COP 26 • Full Program

Program Overview Past Days:

Mon, Nov 1

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Jens Riese

Meaningful Conversation with Pat McCabe

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

Tue, Nov 2

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Robin Alfred

Daily Updates from COP26 with Paul Dickinson

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Louise Marra

Meaningful Conversation with Jojo Mehta

Wed, Nov 3

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Hilorie Baer

Daily Update from COP26 with Federico Bellone

The Anatomy of Inaction - Climate Change & Collective Trauma with Thomas Hübl

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

Thu, Nov 4

Daily Attunement to COP26

Daily Update from COP26 with Sarah Queblatin

Global Social Witnessing

Meaningful Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

fri, Nov 5

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Laura Calderón de la Barca

Daily Update from COP26 with Sandrine Dixson

Global Social Witnessing

Meaningful Conversation with Nora Bateson

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

sat, Nov 6

Meaningful Conversation with Sabine Lichtenfels

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Louise Marra

sun, Nov 7

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Thomas Hübl

Getting to Yes for One Sun One World One Grid with William Ury

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

mon, Nov 8

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Robin Alfred

Daily Updates from COP26 with Brother Spirit & Brother Embrace (Plum Village)

Global Social Witnessing - The Anatomy of Inaction - Climate Change & Collective Trauma with Thomas Hübl

'How Collective Trauma relates to Money, and Money relates to the Climate Crisis' with Patricia Farrar-Rivas & Dana Lanza

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Louise Marra

tue, Nov 9

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Jens Riese

Daily Updates from COP26 with May East

'Communities on the Frontline of Climate Change' Global Social Witnessing with Kosha Joubert

'Racial Injustice and Climate Change' with Ruby Mendenhall

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Louise Marra

wed, Nov 10

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Hilorie Baer

Daily Update from COP26 with Chad Frischman (Project Drawdown)

'Presence and Absence at COP26' - Global Social Witnessing with Kosha Joubert

'Presence and Absence at COP26' - Global Social Witnessing with Kosha Joubert

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

thu, Nov 11

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Laura Calderón de la Barca

Daily Update from COP26 with Sonita Mbah

Meaningful Conversation with John D. Liu

Relating Through Silence - Meditation with Eva Giedt

fri, Nov 12

Daily Attunement to COP26 with Markus Hirzig

Daily Update from COP26 with Mumta Ito

'Quantum Social Change for a Thriving World' with Karen O'Brien

Gratitude and Celebration - You are all invited!!

speakers

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Thomas Hübl

is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been facilitating large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, available here. His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world.

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Pat McCabe
or Woman Stands Shining

 is a Native American elder whose work explores the meeting point between ceremony and deep social healing. Pat was born into the Dine (Navajo) nation, and has also received a spiritual training with the Lakota tradition. She travels and teaches widely on the indigenous science of Thriving Life. Her work seeks to revivify human knowledge and meaning-making, by restoring the holistic knowledge practices known to indigenous people.  “To be the disembodied intellect and observer rather than passionate participant, and harmonious co-Creator, has led to a great mis-understanding of who we are, where we are, and how it is.”

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Jojo Mehta

Jojo Mehta co-founded Stop Ecocide in 2017, alongside legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, to support making severe harm to nature an international crime.  As the campaign’s Executive Director and key spokesperson, Jojo has overseen the remarkable growth of the global movement while coordinating legal developments, diplomatic traction and public narrative.

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Charles Eisenstein

is an essayist and the author of several books, including The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.

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Nora Bateson

is an award-winning filmmaker, research designer, writer, educator, international lecturer, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”.

She wrote, directed and produced the documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of Gregory Bateson.
Nora’s work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems.

Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.

