Welcome to Mind Heart Connect

Creating Resilient Lives. Gold Coast, Australia 5-7 May 2017.

The Gold Coast is set to host world-renowned clinical experts in the Mind-Body-Heart connection in a first for Australia’s wellness movement.

As wellness techniques such as mindfulness and meditation become increasingly accepted in mainstream, the growing clinical acceptance of the Mind-Body-Heart connection across the world represents a major therapeutic paradigm shift.

This transformational forum welcomes some of the world’s most influential experts in the Mind-Body-Heart connection.

In such a busy world, having tools to instil calm in your body is a right everyone needs, even if you’re not aware of that yet.

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Dr. David Hamilton

Keynote Speaker (UK)

Best selling author, fusing science, the mind and spiritual wisdom.

Dr. Lori

Keynote Speaker (USA)

Uniquely qualified psychotherapist, stress and trauma healing professional.

Dr Joe

Keynote Speaker (USA)

NY Times selling author of several books detailing the neuroscience of change and epigenetics.

Dr. Helena Popovic

Keynote Speaker (AUS)

Medical doctor & leading authority on improving brain function for peak health & performance.


Keynote Speaker (USA)

Internationally known for his creative & humorous use of EFT with parents & children.

Dr. Peta Stapleton

Keynote Speaker (AUS)

Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist and world leader with research in the EFT field.


Our event provides opportunities to explore and be educated by leaders in evidence-based practices of the mind, body, and heart connection through specialised workshops, inspiring presentations and tailored master classes.

Over the course of the three days, opportunities abound for attendees through networking and connecting with like-minded participants. Our exhibitor space will showcase supporting products, services and the ability to meet authors during scheduled book signings. Our event is fully catered so you can immerse yourself entirely and maximise your time at our venues.

Participants will leave the weekend with practical methods to implement in their area of interest, whether it is in their own home, workplace or community.

Here is an event overview to pass onto a friend, colleague or to assist you in convincing your boss!

Full Program Timetable Here (Click to Access)
BU Campus map for visitors (Parking details for Friday 5th at Bond University)

Friday 5th of May (Full Details)

As a VIP ticket holder, join us at Bond University for an exclusive day to start your weekend. This day is limited in number and will sell out quickly. Select your preferred workshop and immerse yourself in the teaching and learnings of our experts from 10am – 4.30pm. This will be followed by our private VIP Cocktail function with speakers and book signings, commencing at 4.30pm. Cocktail function will conclude at 6.30pm. A complementary shuttle bus service will operate between Broadbeach and Bond University.

Registration from 9am with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.

Workshops (Description) 

Dr. Helena Popovic | Boost Your Brain for Peak Performance 

Dr. Peta Stapleton | Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings and Emotional Eating

Brad Yates | Helping Kids Tap into Success and Happiness (Including the Kid in You)

Dr. David Hamilton | How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Dr. Lori Leyden | Fostering Resiliency in Turbulent Times – to Heal Ourselves, Our Children and Our World

Dr Joe Dispenza | Making Your Mind Matter

Saturday 6th of May (Full Details)

Join us at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre as we hear from our six compelling keynote speakers – 9am – 6pm. This will be an inspirational and thought provoking day, exploring the wonders of mind-body-heart connections. Spanning from heart felt, life-changing events to scientific research, they will heighten our awareness and provide practical solutions, illustrating the value of their specialties. During the breaks you will enjoy connecting with and gaining insight from our exhibitors as they share their products, experience and knowledge. Book signings will also be scheduled during these breaks. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. If you wanted to make the most of your day, a private screening of Dr. Lori Leyden’s documentary; When I Was Young I Said I Would be Happy will commence at 6pm with Q & A following and concluding at 7.30pm.

Dr. David Hamilton – I HEART ME: The Science of Self-Love

Dr. Helena Popovic – Turn Stress into Success – Stress Management in the 21st Century

Dr. Peta Stapleton – Why a Mainstream Clinical Psychologist Taps on her Face: Are we at a Tipping Point for Tapping?

Brad Yates – Tapping with Kids and Performance

Dr. Joe Dispenza – Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

Dr. Lori Leyden – Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Children, Healing Our World

Speakers may be subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 

Sunday 7th of May (Full Details)

Building on insights and knowledge shared by our keynote speakers, our final day promises to be a highlight commencing at 9am. At a conscious level we know the importance of engaging in practices of self-care, yet so many of us seem to sabotage this on a regular basis.

On this our final day, we will open with a welcome address by Dr. Peta Stapleton, Kate Helder & Dr. Lori Leyden – Shared dreams for healing ourselves, our children & our community in addition to an overview of the Mind-Body-Heart connection from a scientific point of view. To support this there will be a screening of the trailer from ‘The Science of Tapping’. We will then explore evidence-based practices in our master-classes.

