Past & Present Speakers
Lahab Al-Samarrai, Ph.D.


Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a master’s degree clinical psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychotherapy and a sub-specialty in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He has been practicing for over 19 years in residential settings, clinical settings, schools, universities, and private settings. Dr. Lahab has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. He also lectures and provides clinical supervision to new professionals.

He is active in research and writing and has a relationship with the Jung Institute and the Institute for Konflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich. Dr. Lahab is the CEO of the Institute for Conflict in the United States. The Institutes focus is to apply specific techniques for conflict management and conflict resolution that has successfully reduced incidents of bullying and improved conflict resolution challenges in schools, companies, and organizations. He is currently Assistant Professor at Bastyr University, and he has taught seminars in various universities, schools, and social service agencies throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

Karin Dremel

Systemic Traumatologist
Heilpraktikerin (HP, Germany)
Humanist Chaplain (HC)

Three decades of apprenticing with personal and systemic trauma were followed by three more decades of trauma study. Along the way, I found trauma wisdom keepers and blended their graciously shared skills into my own. The journey mended and sustained me. Gradually, I grew from personal trauma into seeing systemic trauma, my own and that of the people who find me. By now I have supported those who found my work –– in person and remote –– in Germany, Romania, France, Colorado, Utah, Washington State, Canada, Ute Mountain Ute Nation, California, Kuwait, and Australia.


Three decades with clients, interdisciplinary studies in Social Sciences and Human Services (2010-2014), a Masters in Theological Studies (2015-2017), and a foray into Social Science doctoral studies, a longing developed for a commons where the effects of trauma are de-pathologized, engaged with kindness, usefully c0-suffered, and withnessed. A being with another unbounded by psychiatric categories, politicized turf wars, the commodification of human suffering, and the lure of spiritual coopting.

Lance Allred

Motivational Speaker
TEDx Star
IFC Team

Lance Allred, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, is the first deaf player in NBA History and an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.

Legally deaf, at 80% hearing loss, from RH complications at birth, Lance was born and raised in a polygamist commune in rural Montana before his family left at the age of 13. Unable to play basketball with his hearing aids in and standing at 6'11, Lance is more than a basketball player as he didn't begin playing until he was in 8th grade as a way of adjusting to his new life outside of his childhood upbringing. 

As an international Inspirational Speaker, Lance’s story of being an underdog is for anyone who has ever felt a dream was just out of reach, as he travels the world sharing his “5 Principles of Perseverance” and journey of becoming the first deaf player in NBA history… at the age of 27, which took him seven years longer than the average NBA rookie.

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Marti Murphy

EFT Professional and Author

Marti Murphy is an Emotional Fitness Coach, Certified EFT Practitioner, and Psychosomatics Practitioner (Body/Mind Connection).

Marti has been a life-long spiritual junkie, but nothing worked until she identified her forbidden emotions.

She was exhausting herself “trying” to think positive, under highly stressful financial circumstances, and it wasn’t working. When she gave up “trying” to change, she accessed her forbidden emotions. Forbidden emotions that were attached to her most negative thoughts.

As she gave these emotions full expression, she felt better without “trying” to think positive, and her life changed for the better.

She now specializes in helping her clients resolve conflicts in their personal and business lives, opening their eyes to their forbidden emotions. This helps allow guidance and direction to come through, creating inspired action. As this happens, life unfolds with more grace and ease.

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Lisa Hong

Brand Manager
JAMP© Transformational Coach

I support individuals who desire to make a transformational change in their lives toward freedom.  I believe that within us is the strength and grace to release ourselves from whatever roadblock has presented or presents before us.  

My mission, as your transformational coach, is to provide a safe and powerful platform of self discovery, movement and release so you can embrace yourself, wholly, and live a life of possibility.

