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I’m delighted to make available final program and registration information for the 2019 Nevola Symposium.

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

Tuesday, June 11, at Thomas College in Waterville, ME

You will find detailed information in the 2019 Nevola brochure: Nevola Symposium 2019 Program

Registration is now open.  You can download, print and fill out the registration page (p. 11 of the brochure) and mail it in as described.

This final Nevola Symposium in its current one-day format will be a celebration and culmination of our many years of exploring the rich inter-relationships of spirituality and health.  I’m honored to share the morning keynote presentation/conversation, and you may recognize in the program a number of other people who have been exceptional presenters over the years… along with some remarkable first-time presenters… who will reflect in workshops on subjects in spirituality and health that excite them and that can chart some promising directions into the future.

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

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, (5:30 PM) MaineGeneral Augusta Campus [Barbara Ann Moss, DO, MPH, FACOFP]


It should be a meaningful and energizing day together and I’ll hope to see you there.

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 4-4-2019]