Following are videos of presenters’ talks from the Women of Resilience – Santa Fe, NM conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico — February, 2019

Living and Loving Authentically: The Science of Intuition

Dr. Anna Yusim, MD

Whether you call it a “gut feeling,” an “inner voice” or a “sixth sense,” a well-developed intuition is becoming increasing touted as a Superpower…

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Whether you call it a “gut feeling,” an “inner voice” or a “sixth sense,” a well-developed intuition is becoming increasing touted as a Superpower. The word “intuition” comes from the Latin intuir, which means “knowledge from within.” Dr. Yusim will explore the science of intuition along with ways to cultivate this important faculty.

Through personal experience and vigorous research over the past 15 years, Dr. Yusim has come to more personally realize core universal spiritual principles. In this presentation, she will also discuss scientific research data to reveal the link between intuition and mental health.

Anna Yusim, MD is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a Private Practice in New York City. She is a Lecturer at Yale Medical School, where she is creating a Mental Health and Spirituality Program. Dr. Yusim attended Yale Medical School. She has traveled, lived and worked in over 50 countries and presented at numerous national and international medical conferences. Dr. Yusim has published academic articles, book chapters, scientific abstracts and book reviews on various topics in psychiatry.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Beverly Sills: A Lifetime of Resilience with Music as the Medicine that Heals

Kathline Colvin, PhD

Dr. Colin explores the powerful influence of art, with music as the medicine that healed and nurtured this resilient artist. As a counterpoint to her evidence-based discussion of attachment, the self, depression, neuroplasticity, creativity, and flow states, she will share excerpts from Beverly: An Autobiography and songs from The Art of Beverly Sills

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Dr. Colin explores the powerful influence of art, with music as the medicine that healed and nurtured this resilient artist. As a counterpoint to her evidence-based discussion of attachment, the self, depression, neuroplasticity, creativity, and flow states, she will share excerpts from Beverly: An Autobiography and songs from The Art of Beverly Sills.

Developing robust psychological tools helps to stave off the many stressors of making art and balancing life. And Beverly’s life story is an example of intense dedication illustrating how an artist can “live inside their art,” take daring chances while in a flow state, and endure the process of healing to realize an ultimate victory. Dr. Colvin will relate her personal experiences with Beverly as a mentor, and again consider how Art Can Heal Your Life.

As the Founder and Director of Healthy Artists, Kathline Colvin, PhD maintains a clinical psychology practice in Newport Beach, CA, where she offers specialized services and workshops for creative and performing artists. Prior to her training in psychology, Kathline was mentored in opera production by Beverly Sills, and they maintained a lifelong friendship until Beverly’s death in 2007.

   $20 / 1-year rental


“How Dare You!”: Insidious Ways Women Are (Mis)treated
The #MeToo Movement: A Memoir, Experiences of Others and Ways to Heal

Lucy Papillon, PhD

In her presentation, Dr. Papillon will define the #MeToo movement as well as share personal experiences of mistreatment and the experiences of many of her patients. Dr. Papillon will also discuss her research on “Silence Breakers” and address ways to heal the trauma…

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In her presentation, Dr. Papillon will define the #MeToo movement as well as share personal experiences of mistreatment and the experiences of many of her patients. Dr. Papillon will also discuss her research on “Silence Breakers” and address ways to heal the trauma.

Lucy Papillon, PhD is an author as well as a TV and radio host who has appeared as a guest on multiple national TV and radio shows. She is currently under contract as the on-site ESPN Psychologist for employees. Dr. Papillon’s private practice includes offices in Beverly Hills and Hermosa Beach. She is the former chief psychologist for an inpatient Eating Disorder Program at UCI. Dr. Papillon left UCI to open her own inpatient eating disorder program at a prestigious hospital in another state.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Family Internment Camps during WWII – Resiliency in the Face of Imprisonment

Joyce Lilly, RN, JD

Joyce Lilly speaks in depth about Japanese (most were U.S. citizens) living on the West coast of the U.S. being arrested and interned during WWII in what President Roosevelt referred to as concentration camps…

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Joyce Lilly speaks in depth about Japanese (most were U.S. citizens) living on the West coast of the U.S. being arrested and interned during WWII in what President Roosevelt referred to as concentration camps. They were interned because they were of Japanese descent, not because they’d committed any crimes. This part of our history is known only to a small degree in this country. It has been the subject of a few books and/or movies, ie Snow Falling On Cedars, a 1994 novel by David Guterson, and the movie of the same name.

Beyond this part of our history, even more people are unaware that over 10,000 Germans, 5,000 Italians, and other nationalities in smaller numbers, were also arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps in our country from 1942-1945. Many of those interned were also American citizens but were classified as enemy aliens, with no charges, no opportunity to have legal representation, and no right to appeal the decision to lock them up. Many of the families who were held were traded to Germany, Japan and Italy in a clandestine U.S. program, in order to “recover” Americans behind enemy lines. To forget our history is to repeat it.

Joyce Lilly, RN, JD is a Registered Nurse who has worked in hospital and community settings. After spending several years living in Europe, she moved to Rhode Island where she worked as a psychiatric nurse for four years. Currently Joyce is a Plaintiff lawyer, representing persons injured due to the negligence of others. She also represents Nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing in Austin.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Our Ancestors Ourselves

Camille Adair, RN

Camille Adair explores awareness and understanding of the systemic relational framework and how generational healing impacts clinical practice of both the clinician and the client…

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Camille Adair explores awareness and understanding of the systemic relational framework and how generational healing impacts clinical practice of both the clinician and the client.