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Virginia “Gigi” Alcalde

JAMP© Transformational Coach

Virginia, better known as “Gigi” is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Gigi graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Bastyr University. Gigi has also undergone numerous yoga and meditation training and have been teaching these ancient healing modalities in the community since 2013. Gigi specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, and food behavior; and has been working at Center for Discovery since 2018 where she supports people in healing their relationship with food and body by providing trauma-informed nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and guiding mindful movement groups. Gigi is currently completing a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Bastyr University. Her clinical training has an emphasis on the biopsychosocial-spiritual model and mind-body-spirit approach to healing. Gigi has focused her studies and research on trauma, post-traumatic stress reactions, and investigated extensively on somatic psychotherapies. Her intention is to further integrate nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and psychology in ways that are supportive and conducive to holistic health. 

Gigi has been trained in Jungian Advanced Motor Processing and Jungian psychology under the guidance of Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai. Gigi is a huge advocate of JAMP© as a therapeutic modality mainly because of the amazing effects she has experienced on her own life. “JAMP© is a revolutionary technique that is highly effective in helping one process and reintegrate traumatic experiences, become embodied, and connect to our true Self. Personally, JAMP© has helped me increase my self-awareness and confidence, reduce chronic pain, be more present, and feel more alive.”

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Taylor Barnett

JAMP© Transformational Coach

Taylor Barnett has lived and traveled all over the world, as a teacher and therapist. While living in Alaska she gained knowledge of how connection can assist people in their mental, physical, and emotional growth. Working with these students allowed her to connect to not only herself, but others, and laid the foundation for how she wanted to contribute to the rest of the world. She felt drawn to deeply intimate, interpersonal work that occurred with kids, adults, and families, and decided to complete a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Taylor has worked in domestic violence, foster care, schools, and outpatient treatment centers in both Washington and California.

Currently, Taylor works as a Certified Coach and Psychotherapist. At her practice, she offers Conscious Breathwork, Jungian Advanced Motor Processing, and integrates Somatic psychology and Mindfulness into her clinical work. Taylor is a responsive, reflexive, and embodied counselor that allows for the performative aspect of the body to enter the therapeutic space.

Her mission is to light a spark in the souls of those she works with. This spark guides them back to their truth, warms their heart in love, and energizes their body so they can continue to pass on the spark to others.

“The divine spark within me honors the divine spark within you.”

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Ca Do

Motivational Speaker


"I am a motivational speaker, author, and business owner. I quit my Corporate America job around 23 years old to chase my dreams and passions wholeheartedly. My gym is called Y5Fitness and I've been building it since 2017 as a place for people to heal and grow through fitness. I'm passionate about leaving this world better than I found it. I want to share my heart with the world one day because I believe there is power in transparency and in my own unique way I will use my gifts and what was given to me for the greatest good, I hope to inspire others to do this as well.

Allan Guggenbühl, Ph.D.

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Dr. Allan Guggenbühl completed his studies in psychology and education in Zurich. He was seminary teacher for psychology and education in the Kindergarten and Horteminar of the Canton of Zurich, as well as serving as head of the psychotherapy groups for children and adolescents in the educational counseling of the canton of Bern. Today he heads the Institute for Conflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich and Bern ( Additionally, he is a professor at the College of Education of the Canton of Zurich. Guggenbühl has published numerous publications on violence and aggression among children as well as male identities, including "Klei­ne Ma­chos in der Kri­se," "An­lei­tung zum Mob­bing," and "Pu­ber­tät echt ät­zend."

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Dr. Adrian Thompson


Dr. Adrian Thompson is currently a staff psychologist at the Washington State Department of Corrections. He has a passion for both clinical interventions and innovative research. He has specialized in the research and treatment of trauma in specialized populations. Dr. Thompson has experience working with adjudicated youth, physically abused and sexually abused children, and many other vulnerable populations. As the co-founder of a minority mentoring program, he has mentored several African American men ranging from middle school to medical school. Dr. Thompson believes in the strength of the narratives that we tell ourselves, adaptive and maladaptive, and how systematic and environmental interventions can help individuals and groups thrive.

