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Dr. Wayne Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He's the author of 37 books, and routinely appears on public television and radio shows. Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. Affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans, he travels the globe delivering his uplifting message, and continues to write from his home in Maui.
Autopoetic: We first worked with Dr. Dyer when we brought him to the Okanagan Valley in 2011 for an event called "Manifesting the Art of Manifestion." Dr. Dyer is living proof that it is possible for all of us to live extraordinary lives and achieve our deepest desires. He inspires us to honour our inner divinity and consciously choosing to live from our highest self. In 2013, over lunch in Halifax, we introduced Dr. Dyer to the Wheat Belly lifestyle (and later to Dr. Davis). The confluence of energy and information created by that meeting has helped manifest one of our great intentions: to reach millions of people with this message of hope and the call to take control of their own health and wellness.
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James Van Praagh’s popularity began in the early ‘90s, on the NBC morning talk show “The Other Side.” He went on to author # 1 NY Times Best- selling books such as Ghosts Among Us, Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven and Healing Grief. For five seasons, Van Praagh was the co-executive producer of CBS’s #1 drama “Ghost Whisper” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Van Praagh's message of hope has touched a great many people due to his television appearances on such shows as Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, 48 Hours, Chelsea Lately and A&E Biography. You will be amazed when you see James select people for the audience to participate in the calling of spirits. Be sure to purchase your tickets early because this one-night-only event will definitely sell out.
We first worked with JVP in 2014. A delightful human being, his message brings hope and comfort to audiences wherever he goes.
Dr. William Davis is author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health (Rodale, 2011), now debuting internationally in over ten foreign languages. Wheat Belly has helped spark a nationwide reconsideration of the conventional advice to “eat more healthy whole grains.”
Formerly an interventional cardiologist, he now confines his practice to prevention and reversal of coronary disease in his practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, followed by training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Ohio State University Hospitals, and training in interventional cardiology at the Case-Western Reserve Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also founder of the online heart disease prevention educational program, Track Your Plaque (www.trackyourplaque.com).
As part of his ongoing effort to better document the adverse health effects of wheat, he has founded the Wheat Free Research and Education Foundation, to fund research and provide education and information to the public.
I AM LIGHT: An Afternoon with Dr. Wayne Dyer
What is your one true purpose for being here? Beyond the desires of ego? Beyond the expectations of others? Internationally renowned author and speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer, shares his wisdom and guidance as we contemplate life’s biggest questions. You can free yourself, now and forever, from the chains of ego-dominated, self-sabotaging thinking. Change your perception of your being, and come to feel, know, and rely on your divinely-connected self. YOU ARE LIGHT.
Our community is in dire need of a roadmap to a sustainable, healthier lifestyle. Just look at local obesity rates: 37.5% of Nova Scotia’s adults are overweight, and more than half of youth are overweight or obese. On January 25, two acclaimed personalities are in Nova Scotia to talk about the connection between these alarming stats and the food we eat.
Dr. William Davis, bestselling author of Wheat Belly, and Jeremy Seifert, Director of the film GMO OMG both reveal unsettling facts about the grains that have become the foundation of our food supply.
The ideas in NY Times Best Seller Wheat Belly represent a radical shift in the way we view food and a proactive approach to health and wellness. Many of the revelations are shocking and controversial. In this brand new presentation, Dr. Davis takes the conversation even further toward true health empowerment.
GMO OMG is a film that is winning documentary awards around the world. Prior to a screening of the film, Nova Scotia TV personality Nancy Regan will facilitate a conversation between Dr. Davis and filmmaker Jeremy Seifert. They will share their unique take on the truth about our food supply and also talk about an upcoming film project with strong Halifax connections.
It’s an inspiring evening Nova Scotians won't want to miss.
50 Shades of Grain: An Evening of Health Empowerment January 25th, 6:00pm - 10:30pm Spatz Theatre, Halifax, NS
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GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate? - See more at: http://www.gmofilm.com/
Autopoetic: We first discovered Jeremy Seifert through his first feature doc, Dive! We’re pleased to have a chance to bring this talented and passionate young filmmaker to Halifax for a discussion and screening. Many thanks to the sponsors who helped make this happen: Ascenta Health and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Halifax.
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world. Following a successful career as a computer geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the final years of the Cold War. In 1991, he became the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems.
For more than 27 years Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 33 countries and 38 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, The Divine Matrix, Fractal Time, and his newest, Deep Truth. His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement,” and is now a textbook for college level courses exploring new discoveries of science and our relationship to the world.
Gregg is an active member of several leadership organizations, including the Evolutionary Leadership think tank, founded by Deepak Chopra in 2008, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his insights and innovation.
Gregg’s work has been shared on every continent of the world and in recent years he has presented his seminars and trainings to Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. military, international businesses and is now featured in media specials on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ABC and NBC.
Autopoetic: A masterful, heart centred teacher, Gregg’s generosity of spirit creates an amazing workshop environment as he guides audiences through complex and nuanced ideas.
Happy people are generally found to be healthy, sociable, flexible, creative, resilient, tolerant, and have a great capacity for love and forgiveness. The pursuit of happiness is a noble one and it can be contagious. It is interesting that something so simple remains so elusive for so many. True happiness is not related to pleasure or consumption, but is a by-product of love, meaning, and connection.
Anne Berube is a process oriented life coach who specializes in helping her clients find their sustainable happiness. Join her for a spirit-affirming, transformational weekend in an intimate group setting.
www.ideasfestival.ca for details
New York Times Bestselling Author, Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, and Cofounder and Chair of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. He has written over 70 books and is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and the Huffington Post.
Autopoetic: We first worked with Dr. Chopra when we brought him to Atlantic Canada in 2009. We've since worked with him in cities across Canada and are currently working on our second Parisian project with the "Poet-Prophet of Mind Body Medicine."
