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• See video interviews, demonstrations and lectures 

• Written and recorded articles and interviews

• See the hundreds of presenters for whom Deborah has done Interpretive Touch Drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

Books, Chapters and Published Portfolios

Art Therapy in Healthcare Cathy Malchiodi editor, Guilford Press 2013 (chapter author)

Artists Envisioning the Divine Victoria Christensen editor Soon to be released (essay & art)

Creative Awakenings; Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art Sheri Gaynor editor, North Light Books 2009 (chapter author)

The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook Deborah Koff-Chapin; The Center for Touch Drawing 2001, expanded and updated annually

The Art of Grief; Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group J. Earl Rogers, Psy.D, Editor, Routeledge, Taylor & Frances  2007 (chapter author)

SoulCards 2 Deborah Koff-Chapin; A portfolio of sixty images for inspiration and insight – The Center for Touch Drawing 2000 (over 25,000 sold)

SoulCards 1 Deborah Koff-Chapin; A portfolio of sixty images for inspiration and insight – The Center for Touch Drawing 1995 (over 60,000 sold)

Drawing Out Your Soul, The Touch Drawing Handbook Deborah Koff-Chapin; The Center for Touch Drawing 1996 (over 12,000 sold)

At the Pool of Wonder; Dreams and Visions of an Awakening Humanity Marcia Lauck and Deborah Koff-Chapin; Bear and Co. 1989 (essay plus 22 full color reproductions)

 

Published Articles and Recorded Interviews (see updated list with links)

Beginnings – The American Holistic Nursing Association Journal – Creative Expressive Arts in Nursing, by Eileen Zorn – cover art and article about hospital consultations 2006

The Arts & Healing Network: An interview with Deborah Koff-Chapin by Danny Hobson 2005

The Artistic Style of Deborah Koff-Chapin; A Pathway to the Soul – Science of Mind; March 2005

Getting in Touch: An Interview with Deborah Koff-Chapin by Susan Dobra – Magical Blend Magazine, 2004 (also published in Cyberblend)

A Brief History of Divination Decks Janie Teague-Urbach Magical Blend Magazine 2003

The Soul’s Palette; Drawing on Arts Transformative Powers For Health and Well-Being Cathy Malchiodi Shambala 2002 Section contribution

Touch Drawing; The Creator of SoulCards Describes Process of Discovery Deborah Koff-Chapin Nexus Magazine 2002

From Paper Towels to SoulCards Cat Saunders Ph.D, Interview with Deborah Koff-Chapin;
The New Times 2000 (reprinted in Dream Network Journal 2001)

Drawing Out the Soul Alex Fisher; Kindred Spirit Magazine (U.K.) 1999

Transforming the Myth (expanded and updated)
Deborah Koff-Chapin; Aurora Magazine 1998

The Magic of Touch Drawing
Jennifer Reidel; Common Ground 1997

One Source – Sacred Journeys: A Celebration of Spirit and Art
Gary Markowitz; Markowitz Publishing 1997

Drawing Out Your Soul
Deborah Koff-Chapin; Shared Vision 1997

Touch Drawing Opens the Door to Creative Expression
Rachel Bryant; Awareness Journal 1996

Simple Moments; Discovering Your Own Visions Through Touch Drawing
Deborah Koff-Chapin; Sage Woman Magazine 1995

The Healing Arts; The Best American Artists Look at Medicine Today
Wayman Spence MD; WRS Publishing 1995 (Two page presentation with full color reproductions

Transforming the Myth
Deborah Koff-Chapin; In Context Magazine 1984
Deborah was guest co-editor of this issue of on the theme of Arts and Ceremony

Living With Ceremonial
Deborah Koff-Chapin and Ross Chapin; In Context Magazine 1983

