Doctorate of Philosophy, May 1987. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Interdisciplinary Major: Health Psychology; Special Emphasis: Psychophysiology

Master of Science Degree, January 1981. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
Major: Physical Education – Exercise Physiology, Minor: Health Education.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 1978. University of Maine, Orono, ME (with Distinction).
Major: Journalism, Minor: Physical Education.


PBS airing of Earth Songs on PBS affiliates across the country 2012-1013
TEDx Series Speaker, Health of the Human Spirit. Denver, Colorado, December 1, 2011
Award of Excellence (Earth Songs), Indie Film Fest Winner, 2011
Artistic Spirit Award (Earth Songs) 2011 (Nominee), New Hope Film Festival, New Hope, PA
Images and Voices of Hope Award (Nominee), Earth Songs, 2010
National Wellness Institute Service and Leadership Circle Award (2007)
American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2005) for Managing Stress (4E)
Outstanding Health Professional Award, The University of Maine, 1994
Faculty Recognition Award: The American University, 1992
Nomination: Outstanding Community Service Award: The American University, 1991
Teacher Recognition Award: University College, University of Maryland, 1986
Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society: The University of Maryland, 1986
Distinguished Teacher’s Award: University of Illinois: 1978, 1979, & 1980


1993—Present. Executive Director: Inspiration Unlimited & The Paramount Wellness Institute, a health promotion consulting company, conducting lectures, seminars, workshops, retreats and counseling sessions in human resource management, with a special emphasis in stress management, human spirituality, humor therapy, and all aspects of health promotion and wellness. Adjunct Faculty: University of Colorado-Boulder. Adjunct Professor, The University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, CO (Faculty, School of Public Health).

1988-1993. The American University, Washington, D.C., Department of Health and Fitness, Assistant Professor. Development and instruction of undergraduate courses in Strategies for Stress Reduction, Modern Theories of Health and Wellness, Humor and Health, several skills related courses and graduate courses in Applied Human Physiology I & II and Behavioral Medicine. Chair, Department faculty search committee, member, Department Curriculum Committee, Graduate Research Committee, College of Arts and Sciences Educational Policy Committee, Member, The Pre-Med. Screening Committee, The American University Conduct Council, College of Arts and Sciences Freshman and Transfer Advisor, Master’s Thesis Advisor, Faculty Advisor; The Outdoor Club & The Martial Arts Club. Health Promotion Consultant, The National Center for Health/Fitness.

1987-1988. University of Vermont. Burlington, Vermont. College of Medicine. Research Assistant and Sports Medicine Consultant to Medical Community Hospital of Vermont (MCHV) Clinical Research Center, Vermont Blue Cross-Blue Shield Wellness Program, Smugglers Notch Fitness Program and The Olympiad Sports Club.

1985-1988. United States Olympic Biathlon Sports Medicine Council. Burlington, Vermont. Director of Sports Medicine, Sports Psychologist. Designed and directed competitive anxiety reduction and stress management programs for National Team Athletes.

1983-1987. University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland. Department of Physical Education. Faculty Instructor. Designed and instructed undergraduate stress management course; Strategies for Tension Control, a holistic approach involving theories of stress management, psychology of stress, chronic physical adaptations of the stress response and a host of relaxation techniques. Acquired sound reputation in stress management; course proved to be one of the most popular on campus enrolling over 80 students per semester.

Associate Director, LIFELINE Wellness Program. The LIFELINE Wellness Program administrative responsibilities included: Development and program expansion, marketing and public relations, personnel management, budget and finance, facility scheduling, client scheduling, health and fitness appraisals, exercise stress tests, body composition analysis, health risk appraisals. Cleared program deficit, significantly increased participant enrollment and compliance, Initiated undergraduate health promotion internship program and augmented administrative and managerial skills both within and outside the university setting.

Lecturer: Appointed to the faculty of the University College of Adult Education. Received outstanding recommendations for teacher excellence.