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Sabine Lichtenfels

Peace-Researcher, Co-founder of Tamera, Head of the Global Love School. Since 1978 she has been working on the Healing Biotopes Plan together with Dr. Dieter Duhm. In 1995 she co-founded the Peace Research Center Healingbiotope 1 Tamera in Portugal. For decades she is a source and internationally renowned voice for female peace knowledge, which she offers in conferences and seminars, books and speeches as well as in international peace actions

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William Ury

William Ury

William Ury’s passion is helping people, organizations, and societies get to seemingly impossible yeses, agreements that work for everyone. Trained as a social anthropologist, he has worked as a mediator and negotiation adviser in many of the world’s toughest conflicts from the Cold War to the Middle East.  He is co-author of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and the author most recently of the award-winning Getting to Yes with Yourself. He is co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, where he currently directs the Global Negotiation Initiative. Ury is also co-founder of the Climate Parliament, a forum for parliamentarians and civil society to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.
 
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Patricia Farrar-Rivas

is a founding principal, as well as the CEO, of Veris Wealth Partners. She has been providing investment advisory and wealth management services since 1992, with a focus on sustainable, responsible and impact investing.  Patricia is a principal consultant to the Envestnet Sustainability Platform. Prior to Veris, Patricia led the effort by Silicon Valley-based public accounting firm, Frank, Rimerman + Co. to launch its new investment advisory subsidiary, Frank, Rimerman Advisors. She also co-founded the New York office of Progressive Asset Management in 1994.

Earlier in her career, Patricia worked with Veris co-founder Michael Lent and community leaders in Central America on economic development, local empowerment, and social justice. She realized the degree to which economic factors were embedded in the challenges they faced, and, as the responsible investing industry was emerging in the U.S., turned her attention to advising asset owners on the potential impact of their investment policies and decisions.

Patricia currently serves as the Board Secretary for 18 Reasons, a non-profit providing Cooking Matters classes to low income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Patricia was previously a member of the Advisory Board for Envestnet Asset Management, a member of the Standards Council for the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and a Board Member of As You Sow. Patricia is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and a Certified Investment Strategist (CIS).

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Dana Lanza

founded Confluence Philanthropy in 2009 after serving as the executive director of the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA). While at EGA, Dana provided networking services to over 250 grantmaking organizations from across North America and Europe. Confluence Philanthropy’s mission is to transform the practice of investing by aligning capital with values of sustainability, equity, and justice. Confluence supports and catalyzes a membership network of private, public and community foundations; family offices; individual donors; and their values-aligned investment advisors representing more than $92B in philanthropic assets under management, and over $3.5T in managed capital. Within the membership, Confluence leads a $2 trillion investor coalition for racial equity; and a climate solutions working group of paradigm shifting investors.

 

 

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Ruby Mendenhall

is a Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an affiliate of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives; the Cline Center for Advance Social Research; Epstein Health Law and Policy Program; Family Law and Policy Program; the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Mendenhall is an Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Mendenhall’s research examines how living in racially segregated neighborhoods with high levels of violence affects Black mothers’ mental and physical health using surveys, interviews, crime statistics, police records, data from 911 calls, art, wearable sensors and genomic analysis.

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John D. Liu

Filmmaker, Ecologist, Founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps, a grassroots movement to regenerate degraded lands worldwide. John made the documentaries Green Gold, a Prix Italia award winner, and Hope in a Changing Climate, named the best ecosystem film at the International Wildlife Film Festival.

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Karen O'Brien

is a professor at the University of Oslo and co-founder of cCHANGE, an organization that supports transformation in a changing climate. Her research emphasizes the social and human dimensions of global environmental change. She has been named as one of the most influential researchers over the past decade and has written and contributed to many articles, books, and reports. In 2021 she was a co-recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Climate Change. O’Brien’s new book You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change for a Thriving World introduces a radically different way of thinking about climate change and social change. Inspired by ideas from quantum physics and quantum social science, this new approach – known as quantum social change – describes a conscious, nonlinear, and non-local approach to the transformations needed right now to address multiple global crises and shows how every single one of us matters in the process of transforming our future.

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Daily Updates

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve

has 30+ years of European and international policy, business leadership and strategy experience with a particular focus on EU and international climate change, sustainable development, green growth, conventional and sustainable energy solutions and sustainable finance.