Touch Drawing Courses, Workshops and Lectures
The Annual Touch Drawing Gathering, Clinton, WA 1997-2018
Findhorn Foundation Co-Creative Spirituality Conference Scotland 2018
Findhorn Foundation five-day Programme Scotland 2018
Cosm Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, New York 2018
Emerson College East Sussex, UK 2017 
Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA 1999, 2002, 07, 09, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, 1994, 96, 98, 2000, 02, 05, 07, 09 13, 17
The Expressive Arts Summit Los Angeles, 2017, 18 
The Expressive Arts Summit New York City, 2012, 2016, Masterclass 2013, 2018
Women of Whidbey TED-style talk at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 2014
The American Art Therapy Association 1998, 1999, 2002, 2013 – Panel presentation on Touch Drawing (2004, 2006, 2008, 2012 Open Studio Feature)
JFK University School of Arts and Consciousness, Berkeley, CA 1998-2001, 2004, 2011, 2013
Royal Roads University Continuing Ed, Victoria BC Canada 2011, 2013
Fairy and Human Relations Congress 2012 – 18
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 2 credit course – Adjunct professor         Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology Expressive Art Therapy Program, 2001-2012
Esalen Institute, Carmel, CA 2007- 2013 including month-long Work Scholar Faculty 2010
Japan Creative Art Therapies, Tokyo, Kobe, Sendai and Ishinomaki, Japan 2011, 2012
China University of Hong Kong Continuing Ed Social Work in Hong Kong 2012
Art in Hospital in Hong Kong 2012
Kaiser Institute Program in Intuition and retreats with hospital executives 2004-2012
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York 2005 – 2011
Hollyhock Vancouver 2011
Wisdom University Transformational Art Faculty, 2008, 2010, 2013
Art as Meditation Faculty, Institute for Creation Centered Spirituality 1998 – 2004
Women of Wisdom Annual Conference, Seattle, WA 1994-2017
Power of Hope Youth Empowerment Through the Arts, Clinton, WA 1999-2003, 11, 13, 14
Naropa Institute, Boulder, Co 1994, 2007
St Josephs Patient-Family Centered Care Summit 2006
San Joaquin Hospital Nurse Leadership retreat 2006
St Helena Hospital Nurse Leadership retreat 2005
St Mary’s Hospital, Loma Linda, CA 2005
University of Creation Spirituality, Oakland, CA 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006
Kaiser Permanente Hospice Volunteer Training 2005
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY 2003 Art Therapy Master Degree Program
Southern Illinois University Art Therapy Program 2003
Alternatives in London, England 2003
Agrau Art Therapy School Barcelona, Spain 2003
Prague Art Center, Prague, Czek Republic 2003
New York Open Center NYC, NY 1983, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013, 2014
The International Labyrinth Association Annual Conference 2002
Heritage Institute, (CEU credits for Educators) Seattle, WA 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
American Expressive Therapy Association 1985, 1987, 1990
Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing 1990, 1992, 1996
The Association for Humanistic Psychology 1990, 1992, 1993 (plenary presenter) 1996
Antioch University, Seattle, WA 1984, 1992
Chinook Learning Center, Clinton, WA 1982-1990
The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 1990, 1992
The Association for the Study of Dreams 1990
The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ongoing Touch Drawing activity throughout conference) 1990
Wainwright House Rye, NY 1981, 1983, 1984
New York State Art Teachers Association 1978
New Horizons for Learning 1987, 1988
Plus numerous other workshops and presentations in various settings

Organizational Commitments
Ordained minister of Incarnational Spirituality, Lorian Association 2012- present 
Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies 2001-12
Adjunct Faculty, Wisdom University 1998, 2002 – 2013 
Board of Directors, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association 1998-2002
Founding Director The Center for Touch Drawing 1990-present
Board of Directors of Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY 1978-1979

Honors and Awards
People’s Choice Award – Coalition of Visionary Retailers 2016
Women of Whidbey TED-style talk 2014
Seattle’s Best Music – Best CD Cover 2001
Coalition of Visionary Retailers Visionary Awards Finalist – SoulCards 2 2001
Selection, Book of the Month Club’s One Spirit Review – SoulCards 1 1996, Drawing Out Your Soul 1997, SoulCards 2 2001