1982-1983. Boulder County YMCA, Longmont, Colorado. Physical Education and Wellness Director. Administered Adult fitness classes, cardiac rehabilitation and all adult and youth sports programs with a staff of 10 fitness instructors, two registered nurses, three university student interns and over 300 volunteers. Responsible for all health and fitness programs, IBM and STC corporate fitness programs, budget and finance, grants and fund raising, personnel management, program scheduling, marketing, and public relations.

1980-1981. University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, La Crosse Wisconsin. La Crosse Exercise Program, Assistant Program Director. Responsibilities included clinical stress testing and exercise prescription of typical and atypical adults referred into the adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Clinician in Cardio-Pulmonary Department, Gunderson Clinic, La Crosse, WI. Director of the La Crosse City Hall Wellness Program. Coordinated, directed, and instructed aerobic conditioning classes, coronary risk factor screening, nutritional assessment and stress management seminars.

1978-1980. University of Illinois. Champaign, IL. Department of Physical Education. Graduate Assistant. Awarded a teaching assistantship waiving all graduate tuition and offering a salary for the instruction of physical education classes. Instructor of aerobic conditioning and weight control classes, racquet sports and aquatic skills. Exercise consultant to the University Lifetime Fitness Program. Responsible for prescribing individual weight training and fitness programs for faculty and local corporate executives.

1977-1978. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Program Coordinator: PEP/60 Adult Fitness Program. Clinician, Preventive Medicine Program, Cutler Health Center.


Seaward, B.L., The Good Life: Your Path To Wellness. Wellness Councils of North America, Omaha, NE. 2013.

Seaward, B.L., The Essentials of Managing Stress (3e) Jones and Bartlett Learning. Burlington, MA 2013.

Seaward, B.L., Health of the Human Spirit. (2e) Jones and Bartlett Learning. Burlington, MA 2013.

Seaward, B.L., Living in the Age of Techno-Stress. WELCOA. 2012.

Seaward, B.L., A Beautiful World: The Earth Songs Journals (A Companion Photography book to the Earth Songs documentary). White Light Publications, Boulder, 2012.

Seaward, B.L., Managing Stress (7e). Jones and Bartlett Learning. Sudbury, MA 2012.

Seaward, B.L., Managing Stress: A Creative Journal (4e). Jones and Bartlett Learning. Sudbury, Mass. 2011.

Seaward, B.L., Earth Songs: Mountains, Water and the Healing Power of Nature (White Light Pictures in association with Blue-Eye Entertainment), Boulder, CO. 2011.

Seaward, B.L., “Be Humble, For You Are Made of Earth, Be Noble, for You Are Made of Stars.” The Wabash Journal (Wabash College). 2010.

Seaward, B.L., Health and Wellness Journal Workbook (3e). Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Sudbury, MA. 2010.

Seaward, B.L., Essentials of Managing Stress (2E). Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2010.

Seaward, B.L., Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella in SMILE: The Secret Science of Smiling by Elan Sun Star. Roaring Lion Press; Asheville, NC, 2009.

Seaward, B.L., Managing Stress (Sixth Edition) Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury MA. 2009.

Seaward, B.L., Spirits on a Human Path: Stress and Human Spirituality in Everyday Life. California Biofeedback. 24 (3): 1, 13-15. 2008.

Seaward, B.L., The Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA. 2008.

Seaward, B.L., A Dimensao Espiritual Da Qualidade de Vida (in Wellness: Se guia de bem-estar e qualidade de vida. Edited by Alberto Ogata. Elsievier, Sao Paulo Brazil. 2008.

Seaward, B.L., Stress At the Speed of Life. Pages 1-3. July 2007.

Seaward, B.L., Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water (10th Anniversary Edition) Health Communications, Inc. Deerfield Beach, FL. July, 2007.

Seaward, B.L., In Search of Sleep. pages 1-3, May 2007.

Seaward, B.L. Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward (Second Edition). Whole Person Associates Press. January 2007.

