Lynda Skinner Pirtle
Lynda Skinner Pirtle, Associate Producer, is a holistic counselor who integrates indigenous healing traditions, dream work, spirituality, and mindfulness into a career that now includes filmmaking. After the military and college, Lynda worked her way up the corporate ladder to become a VP at a multinational financial services company, where she taught leadership development and emotional competencies to hundreds of employees. Pirtle won management awards by simultaneously increasing business productivity and the emotional intelligence of the culture. In parallel with her corporate career, Lynda was studying and practicing insight meditation, compassion training, and shamanism. These broad experiences culminate in a singularly unique ability to skillfully read and attune to others. This capacity enables Lynda to inspire, coach, and direct her private clients, executives, and parents towards their own innate wisdom. Her knowledge of the mind and heart helps her guide others to connect with their intentions, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors for the purpose of increasing congruence in relationships, whether personal and professional. Lynda is also driven to increase awareness of the role of trauma on adult coping mechanisms, which affect family dynamics and work environments. Pirtle brings integrative ethics-based mindfulness programs to businesses, schools, and parenting communities. A youth advocate for over 25 years, Lynda continues to support at-risk youth.
Bob Harris, M.A.
With a background in Psychology, Bob Harris’ professional life today has two primary components. The first is as a Consultant for individuals and couples. The second is his work as a Hands on Healer. Using a 4 year Diploma in Energy Healing, Bob promotes growth, change and healing by working with his clients’ energy fields. He received his Masters degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, in 1987. He also began to study the spiritual teachings of the RIDHWAN School or Diamond Approach, based on the life work of A. H. Almaas, which he continued with until 1994. Bob practiced as a Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator in Seattle until 2008. In 1999 he obtained a four-year diploma in Energy Healing from the Northwest School of Healing. Bob Harris is a Reiki Master and an Ordained Minister. His journey has been about learning how to listen to his heart. He is committed to helping his clients discover their deepest longings and follow their dreams. Together they explore the fears that block us from listening to our heart and achieving what we truly want from this precious life.
Candace Rosen, LCSW, has been in private practice for over 25 years, specializing in helping clients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or trauma. To obtain her license to practice independently Candace received supervision at Phoenix’ premier psychiatric hospital. She is trained in Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Grief Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing, a body-oriented therapy for trauma. For many years, Candace was the Clinical Director of the STAR Retreat, a ten-day intensive personal growth workshop. Candace’s passion is helping people heal from trauma so they can have a happier, healthier life.
Catriona O'Curry, M.A.
Catriona O’Curry’s professional development began as a Family Therapist in Seattle. She received her Masters in Applied Behavioral Science from LIOS/Bastyr University in 1995 and practiced as a Psychotherapist until 2008. Catriona taught Interpersonal, Group Communication, and Cross Cultural Psychology at Community Colleges in Washington and Arizona. In 2000, she earned a four-year diploma in Energy Healing from the Northwest School of Healing, also becoming a Reiki Master and a Cranio Sacral Therapist. Catriona loves to teach about Energy Medicine. It is both practical and deeply spiritual material which has the power to transform when combined with personal work. Her focus is to empower her clients and students by bringing their awareness to the level of the energy body. As we become more aware of where we hold emotions in our energy systems, we begin to lead our lives with more mastery. Catriona enjoys working with men, women, and children on their personal power.
Cheryl Sharp holds the unique perspective of a person who has recovered from significant mental health challenges, a trauma survivor, a family member of a loved one who died as a result of mental health challenges, and a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. Sharp has worked with adult trauma survivors for over 30 years and trains and speaks internationally on trauma-informed approaches and suicide prevention. She received a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Voice Award in 2015 for her work and personal stories educating the public about trauma and behavioral health and the Lou Ann Townsend Courage Award for her contributions to persons with psychiatric disabilities. As an exclusive consultant to the National Council’s Trauma-Informed Approaches Learning Communities, Sharp has led over 700 organizations in the implementation of trauma-informed approaches across the spectrum of services.
Jordan Hill is a professional storyteller and mindfulness educator. His long-time career as a storyteller hatched from a confluence of world travel and working in education, and it has allowed him to thoroughly explore and apply the functional power of narratives. He has brought this experience to bear on a wide range of fields, as well as with organizations such as NASA, national museums, and cultural groups. Throughout all of this, he has been a serious meditator—a background which he combines with his work as an educator and storyteller to teach mindfulness to everyone from young children through adults.
Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach, is a family therapist, author, and Board Chairman of the Children’s Success Foundation. He has authored 13 books including Transforming the Difficult Child, which remains bestselling on ADHD and his most recent book, Igniting Greatness about applying the Nurtured Heart Approach to oneself as a way of transforming life and relationships. Howard spends much of his time providing trainings to parents, educators, treatment professionals and those wishing to have transformative impact. He has been called the most influential living person working to have children free of medications and lives of greatness. His work is currently being research by Rutgers University and the University of Arizona, where he guest lectures at the School of Public Health as well as at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine residency program.
For the past 30 years, Robert Litman has guided clients and students in the use of movement, breath and sound as a tool for personal growth, restoring healthy breathing rhythms and structural alignment. He founded The Breathable Body in 2003. He co-developed the Wellsprings Practitioner Program with Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and co-taught and co-developed additional programs with her for 18 years. Robert has been a faculty member and head of the Departments of Anatomy and Physiology and Movement Education at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts Massage School, Tucson, AZ. He teaches the Buteyko Technique of Breathing Retraining, helping people with disorders such as asthma, insomnia, sleep apnea, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, and specializing in anxiety and panic attacks. He is a founding member of the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA) in the US as well as trainer of educators in the Buteyko Technique. He was a preceptor at the University Of Arizona School Of Integrative Medicine teaching the Buteyko Technique to visiting doctors for Dr. Andrew Weil for 5 years. Robert has an advanced certification in the Duggan-French Approach to Somatic Pattern Recognition, a structural alignment modality in the lineage of Dr. Ida Rolf. Robert now makes his home on Vashon Island, WA, continuing to offer private sessions and classes in movement and breathing. He regularly leads classes and workshops worldwide. www.thebreathablebody.com
Lucid dreamer, Robert Waggoner, wrote the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its 14th printing), and co-authored the award winning book, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner co-edits the online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience at www.DreamingLucid.com, and teaches lucid dreaming internationally at workshops and through his semi-annual on-line workshops at GlideWing.com. A lucid dreamer since 1975, Waggoner created a simple technique to help himself become lucid and now promotes lucid dreaming’s potential for emotional and physical healing, accessing creativity, and encouraging personal and spiritual growth. Visit his website at www.LucidAdvice.com
Writer, musician, poet, ecologist, shamanist, and astrologer, Scotty Johnson
synthesizes thirty years experience helping individuals and groups find creative
inspiration and personal healing. A student of Drs. Stanislav Grof, Andrew Weil,
Richard Tarnas, Jack Kornfield, and Sandra Ingerman, Johnson focuses on
activating the “inner healer” in each of us. Trained to lead workshops in
Holotropic Breathwork, cross-cultural shamanism, and Laughter Yoga, he has led
dozens of workshops, taught breathwork and yoga with Dr. Weil’s Program in
Integrative Medicine and collaborated with the University of Arizona Medical
Center conducting laughter therapy studies. He’s currently offering private
healing sessions. More information about him can be found at scottymcjohnson.com.
Albert Sombrero was born and raised on the Diné (Navajo) Reservation. He was born into the Bitter Water Clan (maternal side) and the Red House Clan (paternal side). He is a fluent speaker of the Navajo language and was raised traditionally by his maternal grandparents near Inscription House and Navajo Mountain area. Albert holds two Masters degrees from the University of Arizona: a MA in American Indian Policy Studies and a MEd in Higher Education. He facilitates healing through Native American ceremonies in modern behavioral health contexts. He has decades of experience working with people who suffer from addictions, trauma, mental, physical and spiritual health issues. He continues to serve the urban Native American community by conducting therapeutic groups in chemical dependency, Native American inter-generational trauma and unresolved grief and loss issues. He is also a certified Firestarter for White Bison Wellbriety grassroots movement, a Roadman and Sweatlodge leader.
Tony Redhouse, of the Navajo nation, is a Native American sound healer, spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker, Eagle/Hoop dancer and award winning recording artist who uses his voice and music to move communities, worldwide. He is founder of Native American Yoga and is a certified instructor. Tony has served as a traditional Native American practitioner & consultant to Native American communities and behavioral health organizations teaching seminars in Native American culture, spirituality and arts/crafts to children and adults. Tony has developed a cultural based curriculum for all ages that incorporates Native spirituality as a solution to drug, alcohol and gang related issues, through meditation circles, storytelling, music and dance. His services have been requested from the corporate world, entertainment industry, to agencies supporting hospice work, substance abuse recovery and individuals suffering from cancer and emotional trauma.
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