More About Mordecai


Mordecai Cohen Ettinger, MA, has over 20 years experience as an integrative healer, radical science and technology scholar and social justice change maker. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His academic research focuses on the neurobiology of the social nervous system, and its implications with regard to collective trauma, healing and social change. In March of 2016, Mordecai founded the Health Justice Commons.

Trained in Somatic Experiencing, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral therapy, he has studied with Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Raja Selvam and MaryEllen Sperling, PT. Mordecai holds a BA from McGill University in Montreal and earned his Masters degree in Ecology. You can read the thesis, which explores the neurobiology of healing and its relationship to intergenerational trauma and social change, here.

Along with his work as an integrative healer and scholar, Mordecai has worked with progressive and radical non-profits and community groups as a Board member, staff member, and consultant since the late 90s.

In 2004, Mordecai co-founded the Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex Justice Project (TGI Justice Project). He has also served as the Interim Executive Director of Caduceus Outreach Services and the Interim Co-Director of Justice Now.  Some of the other organizations with which Mordecai has had the gift of working include the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Sins Invalid, The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), InterAct (formerly Advocates for Informed Choice),  Community United Against Violence (CUAV), People’s Durham, and San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) where he was the first ever trans-masculine/ gender non conforming hotline and peer counselor. He later served as a long time Board Member and consultant as well.

For more about what I believe and my story, visit Art + Alchemy of Healing.


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