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About Cyndera Quackenbush, MA

Cyndera Quackenbush was born and spent her childhood in Joshua Tree, California. She credits the desert landscape for gifting her with an expansive and playful imagination. Having also been given a unique inheritance from her father, Cyndera is the creator of the Story Through Stone Reflection Cards and Story Stone Play for children. She is the author of a chapter on this subject in the 2022 anthology Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for Working with Children, Teens and Families.


As a talented Intuitive Storyteller, Cyndera facilitates workshops in California and internationally on the topics of Therapeutic Use of Card Imagery and Archetypes and also on Awakening the Animistic Imagination. As a writer, educator and social-emotional mentor for children and adults in the Bay Area, Cyndera has found her bliss in helping others to uncover their purpose and path with play. She is also a certified Card Reader

Cyndera has facilitated workshops throughout the Bay Area and internationally including for the International Art Therapy Conference, the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Dream Institute of Northern California, the Holos Institute, Purusha Yoga Studio, International Association for the Study of Dreams, Dream Wolf Bereavement Center in the Netherlands, the Study of Myth Symposium at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). 

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