Our Presenters
Allan Guggenbühl, Ph.D.

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Dr. Allan Guggenbühl completed his studies in psychology and education in Zurich. He was seminary teacher for psychology and education in the Kindergarten and Horteminar of the Canton of Zurich, as well as serving as head of the psychotherapy groups for children and adolescents in the educational counseling of the canton of Bern. Today he heads the Institute for Conflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich and Bern (www.ikm.ch). Additionally, he is a professor at the College of Education of the Canton of Zurich. Guggenbühl has published numerous publications on violence and aggression among children as well as male identities, including "Klei­ne Ma­chos in der Kri­se," "An­lei­tung zum Mob­bing," and "Pu­ber­tät echt ät­zend."

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Suzanne Gieser, Ph.D.


Dr. Suzanne Gieser (1960) has worked with research and education since 1985 with a specific focus on the history of psychotherapy. In 1996 she received the doctoral degree with the dissertation The Innermost Kernel. Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli’s Dialogue with C.G. Jung. She is the editor of the forthcoming volume issued by the Philemon foundation Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process: Notes of C. G. Jung's Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli's Dreams. She has a private practice since 2004 where she works as a licensed psychotherapist, couples therapist, and supervisor. In recent years specialized in crises management and intervention, treating PTSD and trauma and teaching on those and many other subjects.

Lahab Al-Samarrai, Ph.D.


Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a master’s degree clinical psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychotherapy and a sub-specialty in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He has been practicing for over 19 years in residential settings, clinical settings, schools, universities, and private settings. Dr. Lahab has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. He also lectures and provides clinical supervision to new professionals.

He is active in research and writing and has a relationship with the Jung Institute and the Institute for Konflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich. Dr. Lahab is the CEO of the Institute for Conflict in the United States. The Institutes focus is to apply specific techniques for conflict management and conflict resolution that has successfully reduced incidents of bullying and improved conflict resolution challenges in schools, companies, and organizations. He is currently Assistant Professor at Bastyr University, and he has taught seminars in various universities, schools, and social service agencies throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

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Fanny Brewster,
Ph.D., M.F.A

Jungian Analyst & Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She is a writer of non-fiction including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows ((Routledge, 2017), Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018), and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race (Routledge, 2019). Her poems have been published in Psychological Perspectives Journal where she was the Featured Poet, as well as in other journals.


Dr. Brewster is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Jungian related topics that address American Culture, Diversity/Equity and Creativity. She is a faculty member at the New York C.G. Jung Foundation and an analyst member with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. 

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Rima Ghandour

Partner at Ghandour Law, LLC

Rima Ghandour is the principal of Ghandour Law, a full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon. For the last twenty years, Ms. Ghandour has concentrated her work in complex construction defect lawsuits, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, product liability, insurance coverage, and personal injury claims in state and federal courts. She is licensed to practice law in four states and is able to manage client concerns throughout the Northwest. Ms. Ghandour has presented on various legal and equity, diversity, and inclusion topics. She Ghandour earned a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1998. Ms. Ghandour is active in the community and is a co-founder and Immediate Past President of the board of the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon. She was chosen by the Oregon State Bar for their Leadership College. She was also the recipient of the Oregon State Bar 2017 President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award. Rima has served on the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity Section Executive Committee and is past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee.

Our Presenters
George Kurian

Photojournalist & Filmmaker

George Kurian is a filmmaker (Production/Direction/Camera/Writing), photojournalist, and writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has worked in India, Afghanistan, Syria, Nepal, UK, Spain, Norway, Kenya, Turkey, and other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Kurian's film work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Channel 4, Canal +, ZDF, Arte, TV2 (Norway), and Doordarshan. He has had photographs published in The Daily Beast, The Sunday Times, Maclean's/Rogers, Aftenposten (Norway), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Australian, Lancet, IRIN, and through AFP. Mr. Kurian has also worked on a range of TV documentaries, from current affairs and history, to human interest and wild life in Asia and Europe. These documentaries have been broadcast on international networks like BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Arts, ZDF, and Canal+.

Alyssa Polizzi & 
Arran Rogerson


Arran Rogerson and Alyssa Polizzi are artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area. They host the Golden Shadow Podcast, an exploration of philosophy, spirituality, and self-help through an Evolutionary and Depth Psychology lens.

Listen to the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoldenShadowPodcast
Follow @Arran on Twitter
More info on Alyssa: www.alyssapolizzi.com


Dylan Hansen


My name is Dylan Hansen. I am 17 and a senior at Ballard High School. Originally I started writing because I liked to be creative. When I said, “oh I’ll right a book”, I wasn’t sure if it was actually going to happen, but it did. It took two years and a lot of revisions, but through that process I have grown as a writer and a person, and was able to write two more books as well. Writing is my passion and my dream, and I hope to inspire anyone who thinks they can’t do something, that if you keep at it with all your might, there is nothing you can’t do. My wish is for those who read my book to love the characters as much as I do, and to learn from the world I have created. Books should change you for the better, and I hope my novel does just that. I believe stories are the magic of the world, and I’ve always been one to chase magic.

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Christy Foster

CranioSacral Therapist

Christy Foster is a CranioSacral therapist and a pioneering educator, speaker, and mentor in the field of BodyMind Integration. She specializes in teaching Health and Wellness practitioners on how to interpret the subconscious language of the body.


Christy is the first certified teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy Process in the United States by the Psychosomatic Therapy College, Australia. Her proven system is derived from her 25 years of practical application and education in advanced therapeutic techniques, including CranioSacral Therapy, Emotional Release Trigger Point Therapy, Spinal Touch Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapy, and Energetic-balancing Techniques.


As a teacher, Christy guides practitioners to deeply understand and implement the techniques of BodyMind Integration. Her students learn to systematically decode the two-way communication of the BodyMind. With this integral understanding of how the BodyMind profoundly impacts the physical, mental, and emotional health of every human being, practitioners become healers.


Christy’s mission is to empower and create self-awareness for her students and clients. The education she provides serves as a supplement to the expertise of a broad range of Health and Wellness practitioners, therapists, and individuals -- empowering them to enhance their practices and lives to facilitate more comprehensive and effective therapy.

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Rebeca Eigen

Astrologer & Relationship Alchemist

Rebeca Eigen, a 7th House Astrologer and Relationship Alchemist is the author of The Shadow Dance & Astrological 7th House Workbook.

Her specialty is relationships using the timeless methods of astrology and Jungian psychology to introduce us to “the Shadow” in all of us —everything about us that is unconscious, repressed, undeveloped or denied. This is one of the most important topics that govern our personal, familial, group and national life. 


Rebeca’s study of the Shadow has given her an invaluable awareness of the unconscious and the role it plays in the relationships that we attract into our lives. We know from studying myth that Beauty eventually learned to love the Beast. 

To learn more about Rebeca visit her web site at shadowdance.com.





Isaac Miller

Founder of The Daily Archetype

In the early 2000s Isaac was trained as a Pentecostal preacher. After that spiritual side was taken to the extreme, he mostly departed that path and became a successful financial services entrepreneur. Eventually, the materialistic path was taken to the extreme. In 2017, before he knew what he was doing, Isaac decided to unite the opposites (spirit and matter). Since then, he has been on a relentless self study to find the truth, and help others do the same. He studies the works of Carl Jung and others. He was having trouble finding a place for those new to the Archetypal journey, to come together. In 2019 he started The Daily Archetype group. Since then it has expanded to several other media platforms with thousands of members, and is now a fast growing weekly podcast. He aims to continue to bring people from all walks of life of life to find themselves on the archetypal journey. 

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Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Jungian Psychologist & Playwright Member

Elizabeth Clark-Stern was Born Betsy Lumpkin in Abilene, Texas. She loved make believe, and this led years later, to her playing starring roles in productions at the Dallas Theater Center. She developed a love for playwrighting, and eventually made her living for 15 years as a screenwriter in Hollywood. At midlife it came time to pursue another passion, psychology. Now a Jungian Psychotherapist in Seattle, she has returned to her first love, theater, writing and acting in many original plays with her Shrinkrapt Theater Company. AN INTIMATE ANATOMY OF LIGHT is the company’s first Zoom production.

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Ann B. Blake, Ph.D.

Jungian Psychologist & Playwright Member

Ann B. Blake, a Jungian-oriented licensed counseling psychologist, provides individual psychotherapy and pre- and post-licensure clinical supervision in her private practice in Seattle, Washington. Formally retired from Antioch University Seattle (AUS) in 2016, Dr. Blake continues to advise students in their Integrative Studies in Psychology master’s projects and continues to supervise Psy.D. doctoral students in their clinical placements at the Antioch Psychology and Community Clinic in Belltown. In 2019, Dr. Blake was appointed to Professor Emerita status at AUS. Current community presentations focus on Jungian strategies for addressing personal and collective trauma. Dr. Blake is a charter member of the Seattle-based Jungian Psychotherapists Association. For creative activities, Dr. Blake is an acting member of the ShrinkRapt Theater Company; Dr. Blake writes both poetry and prose. 

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Tim Nelson

Educator & Playwright Member

Tim Nelson is an award-winning retiree. Or at least he’s been told that he handles retirement “like a champ” so many times that he feels like a medal winner. His work with Shrinkrapt Theater has sustained and nourished him these many years and kept him from slipping away into a fully delusional state. With Shrinkrapt Tim has trod the boards in several Seattle productions. He has also done voice and on-camera work for various local and national production companies. He has appeared on stage at Seattle’s Town Hall on multiple occasions interviewing or introducing noted authors and political figures. What has actually allowed Tim to keep casseroles in the oven, however, has been his years spent either as a teacher or as a bureaucrat. Tim is a UDub grad and holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University. 

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Karlie Markendorf 

Psychotherapist & Playwright Member

Karlie Markendorf plays the fictitious chameleon Jewel Carver in Elizabeth Clark Stern’s An Intimate Anatomy of Light.  Past Shrinkrapt Theater roles include Salome in Song of Salome and Isabella in The Deepest Secret of Everything, both written and directed by Clark Stern.


A Seattle psychotherapist in private practice, Karlie integrates art therapy, yoga/somatic practice, dreamwork, and traumawork with adolescents and adults.  In her free time, she loves singing, creating art, walking in nature, and soul time with family and friends.  She is inspired by the knowledge and practices of those who live in harmony with the land and Nature.   

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Kevin Filocamo

Playwright Member

Kevin Filocamo is grateful and pleased to direct this Zoom production of Elizabeth Clark-Stern’s An Intimate Anatomy of Light. A graduate of the Bennet Theatre Lab actor’s training program, in which he learned Stanislavski’s Method of Physical Actions as well as Shakespearean acting, Kevin’s culminating performance in the training program was as Reverend John Hale in an adapted production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Kevin has been a member of Shrink Rapt Theater Company since 2015, when he stage-produced and co-directed Elizabeth Clark-Stern’s play, Timeless Night: Viktor Frankl Meets Edith Stein. He starred as poet Paul Claudel in the play, Movement of the Moon: Reflections of the Feminine and as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in Song of Salome: Lou Andreas Salome, the Archetypes of the Unconscious, and the Dance of the Seven Veils. Kevin is currently a PhD Student and lives in the SF Bay Area. 

Robert Bergman

Playwright Member

Robert Bergman, an old actor/psychoanalyst has had the best parts of his life in recent years, including Oedipus, Tolstoy, Leonardo, Viktor Frankl, Freud (four times) and now C. G. Jung.