Presidents report 2017 and meet our new executive committee

On Saturday 21st October we held our 2017 Annual General Meeting, a Presidents and Treasurers report was read and new executive committee sworn in.

International Board Executive

President: Bianca Moeschinger

VicePresident: Angelique Christina

Secretary: Priscilla W Hole

Treasurer: Gillian Maddigan

Canadian Executive Committee

(please note these titles represent equivalent to)

Canadian President – Cynthia Jones

Canadian Vice President – Lorrel Elian

Canadian Secretary – Robin Daoust

Socials – Erin Chaba and Erin Ulmer

Assistant – Tommoaso Biaslolo

International Information Technology/Website and Help Desk

Lorien Grimmer

Bookkeeper: Marilyn Crossley


Presidents Report – Written by Bianca Moeschinger Oct 2017

International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy (INTAPT) Executive Annual General Meeting President’s Report 2017

We started the year with a strong new Executive; we also expanded our committee to Canada, appointing 3 new Canadian positions.

Over the year we have had 2 resignations of positions. Marilyn Crossley left her Treasurer role early in the year, Melanie McMahon resigned as International Liaison. We thank them both for their time, offering and service to the community.

Our team has comprised of myself, Gillian Maddigan as Treasurer (with Marilyn Crossley staying on as Bookkeeper), Angelique Christina as Vice President, Priscilla Hole as Secretary, Carole Friesen as Marketing, Cynthia Jones as Canadian President, Lorrel Elian as Vice President and Erin Ulmer as Canadian Secretary. We have also had Lorien Grimmer as our IT/website and Helpdesk.

Our membership numbers are currently at 58. We have lost a few members who have chosen new paths and no longer require the membership, however, we have picked up some members who have been in the Psychosomatic Community for years and are now wishing to reignite their careers. We are also gaining a lot of membership from new practitioners and students.

We have reviewed the Professional development structure and brought it into more international alignment. We have made it wide and varying to allow all practitioners and teachers the opportunity to achieve their points. We have also created a more modern structure allowing for technology, online forums, book reviews, talks etc. As part of the professional development structure, we have made it compulsory for all practitioners and teachers to have a minimum of a first aid certificate and professional indemnity insurance.

This adjustment has meant that some people who fit the category of Practitioner and or teacher, but are not practicing, now fit into the associate category. It has become our focus that the practitioners and teachers that are registered with us and that we promote are doing continuing development and are actually active in their profession.

We have spent a lot of time this year creating forums and online tools for our members and also the public:

  • We have turned our bi-annual conference into an annual online Symposium
  • We are now doing bi-monthly Facebook lives from our broader teaching community
  • Our Practitioners page has become a centre point for sharing, connecting and development. Our numbers have reached nearly 300.

As you may have noticed our newsletters have been less frequent than last year. We have been communicating more actively through to the Facebook practitioner’s page, unless we have something specific for members only.

We have just completed our very first online Symposium. We had 16 of our registered international teachers and practitioners participate via interview format. We also provided a live Questions and Answers after their interview had aired.

Through this exercise:

  • We achieved a reach of over 200,000 people across the world (200,000 individual people saw our ads in their feeds – this is great for generating awareness and exposure for our profession).
  • Our online advertising videos were viewed over 25,000 times
  • We picked up just over 300 registrations for the Symposium.
  • We now have a product that will remain live for 12 months until the next symposium is launched. This product costs $79 USD.

The goal behind the symposium, was to create a product that could give the public a look into to Psychosomatic Therapy, it was also a tool that our community could use to reignite their flame from within and see what some of their community were and are doing. It was also an exercise in bringing some of our most experienced members together and share knowledge, ideas, stories across the community. I have had comments around how perceptions of various people have changed. The Symposium was also useful in showing new practitioners the various ways in which Psychosomatics is applied. The Symposium required a lot of work, effort and expertise. I would like to thank all involved and especially those who performed key technical tasks – Lorien Grimmer (website / IT), Tomasz Pietkiewicz (Filming, editing and uploads) and Priscilla W Hole (project management) This work will be built upon in the future and we hope to expand this offering.

At this point I also want to mention and commend people for taking the initiative in running Facebook lives. This is the brainchild of Gillian Maddigan. These sessions have been informative, enlightening and useful to have on our pages.

We as an Executive have worked very hard this year to achieve these goals and ultimately create more exposure and community. We have met every week, sometimes twice a week and stayed up until crazy hours of the night. I feel we have achieved a gold star and I want to thank the team. It has been an exceptional year full of growth, achievement and results. I feel the strength in this community and I feel now we are working together to expand our profession and knowledge base in a more grounded way.

I wish to thank the Executive, the College and all of our members.

Bianca Moeschinger

President INTAPT 2017

 

Wisdom of the Body Mind online Symposium – Members deal!!

