Marriage and Family Therapist
Founder, Sacred River Healing
Bahman A.K. Shirazi is former director of graduate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He has been actively affiliated with that organisation since 1983.
His doctoral dissertation, "Self in Integral Psychology" was the first of its kind in the field of integral psychology. His work draws from the approach of Haridas Chaudhuri, focusing on an integrative approach to psychology, with the goal of developing insights into the nature of human psychospiritual development and integral self-realization.
Dr. Shirazi has taught at several San Francisco Bay Area universities: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), and previously at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), and Dominican University of California.
He served as Associate Producer for the documentary film, Integral Consciousness (Director, Mark Kitchell; Producer, Alan Baiss ©2008.) and as a panel member of OHI's first Winter Webinar, Facing North, in 2016. His publications include many articles in peer-reviewed journals, some of which are listed here.
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Expressive Arts Therapist
Christinia Eala is Founder and Executive Director of Tiyospaye Winyan Maka (Extended Family of Women on the Earth), a Colorado non-profit for more than fifteen years in support of the mission to “advocate, promote and support alternative housing and energy, nutritional and educational sovereignty.” Read more about Christiana at Authors, Artists, and Editors.
Christopher and his wife, Taylor, own Freshies of New Mexico, where they are perfecting the art of high tunnel polyculture on 300 acres along the Rio Grande River in Velarde, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more about Christopher and Taylor at Authors, Artists, & Editors.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the international Transition Towns Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master's degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.