She is currently the Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between lecturing, facilitating difficult conversations and advisory work. She holds several advisory positions for the European Commission: Chair, Expert Group on Economic and Societal Impact of Research & Innovation (ESIR); Member, Assembly on Research & Innovation (DGR&I); TEG Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, Chair, Manufacturing & Outreach (DGFISMA). She sits on several Advisory Boards for Climate KIC, the European Aluminium and the IEEP and is a Senior Associate and faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a Senior Associate for E3G. In addition, she is an Ambassador, for the Energy Transition Commission (ETC) and a Senior Advisor to Interel and Xynteo. In 2017 Sandrine co-founded the Women Enablers Change Agent Network (WECAN).

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Paul Dickinson

founded CDP in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. Paul previously co-founded Rufus Leonard Corporate Design and EyeNetwork, which was the largest videoconference booking service in Europe.

He has served as a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Paul has authored various publications including the book Beautiful Corporations published in 2000 by Financial Times Prentice Hall. The book introduced the concept of sustainability product marketing which is growing in significance as a force in contemporary commerce.

Paul is Chair of the Trustees of the NGO ShareAction as well as a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland where he has established a program of seminars and retreats now used by the responsible investment community as well as emerging social businesses. He is an advisor to the NGO Influence Map and is a trustee of the grant making Friends Provident Foundation.

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Federico Bellone

Federico Bellone

is an environmental scientist and activist, devoted to unleashing the regenerative potential of nature, food and agriculture to reverse the impacts of climate change on people and planet. He is an associate of Athena Lab for Social Change (https://linktr.ee/athenalab), a social enterprise whose purpose is to unlock individual and collective transformations for a thriving and sustainable future by offering
methodologies that blend a systems-change approach, contemplative practices and sustainability. He has spent most of his life living and working between Latin America, Europe, and United States.
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Sarah Queblatin

Sarah Queblatin

is an inclusive design strategist passionate in transforming the narrative of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Design for Resilience and Regeneration. With a background in mental health and psycho-social support, ecopsychology, and expressive arts , she applies a trauma-informed understanding of regenerative resilience in her work with climate and conflict vulnerable communities. Sarah is a core team member of Permaculture for Refugees and is contributing to ways to decolonize permaculture through Principle 0. She has worked with the Global Ecovillage Network as UN and Advocacy coordinator and as representative to the UN Climate conferences. She started Green Releaf Initiative in the Philippines, one of the most climate vulnerable nations in the world, working with regenerative solutions for food sovereignty, regenerative livelihood, and ecosystem restoration. She combines this work with a passion project called Kalikhasan: Living Story Landscapes,  working with local culture bearers and creatives in designing places of remembrance, resilience, and regeneration in communities facing loss and damages from climate emergencies. Sarah is also shaping a dialogue journey on decolonizing and transforming narratives of ecosystem restoration between the global north and south called Restore-Restory, where learnings can offer shared wisdom, collective healing, and emerging ways of regeneration from countries already facing harsh climate emergencies around the world.

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Brother Embrace

Brother Phap Dung (pronounced “Yung”)

is a senior Teacher in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village community. Born in Vietnam in 1969, he escaped  with his family aged ten and became a refugee in America. He has helped bring a spiritual dimension to ecological activism and the climate movement, representing his community at the Paris COP21. Brother Phap Dung is passionate about bringing mindfulness practice and well-being into educational settings, offering young people an alternative and sustainable way to engage themselves with the social, racial, and environmental challenges of our times.

 
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Brother Spirit

Brother Spirit

also known as Brother Pháp Linh, is a Zen Buddhist monk ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. A musician and mathematician, he is pioneering new approaches in the meeting of science and contemplation. He is becoming a leading voice in a new generation of young monastics, helping to bring awareness and healing to the collective trauma of climate grief and anxiety.