Become a member of the

International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy (INTAPT)

or

Renew your membership prior to 30th September 2017

and

get an instant upgrade to the Wisdom of the Body Mind online Symposium…


The symposium will start on the 6th of October 2017 and run for 7 days.

There will be 16 interviews with some of our best Psychosomatic Therapy Teachers, Practitioners and those who are living and breathing the work to overcome illness or disease.

2 interviews will be released a day, the video’s will stay live for 24 hours, with a live Q&A following the interviews.

Your INTAPT membership will entitle you to upgrade and listen to the interviews for up to 12 months including the recorded live Q&A’s. You will also receive a FREE Gift from each of the presenters.

To Join INTAPT or to renew, please follow this link.. Payment must be received by 30th September to get the upgrade.

 

Your Membership annual fees start from:

$50 for Associates,

$100 for practising Practitioners 

$150 for practising Teachers

To register for the Wisdom of the Body Mind online Symposium please follow this link

The Wisdom of the Body Mind Symposium is FREE.. for 7 days

The upgrade costs $79.00 for non members…

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting Notice 2017

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We are Reading at the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival March 17th to 19th 2017


We will be face reading at the MBS in Brisbane Friday 17th March to Sunday 19th March.  

The Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival has FREE ENTRY, you must book online here to get your FREE ENTRY ticket, get your free entry ticket here  

Please Pre book your Face reading as we get booked out quickly.  To book please email Priscilla at secretary@intapt.com

Our Readers are:

Angelique Christina

Priscilla Hole

Natalie Wagner

Melanie Hughes

Click on name above for more information on our readers.

We look forward to seeing you at our stand H11, on Friday March 17th through to Sunday March 19th.  

We are offering:

10 minute face reading for $30

OR

20 minute face reading for $50 including face split photo (this is our most popular offering as it gives you a snap shot of exactly what is happening in your masculine and feminine marriage with yourself)

We are Face Reading at the Melbourne Mind Body Spirit Festival


We will be face reading at the MBS in Melbourne Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November.  

The Melbourne Mind Body Spirit Festival has FREE ENTRY, get your free entry ticket here

Please Pre book your Face reading as we get booked out quickly.

Our Readers are:

Bianca Moeschinger – Master Teacher Trainer of Psychosomatic Therapy +61 449 888 688 www.biancamoeschinger.com

Robyn Jordan- Practitioner of Psychosomatic Therapy, Past Life Regression Therapist +61 434 353 750 robynjordan@hotmail.com

 

Mel - Registered Practitioner Psychosomatic Therapy

Melanie McMahon – Registered Practitioner Psychosomatic Therapy from Gold Coast

Marilyn Crossley Practitioner of Psychosomatic Therapy +61 407 475 296

Marilyn Crossley
Practitioner of Psychosomatic Therapy
+61 407 475 296

 

Click on the above photos to see more details about our readers.
We look forward to seeing you at our stand F04, on Friday November 18th through to Sunday November 20th.  

We are offering:

10 minute face reading for $30

OR

20 minute face reading for $50 including face split photo (this is our most popular offering as it gives you a snap shot of exactly what is happening in your masculine and feminine marriage with yourself)

Buy a Face Reading Gift Voucher for a Friend.

Presidents Report 2016 and Meet our new executive committee.

On Saturday 22nd October we held our 2016 Annual General Meeting, a Presidents and Treasurers report was read and new executive committee sworn in. We are very excited to announce that this year we have integrated a Canadian executive to the team.

International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy Executive committee:

President: Bianca Moeschinger

VicePresident: Angelique Christina

Secretary: Priscilla Hole

Treasurer: Marilyn Crossley

Newsletter: Position Vacant

Marketing: Carole Friesen

Marketing: Ida Hanim Kamaruddin Schien

International Liaison: Melanie McMahon

Website/IT: Lorien Grimmer

Membership Committee: Priscilla Hole

2017 Conference Co-ordinator: Position Vacant

Canadian Executive

Canadian President – Cynthia Jones

Canadian Secretary – Erin Ulmer


Presidents Report – Written by Bianca Moeschinger Oct 2016

International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy (INTAPT) Executive Annual General Meeting President’s Report 2016

My mission for taking on the position of President of the International Association of Psychosomatic therapy was and is to create unity, to create a place where everyone who has been touched by this modality can come, join, be and liaise. This profession has so much merit in so many ways.

It is my purpose to have Psychosomatic therapy seen and recognised as a established therapy and widely accepted as many other therapies before it. In a profound way this therapy allows people to look in and become the master of their own domain. It allows them to making clear decisions in their own will about their journey and fate. Unlike other therapies where the professional is the expert and healer and the individual a passive subject, psychosomatic therapy empowers the individual to be the master of their own body and to be fully active, aware and involved in its expression, healing and development.