Solo Exhibitions
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA 2004 – Major exhibition of 108 works
Isle of Art, Langley, WA 2004
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley, WA 2002
International Expressive Art Therapy Association Conference, Banff Art Center, Banff, Canada 2002
The Livingroom Gallery, Eastsound, WA 2001
Parkinson Gallery, Eastsound, WA 1994
In Her Image Gallery, Portland, OR 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997
Carolyn Hartness Fine Art, Seattle, WA 1986
The New York Open Center, New York, NY 1985
Unity in Diversity Conference, Seattle, WA 1984
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA 1983
Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA 1983
The Institute for the New Age, New York, NY 1981
Interface Conference Center, Newton MA 1981
The Gallery at the Piano Factory, Boston, MA 1981
Solidaridad Humana, New York, NY 1979 (Exhibition to celebrate the unveiling of Deborah’ s mural, The Touching of Hands)
Fantasia Art Gallery Sloatsburg, NY 1968 (age 16)

Group Exhibitions
Feminine Mysticism in Art: Artists Envisioning the Divine Ashland, OR 2013
Brave Destiny, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2003
100 Sacred Visions, Payerbach, Austria 2000
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, San Francisco, CA 2000
Vision, Myth and Magic, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA 1993, 1994
The Artist as Shaman, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH 1993
Childers Proctor Gallery, Langley, WA 1990, 1992
Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, IL 1991
The Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Stony Point, NY 1984
Chochokum Arts Festival, Langley, WA multiple
A Circle of Women’s Visions, Corvalis Art Museum, Corvalis, OR 1983
Arcosanti, Cordes Junction, AZ 1983
Planetary Village Conference, Clinton, WA 1983
Reverence for Life, Conference of World Religious Leaders, New York, NY 1982
Thorpe-Intermedia Gallery, Sparkhill, NY 1980
Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY 1980

Audio and Video Recordings
Beneath the Word Deborah Koff-Chapin, drum, voice, singing bowls, 42 minute musical CD
The Center for Touch Drawing 2012
Touch Drawing; A Guided Experience Deborah Koff-Chapin; voice, drum, chimes, guided imagery, 78 minute CD The Center for Touch Drawing 2002 
Crossing the Veil Zikr Lead vocalist; Sufi Zikr lead by Eric Narayan Waldman, Oneness Project CD 2001
Goodbye Lullaby

Organizational Consulting
Hospital executive, administration, board and staff retreats and trainings in collaboration with Kaiser Institute: White Memorial Medical Center, Michigan Health Alliance, St Mary’s Hospital, St Helena Hospital, San Joaquin Hospital, Mercy Hospital, PSI Arista, Program in Intuition, Banner Health System, Program in Philanthropy & others

On-stage creation of Touch Drawings to create visual images of corporate issues in collaboration with Transformance Theater 1993-1996. Worked with the following corporations:
Boeing Aircraft multiple, Hewlett Packard multiple, including commissions of artwork for notecards for corporate development, Sun Microsystems Inc., James River Corporation
Simpson Paper Company, Seattle Center, Implementation Management Associates (consultants to Fortune 500 companies)

Book Covers and Interior Art
Women of Wisdom: Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women Kris Steines 2009 Cover art, essay plus thirty-three of Deborah’s conference drawings were included in this anthology.
In the Spirit of We’Moon; Celebrating 30 Years; An Anthology of We’Moon Art and Writing 2010 (12 pieces of interior art)
We ‘Moon Calendar Mother Tongue Ink numerous editions plus Wall Calendar 1992- 2018 
The Flame of Incarnation David Spangler Lorian Press 2010 (cover art)
Bones that Float; A Story of Adopting Cambodia 2007 Kari Grady Grossman (cover art)
Marissa the Tooth Fairy Karla Andersdatter 2005 (fully illustrated children’s book)
The Butterfly Tree (fully illustrated children’s book)
Finde deine Traume Christopher Weidner, 2003, Ludwig
Women Called to the Path of Rumi Shakira Reinhertz 2001 Hohm Press
In Search of Woman’s Passionate Soul Caitlin Matthews 1997 Element Books
Soul Therapy Joy Manne 1997 North Atlantic Books
Spiritual Apprenticeship Greg Bogart 1997 Dawn Mountain Press
Goddesses for Every Season Nancy Blair Element Books 1995
We Moon Calendar Mother Tongue Ink numerous editions plus Wall Calendar
Angelic Dialogues Stephen Schwartz 1993 Riverrun Press
Company of Prophets Joyce Elaine Noll 1992 Llewellen publications

