PRESENTERS




Paul Kiritsis

Dr. Paul Kiritsis is the author of over two hundred articles on meta-psychology, consciousness and transpersonal studies, and the history of Western Esotericism. He has twelve literary awards to his name and now holds the position of Vice President of the Greek Australian Cultural League.




Martine Garcin-Fradet

Martine has a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics, and is a EUROTAS certified Transpersonal psychotherapist. She created and developed Accompanied Inner Communication, and teaches it to practitioners and trainers. She also conducts systemic constellations and is a certified member of DGfS, (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Systemaufstellung). Her published books are "Et si nos ancêtres parlaient à travers nous” (What if our ancestors were talking through us), “Quand la main devient messagère du Coeur” (When the Hand becomes the Heart’s messenger ) Quintessence, "Les voix de la main”(The voices of the Hand) and “A path to Self”.




Franca Oetheimer

Franca Oetheimer has a professional background as a linguist, flautist, voice-therapist and training in body worker. She is a Transpersonal consultant and trainer in Accompanied Inner Communication (AIC), and is clairaudient.




Ann King

Since 1982 and the birth of her triplets, Ann has worked for the integration and understanding of people with physical and mental challenges. Today she is helped by the transpersonal technique “Accompanied Inner Communication” which she teaches in English, “Spiritual Response Therapy” which she teaches in French, and “Méthode Surrender”.




Pier Luigi Lattuada

Pier Luigi Lattuada, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and the current President of the Integral Transpersonal Institute, director of a fully accredited Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training in Milan, Italy and co-vice president of EUROTAS. He created Biotransenergetics, presented in sixteen books.




Judith Miller

Judith Miller Ph.D. is Professor of Developmental Psychology at Columbia University, and a Holotropic Breathwork trainer and facilitator in the US and Germany. She supervises psychotherapists interested in psycho-spiritual processes in the US, Europe, and Asia. She is a teacher of psycho-spiritual development and author of Direct Connection.




John Rowan

Dr John Rowan is one of the pioneers of transpersonal psychology in the UK, and has presented at EUROTAS conferences before. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and also of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.




Vladislav Matrenitsky

Dr. Vladislav Matrenitsky graduated from Odessa State Medical University (Ukraine) and completed a Ph.D. in Gerontology. Since 2001, he studies throat singing with Nikolay Oorzhak, a hereditary Tuvan Shaman. Dr. Matrenitsky is co-founder of the European Transpersonal Psychology Association (ETPA).




Dace Visnola

Dr. Dace Visnola is an art therapist, art teacher and lecturer, who offers group and individual art therapy sessions, workshops and seminars. She is interested in a person-centered approach of expressive arts, using colors, symbols and mandalas. She has conducted research in the USA, the UK, Denmark and Sweden.




Rainer Pervoltz

Rainer Pervöltz works as a transpersonal therapist, supervisor, and teacher
in Germany and other European countries. He is co-director of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy in Freiburg. Publications: - „άber die Kostlichkeit der Distanz“, Holotropos-Verlag 2009.




Christel Lukoff

Christel Lukoff, Ph.D. is a hospice social worker, psychotherapist in private practice, and storyteller. She utilizes the healing potential of traditional stories and myths in the clinical work with the elderly, dying and bereaved and presents at conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe.




Vitor Rodrigues

Vitor Rodrigues, PhD is a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and writer (12 books published plus many articles in different publications or books). He has been lecturing in courses and workshops in many countries, mainly about Regression Therapy and Psychic defense.




Anne Baring

Anne Baring MA Oxon is a Jungian analyst, author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul (2013). Her work is devoted to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the Cosmos that is the source and ground of all that we call 'life'.
www.annebaring.com




Hans Peter Weidinger

Dr Hans Peter Weidinger is a Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Gestalt and Transpersonal Therapist, and Chairman of the Austrian Association for Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ÖATP). He is a lecturer and supervisor for Gestalt-therapy at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. He is certified in Holotropic Breathwork, and gives lectures, workshops and seminars




Anna Maurer

Ann Maurer is a Psychotherapist, supervisor, and lecturer (Sigmund Freud University Vienna). She is specialized in body therapies like Bioenergetics, is the founder of IGM-Body Therapy (Integrative Gestalt Massage) and a trainer in Gestalt-therapy. She is certified in Holotropic Breathwork, gives workshops and lectures, and is an author.