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Tonya Bibbs, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor at Erikson Institute

Tonya Bibbs, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago where she has two areas of research foci. She investigates both how policy supports families’ capacity to achieve well-being, and the means by which families and communities advocate for effective policies. In addition to this focus Dr. Bibbs studies Black girls’ civic developmental trajectories. Dr. Bibbs is the director of Erikson Institute’s Policy Concentrations. She has served on the research advisory board of a two-generation women in the trades intervention, as well as a fathers’ economic development project.

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Dr. Murray Stein

Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist, Author, & Lecturer

Murray Stein, Ph.D. (Switzerland) is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP-ZURICH). He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012. He has lectured internationally and is the author of Jung’s Treatment of Christianity, In MidLife, Jung’s Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Outside Inside and All Around and most recently The Bible as Dream. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich.

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Suzanne Gieser, Ph.D.


Suzanne Gieser (1960) has worked with research and education since 1985 with a specific focus on the history of psychotherapy.  In 1996 she received the doctoral degree with the dissertation The Innermost Kernel. Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli’s Dialogue with C.G. Jung. She is the editor of the forthcoming volume issued by the Philemon foundation Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process: Notes of C. G. Jung's Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli's Dreams. She has a private practice since 2004 where she works as a licensed psychotherapist, couples therapist and supervisor. In recent years specialized in crises management and intervention, treating PTSD and trauma and teaching on those and many other subjects.

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Don Morris

Don Morris spent 32 years working in the aerospace industry. As an engineer Don used computer simulations and hands on testing to help ensure the structural dynamic integrity of spacecraft, airplanes and components. Now retired, Don stays technically active building web sites and small networks and helping out where needed. Personal issues led Don to psychotherapy in his late forties where he was introduced to the teachings of Carl Jung. Jungian philosophy resonated strongly with Don and meshed well with his long held interest in the intersection of quantum physics and eastern philosophy. A few years into retirement Don again sought out Dr. Al-Samarrai and was introduced to Jungian Advanced Motor Processing or JAMP©. After experiencing profound positive changes after only two sessions Don was hungry for more and has continued JAMP© sessions with Dr. Al-Samarrai for over a year. Don has a wonderful partner who shares his passion for personal and relational growth. When not in front of a computer Don enjoys traveling, history, and spending time in the outdoors.

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Nolan Wade

Consultant & Senior Learning Practitioner

Nolan Wade is a Senior Learning Practitioner and Consultant with a focus on learning technology and instructional design. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Wade currently serves as the Chief People Officer for Above PAR Advisors, a boutique consultancy based in New York city which offers services in healthcare and healthcare education. His clients have included Fortune 50 organizations and higher educational institutions whose medical, dental, and nursing academic rankings are among the best and highest. Mr. Wade holds a Bachelors in Psychology and M.Ed in Curriculum Development and Adult Learning from DePaul University. He also enjoys endurance sports and is an active tri-athlete, cyclist, and marathon runner.

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George Kurian

Photojournalist & Filmmaker

George Kurian is a filmmaker (Production/Direction/Camera/Writing), photojournalist, and writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has worked in India, Afghanistan, Syria, Nepal, UK, Spain, Norway, Kenya, Turkey, and other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Kurian's film work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Channel 4, Canal +, ZDF, Arte, TV2 (Norway), and Doordarshan. He has had photographs published in The Daily Beast, The Sunday Times, Maclean's/Rogers, Aftenposten (Norway), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Australian, Lancet, IRIN, and through AFP. Mr. Kurian has also worked on a range of TV documentaries, from current affairs and history, to human interest and wild life in Asia and Europe. These documentaries have been broadcast on international networks like BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Arts, ZDF, and Canal+.

Susanna Barlow

Susanna Barlow has been informally studying human behavior for most of her life. Led by curiosity and unfettered by the expectations of formal education she embarked on a quest to understand the human being through dreams and archetypes. She built her understanding from the ground up and then made it her own. Her genuine interest in the topic led her to dedicate decades of her life researching them and pioneering a new model for using archetypes in everyday life, expanding their use beyond the world of psychotherapy and new age spiritualism. Accessible, practical and creative in its application, she uses archetypes as tool for self-discovery, dreamwork, dealing with trauma, as well as enhancing interpersonal relationships. Her model is an individualistic approach to archetypes that puts the power of discovery directly in the hands of the user, in a style that is engaging and fun. Her model is best used as a facilitator, translator, and mediator for those seeking self-awareness. She firmly believes each person is the only expert they should really listen to. And while others can offer support, guidance and a fresh perspective, the journey of self-discovery, awareness and transformation must always begin and end with the individual.

