In times of crisis and grief, we often lose our direction and our sense of identity and find ourselves caught in walking a circular maze in search of meaning. The key to my work lies in helping you unravel the meaning in the images, symbols and metaphors in your own dreams to awaken your natural creativity allowing access to the inherent wisdom and guidance of your own unconscious.
I specialize in Jungian depth psychology, dream work and creative expression based in bodysoul awareness. I incorporate an archetypal lens in my work and rely on my 17 years training and experience, my studies in alchemy, myth, fairytale in reclaiming the potency of imagination, intuition and instinct that we all possess naturally.
My work targets life transitions that involve crisis, grief, loss, separation, relationships issues, early adulthood, mid-life, divorce, trauma and identity issues. I have extensive experience as a practitioner of therapy and of life. I have found in my personal journey, that it is in the heart of our personal wounding that we discover our true courage, strength and can discover our vitality, humor and wholeness.
Dreams are the quickest way into our inner world. They astonish us with their wisdom about past, present and future.
– Marion Woodman
A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence, understood it becomes an experience.
– C.G. Jung
The BodySoul Approach*
The roots of the BodySoul work grow out of a deep respect for dreams, C. G. Jung’s understanding of the psyche, and the wisdom of the body. Jungian analyst Marion Woodman has nurtured and developed these roots through her passionate commitment to feminine consciousness both in her writing and her devotion to the embodied soul.
The BodySoul approach evolved over a 30-year period of collaboration between Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner in their BodySoul Rhythms® Intensives. In these intensives, the leaders create a supportive space where each participant can access and use her own individual dream imagery to discover her authentic self and speak with a free, open voice. Art and mask-making offer space for the unlived energy (the shadow) to emerge through the body, psyche, and voice.
The imagination is the bridge between psyche and soma. Dream work, movement, voice, and creative expression are the core of the BodySoul work. The safety of the temenos (sacred space) created by the structure and format of the intensives, allows the healing of old wounds, the emergence of new energies, and the embodied living of an integrated life.
Recent scientific discoveries regarding specific neurobiological processes affirm the transformative power of the BodySoul work. