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Glenn Hartelius, PhD, holds an MA in Religious Studies from Loma Linda University and a doctorate in East-West Psychology from CIIS . He is co-author of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, and editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. His work has helped to develop a literature-based definition for the field of transpersonal psychology, and originate somatic phenomenology as a research method for studying subtle phenomena of attention and presence. He serves as Secretary of the International Association and is a Director of ITA Professional. In addition to CIIS, he has taught courses in transpersonal psychology for Naropa University, Saybrook University, Middlesex University, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology/Sofia University, where he also served as core faculty.

Christine Brooks, PhD, is an independent coach and educator with over 20 years of experience integrating creativity and self-awareness practices into her own work and in supporting the work of others. She has a doctorate in psychology with specializations in clinical psychology and transformative education and research from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Areas of research and teaching expertise include diversity and multicultural counseling, qualitative research methods, feminist psychology, transformative education, and friends and social networks. Christine co-founded the Science of Friendship Project in 2012 because she believes that our capacities for interaction and connection are our greatest commodities.