Current Year

I’m delighted to give you updated information about the Nevola Symposium, June 11, at Thomas College in Waterville.

The title for the day is

The 33rd and Concluding Nevola Symposium
Spirituality and Health:  Celebrating Our Past, Looking at Compelling Directions into the Years Ahead

In celebration of the history and tradition of Nevola Symposia, we have developed a special program.  We are bringing back a number of people who have been exceptional presenters over the years… as well as some remarkable first-time presenters… to reflect on subjects in spirituality and health that excite them and that can chart some promising directions into the future.

Sessions for the day:

Optional pre-symposium lovingkindness meditation [Nancy Kelley]

Keynote Conversation: State of the Art and State of the Heart: Spirituality and Health in 2019 and into the Years Ahead [Frederic Craigie, PhD]


  • Hearing the Spirit of Trauma: Spiritually Integrated Psychological Interventions to Promote Resilience, Healing, and Growth after Traumatic Events [Carol Ann Faigin, PhD]
  • Reconciliation in the Jewish Tradition [Rabbi Rachel M. Isaacs]
  • Mindfulness Practices and Their Role in Resilience and Wellness [Jeff Matranga, PhD, ABPP, and Jeri Wilson, E-RYT-500]
  • Integrating spirituality in the day to day practice of health care [Barbara Ann Moss, DO, MPH, FACOFP and Rick Hobbs, MD, FAAFP, FAAMA]
  • Intentional Practices to Foster Health and Happiness [Joy Anne Osterhout, MS, MCHES, RYT and Wendy Jorgensen, PA, MHP]
  • The Role of Love in Leadership: Understanding its Transformative Potential [Kandyce Powell RN, MSN]
  • Philosophy, Ethics and Spirituality of Substance Use Disorders and Treatment [Taunia Rifai, MDCM and Nathaniel Bowling, MDCM]
  • Moving from your Spiritual Autobiography to Your Soul’s Mythology [Daniel Robinson, PharmD]
  • Hope that Endures – Hope that Sustains [Marguerite Stapleton]

Afternoon interactive keynote: Coming Together to Explore What’s Next [Frederic Craigie, PhD and colleagues]

Optional Labyrinth Walk, MaineGeneral Augusta Campus [Barbara Ann Moss, DO, MPH, FACOFP]

And, of course as usual, we’ll have live music, good food, exhibits and networking opportunities.

Brochures, with complete session and registration information, will be available in the second half of April and I will post the additional information here, as well.  If you would like to receive email updates and you are not presently on our email lists, you can send your name and email address to Ann Byron at

Stay tuned, and I look forward to sharing in this final annual Nevola Symposium with you in June.

Best regards,


Frederic C. Craigie, Jr., PhD
Founder, Nevola Symposium
Licensed Psychologist/Emeritus Faculty, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Visiting Associate Professor, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

[updated 3-11-2019]