Chris Hoffman is an ecopsychologist and poet with a background in organization development (applied group psychology) and counseling.
Chris is the author of The Hoop and the Tree: A Compass for Finding a Deeper Relationship with All Life (ecopsychology/spirituality), now in its 20th anniversary revised edition, expanded with a key new chapter: “The Hoop and the Tree for Healing and Transformation.”
Chris’ poetry has appeared in his three books: Cairns, Realization Point, and On the Way and also in national publications including Appalachia, The Christian Science Monitor, The Climbing Art, Sea Kayaker, Spiritus, Sufi Journal, and The Chrysalis Reader, as well as in the anthologies The Soul Unearthed and EarthLight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age and So Many Voices. He enjoys performing his poetry both solo and in music and dance collaborations.
As an organization development consultant and licensed professional counselor, Chris has worked in a variety of clinical and organizational settings, including consulting with a Fortune 500 energy company (from union level to executive), counseling at mental health agencies, and teaching ecopsychology at Naropa University. He holds a BA from Yale University, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and an MBA from University of Colorado.
Now retired, Chris currently devotes most of his time to writing and to volunteer work for social justice and a livable climate.
Chris is a long-time practitioner of Zen and T’ai Chi and has studied traditional psycho-spiritual healing methods and sacred dance. His wilderness experience includes backpacking, mountaineering, sea kayaking, and river running. He and his wife live in Boulder, Colorado. They have one adult son.