2023 EQ Summit

The 13th Annual Emotional Intelligence Summit

March 16-19, 2023

Natural and Innovative Therapies for Optimal Emotional Health

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2022 EQ Summit
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13th Annual EQ Summit

In our ever-changing world, new evidence and practices continue to prove the success of comprehensive lifestyle intervention to treat the most serious mental health problems facing society. At the 13th annual Emotional Intelligence Summit, see time-tested practices in a new light and evaluate other modern therapies gaining popularity. Know how to improve and strengthen your relationships at home, at work, and with God.

  • Discover newly uncovered information about the 8 laws of health that can greatly enhance emotional health and eradicate severe depression and anxiety.
  • Understand how long-COVID is a threat to energy and emotional health and how to eradicate it utilizing key natural remedies.
  • Learn about the role of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and psychedelics in difficult to treat cases of mental illness.

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
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.

Ross Grant, PhD
Doug Batchelor, PhD (HC)
Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT
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.

Roger Seheult
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.

Phil Mills, MD
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.

K'dee Elson, PhD
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.

Jeff Zaremsky
Melissa Garcia, PhD
Christina Harris, PhD
Jesson Martin, PhD
Christina Harris, PhD
Ron Celestine, ND
Don Mackintosh, MDiv, BSN
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.

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Schedule & Topics

Pre-session Training

Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program certification
(must be registered)
8am-5pm on Wednesday and 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 16, 2023

EQ Summit registration
Natural Remedies and Emotional Intelligence – Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Define emotional intelligence and emotional health
  • List 8 evidence based natural remedies that have demonstrated improvements in emotional health
  • Explore the evidence-based data of combined approaches and expected outcomes in treating and potentially eradicating multiple forms of depression and anxiety
  • Give examples of challenging mental health cases and the intervention of natural remedies in treating mental illnesses
Just Breathe! How Air Influences Mental Wellbeing – Daniel Binus, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the negative impact of shallow breathing and poor posture on mental wellbeing
  • Examine the role that correct deep breathing plays in optimizing mental health
  • Explain the basic physiology and importance of nasal versus mouth breathing
  • Discuss how correct breathing can help with weight loss and reduce physical injury and fatigue during exercise
  • Utilize breathing interventions for mental disorders
Finances and Mental Health - Amanda Anguish MFT

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess for social anxiety.
  • Predict patient/client behaviors such as identifying as an “empath.”
  • Interpret symptoms to the patient/client such as past trauma leading to social anxiety.
4:00 - 5:00pm
Exercise, Mitochondria and Mental Health - Ron Celestine

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the function of the mitochondria and its relationship to energy and other conditions such as mental health.
  • Explain proposed mechanism of action associated with the mitochondria and exercise.
  • Identify symptoms of mitochondrial defects as it relates to exercise and mental health.
  • List activities to boost mitochondrial health.
  • Prepare a program that will help reduce the effects of mitochondrial dysfunction on mental health.
5:15 - 6:15pm
6:45 - 8:00pm
Healthy Sleep and Emotional Health - Melissa Garcia, Ph.D

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the mechanism of the different neurotransmitters involved in healthy sleep.
  • Differentiate between the two types of sleep drives and examine their significance for emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being.
  • Contrast the different sleep disorders and describe how these disorders affect emotional and physical health
  • Describe the role of slow-wave and REM sleep in emotional health
  •  Identify complementary and alternative methods for improving quality of sleep.

Friday, March 17, 2023

7:15 - 8:15am
8:30 - 9:30am
Improving EQ through addressing the misconceptions of emotions, radical acceptance, and living mindfully - K'dee Elsen, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 4 modules and emotional health
  • Explain DBT’s main 4 modules of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Explore how these 4 modules build the key components of emotional intelligence
9:30 - 10:30am
Sunlight, Night, Fresh air and Emotional Health - Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of naturebased interventions
  • List the positive effects ofgardening
  • Explain the positive effects offorest bathing
  • Identify specific essential oilsfrom plants that have shown benefits in treating depression and anxiety
  • Describe the benefits of cycles of light and darkness on physical and mental health
10:30 - 10:45am
10:45 - 11:45pm
The Power of Making Amends - Amanda Anguish MFT

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between outcomes of those patients/clients who make amends vs those who do not after perpetration.
  • Make appropriate amend-making and improve potential for a clear conscience.
  • Illustrate appropriate amend-making to client/patient.
11:45 - 12:45pm
Long-COVID-19 and the role of fasting - Roger Seheult, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recite why fasting has more effects on the body than just losing weight
  • Explain how fasting affects the damage seen in long COVID-19
  • Review why this type of activity may be effective for far more than just COVID-19
12:45 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 3:00pm
Hydration, Hydrotherapy and Emotional Health - Adam Bussey, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore evidence-based research on various sources and types of water and health.
  • Explain evidence-based research on water hydration and physical and mental health.
  • Understand what is ideal hydration and how much water intake is necessary daily.
  • Discuss external applications of water and its treatment of certain mental illnesses.
3:15 - 4:15pm
Breakout Session Options:
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Mental Illness - Daniel Binus, MD
    • Critically analyze the data supporting the adverse impacts of EMF exposure on mental wellbeing.
    • Describe how long-term low-dose EMF exposure can lead to neurobehavioral disorders.
    • Summarize which mental disorders EMF exposure may induce.
    • Summarize which mental disorders EMF exposure may induce.
    • Summarize which mental disorders EMF exposure may induce.
  • Social Anxiety and the “Empath” - Amanda Anguish MFT
    • Assess for social anxiety.
    • Predict patient/client behaviors such as identifying as an “empath.”
    • Interpret symptoms to the patient/client such as past trauma leading to social anxiety.
  • Long COVID-19 and The Role of Daylighting and Sleep - Roger Seheult, MD
    • Cite the reasons why light exposure and sleep has a tremendous effect on the body with relation to long COVID.
    • Explain the effect of both sleeping and daylight on Melatonin - the most powerful antioxidant.
    • Recall more clearly the overall health benefits of sleep and sun exposure to the human body.
4:30 - 5:30pm
Breakout Session Options:
  • Hormones, Menopause and Emotional Intelligence - Lystra Celestine, M.D.
    • Describe the role of estrogen progesterone and testosterone in the female’s body
    • Apply evidence-based therapies to the management of hormone imbalance symptoms in women
    • Review the role of hormoneimbalance in mental health disorder in women
  •  Unhealthy Sleep and Mental Illness - Melissa Garcia, Ph.D
    • Describe the relationship of sleep to mental health/illness
    • Explain the importance of addressing sleep problems within the framework of depression and anxiety diagnosis.
    • Examine the correlational role of dreams with depression and anxiety
    • Explain how depression and anxiety disorders can alter each stage and the overall pattern of sleep.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 4 modules and emotional health - K'dee Elson, PhD
5:30 - 6:15pm
7:00 - 8:15pm
Finding Satisfaction - Don Mackintosh, MDiv, BSN

