Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
Other degree not listed here
If so, from what institution?
BA in Religious, Spiritual & Holistic Studies from Union Institute & University.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
Ordained New Thought Minister, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
I specialize in grief associated with infant/pregnancy loss. I am the President of Graceful Grieving, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing grieving parents the tools and support they need to journey through their grief.
I have studied some of Jungian Psychology and am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist trained in Archetypal Therapy. I hope to take these teachings and integrate them into the work I am already doing.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Hi Gabrielle. I'd like to add my belated welcome to Ed's. I'm so glad you've joined us. Your work is so important.
As you may know, we currently have nearly 1700 members from all over the world and we're growing. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from many walks of life including artists, writers, doctors, scientists, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like.
Also you may want to consider participating in the online book club if you haven't already: In November we're featuring "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth Of American Innocence,” a mythological and cultural look at our current belief systems with Barry Spector. Since the Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion even if you don't have the book.
In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link---- http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site----and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community. ~Bonnie Bright, Founder
Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. You have been called to such a rich and heartrending focus. My wife worked in a children's oncology unit as a chaplain and the depth and intensity of questions and experiences the mothers of the children brought touched the very core of the meaning of love, connection, and the anguish of letting go. My prayers and good energies go out to you.
Please add your experiences and narratives so that as we contemplate the sometimes esoteric realms of depth psychology we will never leave the ground of human experience.