Ginger Clarkson ’70 is a Board Certified Music Therapist, a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, and a teacher of Vipassana meditation. In addition to her private practice, she trains students internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Ginger is the author of A Silent Cure: Transforming Preverbal Trauma Through Meditation (Velvet Spring Press, 2007) and I Dreamed I Was Normal: A Music Therapist’s Journey into the Realms of Autism (MMB Music, 1998), as well as of songbooks, musical plays, and articles about music therapy and meditation. Trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, Ginger is the founding teacher of the Cholula Vipassana Sangha in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
She holds a B.A. degree in music from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, an M.A. in music therapy from New York University, and an M.S. in special education from Southern Connecticut State University, and she has taught at Yale University and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. Ginger recently completed the foundations course of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. After fifteen years of living happily in Cholula, Mexico, she and her husband Mark Ryan plan to relocate to his natal city of Houston, Texas in the summer of 2011. Ginger can be reached through her website: http://www.gingerclarkson.com.