Mainstream Medicine and Psychosomatic Therapy can and do coexist. When an individual becomes empowered and aware they can source various modalities as required, in an active rather than passive way. Whether that is meditation, yoga, acupuncture, physiotherapy or mainstream medicine.

We started the year with a strong new Executive, fresh faces, ambition and ideas. When taking on this role we found that it took us a while to get into the rhythm of how the committee and the profession operated. The love and devotion that has gone into building this association since 2003 is apparent. A lot of previous Executive committees have worked really hard to create something with substance, structure and form for all of the members no matter how small our membership might be. We all believe in this work and that is why we all freely offer our time.

Over the year we have had 3 resignations of positions. Sabina Ivankovic left her secretary role early in the year, Fulvia Galigani resigned as newsletter editor and Vicki Delpero left later in the year as vice president. We thank them all for their time, offering and service to the community. Our team has been myself, Marilyn Crossley as Treasurer, Melanie McMahon as International Liaison and Carole Friesen as Marketing.

Our membership numbers for last year were 71 and as at today we have 49 who have just renewed and we have 10 new members who have joined us for the first time. We anticipate that majority of our members will renew before the end of November 2016, which will bring our membership number to around 81.

In alignment with the renewal of membership we have rolled out the Professional Development criteria in accordance with the Psychosomatic Therapy College’s accreditation requirements. We have had a slow response so far with only 20% of members reporting their development hours.

We have spent a lot of time this year upgrading the website to make it more interactive for our members:

  • Our Events and training section now lists all teachers events and up and coming festivals that we are attending throughout Australia, Canada and New Zealand with Malaysia coming on board. These events include Certificate III, Masters and Teachers as well as shorter courses offered by our teachers in the basics or more advanced levels of Psychosomatic Therapy in a more subject concentrated area. We also have a list of our accredited and registered teachers globally.
  • We have created a mentorship page to list our teachers who are offering this service; this is to create more opportunity for our members to achieve their professional development hours.

As part of our offering to the membership we have been sending out newsletters every 2 months to keep members informed of what is happening and also to invite members to get involved. A public newsletter has also been sent out to our public database, which has increased by 30% since the new Executive was appointed. One of our goals is to have a healthy and increasing in members database. Our Public newsletter is sent out without bias, if your event, podcast, YouTube, book or the like is on our website we will promote it. We are always looking for fresh and exciting Psychosomatic related offerings.

We have created an Event & Festival Kit for our members who wish to read faces and liaise with the public about Psychosomatic Therapy. Our members can use the Kit if they wish to have a stand at a festival or event. The kit contains banners; face reading tablets, appointment booking software and tablet, eftpos machine and the like, for our members to run a fully functioning stand. Last year we were at the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Mind Body & Spirit festivals.

One of our greatest successes this year is the International Psychosomatic Therapy Practitioners Facebook group page; we established this page to bring together everyone who has sat the 10 day Psychosomatic Therapy training, whether they were a member or not. This page is designed to discuss all things related to Psychosomatics and to connect people from all over the world while discovering what they are doing with the therapy. We currently have 196 members on the page; all our registered teachers are admins of this page and are encouraged to add their students once they complete the training.

We have recently established a Canadian Association of Psychosomatic Therapy; they will look after Canada and have monthly meetings with our President and International Liaison. This Association was established to give more support to our Canadian members. It is also to re-establish connections with the hundreds of students who have been touched by this therapy and bring them back together. We are aiming to create more exposure at Festivals across Canada and eventually hold a conference there.

We have partially created an online summit this year in partnership with the College. This created some internal challenges around the direction and flow this work needed to take. It was decided that we would put the summit on hold for the moment and roll it out over time with the right energy and the right team behind it. With good intention we wish to launch The Psychosomatic Therapy Summit in 2017 in partnership with the College.

Moving forward, we have a large Executive committee about to be voted in. We are looking forward to the 2017 psychosomatic therapy conference to be held in sunny Queensland. We are designing the conference around the experience with the theme of unity in mind. It will be a fun and interactive conference at a retreat centre where we can all get involved and meet some fellow Psychosomatic Therapy colleagues.

We are developing an online shop that will have books, podcasts and Psychosomatic Therapy based products for sale.

We will continue to improve our online resources and newsletters while building our community. This year we will approach private health insurance companies to make a play for acceptance. We will make our professional development procedure more clear, concise and accepted.

I wish to thank the Executive, the College and all of our members.

Bianca Moeschinger

President INTAPT 2016

You’re invited and our nominees are….

You are invited to our Annual General meeting (you must be a current financial member of INTAPT, join here).

It will be held on Saturday the 22nd of October at 249 Domain Road, South Yarra VIC, it will start at 10.00am est, you can join via the web also.

