Robert began as the School of Spiritual Psychology in 1992. For 10 years, he traveled as much as 30 weeks per year, throughout the US– as well as Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and the Philippines–developing spiritual psychology as a contemplative discipline. In 2002, he established a center in North Carolina, where people came for courses and soul retreats.
Because of the contemplative manner of engaging soul and spirit, he never had the sense that either soul or spirit was confined to the human being, but that the whole world is in constant creating and permeated with soul/spirit presences. Since 2015, in keeping with the development of the school, much of the new work focuses on developing capacities of “spiritual-Earth” awareness.
Besides teaching, presenting at conferences, and invited teaching at universities, Robert has written eight books, is on the editorial board of Self and Society: The International Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and is a Founding Fellow of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Sister Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Gabriele is a skilled volunteer facilitator and retreat guide dedicated to the recovery of the Christian mystical tradition and the honoring of intuition and creativity in spiritual deepening.
She is well known for her Franciscan approach to contemplative ecological consciousness and her workshops are grounded in the wisdom of the Christian mystics as well as contemporary spiritual thought both East and West.
Her mandala-making and intuitive painting sessions are creative personal growth opportunities and she also offers individual intuition training and creativity coaching sessions.
In 1983, Gabriele authored a small book, Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen. She has been sharing her love of Hildegard ever since. Every September, she hosts a Hildegard Fest at the Christine Center and a “Hilde-garden” is newly evolving.