Barry Cooney will trace his introduction to metaphysical studies and his current mission as the Director of the Artful Soul Center. His educational background is in psychology, management and Eastern philosophy. His career has included positions as Clinical Instructor in Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College, Visiting Research Profession of Management at UNM, and Visiting Distinguished Lecturer at Banaras Hindu University in India. In 2008 he was appointed Executive Director of UNM’s largest branch Campus in Gallup, NM. In 2016 he founded the Artful Soul Center in Santa Fe, which offers mindfulness training, experiential personal growth workshops, and life coaching.