Arturo DeLuca

Arturo Deluca is a Transpersonal Psychologist & Psychotherapist. He was a teacher at the Faculty of Psychology(La Sapienza,Rome). He is certified with Stanislav.Grof(GTT)& other Western/Eastern Masters of meditation in Tibetan Buddhism & Shamanism. He is a member of NYAS & EUROTAS and author of a number of Transpersonal Psychology books.




Les Lancaster

B.Les Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool JM University, Honorary Research Fellow in the Center for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, and Academic Dean for Transpersonal Psychology at the Professional Development Foundation, UK.




John Sean Hinton

John Sean Hinton Ph.D. is in Private Practice in Northern California. He has worked with both Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California and pursued his interest in EHE extraordinary human experiences.




Regina U Hess

EUROTAS Board of Directors, Co-founder EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research; Ph.D. in transpersonal studies (U.S.) & qualitative research (UK), clinical psychologist & body-centered Gestalt psychotherapist (Germany), emphasis, transcultural healing practices, research, arts and film.




Dietrich Franke

Dietrich Franke was born in 1945 in Germany, and is a medical doctor and clinical psychologist who works in his own psychotherapeutic practice in Freiburg/Germany. He is a certified psychotherapist of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS), a member of the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN), a member of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy in Wittnau, Germany, and a former member of the EUROTAS Board. He takes care of the monthly joke on the EUROTAS website.




David Lukoff

David Lukoff is a Professor of Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, a licensed psychologist, author of 80 articles, co-president of ATP, and co-author of the DSM-IV and DSM-5 category Religious or Spiritual Problem.




Giovanna Calabrese

Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist and Transpersonal Psychotherapist. Giovanna has always been interested in research, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.




Claudio Calcina

Claudio is a psychologist, psychotherapist and teacher in training (BTE transpersonal approach) with a degree in philosophy. He has studied many traditional and modern body mind techniques to improve wellness and consciousness like Cranio Sacral, Shiatzu, Reiki, Overtone Singing, Denthosophy and Shorei-kan.




Maria Cristina M. de Barros

Cristina Barros is a clinical psychologist with an MS in Developmental Psychology from the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has specialized in the assistance of cancer patients and in Transpersonal Psychology at ALUBRAT, of which she is currently vice president.




Stuart Sovatsky

Stuart Sovatsky, is co-president of the US ATP and Kundalini Chant-master since 1974 and author of Advanced Spiritual Intimacy.




Vera Vasey

Vera Vasey, LCSW, has helped numerous families create new lives in the Bay Area after political upheaval threatened their very existence. She is mother of two children.




Renu Fotedar

Founder of Athena International Academy of Behavioral Sciences & Evolutionary Human skills. Renu Fotedar is an experienced and qualified Transpersonal counselor with a background of Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology, & NLP. Renu’s passion for ontological coaching and counseling comes from first hand experience of over a decade working with people from different walks of life, in the leading markets of India, Middle East, Australia and Europe. Renu`s Ontological coaching skills have been developed through practical application over a decade’s service to humankind and formal training in the Transpersonal field.




Zana Marovic

Dr Zana Marovic is a clinical psychologist, Transpersonal therapist, trainer, author, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. She has over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist and supervisor. She is in a private practice at the ADDnova Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zana holds a PhD in Medical Psychology from the University of South Africa. She has published in international academic journals, presented workshops and papers at congresses around the world and published a book on supervision. She is an executive member of the International Transpersonal Association and accredited trainer for Ttranspersonal workshops in South Africa. She guides holistic wellness retreats in the mountains near Johannesburg.




