Mission Statement: The Continuum Advisory Council is a supporting body; we rely on our experience in Continuum, along with the directives Emilie Conrad gave us, to advise Emilie Conrad D’aoud Inc. The advisory council members use consensual decision making to advise Emilie Conrad D’aoud Inc. The advisory council does not set policy or legislate action. As stewards of the work, we help guide the unfolding development of Continuum. We are committed to the on-going presence of Continuum in the world.
Advisory Council Members
Gary David has led numerous lives: professional musician, teacher of applied epistemology or Epistemics: the Science-Art of Innovating (Ph.D.) since 1966, and steward of The Art of Learning, a monthly online forum. A student and guide in the biology of emotion and the Affect-Script Psychology of Silvan Tomkins. Met Emilie Conrad in 1966. Emilie and Gary married in 1975 and were together for over 20 years. He participated in Continuum for 15 years as musician, consultant, and student, and is currently a member of the advisory board of Continuum Movement. Learning and living with Emilie and her community was a turning point in his development.
Jamie McHugh, RSMT is a teacher, performer, and visual artist living on the Mendocino Coast. Jamie has been teaching body-based work worldwide for the past 40 years and is the creator of Somatic Expression, a somatic-expressive approach to rewilding the body. Jamie first encountered Emilie Conrad and Continuum in 1994 at Esalen, which was the beginning of a life-changing, delightful 20 year mentorship and friendship. www.somaticexpression.com www.naturebeingart.org
Thomas C Goelz has a BA from Stanford University (1978). He is owner and Chairman of Flotech Inc. He started studying Tai Chi in 1978, was asked to teach Tai Chi at UNF in 1990. He has continued to teach Tai Chi with his wife Donnalea at their integrative health center, Cobalt Moon, in Neptune Beach, Florida.
Denise Gross There is nothing I love more than Continuum. It has been and continues to be my path and passion. Through it’s very gentle and fluid process it has brought me into true relationship with myself. It is my deepest desire to teach and share Continuum so that everyone can know that not only is it actually safe to be in your body but it is possible to feel really great in your body – no matter what shape you are, what pain or affliction you may be dealing with, or where you are in your life.
Penny Honeycutt, E.D. earned her doctorate degree in Human Development Counseling from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She also has a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in working with children and youth who exhibit emotional behavioral challenges. Penny has completed extensive training in trauma-informed care and has worked in collaboration with numerous professional development organizations to bring resources to mental health providers and schools to create safe and therapeutic environments for youth and adults. She has been a student of Continuum Movement for the past 15 years, participated in the Wellsprings Practitioner Training in 2008 and completed the Continuum Teacher Training Program in 2018. Penny looks forward to bringing Continuum Movement to schools and organizations interested in becoming more trauma sensitive and responsive to the needs of children and youth.
Over the past four decades, she has been actively engaged in the development, implementation and supervision of dynamic experiential therapy programs that include: brain-based services, neurofeedback, sensory integration, mindfulness, equine therapy, animal assisted therapy, outdoor recreational therapy, service learning, West African Drum and Dance and other arts integration initiatives. She has spent most of her career serving as the Director of Education and principal of a K-12 school for students in residential treatment centers, including helping to establish a nationally-recognized AmeriCorps national service program.
Penny looks forward to expanding opportunities to bring Continuum Movement to children, youth and the adults who care for them. Her own experience with Continuum has enhanced her somatic awareness and helped her to become a more grounded advocate in support of creating safe and nurturing environments for youth in residential treatment and schools. Her engagement has helped her navigate with a more open fluid system that keenly recognizes the contribution adults can make on youth behavior and the creation of safe healing environments. She feels that Continuum has emerged at this time in our evolution as human beings to be a catalyst in the paradigm shifts from our blind participation in fear driven, mechanistic dominator models, toward more heart aligned open systems that nourish our capacities to honor each other as human beings and our sacred relations to all life forms.
Advisory Council Consultant
Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD, is executive director of Continuum Movement®, founded by Emilie Conrad-Da’oud, and also Chair of the ECD Initiative for research in the somatic movement arts. She is the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health in Neptune Beach, Florida, and a Tai Chi Instructor (1990). She is on the faculty of Esalen Institute, Hollyhock Educational Institute and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in Continuum, Tai Chi, and healing arts. She has a PhD in Somatic Clinical Psychology. Currently, she is working to develop a research and education institute with Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Sue Carter that will examine the biology and possible interventions of trauma. She also has a research project underway at the University of North Florida on stress and military veterans which will utilize Tai Chi as one of its main interventions.