We welcome you to our annual ISSSEEM Research Symposium. ISSSEEM Science is an interdisciplinary society interested in the scientific exploration of integrative healing, applied spirituality and the subtle realms. This symposium is fundamental to an open-minded search for knowledge, providing information, careful research and theories that advance our understanding of humanity, nature and the workings of the universe.
We invite you to explore, discover, observe, think carefully and dialogue!
Dr. Melinda Connor
From Melinda Connor, Symposium Chair:
ISSSEEM was created in 1989 to support and present research into subtle energies and energy medicine. In the letter that was sent out inviting members to join the new Society, Elmer Green wrote that this was, “… a field which though acknowledged to exist by many researchers and clinicians, rarely has received serious scientific study, and seldom has received funds sufficient for definitive research.”
In 2008, ISSSEEM Science was created to bring ISSSEEM back to its original purpose of the scientific study of subtle energy, spirituality, and consciousness. ISSSEEM Science has been held both concurrently with the main conference in some years, and separately in others. In order to meet the needs of a growing and diverse scientific community, this years research symposium will be held online and available for on-demand viewing beginning October 2018.
The Research Symposium has a four-fold purpose:
1) To present on-going, good quality, academic research that meets consistent standards of care and skill in research design.
2) To support people beginning to do research by teaching the necessary steps and by discussion of options for training.
3) To provide an environment in which research is presented and heard.
4) To enable the emerging and experienced scientists to share their work with each other to energize and enlarge the work for all.
The program will include a Welcome from the Science Symposium Chair, Melinda Connor; a Keynote presentation by Dr Ann Baldwin; abstract presentations by symposium participants (selected from submitted proposals); other plenary speakers; and scientific research panels. The abstracts presented at the symposium will be published in the Research Symposium Proceedings and have all gone through the peer review process.
2018 Symposium Co-Chair and Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ann Baldwin, Ph.D
Ann Linda Baldwin Ph.D. is Director of Mind-Body-Science and is a Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona. In her research she studies the physiological effects of mental and emotional stress and quantitatively evaluates methods to reduce stress. In her business, for the last 14 years, she has used Reiki, Biofeedback (sometimes with the help of horses) to help people reduce their pain and tension, improve their sleep, decrease anxiety and improve their performance in all aspects of their lives. Dr. Baldwin is a Master in Usui Holy Fire Reiki and Karuna Reiki and is a leader in the world of scientific Reiki research. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Center of Reiki Research and maintains its curated webpage of all peer-reviewed, published, scientific research studies involving Reiki.
Dr. Baldwin obtained her Bachelors degree in Physics from University of Bristol, UK, her Masters degree in Radiation Physics from University of London, UK and her PhD in Physiology from Imperial College, University of London. She has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has received 28 years of funding from National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and has been a member of several review panels for National Institutes of Health. In her spare time she likes to ride her horse.
Our Emcee Cristina Smith,
Cristina has acted as the ISSSEEM Science Symposium emcee since 2014. A leader in the energy community Cristina founded the Subtle Energy Center in 1993. In parallel, Cristina has served as a marketing executive for several companies. She was the Vice President of Research Development for Integrated Marketing Systems, Director of Marketing for Privacy Solutions, Inc. and Director of Marketing for the Lotus Law Center. Cristina has interviewed a number of highly respected subtle energy researchers and scientists on her former radio show, Subtle Energy Salon. She was invited in 2012 to co-found the Energy Medicine Exchange group on Facebook to continue the ISSSEEM community as it underwent its transition. This group now has about 45,000 members. In 2013, Cristina founded the San Diego Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce and served as its president until 2016. Cristina has served on numerous local, regional and state Boards of Directors including the League of Women Voters, Blue Sky Ranch, Mid-City Community Clinic, and the Cedar Fire Memorial. A survivor of the Cedar Fire of 2003, Cristina knows personally the devastation that fires bring. She founded the El Capitan Fire Safe Council and was recognized by the State of California in 2015 for her community service in fire prevention and disaster preparedness. The author of three books, she lives in Nevada City, CA.
An Integrative Approach to the Healing of Bladder Cancer
Rev. Tiffany Barsotti, Th.M.
Transcriptional Changes in Cancer Cells Induced by Exposure to a Recording of a Healing Method
Dr. William Bengston, Ph.D.
A Moderated Discussion of the Differences Between Energetic Healing Styles (With Dr. Melinda Connor)
Dr. Michael Borkin, ND.
Theory of re-integration from Spiritual Transformative Experiences (STE), Near-Death Experiences (NDE) and Shared Death Experiences (SDE)
Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN., Ph.D.
Brain support after tumor surgery: A case study using Resonance Modulation
Dr. Brian Dailey, M.D.
To describe an extension of the Transductive Chain Approach to Life and Consciousness (TCA) as applied to genetic science’s Kuhnian progression
Garvin McCurdy, MEg.
Change - Discharge Phenomena in Energy Healing: A Theory
Dr. Margaret Moga, Ph.D.
Legal Issues & Risk Management Strategies in the Practice of Energy Healing Modalities
Dr. Midge Murphy, JD, Ph.D.
Healing Pre-Conception Trauma Through Regression: A Polarity Case Study
Lisa Nemzo BCPP, RPE
The Barefoot Revolution & Homeopathy in Trouble
Dr. James Oschman, Ph.D.
Model Integral Psychological Program for the Delivery of Psychological Services to Veterans Suffering from PTSD
Rev. Tracy Parker, MA, D.D.
Depression: The Effects of Vibrational Frequency Measured Through Darkfield Analysis
Dr. Marilyn Parkin, RN, Th.D.
Wireless Communications and Our Health
Dr. Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
Study of the effects of raising kundalini with modern subtle energy technology compared to a non-meditator.
Dr. Thornton Streeter, Ph.D.
Emerging Scientists (Those presenters eligible for awards):
The Inner Counselor Process: An Integral Process to Heal Trauma, Reduce Anxiety, and Enhance Self-Actualization
Dr. Sandra Augustine, RN., MA, Th.D.
Youth Empowerment, Spirituality and Wellbeing: Service and Worship as Inseparable Concepts in Bahá’í Devotional Gatherings
Dr. Monireh Ayoubzadeh, Th.D.
A theory of the development of the Phases and Elements inherent in the Creation Process
Dr. Onani Carver, Th.D.
To Determine if Labyrinth Practice Produces a Positive State of Mind
Dr. Sheila Gunderson, MA, Th.D.
Effects of Specific Eden Energy Medicine Techniques on Pain Perception and the Human Biofield
Dr. Gail Jett, RN, FNP, Th.D.
Measuring the efficacy of an Integrative Energy Medicine Stress Reduction program on stress reduction, compassion and self-regulation©
Dr. Laura Watson, MFA, MIM, Ph.D.