Pam Stockton enjoyed a first career as a business lawyer in Houston. In 1999, she retired to pursue an undefined but insistent inner calling. Pam completed a Master of Theological Studies degree and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2006, and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Houston Graduate School of Theology in 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in private practice in Houston. Her holistic and body-oriented practice focuses on supporting those engaged in the journey toward wholeness. Pam has a particular interest in working with clients struggling to heal from trauma and those involved in significant transformative processes.
In early 2006, synchronicity led Pam to her first experience of Holotropic Breathwork. Certified by Grof Transpersonal Training as a practitioner in 2009, Pam credits Holotropic Breathwork with providing the key that unlocked her heart, body, mind, and soul to the deeper inner awareness only glimpsed through study.
Mark Ryan was certified as a practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork by Grof Transpersonal Training in 2003. For over twenty years he was a dean of students and a teacher of American cultural history at Yale University. Subsequently, he was Dean of the Colleges and a professor of International Relations and History at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico.
Mark holds Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale, a M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. A scholar of transpersonal studies, he is author of A Different Dimension: Reflections on the History of Transpersonal Thought (Westphalia Press, 2018). Mark has published in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and related journals; his other writings include A Collegiate Way of Living (Yale University, 2001) and articles on higher education. A former long-term member of the Board of Trustees of Naropa University, he currently is president of the Jonathan Edwards Trust at Yale.
Mark can be reached at email@example.com.
Ginger Clarkson is a Board Certified Music Therapist, a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, and a teacher of Vipassana meditation. In addition to her private practice, she trains students internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). She holds a B.A. degree in music and M.A. degrees in both music therapy and in special education. Ginger has taught at Yale University and the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico.
Ginger’s latest book is The Spiritual Dimensions of Guided Imagery and Music (Barcelona Publishers, 2018). She is the author of A Silent Cure: Transforming Preverbal Trauma ThroughMeditation (Velvet Spring Press, 2007) and I Dreamed I Was Normal: A MusicTherapist’s Journey into the Realms of Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998), as well as of songbooks, musical plays, a volume of meditation-inspired poetry, and articles about music therapy and meditation. Trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, Ginger is the founding teacher of the Cholula Vipassana Sangha in Puebla, Mexico, and now is Community Dharma Leader of Insight Meditation Houston. She currently is in training as a hospice chaplain through the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
Rob Park is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and founder of Luna Recovery Services. He has been in the addiction field since 2005, working in several prominent treatment centers around the country. He was introduced to Holotropic Breathwork in 2005, and after having a profound experience he entered the training process. Rob became certified by Grof Transpersonal Training in 2011 and has held workshops for people in recovery at various treatment centers, as well as workshops for the public. Rob is committed to the holotropic perspective as a way of life and is very passionate about supporting others in their inward journey.