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.
Ithaca, New York
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psych, Other
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
No, Other degree not listed here
If so, from what institution?
I am completing the three year Embodied Imagination training program in Los Angeles with Robert Bosnak PsyA.in May 2013. I have studied with him since 1996.
I have an extensive background (35+years) in healing arts & education:
Masters in teaching English Cornell University; LMT,advanced bodywork training; graduate & ordained reverend of IM School of Healing training in energy work & characterology; teacher of Chi Gong, student of Continuum Movement.. I am well versed in many religious, philosophic, mythological and psychological wisdom traditions with special emphasis on women's spirituality.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
not licensed therapist
Practice as healing arts practitioner, personal growth counselor, reverend and Embodiment Coach (May 2013). In person sessions, skype and google +
I teach Chi Gong, body mind exploration and movement at Cornell University
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?
For now, I am joining to become familiar with your blog--see below.
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)?
Good afternoon Janet - thank you for the invite to be on-line, colleague friends which I wholeheartedly am pleased to accept, however and concerning you wish that I be able to participate in the Q + A with Robert today; I had a prior prescheduled, healing-the-family tree session today scheduled long before I knew about this opportunity, was unable to reschedule as these folks came a long way for us to work together; so I was disappointed and sad I missed out. I read that Chris was also unable to attend and that you were recording same for him to hear later and wonder - is there anyway I could also hear the recorded event? Regards Linda
Hi Janet. Greetings, and a (somewhat belated) welcome to the online depth psychology community! I'm so glad you've joined us and so appreciate your potential willingness and expertise in moderating the Red Book group. If you need help getting around, or want to strategize please let me know.
As you may know, we currently have over 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 joining the discussion 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. The Red Book group, by the way, will likely work much like the Book Club so it should be of help for you to peruse it a bit. Let me know if you have suggestions to improve it.
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