Meet Our Team

Michael Newton

Founder

Following his retirement, Dr Newton played an active role in the Institute that bears his name. His wisdom and guidance ensured that the organization became leaders in the field of Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. Michael passed in September 2016 and the members of The Newton Institute now continue the work that he started.

Peter Smith

Board Member, President

Peter has been President of our organisation since 2009 and an LBL Trainer since 2008. He based in Melbourne, Australia.
He regularly represents us in interviews, documentaries and presents at various conferences. He is well known educator in the Hypnotherapy field and is a researcher and author in the bridging of science and spirituality. Peter’s previous background is as an executive in the Banking and Finance Industry and a consultant in organisational and cultural change. He holds postgraduate qualifications in Management from one of Australia’s leading business schools.

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Ann Clark

Board Member, Director of Research

Ann holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and has been TNI Research Director since 2014. She is based in Birmingham, AL, USA and is the owner of Wisdom for Wellness (LBL practice). Previously she was a University faculty member, Director of a Nursing Research Center, and a Research Scientist in several other University Research Centers. She is an experienced researcher, with a history of research funding, presentation, and is widely published.

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Paul Aurand

Board Member, Director of Education

Paul Aurand is a dynamic educator, award winning Master Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy Instructor who has worked in the field for over 35 years. He has been honored as “Educator of the Year” “Therapist of the Year” and “Hypnotherapist of the Year.”

Paul Aurand was the first elected President of The Michael Newton Institute (TNI) and is TNI’s Director of Education and a lead trainer. He is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Healing Center in New York City.

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Joanne Selinske

Board Member

Joanne has held executive leadership positions in social welfare agencies serving domestic and international clientele. She has extensive experience in organization and fund development including serving on more than a dozen different nonprofit and governmental boards. She holds postgraduate qualifications in transpersonal counseling, metaphysics and marriage and family counseling. She is the author of numerous publications in social welfare. Since 2008, Joanne has run her own spiritual center in the Washington D.C. – Baltimore metropolitan region. She currently serves on TNI’s Research Committee, and is leading TNI’s World Conference Planning Committee and the Project Team marketing TNI’s new research journal Stories of the Afterlife.

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Marilyn Hargreaves

Board Member

Marilyn has 30 years of experience in the Canadian Federal Government, holds a Bachelor of Science in biology, and has experience in biological research, strategic planning, leadership, organization design and management at the executive level. She has practiced herbalism and holistic healing for the past 20 years, exploring various natural healing approaches that balance metaphysics and science. In 2008, Marilyn established a clinical healing practice focused on the integration of physical, emotional and emotional healing and incorporates hypnotherapy and Life Between Lives in her healing approach. She currently serves on TNI’s Research Committee and the Planning Committee for TNI’s 2017 World Conference.

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Jerry Joseph

Board Member

PhD, founder of a company to provide mental health services for adults and children, but primarily for children on the autism spectrum. CEO of a not-for-profit hospital, associate professor teaching financial and management accounting, consultant with international strategic planning firm, and CPA with international accounting firm. Air Force officer.

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Judith Huffman

Manager

The Manager oversees the administrative framework for TNI.

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