Artwork in Magazines and Journals
Dream Network, A Journal Exploring Dreams and Mythology cover, interior, multiple issues 1990-2016
Nyt Aspekt – Elverfolket Kalder by Soren Hauge & Lad Kaerligheden Stromme by Robert Taylor 2012
Beginnings – The American Holistic Nursing Association Journal cover  2004, interior art 2011, 2012
Sacred Pathways 2004, 2012
Isabella cover 2004
Mystic Pop cover 2004
Magical Blend Magazine 2002
Bodhi Tree Book Review cover 1998, 2002
Banyan Tree Book Review cover 2001, 2002
DreamTime Magazine cover, feature artist 2001
Continuum Magazine 2001
Gene Watch, A Bulletin of the Council for Responsible Genetics cover art, feature artist 2000, 2001
USR La Revista De Reiki en Espanol cover art, interior 2000, 2001
Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures 2001
Conscious Living Magazine interior art 1998, feature article 2001
Kindred Spirit UK, 1999 feature article
Crone Chronicles cover art, interior; multiple issues 1996-1999
Psychological Perspectives cover art, interior 1990, 1991, 1997
The Quest cover art, interior, multiple issues 1995-1999
Sage Woman Magazine multiple issues including feature article 1994-1998
Woman’s Way Magazine cover art and interior, multiple issues 1995-1997
Creation Spirituality Magazine cover art, feature artist 1991, 1992, 1995
Women’s Spirituality Calendar 1991
We’moon Calendar cover art, interior; multiple publications 1988-2012
Mother’s Underground cover art and interior, multiple issues 1990-1994
Common Boundary 1991
Darshan Magazine 1991, 1993
The Creative Woman cover art 1990
Common Ground cover art 1990
In Context: A journal for Humane Sustainable Culture cover art, interior, multiple issues including two feature articles 1983-1993
Woman of Power multiple issues, including feature on Deborah’s Touch Drawings created during the labor to birth her daughter 1987
Parabola; Myth and the Quest for Meaning 1982
City Woman Magazine cover 1990
Shaman’s Drum Shamanic Arts Gallery 1989
The American Theosophist; The Spiritual in the Arts 1982
Association for Humanistic Psychology Perspectives 1981
Dromenon; A Journal of New Ways of Being cover, interior, multiple issues 1978-1982

Collections
Four Circles Foundation, San Jose, CA
New Horizons for Learning, Seattle, WA
Learning Methods Group, Buckinghamshire, England
Interface Newton, MA
Wainright House, Rye, NY
Foundation for Mind Research, Ashland, OR
Mead Institute, New York, NY
Whidbey Institute, Clinton, WA
Kirpal Ashram, Delhi, India
St Mary’s Villa Sloatsburg, NY
Harrison Public Library, Harrison, NY
Hilda Charleton Meditation Center, NY NY
Plus numerous private collections

Inner Portraits
Deborah has also originated a form of portraiture that she calls the Inner Portrait. This is a series of Touch Drawings that reflect multiple aspects of the soul. Since her first sitting in 1982, Deborah has completed over 300 Inner Portraits.

Ceremonial Designer, Multi-Media Artist and Vocalist
Monthly Sacred Sound Bath, Aldermarsh Retreat Center WA 2017 – present
Monthly Healing Sound Bath, Healing Circles Langley WA 2016 – present 
Fairy and Human Relations Congress WA 2014-2018 
Whidbey Institute 40th Anniversary Celebration 90 minute closing ceremony 2013
Whidbey Institute Millennial Celebrations Large community multi-media ritual design, vocalist, slides of artwork 1999-2000, 2000-2001
Matthew Fox’s Techno-Cosmic Mass Artwork slides used in Mass for Gaia 1998-2002
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Saturday Night Ritual & Celebration – Design, leadership and vocalist 2000, 2002
Mevlevi Order of America Zikr, Lead vocalist, Seattle 1995-2002
Instant Infinity Vocalist for improvisational musical group including Talia Marcus on violin, Laurie Riley on harp, Bob Effertz on tabla, harmonium and digereedo 1998-2002
Chinook Learning Center/Whidbey Institute Community rituals 1983-2002
Whidbey Island Ceremonial Circle Co-founder and active member of ongoing improvisational sacred arts and ritual group, 1983-present

