Upcoming Events at the Academy

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Join us for Friday evening lectures and the occasional weekend workshop.

Unless otherwise noted, events and lectures are $20 cash at the door ($21 if registering online) and go from 7-9pm. Free attendance for children 18 and under.

Please RSVP for each event you plan to attend so we know how much seating to set up for the evening. Some of the one- or two-day events listed you can sign-up and pay for below.

2020 Events

Zoom Only Event: An End to Upside Down Living: Reorienting our Consciousness to Live Better and Save the Human Species

Mark Gober
Friday, November 6  7pm
ZOOM ONLY EVENT

Registration (with prepayment) required

Post-event, all participants will receive a video link to download the event recording.

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What drives all of your life’s priorities, values, and decisions? In the sequel to “An End to Upside Down Thinking,” Mark builds a science-based worldview from which we can create a compass for living. In stark contrast to his prior belief system, Gober explains why life is actually full of meaning. From this perspective, he lays out how we might approach life accordingly, along with the well-traveled “awakening” path that we're likely to encounter. At this pivotal juncture in human history, approaching life in a new way is the antidote that our civilization desperately needs.

Video: The Next Human Revolution?

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Mark is a senior member of Sherpa Technology Group in Silicon Valley, a firm that advises technology companies on mergers & acquisitions and strategy. He previously worked as an investment banking analyst in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University.

Website: markgober.com/  

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2021 Events

9 Steps to Forgiveness

Fred Luskin PhD
Friday, January 29  7pm
ZOOM & In-Person

Registration (with prepayment) required for Zoom attendance (registration enabled soon)

*All participants will receive a video link to download the event recording.

In-Person fee: $20 cash at the door

Fred Luskin PhD photoJoin us to explore why forgiveness is one of the spiritual virtues that research shows to have emotional, physical, and relationship health benefits. In this event learn the rudiments of Dr. Luskin’s 9-Steps to Forgiveness through lecture and simple guided practice. Understand the mind-body link of positive emotion and have forgiveness be demystified and made accessible. Fred is one of the world’s most recognized forgiveness researchers and teachers. His work has been applied in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, the World Trade Center, and Native Arctic Canada.

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Dr. Luskin is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001) and Stress-Free for Good: Ten Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005), with Kenneth Pelletier, Ph.D.

Website: learningtoforgive.com/  

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Regenerate Your Brain: A Breakthrough Plan to Restore Your Brilliant Mind

Dr. Jacqueline Chan DO, MIM
Friday, March 26  7pm
ZOOM & In-Person

Registration (with prepayment) required for Zoom attendance (registration enabled soon)

*All participants will receive a video link to download the event recording.

In-Person fee: $20 cash at the door

Dr. Jacqueline Chan DO, MIM photoYou may be suffering from an anxious mood, persistent distress, agitation, an inability to focus, insomnia, feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or you simply may have lost your mojo. Worse yet, someone in your family may have dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, autism, mental illness, an addiction, or has suffered a concussion and never been the same. Amidst the explosion of new discoveries in neuroscience and our exposure to unprecedented volumes of information, a silent tragedy is occurring. After working with hundreds of patients over the course of twenty-five years, Dr.Chan is convinced that the ultimate path to harnessing the maximum capacity for our brain’s remodeling needs to be an inclusive, whole approach. Fortunately, what’s good for the brain is good for your entire body.

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Through the practical, evidence-based wellness strategies in Regenerate Your Brain you can learn how to:

  • Nourish your brain for optimal mood and focus
  • Increase the hormones that lead to happiness and sprout new nerves for memory
  • Cool the inflammation in your brain
  • Heal the gut/brain axis
  • Address toxins and detoxification
  • Boost your mitochondria
  • Engage in neuro-regenerative practices to build new neural pathways
  • Heal from the effects of emotional and physical trauma on the brain
  • Deeply rest your mind for renewal

The good news is your brain can regenerate new tissue and develop pathways for creativity, ingenuity, joy, and resilience.

Website: regenerateyourbrainbook.com  

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Open House & Orientation (In-Person or via Zoom)

In-Person or via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct 28 2020
Wednesday, Dec 2 2020

7 to 8:30 pm PST

RSVP required. Specify attendance via Zoom or In-Person (Zoom info will be provided after RSVP).

Meet faculty and students, experience a guided meditation, and learn detailed information about the Academy curriculum and courses. Our Open House & Orientation is where all your questions are answered.

The next course, Intuition Medicine: Healing I, begins Tuesday, September 8 2020 and attendance at one of these Orientation dates is mandatory for new students. Join us for the Academy Open House & Orientation, and bring your friends!

Download AIM Program Catalog (pdf)

*These take place four times each year: July, August, October, and November.