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.
Reverend Pomaika`i Coulon
Pomaika`i Coulon has spent a lifetime studying the various religions and philosophies of the world. Her purpose is to assist you in connecting the healing heart of Hawai`i with your own heart in a remembrance of self and realization of our highest and best good as we journey through life in the one canoe.Trained in huna, the Lono tradition in the Hawaiian religious practices she now practices a non-denominational belief in spirit using many of her Hawaiian roots as a foundation and Lokahi (unity) as her theme through the Dancing Dolphin Ministry. She served as a Science of Mind Practitioner and minister, practiced various traditions of the Buddha, as well as "traditional religions", and is ordained in the order of Melchezedek and ordained as a S.H.E.S. minister.
Other studies, degrees and initiations include Reiki Master, PsychK Practitioner, DNA Theta Healer, Hands of Light, Healing Touch, medical intuitive, psychic surgeon, Integrated Energy Therapy and more. She considers the dolphins, whales and turtles of the oceans as her greatest teachers and friends.
Reverend Pomaika`i currently leads workshops, facilitates some Sunday services at New Thought Center of Hawai`i and, through her ministry, offers weddings, blessings, healings, and commitment ceremonies.
Shira is a frequency catalyst that has experienced, not one, but three profound life changing events that have caused her to claim her “real’ reason for coming to the planet. She spent years staying silent about these events and she is being guided to share them NOW. These events contain deep metaphysical information to help others see their lives in a higher light. Join us at NTCH and share this journey with Shira as she opens a door to view your world from a new perspective so that you might also fully understand why you came to Earth.
Shira Hunt RN, CST is a keynote speaker who has served thousands in personal treatments and group facilitations to reclaim their full spiritual embodiment, so that they can shine their lights for others to find the pathway to higher consciousness.
Her work has embraced many esoteric teachings including Cranio-Sacral, Healing Touch, Reiki, EFT, Psych-K, Matrix Energetics, and (primarily) Vibrational Medicine and frequency therapy that was born out of a severe car accident that forced her to focus on her personal purpose for being on the planet. She sang professionally for 8 years and is a retired Nurse. He experiences in this lifetime span many arenas. She has studied under sound teachers; Don Campbell, Dr. Wayne Perry, Dr. Sue Lei Thompson, Jonathon Goldman, and Ted Andrews. Years of training and experience with her own clientele has honed her spiritual connection in ways that she never thought possible.
Shira brings deep wisdom to bare around frequency and changing the world that we live in. Her deepest passion to assist every soul she touches to remember who they truly are. To give them back to themselves so that they might live their grandest expression in this lifetime on the planet.
Reverend Ana Jones
Over the past three decades Ana Jones has facilitated numerous and diverse Sacred Circles and Spiritual Gatherings for people of multiple faiths and backgrounds. She has also facilitated Planetary, Celestial & Galactic Alignment Events /Ceremonies in various locations and sacred sites throughout the U.S, and in France during her Mystical France Grail Quest Pilgrimage that she organized and led through Paris, Normandy, and The Languedoc regions of Southern France in 2012 and 2014, where she tapped deeply into the ancient history and mysteries of Mary Magdalene. In recent years she has facilitated several online Magdalene Circle Women's Groups as well as tele-conferences and webinars on a wide variety of spiritual topics.
Ana directed The Studio - Center for Holistic Arts in Honokaa for 9 years and lived full time on Hawaii Island for 14 years before she and her husband Phillip moved their full time residence to Sonoma, CA. She travels back and forth to the islands still as a part time resident working on writing her next book and other creative projects. She is delighted to be returning to New Thought once again for her only on island public event this year.
Rev. Jones is an internationally known Interfaith Minister, Professional Intuitive, and Master Healer who has been a featured guest on talk radio, and a guest speaker at dozens of bookstores, expos, and healing centers throughout the US. Ana is an author and recording artist of several lecture and meditation CD’s and MP3's. She hosts several social media pages including her page called 'The Magdalene Circle' and her wildly popular Archangel Michael and The legion of Light page where her inspirational posts reach half of a million people weekly.
Nigel B. Patterson
Nigel B. Patterson calls upon ancient wisdom teachings and traditions to inspire, lead, motivate and support clients to break free of their limiting beliefs. His work allows them to find FREEDOM and INNER PEACE by reclaiming their innate Power. Nigel is a firm believer that world peace starts with the individual and is available to everyone who is serious about a better future for themselves, their children and their planet.
When consulting with clients and audience members, Nigel uses his groundbreaking Path to Freedom Model from his book, "Your RETURN to FREEDOM: A Practical Guide to Finding Lasting Inner Peace." His clients are led on a journey to finding freedom—from living a life of meaningless conformance to a life of purpose and liberation. With this new-found freedom they truly can embrace love, happiness and compassion.
With his extraordinary depth of knowledge and wisdom resulting from decades travelling and immersing himself in various traditional and mystical cultures, Nigel brings a refreshing approach to the age-old questions we all eventually ask, Who am I? What am I? Why am I here? How do I fit into the world?
Nigel believes FREEDOM is everyone's birthright, easily accessible to all. His unique style makes his clients' journey of self-discovery both fun and highly rewarding.