Education
Lorian Association Ordination Program 2010-2012 plus ongoing training 
BFA Cooper Union 1974
Studied with NY Times art critic and author, Dore Ashton, and artists Larry Poons, Jack Tworkov, Deborah Remington (studio assistant) Doug Sanderson (studio assistant), Chris Wilmarth, Paul Resnick and others. Received ‘crits’ and experienced lectures from visiting artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Al Held, Helen Frankenthaler, Agnes Martin and others.
Foundation for Mind Research with Dr. Jean Houston multiple trainings 1976-1983
Tree of Life School for Living Ceremonial with Elizabeth Cogburn; Apprentice in multi-modal sacred ceremonial process 1977-1983

Interpretive Touch Drawing by Deborah Koff-Chapin
See conference galleries from recent years

Through the immediacy of Touch Drawing, Deborah is able to visually portray both the content and energetic qualities of a lecture, poetry reading, or musical performance. She creates 6 to 9 drawings per hour. These images are then displayed for the audience to reflect upon. In some settings, they are sold as a benefit for charitable causes. The images can also be posted in social media, published with conference proceedings, or in association with the published works of the author whose words she has interpreted. Deborah engages in this process along the sidelines without distracting from the presentations. Occasionally, she is on stage so that people can witness the Touch Drawings being created. Below are the hundreds of authors, musicians, religious leaders and wisdom elders for whom Deborah has drawn:

Upcoming: 
Co-Creative Spirituality Conference, Findhorn Foundation, Forres, Scotland Sept. 2018 

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, Toronto, Ontario Canada Nov. 2018

The Dawn of Interspirituality, Costa Rica 2018 and Washington 2013 
See 2018 galleries and presenters  See 2013 galleries and presenters

Gaianeering, Lorian Association, Seattle 2017 
See conference galleries and presenters

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah 2015 
See conference galleries and presenters 

Sacred Events and Spiritual Leaders 1998-present
The Gayalwang Karmapa, Ammachi Devi Bhava Ceremony, H.E. Dza Kilung Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, Mevlevi Order of America Whirling Dervish Sema (1998 -2016),  Mayan Sacred Fire Ceremonies in Guatemala with Tata Pedro, Sister Lucy Kurien founder of Maher in India, the Anam Chara of the Céili Dé, Shodo Harada Roshi, (multiple times including collaboration of Deborah’s Touch Drawings with Roshi’s Calligraphy in his Temple in Japan, 2012), Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery (Deborah also introduced the monks to Touch Drawing)

Touch Drawing in Historic Sacred Spaces
Mayan Temples in Guatemala including Tikal, Sogenji Monastery in Japan, Iona Abby on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh Scotland, Callenais Stone Circle in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Avebury Stone Circle in Avebury, England, Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France

Whidbey Institute Lectures at Thomas Berry Hall in Clinton, WA 1995-2018
Charles Eisenstein,  Andrew Harvey, David Spangler, Brian Swimme, Shodo Harada Roshi, Rupert Sheldrake, Joanna Macy, Bill Plotkin, Satish Kumar, Drew Dellinger, Chloe Goodchild, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jane Goodall Ph.D, Jean Houston Ph.D, Rachel Remen MD, Arthur Zarjonc, Caroline Myss Ph.D, Joan Borysenko Ph.D, James Twyman, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yehzkel Landau, Laura Simms, Gioa Timpaneli, Sherry Anderson, Paul Ray, David La Chappelle, David Abram, Michael Stillwater, Ellias Lonsdale, Ilona Selke, Emily Day, Gina Sala, David Hykes, and many others.