 
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May East

May East is a British/Brazilian urban ecologist, sustainability educator and social innovator. Her work spans the fields of cultural geography, music industry, and women’s studies, A UNITAR Fellow she holds a Master of Science in Spatial Planning with specialization in the rehabilitation of abandoned villages.  A PhD candidate at University of Dundee, her current research investigates the role of women in bridging the historic urban planning gender gap in theory, policy and practice through regenerative perspectives.  Her research interests, also, include nature-based solutions for urban planning and the use of regenerative design approaches for shaping eco-communities, mining cities, slums, transition and ghost towns. Co-founder of Gaia Education she is currently the UN House Scotland Director of Cities programme. May was designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders by Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon three years in a row and Women of the Decade in Sustainability and Leadership by Women Economic Forum 2019.
 
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Chad Frischmann

Chad Frischmann is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind Project Drawdown. In collaboration with a global team of researchers, Frischmann designed integrated global models to assess the world’s most effective climate solutions and determine if, when, and how the world can reach “drawdown,” the point in time when the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. With an interdisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Frischmann works as a systems strategist to build a new, regenerative future with cascading benefits to the environment and to human well-being. As head of research and technology since Project Drawdown’s inception, Frischmann is a key spokesperson and coalition-builder dedicated to sharing the message and model of Drawdown with the world.

With a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Frischmann provides a systems-based, action-orientated approach to research and strategic leadership. Previously, as the senior program officer at The Europaeum, an association of leading European universities, Frischmann worked to further international collaboration through academic mobility and exchange between students, researchers, and those working in the public and private sectors. He taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to international agencies such as UNESCO, the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

 
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Sonita Mbah

is combining her role at The Pocket Project with her Masters in World Heritage Studies. She is a passionate food grower, Permaculture designer and facilitator. For over 10 years, she was the Administrator of Better World Cameroon and co-initiator of Bafut Ecovillage, an off-grid learning center North West of Cameroon. As Executive Secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network Africa, she brings regenerative community and social enterprise development to several African communities.  In 2017, Sonita received the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award by the Women and Gender Constituency for empowering women on the earthen cook stove technology. Driven by her passion for healing colonial trauma, Sonita took the Principles of Collective Trauma Healing course with Thomas Hübl.

 
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Patrycja Slawuta

 is an Australia-based, NYC-educated and Poland-born behavioural scientist, serial entrepreneur, and life-long learner. After spending 10+ years in academia, Patrycja founded SelfHackathon, a NYC-based global boutique behavioural consultancy of scientists that applies evidence-based research to help organizations and enterprises navigate the complexities of human nature in the face of disruption, change and uncertainty.

 After being chosen specifically by the Australian Government to migrate to Australia in March 2020 as a part of its Global Talent Program, Patrycja founded Unlab, a company whose mission is to take behavioural science out of the laboratory and into life through in-depth research initiatives, immersive learning programs and evidence-based consultations.

 Patrycja believes the human mind is the world’s most untapped natural resource. As such, her mission is to give people and organizations clear frameworks and practical tools to meaningfully and efficiently mine their own minds in order to find purpose, clarity and alignment. In her free time she runs marathons, reads scientific books and meditates. In that particular order.

 
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Facilitators

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serves as CEO of the Pocket Project. She holds an MSc in Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author, coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of sustainable development, curriculum development and intercultural collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to the healing of divides and collective trauma ever since. Kosha has received the Dadi Janki Award for engaging spirituality in life and work and the One World Award for her work with the Global Ecovillage Network. She serves as host and mentor on Thomas’ online courses, co-moderated two Celebrate Life Festivals and was a co-host of the 2019 and 2020 Online Summit on Collective Trauma.​

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Jens Riese

works as transformational coach, trauma therapist, leadership trainer and social change facilitator. He has been supporting government, NGO and company leaders, as well as communities through transformations for 20 years. As Senior Partner at McKinsey he co-founded and led practices for sustainability, economic development and centered leadership. Jens supported more than 20 countries and 50 companies in designing and implementing plans for a more sustainable and resilient economy. He pioneered the use of lab approaches to engage diverse stakeholders from all sectors in social change and crisis recovery, incl. in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea. Jens has been studying intensively with Thomas Hübl and has hosted some of his online events. His therapeutic training includes IFS, NARM, NLP, LCP, somatic and team coaching. He has a PhD and research background in developmental and evolutionary biology as well as environmental management.​

