Changing the Paradigm Conference 2019

March 18 & 19, 2019   |   9 am – 4:30 pm
at The California Endowment 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles CA 90012

Echo has been banging the drum for some time now about trauma and how it gets stored in our bodies. We uphold the work of people like Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and other researchers who have concluded that talk therapy alone is not enough to release and overwrite the disruptive patterns trauma creates in our bodies.

Our 2019 conference theme is ‘Trauma Recovery: Community Evidenced Practices’. Service professionals will learn about traditional as well as more recently discovered practices for healing trauma. Many of these are now accepted by the scientific community but many remain unacknowledged – not because they are ineffective, but because the scientific community has not yet caught up.

At our conference you will be able to explore for yourself a variety of new and traditional forms of healing that are body-based. Some of these practices draw on centuries of cultural wisdom (such as yoga, gardening, and dance) and some are exciting new frontiers in trauma recovery (such as EMDR, neurofeedback and EFT). A few have already acquired ‘evidence-based’ status but many others are still waiting for science to catch up. On this theme, Viejas Tribal Chairman Dr. Pico will share with us current research into First Nation healing modalities.

The many interactive workshops will have you getting out of your chair and into your body as we celebrate the resources nature gave us. Come explore with us the new frontier of trauma recovery.

 

 

 

 

Speakers


Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing 
(EMDR)
Ana Gomez


Neurofeedback

Carol Kelson


Emotional Freedom Techniques
(EFT/Tapping)
Victor Lee

 

 

Registration

Early Bird

$325

Ends February 15th (limited # available)
Group

$300

Minimum of 3 or more
Standard

$360

Starts Feb 16th

Echo is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for: MFTsLCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs
Echo maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Add CEs to your registration here ⇒

Student Registration available with valid student ID ⇒

Payment by check or other is available ⇒
Payment or proof of purchase order must be received by March 11, 2019

Cancellation fees may apply; be sure to review our policies.

Limited partial scholarships are available. Click to fill out the application.

Spanish & ASL interpretation available upon request.
Accommodations cannot be made for requests received after January 18, 2019.

 

 

Schedule

Day 1
March 18, 2019

 

8:00a

Registration

9:00a

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Ana Gomez

10:45a

BREAK

11:00a

Morning Concurrent Sessions

New Opportunities in Trauma Recovery: Neuroscience and the Havening Techniques®, Dr. Kate Truitt

Growing Capacity with Embodied Resilience, Nkem Ndefo

Connecting to the Earth – Healing through Agriculture in the Cambodian Community, Laura Som, Dr. Alex Norman & Sokunthea Oum

Dance from the Heart: Creative Movement for Healing & Transformation, Sophia Kozak

El Cuerpo Sabio: Yoga para la recuperación del trauma, Viviana Vallin (facilitated in Spanish)

12:30p

LUNCH

1:30p

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

New Opportunities in Trauma Recovery: Neuroscience and the Havening Techniques®, Dr. Kate Truitt

Creando Capacidad con Resiliencia, Ana Rosa Najera (facilitated in Spanish)

Connecting to the Earth – Healing through Agriculture in the Cambodian Community, Laura Som, Dr. Alex Norman & Sokunthea Oum

Dance from the Heart: Creative Movement for Healing & Transformation, Sophia Kozak

The Wise Body: Yoga for Trauma Recovery, Viviana Vallin

2:45p

BREAK

3:00p

Indigenous Wisdom Healing Historical Trauma, former Viejas Tribal Chairman, Dr. Anthony Pico

 

 

Day 2
March 19, 2019

 

8:00a

Registration

9:00a

Neurofeedback, Carol Kelson

10:30a

BREAK

10:45a

Film: Wrestling Ghosts

12:30p

LUNCH

1:30p

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Concurrent Presentations, 

Victor Lee Lewis (English)
Melinda Utal (Español)

3:00p

Gut Health, Renaldo Wilson

 

 

 

 

Hotel & Directions

Directions

The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities is located at 1000 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Click here for a list of directions for driving and public transportation.

Hotel

It is recommended that conference attendees book hotel accommodations early as hotels in the area often sell out.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has limited rooms available at a promotional rate. Book by calling (213) 624-1011, select option 3 and request The California Endowment rate.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071