2022 EQ Summit

The 12th annual Emotional Intelligence Summit

March 17-20, 2022


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2022 EQ Summit
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12th Annual EQ Summit

The world is becoming more stressful as local and national crises abound. The 12th annual Emotional Intelligence Summit will present tools to help you and others through those times.

  • Learn how times of upheaval can propel the wise towards higher emotional intelligence. Challenging cases will be unveiled, illustrating both fundamental, cognitive, and spiritual principles in enhancing EQ
  • Understand how kids and adolescents can build resiliency and grit; the best treatments for those who have suffered from repeated adverse events over an extended period of time (complex PTSD); preserving health of first responders in healthcare/education and government workers, learn exciting new research on how the frontal lobe of the brain can be enhanced relatively quickly through nutrition and lifestyle measures.
  • Find ideal ways to interact with and counsel highly sensitive people, overcome adverse childhood experiences, discover the role of chemistry in healing from mental illness, and develop altruistic love in an increasingly hateful world. Plus, much, much more!

Learn from some of the greatest speakers on Emotional Intelligence

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Neil Nedley, MD

Dr. Nedley connects scientific and clinical studies to help you see the big picture and give true understanding of the brain, how it works, and how it can be positively transformed. He has presented and published numerous scientific studies in the medical and scientific literature and is well known as a public speaker and teacher throughout the world.

Daniel Binus, MD

The founder of Beautiful Minds Clinic where the psychiatric care goes beyond medications. He gives new meaning to the phrase “comprehensive mental care” with significant proven results.

Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

Amanda is an international speaker, and she has extensive experience with emotionally disturbed and sexually abused juveniles. She also has vast training with CBT and positive psychology. She is a counselor for NDARP and Beautiful Minds.

Phill Mills, MD

During medical school, Dr. Mills began researching, writing, and giving seminars on marriage and family issues. This lifelong interest has benefited countless people in North America and through-out the world. His principles are reflected in 42 years of happy marriage and successfully married children and authoring a handbook on courtship.

Jeff Zaremsky

Jeff Zaremsky, with his wife Barbara, serve as the spiritual leaders of two congregations in Florida. He has a Master of Ministry degree. Jeff and Barbara direct and edit a free web magazine called www.ShalomAdventure.com. Jeff has written the books Depressed People of the Bible, Lamentations, The Cry of Hope, and Jewish Discoveries, and the docudrama The Ultimate Passover.

Roger Seheult, MD

Roger Seheult, MD is certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Allied Health at Loma Linda University. He is also Co-Founder & Instructor of MedCram, an entity that offers a dramatically more efficient, engaging, fun, and lasting way to learn and review medical topics. His COVID video updates have been found to be the most scientific of any educational COVID videos surpassing the CDC, AMA and Dr. Fauci’s.

Don Mackintosh, MDiv, BSN

He is well known nationally and internationally for his ability to combine science with religion in his counseling sessions and presentations. His insights and perspectives are practical, humorous, and positively life-changing.

Christina Harris, PhD

Christina Harris earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Oklahoma State University and her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She completed her post-doctoral studies at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where she worked on the total synthesis of the epothilone class of anti-cancer drugs. After completing her post-doctoral studies, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 7 years in the area of antibiotics. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Harris has been chair of the Natural Science program at Weimar University where she teaches General Chemistry 1 and 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, General Biochemistry, Issues in Origins, and the Natural Science Capstone course.

Ross Grant, PhD

Dr. Ross Grant is a biochemical pharmacologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Medical School, and CEO of the Australasian Research Institute at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Dr. Grant’s research focuses on understanding how a person’s range of Lifestyle factors changes their body’s biochemistry and immune activity driving it toward either health or disease.

K'dee Elsen, PhD

Dr. Elsen has a deep burden for helping others. She has completed both a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University. She further completed an internship at VA Boston Healthcare System, affiliate of Harvard and Boston University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her experience includes depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, coping with chronic and terminal illness, and meaning-centered therapy. In addition to psychotherapy, she enjoys teaching and supervising aspiring counseling students, and providing seminars and trainings on mental health.

Schedule & Topics

Pre-session Training

Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program certification
(must be registered)
8am - 5pm on Wednesday, 8am-11am on Thursday

Nedley Health certification educates and equips you to bring the holistic community based Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™ to your community. Each community program needs a Nedley Health certified associate director and at least one Nedley Health certified facilitator.