The last decade has seen third wave psychotherapies emerge such as acceptance and commitment treatment, behavioral activation, mindfulness-based cognitive therapies amongst many others, which have made improvements to people’s lives. However, we believe we are now experiencing a fourth wave of therapies focused more on neural changes at a psychological and physiological level – therapies which are faster to work and last effectively over time.

EFT/tapping is one of these emerging modalities – sitting in the energy psychology field. Already researched and published in over 100 papers, EFT has demonstrated efficacy for a wide range of conditions.

The emergence of this fourth wave is certainly exciting, as it means everyone in the community is now able to access brief interventions which are non invasive, and self directed, and which can change behavior and patterns very quickly. The ability of these interventions to last over time points to the brain changes that occur with tapping.

Breaking out into our EFT/tapping master-classes will offer an opportunity to experience this technique and witness immediate benefits through participation.

You will choose one master class to attend for the day, from the following list:

Each master class will be lead by an expert in their chosen field and focus on how to use EFT/tapping for that specific area.  The master-classes are a win-win for all attendees, whether you are new to this modality or an experienced practitioner; you will gain an abundance of insights and skills.

At the conclusion of the day we will regroup for a dynamic and uplifting closing by Dr. Lori Leyden, the founder of Create Global Healing, Kate Helder and Dr. Peta Stapleton, the co-founders of Mind Heart Connect. We will share the vision of expanding the EFT community in Australia and the opportunities for collaboration and networking with like-minded individuals and businesses, supported by Mind Heart Connect resources.

Being a part of this event will leave you feeling inspired and empowered, with the potential to create a groundswell of change in your own community.

(If you are flying home on the Sunday evening, we’d suggest you allow plenty of time for transfer to your respective airport. Conclusion of the day will be no later than 5pm).


$ 875

3 Day Pass (numbers limited)
  • Full Day Exclusive Workshop (select on check out)
  • Cocktail function
  • Preferred Seating at main-stage presentations
  • Bonus Resources valued at $199 (stocks limited, so be quick)
  • EFT/Tapping Master classes
  • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea
  • Access to exhibitor resources

(Ticket Sales Close 27th April)


CLASSIC 2 DAY PASS Classic Ticket

$ 550

2 Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Main-stage presentations
  • EFT/Tapping Master classes
  • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea
  • Access to exhibitor resources

(Ticket Sales Close 27th April)


Event Host

Your MC for Saturday is the dynamic Glenn Mackintosh, known as ‘The Weight Psych’, and is adding incredible value to this season’s The Biggest Loser: Transformed.

Glenn is the founder and principal psychologist at Weight Management Psychology in Queensland and we are thrilled he’s part of our offerings.


Join an ever expanding global movement – here’s what the experts have to say;

EFT offers great healing benefits.

Deepak ChopraAuthor of more than 80 books including 22 New York Times bestsellers.

EFT is destined to be the top healing tool for the 21st Century.

Cheryl Richardson NY Times Best Selling Author.

Nothing comes closer to 'magic' than the positive results I have personally witnessed using EFT on thousands of my patients who suffered from physical and emotional pain and illness.

Dr. MercolaFouder of mercola.com, most visited natural health site globally.

What’s interesting about EFT is that it is a process that really, in some sense engages … like super learning. And super learning is like pushing the record button on the subconscious mind.

Bruce LiptonBest selling author and internationally recognised leader in bridging science and spirit.

I’ve used Tapping for years and highly recommend it!

Joe Vitale Best Selling Author

I’ve been Tapping for years and have found it to be a pivotal tool in creating the life of my dreams. This information is essential if you want to live your best life!

Jack CanfieldBest Selling Author

In the Media

Over recent months there has been increased main- stream media exposure, ranging from television news reports on the latest research, radio interviews, to full-page articles in supplementary newspaper magazines and other “self-help” publications.


Mind Heart Connect | Creating Resilient Lives

Gold Coast, Australia 5-7 May 2017


The event will be held at 2 different locations on the Gold Coast, Australia.

  • The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach. QLD. 4218
  • Bond University 14 University Drive, Robina. QLD. 4226


Mind Heart Connect evolved with the collaboration of Assistant Prof. Peta Stapleton (Bond University), Dr Lori Leyden (Create Global Healing) &
Kate Helder (Author and Creator of toolboxtime™).

We look forward to the launch of Project LIGHT: Australia and it’s upcoming programs.

Create Global Healing - Project LIGHT: Australia

Project LIGHT: Australia will launch during our event and the week following Dr Lori Leyden and her team will be running a three day event Project LIGHT Australia – Robinvale, Victoria. Imagine Robinvale as a beacon of light and hope throughout Australia and the world, as a model community for healing transgenerational trauma and cultural integration.

