Celebrating Five Years of Innovation in
Trauma Healing and Addiction Recovery

Radical Recovery Summit January 7, 2022
Keynote speaker Dr Gabor Maté

Hosted by Scott Kiloby, The Kiloby Center for Recovery
Moderator Lynn Fraser

Dr Gabor Maté has been tireless in his work educating people worldwide about trauma. In 2021, several million people viewed the movie The Wisdom of Trauma, featuring his work Compassionate Inquiry. We learned from his in-depth conversations with a diverse group of fascinating people, including medical experts like Dr Stephen Porges and Dr Bessel van der Kolk, famous people like Jamie Lee Curtis, Indigenous leaders like Dr Ruby Gibson, therapists like Dr Richard Schwartz IFS, and grassroots social justice activists.


Dr Amy Johnson shares a groundbreaking new paradigm in mental health that has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world tap into their natural, innate health and resilience so they can overcome issues like habits and anxiety easily, with no willpower.

Several years ago I came across a down-to-earth spiritual understanding of life that changed everything for me. It is the basis of everything I teach and write about. It is the foundation for how I help people end their own unwanted habits and unnecessary worries.

Crystal Gail Fraser is Gwichyà Gwich’in and an assistant professor of History and Native Studies. Crystal’s PhD research focused on the history of student experiences at Indian Residential Schools in the North between 1959 and 1996. Crystal’s work makes a strong contribution to how scholars engage with Indigenous research methodologies, our understanding of Indigenous histories during the second half of the twentieth century and how northern Canada was unique.

She co-authored 150 Acts of Reconciliation, published during the 150th anniversary of Canada. She presented at A Bold Vision, a conference bringing together prominent Canadian women 150 years later.

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives.  

Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory applies to relationships, mental health, and trauma – and how we can use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.  She is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both understandable and accessible – for clinicians and curious people alike.  

Guy Felicella grew up in a middle class home in Richmond but fell into addiction at a young age. Guy spent 30 years in the repeated cycle of gangs, addiction, treatment and jail. He spent nearly 20 years residing in the two block radius in the Downtown Eastside and using many resources, including harm reduction, to keep himself alive.

Today, Guy has escaped the grips of the turmoil that kept him suffering and resides with his wife and three young children with multiple years of recovery and sobriety under his belt.


Prentis Hemphill (They/Them) is unearthing the connections between healing, community accountability and our most inspired visions for social transformation. Prentis is a therapist, somatics teacher and facilitator, political organizer, writer and the founder of The Embodiment Institute. For over 10 years, Prentis has been working with individuals and organizations during their most challenging moments of change; navigating leadership transitions, conflict, and realigning practice with values. All of this Prentis does through an embodied approach, ensuring that our intentions and ideas can be lived out and practiced in our lives and through our bodies. 

Highlights from past years

Dr Diane Poole Heller: Attachment Styles and Trauma
Diane is an expert in the field of child and adult attachment theory and trauma resolution through DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience). By healing ourselves we heal our families, our communities, and the world. She is Senior Faculty for Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® trauma work.

Gabor Maté, MD: Trauma Connection and Addiction
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

Dr Heidi Green: Self Love and World Domination
Heidi is a clinical psychologist specializing in self-esteem, self-empowerment, codependency, body image, boundaries, communication and healthy sexuality, treating depression and anxiety, issues related to parenting, divorce, trauma healing, couples, and family therapy, with cognitive, behavioral and emotionally focused therapy.

Dr James S Gordon: Transforming Trauma
James Gordon has all the creds – Harvard, the Whitehouse – and is an early pioneer in mindbody medicine. He works with large traumatized populations like people affected by war, school shootings and hurricanes. His program is simple, profound and fun!

Justin Michael Williams: Stay Woke
Justin 32, is an author, transformational speaker, and top-20 recording artist who has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness with his message of hope and empowerment. His national “Stay Woke, Give Back” tour brings mindfulness to youth in underserved communities and he has an engaged interactive community.

Nkem Ndefo: Resilience Toolkit
When you seek help for trauma, you need safe people and practical tools. Nkem offers both in her programs. She has years of experience and a grounded approach to healing, strength and resilience.

Dr Patricia Vickers: Indigenous People Transforming Trauma
Indigenous people in Canada are looking at truth, reconciliation and healing trauma in community. Patricia speaks about the dark trauma of residential schools and many ways communities are working to heal.

Pete Walker: Healing Complex PTSD
Pete is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in helping adults who were traumatized in childhood. His book, Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving deeply explores the causes of CPTSD for many survivors of traumatizing families who grew up in houses that were as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous.

Resmaa Menachem: Racialized Trauma
In his New York Times best selling book, My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa refers to people like Malcolm X and James Baldwin as having settled bodies and focused minds. The book is about racialized trauma: white body supremacy, white bodies, black bodies, and police bodies. It is a fascinating study and insight into historical trauma and how that lives in and through our bodies.

Dr Rick Hanson: Getting the Brain Onside
Getting your brain onside transforms your life. Rick combines neuropsychology and ancient contemplative wisdom. In this talk, learn practical tools to strengthen courage and create resilience.

Scott Kiloby: Kiloby Inquiry Tools Scott gives away the powerful tools he developed through five years of working with people with addiction at the Kiloby Center. The Reverse Inquiry is an example of where we pick a fight with our ego to see what’s really going on with resistance.

Dr Stephen Porges: Art and Science of Human Connection
Stephen is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of our physiological state.