Marleen De Villiers

Ph.D in Educational Psychology, Marleen is a practicing psychologist in private practice, Reiki Master, Astrologer, Tarot reader, Meditation Teacher, workshop facilitator. Currently enrolled in a Post-Doctoral research program. Main research interest is the process of psychotherapy in therapeutic relationship




Megan Wagner

Rev. Dr. Megan Wagner, PhD is a Transpersonal Therapist, Kabbalah Teacher, Author and Interfaith Minister. She is Founding Director of Tree of Life Teachings International and Director of Spiritual Psychology at the Chaplaincy Institute in California.




Jure Biechonski

Jure Biechonski is a Counseling – Psychologist, founder and director of SACH International. School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, TERVIKLIK MINA School of Transpersonal hypnotherapy-psychology & founder and Creator of THA (Transpersonal Hypno-Analysis). He conducts courses in 6 different countries and lectures in more then 62 countries worldwide. Jure brings to the course 28 years of practice as a psychotherapist and his 9 years study of Hypnotherapy and NLP to an advanced level.




Steven Schmitz

Dr. Schmitz is a professor at Sofia University (USA) and the Integral Transpersonal Institute (Italy) teaching shamanism and Transpersonal psychology. He has a private practice in Shamanic Counseling and is Board Secretary of EUROTAS and Co-President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.




Harald Walach

Professor Harald Walach is Director of the Institute of Transcultural Health Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, where he also coordinates a postgraduate training program for doctors in complementary medicine and cultural studies. Dr. Walach holds a double Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and History and Theory of Science. He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed papers, several books and numerous book chapters. From 2005 until 2009 he has worked with the University of Northampton, UK, where he had built up and directed the MSc Program of Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies.




Magda Sole

Magda is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist and professor at the Open University of Catalonia. She has been trained in Psychoanalysis, Psychosynthesis and Holotropic Breathwork. She has conducted campaigns with shamans in Mexico and is Founder of the Catalonian Transpersonal Association and Director of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Barcelona.
   




Harris Friedman

Harris Friedman, Ph.D. Is a retired Research Professor at the University of Florida and Professor Emeritus at Saybrook University. He practices clinical and organizational psychology, and publishes extensively. He is Senior Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and his most recent book is The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology.
   




Neta Shaked Kuchli

Neta is the head of the Transpersonal Psychotherapy Department at Reidman college in Israel. She a therapist in private clinical practice, with over ten years experience with teaching Energetic Healing, Rebirthing Therapy and Transpersonal Psychotherapy. She also supervises therapists and students.
   




Ralph Wilms

Ralph is a social scientist and clinical psychologist with seven years experience with Sufi teachers, ten years in Advaita Vedanta, and seven years in Chan-Buddhism (Zen). He works with the incubation methods of Greek Mysticism, and is a management-coach since 1988 and a member of the Core Faculty of ZFU International Business-School Zürich since 1995.  Ralphs background: 40 years of studies in meditative practices in various spiritual traditions: Taoism, Sufism, Hinduism, Chan-Buddhism, Advaita, Greek Mysticism.


   




Dee Purcell

Dee Purcell is a doctoral student in Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in California. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Dee is a certified practitioner of Biodynamic Cranial Touch in private practice.
   










Paul Freinkel, David Lipschitz, Marleen de Villiers

David and Paul's PhD's are in Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and Marleen's PhD in Educational Psychology. David is a clinical psychologist and business consultant, Paul a medical doctor. They both teach on the doctoral program at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. Marleen is a practicing psychologist.
   




Judy Rankin

Judy Rankin is a psychologist who has achieved recognition both nationally and internationally as a narrative, collaborative art therapist and trainer. She has trained and supervised psychologists within University settings for twenty years. She teaches and trains nationally and internationally as well as publishing and presenting her unique ideas at national and international conferences.
   




