The theme this year is: "The Science of Hope: Holistic Approaches to Achieving Joy" featuring keynote speaker Dr. Henry Emmons. Dr. Emmons is author of The Chemistry of Joy: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom and The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety. Dr. Emmons will explore what it takes to cultivate inner calm and joy, and how to protect one's brain across the lifespan. During today's challenging times, when stress-related disorders like anxiety and depression are more prevalent than ever, maintaining a healthy brain and a vital mind have never been more important. Blending new neuroscience with ancient wisdom, Dr. Emmons will discuss what we can do to restore resilience and to protect ourselves from the many faces of stress.
There are nine various breakout topics, including Discovering Joy & Fulfillment Through Sensory Awareness; Yoga; Trauma on the Brain-How it Affects Development; and more.