Workshop Details


P1: Plenary—Dr. Scott David Haltzman

Dr. Haltzman is a psychiatrist, relationship counselor, and author. He is known for his work in support of marriage and especially husbands. He is the author of:

  • The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife’s Heart Forever (2006)
  • The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less (2008)
  • The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment (2009)
  • The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity (2013)

Haltzman’s interest in the nature of the married relationship grows from observations made over years of his providing individual and couple’s therapy. His research focuses on seeking out data to better help understand the relationship patterns of husbands and wives, and the techniques individuals use to advance the institution of marriage.


A ----------------- Workshops for Session A (10:15-11:45) -----------------


A 1: Learn More About Marriage—Dr. Scott David Haltzman

Come join Scott for a less formal discussion about marriage, being a good husband, and ways to stay happy in your relationship.

A 2: Eat Fat and Stay Smart—Charis Lindrooth

For years, we have been taught to avoid fats in order to be healthy.  New research has shown startling proof that just the opposite is true.  Rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as inflammatory diseases such as diabetes are in part due to a scarcity of healthy fats in our diets. Forgetfulness, foggy thinking, brain fatigue, and mood changes are disconcerting symptoms that many of us experience but seldom know the best options for treatment and prevention. These symptoms can happen to anyone and are often telling us that our brains need more support. Learn what you CAN eat to support a healthy brain!
Charis Lindrooth, D.C. is a practicing herbalist and chiropractor working at Healing Earth Studio in Lenhartsville, and monthly in Bryn Athyn. She and her husband own Red Earth Farm, where they grow a wide variety of vegetables for their CSA and Farmer’s Markets. A teacher at heart, she has offered many workshops and classes in the local area as well as been a guest lecturer at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and PASA. She is the founder and organizer of the Mid Atlantic Women’s Herbal Conference held annually on the farm.

A 3: Creativity, Cancer and Connection—Bronwen and Jeremy Henry

“Did cancer make you closer?”

Uh, no. But compassion and creativity sure did. Navigating illness is draining on so many fronts: physically, financially, emotionally. It adds a lot of stress to a relationship. It creates the need for support systems outside of each other. It demands honesty and compassion. In my experience it also involved an awakening to Creativity. My husband Jeremy was extremely supportive of me both in my illness and in my opening to creativity. In this workshop I’ll share some of our experience navigating the lows and highs of this experience, lessons we’ve learned along the way, and invite conversation about how you might step into and support each other’s creativity (cancer/illness not required).

Bronwen Mayer Henry is a contemporary painter specializing in trees and flowers. It was an unexpected path through illness with courage that led Bronwen to commit time to painting. Her art is an expression of prayer, meditation, hope and joy. She also works as Small Group Coordinator for Bryn Athyn Church. She draws great courage and comfort by navigating life with her husband of 13 years, Jeremy, together delighting in the growth of their children Trey (9) and Sage (7).