Peter Blum

Organizer/Producer Peter Blum has been fascinated by stories all of his life. A practitioner of Ericksonian hypnosis, he is a leading exponent of the use of story to induce trance and make effective suggestions to the unconscious. He has studied … Continued

Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy

Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy are co-authors of Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story (pub. 2015). Lewis graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. He completed his residencies … Continued

Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas, Ph.D.

Shelley is a popular California newspaper columnist and media personality who works as an adjunct college and hypnosis instructor. She is the author of 17 books including “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Everything, “The Mysteries of (Magnificent) YOU,” and “Denial is … Continued

David Gonzalez, Ph.D.

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence”. In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award … Continued

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham is an author, poet, and therapist. She says of herself, “I have been writing fiction since I was twenty-two. I have published seven novels as well two collections of poetry. So Ecstasy Can Find You, my third collection, … Continued

Mitch Ditkoff

  Mitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions, and has recently been voted a top 5 speaker in the field of innovation and creativity by Speakers Platform, a leading speaker’s bureau. Mitch is the author of the brand new Storytelling at Work: How Moments … Continued

Gioia Timpanelli

Gioia Timpanelli is often called the ‘Dean of American Storytelling’; she is today considered one of the world’s foremost storytellers – widely respected as both a master and scholar of the ageless art. She won two Emmy Awards (Citations of … Continued

Doug Grunther

Doug Grunther has been one of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated radio talk show hosts for over 30 years. As host of WDST’s Woodstock Roundtable, Doug has hosted a wide variety of poets, authors, storytellers, musicians, and healers. In 2006 Doug … Continued

Paul McMahon

Paul McMahon says “You got a problem? Tell it to the Rock ’n’ Roll Therapist and he will sing a song on the spot, and it will be healed – he guarantees his 100% cure rate. If he sings a … Continued

Richard Schwab

I’ve been Mything you. Have you ever had a recurring dream? What about the same thing, but in your waking life? It’s like you’re living out the same relationship, or feeling echoes of past moments in work over and over. … Continued