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Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Therapeutic Practices for Self-Care and Spiritual Growth

Designed for counselors, therapists, clergy, and social work professionals, Therapeutic Practices for Self-Care and Spiritual Growth will allow participants to explore the mind-body connection, find out about the latest research, and take home new tools for their practice.


Jan C. Lemon, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC & J.W. (Buddy) Wagner, Ph.D., NCC, NBCCH

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Time: Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.

Begins: 9:00 a.m. 

Lunch: 11:45-12:45 

Concludes: 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $35.00 per person (includes lunch & afternoon tea*) 

Capacity: 48 registrants max/ 25 to make

Deadline to register:  12/31/14

Questions: MaryRuth


Vegetarian Lentil Soup/ Sausage-Lentil Soup w/ Homemade Bread

Homemade Pound Cake w/Lemon Curd


Information about the presenters:

Dr. Jan Lemon received her doctoral degree in counselor education from Mississippi State University and currently serves as a full-time faculty member at Mississippi College.  Her research interests have been in the areas of wellness and spirituality, and she has studied the effects these factors have on emotional and physical health.  In addition to her degree from Mississippi State, she has a doctoral degree from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary and brings unique experience in the application of faith and psychological resonance to the mind-body discussion.  In addition, she has a Crisis Counseling Certification from the University of Alabama with special training in somato form disorders, pain disorders, and chronic illness due to trauma. Dr. Lemon has also received training in Energy Psychology and incorporates this new field of counseling into her practice. She currently serves as the spirituality coordinator for the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Mississippi College.

 Dr. Buddy Wagner received his doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1976.  Since that time he has served in various positions in the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Mississippi College including interim Chair of the Department.  He is now retired but continues to teach adjunct at Mississippi College.  His quest to understand Mind-Body Therapy began with training led by Dr. Ernest Rossi, the author of Mind-Body Therapy, Mind-Body Communication in Hypnosis, and the Psychology of Mind-Body Healing at the Erickson Institute. Dr. Wagner is a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  He has helped many individuals overcome depression, anxiety, physical pain, weight problems, and nightmares through the use of integrating Brief Therapy, Mind-Body Therapy, and Hypnosis.  His newly published book, Brief and Unusual Therapies, details accounts of successful therapy with these individuals and outlines specific guidelines for practicing therapist.