Camille Adair, RN is the Founding Director of the Institute for Systemic Relational Health and Co-Founder of Living Bridges. She is the Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary movie, Solace: Wisdom of the Dying and created the Solace Teachings End-of-Life Training Program. Camille teaches and facilitates Systemic Family Constellation Work and leads an apprenticeship program for clinicians in the Systemic Relational Process. She teaches mindfulness-based emotional intelligence to healthcare leaders and is an advocate for relearning human connection and humanizing healthcare.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Joan of Arc and Doctor Dark in Bedlam’s Park

Mike Sperber, MD

The play explores how an illiterate teenage, cross-dressing peasant girl could turn the tide of the most brutal, barbaric and bloody war in history: The Hundred Years’ War…

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The play explores how an illiterate teenage, cross-dressing peasant girl could turn the tide of the most brutal, barbaric and bloody war in history: The Hundred Years’ War.

Psychiatric nomenclature lacks a category for spiritual visionaries like Joan of Arc and Jesus Christ who had auditory and visual hallucinations. According to the DSM their “false” perceptions and “false” beliefs are symptoms of psychosis and they would be classified as psychotics.

The play depicts the change in Dr. Dark’s perception of Joan of Arc as psychotic, initially. When he learns of Joan’s remarkable achievements, he undergoes a cognitive shift and changes his diagnosis from schizophrenic to super-phrenic.

Mike Sperber, MD was trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Comprehensive Health Services. Mike has written three books and 50 journal articles. Joan of Arc and Doctor Dark in Bedlam’s Park will be the third play he has written and performed for AIMED.

   $20 / 1-year rental


A TENDER PLACE: Resilience in the wake of traumatic loss

Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

With words, images and music, Anita will share about her journey through the devastating loss by suicide, of her youngest daughter, Nora…

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With words, images and music, Anita will share about her journey through the devastating loss by suicide, of her youngest daughter, Nora. In 2010 Nora ended her life in her college dorm room. There hadn’t been any visible signs of depression or history of mental illness. On Easter Sunday she was suddenly gone from this world. Anita will tell the tragic and inspirational story as an example of resilience in the wake of shattering heartbreak and loss. Anita will also relate the sources of renewal and solace that have led her to create a new life. Viewers will learn about the elements of complicated, traumatic grief and the power of listening and learning from the profound state of deep woundedness.

Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has been a healing arts practitioner for 40 years. She has been studying and practicing meditation since the 1970s and began Buddhist studies with Lama Marut and Lindsay Crouse in 2007. Anita has served thousands of people in her roles as a psychotherapist, RN, childbirth educator, midwife and massage therapist. Since the untimely death of her daughter Nora in 2010, Anita has specialized in grief counseling and healing-from-loss retreats. She has created a unique mindfulness-based model of Holistic Care which includes talk therapy combined with breath, body, energy work and sound healing. Her private practice, — A Tender Place ~ Mind, Body, Spirit Therapy (atenderplace.com) — is located in Rockport MA.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Mary Poppins: A Medley Of songs by the Severely Mentally Ill

Diana J. Semmelhack, PsyD

Underlying this presentation is the conclusion that: the social interaction of people diagnosed with severe mental illness plays a fundamental role in their mental health and treatment—ultimately facilitating their capacity to be creative human beings…

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Underlying this presentation is the conclusion that: the social interaction of people diagnosed with severe mental illness plays a fundamental role in their mental health and treatment—ultimately facilitating their capacity to be creative human beings (Semmelhack, Ende, Freeman et al.) The utilization of drama and video are ways to facilitate these positive interactions. We demonstrate how positive interaction structures (including the development of a containment and holding environment, the development of a culture of enquiry, sharing of power and multi-voiced conversation contributed to the creation of a therapeutic production, Mary Poppins—a Medley of Songs by the Severely Mentally Ill. The 31-minute video highlights the healing and destigmatizing effects of the fine arts.

Diana J. Semmelhack, PsyD became a member of the faculty at Midwestern University in the summer of 2004 and currently holds the position of full professor in the clinical psychology department. She is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. Dr. Semmelhack is a strong advocate fighting for the rights of severely mentally ill individuals.

   $20 / 1-year rental


Her Circle Recovery

Tammy Roth, PhD

With the increased trend of addiction, it is important for healthcare providers to have an understanding of how recovery differs for women as compared to men…

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With the increased trend of addiction, it is important for healthcare providers to have an understanding of how recovery differs for women as compared to men. Dr. Roth explores the model, “Her Circle Recovery,” and two sample clients who have recovered by using this model.

Dr. Tammy Roth is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional life coach with two master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University. She earned a PhD in metaphysics from The American Institute of Holistic Theology and is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, neurofeedback, SomEx, Family Constellations, and Jungian Dreamwork. And, I am a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Yes, she loves to learn!

Her most important education came from the process of hitting bottom with alcohol, being in recovery and utilizing creativity, meditation, nature, exercise, dream work and neurofeedback along with the recovery community to have a healthy spirit and balanced brain.

   $20 / 1-year rental

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