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30th Santa Fe Conference: Integrating  Spirituality, Mindfulness and Compassion in Mental Health and Addiction

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The 30th Santa Fe Conference—Integrating Spirituality, Mindfulness and Compassion in Mental Health and Addictions offers a unique opportunity to join exceptional speakers and trainers in an intensive study and discussion of those impacted by a range of behaviors and mental health issues. Pathways to wellness and personal growth will also be explored. We will identify effective and innovative intervention strategies through in-depth analysis of disruptive, compulsive and addictive behaviors. Traditional as well as alternative counseling and therapeutic topics will be addressed. Woven throughout will be an examination of the quest for personal meaning and various paths of spirituality.

Special Focus On: Topics Include:
• Trauma Treatment • The Hidden Gift in Trauma
• Spirituality & Recovery • Mindfulness & Psychotherapy
• Co-occurring Disorders • Treating Eating Disorders: Imagery & Metaphor
• Brain Science & Psychotherapy • Mystic Heart: Meditative Practices
• Mindfulness & Meditation • Qigong for Health and Happiness
• Expressive Therapies • Emotional Transformation
• Post Traumatic Spiritual Dissonance
Who Should Attend? • Aging, Dying, and Death
Enjoy networking with those working in the areas of: • Trauma, Attachment & Addictive Disorders
• Mental Health • EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness
• Addictions Counseling • Sex Addiction 101: Videos to VR
• Marriage and Family Therapy • Disenfranchised & Complicated Grief
• Psychology • Buddhist Psychology & Addiction Treatment
• School Counseling • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
• Pastoral Counseling • Homesick For Your Real Self
• Registered Nursing • Trauma & Chronic Illnesses of Adulthood
• Courts and Corrections • The Journal: Insight & Self-Awareness
• Prevention • Prodependence: Ending Codependency
• Employee Assistance • #MeToo: What are We Learning?
• And Others • Applying Neuroscience to Your Practice
• Psychology, Spirituality and True Happiness
• Healing Rhythms: Drumming as Therapy and more.


Participants will be able to:
1. Identify effective treatment approaches and develop counseling skills for a range of issues in mental health, behavioral health, and the addictions.
2. Identify symptoms of trauma and PTSD and appropriate therapeutic treatment for these issues.
3. Identify and implement key issues and therapeutic implications of various spiritual insights and practices.
4. Identify several key implications of neuroscience research as it applies to addictive disorders, trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences and other relevant areas.
5. Identify therapeutic applications of mindfulness, yoga, meditation, journaling, drumming, and other modalities.


Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D., is an established expert in the field of Child and Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques. Diane developed her own signature series on Adult Attachment called DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience) also known as SATe

(Somatic Attachment Training experience).  Dr. Heller began her work with Dr. Peter Levine, founder of SETI (Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute) in 1989. As Senior Faculty for SETI, she taught Somatic Experiencing® trauma work internationally for over 25 years. As a dynamic speaker and teacher, Diane has been featured at prestigious international events and conferences.

She is the author of numerous articles in the field. Her book “Crash Course” on auto accident trauma resolution is used worldwide as a resource for healing a variety of overwhelming life events. Her film, “Surviving Columbine”, produced with Cherokee Studios, aired on CNN and supported community healing in the aftermath of the school shootings. Sounds True recently published Dr. Heller’s audio book: “Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Relationships” and “The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships”. As developer of DARe and president of Trauma Solutions, a psychotherapy training organization, Dr. Heller supports the helping community through an array of specialized topics.


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