Connection, Learning & Celebration

Mercy By The Sea - Retreat & Conference Center 

Seascape: A private Retreat House


167 Neck Rd, Madison, CT

September 27-29, 2019

For anyone who has faced the challenges of cancer

and is interested in integrative health and the mind body spirit connection.

Come join us in a very special place for a life-changing experience.

Juicing, Medicinal Teas, Meditation, Qigong, Energy Psychology – EFT, Journaling…

Spend time with the experts, learn their secrets and

celebrate finding your power to heal. 


Yvette Whitton, N.D. Director, Adonai Optimal Health & Wellness,

Naturopathic & Integrative Oncology, Madison CT   


Bernie Siegel, M.D. Best Selling Author of “Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients” 


Henry Grayson, PhD Energy Medicine Psychology – EFT,

Author of “Your Power to Heal”


Kahseim Outlaw, M.A. Integrative Health Wellness Educator, Meditation, Nutrition, Program Coordinator for Integrative Health M.A. Degree Program at

The Graduate Institute


Susan Strickland, M.A. Integrative Health Wellness Educator, 

Stress Management, Program Coordinator for

Integrative Health M.A Program at

The Graduate Institute

Enrollment is limited to 13 guests

to allow for an enriched experience for participants.

$675 includes meals & shared room with one other guest. Inquire for commuter rate. 

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postponed - due to Covid19

The Healing Power

of Sound Retreat

Presented by

Knowledge EMPOWERS Wellness


Smith Farm Gardens

60 Smith Road

East Haddam, CT

Sunday, March 22, 2020

11am - 5pm

Join us for

Tea & Meditation

Drum Circle

A Light Healthy Lunch

Community Zoom Lecture by Dr. Sergey Sorin:

Biogenics &

Binaural Beats


A Sound Healing Session

Space Limited - 


TO Register: TICKETS

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Kahseim Outlaw, M.A. has a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health, is the Co-Founder and Wellness Director for Knowledge Empowers Wellness, Retreat Leader, Key note Speaker, Author, Certified Yoga Instructor, MBSR trained – Mind Based Stress Reduction, and is a Wellness High School Educator. kahseimoutlaw.com/consciousness.

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Susan Strickland, M.A. has a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health,  is the Co-Founder and Wellness Director for Knowledge Empowers Wellness, Retreat Leader, Internship at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital– Arts For Healing Department, facilitator of Art Workshops, Certificate in Stress Management, Certificate in Energy Medicine, Certificate in The Science of Well Being, Yale University.

Binaural Beats & Biogenics Lecture:

Sergey Sorin, M.D., DABFM is a Board Certified Physician with extensive clinical experience with various aspects of conventional healthcare, Author, Co-Host of the Shealy-Sorin Wellness radio show, keynote speaker at national & international conferences on holistic health & wellness, CEO & Medical Director of the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute. 


Medicinal Teas & Mocktails:

Deana Dotson, M.A. has a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health, she is a Visual Arts School Teacher, is presently enrolled in the certification of the Art and Science of Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and has completed an internship with Dr. Artemis Morris in herbal medicine making, using both Western and Chinese herbs.

Drum Circle Facilitators:

Mark Zarrillo, M.A., Master Drummer is a versatile drummer, percussionist, drum circle leader and sound therapy practitioner. He holds an M.A. in Humanities from SUNY at Buffalo, has traveled to Guinea for a drumming and culture intensive, and is a trained HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator. 



Eric, Korp, M.A. is from Southington, CT. has been playing drums and flute for over 20 years and has been leading drum circles for more than 10 years. Eric is also a Physical Education Teacher, and is also a "certified" smile creator! 

Sound Healer:

Kelvin YoungSound Healer Owner and Founder at Kelvin Young Sounds, LLC. Kelvin  discovered that the sounds of the crystal & Tibetan singing bowls & gongs calmed his mind, relaxed his body & nourished his soul. He has studied sound healing with Master Sound Healers, Paul Hubbert of the Holographic Sound & Inner Balance, and Satya Brat Jaiswal of the International Academy of Sound Healing. Kelvin has also studied with Brian Luke Seaward of Inspiration Unlimited, a renowned international expert in the field of holistic stress management. And, Kelvin received his recovery coach certification from CT Community for Addiction Recovery. (CCAR) https://kelvinbyoung.com/

Resident Chef:

Randy Colin, M.A. has a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health, Personal chef and owner of her own catering company, and, is a High School Culinary and Baking Instructor.

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About the Community Zoom Biogenics/Sound Lecture with Sergey Sorin, M.D. -

Sound: According to Nicholas Tesla quote:

"If you want to understand the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” 

Sound is a great example, including the amazing effect it has on the human mind and brain, our 3 lbs personal universe!  Today, we will cover how Binaural Beats and Gamma based sound technology can enhance and empower a person to be at their very best, including the science but also the application of the science including the Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain and mind to learn, evolve and set new patterns and thus possibilities. 

Combining Sound and Frequencies with the Biogenics (TM) self-regulation and Central Nervous System (CNS) as well as Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) retraining, which began as a PhD project in 1974, in Humanistic Psychology by Norman Shealy, MD, one of the founding fathers of the Holistic Movement, with well over 32,000 successful outcomes where everything else has failed, is a very powerful modality.  We will cover the various aspects of the Biogenics (TM) system for self-regulation, including: Sensory Biofeedback (getting in touch and sending positive feedback to the physical body and sensations), Emotional and Mental, and Spiritual aspects.  This Holistic Approach to the Human Being incorporates true scientific approach with a personalized, heart-felt celebration of the best that humanity has to offer.  This includes reaching our true potential and optimizing every single moment of the precious experience of life. Those who partake in this workshop will also get the benefit of 20% off the Biogenics downloads on https://normshealy.shop/collections/biogenics

About The Sound Healing Session facilitated by Kelvin Young - 

Take the time to relieve stress, find inner peace and balance through the transformative powers of sound. During a session, Sound Healer, Kelvin Young utilizes the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gong, ocean drum, chimes and other healing tools to activate the relaxation response to calm your mind, relax your body, feel your emotions and nourish your soul. The meditative sounds promotes healing from chronic stress, muscle tension, addictive behaviors, energetic blockages, unprocessed trauma, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD and other stress-related chronic health conditions. Be still, go within and

connect with your inner wisdom for insight, guidance and inspiration.

About The Far Reaching Healing Potential of a Drum Circle - 

Drumming boosts the immune system

Drumming reduces stress

Group drumming not only reduces but reverses 19 switches at the genomic level that turn on the hormonal stress response believed responsible for causing common diseases.
Drumming reduces blood pressure/stress/anxiety

Drumming may improve cardiovascular health.

Group drumming improves depression, anxiety and social resilience

Drumming increase brain white matter & executive cognitive function

Drumming reduces pain

The act of drumming – as opposed to passively listening – elevates the pain threshold and is

connected with endorphin release.
Drumming reduces the symptoms of PTSD

Playing Big Drum