Associate directors are responsible for planning the overall program, leading facilitators and program volunteers, and efficiently organizing and executing a community based Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program™ using the resources and guidelines provided. The associate director will provide a program that will help many in their church and community to overcome depression.

Facilitators lead the organized small group discussions, motivating the depressed individual to establish and maintain a strong physical exercise program, eliminate negative habits of body and mind, develop healthy eating patterns, and get more out of the day by enhancing brain function.

EQ Summit Begins: Thursday, March 17, 2022

10am - 12pm
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12:30 - 1:30pm
Anxiety Disorders:  Complications and Solutions - Neil Nedley, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the common anxiety disorders and the rise in incidence.
  • Understand the complications and signs of anxiety disorders.
  • Know the diagnostic criteria of common anxiety disorders
  • Learn the rising causes of anxiety
  • Explore a comprehensive approach to treating and eradicatinganxiety and the expected results
1:30 - 2:30pm
Building Resilience in Stress Times - Daniel Binus, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the difference between stress vs. distress
  • Understand the current state of stress in America
  • Know the physical and mental health implications
  • Identify the key factors for resilience in managing stresssuccessfully
2:30 - 3:00pm
3:00 - 4:00pm
Biochemistry and Recovery from Mental Illness - Christina Harris, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify therole of correct protein folding in the prevention of disease
  • Learn to recognize therole of biochemical chaperones in the stress response
  • Examine the role ofbiochemical chaperones in depression
  • Discover the parallelsbetween biochemical chaperones and depression recovery
4:00 - 5:00pm
Better Fences Make Better Neighbors: Boundaries and EQ - Amanda Anguish, LMFT

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of intelligences
  • Know the common myths about boundaries
  • Learn how to reframe myths about boundaries
  • Discover Biblical examples of boundaries
  • Differentiate rules for boundaries that can improve emotional health
5:00 - 6:15pm
6:45 - 8:00pm
Depressed People of the Bible - Jeff Zaremsky

Learning Objectives:

  • See possible examples of depression triggers in various Bible people’s lives.
  • Identify between healthy depression (appropriate grieving) and unhealthy depression.
  • List things that people can do to come out of the depression cycle.
  • Identify unhealthy attitudes and healthy, positive, hopeful, realistic thinking.
  • Understand the difference between empathy and sympathy, and to be able to know which one is appropriate during a given situation.

Friday, March 18, 2022

7:15 - 8:15am
8:30 - 9:30am
Emotional challenges relating to COVID-19 and to Vaccination - Roger Scheult, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify the issues of mental illness during the pandemic
  • Identify the impact of vaccination on the mental illness of people during a pandemic
  • Know other interventions that can improve emotional mental well-being in COVID-19
9:30 - 10:30am
OTC Supplements in Preventing and Treating Mental Illness - Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of nutrition and supplements in treating mental illness
  • Learn how to be more precise in choosing which nutritional supplements will help which mental health symptoms
  • Understand how to follow up and adjust the nutritional supplemental approach based on follow up symptoms and labs
10:30 - 10:45am
10:45 - 11:45pm
Preventing Mental Illness and Enhancing Emotional Health In Young People - Daniel Binus, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the rising mental illness rates in Generation Z
  • Understand the risk factors causing the increased mental illness in this generation
  • Learn how to speak the language of Generation Z to make positive mental health impacts
  • Learn strategies relevant to Generation Z in preventing and treating their mental illness
11:45 - 12:45pm
Bouncing Back: Resiliency and Grit training of children - Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the problems affecting children and adolescents in today’s progressive culture
  • Identify Biblical examples of grit and resiliency
  • Learn ways parents and professionals can build resiliency and grit in children and adolescents today
12:45 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 3:00pm
Complex PTSD - K'dee Elson, Ph.D

Learning Objectives:

