April 9-14, 2012 Tucson

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort


presentation        WEDNESDAY  APRIL 11     8:15 - 8:40pm   (Grand Ballroom Salon A,B) 


continuing exhibit    FRIDAY  APRIL 13          6:30 - 9:30pm    (CATALINA Ballroom  J) 


                                                               WALKING THROUGH COLOR

                                               Breaking Free of Negative Habits

                                          Through Psychological and Meditative

                                                     Color Therapy Techniques   

                                                            Naama Kostiner

                                                                  Maureen Seaberg


featuring the work of illustrator, Mark Matey




     Integrating spiritual healing techniques such as meditation into traditional therapy               has been proven to do just that, allowing one to work on a freer, more intuitive level.

Color Therapy has also been known to work as a catalyst for healing processes – helping the individual get in touch with his inner voice and strengths; color is simply a form of energy, light of varying wavelengths that is scientifically proven to effect the brain. Using color as a Therapy is a truly holistic, non-invasive method which dates back thousands of years; evidence of this can be found in ancient texts from India, China and Egypt and in works of native shamanism. Ms. Kostiner will lead the therapeutic meditation and Ms. Seaberg will survey participants about whether they experienced synesthesia during the session. Synesthesia is known to occur even in non-synesthetes during the meditative experience (Walsh, 1995).




Naama Kostiner  is a psychotherapist,  personal well-being advisor and artist.   In addition to organizational coaching

and consulting for businesses she gives workshops and talks. She presented at the last TSC in Stockholm (April 2011)

Spirituality has always played an important role in her life and is a continuing influence due to her training in Native American shamanism amongst other paths. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work ( Haifa U ) and is a certified group counselor.

Maureen Seaberg is a NYC-based author and synesthete who is moderating a synesthesia workshop for the third time at TSC. She is the author of the synesthesia memoir, Tasting the Universe, which is the basis for an upcoming documentary. Her next book, The Man Who Sees Space and Time is about workshop participant Jason Padgett, a synesthete and savant. She has written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and appeared on MSNBC and PBS. She has also presented on synesthesia at Yale Divinity School, Tibet House, Vanderbilt University and New York University. As a journalist her articles have appeared in

New York Times, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post and has appeared on PBS, Oprah Radio and MSNBC. She presented at

TSC 2010, TSC2011 and is moderator for the 2012 TSC Workshop on Synesthesia

Mark Matey,  illustrator, graphic designer; his abstract The Modern Artist - A Catalyst for Perceptual Awareness

"....translating images from my consciousness onto paper was and still is the hardest part of my creative process. I am always trying to be honest about what I feel and think; not making big statements about changing the world or people's perceptions, but perhaps the things under my "bed" can keep you company?"   


See Naama and Maureen at the Synesthesia Pre-Conference Workshop - Monday April 9, from 9-5