Lynnaea Lumbard, Ph.D., Board Chair, is a transformational psychologist, interfaith minister, wilderness guide, community weaver, social artist and strategic philanthropist.
My life path opened while a student at Stanford with a course called Consciousness and the Human Potential. Catapulted into the just-birthing world of humanistic and transpersonal psychology, I trained as a practitioner of Hoffman Process, Reichian Therapy, encounter groups for social change, NLP, psychosynthesis, psychodrama, gestalt therapy, voice dialogue, conscious evolution, depth psychology, energywork, and council.
In 1986, I co-founded Temenos Associates, a national workshop company offering introductory consciousness intensives, ongoing trainings in enneagram, voice dialogue, and dreamwork and 12-day retreats for Awakening the Heart, Embracing the Shadow, and Opening the Third Eye.
Moving to Boulder, Colorado, in 1995, I was a founding minister of All Seasons Chalice Church, building a spiritual community around the StarHouse. I co-led 12-day Vision Fasts in the Utah desert before co-creating a four-year mystery school based on the Medicine Wheel, integrating body, soul, mind and spirit through the changing seasons of life.
I turned ever more towards the wounds of our collective psyche, bringing the successful archetypal patterns that govern individual transformation to the processes to cultural healing. NewStories’ work comes out of the longing for humanity to step out of old stories of who and what we are to come into greater wholeness as individuals and into a conscious and compassionate relationship with Earth and all life.
My current work is curating NewStories to illuminate and disseminate new stories and practices for a life-affirming future. When not writing or speaking, I engage with small collaborative teams to strengthen, support and synergize the burgeoning new stories movement through convening, hosting, and facilitating social change workshops and gatherings.
I live with my husband, Rick Paine, in the land of ferries on either side of the Salish Sea: Whidbey Island, WA and Cortes Island, BC.