Kim & Matt Montleon
Kim and Matt met in high school and have been together since. They operate a tattoo shop, Honorable Ink, on Main Street, Beacon in NY. They have two boys, Aiden and Gabriel. They hope Wrestling Ghosts can help others feel less alone in their struggles and see themselves and others with more compassion.
Mitsiko Miller is a certified coach from Montreal, Canada. With over a decade of experience, Mitsiko offers tools to embody harmony for the well-being of families and all collectives. She has been practicing nonviolent communication for more than a decade and offers support using Hakomi, mindfulness and Focusing IRF. Mitsiko graduated from the Peer Parenting Leadership Program to share nonviolent communication with families. She is also trained by Isabelle Filliozat, a Canadian collaborator. Visit her website here.
Joshua Hathaway, M.A. Holistic Clinical Psychology, is the founder of No Bullshit Communication. Joshua is a dynamic coach and public speaker, able to gently and humorously dismantle people's Bullsh!t, deliver practical skill-building tools, and facilitate experiences that bring home the power and value of connection. A 2005 graduate of the BayNVC North American Leadership Program, and a 2008 Master’s graduate from JFK University, he brings almost two decades of research and practice in communication, psychology, and integral systems to the process of leveling up your emotional intelligence and communication skills.
Victor Lee Lewis
Victor Lee Lewis, M.A., is the founder and Director of the Radical Resilience Institute, and Radical Resilience Coaching and Consulting. He is a Progressive Life Coach, trainer, speaker, and social justice educator. Lewis received his Master of Arts in Culture and Spirituality in 1987 from the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality (ICCS) at Holy Names College in Oakland, California. He has also done extensive post-graduate study. He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programing Master (NLP) Practitioner, an NLP Health Practitioner, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Advanced Practitioner, an AAMET-certifed EFT Trainer, a certified NLP hypnotherapist and a resilient and thriving trauma survivor.
Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist interested in exploring the intersection between neuroscience, immunology, and the deepest inner workings of the human heart. Her most recent book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, examines the lifelong consequences —both emotional and physical — of adverse childhood experiences and offers readers suffering from chronic conditions a window to healing. Donna’s other works include The Autoimmune Epidemic (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 2008, 2009), which investigates the causes of a growing environmental health crisis, and The Last Best Cure (Hudson Street Press / Penguin, 2013), which chronicles a year-long journey to test a variety of mind-body therapies in order to unlock the restorative powers of the brain. She is also the author of Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multicultural Children (Perseus, 2003).
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
A pioneer in the field of medicine, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By exploring the science behind childhood adversity, she offers a new way to understand the adverse events that affect all of us throughout our lifetimes. As the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, she has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics, Google Zeitgeist and Dreamforce.
Nadine’s TED Talk, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime,” has been viewed more than 3 million times. Her work has been profiled in The New Yorker, in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” and in Jamie Redford’s feature film, “Resilience”. Dr. Burke Harris’s work has also earned her the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition. Additionally, she serves as an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative to improve the lives of children, and on the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Board For Screening. And finally, Dr. Burke Harris recently released a book on the issue of childhood adversity and health called “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”.