Awakening the human potential for inspiring sustainable, impactful, solutions.

October 27th-29th 2017

Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia

Trauma / Violence Action Focus Track

Relieving the Suffering

with Judith Sedgeman, Ed.D, Mahima Shrestha and Dave Nichols

What Trauma is experienced NOW?

Trauma Stopwatch

What Violence is occurring NOW?

Violent Crime Clock

What if Trauma and Violence were reduced by 80% — as it was in Lakewood (Charlotte, NC)?

What if a community’s Murder Rate were reduced from the 4th highest rate in the country to ZERO – as it was in Coliseum Gardens (Oakland, CA)?

What if that rate – ZERO MURDERS – was able to be maintained for well over 10 years – as it was in Coliseum Gardens?

What is possible when people’s lives are transformed to see life as “Inside Out?”

Join this Action Focus Track to explore what can be done in the community where you live.

Mahima Shrestha, Judy Sedgeman and Dave Nichols will host this track. Several others currently working for sustainable change in communities across the globe will also contribute to this discussion.

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Judith Sedgeman, Ed.D

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD, has been dedicated to sharing the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought professionally for more than 30 years, throughout the US and around the world. She served for 13 years on the Faculty of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, teaching the Principles through a number of graduate courses in Public Health and working within the University and throughout West Virginia and beyond to bring the Principles to life for thousands of people.

She currently works with the 12th Judicial Court Veterans Court and TYLA Court (established to serve young women rescued from Prostitution) clients, maintains a private practice, and offers webinars and mentors clients across the globe. She is a Consultant in Program Development to the Center for Sustainable Change. Visit Dr. Sedgeman’s website at or contact her at

Judy Sedgeman

Mahima Shrestha

Mahima Shrestha has a background in media and crisis communications. She is obsessed with bringing bright people together to find solutions to complex problems. Over the years she has worked with government, multilateral, private and non-profit organizations in a wide range of sectors including aviation, hydropower, tourism, investment climate reform, automobiles, finance, education, telecommunications and healthcare.

This diversity in her work portfolio has given her unique insight into what it takes for people to put aside differences, overcome traumatic history and find a way to move forward individually and collectively. She works with entrepreneurs, think tanks, innovators, social businesses as well as young people with the desire and potential to be change makers within their families, communities, organizations and countries. Mahima received an Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All award from Women’s Economic Forum in 2017 for her work. Visit Mahima’s website at or contact her at

Judy Sedgeman

Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is CEO/President of Center for Sustainable Change. Immediately preceding this role Dave (with Ami Chen Mills-Naim) co-directed the Center’s W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded National Community Resiliency Project (NCRP).

Prior to joining CSC, Dave provided leadership for a series of community-based organizations for 19 years, including the highest crime neighborhood in Charlotte. Dave began introducing Three Principles programming to Lakewood residents in 2008 and witnessed transformative effects on the neighborhood, including a significant drop in violent crime. Visit the CSC website at or contact him at

Dave Nichols

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