TJ Weisbecker

TJ is a doctoral student completing his Ph.D. in Psychology & Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from ITP/SU. He has been awarded an M.A. in Theology (LMU), B.A. in Philosophy (USF), and Certificates in Religious Studies (USF) & Transpersonal Studies (ITP/SU); He has spent six years in the interdenominational ministry and two years in academic administration.
   




Aimee LaBree Hohn

Aimee V.L. Hohn, M.A.Ed., is a doctoral student of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University (USA). She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and American Indian studies and a Master’s degree in Social Studies and Education. She works in Native American Education and also has an intuitive counseling practice.
   




Victor Petrenko

Victor Petrenko is a Professor at the Moscow State University faculty of psychology. He is also a member of the Russian Academy of Science.
   




Unjyn Park

Unijyn is currently carrying out PhD research on the concept of spiritual crisis and whether it can be identified in Tibetan Buddhist culture. Her main research interests are individual Transpersonal Development, the spiritual and political, and qualitative research.
   




Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean is Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College (USA) where he has taught for the past forty-six years. He was the first Director of the Margaret Gest Center for the Cross–Cultural Study of Religion at Haverford, and has participated in numerous professional conferences on inter–religious dialogue and East–West comparative philosophy. His primary concern throughout his career has been to clarify the universal logos or common ground at the heart of human reason and rational life. He is Founder–Director of the Global Dialogue Institute which seeks to embody the ideological powers of global reason in all aspects of cultural life. He is the author of Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar and Between Worlds: The Emergence of Global Reason and Meditations of Global First Philosophy: Quest for the Missing Grammar of Logos. He also produced a six CD audio performance of his Awakening of the Global Mind with Sounds True. His current forthcoming book: Awakening Global Enlightenment: The Maturation of our Species. www.awakeningmind.org
   




Vera Saldanha

Vera Saldanha is a psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology (FEUNICAMP). She is a specialist in Adolescent Psychopathology and Psychotherapy (UNICAMP), in Psychodrama (ACPS), in TRVP NTVP; President of ALUBRAT, the Brazilian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and is responsible for the systematization of AIT.
   




Bertil Johnsson

Bertil is an independent consultant/coach and organizer of team/personal development, and former Human Resource specialist in R&D management, Nokia Data & Ericsson.
He worked with and taught counseling at Stockholm University, and holds an MSc in Electronics from the Royal institute of Technology (KTH). He also studied the MSc program in Esoteric Astrology (Finland) at the University of the Seven Rays, USA.
   




Rona Newmark

Rona is an Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa and also runs a private practice. She has been registered as a psychologist for 19 years, and is involved in the training of educational psychologists and intern psychologists. She was also involved in the leadership for the development of a model for the Institutionalization of Service-Learning for SU in collaboration with the Division for Community Interaction, one of two representatives for SU to attend the Service learning capacity building workshops presented by the Community Higher Education Service Partnerships and served as a. co-developer and co-presenter of the first Capacity Building Programe for academics at SU as part of a partnership between the Unit for Educational Psychology and the Division for Community Interaction SU. She has been on the conference committees for various International conferences in Service-learning in collaboration with University of Indianapolis, currently co-ordinates Community interaction and Sexuality & Life skills Education for the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. She has advanced training in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Quantum Biofeedback, EMDR and doctoral training as a RoHUN therapist (Delphi University, Georgia. Her current research interests include Community Interaction, Transpersonal Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Quantum Biofeedback, EMDR and Quality of Life issues. She has published in national and international journals, is a core member of EDTR and supervises research of Masters and Doctoral students.
   




