Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Davis
Adjunct Lecturer Women’s Studies Program , Guest Lecturer Department of Social Work University of Michigan Classes focused on gender issues, psychodynamics of couples, and group process. (1987 to 1992)
Clinical Social Worker, Livingston County Community Mental Health Howell, Michigan. Responsibilities: Supervision, consultation, training seminars, as well as individual, family, marital, and group psychotherapy for clients with a wide range of diagnoses ranging from schizophrenia to adjustment reactions. (1978 to 1984)
Counselor, Shiawasee Community Mental Health and Newago School District. Internships-Michigan State University: Responsibilities: Adult, child, family, marital, and group psychotherapy. (1975 to 1977)
Caseworker, Ingham County Friend of the Court Lansing, Michigan. Responsibilities: brief counseling and case monitoring of issues relating to divorce. (1974 to 1975)
Director of Casework and Family Services, Inner City Program Salvation Army Chicago, Illinois. Program development, grant writing, supervision, and casework services. (1973 to 1974)
Master of Social Work (MSW) Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan Graduated with highest honors. Two year graduate program specializing in clinical social work.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Majored in sociology and secondary education.
Interfaith Minister Program: All Faiths Seminary International New York, NY.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
LMSW Licensed Social Worker: Designation based on education, recommendations, and years of experience as a clinical social worker.
LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: Designation based on education, recommendations, and years of experience with families and couples.
M.Div. All Faiths Seminary International Ordained June 2016
True Love 101 Guide to Discovering, Creating, and Sustaining True Love
Contributor to: Spirit and Truth and Miracle Magazine
Facilitator of A Course in Miracles Classes
American Friends Service Michigan Program Committee International Quaker sponsored organization which focused on justice issues in Michigan.
American Friends Great Lake Regional Program Committee This program committee evaluated all Great Lake Regional Justice Programs.
Chair Inclusive Justice Program Michigan This program focused on bringing together people of faith in Michigan for training and advocacy for justice issues.
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
The Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb is a self-described interfaith minister who specializes in officiating weddings from varying backgrounds and religions. Rev. Macomb of New York has published a book on interfaith marriages, and has been featured in more than a dozen TV shows, magazines and radio shows, making her one of the most popular NYC wedding ministers.
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb has reached out to couples from all walks of life. She is the leading interfaith ministers in NYC. If you’re planning a wedding in NYC, and are looking for a caring individual who has officiated weddings from a wide variety of cultures, religions and backgrounds in the past, then the Rev. Macomb of New York might be exactly what you’re looking for. Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb carefully plans the ceremony to fit you and your partner’s wishes, and helps to make your special day truly yours.
Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki
Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, D. Min. is a Buddhist priest, ordained in the 750-year-old Jodoshinshu tradition of Japanese Buddhism. He is a President/Founder of newly established non-profit organization, Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, Ltd. He is an executive officer, and former President of the Buddhist Council of New York. Rev Nakagaki is a Hiroshima Peace Ambassador, Nagasaki Peace Correspondent, & NYC Police Department Clergy Liaison.Since 1994, Rev. Nakagaki has organized an Interfaith Peace event to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. He organized the annual 9-11 WTC Memorial Floating Lanterns Ceremony from 2002-2011.
Rev. Nakagaki was ordained in 1980 at the Nishi Honganji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. In 1985, he was sent to the US as an overseas minister, serving first with at the Seattle Buddhist Church, (1985-1989), the Parlier Buddhist Church (1989-1994), and the New York Buddhist Church (1994-2010).
He is the author of (Japanese): “No Worry, No Hurry, Eat Curry: New York Bozu Indo o Aruku” (A Buddhist Monk Walks in India, published by Gendai Shokan, 2003), “Manhattan Bozu Tsurezure Nikki” (Diary of Manhattan Monk, published by Gendai Shokan, June 2010), and “Manji to Hakenkreuz” (Svastika and Hook-Cross, published by Gendai Shokan, June 2013). Now, his English book on “The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler’s Cross.” (April 2017), available on Amazon.
Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC. holds B.A. in ancient literature from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch-New England Graduate School, Keene, NH. Mitchell graduated from the Summer Latin Institute with advanced graduate training in Latin upon completing college. He graduated from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in its second graduating class, marking the very beginning of acupuncture being taught in the U.S. He was among the first group of acupuncturists in New York who were not M.D.’s to sit for the NYS exam and become licensed. Mitchell also holds a Certificate of Completion from Eastern Institute of Neuro-linguistic Programming. He further studied hypnotherapy with Paul Lounsbury and Nancy Winston in NYC who both trained with and were certified by the internationally-renowned founder of hypnotherapy, Dr. Milton Erickson in Tucson, AZ. Mitchell has also been a student of theater at Bard, psychodrama and movement & music therapy at the Institute of Sociotherapy.
Mitchell has also studied live-blood cell microscopy, herbs, nutrition, holistic practices and mind-body practices such as Qi-Gong, Alexander Technique and T’ai-Chi Chuan. In the 1990’s, Mitchell helped to found several companies involved in energy-efficiency technologies and green, social enterprise businesses. He has also been a consultant to CEO’s of several start-up companies.
Mitchell has been in private practice based on NYC since 1980, seeing individuals, couples and families, with a specialty in couples coaching and counseling. He has had clients on several continents, doing consultations via by phone and on skype. In his work in Stress Management, Mitchell uses a bio-feedback software program called The LIFE System to help resolve imbalances in the body and mind, as well as between business partners, marriage partners and families. Mitchell has been leading workshops in Therapeutic Theater, Stress Management, Journaling as a Spiritual Discipline, Qi-Gong & Health, and a teacher running retreats since 2004 in NY, Sedona, AZ., Ashland, OR and Winston-Salem, NC.
In 1989, he founded and was Director of the Center for Creative Well-Being, a popular Stress Reduction Center in NY (1989-1993) using floatation tanks and other relaxation and performance-enhancing modalities. Mitchell was also a pioneer in the use of a sophisticated quantum-level of bio-feedback in the 1990’s, which he uses to this day in stress management sessions with his clients.
An international speaker and workshop leader, Mitchell is also producer and host of A Better World Radio & TV, both based in NYC, which is a forum for education, upliftment and inspiration. Mitchell has given talks in Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, moderated panels and MC’d conferences in Holland as well as different parts of the U.S. Mitchell is known and enjoyed by many from his work with them in a consulting capacity, from his teaching over the decades and from his hosting the popular Manhattan-based Cable TV interview show on weekly since 1993 and A Better World Radio originally on Progressive Radio Network and currently on Blog Talk Radio since 2006.
Mitchell has been teaching holistic stress management/conflict resolution and meditation workshops since 1990 with radio celebrity, nutritionist and researcher Dr.Gary Null. He has been an expert speaker in about half dozen of Gary’s PBS documentaries produced since the mid-90’s up to the present. Some of the other experts in these documentaries have been Dr. Bruce Lipton, Debbie Ford, Dr. Henry Grayson, Chris Hedges and many others.
Mitchell facilitates A Better World workshops in NYC, L.I. and Chicago, in which energy and stress management techniques, communications and group process helps its participants clear generationally-held conflicts and let go of issues holding them back for years. Role-play, therapeutic theater and working with the individuals or couples in the group, helps them go forward in their lives.
He has also served or serves on the Advisory Boards of Beneveda Medical Healing Center in Beverly Hills, the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy, NYC, The Source of Synergy Foundation, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of FIONS, NY (Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences), and the All-Faiths Seminary, NYC.
In the environmental and business worlds, Mitchell is on the Advisory Boards of the World Water Rescue Foundation in NYC and KLD Energy Technologies, Austin, Texas. He is also a consultant and partner in Eco-Opportunity Advisors, Inc., Washington, DC.
