New Thought Center
A Sanctuary of Aloha for the nourishment, development, and evolution of each individual's
unique spiritual path.
This page is dedicated to all the fabulous presenters that have visited and shared their wisdom with New Thought Center through the years. It is a work in progress as we are always evolving. Here you will find the Biography's and contact information that they have provided along with a photo when possible.
Susan Gregg is an award winning, best selling author of over a dozen books. She was born and raised in NYC. Susan's always had a fascination with the idea of freedom and how life works. She began exploring meditation and spirituality in the 70's. Her life has been quite an adventure, at times traumatic, but more recently filled with lots of magic and miracles. Susan's passion is showing people how to create a life filled with love, a love for what they are doing, a love for where they live. A love for the life they have created. A life where they wake up every day with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the coming day. A life where they wake up with a smile on their face. Susan has had the gift of many amazing mentors in her life and feels privileged to share some of their wisdom, love, understanding and joy with others through her books, teachings, coaching programs and podcasts. Susan had the good fortune to study with Don Miguel Ruiz and his mother Sister Sarita in the 80's long before The Four Agreements. Since then she has traveled the world sharing the love and the wisdom so lovingly shared with her. She loves labyrinths - walking them and building them all over the world. Susan went from being depressed and suicidal to waking up happy and excited about the coming day. Susan owns a beautiful home on the Big Island of Hawaii and she's surrounded by a loving family and lots of animals she has adopted and rescued over the years. Susan gets to swim with turtles and dolphins. Life is grand, a far cry from where she started. She recently started writing a series of books that will show you the reader how to create the life of your dreams. She has always believed that we come to earth to enjoy this beautiful, sensual, magical place. We are born and then once we remember who and what we are the magic and fun begins. Learn more about Susan and her offerings at: www.SusanGregg.com
Lara Printz is a person-centered expressive arts facilitator and spirit transformationalist. She has studied expressive arts, somatic movement dance and other healing arts modalities with several world re-known pioneers including Natalie Rogers, Anna Halprin, Daria Halprin, Sofia Thom, Chris Zydel and Marta Barreras. She loves helping people to connect to their juicy higher self, to their true self, and to their joy.
Lara also speaks 5 language, sings and plays guitar, and spends most of her time on the Big Island or in her other home town of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kenneth Cohen is a renowned health educator, traditional healer, and social justice activist who has followed indigenous ways for most of his 60+ years. Coming from a multicultural background, he was adopted by a Cree family as a young man and mentored by respected Native American elders. He was one of the first to lecture about traditional healing in U.S. medical schools and has been sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, and numerous indigenous communities. Ken is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine and author of Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing (Random House). To learn more, visit Ken’s website, www.kennethcohen.com
Hank Wesselman, PhD.
Research paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman is one of those rare cutting edge scientists who truly walks between the worlds. He did his undergraduate work, as well as his Masters Degree, in Zoology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Hank is also a shamanic student, practitioner and teacher, now in the 28th year of his apprenticeship.
In addition to his scientific papers and monographs, his books include his autobiographical trilogy: SPIRITWALKER: MESSAGES FROM THE FUTURE (Bantam, 1995), MEDICINEMAKER: MYSTIC ENCOUNTERS ON THE SHAMAN'S PATH (Bantam, 1998), and VISIONSEEKER: SHARED WISDOM FROM THE PLACE OF REFUGE (Hay House, 2001). These unusual books are focused upon a series of altered state experiences that began spontaneously out in the bush of Africa and document his investigations into a hidden reality that most of us have heard about, but few have experienced directly. In his explorations of these inner worlds, Hank may have also provided us with a glimpse into the possible evolutionary future of humanity. Combining the sober objectivity of a trained scientist with a mystic's passionate search for deeper understanding, his books also contain revelations of the generally secret teachings of the Hawaiian kahunas.
His smaller teaching books include THE JOURNEY TO THE SACRED GARDEN: A GUIDE TO TRAVELING IN THE SPIRITUAL REALMS (Hay House 2003) and SPIRIT MEDICINE: HEALING IN THE SACRED REALMS (Hay House, 2004) co-authored with his wife Jill Kuykendall.
His newest book (co-authored with Sandra Ingerman) is AWAKENING TO THE SPIRIT WORLDS: THE SHAMANIC PATH OF DIRECT REVELATION (Sounds True, 2010.)
Larry Dossey MD has described Hank Wesselman as an expert guide who fully realizes that he is playing with scientific and spiritual dynamite.
Hank currently lives on the Kona coast of Hawai'i island with his family, where they are involved in sustainable food production on their farm in Honaunau. He continues to write and to teach workshops across the country and abroad.
Joseph Mina is a Master Intuitive Healer, Teacher, Bodyworker, and Professional Astrologer. In his life work, Joseph offers an innovative and modern approach to the ancient mysteries of energy healing bodywork and astrology. Since 1992, he has specialized in Healing Arts sessions, Consultations & Classes that are evolutionary, revolutionary and life-changing. Joseph resides on the Kona coast of Big Island, Hawaii
Empowering Lives through the Mystery of the Sky
Alan Cohen, M.A., is the author of 24 popular inspirational books, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life, and the classic Are You as Happy as Your Dog? He is a contributing writer for the New York Times #1 bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his books have been translated into 24 foreign languages. His work has been featured on Oprah.com and in USA Today, The Washington Post and 101 Top Experts. Alan’s radio program Get Real is broadcast weekly on Hay House Radio, and his monthly column From the Heart is featured in magazines internationally.
Alan is a respected keynoter and seminar leader for professional meetings in the fields of personal growth, inspiration, holistic health, human relations, and achievement of work/life balance. He has served as Instructor of Individual and Group Dynamics at Montclair State College, stood on the faculty of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and is a professor at EnTheos Academy for Optimal Living. He has appeared on national radio and television, including Good Morning shows around the nation, and his seminars have regularly been broadcast via satellite on the Wisdom Channel and on Gaiam TV. He is a featured presenter in the award-winning documentary Finding Joe, celebrating the teachings of visionary mythologist Joseph Campbell.
Alan brings a warm blend of wisdom, intimacy, humor, and vision to the path of personal, professional, and spiritual growth. He loves to extract lessons from the practical experiences of daily living, and find beauty in the seeming mundane. Many readers and seminar participants have reported that his teachings have brought them deep encouragement and empowerment, and inspired them to believe in themselves and achieve new levels of success in their personal and professional life.
Sharon A Winningham
Sharon A Winningham is an Unconditional Loving Life Coach originally for ten years as a Certified Real Love Coach who has a private practice teaching and coaching people from all over the world applying the life changing principles of Unconditional Love. Sharon does private one on one coaching, interventions and retreats. Sharon has been coaching, training and facilitating Loving Groups for 10 years. Her practice includes personal and group sessions specializing in conflict resolution, marriage, parenting, workplace issues, depression, addictions, dating, anger, and teens. She teaches classes and workshops in all areas of relationships. Sharon is the Community Leader of the Loving Groups for New Vision Center for Spiritual Living and Coordinator for the Loving Community in Arizona. An expert in the field of unconditional love, she brings years of life experience and a passion that shines through in a very direct and meaningful way. Sharon is also the Managing Director of the Loving House is Glendale, AZ (temporarily closed) Sharon is also entering a course of study to become a Practitioner of Religious Science (SOM) at New Vision Center in Phoenix.