Christopher Lee Nutter
Christopher Lee Nutter is a writer, public speaker and media consultant in New York City. He is the author of The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom (HCI Books, May, 2006). Endorsed by Seat of the Soul author Gary Zukav and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, as well as appearing in over 30 magazines and newspapers including The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, Publisher's Weekly, The Miami Herald, Out and The Advocate, The Way Out received widespread acclaim for its universal, easy to understand and doctrine-free approach to philosophy and self-realization. His first story, a personal essay on life inside the closet, appeared in Details magazine in 1994. He has since written on cultural trends for The Village Voice, Vibe, The New York Times, and New York Magazine; gay issues and politics for The Village Voice and Out; spiritual classes, spiritual teachers and trauma therapy for Time Out New York; and the nature of book publicity for Publisher's Weekly. He was also a nightlife columnist for HX magazine in New York; a contributor to the grooming section of Cargo magazine; and the first writer to report on the influence of gay culture on straight men in a 2001 piece for The Village Voice, with essays and reportage to follow in The Advocate and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, and interviews on VH-1 and Naked New York. He has also taught for The Learning Annex and Media Bistro. His consulting business, Nutter Media Insider Solutions, specializes in PR, branding, media strategy, ghostwriting, speechwriting, and proposals, and his clients include graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar and Proof Photo, representing many renowned contemporary photographers. To learn more, go to: www.christopherleenutter.com
Dr. Christine Ranck
Christine Ranck, PhD, LCSW, is a trauma therapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She earned a PhD from the International University, a Psychoanalytic Certificate from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a Masters degree in social work from Hunter College, and Bachelors degrees from the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. Christine specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma, as well as in creativity and performance enhancement for professional and non-professional artists and performers. For many years she was part of the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Rape Intervention Program in NYC, providing emergency care and treatment for rape survivors, as well as the volunteer director of Amnesty International’s East Coast speaker’s bureau. Since 9/11 Christine has treated hundreds of firefighters, police, and survivors of the World Trade Center attack. She is part of a team of volunteers who give daily educational tours of Ground Zero through Tribute NYC, a visitor and learning center that opened on the site in 2006. Christine has also spent many years as a professional singer/actress, appearing on and off Broadway and in theaters and nightclubs all over the US and Europe. She is an accomplished musician and studio singer, and has sung on many familiar commercial jingles, movie soundtracks, and record albums. Her vocal trio, Jukebox Jane, currently tours and performs nationally at conferences and special occasions, and was recently featured guest artist with the New Haven Symphony. Christine has appeared on many national talk shows, including The Today Show. To learn more go to www.christineranck.com.
Dr. David Grand
Dr. David Grand, is a psychotherapist, writer, lecturer, performance coach and humanitarian famous for the discovery and development of the internationally acclaimed “Brainspotting” method that brings about life-changing breakthroughs. Dr. Grand is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PhD from International University, and is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the arenas of healing trauma and enhancing performance and creativity. His “Brainspotting” method and Blocks-busting Audios are now used by thousands of therapists on every continent seeking to break through the limitations of talk therapy. Dr. Grand has a roster of clients that include many successful television, film and stage actors, professional athletes, business leaders, and survivors of profound traumas (including 9/11 and Katrina) who have sought his powerful methods out as a means to realize the kind of personal, professional and creative breakthroughs they long for most. He is also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trainer, Consultant and Therapist. To know more go to: www.blocksbuster.net