BARBARA BULLARD, M.A., has worked as a Professor of Speech Communications at Orange Coast College for over 48 years, during which time she won numerous awards. She is the co-author of Communication from the Inside Out, with Kat Carroll and Remembrance: Journey to Expanded Learning with Dr. Alex Bennett.
Professor Bullard’s work as a teacher and a parent raising two children with Attention Deficit Disorder led her to become interested in music as a universal means by which her students and children could overcome their learning challenges, improve their learning abilities, and heighten their performance in the educational setting. This interest eventually lead to a collaboration with the Monroe Institute. marrying musical formats with the binaural technology of Hemi-Sync, now known as “Metamusic,” which has proven to be extraordinarily helpful for the normative student as well as those with a variety of learning challenges – specifically ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia. www.dnamusic.com and www.remembrancemusic.com.
MAGGIE DENT is an Australian author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. A high school teacher for 17 years before working as a counselor with young people and their families, Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is the author of seven books, including
9 Things: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Calm, Common-sense, Connected Parenting Birth-8, Saving Our Adolescents: Supporting Today’s Adolescents through the Bumpy Ride to Adulthood, and Nurturing Kids’ Hearts and Souls: Building Emotional, Social and Spiritual Competency.
DR. CATHERINE GALLANTI, MS, MA qualified as Doctor of Physics, summa cum laude, at Parma University in Italy in 1992. She left her research career to pursue her interest in metaphysics and psychology. She gained extensive personal experience in dealing with the challenges faced by educators, parents and children in our fast paced world while teaching math to at-risk teenage populations in the inner city schools of London. She also gained an understanding of many of the current negative trends in physical and mental health as applied to teens and children.
She later went back to school and gained an MA in Transpersonal Psychology (2009), and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Katie has also been actively involved in the Mind, Body and Spirit field for over 20 years, as a healer, teacher and writer.
She regularly writes for nationally distributed magazines in both the UK and the USA, appears regularly as a guest on radio shows and is in the final stages of writing her first book. www.katiegallanti.com.
THOMAS HALLER, MDiv., LMSW, ACSW, CMFSW, DST is a parenting and relationship specialist, the co-author of nine highly acclaimed books, a psychotherapist maintaining a private practice (for 26 years) as a child, adolescent and couples therapist. He is a Certified Master Forensic Social Worker, an AASECT certified diplomate of sexuality therapy, and a certified sports counselor.
Thomas is also the chief parenting and relationship correspondent to WNEM TV 5 (CBS affiliate). He can be seen on television answering viewer’s questions four days a week in his Family Matters segment.
Thomas is the founder and director of the Healing Minds Institute, a center devoted to teaching others to focus and enhance the health of the mind, body, and spirit, and president of Personal Power Press, Inc. a publishing house committed to providing parents and educators with practical material for raising responsible children.
Thomas and his wife, Valerie, maintain a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, Healing Acres, an equine retirement ranch enabling aged horses to live out their lives in a low stress atmosphere. www.thomashaller.com
DR. LARA HONOS-WEBB is a clinical psychologist a worldwide ADD expert, and author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens and Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Prevention Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Publisher’s Weekly as well as newspapers across the country and local and national radio and television.
Dr. Honos-Webb completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles, and is the editor and founder of Heal Myself magazine bit.ly/1p1142E. www.addisagift.com
CHICK MOORMAN is one of the world’s foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. A veteran educator who has invested more than 50 years working with children, parents, teachers, and care-givers, more than 400,000 participants have attended his lectures.
A prolific writer, Chick has written or co-authored 14 books that deliver practical verbal skills to people who work with children, and is the author of Parent Talk: How to Talk to Your Children in Words That Build Self-Esteem and Encourage Responsibility, and Spirit Whisperers: Teachers Who Nourish A Child’s Spirit.
Chick is the creator of The Parent Talk System, a style of communicating with children that creates emotionally healthy family relationships. It is a skill-based program that teaches parents a series of verbal skills and language patterns to help them achieve their desired objective of raising responsible, respectful children while reducing stress, strain, and family conflict. He has now trained over 400 trainers in 27 states and 5 countries who are currently certified to help spread the critical Parent Talk verbal skills to parents. www.chickmoorman.com and www.parenttalk.com
MARIAEMMA PELLULO-WILLIS, M.S., is an education consultant and LearningSuccess™ Coach. She is co-author of Discover Your Child’s Learning Style and Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten. Mariaemma has spent more than twenty-five years teaching, conducting workshops and seminars for parents and teachers, and developing educational programs and materials. She is co-founder of the LearningSuccess™ Institute where parents and teachers learn how to coach every child for learning success, and co-creator of Power of You Now! Seminars for adults.
Mariaemma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Education, and California Life Teaching Credentials for Regular and Special Education.
Mariaemma was the director of a private learning center for children with learning disabilities before going into private practice. After 13 years of assessing and treating children and adults for learning “dysfunctions” she knew that she could no longer follow this erroneous and harmful model of education and began researching alternatives. For the last 25 plus years her passion has been helping children and their families understand and appreciate their natural gifts and abilities, and helping adults recuperate from negative school experiences which keep them from discovering their passions and potentials.
Mariaemma has also conducted training programs for literacy volunteers throughout Southern California, taught learning success strategies in correctional facilities, and has developed assessment and teaching procedures for adult students.
Mariaemma was born and grew up in Southern California. She currently lives in Ventura, with her husband, Ron. In her “spare” time she loves to read and garden. Hobbies include nutrition, holistic health, interior design, and personal development. www.learningsuccessinstitute.com