From Kiev, Ukraine. Guest International Teacher, 2017
George is a pioneer of rites of passage in the Ukraine. He and Kateryna Babenko have developed rites of passage in their country and in neighboring countries. George first participated in a vision quest during his personal crisis of age when he changed his profession from psychiatry to more relational psychotherapy. In the midst of the difficulties he found resources and inner strength to navigate his crisis with insights from his vision quest experience. Since that time he has considered rites of passage as his life’s work, and, as a psychotherapist, he incorporates the wisdom of nature as a mainspring for understanding the process of change.