Julie Daniluk is the bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped thousands of people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great and assist the body in the healing process. She is also the co-host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Julie is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Health Food Association’s Organic Achievement Award. She also won the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the 'Healthiest Cookbook' in the Canadian Category.
Autopoetic: The hardest working woman in show business, Julie delivers nutritional information an inspiration with the energy of a triple shot of fresh roasted organic espresso.
Autopoetic Ideas is a small organization with a big heart. Founded in 2007 by Anne Bérubé, the company has its sights set on making the world a better place—one event and one great speaker at a time.
Autopoetic means to “self-create,” and this is a business that has done just that, growing their audiences from 50 to over 1,500. Producing events in the areas of health, wellness, and meaning, Autopoetic Ideas connects individuals to writers, speakers, and businesses who care about making a difference.
Anne believes that a commitment to a well world is contagious. Her mission is to build community and to inspire conscious awareness, positive change, and transformation in people’s lives.
As the Founder of Autopoetic Ideas and a highly trained Life Coach, Anne helps individuals reconnect with their brilliance, find an internal sense of peace and freedom, and discover their unique contributions to the world. Specializing in creativity and awareness, her coaching approach is based on the ground-breaking work of brain scientist Candace Pert as it translates into personal inner work, inner knowing, and inner healing. This work then transpires into all areas of an individual's life. Anne truly loves connecting with others and teaching self-reliance and self-care in her workshops and public presentations.
A. Berube: "The most important journey you will ever take is the one you take within. Using breath, attention, and intention, we bring the underlying causes of our unconscious and limiting beliefs, values, behaviors, and choices into the light. I invite my clients to explore for themselves, in a supportive and compassionate conversation, who they really are, what they really want, and what brings them deep meaning. I use meditation and awareness techniques, as well as writing and inquiry to reduce the relentless mind chatter, to authentically connect with the emotions stored in the body’s nervous systems, and to support a self-actualized life."
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The I AM GENIE FOUNDATION is a wish granting organization focused on inspiring people to serve, like a Genie. Since 2009 the Genie and his team have granted hundreds of wishes worth over $1 million to local heroes in cities across the globe. Add to this, millions have been inspired via our our inspirational events and over 250 media stories on Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, CBC and more.
Joshua Dawson: Founder
Father of two and lover of life, he received his Bachelor of Commerce in International Marketing in 1998 and sold his first business to Canada's largest travel company at age 30. Throughout his career, Josh has travelled the world extensively living in Canada, America, Australia, Ireland and England. Although avoiding the use of traditional labels, Joshua has amassed a diverse, unconventional (and certainly odd) roster: TEDx presenter, writer, entrepreneur, stock trader, marketer, Thai scuba diver, race car driver, fighter jet pilot, and principle investment advisor. As a real-life Genie, he spends most his days on the road granting wishes. A gypsy by nature, this fun-loving Genie is on a mission - to bring the light.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/joshua.dawson
An island hippy girl at heart, Ingrid’s life experiences are rather unique. At the age of 5 she'd meditate to feel the heartbeat of ancient trees and spent hours in solitude writing letters to God. A true lover of nature and animals, Ingrid proclaimed at the age of 6 she would be farmer, had her own baby deer, and grew a veggie garden. Having travelled extensively around the world, Ingrid has had some incredible experiences which include motorbiking across Southern India, deep water diving in the beautiful Bahamas, painting in South Africa, camel back riding in Egypt and party coordinating in Japan. Ingrid is the most fulfilled when she is travelling around the world with her main squeeze, Joshua Dawson. Together they are on a mission, to help others in need, shine their light, and bring joy to the world.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/ingrid.thornhill?fref=ts
One of the main functions of our skin is to form a protective barrier against the external environment, so naturally our skin tries to keep out what many skin care products try to push in. Topical products therefore work primarily to help achieve optimal moisture levels at the skin’s surface and don’t go deep into the dermal layer where true skin beautifying effects take place. Since our skin is nourished from the inside via blood, Ascenta Skin takes a radically different approach to skin care.
In 2003 Marc St-Onge founded Ascenta based on values that still hold true today. At Ascenta, as much as ever, “It’s what’s inside that matters”. It’s at the core of everything Ascenta does. It’s how they treat people, the way they conduct their business, and most importantly, what they put in their bottles and our bodies. “It’s what’s inside that matters” is a reflection of Ascenta's beliefs and the values that have guided them over the past 10 years.
Started in 2011 under the guidance of Nali George, DFOS is one of Halifax's most successful and exciting fundraising events. The fundraiser gives local celebrities a chance put themselves in the shoes of a student with a learning disability. They are way outside of their comfort zones as they try to cram years of ballroom dance training into a few short months. On top of all that, they are raising money and awareness.
Not your typical speakers bureau, we are proud to represent a select group of curated speakers, authors and facilitators. Our agency team draws from our first hand experience of event production and promotion - the result: a 360 degree approach that supports marketing, promotion, PR, and customer experience.
L. Paul MacInnis
Agent, Autopoetic Ideas
PO Box 8801
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We are so proud of the role we play in this annual education conference. The first of our Un-Conference projects, Emergent Learning is meant to disrupt practices and policies that no longer serve and inspire positive change in the education system.
We can no longer educate based on what was, but must rise to the challenge to educate for a world that will be fundamentally different than the one we see today. While skills development continues to be critical, children will also need to be resourceful, mentally well, physically healthy, confident, and creative.
More than ever before, knowing oneself and one’s unique abilities will be essential. Self awareness and introspection inform an internal compass that says clearly, “this is who I am, and this is how I want to contribute to my world.”
In short, we need to create introspective life-long learners.