this loss through the creative writings of a young Korean born woman raised in America by loving parents. She felt different, self critical given to temper tantrums. When Annie returned to Korea in her late 20's and heard the sounds of her mother tongue, saw herself in the face of her brother and felt the love in her father's eyes, she experienced profound connection with herself.

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:00 to 17:30
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Continuing Education

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide continuing education at the conference.
A fee of $45 may be paid at the conference site.

For counselors, social workers, and mental health workers, hours are approved via the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
For physicians, midwives and nurses the hours are approved via the American College of OB/Gyn (see following statement:

ACCME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the

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Poster Session - Transformation through Concentration on Light Energy

The main challenge in birthing process is how well you prepare the pregnant couple specially the mother mentally i.e. emotionally till delivery. For physical fitness of the pregnant mother, there are many ways e.g. sonography exams, 4D scanning, diet, medicines, exercises etc. etc. But what about her mental and emotional preparation that will get rid off negative emotions like depression, anxiety and stress, fear etc and boost her positive emotions like courage, peace in her mind? Here are the techniques that will do exactly the same. The effective way to transform is to use Light Energy.
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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:30 to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00
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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:30 to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00
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Poster Session - Healing Through Creative Self-Expression

Although commonly thought of as a receptive practice, healing has a rich history as an expressive process. The transformative nature of this modality is powerful because it aligns with our natural healing mechanism. Using a simple process and a variety of creative tools. This poster session will offer practical ways to incorporate this work into traditional healing practices and provides information from a number of disciplines to deepen understanding.
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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:30 to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00
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Poster Session - Benefits of Transcendental Meditation to Babies in Military Families

Transcendental Meditation (TM) and other types of meditation are not currently documented as a relaxant for parents and newborns. The problem of increased stress for families, especially, military families, however, is well researched (APA, 2007; Chandra, 2011). This prolonged stress of parent absence results in child abuse, aggravated post-traumatic syndrome, decreased parenting abilities including lack of patience, and decreased awareness of children’s unique developmental changes (Chandra, 2011).

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:30 to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00
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Weather and More...

WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE AT ASILOMAR? Spring and fall are clear and sunny, and the summer months bring morning fog that encases the landscape, burning off to clear skies in the afternoons. Winter ushers in a welcome average rainfall of 17 inches per year. Evenings are cooler, and sweatshirts or a lightweight top layer are recommended for outdoor activities as it can cool off quickly once the sun goes down. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I BRING?
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Getting to Asilomar

No matter where you're coming from, it's easy to get to Asilomar from area highways, as well as numerous airports.

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Room and Ride Share

For room and ride share opportunities please visit our dedicated blog: Room and Ride Share Blog

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Poster Session~ The Truth About "Infertility" ~ A Holistic Approach to Pre-Conception

Infertility reflects one or more systemic imbalances, and can be shifted naturally by employing a holistic approach to healing. I will detail one such approach, which attends to physical, emotional, and mental aspects of infertility, and draws heavily on exploring the emotional underpinnings that contribute to a person’s physical symptoms.

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:30 to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00
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