  • Define complex PTSD (C-PTSD) and understand the differences between PTSD and C-PTSD.
  • Identify the risk factors for developing C-PTSD.
  • Discuss the common co-morbid diagnoses and additional problems associated with C-PTSD.
  • Review the evidence-based treatments of C-PTSD, with a focus on Cognitive Processing Therapy.
  • Learn practical, research-based tools to support individuals seeking to heal their complex trauma
3:15 - 4:15pm
Breakout Session Options:
  • How to Maintain Emotional Intelligence While Raising a Very Challenging Child - Daniel Binus, MD
    • Understand the mental health impact of raising a challenging child
    • How to mitigate the mental health risk factors of raising a challenging child
    • Learn how you can help others who have challenging children
  • Born This Way? Working with LGBTQ+ Patients - Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT
    • Understand the underlying causes and risk factors for gender dysphoria and same sex attractions
    • Understand the different medical issues that are faced by the LGBTQ+
    • Learn cognitive principles that can assist clients through de-transitioning
    • Explore working with LGBTQ+ while maintaining Christian professionalism
    • Discuss case studies that illustrate the difference that rational healthy cognitive therapy brings
  • A Surprising Biblical Example of Depression - Jeff Zaremsky
    • Learn to empathize with Jesus’ suffering.
    • Understand that it is not a sin to be depressed.
    • Learn some of the factors that are not wrong, in and of themselves that can bring on depressed feelings.
    • Differentiate between wrong choices that can lead to depression and the symptoms of depression.
    • Differentiate between healthy depression from appropriate grieving and unhealthy depression.
    • Understand the five stages of grief and be able to share them with someone who is grieving to give comfort and hope.
4:30 - 5:30pm
Breakout Session Options:
  • Emotional Mental Well Being and End-time prophecy - Roger Scheult, MD
    • Identify the issues of mental illness during times of upheaval or predicted times of crisis
    • Discover the impact a meaningful spiritual relationship has on emotional well-being
    • Learn other interventions that can improve emotional mental well-being in relation to Apocalyptic Biblical Prophecy
  • Conversations About LGBTQ+ - Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv
    • What the traditional Biblical understanding on this issue is
    • What some current church positions concerning this issue are
    • What the SDA church position on this issue is
    • How one can have a respectful dialogue concerning this issue
  • Adverse  Childhood Experiences - Christina Harris, Ph.D
    • Identify the links between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and negative health and behavior outcomes later in life
    • Examine the mitigating effect of protective and compensatory experiences (PACEs) on life outcomes
    • Find reasons for hope for victims of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from personal, scientific, and biblical examples
5:00 - 6:15pm
7:00 - 8:15pm
A  Biblical Examination of Authority - Phil Mills, MD

There are many competing and complimentary models for authority and power today. One of the most unique is found in the biblical records. Some aspects of the biblical model of authority are not only counterintuitive, but counter culture, yet it is a comprehensive model that formed the foundation of the Early Christian’s interactions and policies. It has many advantages for a society seeking equality and respect.

  • Participants will gain a historical overview of Christ’s model of authority contrasted with other models of authority.
  • Participants will learn the 4 essential principles of Christ’s model of authority.
  • Participants will review examples of the misuse of authority and its consequences.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

7:15 - 8:15am
8:30 - 9:30am
Two Kings - Jeff Zaremsky

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the depression triggers in both Saul and David.
  • Examine the ways they chose to handle their depression.
  • Differentiate between the healthy choices and the unhealthy choices they made to handle their depression.
  • Identify the benefit of good music in avoiding and treating depression.
  • Discover the benefit of prayer, confession, hope, and writing out our feelings.
  • Understand the benefit of receiving correction and help from appropriate people.
  • Understand the dangers of receiving bad advice from inappropriate people.
  • Identify the factors that made the difference between David and Saul in relation to depression.
9:30 - 10:30am
Restoring  the Soul - Don Macintosh, BSN, MDiv

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of the Ten Commandments in restoration
  • See the specific role of love and mercy in restoration
  • Hear several case studies concerning the power of love and mercy
10:30 - 10:45am
10:45 - 11:30pm
Musical  Inspiration
11:30 - 12:45pm
Everybody Talks about Love (but Nearly Everybody Hates It) - Phil Mills, MD

Love is a popular word in our society and is included as a part of several character qualities. Altruistic love has demanding requirements that are not very popular. This lecture explores the biblical definition of altruistic love which goes beyond our feelings and is demanding in ways that are generally despised. Such altruistic love gives a high emotional intelligence in interpersonal relationships and served as the basis for early Christian behavior.

  • The participants will learn the basic biblical principles of altruistic love
  • The participants will understand historical accounts that show the power of altruistic love to changing attitudes, behavior, and emotional intelligence
  • The participants will be able to contrast the biblical altruistic love with     culturally popular “love”
1:00 - 2:00pm
3:00 - 4:00pm
Outdoor Walk
4:00 - 5:30pm
Case Reports in Spiritual Frontal Lobe Enhancements in Healing the Mind - Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn from patient testimonies that were suffering from severe anxiety
  • Understand the difference that a comprehensive therapeutic approach to anxiety can bring in greatly reducing or eliminating anxiety symptoms.
  • Know the difference a directed biblical text can do in helping individuals overcome anxiety
5:30 - 6:30pm
7:00 - 8:15pm
Update on Enhancing Frontal Lobe through Nutrition and Lifestyle - Ross Grant

