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.

Ilse Ambrose

Acting Director of Research
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Sanela Covic

Director of Strategic Planning and Policy
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Rita Borenstein

Director of Membership
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Regan Forston

Director of Public Engagement
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Paul Aurand

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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Diana Paque

Executive Director

Diana comes to the TNI leadership with years of experience in non-profit, governmental and academic leadership roles. As a TNI practitioner, she also brings an understanding and appreciation of the work of the membership and the potential value we can bring to our clients. She holds a doctorate in public administration as well as masters degrees in library science and public administration. Diana has a private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist, regressionist and reiki master in the San Francisco Bay Area, and teaches research methods in the graduate Education Department at Holy Names University. She looks forward to working with our leadership and membership in furthering our mission and providing support for the dissemination of Dr. Newton’s work and values to the world.

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Peter Smith

Director of the Newton Legacy

Peter was President of The Newton Institute 2009-2018, 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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Judith Huffman

Manager

The Manager oversees the administrative framework for TNI.

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