'rising tide': An APHPT annual event

Have you ever returned from a continuing education weekend deeply rejuvenated?  Feeling more physically and mentally tuned in to yourself and your purpose of being an ambassador of health and wellness for others?  That, in a nutshell, is the goal of our Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies annual event.

This year we take to the mountains of New Hampshire. The Highland Center Lodge will serve as basecamp with an excursion to Mizpah Spring Hut built into the itinerary. Learning will happen everywhere - formal lectures at the lodges, breakouts on the hiking trail, and of course around the evening campfire. We have recruited an incredible multi-disciplinary line up of researchers, clinicians, and athletes to speak to the 5 elements (see below) and leave you ready to better elevate the health of your communities, your families, and yourself.

Rising Tide 2019: APHPT Annual Event

  • Dates: October 18-20, 2019

  • Location: New Hampshire - White Mountains National Forest (Crawford Notch, NH)

  • Price = $895 (early bird pricing - goes up January 1st!)

    • Price includes 3 nights of lodging and 2 meals per day!

  • Discounts: APHPT members get $100 off with promo code ‘APHPTMEMBER’

  • Event Organizers: Mike Eisenhart, Christopher Johnson, Jeff Moore


The conference will take place in the Appalachian Mountain Club properties in Crawford Notch, NH. Your registration includes 3 nights of lodging and 2 meals per day. Space will be limited to 60 people and there will be an additional charge for spouses and children this year due to limited space.

Transportation from major hubs (NYC, Logan Airport in Boston, and Portland, Maine) will be available.

As with the 2018 conference, the 2019 agenda will include a blend of traditional educational activities and physical activity outdoors.


Move. Fuel. Recover. Endure. Connect.  This is the APHPT recipe for health and performance, and thus the elements we intend to both teach and experience in our three days together:

  • Move: There will be plenty! In fact physical activity will comprise the better part of each afternoon, expect to run, climb, scramble, and stretch without fail every day.

  • Fuel: We are what we eat, let us eat well.  Food is more than macro and micro-nutrients, it is one of the greatest expressions of a people and culture. Our fuel at each APHPT event is inspired by location and intention.

  • Recover: In a world overflowing with stimuli and demands of our time, energy, and attention, recovery has never been more important. Energy output is celebrated in modern society to an extent that recovery is often neglected or even considered taboo. This weekend will push back on that sentiment with deliberate time and attention devoted to restoring your mental and physical energies.  

  • Endure: The resilience of the human spirit is embodied in story after story of perseverance and victory against all odds, in tales of being down and out only to rise and fight another day.  At the APHPT we believe tales of grit are best told in first person.  Get ready for incredible talks from folks who pushed themselves to their limits and returned to tell the tale.  Have a story of your own? There will be plenty of time to share it around the bonfire as you will undoubtedly have eager listeners.

  • Connect:  The element most responsible for creation of this conference, and the one we lean most heavily on to make the experience unforgettable.  We aren't meant to take on this world alone, but instead to travel in packs with like minded people who share a common pursuit and purpose. Shoulder-to-shoulder we will challenge ourselves, teach and learn from each other, and collectively transform.  "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together".

Sound different than your usual continuing education weekend? Welcome to a 'Fundamentally Different Way to Learn'.  We realize this type of experiential learning is not for everyone, but if what you read above resonates somewhere deep inside of you please consider joining us, it would be our honor to enjoy your company.


Dr. Todd Bouregois

#MOVE fresh off his phd completion on flow and eustress, american ninja warrior, professor, and physical therapist todd bourgeois, aka ‘the cajun cowboy’, will be setting the tone in the lead off position.

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Dr. Julie Whitman

#ENDURE: Fellowship program director, clinical researcher, clinician, and home school teacher to young girls. It shouldn’t be possible to do all these simultaneously at the level julie has, she will speak to us on tactics to endure a demanding professional and personal life

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Pro-Activity Team

#Fuel: With decades of experience guiding people and populations in proper fueling to maximize healing and performance, members of the pro-activity team are going to help get you comfortable and actionable in this space, all while staying practice act complaint


David Tibury-Davis

David have been coaching nearly 25 years across a broad range of athlete ages and levels. He has worked with Olympic, Commonwealth Games and professional athletes helping them to achieve 3 World titles, 10 National titles and numerous Championship wins. In the last 3 years the athletes he has worked with have achieved 146 podiums of which 82 were wins. David will be speaking on programming, heart rate variability, and strategies to develop excellence in ourselves and our athletes


Licia Morelli

Licia Morelli is the best-selling author of The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation (Tilbury House Publishers), which was also the 2016 Maine Literary Award Winner. Licia is also the founder of Cardinal Moon Press, an independent, traditional publisher that is flipping the current publishing paradigm on its head. Her writing has been featured in Boston Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Barnes and Noble, Elephant Journal, and The Rumpus. Licia will talk on the element of #connect, specifically actionable strategies to connect with your community!

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