Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM is an ordained Buddhist priest who has trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, and in a variety of integrative techniques. Originally an engineer in the computer field, Dr. Connor changed careers in the 1990’s. As a NIH sponsored T32 post doctoral fellow, Dr. Connor received her training as a research scientist at the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris R. Bell. She is the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz and is both Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Alternative Medicine Association. Dr. Connor is the chair of the National Alliance of Energy Practitioners, the CEO of National Foundation for Energy Healing and the chair of the ISSSEEMScience Research Symposium. A professor at multiple universities, Dr. Connor is the author of ten books and continues to present her research work at conferences around the world.