Faculty biographies

Luisa Barbato certified Reichian body psychotherapist, is a member of the Board as well as supervisor of SIAR (Italian Society of Reichian Analysis) and is the director of the Scientific Committee of AIPC (Italian Association of Body Psychotherapy. She was elected member of the Italian Board of Professional Association of Psychologists and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Forum of European accredited body-psychotherapy training institutes. She teaches body-psychotherapy in numerous Italian post-graduate schools of psychotherapy. 

Nicolya Christi Futurist, Visionary, Published Author
Nicolya Christi’s first book  ‘2012: A Clarion Call: Your Soul’s Purpose in Conscious Evolution’ was placed in the top ten of Spring 2011 book reviews by Publishers Weekly. Twice nominated Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Ervin Laszlo endorsed it as The most remarkable spiritual book on this or any other subject that I have ever read. Barbara Marx Hubbard has referred to Nicolya Christi as Our guide through this evolutionary world shift, one of the best I have encountered as well as stating the following; Nicolya’s book, ‘Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World’ provides the new education for the first age of conscious evolution. Nicolya is currently writing her third mainstream book: A New Story for Humanity: New Self – New Story – New Life – New World.
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Allan Combs, Ph.D. Director, The Center for Consciousness Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and holds appointments at Saybrook University, and the Graduate Institute of Connecticut. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain including Consciousness Explained Better; award-winning Radiance of Being; The Victorian’s Guide to Consciousness; Synchronicity, with Mark Holland; Mind in Time, with Ben Goertzel and Mark Germine; Changing Visions, with Ervin Laszlo; and Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth, with Ervin Laszlo. He is founder of The Society for Conscious Studies, co-founder of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences, member of The General Evolution Research Group, and of The Club of Budapest. Combs is founder and Co-Editor of the Journal of Conscious Evolution, Associate Editor of Dynamical Psychology and was the winner of the 2002-2003 National Teaching Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

Linda Groff Ph.D. Director, Global Options and Evolutionary Futures Consulting, and Emeritus Professor, Political Science & Futures Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has been involved for many years with global-local organizations in these areas, and has published numerous articles and books, including: Evolution Evolving: Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World; Editor, Future Human Evolution: Transhumanist/Technological, Environmental, Civilizational, and Consciousness-Based Perspectives; and Sustainable Peacebuilding: The Challenge of Building Cultures of Peace on Planet Earth, Based on Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Peace, Nonviolence, & Community Peace Wheels. Linda has an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Alexander Laszlo Ph.D. former President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Director of the Doctoral Program in Technology Innovation and Management at ITBA, Argentina. He is President of Syntony Leadership, and former Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and was named Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI). He serves on the Editorial Board of several peer reviewed research journals and is the recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award.

Chris Laszlo, Ph.D. Associate Professor of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, faculty director for research and outreach of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, visiting professor at the Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, distinguished visiting scholar at Benedictine University, and managing partner of Sustainable Value Partners, a sustainability strategy consulting firm. Selected a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. Author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business, Embedded Sustainability: the Next Big Competitive Advantage, Sustainable Value and The Sustainable Company.

Ervin Laszlo, Docteur d’Etat (Sorbonne) is Director of The Laszlo Institute Of New Paradigm Research, Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder/Co-Director of the Ervin Laszlo Institute of Advanced Study (Denmark), Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), The Polyhistor Prize of the Enrivonmental Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015) and holds Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. Author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages and about four hundred research papers and articles, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.

Folker Meissner, MD. founder and chairman of the German Academy of Energy Medicine and Bioenergetics, is founder and head of a clinic for holistic medicine in Koenigswinter (Germany). His focus is on consciousness-based aspects of medicine, catalyzed self-healing and related complementary fields of healing. He is principal trainer on two cutting-edge devices in energy medicine and developed and conducted courses on bioenergetic and informational healthcare, employing his method of holistic HOLAR(R) medicine.

Nitamo Federico Montecucco MD. Ph.D. researcher in neuroscience, psychosomatic and PNEI (psico-neuro-endocrine-immunology). Professor of psychosomatics at the Master in Complementary Medicines of the University of Medicine of Milan, Collaborating Center of Complementary Medicine of WHO (World Health Organization), and professor at the University of Medicine of Pavia and Siena. He conducts experiments on brain coherence, as a measure of psychosomatic integrity, studying normal and sick people (stress, depression, anxiety, etc.) and published numerous books and articles in Italian and in English scientific journals.

Sarah Verwei Founder and Director of Syntony Leadership (The Netherlands), is Ambassador and Practitioner for facilitating dialogues at Syntony Quest, and is Consultant/Lead Developer Didactic and Pedagogic Resources, Practitioner for Life Affirming, Future Creating and Opportunity increasing pathways for Organizational Change.