Make sure you like our Facebook page and we’ll ensure you are kept up to date with our progress.

We invite you to watch this short movie trailer, showcasing some of the projects being undertaken globally. 


We are thrilled to welcome our first Youth Ambassador, Ellie Colquhoun from Melbourne, who has already commenced fundraising initiatives to support the launch of Project LIGHT; Australia. Ensure you join the Mailing List, so you will be the first to hear our updates and the announcement of our Australian benefactor.  READ MORE


Sponsors, Exhibitors & Partnerships

Join us with this exciting opportunity for collaboration

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who should attend Mind Heart Connect?

EVERYONE in the community will benefit from attending this event. 

Professionals in primary medical and allied health disciplines including general practitioners, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, performance and coaching experts will particularly benefit. Students and recent graduates from psychology/health/medicine related disciplines will also learn and benefit.

Whether we’re leading a team, a classroom or a family, we can all benefit from using the skills of EFT/tapping promoting self-awareness, authenticity and compassion.

Everyone who participates in the event will receive a Certificate of Attendance indicating hours attended. This may be used for self recorded professional development requirements.

Why has EFT/tapping been chosen for the master class sessions?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method. EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on acupuncture points.

Over 20 clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems.

“Nothing comes closer to ‘magic’ than the positive results I have personally witnessed using EFT on thousands of my patients who suffered from physical and emotional pain and illness.” Dr. Mercola – Founder of mercola.com, most visited natural health site globally.

Is EFT/tapping evidence based?

In a critical review published in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) journal Review of General Psychology in 2012, researchers found that EFT “consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions.” http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/gpr/16/4/364/

EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals…

EFT research includes investigators affiliated with many different institutions – these range from Harvard Medical School, to the University of California at Berkeley, to City University of New York, to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, to Texas A&M University, to JFK University. Institutions in other countries whose faculty have contributed to EFT research include Staffordshire University (United Kingdom), Lund University (Sweden), Ankara University (Turkey), Santo Tomas University (Philippines), Lister Hospital (England), Cesar Vallejo University (Peru), Bond University (Australia) and Griffith University (Australia).

As this event is being held over a weekend, I would like to bring my family. Are children able to attend? What activities are available for children?

While we support the idea of travelling with children and having family time, this 3 day event is best suited for people aged 15 years and over. In order to maximise your time and learning during the event, we strongly suggest you attend without younger children.  There are no child-care facilities provided, and any teens attending with you will also need to purchase a registration to attend sessions.

How will I benefit by participating in this event?

This is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders in the field, and hear the evidence behind these techniques. You will walk away not just with knowledge and skill, but with a personal experience of HOW the techniques work. If you have experience with EFT/tapping, this is a perfect opportunity to up skill, network and explore collaborative efforts.

Everyone who participates in the event will receive a Certificate of Attendance indicating hours attended. This may be used for self recorded professional development requirements.

I am new to EFT/tapping. Will I still benefit from attending?

Absolutely! You will learn about tapping from a newcomer’s perspective and develop enough knowledge to be able to use the technique yourself.

Everyone who participates in the event will receive a Certificate of Attendance indicating hours attended. This may be used for self recorded professional development requirements.

What travel options are available for attendees?

The Gold Coast is a network hub located in south-east Queensland, 80km from the state’s capital of Brisbane. The city is serviced by two international airports:

Gold Coast Airport – 20 minutes, drive south from GCCEC –www.goldcoastairport.com.au
Brisbane Airport – 1 hour drive north from GCCEC –www.brisbaneairport.com.au

If you require assistance, please contact our preferred travel agent tracey@travelwithtracey.com.au

I am travelling to your event from out of town, is accommodation available in close proximity?

Yes – There are a wide range of hotels and conference venues on the Gold Coast and we have arranged special deals with these hotels close to the venues. On booking your ticket, when you proceed to check out, you will have the ability to access these specials.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino
Superior Deluxe Room $259

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Hinterland View Guest Room $240
Ocean View Guest Room $300

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
Classic River View Room $299

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
Superior Ocean View Room – Single Occupancy – Incl. breakfast for 1 $225
Superior Ocean View Room – Dual Occupancy – Incl. breakfast for 2 $245

Few destinations have such a multitude of accommodation options. The Gold Coast boasts an extensive range of accommodation from first class five star hotels to golf resorts, mountain lodges and serviced apartments.

The Surfers Paradise precinct (8km radius) allows guests to choose from more than 27,000 accommodation options – all easily accessible via the Gold Coast’s G:Link light rail system.

Is food provided for attendees?

Yes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included.


Mind Heart Connect | Creating Resilient Lives

Gold Coast, Australia 5-7 May 2017