Patrons

Rev. Dr. George Edayadiyil CMI

Dr. George Edayadiyil is the Provincial of the St. Joseph’s Province, Kottayam of the Carmelites of the Mary Immaculate Congregation to which Geothirbhavan belongs. (www.cmiktm. com). He has a doctorate in Biblical theology from Rome and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics and Management. He was Professor of Biblical Studies at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore.

Dr. Ernest Lawrence Rossi

Dr. Ernest Rossi is a California licensed Psychologist who became a collaborator of the legendary hypnotherapist Dr. Milton Erickson MD and received the Milton Erickson Foundation’s life time achievement for outstanding contributions to the field of Psychotherapy. He also received life time achievement award from the American Association for Psychotherapy and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Rossi authored and co-authored many books on therapeutic hypnosis starting with Dr. Erickson himself and edited the collected works of Dr. Erickson and thus an expert in the Ericksonian Hypnosis. Some of his books are the following. Rossi, E (2002). The Psychobiology of Gene Expression: Neuroscience and Neurogenesis in Hypnosis and the Healing arts. Rossi, E (2004). A discourse with our genes: The psychosocial and cultural genomics of therapeutic Team 369 hypnosis and psychotherapy.Rossi, E., & Rossi, K.(2008b). Open Questions on Mind, Genes, Consciousness, and Behavior: The Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms of Art, Beauty, and Truth in Creativity.

Dr. Bhaskar Vyas MBBS MS,

Dr. Vyas is a plastic surgeon. He has been a pioneer in the field by way of establishing plastic surgery unit at the Medical College and M.S. University, Baroda. He has trained in Edinburgh and Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia. He is a visiting professor at the M.S. University, Department of Psychology, Baroda, India. He is President of The Indian Society for Clinical Hypnosis. His bifurcation to hypnotherapy was consequent to his studies and exposure to esoteric meditation practices of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. A versatile scientific training has enabled him to advancement of Ericksonian strategies as well as to advanced understanding of Patanjali’s Raj Yoga as well as Vajrayana practice. He has published over 30 papers in the National and International journals. He has attended many National and International onferences and made presentations in the subjects of his primary specialization as well as on hypnotherapy and meditation. He has been examiner for Ph.D. at SVYASA, Swami Vivekanand Yoga Anusthan Sanshtan. A Deemed university, Bangalore. teaching Yoga practices.

Prof. Dr. Amit Gosami

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Goswami served as a full professor at the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics from 1968 to 1997. Dr. Goswami is a world renowned speaker on relating Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness. He is currently a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self- Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect. Goswami has written several other popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness. His important other books are The Visionary Window, Physics of the Soul, The Quantum Doctor, Creative Evolution, God is Not Dead etc. In the book How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization, Goswami delineated a solution space of the new quantum science based on the primacy of consciousness to broach problems stemming from materialism, 370 Transformation of Consciousness such as economic meltdowns, terrorism, and global warming. In his most recent book, Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative (March 2014), Goswami explains all facets of creativity— its definition, the quantum thinking it entails, and what is required to be creative. Most interestingly, Goswami says, “Every human being has creative potential, and grasping the quantum process— do-be-do-be-do—will help everyone to explore his or her creative potential.” Dr. Goswami is also a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. He calls himself a quantum activist. He also appeared in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” and its sequel “Down the Rabbit Hole,” as well as the documentaries “Dalai Lama Renaissance” and the award winning “The Quantum Activist.”

Prof. Dr. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil MBBS. MD

Dr. Kallivayalil is the Secretary General of the World Psychiatry Association based in Geneva, Switzerland which has more than 200,000 members belonging to 130 countries. He is also the President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry. Was the former principal of the Co-operative Medical College, Kochi and Professor of Psychiatry in the Medical Colleges of Trichur and Kottayam. At present Vice Principal, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India.

Prof. Dr. Assen Alladin

Prof. Alladin is Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor University of Calgary Medical School, Calgary, Canada. He has been practicing and teaching hypnosis and clinical psychology for over 30 years. He is the President-Elect for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and Past President and Conference Coordinator of the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society (CFCH-AS). He has served as Secretary of ASCH and President of (CFCH-AS). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the 2005 recipient of the Best Research Paper from Division 30 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alladin has published over 30 chapters and papers on clinical hypnosis and is the author of (1) Handbook of Cognitive-Hypnotherapy for Depression: An Evidence-Based Approach (2007), (2) Hypnotherapy Explained (2008), (3) Cognitive Team 371 Hypnotherapy: An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (2008), and (4) Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy (2015). He has served as Guest Editor for many internationally reputed journals on hypnosis, neurology and psychiatry.

Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Mathew Chandrankunnel

Prof. Chandrankunnel teaches at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Philosophy of Science, Science and Religion etc and as well at Christ University, Bangalore. He was visiting professor at Cochin University of Science and Technology, University of Leuven, Belgium, University of Vladimir, Russia, Vietnamese Institute for Indian and South Asian Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam and professor of Indian Studies on Scholarship a globetrotting vessel with international students etc. After completing studies in physics and philosophy in various Indian Universities, Prof. Chandrankunnel received his doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium for successfully defending the thesis “In Search of a Causal Quantum Mechanics”, comparing two interpretations in Quantum Mechanics. Prof. Chandrankunnel did his post doctoral research studies at Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Boston while staying at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston. Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, The Condemnation and Rehabilitation of Galileo Galilei, The Ascent to Truth: The Physics, Philosophy and Religion of Galileo Galilei, NavajeevaSadhana, Cosmosophy:The Physics and Philosophy of the Cosmos are some of his published works. In 2013 Prof. Chandrankunnel has given a TED lecture at IIT, Roorkee on the Evolutionary Future of Humanity. Prof. Mathew is the Associate director of the Geothirbhavan, a Counseling Centre at Chethimtom, Pala, Kerala, India. He is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal for Transformation of Consciousness, of which Dr. Ernest Rossi is the Patron. It is to be published shortly from the Global Institute of Transformation, (Gift) Geothirbhavan, Pala, Kerala. Prof. Chandrankunnel received the CTNS Templeton award in 2000 and consecutively twice the excellence award as Chairman of the Bangalore Forum for Science and Religion and at present he 372 Transformation of Consciousness is the Director of the Science and Religion Centre at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram. In 2013, his book Navajeevasadhana received the best spiritual book award – Mgr mankuzhikary Atma Vidya Award. Prof. Chandrankunnel is also a trained journalist worked as its science editor, and Chennai and Bangalore correspondent. Now Prof. Chandrankunnel is a certified hypnotherapist and conducts hypnotherapy sessions for healing and enhancing consciousness in national and international levels and train people to be hypnotherapists.

Executive Editor:

Jini K. Gopinath

Jini K. Gopinath is the Director of Mind Matters Bangalore, and an acclaimed and well known master trainer, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist who conducts workshops and seminar in India and abroad. A former Professor of Christ University Bangalore and associated with many national and international clinical hypnosis and Psychological associations and societies.

Managing Editor

Fr. Thomas Mathilakath CMI

Fr. Thomas is the Director of Geothirbhavan Counselling Centre, Pala, India. He is a trained psychologist from the La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He conducts regular psychotherapy sessions for patients and organizes hypnotherapy workshops for therapists.