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AGENDA:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Mike Elfrank – Emotional Wisdom Training – Supporting others to become the best version of themselves. 
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Dr. Matt Flory – Functional Medicine 
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break (Please visit vendor tables)
11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Kate Michels – Core Alignment Coaching)

Click here to register (FREE) on the Focal Quest website.

PRESENTER BIOS (IN ORDER OF PRESENTATION)

Michael Elfrank

Michael Elfrank

In his presentation, Michael communicates ways that emotional wisdom, through self-awareness, the use of language, our perspectives of time and space, and self-acceptance, supports us to become the best version of ourselves.

Michael is an Emotional Wisdom Specialist in Core Alignment Coaching. Passionate about gathering information, Mike graduated from the University of Missouri with a BSBA in Operations Management, and a Master’s in General Psychology from Kaplan University.A coach, public speaker, and trainer, Mike created Focal Quest in 2008, with his first of three coaching certifications, to support those who are seeking truth through individual coaching and experiential seminars.Mike is also the operations manager and host of Focus Seminars in St. Louis. Created in 1982 by Wayne McKamie and Dr. Phil McGraw, the workshops, which are held in St. Louis, as well as Kansas City, and Boise Idaho, consist of nine and a half days’ worth of events spread out over a five week period.“Are you interested in becoming more than you ever thought possible, experiencing internal peace and satisfaction in your life? Contact Mike to discuss the next steps.”

Dr. Flory will present the topic of Functional Medicine: The underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner.  It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.  By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.  Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.  In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Dr. Matthew Flory’s practice is based in St. Louis, MO and maintains care with clients there and throughout North America. His professional network, along with modern-day clinical laboratory options allow an extremely high level of distance-style care … making miles seem not so important all the time. He specializes in NUCCA Spinal Correction (13 years), Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3, 5 years) and Functional Medicine (3 years). Functional Medicine’s unique philosophy and holistic methods allow Dr. Flory to become the ‘health-detective’ you might wish your family doctor would be.

As a doctor practicing Functional Medicine, Dr. Flory specializes in treating inflammation and inflammation-related complaints with a focus on Methylation and Nutrigenomics. Inflammation is associated with and sometimes results in conditions such as Auto-Immune Disorders (and other Immune dysfunction), Thyroid dysfunction, Cardiovascular & Kidney Disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes, Neurologic symptoms (Vertigo, Pain, Numbness/Tingling), Bowel and GI dysfunction, Chronic Illness, Sinus Infection and Allergies, Neurotransmitter imbalances with related anxiety and depression symptoms. These are merely a few of the people he can assist. Functional Medicine’s unique philosophy and holistic methods allows Dr. Flory to become the ‘health-detective’ you might wish your family doctor could be.

The Institute for Functional Medicine on their webpage defines Functional Medicine as, “Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.” –https://www.functionalmedicine.org/about/whatisfm/

Dr. Flory has committed the last 16 years of his life to identifying and implementing natural methods, nutritional remedies and lifestyle modifications that offer safe, effective and clinically-proven ways of regaining health, function and quality of life. Any treatment or recommendations offered are backed by scientific literature.

Dr. Flory has 13 years of experience as a practitioner of NUCCA Spinal Correction. NUCCA’s research organization is best known for producing a study demonstrating what the doctors practicing NUCCA Doctors knew for a long time … the gentle NUCCA correction protocols helped reduce blood pressure. In fact so much as to equal two commonly prescribed medications together (Journal of Human Hypertension 2007 (May);   21 (5):   347–352). However, its effects on blood pressure are due to an overall soothing or calming of hyperactive nerve tone and the systemic dysfunction that ensues, which we unfortunately acquire as part of life due to daily stressors, accidents and injuries.

“hyperactivity and ‘anxiety’ of the nerves leads to hyperactivity and ‘anxiety’ of whatever tissues they are controlling … for instance your leg muscle, your back/neck muscles, your GI or colon, or your blood vessels…”

Dr. Flory utilizes QSM3 due to its gentle nature, superb level of global postural correction and relief from pain and restricted motion. These are attained by correcting structural imbalances set up by tension-restricted soft tissues. In other words, tendons, ligaments and fascia, when injured, contract or otherwise ‘lock’ via cellular hormonal defense mechanisms. This, in turn, causes increased stress and pressure on sensitive tissues in various compensating body regions. Rather than being a forceful, heavy, manipulative procedure it is a process of gently releasing contracted, tight tissue which in turn promotes normal motion, posture and feeling better.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
* 1994-1996 Coe College/Cedar Rapids, IA- Pre-Med/Human Biology Major
* 1996-1997 Purdue University/Ft. Wayne, IN- Pre-Med/Human Biology Major
* 1998-2000 Logan College – Bachelor of Science/Human Biology
* 1998-2001 Logan College – Doctor of Chiropractic
* 2006 Take Shape for Life Health Professional Certification
* 2012-present Completing Diplomate Board Certification in Internal Disorders
* 2012-present Completing Diplomate Board Certification in Clinical Nutrition
* 2013-2014 Certification in Family Practice ACA Diagnosis & Internal Disorders
* 2013-present Member Quantum Spinal Mechanics International Association
* 2014 Certified DOT Medical Examiner
* 2014 Certificate in Functional Medicine – Laboratory Testing
* 2014 Certificate in Functional Medicine – Endocrinology (Focus on Adrenal, Thyroid, Insulin Resistance & Diabetes)
* 2014 Certificate in Functional Medicine – Male & Female Hormones

Dr. Matt Flory

Matthew Flory

DC CCFP

Kate Michels

Kate Michels

In her presentation Kate will cover how our body, mind, heart are in alignment and function as our conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious. Using metaphors and stories our understanding of science, psychology and Neuro Linguistic programming is easily increased and becomes resourceful information that with application makes a difference in all areas of our lives.

Kate Michels CEO of Core Alignment Coaching, founder of Emotional Wisdom Training. As a Master NLP Coach, Core Alignment Specialist and Professional Transformational Trainer Kate Michels is an expert at assisting others to live aligned in truth. Using the parameters of traditional counseling, mentoring, and psychology, she has applied Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psychology and Coaching into easy steps of success for manifesting miracles every day.Her steps are included in best-selling books with experts in the self-help movement, such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Jack Canfield. As a Transformational Trainer and Solution Focused Coach her international clients from more than 14 countries have experienced lasting resolutions with everything from bi-polar disorder, social anxiety, eating disorders, and sleep issues, to the normal struggles of everyday living. As a professional motivational speaker Kate Michels is listed in the 2013 edition of Unforgettable Speakers: The Meeting Planner’s Guide to Effective Speakers. She also is listed with Insight Publishing – “Award-Winner in the ‘Business: Motivational’ category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards.She also hosts a live radio show on W4CY.com and I Heart Talk Radio focusing on wise ways to live more emotionally sound with expert quests from the health and wellness industry.

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