Learning Objectives:

  • Review functions of frontal lobe in particular the prefrontal cortex (PFC)
  • Briefly discuss the effects of selected habits of daily living (e.g. exercise, sleep) on  PFC activity
  • Briefly discuss the effects of selected macronutrients on PFC activity
  • Briefly discuss the effects of social drugs on PFC activity
  • Discuss how reduced frontal lobe function can influence emotional regulation and how this links to affective disorders such as anxiety and depression

Sunday, March 20, 2022

7:15 - 8:15am
8:30 - 9:30am
Mental Health and Front-Line Health Care Workers - Roger Seheult, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how mental health is impacted by modern healthcare
  • Understand how COVID-19 has specifically impacted health care and the mental health of front-line workers
  • Know general principles on how to improve the mental health of front-line workers
9:30 - 10:30am
Thoughts on Thinking - Christina Harris, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the role of gratitude in overcoming depression
  • Examine the role of correct thinking in dealing with stress and adversity
  • Learn to identify cognitive distortions
  • Learn to reframe past adverse experiences and cognitive distortions using both scientific and biblical examples
10:30 - 11:30am
Social  Justice, Riots, Militia, and Emotional Health - Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the association between emotional challenges and riots
  • Learn how superficial appearances can lead to inaccurate emotionally challenging conclusions
  • Explore the cognitive dissonance of militia groups
  • Understand how to build frustration tolerance during upheavals 
11:45 - 12:45pm
Panel Discussion / Q & A
Optimize Your Brain™ Coordinator certification
Post-summit Training: 2pm - 6pm
(must be registered)

As a certified coordinator, you can take this peak mental performance program to audiences anywhere around the world. Learn how to run this six-week program that will challenge anyone desiring a better brain and provide practical tools for improving emotional intelligence, renewing a sense of purpose, and boosting motivation, among many other attributes.

Location & Accommodations

Join us in beautiful Weimar, CA

The 12th annual EQ Summit is hosted by Weimar Institute. Ideally located in the foothills of the Sierras, enjoy the view above the fog and below the heavy snow.

Weimar Institute
20601 W Paoli Ln, Weimar, CA 95736 United States
+1 (530) 422-7933

Hotel registration

Accommodations are not included with registration.

Weimar Institute
(Inn and Lodge)
20601 W Paoli Ln, Weimar, CA 95736 United States
+1 (530) 422-7933Website
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
13535 Bowman Rd, Auburn, CA 95603 United States
+1 (530) 492-5656Website
Red Lion Inn & Suites
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn, CA 95603 United States
+1 (530) 885-1800Website

EQ Summit Media

Call our office at (580)-226-8007 to purchase.
  • 2020 - Personality, Attachment and Deviant Behaviors
  • 2019 - Solutions for Brain Health in the Modern Age
  • 2018 - Relationships: Marriage, Sex, and Family
  • 2017 - Neuroplasticity
  • 2016 - Trauma, Abuse, and Addictions
  • 2015 - Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology

Register for EQ Summit 2022

Reserve your Spot today!
Full registration includes all seminars and 8  meals listed in the schedule of events.
On or After
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No meals? - $385
23 hours CME Category 1 Credit - Add $195
23 hours CEU Credit - Add $95
Live Stream Conference - $350
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COVID-19 Precautions


Nedley Health’s current COVID-19 precaution for summit attendees is self-monitoring for any symptoms of sickness. Carefully monitor your body for any signs that deviate from your normal. Symptoms vary immensely with the current strain. Your honesty about your health status is imperative to the protection of others. You will be asked about your exposure and symptoms at registration.

A negative COVID-19 test is currently not required. Face masks are optional.

In the case that you are unable to attend the summit due to symptoms of sickness and are a registered attendee, contact us at info@nedleyhealth.com and we will arrange for your virtual summit access.

There is currently no on-site testing available.

This policy is subject to change as the situation changes. We are seeking to provide the best response possible if new strains develop in the coming weeks. Updated 02/10/2022 

We will be taking additional precautions to limit potential exposure throughout the event. Please reach out with any specific questions regarding COVID-19 precautions/protocols we have in place.



You may request a refund, minus a $30 processing fee per registrant, through Thursday, March 3, 2022. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date. Registration closes Monday, March 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Accreditation statement


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Nedley™ Health Solutions. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure statement


This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.