Kerstin Sjoquist

Director of Experience & Engagement

Kerstin Sjoquist is the Director of Experience & Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. A long-time IONS member, a series of synchronous events led Kerstin to a staff position at the Institute in 2014. She now spends her days supporting the creation of IONS’ programmatic and workshop offerings as well as overseeing the organization’s marketing and communication endeavors.

Kerstin began leading workshops focusing on manifesting techniques in the early 1990s. After completing a 250-hour certification process in 2001, she launched a successful private hypnotherapy practice. That same year Kerstin also founded Consciousness Arts, Inc., specializing in psycho-spiritual products and classes. She is the creator and producer of the Bliss Trips line of guided meditation journeys and numerous hypnotherapy products produced under her label, as well as developing white-labeled products for other organizations. She volunteered for Women in Community Service, where she developed and led confidence-building and stress management workshops utilizing visualization and guided imagery techniques for women transitioning from welfare to the workplace. In recent years, Kerstin has produced and/or taught several workshop offerings for IONS.

In a “parallel universe,” Kerstin began a career in the nascent web space in 1996. She developed and led a half-dozen classes at Stanford University as a lecturer in their continuing studies program. Kerstin holds a master’s degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS).

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