Tanna Jakubowicz-Mount

Tanna is a Psychologist with ab MA in Clinical Psychology from Warsaw University, a Psychotherapist in Gestalt therapy, Reichian and Neoreichian therapy, Psychosynthesis, and Bioenergetics. She has completed several courses in Biosynthesis, Radix Therapy,Voice Dialogue, Transpersonal Therapy, and Shamanic practices. From1993-200 She is Founder and was President (1993-2000) of the Polish Transpersonal Association and Holistic Training Center for university students and practicing psychologists focusing on the theory and practice of Transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy. 1995-1999 She was Vice President of EUROTAS (1995-99), and organized the 4th European Transpersonal Conference in Poland. She has participated as plenary presenter in European Transpersonal Conferences: Warsaw 1997, Assisi 2000, Lizbon 2001, Luxemburg 2002, Moscow 2005 and France 2006, Freiburg 2007, India-Delhi 2008, Barcelona 2008. Milano 2009, Moscow 2010, Varna 2011 2000-2014, President of Polish Transpersonal Forum, member of The Council of Women
Elders.
   




Aelita Folkmane

Aelita is a counselor, lecturer, trainer, painter, public speaker and Past life Regression Therapist with over 16 years of experience. Focusing on personal growth, holistic health, issues of spiritually advanced and sensitive children, she is also a Mandala drawing teacher. She has published numerous articles on holistic health and spirituality.
   




Elina Hounta

Elina has a Bsc in Philosophy, Pedagogics and Psychology from the University of Ioannina, Greece, an Msc in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a Post graduate Diploma in Psychocreativity from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Creative Conflict Resolution at the National University of Athens
   




Vineta Lagzdina

Vineta is a Latvian/Australian composer and certified psychotherapist. She has a Masters in Fine Arts and works as a Music Therapist with Mindfulness and Spiritual care training; intercultural American Indian, Dingo Medicine, Japanese Okido Yoga, Shiatsu & Vocal healing practices.
   




Erena Bramos

Erena Bramos is the Director of the Institute of Core Energetics-Greece, a four-year training program for therapists working with the spiritual and energetic dimension. She is formerly the Director of Education at the New York Institute for Core Energetics. A psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years, she works with individuals and groups. Interested in the exploration of Non-Dual Consciousness in the realm of psychotherapy she teaches therapists at the Institute for Transformational Training in New York, which she has co-founded and directs. She also teaches at Core Brasilia, in Brasil. A mother of four and grandmother of three, Erena is also a drummer and poet.




Reinhard Lasser

Reinhard M.D., lives in, Graz, Austria with his wife and two children aged nineteen and twenty four. He is a General Physician in free practice and in two facilities for addicts. His backgound is in natural-scientific medicine, Homoeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, constellation work, Holotropic Breathwork®, Siddha Yoga and Integral Philosophy.




Maria Sideri

Maria is a licenced psychologist, specialized in body psychotherapy and dance movement therapy. She is a member of the Catalan Institute of Psychologist COPC. She holds a Masters in Culture and Mental Health (University College London), Masters in Dance Movement Therapy (University of Barcelona), and has trained in Somatic Processes (Center Spirit-Catalunya) and Bioenergetics (Mayeutica School-Barcelona). She is founder and trainer of the two year program ‘Body Processes, Dance and Therapeutic Movement’, teacher of Body Psychotherapy at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology of Barcelona IPTB, and Co-founder of PsiqueSoma, the Spanish Association of Somatic and Energetic Therapy. www. danzaterapia.org.




Ingrida Indane

Ingrida is a certified Transpersonal Psychotherapist, psychologist, visual artist and Arts teacher. She has been integrating Transpersonal psychology in her work since 1995, and has conducted workshops in the EU, India, Australia, Russia and Moldova, and has been working with private clients/patients for 10 years.




Dana Indane

Dana is a voice, theater, performance artist, conscious voice work teacher and practitioner. She holds an MFA in Theater Arts, a BA in Intercultural Communication and has studied Performance Design at RUC in Denmark. She is an an MA student of Contemporary Voice Improvisation at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.




