Leslie Korn used storytelling for her keynote “Somatic Empathy: Restoring Public Health with Massage.” Korn captivated attendees with stories of her work collaborating with tribal communities in Mexico and the United States to restore touch therapies and nutrition from traditional foods, traditions that had dropped off in response to complex and historical trauma. “Their bodies told stories their minds longed to keep quiet,” she said. Without breaking from her storytelling style, she fed the audience data from many studies, shared techniques for healing that were evidence-driven, and made recommendations for future studies. It was a rare treat that set the mood for the day, acknowledging the intangible nature of massage alongside the evidence.

– Diana Thompson, LMP, Seattle

If you are looking for vibrant speaker and educator who assists you in applying integrative approaches while thinking both within and outside the box – look no further. Leslie Korn provides the full spectrum of medicine traditions, with applications to public health and clinical service. Leslie is one of the finest speakers and clinicians I have had the opportunity to train with and learn from. Her understanding of trauma, culture and the development of health is like none other. Leslie’s narrative engages audiences fully, meeting the unique needs of each group. Add to this, her integrity and ethics, with a dose of vibrant humor, her lectures and courses become everlasting. Her blend of gold standard research and a life time of clinical and cultural experience brings a unique understanding of the human condition, along with practical application of health principles in a variety of communities. Leslie shares her passion for health, vitality and the journey one takes to wellness. Every moment with her is worth its weight well beyond measure.

– Sandi Loytomaki, Integrative Medicine Practitioner Student, M.OMSc Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Leslie has a beautiful voice. I truly enjoyed listening to her speak.

– Barbara T., Psychologist

Leslie is an excellent presenter with a vast fund of knowledge. I have listened to her before online and this was even better!

– Susan K., RN, CA

Lots of user friendly ideas for use with my clients from an excellent presenter with a wealth of clinical experience. One of the best presenters ever!

– Brian F., MFT, CA

Leslie Korn really opened my eyes to micro aggressions and workplace issues, along with trauma and substance abuse.

– Maureen L., Counselor
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