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Writing Facilitator and Healing Arts Practitioner, Lisa Avnet, LMT, CHt

The Berkshire Writer's Haven brings to life Lisa's dream of offering a sanctuary for writers and creatives to work away from the demands of their daily lives.  The Haven integrates her extensive experience as a healing arts practitioner with her lifelong experience as a writer. 

Lisa works in the Health and Healing Department at Canyon Ranch Lenox  as a full time Healing Energy Practitioner, as well as in private practice.  Prior to moving to Massachusetts, she owned and operated a healing arts practice in NW Connecticut and NYC for 25 years, which specialized in restorative bodywork, energy healing, and hypnosis.  Lisa is proud to be a graduate of the world renowned Barbara Brennan School of Healing, the only energy healing school in the US accredited to offer a Bachelors Degree.  She has extensive training in Hypnotherapy through the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, and a host of other in depth healing arts certifications. 

Membership: AWP -Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Transformative Language Arts Network, International Women's Writing Guild, Healing Story Alliance, National Storytelling Network, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, International Association for the Study of Dreams,  National Guild of Hypnotists, American Massage and Bodywork Professionals, and the International Board of Hypnotherapy 

Mark Avnet MA, MPS

Founder, Converging Arts LLC

Mark is an accomplished trainer and has taught public speaking and presentation skills to thousands of professionals.  He is available for individual coaching sessions in these skills during your stay at the Haven. Prior to founding Converging Arts, Mark was Dean at 360i, founding and leading 360iU, the L&D and Thought Leadership group at this well-known digital-first advertising and marketing agency. 

Mark’s academic credentials include Professor and founding Chair of the Creative Technology program at VCU Brandcenter; Chair of Communications at Russell Sage College/Sage Colleges of Albany; Visiting Professor at Marist College; and Adjunct Professor in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The Berkshire Writer's Haven Writing Retreats


Converging Arts LLC
Pittsfield, MA 01201

860-985-1682