Marian Gospodinov

Marian Gospodinov MD is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy. Marian is a certified psychotherapy specialist with the European Transpersonal Association /EUROTAS, and has completed GTT – the certification program in Holotropic breathwork, Pioneer of Holotropic breathing in Bulgaria, Marian graduated from the Medical University – Varna. He is a certified psychotherapy specialist in Neo-Reichean psychology and psychotherapy in Switzerland, Germany and the Medical Academy in Sofia. Founding member of the Bulgarian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychoterapy in 2006, Marian works with the methods of the Transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, Holotropic breathwork and other breathing techniques leading to non-ordinary states of consciousness. He teaches courses in Transpersonal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Holotropic breathwork, has worked with many specialists and organized Transpersonal events. He has participated in EUROTAS’ conferences and organized three national conferences in Bulgaria. Together with Elena Evtimova, he created the Aqua Breathing Methodology.




Elena Evtimova

Elena Evtimova is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Transpersonal psychotherapy and psychology. Elana is a speech therapist, psychologist – certified psychotherapist by the European Transpersonal Association /EUROTAS, and has completed the GIT –certification program for Holotropic Breathwork. She is a founder of the Bulgarian Association of Transpersonal Psychology and works with the methods of Transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, Holotropic breathwork and other breathing techniques leading to enhanced states of consciousness. She teaches courses in Transpersonal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Holotropic breathwork, organized transpersonal events, participated in EUROTAS’ conferences and created the Aqua Breathing Methodology with Marian Gospodinov.




Deborah Bacon Dilts

Deborak is trained in Psychosynthesis (Centre Source, Paris), Animatherapie (Bernadette Blin, France), Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms and trains practitioners in relaxation and body-oriented transformational work in France. She has been teaching Roth's 5 Rhythms since 1998. She is a French/English interpreter for consciousness teachers since 1986.




Milica Zegarac

Milica is a Transpersonal Psychology PhD candidate at Sofia University (formerly ITP). Initially with a business background (MBA), Milica spent the second half of her life as a student of spiritual healing (Brazil) and yoga (Indian trained). Her special interests are healing modalities that relate to movement and energy.




Nikolaos Magalios

Nikolaos works as a Personal Development Trainer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Psychology. He was trained in EEG Biofeedback, as a paramedic (Red Cross), in Hypnosis, NLP, Time-Line Therapy, and in the generation of altered states of consciousness through sound, music and light.




Steve Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, at Leeds Met University UK, Dr Steve Taylor is author of several books on spirituality and psychology, including Waking From Sleep, The Fall and Out of the Darkness. Contributor to several transpersonal psychology-related journals, including The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, he is also author of a volume of spiritual poetry, The Meaning.




Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

Dr Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz runs a practice using Integrative Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Systemic Constellations, Psychodrama,and Holotropic Breathwork. He conducts Supervision and runs seminars in Germany and abroad and training courses in Transpersonal Breathwork and Psychotherapy. His Psycho-therapeutic practice is in Freiburg/ Germany. He is initiator and honorary chairman of the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN) Germany, Founder and Co-Director of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy (Freiburg/Germany.) and former president of EUROTAS – European Transpersonal Association.




Bernadette Blin

Psychologist, transpersonal psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and author of articles and books on Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Holotropic Breathwork. Certified in Gestalt Therapy (Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt) and in Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork (Grof Transpersonal Training). ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy) and ECTP (EUROTAS Certificate of Transpersonal Psychotherapy). Creator and director of IRETT (Training Institute for Transpersonal Therapists) in France. President of EUROTAS and Vice-President of GRETT (Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes en Thérapies Transpersonnelles).Co-author of 2 books: Healing the Ego, Revealing the Being, the Challenge of Transpersonal Therapies – Trédaniel – 2009 and Manual of Transpersonal Psychotherapy –Dunod/Interéditions - 2011.