Seaward, B.L., The Domino Effect: The Relationship Between Stress, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease. pages 1-5. February 2007.

Seaward, B.L., The Low Stress Diet. (PowerPoint Presentation) WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America) Omaha, NE. 2007.

Seaward, B.L., “The Stress of Life: Selye, Jung, Taylor and You.” Beginnings. The American Holistic Nurses Association. January, 2007.

Seaward. B., Letting Go Of Stress (PowerPoint presentation) WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America). Omaha, NE. 2006.

Seaward, B.L., Essentials of Managing Stress. Jones & Bartlett. Sudbury, MA. 2006.

Seaward, B.L., Managing Stress (fifth edition) Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2006

Seaward. B.L. (Producer/Director) Jane Goodall’s Message of Peace CD/DVD. Narrated by Michael York. 2005. White Light Productions in association with Inspiration Unlimited.

Seaward, B.L., “On Managing Stress and Achieving Balance.” Ask the Experts,(an e-publication) The National Wellness Institute Vol. 2, No. 2. June 2005.

Seaward, B. L., Under Pressure: A Workforce on the Brink (an interview) Absolute Advantage WELCOA. 2005.

Seaward, B. L., Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path of Stress and Spirituality. John Wiley & Sons, New York. 2005.

Seaward, B.L., Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection. Jones & Bartlett: Sudbury, MA. 2005.

Seaward, B.L., and Johnson, M. S. Seasons of the Heart: Earth Prayers II. Narrated by Michael York. Inspiration Unlimited. Boulder, CO 2004.

Seaward, B.L., The Path to Spiritual Wellness. Absolute Advantage 3(7):12-15, 2004.

Seaward B..L., Managing Stress (4th Edition). Jones & Bartlett. Sudbury, MA 2004.

Seaward B..L., Managing Stress: A Creative Journal (3th Edition). Jones & Bartlett. Sudbury, MA 2004.

Seaward, B.L., “Healing Traditions Around The World. Bridges.” ISSSEEM. 14(3):1-3, 2003.

Seaward, B.L., A Wing & A Prayer: Meditations and Visualizations CD, Inspiration Unlimited. 2003.

Seaward, B.L., Sweet Surrender: Meditations and Visualizations CD, Inspiration Unlimited. 2002.

Seaward, B.L., A Change of Heart: Meditations and Visualizations CD, Inspiration Unlimited. 2002.

Seaward, B.L., Hot Stones and Funny Bones: Teens Helping Teens Cope With Stress, Health Communications, Inc. 2002.

Seaward, B.L., Health and Wellness Journal Workbook (second edition) Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury MA, 2002.

Seaward, B.L., “Health of the Human Spirit: A Working Language for Pastoral Care.” Wayne Oats Journal, Fall, 2001.

Seaward, B.L., Spiritual Issues in Health Promotion. The Art of Health Promotion 5(1):1-8, 2001.

Seaward, B.L., Health of The Human Spirit: Spiritual Dimensions For Personal Health. Allyn & Bacon. Boston. 2001.

Seaward, B. L., Earth Prayers: The Healing Power of Nature. (Video) Inspiration Unlimited, Fall, 2000.

Seaward, B.L., “Stress and Human Spirituality 2000: At the Crossroads of Physics And Metaphysics.” Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 25 (4) 241-246, 2000.

Seaward, B.L., “Coping With Cancer Through Mind, Body and Spirit” April 2000.

Seaward, B. L., “In the Aftermath: Handling the Stress After a Crisis.” Every Second Counts. National Safety Council Fall. Summer 2000.

Seaward, B. L., “Stress and Human Spirituality: At the Crossroads of Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. Journal Of the Michigan Dental Association. pp. 28-34.April/May 2000.

Seaward., B. L., Managing Stress In Emergency Medical Services. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA 2000.

Seaward, B. L., The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses. Health Communications. Deerfield Beach, FL, 1999.

