Welcome back to the Stress Control Summit! We continue with an exciting agenda. We will look into some further issues where our stress is coming from and what we can do to resolve it. Go right ahead and choose below the talk you want to start with.
Barbara Hemphill works with leaders worldwide who want to ensure that they let God work with and through them to create healthier cultures, more productive workplaces, and a more compassionate world. Over the decades, she has developed world-class expertise in helping individuals and organizations to tame the chaos and clutter that keep them from being effective, calm, and ultimately free. Her first best-selling book, Taming the Paper Tiger, helped her launch and grow the Productive Environment Institute in 2008. In 2020 she launched another passion project—The Shepherd’s House Ministry in India to demonstrate the power of Biblical principles to save lives and foster entrepreneurship. The legacy she invites everyone to share with her is one of creating hope where there is none so that people can live the life God intended for us to enjoy.
Dr. Daniel Binus, MD
Dr. Binus completed his medical training and psychiatry residency at Loma Linda University, where he became fascinated by the beauty of the mind. Dr. Binus spent many hours studying the emotional, physical, spiritual, and biological factors that influence mental health. This study made him passionate about treating the cause of mental illness, and not just masking the symptoms. Dr. Binus completed a master’s degree in Public Health Education and enjoys conducting lectures and workshops on depression and other mental health topics. He also developed a mental health curriculum for the HIV/AIDS orphans of sub-Saharan Africa, which is currently being implemented in the country of Lesotho. March, 2011, Dr. Binus and his wife Melissa moved to Auburn and founded Beautiful Minds Medical. Since that time, the practice has grown to include psychiatry, counseling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and intensive outpatient care. Dr. Binus is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Auburn community, one beautiful mind at a time.
Jhuamia Pile—best known as Mia—is a native of Nashville, TN. Mia is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. As a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and former Life Alignment Depression Program Facilitator for the Wildwood Lifestyle Center, Mia brings a world of experience into all of her presentations and trainings. After spending 15 years in ministry and as a teacher/principal, life tragedies hit so hard that she thought she lost her faith. As a survivor of abuse, Mia candidly makes herself vulnerable by sharing her own personal experiences with depression, suicidal thoughts, fears about God, and the tools she used to overcome them. She is on a mission to combat the stigmas surrounding mental health, and to equip everyday people to be prepared to help in the event of a mental health crisis encounter.
Mark Sandoval, MD
Mark Sandoval is a board-certified emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine physician with a focus on discovering the mental/spiritual causes of disease and addressing those causes in a Biblical context. He is the president of New Paradigm Ministry. He is also well-acquainted with lifestyle interventions and the use of natural remedies, having worked for almost a decade in Uchee Pines Institute, running intensive, residential lifestyle programs, helping individuals reverse their diseases, stop their medications, and go free.
Talk: From Anxiety to Peace
Merlyn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. Merlyn earned two Master’s degrees from Washington Adventist University in Counseling Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her experience began with an internship at an outpatient mental health where she continued to work after obtaining her license. She enjoys membership with the American Counseling Association and Psi Chi honor society. She currently volunteers at Pro Bono Counseling Project Maryland and other platforms offering psychoeducation to small groups of adults desiring emotional support.
Dr. Annika Sorensen
Dr. Annika Sorensen is a Medical Doctor, Stress Management Mentor, Author and International Speaker on topics revolving around the successes brought by less stress including financial and business success. She specializes in health and stress strategies and has a solid background in Swedish Public Health Care for 30 years. With profound personal, clinical and scientific knowledge about the subject, she has made it twice to TEDx. She is also certified by The Big Talk Academy, and the author of two top-rated books on stress management “Take Stress from Chaos to Calm” and “My De-Stress Diary.” Today Dr Annika is Helping Stressed out Business Leaders slow down, reflect, feel less stress, and then ramp up and get more done and create bigger success without having to work harder. She does it through speaking, workshops, online courses and mentoring.