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Reflections Radio/TV Guest Bios
James Van Auken a graduate of St. Leo University, is a mindfulness practitioner and the Director of Atlantic University (A.U.). A faculty member for A.U. and the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, he has studied mindfulness with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and mindfulness-based stress reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences.
Jan L. Watkins, JD, MSW, is a coach and psychotherapist whose practice integrates traditional and nontraditional modalities, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other energy psychology techniques. Jan is an international EFT Universe expert practitioner, trainer, and mentor. She contributed to the Clinical EFT Handbook, Volume 1. Learn more about Jan at janwatkins.com.
Jason Parker, PhD, MHt, has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. He taught psychology at Virginia Tech and is currently serving as a senior lecturer of psychology for Old Dominion University. He is a former research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of stress on cancer and cardiovascular disease. A psychologist and counselor who has worked as a master hypnotherapist for over 20 years, he has over 1,000 hours of experience in hypnotherapy and past-life regression therapy. A long-time member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Dr. Parker helped found the hypnotherapy services offered through the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, where he was a staff therapist for over ten years.
A popular speaker and teacher at A.R.E., he is known for his lively, interactive presentations and depth of knowledge as well as his sense of humor. He has trained in hypnosis, releasement, and regression techniques with Dr. Helen Crawford, Dr. William Baldwin, Rev. Judith Baldwin, Dr. Allen Chips, and others, and studied hypnosis and the treatment of pain at Virginia Tech. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise in psychology and hypnosis as a commentator and analyst on numerous local and national radio and television programs.
He is a features presenter at A.R.E. Headquarters Conferences in Virginia Beach including the upcoming 2018 Foundations in Hypnosis Training and Certification Course scheduled for March 4-9, 2018. For details, please visit EdgarCayce.org/conferences.
Dr. J.P. Amonte is the Lead Clinician for the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa in Virginia Beach. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer West Chiropractic College in March, 2011. With a Cayce-based philosophy, he integrates healing techniques including manipulation, massage, therapeutic exercise, and nutritional counseling in his Cayce/Reilly-based Chiropractic and Manual Therapy sessions. “True holistic healing must address the body, mind, and spirit of the individual.” A lifelong student of the Edgar Cayce readings, Dr. Amonte has been an A.R.E. member since he was five years old. He began intensively studying the readings after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2002 with a major in psychology and a minor in biochemistry. He then graduated from Cayce/Reilly School of Massage in 2004 and currently serves as faculty there, teaching several classes. In April 2006, he was trained by Dr. Allen Chips at the A.R.E and received his certification in hypnotherapy. He is a regular presenter at the Survey Lecture in Virginia Beach headquarters. Hugh Lynn Cayce began the free daily "Survey" Lecture program to introduce A.R.E. visitors to the array of topics from the Edgar Cayce readings. That tradition continues today with a free daily film, tour, and lecture at our Virginia Beach campus. For current schedule, visit our Virginia Beach events page.
Jerry Lazarus, MA, is a spiritual counselor, author, and speaker who presents for A.R.E. nationwide. He has a master's degree in religion and meditation, and lectures on meditation, dreams, and other topics. The dream columnist for Venture Inward magazine, he has published numerous articles and also teaches a course on dreams at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University. He is the author of Dreams: Listening to the Voice of God, and his website is jerrylazarus.com.
Jim B. Tucker, MD, is Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies with children who report memories of previous lives. His first book on the research, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives, has been translated into ten languages. His most recent book, Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives, tells the stories of recent American cases. His website is JimBTucker.com.
Jim Dixon was actively involved in the work of the Association for Research and Enlightenment from 1956 until his death in 2011. Moving from Texas to Virginia Beach in January 1993, Jim joined the A.R.E. headquarters staff, serving as Manager of the Search for God study group department for 3 years before expanding his duties to become a Representative for the Search for God Program and as roving ambassador for the A.R.E. Jim traveled throughout the United States, Canada and other countries, offering lecture programs, conferences, seminars and retreats based upon the readings. He also served as a member of the A.R.E. Board of Trustees for two terms.
Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator, equestrian, and author of Communication with All Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator, and several other titles on this topic. She is the founder of Communication with All Life University. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio, and shares her abilities as a communicator and healer in workshops across the country.
is a respected expert on the topic of reincarnation, as well as soul writing, which she describes as a written form of meditation. She has been actively involved with Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) since 1987 and has been the Coordinator for the A.R.E. Charlottesville, VA team since August 2008. She earned her Masters in Transpersonal Studies degree and her Spiritual Mentor certification through Atlantic University. Her thesis on inspirational writing served as the basis of her first esoteric book: Soul Writing: Conversing with your Higher Self. Joanne has been professionally pursuing past-life research and therapy for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the Eastern Institute of Hypnotherapy, completed additional training in hypnosis at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL and studied under Dr. Irene Hickman, a pioneer in the field of non-directive hypnotherapy. Her most current books include, I Did It To Myself…Again! New Life-Between-Lives Case Studies Show How Your Soul’s Contract is Guiding Your Life and Edgar Cayce and the Unfulfilled Destiny of Thomas Jefferson Reborn.