Where science & Scripture converge

  • Describe the scientific definition of satisfaction
  • Explore the ways to increase and maintain satisfaction
  • Understand Religion / Spirituality - estimate the impact of satisfaction levels
  • Give biblical and modern examples of those who havediscovered true satisfaction

Saturday, March 18, 2023

7:15 - 8:15am
8:30 - 9:30am
Dealing With Rejection - Don Mackintosh, MDiv, BSN

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the connection between rejection and depression /anxiety
  • Describe the types of rejection that are the most impactful clinically speaking
  • List the proven ways to deal with rejection
  • Provide biblical examples of those who have effectively dealt with rejection
9:30 - 10:30am
Hope:  A Crucial Virtue - Phil Mills, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Enable participants to recognize interactions that strengthen hope
  • Summarize the role hope has been found to play in both physical and mental health
  • Evaluate the roll of hope in influencing the outcome in familiar Christian stories
  • Describe common ways individuals gain and lose hope
  • Discuss the difference between healthy and unhealthy hope
10:30 - 10:45am
11:00 - 11:30pm
Music and Emotional Intelligence
11:30 - 12:45pm
The Bible and Natural Remedies - Neil Nedley, MD
  • Identify natural remedies used in the Bible
  • Cite a miracle of Christ that used natural remedies
  • Explore the biblical purpose of utilizingnatural remedies in miraculous healings
  • Explain natural remedies recommended by Ellen White
  • Understand the reliance of medical missionary work in modern times in miraculous healings
1:00 - 2:00pm
2:30 - 3:30pm
Outdoor Walk
3:30 - 4:30pm
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 depression and/or anxiety
  • Understand the difference that a comprehensive therapeutic approach to depression and anxiety can bring in greatly reducing or eliminating anxiety symptoms.
  • Know the difference a directed biblical text can do in helping individuals overcome depression and/or anxiety
4:30 - 5:30pm
Changing Your Mind - Doug Batchelor, PhD (HC)

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the thought-mind connection
  • Explore biblical case reports of minds that were changed
  • Give examples of modern cases of changed minds for the better
  • Apply spiritual tools to help others or yourself change your mind in a positive way
5:30 - 6:30pm
7:00 - 8:15pm
Social Intelligence: How to build relationships and manage them effectively - Jesson Martin, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how social interactions drive our emotions 
  • Understand how human behavior is driven by social concerns
  • Learn about social awareness and social relationship management
  • Discuss methods to use social intelligence to succeed in relationships, in the workplace environment and in ministry

Sunday, March 19, 2023

7:15 - 8:00am
8:00 - 8:50am
How to Handle Abuse and Manipulation - Amanda Anguish - MFT

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess for various types of abuse.
  • Demonstrate competence in understanding manipulation.
  • Report abuse and advocate for victims.
8:55 - 9:50am
Dietary Myths that are Believed By Many as Facts - Neil Nedley, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common diets implemented by most Americans
  • Explain why dietary myths are believed
  • Assess the gluten-free diet, paleo diet, ketogenic diet, the American Heart Association diet, the glucose control diet, the diverticulosis diet and more
  • Explore the ideal diet and does it differ per individual
Psychedelic Interventions for Mental Health Problems – Daniel Binus, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common diets implemented by most Americans
  • Explain Why Dietary Myths are Believed
  • Assess the gluten free diet, paleodiet, ketogenic diet, the American Heart Association diet, the Glucose Control Diet, the Diverticulosis Diet and more
  • Explore the ideal diet and does it differ per individual
Excess mortality and the science of Thankfulness - Roger Seheult, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recite why thankfulness and the activities associated with it are health promoters
  • Explain why forgiveness and thankfulness are linked and their effect on anger, depression, and health
  • Enact real world activities that will help you focus yourattention on thankfulness and forgiveness.  
Panel Discussion

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
Best Western Colfax
801 South Auburn St, Colfax, CA 95713
United States
+1 (530) 206-8787Website

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 2023

Reserve your Spot today!
Full registration includes all seminars and 8 meals listed in the schedule of events.
Early Registration
by 2/20/2023
On or After
Conference with no meals - $385
24 hours CME Category 1 Credit - Add $195
24 hours CEU Credit - Add $95
Live Stream Conference - $350
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You may request a refund, minus a $30 processing fee per registrant, through Thursday, March 2, 2023. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date. Registration closes Monday, March 13, 2023 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 24 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.