Women of Wisdom Annual Conference Seattle, WA 1993-2017
See WOW retrospective galleries 1995-2017
Thirty three of Deborah’s drawings were included in the 2009 anthology Women of Wisdom by Kris Steines, including as cover art. Starhawk, Cindy Dale, Nicki Skully, Normandi Ellis, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jean Houston, Naomi Tutu, Ubaka Hill, Susan Weed, Caroline Sutherland, Yvonne Oswald, Peggy Dylan, Donna Eden, Joan Borysenko, Starhawk, Libby Roderick, Kris Steines, Sobonfu Some, Kellianna, Susan Armstrong, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Ferron, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Peggy Rubin, Lorraine Bayes, Shauna Carol, Tami Kieves, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Lisa Thiel, Kelliana, Sacred Fire Choir, Delilia, Sandra Locklear, Karen Mehringer, Ann Waldman, Vicki Noble, Cherie Carter Scott, Rianne Eisler, Margot Adler, Shakti Gawain, Sherry Anderson, Paul Ray, Isabel Allende, Angela Davis, Angeles Arrien Ph,D, Marion Woodman Ph.D, Jean Shinoda Bolen Ph.D, Jean Achtenberg Ph.D, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Nicki Scully, Rhiannon, Luisa Teish, Starhawk, Gabrielle Roth, Jamie Sams, Susun Weed, Chris Williamson, Lorraine Bayes, Tickletoon Typhoon, Mary Ann Morrissey, Margot Anand, Jean Houston, Ph, D. and many others. 

International Expressive Art Therapy Association Conference 2007, 09, 13, 17
Shaun McNiff, Paolo Knill, Robert Maci, Dicki Johnson Macy, Elizabeth McKin, Paulus Berensohn, Maria Gonzalez Blue, Stephen Levine, Jack Weller, Daria Halpern, Ellen Levine, Karen Estrella, Sally Atkins, Elder Dave Courchee Jr, KC Adams, Jade Harper

New Story Summit, Findhorn Foundation, Scotland 2014
See conference galleries and presenters

US Systemic Constellations Conference, Seattle WA 2013
See conference galleries and presenters

Bioneers Northwest Regional Conference 2010, 12, 13 
David Korten, Margaret Wheately, (Jane Goodall, Antony Cortese, Gloria Feldt via webcast)

Musicians and Musical Events, 1982-present at various locations
Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, B’Earth: Awakening Love’s Body, ONE The Event, Dreamdance, Watersines, Holly Near, Gina Sala, Sacred Fire Choir, Rumi Celebration, Philip Glass, Michael Franti, Hamza El Din, Paul Winter Consort (Missa Gaia, multiple), International Dance Therapy Conference, Susan Osborn, Babatunde Olatungi, Sister Monk, Scott Huckabay, Harper Tasche and others

Poets, Storytellers, Authors and Activists 1982-present various locations
Chris Jordan, Joanna Macy, Maya Angelou, Judith Adams, Coleman Barks, Marianne Woodman Ph.D, Gary Snyder, Carolyn Myss Ph.D, Robert Bly, Ken Carey, Shariff Abdullah, Pramila Jayapal, Steven Levine, Dorothy Maclean, Paul Hawkin, Gioia Timpanelli, Zuleika, and others

Whidbey Winter Gathering 2011, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 
Multiple presenters

Fairy and Human Relations Congress Twisp, WA  20011-2018, 
Brooke Medicine Eagle, R.J.Stuart, Orion Foxwood, Michael Dunning, Danielle Creeksong, David Spangler, Robert Moss, Dan Nanakin and others. Deborah has also co-lead many of the the major ceremonial events.

Kaiser Institute Programs and Consultations with Hospitals, 2002-2012
Hospital executive, administration, board and staff retreats and trainings at such institutions as White Memorial Medical Center, Michigan Health Alliance, St Mary’s Hospital, St Helena Hospital, San Joaquin Hospital, Mercy Hospital, PSI Arista, Program in Intuition, Banner Health System, Program in Philanthropy & others

Yes! Magazine 15th Anniversary Celebration in Town Hall, Seattle 2011 
Van Jones, Bill Mckibben, David Korten

A Celebration of the Tree of Life in the Time of the Great Turning,  Seattle 2010
Joanna Macy, Michael Meade, Gina Sala, Betsey Beckman, Char Sundust, April Sotura and others at St Marks Cathedral

Seeds of Compassion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu April 2008, Seattle, WA 
Other presenters were Dr. Rob Bell, Sister Joan Chittister, Jasmit Singh Kochar, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Rabbi David Rosen, Pravrajika Vrajaprana. Roshi Joan Halifax, Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, Bishop Stephen Charleston, Linda Kavelin-Popov, Reverend Samuel B. McKinney, Doug Pagitt, Father William Treacy, Shelia Evans-Tranumn, Steven Shankman