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Christy Foster

CranioSacral Therapist

Christy Foster is a CranioSacral therapist and a pioneering educator, speaker, and mentor in the field of BodyMind Integration. She specializes in teaching Health and Wellness practitioners on how to interpret the subconscious language of the body.


Christy is the first certified teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy Process in the United States by the Psychosomatic Therapy College, Australia. Her proven system is derived from her 25 years of practical application and education in advanced therapeutic techniques, including CranioSacral Therapy, Emotional Release Trigger Point Therapy, Spinal Touch Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapy, and Energetic-balancing Techniques.


As a teacher, Christy guides practitioners to deeply understand and implement the techniques of BodyMind Integration. Her students learn to systematically decode the two-way communication of the BodyMind. With this integral understanding of how the BodyMind profoundly impacts the physical, mental, and emotional health of every human being, practitioners become healers.


Christy’s mission is to empower and create self-awareness for her students and clients. The education she provides serves as a supplement to the expertise of a broad range of Health and Wellness practitioners, therapists, and individuals -- empowering them to enhance their practices and lives to facilitate more comprehensive and effective therapy.

Kory Branham

Chiropractic Physician
Applied Kinesiologist

With 40+ years of expertise, Dr. Kory Branham, Chiropractic Physician and Applied Kinesiologist, teaches patients and students how to use the feedback of the nervous system and the higher self to effectively “muscle test” and track truth. With long experience at remediating physical illness, injury, repetitive habits, relational dynamics, emotional patterns, and noxious influences, Dr. Branham gets fast and reproducible results.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980 from the National College of Chiropractic and later certified as a Diplomat of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, becoming a true master of this technique. He worked for 3 years in the office of Dr. George Goodheart the inventor and developer of Applied Kinesiology. He has studied and integrated many healing modalities into his practice including cranio-sacral therapy, trigger-point release techniques, Neuro-Emotional Technique (“NET”), diversified adjusting, and functional medicine. In addition to his busy practice and family life, he enjoys a variety of earth and air sports and activitiesIMG_0890.jpeg. Dr. Branham aims to increase the health, integrity, self-discernment, and quality of life for every human he meets. 

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Laura Cotton

Naturopathic Doctor
JAMP© Transformational Coach

I earned my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University specializing in nutritional therapies. In addition, I completed a Master’s in Public Health with a thesis project in molecular epidemiology from Simon Fraser University and an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia. I also have training in whole foods nutrition, yoga, botanicals, gemmo therapy, homeopathy, IV therapy, craniosacral and visceral manipulation.

​Prior to pursuing a career in holistic healthcare, I worked in biomedical and socio-behavioural research and spent a significant amount of time in South Africa. After graduating from Bastyr University, I worked at Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Anderson developing comprehensive nutritional programs to support in the treatment of complex chronic illness.

My clinical specialties are nutritional wellbeing, nutrient deficiencies, therapeutic nutrition, stress, anxiety, sleep support, women’s health (including menstrual cycle wellness, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, fibroids, PCOS, infertility, & menopause), hormone support, endocrine dysfunction, acne, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes, and general wellbeing.

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Karen Appel

Executive Business Partner

Naturopathic Doctor
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Karen is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Before seeking a career in natural medicine, Karen served 14 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) including earning her BS in Electrical Engineering at the USCG Academy. Also while serving as an officer, she earned her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She completed her military career as a Certified Public Accountant and Budget Officer for USCG operations in the Pacific Northwest.

Passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health, Karen also worked as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor for her neighborhood gym. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge, Karen loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and playing with three rambunctious cats.