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Akilah S Richards: From Schoolishness to Self-Directed Education
Akilah is passionate about Self-directed Education, mindful partnerships and conscious parenting serving as healing grounds for Black, non-Black Indigenous, and People of Color communities earthwide living in healthy, consent-based, intergenerational relationships. Podcast, Fare of the Free Child, and book Raising Free People

Catie Lynch: Reclaim Your Life From Diet Culture
Catie is a therapist and Eating Disorder Coach helping people to empower self-love, and discover their most authentic self. She guides people through the processes of self-discovery so they can engage in actions that truly make them feel good from the inside out through her Befriend Your Body and Recovery Coaching.

Dr Charles Flores: Psychedelic Treatments and Hope
Charles is a nationally certified psychotherapist, internationally certified advanced drug and alcohol counselor and psychedelics and addictions fellow who has practiced in multiple settings in the field of co-occurring disorders for 25 years. He is also a strong advocate for sexual and gender diversity as natural expressions of the human experience.

Dan McLintock: Get With DeProgram
Dan is the Co-Developer of the Kiloby Inquiries New Model of Recovery. He has an unconditionally loving and earnest approach to healing trauma, dissolving the drivers of addiction/suffering and unhooking long-held toxic beliefs about ourselves, others and the world at large. His New Method of Recovery helps people deprogram their suffering.

Dr Diane Poole Heller: Attachment Styles and Trauma
Diane is an expert in the field of child and adult attachment theory and trauma resolution through DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience). She believes that by healing ourselves we heal our families, our communities, and the world as a whole. She is Senior Faculty for Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® trauma work.

Erica C Barnett: the Myth of Rock Bottom
Erica is a Seattle-based journalist, editor of Publicola.com and author of the book Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery. Her book focuses on relapse as a part of recovery, and deconstructs some of the myths surrounding addiction that get people stuck in cycles of negative self-talk and shame.

Esk’etemc Recovery House
Our lives, our culture and our continued existence as a people are completely tied to the land occupied by our ancestors since time immemorial. Our land is a sacred trust. It is the living body of our spirituality. Our knowledge and our customs are understood and practiced through this relationship that protects and ensures our survival.

Dr Gail Parker: Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race Based Stress
Gail is a psychologist, author, and educator. She is the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, inviting everyone to explore the intersection of yoga, race and ethnicity, and to consider the psychological impact of race-based stress and trauma on our health and well-being. She invites us into deep restorative rest.

Dr Guy MacPherson: Trauma, Awareness and Addiction
Guy holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goal of raising awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is now being listened to in more than 160 countries and he launched a support program Trauma Therapist 2.0

Dr Harvey Milkman: Natural High Community Connection
Harvey is a psychology professor and principle author with Stanley Sunderwirth of “The Chemistry of Craving,” and author of “Better than Dope,” featured articles in Psychology Today. He was the director of Project Self-Discovery: Artistic Alternatives for High-Risk Youth, an impactful prison program and broke ground in harm reduction with the Iceland Project.

Dr Heidi Green: Self Love and World Domination
Heidi is a clinical psychologist specializing in self-esteem, self-empowerment, codependency, body image, boundaries, communication and healthy sexuality, treating depression and anxiety, issues related to parenting, divorce, trauma healing, couples, and family therapy, with cognitive, behavioral and emotionally focused therapy.

Jan Winhall: Polyvagal System and Addiction
Jan is a psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Focusing on Borden, a centre for teaching Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy. Jan is with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and is currently writing Treating Addiction from the Bottom Up: A Felt Sense/Polyvagal Model due out June 2021.

Justin Michael Williams: Stay Woke
Justin 32, is an author, transformational speaker, and top-20 recording artist who has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness with his message of hope and empowerment. His national “Stay Woke, Give Back” tour brings mindfulness to youth in underserved communities and he has an engaged interactive community.

Kevin Griffin: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Kevin teaches internationally and specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and a progressive understanding of the Dharma and 12 Step Recovery. 

Lynn Fraser: Releasing Trauma Out of the Body
In this interview, Lynn is being interviewed by Teri Welbrock, of the Healing Place Podcast. Lynn Fraser brings the depth of twenty two years experience teaching meditation. She specializes in holding a safe, trusted space for healing trauma in her private online sessions.

Mark Wolynn: Inherited Family Trauma
Learn how the traumas of our parents and grandparents can live in our unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts and physical symptoms—what scientists are now calling “secondary PTSD.” His best selling book, It Didn’t Start With You, is an accessible and pragmatic guide to breaking inherited family patterns.

Pete Walker: Healing Complex PTSD
Pete is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in helping adults who were traumatized in childhood. His book, Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving deeply explores the causes of CPTSD for many survivors of traumatizing families who grew up in houses that were as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous.

Dr Rhonda Freeman: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Rhonda is a clinical neuropsychologist. After personal experience, she created Neuroinstincts for men and women who were involved in toxic or abusive relationships with someone on the pathological narcissism spectrum. We all deserve real love from someone who cares deeply about us and does not derive comfort from our pain.

Sah d’Simone: Spiritually Sassy
Sah D’Simone is a spiritual guide and meditation teacher helping others live in alignment and achieve their highest potential. He is pioneering a Spiritually Sassy, heart-based healing movement rooted in science-backed, tried-and-true techniques, in which joy and authenticity illuminate the path to enlightenment.

Sixteen and Recovering: MTV
Stephen is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of our physiological state.

Dr Stephen Porges: Art and Science of Human Connection
Stephen is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of our physiological state.

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