Nevola Symposium 2019

The 33rd annual Nevola Symposium, the last in its long-time one-day format, took place at Thomas College in Waterville on June 11, 2019.  In recognition of our transition to different forms of honoring the Nevola legacy, the 2019 program was a celebration and culmination of our many years of exploring the rich inter-relationships of spirituality and health.  We assembled a group of our particularly outstanding past presenters and some energetic first-time presenters and invited them to develop interactive teaching sessions organized around this question; “What excites you in your work with spirituality and health, which you expect will chart some important direction in the years to come?”  The resulting program offered a variety of ideas and approaches drawing upon both ancient spiritual traditions and modern empirical research… reconciliation, hope, gratefulness, mindfulness, resilience, happiness, and loving service, among others… applied to both personal and professional relationships.

Here you will find a link to the Nevola Symposium 2019 Brochure  and below you will find links to many of the handouts from the program.

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


Handouts from the 2019 and concluding Nevola Symposium are available for these sessions (click on the session name):

Keynote Conversation – State of the Art and State of the Heart: Spirituality and Health in 2019 and into the Years Ahead – F. Craigie, PhD

Hearing the Spirit of Trauma: Spiritually Integrated Psychological Interventions to Promote Resilience, Healing and Growth after Traumatic Events – CA Faigin, PhD

Reconciliation in the Jewish Tradition – RM Issacs

Mindfulness Practices and Their Role in Resilience and Wellness – J Matranga, PHD, J Wilson

Intentional Practices to Foster Health and Happiness – JA Osterhout, W Jorgensen

The Role of Love in Leadership: Understanding its Transformative Potential – K Powell, RN

Philosophy, Ethics and Spirituality of Substance Use Disorders and Treatment – T Rifai, MDCM, N Bowling MDCM

Moving from Your Spiritual Autobiography to Your Soul’s Mythology – D Robinson

Hope that Endures – Hope that Sustains – M Stapleton

[updated 7-12-2019]