A published author, he has written chapters in several books: The Code: Your Access to Fulfillment & Abundance for Everything In Life, Deeksha: Fire From Heaven and more recently, a re-publication of a book originally co-anthologized by Jack Canfield and Jacqueline Miller called Heart at Work. He is now at work completing his own book called Sacred Stewardship: Awakening the Soul to Action. This is largely about the human relationship to the planet, Gaia and eco-psychology & spirituality. Mitchell writes for the Huffington Post, invited by its founder, Arianna Huffington. He also blogs periodically for Natural News and other publications, in addition to writing his own weekly A Better World Newsletter.
In 1993, Mitchell founded A Better World, a media and promotions company whose website is www.abetterworld.tv. Mitchell has been hosting and producing A Better World TV & Radio since 1993 and 2006 respectively. He has founded a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, A Better World Foundation Unlimited, of which he is President and CEO.
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Brenda Eshin Shoshanna is a psychologist, author, speaker and long term Zen practitioner. She is the author of Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, Zen Miracles (Finding Peace In An Insane World), Just Grab The Dust Rag, (Confessions of A Deluded Zen Student Who Never Learned A Thing), and many other books.
Along with teaching at various universities and presenting workshops, Brenda offered a monthly talk for eight years on Zen and Psychology at the Zen Studies Society, NYC, where she trained for over thirty years. The focus of her work has always been on integrating practice with our everyday lives. Presently, Brenda offers on going talks and encouragement for Morningstar Zendo, – Inisfada Zen, led by Kenney Roshi.
Brenda’s work extends an invitation to live and be all that you are. Rather than view life as a problem to be solved, we look at it as an adventure to be lived. Offering many practical guidelines and unique ways of interacting with people and situations, this work opens a doorway into a life of fulfillment, growth and joy. She has offered over five hundred talks and workshops on personal, psychological and spiritual development and experiencing authentic peace of mind.
Amy Torres is a well-loved spiritual teacher, author, and retired Gestalt psychotherapist. She has helped countless people regain their lives through a process she terms “unravelization” – safely structuring meltdowns, temper tantrums and nervous breakdowns for repressed and imploding adults desperately in need of release. The idea is that by unraveling and falling apart we encounter new psychological terrain in which fresh realizations and breakthroughs can arise. Unravelization evokes a dynamic process of healing. You are brought to a state that ACIM calls “a clean slate.” Here, transformation occurs. Truths are revealed. Peace and acceptance is possible. Love is felt to be What You Are. Motivation to reclaim one’s life is renewed.
Amy’s background as a Gestalt psychotherapist, with training in Wilhelm Reich’s bodywork, Ruella Frank’s somatic infant development, Puran and Susanna Bair ‘s heart rhythm meditation work, and as a yoga instructor, makes her uniquely qualified to take an experiential approach to A Course in Miracles. This means she can help you experience the Course, actually feeling the results of its practices in your breath, heart, muscles, cells — throughout your entire body. You will walk the world as a Light body, and feel light-hearted and enlightened in the process.
She has also developed the Language of Love, Harmony & Beauty©, which is a form of emotionally responsible communication, conflict negotiation, and a way of “undoing” our identification with the ego. She works with individuals and groups, teaching emotional intelligence and communication skills.
Reverend Torres was guided to formal ministry training and was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2008. She considers herself “an undercover minister” meaning that her work is to embody Love and Light and allow her Presence to heal all within her sphere, often without mentioning God, or even speaking a word.
Amy was led to A Course in Miracles by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1997 and received shaktipat from Jesus in 1998 (see http://facebook.com/ACIMYoga). Her work is a synthesis of many teachings, ancient and contemporary. The result is an exploration and discovery of who you really are, which naturally results in miracles of love, peace, purpose and joy.
Her book, Sweet Dreams of Awakening, is available at www.amazon.com. Her e-course, Workin’ the Workbook, is a rich companion to your ACIM Workbook practice. Amy’s Blog has many essays and articles on A Course in Miracles. She works with people nationally and internationally via phone, Zoom and Skype. To contact her, email email@example.com.