On completion of the meeting we will all be going to lunch at The Botanical on Domain Road, South Yarra at approximately 12.00pm.

Can those who wish to attend the meeting in person or online please email Marilyn at treasurer@intapt.com

Our nominees for executive committee roles for the 2016/2017 year are as follows:

International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy

President – Bianca Moeschinger
Vice President – Angelique Christina
Treasurer – Marilyn Crossley
Secretary – Priscilla Hole
International Liaison – Mel McMahon
Marketing – Carole Friesen
Marketing – Ida Hanim Kamaruddin Schien
Website/IT Assistant – Lorien Grimmer
Newsletter Editor – Vacant

Canadian Executive

President – Cynthia Jones
Secretary – Erin Ulmer

All the above Positions will be voted on and confirmed at the annual general meeting. Bianca Moeschinger our current President will do her annual report as will Marilyn Crossley our Treasurer.

If you are interested in the role of newsletter editor, please email Mel here, this role is still vacant. We would love to see another join our team.

We would love to see you on Saturday 22nd October for our AGM and some lunch..

The INTAPT Executive

The Agenda for the AGM can be found via this link

AGM Executive Job Descriptions

The Annual General Meeting is approaching and nominations for our next executive committee will close on the 30th September 2016.  We want you to join our team. What better way to serve your Psychosomatic community than as part of the executive committee?  In order to nominate for one of the positions you must be a financial member of INTAPT and be at, or higher than, a practitioner level.  If you have the motivation, ability and availability for one of the below positions please contact us.

 

We are looking for a Secretary

In this role you will be the Secretary to the executive.  You will be required to attend 1 hour Skype meetings once a month and perform duties as required.  This is a voluntary role.  We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and really good written and email skills.

Your job description is:

  • Give appropriate notice of upcoming meetings.
  • Send out meeting agendas and collate responses from members.
  • Receive and collate proxy nominations prior to INTAPT’s Annual General Meetings.
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes, including key decisions and actions.
  • Accept resignations from office bearers or members.
  • Provide written notice of any termination of membership.
  • Accept applications for inspection of records of minutes and membership register.
  • Accept financial auditor’s statement & report before each INTAPT AGM.
  • Looks after membership and professional development.
  • Handle emails from website.
  • Handle miscellaneous tasks appointed at executive meetings.

Skills required:

  • Good computer skills, i.e. using Dropbox.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Have adequate time to apply each week to the position.
  • Ability to draft emails.
  • Enthusiasm and belief in Psychosomatic therapy and the community.

 

We are looking for a Festival and Kit Manager

In this role you will look after everything festival related (i.e. MIND BODY SPIRIT) on behalf of INTAPT. This role is for Australian based festivals. This includes: booking and negotiating stands at Festivals, assigning readers to seats / days and organising helpers for the stand.  Ensuring management of the setup and running of the stand. This includes creating and updating procedures on equipment and the like.  You will also be responsible for the festival kit, inventory (banners, electronic tablets, consumables etc)

It will also be your responsibility to calculate cost / profit of the stand and the distribution of moneys between readers. This includes organising deposits and payments.  At the end of festivals you will liaise with Treasurer re disbursement of funds.

Skills required

  • Keeping a calendar.
  • Communication skills.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Management and decision making skills.
  • Must have time to attend a monthly 1 hour executive meeting via Skype.

 

We are looking for a IT and Website person:

In this role you will be required to perform all things IT related including updating of the website, newsletter and email integration if required.  Basic HTML is also at times required.  This is a voluntary role however, if the role goes over and above the basics we can look at remunerating for key tasks.  We may at times require you to implement marketing initiatives across the board for bi-annual conferences and the like.

  • Must have time to attend a monthly 1 hour executive meeting via Skype.

 

We are looking for a Newsletter editor:

In this role you will be required to create and edit two newsletters a month.  You will liaise with members of the committee and keep yourself abreast of events, talks, festivals and the like to keep the newsletters active and engaging.  The purposes of each newsletter is different with one being to a public list and one being for members. Marketing and sales savvy would be great.  Also a creative flare and excitement for the task is preferable.

Skills required:

  • Understanding of Mailchimp
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Available time to put into two newsletters each month
  • Time for a 1 hour meeting with the executive each month

We are also setting up an executive in Canada – consisting of four positions.  If you are in Canada and didn’t receive details about this please email Bianca at president@intapt.com and she will send information to you.

For a confidential chat about any of the above positions please contact Bianca, Marilyn or Melanie on their respective emails linked.

Please note if you are interested in the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Marketing and International Liaison you can nominate yourself or someone else. While we already have nominations for these roles, they are still open and will be voted on at the AGM on the 22nd of October.

You have until 30th of September to nominate for any of the above positions.

 

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Annual General Meeting Notice 2017

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