Kaiser Institute Two Worlds Wisdom Gathering 2007-2012
R.J. Stewart, Toltec Elder Tiakaelei, Lench Archuleta, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, Rabbi Miriam Maron, Bill Tiller, Scott Hendrickson, Polynesian navigators, Leland Kaiser Ph.D, Leanne Kaiser, Kevin Kaiser and others

Wisdom University January 18-22 2010, November 10-15 2013 
Wisdom and Civilization lecture series with James Garrison; Held space for Touch Drawing students to also do Interpretive Touch Drawing during the final lecture.

International Conference on Engaging the Other; The Power of Compassion, Common Bond Institute 2006, 07, 08
Huston Smith, Ph.D, Maryanne Williamson, Stanley Krippner, PhD., Benina Gould, PhD, Skip Robinson, PhD, Kirk Schneider, PhD, Ahmad Hijazi, MA, Don Edward Beck, PhD., Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, Reverend, Marc Pilisuk, PhD, Luisah Teish, Osprey Orielle Lake, Lorin Troderman, Moderater: Alvaro Cedeno, JD, Corinne McLaughlin, PhD, Louise Diamond, PhD, Alvaro Cedeno, JD, Tashi Wangdu, Hazel Henderson, Pete Seeger, US Representative Dennis Kucinich, Michael Nagler, US Representative John Conyers Senator John Vasconcellos, Louise Diamond Ph.D Hijazi, MA, Brenda Naomi Rosenberg, Imad Hamad, Imam Mohamed Mardini, Marilyn Youngbird, NAHHP, Anna Rodina, Ph.D, Len Traubman, Libby Traubman, Sandra Friedman, MS, Steve Olweean, MA, Mukti Khanna, Ph.D, Chip Baggett, MA Imam Hasan Qazwini, Rabbi Brian Walt, Marilyn Youngbird, NAHHP, Reverend Kenneth Flowers, Geshe Gendun Gyatso, Aftab Omer Ph.D, Steve Olweean, Kalamazoo Mayor Hannah McKinney, Maureen O’Hara PhD, Archbishop Elias Chacour, Sam Keen PhD., Ruchama Marton MD, Gay Leah Barfield Ph.D., Satsuki Ina PhD., Mohammed Abu-Nimer PhD., Aisha Gray Henry MA, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone MA, Geshe Gendun Gyatso, Jeffrey Mishlove,PhD., Joseph Montville PhD., Alexander Badkhen MD, Mark Pevzner MA, Charles Behling PhD., A T Miller PhD., Jane Dutton PhD., Margaret Warner PhD., Anna Rodina PhD., Marianne Williamson, Aftab Omer PhD., Don Edward Beck PhD, Dan Bar On PhD., Sharif Abdullah, JD. James O’Dea PhD., RsD. Annah Rodina PhD., Senator John Vasconcellos

Patient-Family Centered Care: Body, Mind, Spirit – Serving With Compassion and Intention St Joseph Hospital System Summit 2006
This retreat of ‘Champions’ from every hospital in the system focused on their sharing powerful stories of bringing the spirit of compassion into the everyday life of their hospitals. Keynote address Erie Chapman.

World Peace Forum – International Panel: Parliamentarians Supporting Departments of Peace in Their Countries 2006 
Hon. Douglas Roche (Canada), represented by Dr. Saul Arbess; Congressman Dennis Kucinich (USA); Hon. Dr. Arthur Chesterfield-Evans MLC (Australia);Mr. Shokichi Kina, Member of the Diet (Japan), represented by Mr. Hideaki Nakagawa; Mr. Fred Fakari’l, (Soloman Islands Government); Mr. Franklin Quijano, (Philippines Government); Mr. Paul Van Tongeren, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (Netherlands). Marianne Williamson Moderator (USA)