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Robin Alfred

is an organisational consultant, facilitator, trainer and executive coach – and a Senior Programme Director for Olivier Mythodrama. Robin worked in criminal justice in London, before moving to the Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland in 1995 where he founded Open Circle Consultancy. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals across all sectors – corporate, public, and third sector. His facilitation work is designed to cultivate the self-organizing principle in groups and individuals and to support the emergence of transformational fields. Robin is a registered facilitator for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Robin has been studying with Thomas Hübl for the past 12 years. He has served as a host and mentor for almost all of Thomas Hübl’s online courses, co-moderated two of the Celebrate Life Festivals and was a co-host of the 2019 and 2020 Online Summit on Collective Trauma.

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Laura Calderón De La Barca

is an integral-intuitive psychotherapist , cultural analyst and collective healing researcher who lives in Mexico City. Her engagement with collective trauma led her to write in 2007 a PhD thesis that analyzed her home country, Mexico, in an imagined psychotherapeutic session. She has studied with Thomas Hübl since 2016, and is a graduate of the Pocket Project training which completed in 2018. She has conducted online therapy sessions with people in English and Spanish since 2012, presents on psycho-education, and carries out “Healing from Colonialism” workshops with Indigenous communities in Mexico and other countries. She is on the Steering Committees for Research, Colonialism and Writing groups for the Pocket Project​

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Eva Giedt

is a psychotherapist and mental health nurse practitioner in private practice and offers online private sessions utilizing mystical principles. She is passionate about embodied purposeful living, conscious relationships, field awareness, and the explorations at the edge of the known and unknown. She works with individuals and facilitates groups and corporate wellness trainings. She teaches meditation and qi gong and is a certified Hakomi Therapist. Eva has been involved in healthcare as a practitioner and teacher for 30+ years. In 2011 she participated in the first US intensive with Thomas Hübl and has worked closely with him ever since. Eva is a Teacher for the USA Practice Group Leader Training. Eva works and lives in the SF Bay Area and Monterey California.

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Louise Marra

has post graduate qualifications in environmental management, public policy and Jungian and Transpersonal psychology. She has trained with Thomas Hübl for many years including through the Pocket Project. She is an executive coach and group process leader employing many different modalities including somatic therapies. She works mainly with diverse groups of leaders on transforming patterns of the past and leading for systems change, within us and within the whole. She has worked for Prime Ministers, boards, NGOs, corporate teams, public sector and philanthropy across the globe in emergent practice, social innovation and leadership. She is deeply connected to the living planet and all its beings, and is part of the Ngai Tuhoe tribe in New Zealand and is passionate about reconnecting people as nature.

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Karen Gold Sherman

Karen Gold Sherman

has a background as a Somatic Experiencing Therapist and is a Senior Assistant and Consultant for this work. She has trained in Early Somatic Attachment work with Diane Poole Heller where she also served as an Assistant and Coordinator. She also trained in Biodynamic Cranial work with Franklyn Sills. She is a Brennan Healing Science practitioner and was on Faculty at the school for 10 years, teaching, mentoring teachers and supervising students. She is certified in Core Energetics. Her background also includes working as an Occupational Therapist with parents and children for 30 years. 

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Markus Hirzig

has 30 years of experience in accompanying people, especially in body therapy (physiotherapy, osteopathy) and also in personal development and growth. Markus works to help his clients develop a deeper sensitivity for tensions in their body and the body’s energy field as well as their origins. He works with people both in his practice and also online internationally. Since 2002 Markus has had intensive contact with Thomas Hübl and has accompanied people and their personal processes during Thomas Hübl’s seminars and online courses for many years. Since 2011 he has also been involved in the training and further education of the team of assistants.

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