A dancer dies twice – once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful. – Martha Graham
The 2010 film Black Swan is a deeply wise and convincing psychological account of the inner journey required of the ballerina protagonist in order to fully embody the dual female lead roles in a production of Swan…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on June 5, 2020 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Have you had meaningful experiences with images or coincidences since losing a loved one in the last 6 to 12 months? Please consider participating in this study investigating the meaning of significant images, symbols, and coincidences in grieving experiences. This is a dissertation study conducted by Ashley Simons for a doctorate in psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, supervised by Kesstan Blandin, PhD. Inclusion criteria: 1) 18 yrs. old or older; 2) loss of loved one 6 to 12…Continue
Added by Ashley Simons, MA,MAC,LMHC on May 31, 2020 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Historian Milton Viorst writes that the theme of the 1950s was “security: internal security (McCarthy), international security (massive retaliation), personal security (careerism). And yet no one felt secure.”…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on April 26, 2020 at 3:41pm — No Comments
For where there is dance, there also is the Devil. – St. John Chrysostom
Bobo-malay, shushu maya (Lord, make this body dance!) – Dagara, West Africa
The Greek word xenos means both “stranger” (as in xenophobia) and “guest.” This etymological twist lies at the root of a profound mystery. As Carl Jung taught us, the repressed…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on April 26, 2020 at 3:39pm — No Comments
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MOT ©™ is pleased to announce the opening, registration and wait list for 12 nurses providing COVID-19 critical care during this pandemic.
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Added by BetterListen! on April 14, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments
As a psychologist in training, I remember a deeply nourishing exchange with a supervisor that kindled my understanding of hope and healing. “Healing calls for hope. As a therapist, you’ve got to feel it for the patient. If you don’t, it would be best to refer them to someone you feel might be better for them. Maybe they simply would benefit from medication or need a neurological workup. Not everyone is ready for or needs therapy. But, if they come your way, check in with your…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 12, 2020 at 12:45pm — No Comments
This is the second of two blogs that address the coronavirus pandemic.
I’m going out very little during the coronavirus pandemic, while also taking time to stay connected—at a distance—with family, friends, and colleagues. It is so important in these times that people are not isolated. Simultaneously, I am…Continue
This is the first of two blogs that address the coronavirus pandemic.
All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
Added by Carol S. Pearson on April 8, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments
Wanted to share some of the learnings that have been coming up in Doorway sessions with my clients about the covid19 pandemic... I made a little 5 minute video of the ways my clients (and all of us) are being tested by the Deep…Continue
Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on April 6, 2020 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Last fall was the first time I heard it.
A very clear, calm, inner voice said, “Don’t worry Kim, you’re going to be fine.”
I have heard that voice every day since. And although I work with the Other side, at first I had no idea WHY I was being constantly reassured.
Of course, now I know why I heard the voice.
And because this voice had been so consistent and relentless, when Covid 19 first broke out in China, I knew it was serious. I…Continue
Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on March 28, 2020 at 5:39pm — No Comments
A common and compelling component of both shamanism and Jungian or depth psychology is that each seeks to treat soul loss by retrieving and reintegrating vital essence that is missing. This must occur through direct experience; therefore, the underworld journey to retrieve the soul is one of necessity and initiation.
The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County is extremely sorry to have to cancel the Michael Meade conference Awakening the Soul which was previously announced for March 28, 2020. Michael lives in the Seattle area, not far from Kirkland, the current epicenter of coronavirus cases in the US. Out of caution for all involved, Michael has made the difficult decision to postpone all travel and event plans through June. This decision follows the recommendations from…Continue
Added by C.G. Jung Club of Orange County on March 7, 2020 at 7:07pm — No Comments
Change takes time, months, and years or can happen instantly. It depends on where we are in life. Everyone says they want to heal and change, but the real thing, the stuff of true wholeness, requires a deep breath and a plunge. So, it’s frightening—easy to say, mind-shattering to engage.
A patient reported the…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 27, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Added by Cindy Shortt on February 26, 2020 at 11:11am — No Comments
The verdict is in: The President of the United States of America has abused his power, bullied another nation to provide him with personal political benefit, and covered this up in unprecedented ways. The Mueller investigation also identified many crimes he was party to as a candidate as well as numerous instances of obstruction of justice. He…Continue
I've published a new book about the psychology of Kabbalah as we see it expressed in handwriting. Let's use the handwriting of celebrities to illustrate how that works!
Here are the details:
Added by Annette Poizner, MSW, Ed.D., RSW on January 20, 2020 at 2:43pm — No Comments