Sacred Activism – Finding a New Political Compass for America
Wisdom University May 11 – 14, 2006 Seattle, WA
Caroline Myss, Jim Garrison, Sheley Secrest, Cindy Sheehan, Robert F Kennedy, Jr., Jean Houston, Betsy Beckman, Bill Aal, Susan Burns & Peggy Holma, Kathianne Lewis, Dr. Bill Grace, Rev Dr Jack Sullivan, Jr., Walter Link, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Paul Ray, Margot Adair, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marianne Williamson, Total Experience Gospel Choir

Burning Word, The Festival of Poetic Fire! 2006 Whidbey Island, Washington
Washington Poets Association – many poets too numerous to mention

Peace Works Conference 2006 Olympia, Washington Rachel Corrie Foundation
Cultivating a Just and Enduring Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi keynote presentation

Prameni Poets for Peace at Sanalan Poetryfest in Prague, Czek Republic, 2003 
Featuring performing poets from the Naropa-Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Sanalanfest, Vienna, Labyrinth Poets, Ubannomadmxs-artists, Czek and English language poets including the Alchemy Poets and anti-war poets

University of Creation Spirituality D.Min Program Oakland, CA 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 Andrew Harvey, Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D, Matthew Fox

Gather the Women Congress, San Francisco, CA 2003
Various presenters including Lynn Twisp, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D  

Playing Peace and New Humanity Conference, Ashland, OR  2003, 2004
James Twyman, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Neal Donald Walsh, Jean Houston Ph.D., Stephen Simon, Jose Arguelles, Gina Sala, Scott Huckabay and others

International New Age Trade Show 1997-2001 
Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Ph. D, Hank Wesselman, Ph.D, Leonard Shlain MD, Cherie Carter-Scott, Jean Shinoda Bolen Ph.D, Huston Smith Ph.D, Shakti Gawain, Denise Linn, Michael Roads, Neal Donald Walsh, Robin Larson Ph.D, Steve Larson, Ph.D, Elia Wise

Transformance Theater Corporate Retreats
On-Stage Touch Drawing during meetings and retreats of Hewlett Packard, Boeing, Sun Microsystems, James River Corporation, Simpson Paper Company and Seattle Center. Deborah has fulfilled image commissions from Hewlett Packard for use in corporate graphics.

Body and Soul Conferences Seattle, WA 1995, 1996
John Bradshaw, Marianne Williamson, Joan Borysenko Ph.D, David Whyte, Father Matthew Fox, Judith Orloff, Jean Houston Ph.D, John Kabat-Zinn, Terrence McKenna, Brian Weiss, Bernie Siegal MD, Andrew Weil MD, Larry Dossey MD

Napra Author’s Breakfasts; American Bookseller’s Association 1995, 1996
Carolyn Myss Ph.D, Julia Cameron, Jeremy Tarcher, Christiane Northrup MD, Father Matthew Fox, Terrence Deal, Michael Jones, Joseph Sharp

10th Annual Conference on Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing 1996
Ruth Inge-Heinz Ph.D, Christopher Lantz, Felicitas Goodman Ph.D, William Gogh Ph.D and many others. Images published with conference proceedings.

Naropa Institute Celebration of Beat Poets 1994
Alan Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Meredith Monk, David Amram, Anne Waldman

The Sacred in the Arts Conference Cathedral St John the Divine New York 1993 
Father Thomas Berry, Kitaro, Thomas Moore Ph.D, Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Tuva, Frederick Franck, Carmen Moore (Mass for the 21st Century) and many others.

Earth and Spirit Conference Seattle, WA 1992
Father Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Vivienne Hull, David Spangler, Susan Osborn, Native American Elders Billy Frank and Jewel James

Association for Humanistic Psychology Conference 1992 
Mboli Umoja, Al Huang, David Whyte, Charles Johnson MD, David Darling

Association for Transpersonal Psychology Conference 1991
Jean Shinoda Bolen Ph.D, Angeles Arrien Ph.D, Father Thomas Keating

New Horizons for Learning Conferences 1984, 1987, 1988
Tony Buzan, Dee Dickinson Ph.D, James Machado Ph.D, Reuven Feurenstein MD Howard Gardner Ph.D and others.

Unity in Diversity Conference 1984
Swami Satchitanada, Mother Tessa, Gesshen Midwer, David Spangler, Vivienne Hull

The First Earth Mass by Paul Winter Consort 1982
At the Cathedral of St John the Divine, NYC, NY