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Jungian Analyst

Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She is a writer of nonfiction including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows ((Routledge, 2017), Archetypal Grief:  Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018) and The Racial Complex:  A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race. (Routledge, 2019) Her poems have been published in Psychological Perspectives Journal where she was the Featured Poet, as well as in other journals.Dr. Brewster is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Jungian related topics that address American Culture, Diversity/Equity and Creativity.  She is a faculty member at the New York C.G. Jung Foundation and an analyst member with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.

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Rima Ghandour

Partner at Ghandour Law, LLC

Rima Ghandour is the principal of Ghandour Law, a full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon. For the last twenty years, Ms. Ghandour has concentrated her work in complex construction defect lawsuits, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, product liability, insurance coverage, and personal injury claims in state and federal courts. She is licensed to practice law in four states and is able to manage client concerns throughout the Northwest. Ms. Ghandour has presented on various legal and equity, diversity, and inclusion topics. She Ghandour earned a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1998. Ms. Ghandour is active in the community and is a co-founder and Immediate Past President of the board of the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon. She was chosen by the Oregon State Bar for their Leadership College. She was also the recipient of the Oregon State Bar 2017 President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award. Rima has served on the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity Section Executive Committee and is past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee.

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Bette R. Joram, Ph.D., LMHC

Co-President of C.G. Jung Society, Seattle

Bette R. Joram, Ph.D., LMHC is the current Co-President of the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle.  She has practiced Jungian oriented psychotherapy since 1989. Bette obtained her M.Ed. from the University of Washington in 1979, and her Ph.D.  from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005.  Beginning in 1989, she was an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University and Antioch University, Seattle, where she taught Introduction to Jungian Psychology, a 10 week 400 level course, which she most recently taught for the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle in 2019-2020. Her doctoral dissertation, Experientia Testi Est: This is the experience of the Witness, explores the process of transformation and change through the lens of alchemy as it applies to the practitioner.

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Ann B. Blake

Jungian Psychologist

Ann B. Blake, a Jungian-oriented licensed counseling psychologist, provides individual psychotherapy and pre- and post-licensure clinical supervision in her private practice in Seattle, Washington. Formally retired from Antioch University Seattle (AUS) in 2016, Dr. Blake continues to advise students in their Integrative Studies in Psychology master’s projects and continues to supervise Psy.D. doctoral students in their clinical placements at the Antioch Psychology and Community Clinic in Belltown. In 2019, Dr. Blake was appointed to Professor Emerita status at AUS. Current community presentations focus on Jungian strategies for addressing personal and collective trauma. Dr. Blake is a charter member of the Seattle-based Jungian Psychotherapists Association. For creative activities, Dr. Blake is an acting member of the ShrinkRapt Theater Company; Dr. Blake writes both poetry and prose. 

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Jan Johnson,
D. Min, Ph.D.


Dr. Jan Johnson has over 25 years experience in the area of human services with a background in pastoral care, chemical dependency, and employee assistance counseling. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington State with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Capella University. 

His practice includes psychological assessment as well as individual and couples counseling. His areas of interest are mood disorders (depression and anxiety), chemical dependency, sexual compulsive behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Johnson holds memberships in the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association.

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Dr. Luigi Zoja

Psychologist & Jungian Analyst

World-renowned Italian psychoanalyst at the C.G. Jung Institut in Zurich, and Author of Paranoia: The Madness That Makes History, The Father, and Violence in History, Culture, and the Psyche: Essays.

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Joan Cartales

Retired Counselor, Lifelong Seeker

Joan studied at Gonzaga University, the University of Washington and, after an 18 year hiatus, Antioch University Seattle. Joan received her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Antioch and worked many years in the field of counseling.  Throughout her life Joan sought relief from various physical, emotional, and psychological discomforts through multiple modalities including but not limited to psychotherapy, acupuncture, sound therapy, shamanism, Eastern philosophy, meditation, yoga, and dance. During a reclusive juncture in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico, Joan was introduced to Jungian Advanced Motor Processing during the COVID-19 pandemic. After receiving significant relief from bothphysical and psychological discomfort, Joan continues with JAMP sessions for personal growth and integration of self.

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