In this depth dialogue Jungian analyst Dr. Michael Conforti and Bonnie Bright, Ph.D., take a depth psychological look at trauma in a live video episode* of "Dinner & Depth."
"The Language of Trauma" is the topic of a 9-month certificate program offered by Assisi Institute starting March 7, 2016.
Together, Dr. Michael Conforti and Dr. Bonnie Bright explore:
—The wisdom of psyche in communicating the unconscious experiences of trauma
—Ways in which traditional therapy must face its limitations in the domain of trauma
—How individuals, in movement towards resilience, experience benevolence which they felt had been lost not only to them, but to the world
—How therapy needs to return to its origins as a spiritual journey in order to help the individual live with the pain while opening to the archetypal experience of benevolence
Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder/Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the CG Jung Institute Boston, the CG Jung Foundation of New York and in graduate programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti has presented his work to a wide range of audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich & Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002). Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.
Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. is the founder of Depth Psychology Alliance, of Depth Insights, which produces a scholarly journal, radio podcasts, and educational webinars; and of Depth Psychology List, a free-to-search database of Jungian and depth psychology-oriented practitioners. She holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where she also earned her Ph.D. She completed a 2-year trainings with African elder Malidoma Somé and in Archetypal Pattern Analysis via Assisi Institute, and has trained extensively in the Enneagram and in Holotropic Breathwork.