Seaward, B. L. Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward: Rising Above Life’s Challenges with Humor, Hope and Courage. Conari Press, Berkeley, CA 1999.

Seaward, B. L., Healing: What’s Love Got to Do With It? BRIDGES. I.S.S.S.E.E.M., 9(4): 1-5, 1999.

Seaward, B. L., Spiritual Fitness: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality, American Fitness, May/June : 61-64,1998.

Seaward, B. L., Paths to the Heart. Science of Mind, June: 31-35, 1998.

Seaward, B. L., Table For Two, Please: Morsels of Inspiration and Wisdom Over The Noon Hour. BookPartners, Inc. Wilsonville, OR, 1998.

Seaward, B. L., Partners in the Dance. Professional Counselor 13 (2): 14-18, 1998.

Seaward, B. L. Your Joy is Your Sorrow Unmasked; Stress and Spirituality, Meridians, Winter, 1998.

Seaward, B. L., Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water; Reflections of Stress and Human Spirituality, Health Communications Inc. Deerfield, Beach, FL, 1997.

Seaward, B. L., Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing. (second edition), Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA, 1997.

Seaward, B.L, Managing Stress: A Creative Journal (second edition), Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA, 1997.

Seaward, B. L., Health and Wellness Journal Workbook. Jones and Bartlett, Boston, MA, 1996.

Seaward, B. L. Good Vibrations; The Healing Power of Humor, BRIDGES, I.S.S.S.E.E.M., 6(3): 5-7, 1996.

Seaward, B. L., Reflections on Human Spirituality for the Worksite. American Journal of Health Promotion, 9(3): 165-168, 1995.

Seaward, B. L. Job Stress Takes a Global Toll. Safety + Health, 151(1) 64-67, 1995.

Seaward, B. L., Stress Management in The American Family (Chapter 9): Life and Health. Robert D. Patton, Editor. Third Party Publishing, Oakland CA. 1995.

Seaward, B. L., National Safety Council’s Stress Management Jones and Bartlett Publishing Co. Boston, MA, 1994. (packet includes workbook, instructor’s manual, videotape, slide set (40 slides) and audio tape). 1995.

Seaward, B. L., Walking In Balance, Resonance. Winter. 1994.

Seaward, B. L., Alternative Medicine Complements Standard. Health Progress, 75(7): 52- 57, 1994.

Seaward, B. L., Managing Stress, Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing Jones and Bartlett Publishing Co., Boston, MA. 1994.

Seaward, B. L. Managing Stress, A Creative Journal Jones and Bartlett Publishing Co., Boston, MA. 1994.

Seaward, B. L. & Mathews, J.O., Managing Stress: A Relaxation Tape Jones and Bartlett Publishing Co. Boston, MA. 1994.

Seaward, B. L., Meholick, B., and Campanelli, L., Introducing the Spiritual Well-being Component into Corporate Health Promotion Programming. Wellness Perspectives, 8: 16-30, 1992.

Seaward, B. L., Humor’s Healing Potential, Health Progress. April: 66-70, 1992.

Seaward. B. L., Spiritual Well-Being, A Health Education Model. Journal ofHealth Education. 22:(3), 1991.


* Please note that as a part of my career as a professional speaker it is impossible to list all presentations. A current list of upcoming events can be found on my I have been a featured keynote speaker and breakout presenter at several national and international conferences including:

  • The Institute of Noetic Sciences
  • Healing Touch International
  • The American Journal of Health Promotion
  • The National Wellness Institute
  • Humor & Creativity Conference
  • The California Biofeedback Society
  • The New York State AAPHERD Conference
  • The American Fibromyalsia Association Conference
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
  • Clayton School of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Power River Wellness Conference (CAN)

A Sample of Fortune 500 Companies, etc. that have invited me to speak:

  • Quaker Oats
  • BP
  • John Deere
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Organic Valley Dairy
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Seagate Corporation
  • Hannaford Foods
  • International Truckers Corporation
  • Walgreens
  • United States Army