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Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Barbara Mainguy

Barbara Mainguy studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Toronto and received her Master’s degree in Creative Arts Psychotherapy at Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to that, she had worked as an artist and an artist in residence in the mental health system for a number of years. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Maine and works as a psychotherapist at Cornerstone Behavioral Health in Bangor, Maine. She is certified in hypnosis and has taught hypnosis for the American Psychiatric Association, the New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and other organizations.

She has worked in primary care settings as a behavioral health clinician and as a psychotherapist. Her interests include doing psychotherapy with people who have been diagnosed as psychotic, working with people who are having chronic pain, and exploring the interface between art and psychotherapy and healing. She enjoys group therapy and group medical visits. She is the author of a number of papers on health care with aboriginal people and on psychotherapy and psychosis and on chronic pain. She has written a book with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, entitled Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story. Currently, she has almost completed her M.F.A. in documentary film making through York University, Toronto. She is the Director of Education for the Coyote Institute in Orono and has a part-time private practice with Dr. Mehl-Madrona in Orono, Maine.

Events with Barbara Mainguy

Transformation Intensive
June 30 - July 5, 2024

Join us for an extra-ordinary journey into transformation in the nestled space of the Hollyhock retreat on beautiful Cortes Island. Rewrite your story through a loving process of exploration and change. We will let this non-ordinary island breathe us into non-ordinary spaces of our consciousness. In the landscape, we will…