Vladimir Maykov

Vladimir is the Ubiquity's Vice President for Russia and CIS Chair of Transpersonal Psychology at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is Founding Member and President of the Russian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Founder of an international publishing project to publish transpersonal psychology texts in Russian and has edited about 70 books for this project, Founder of Transpersonal Project: International open transpersonal video and media archive and Author of 4 books about transpersonal psychology. He is a pioneer of transpersonal studies in Russia, a Certified psychotherapist (European Association of Psychotherapy, European Transpersonal Association, World Council for Psychotherapy, Portland Center for Processwork and holds a M.A degree in biophysics from Moscow Physical-Technological Institute (1980) and Ph.D. in Philosophy of Consciousness from Institute of Philosophy of RAS (1988). He was organizer of the 17th International Transpersonal Conference in Moscow (2010) and is a consultant and author of films about spiritual issues.




Sean Blackwell

Sean Blackwell is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Sociology and Religious Studies, and has been researching the spiritual dimension of bipolar disorder, as well as the potential for healing, since 2007. He has created over 50 YouTube videos on this subject alone, amassing 1.5 million views. Sean’s videos are largely based on the transpersonal theory of Dr. Stanislav Grof and Dr. David Lukoff among others, as well as insights gathered from thousands of conversations with people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His book, “Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?” describes his own Spiritual Emergency, subsequent hospitalization and complete recovery.




Ligia Splendore

Ligia Splendore is a graduate of Clinical Psychology with a post-graduation in Transpersonal Psychology from ALUBRAT, Brazil. She has been a part of the coordination team for ALUBRAT São Paulo for the past 6 years, as well as a volunteer at São Paulo’s Hospital das Clínicas. She has experience with the mental health system in Trieste, Italy. Together with her husband, Sean Blackwell, Ligia has been studying the correlation between Bipolar Disorder and Spiritual Emergency since 2007, and is the creator of the online social network, AlmaBipolar.com (Bipolar Soul).




Ofra Ayalon

Ofra is a psychologist, family therapist, an expert on psychological stress and trauma and an international trainer in the field of coping with trauma and post disaster rehabilitation. Her books and articles deal with trauma in organizations, schools and communities. Her book "Rescue - Community oriented prevention education for coping", a multi-dimensional crisis intervention program, was translated into seven languages and adapted in Education and Mental health organizations in Israel and abroad. The book contains methods of developing a range of coping resources, such as cognitive, imaginative, affective, physical, social and spiritual ones. (known as the B.A.S.I.C. Ph. Coping model). These creative methods and tools are used to help survivors and rescue workers deal with the aftermath of stressful and traumatic situations. Ofra is the author of the internationally known COPE Cards for Trauma & Healing, an effective tool for dealing with trauma and helping the helpers, which is presented in the following workshop. After teaching for 35 years at Haifa University she is currently the director of Nord COPE Center in Tivon, where she integrates metaphoric and transpersonal training for therapists, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




James Eyerman

James Eyerman, MD, was certified in HolotropicBreathwork and Transpersonal Psychology in 1988. He has been American Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, Adult Psychiatry, and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at USCF and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Touro University. HolotropicBreathwork Sessions are offered weekly at his private office group room in Mill Valley. California. Contact: www.jameseyerman.com.




Siegmar Gerken

SiegmarGerken, Ph.D., ECP, HP studied psychology, education, anthropology. Pioneering body-oriented and Humanistic Psychology since 1971. Founder of the Energy & Consciousness programs, www.EnergyandConsciousness.com and of Core Evolution, www.CoreEvolution.com. Adjunct teaching faculty at JFK, University; the former Santa Barbara Graduate Institute; Esalen Institute. He conducts body-oriented therapy and mindfulness-based trainings; lectures and teaches at universities and private institutes worldwide (see: Calendar of Events) on the interconnectedness of psychosomatic processes as they manifest on the levels of body, emotions, mind, will - in the field of consciousness. His research in energy field documentation of psycho-emotional states in cooperation with Prof. F.A. Popp




Drew John

John Drew, former President of EUROTAS is Chancellor of Regent’s University London and Professor of European Business at its European Business School. He has worked in diplomacy, business and government across Europe and the Middle East. He lectures and writes about getting values across in organizations.
   

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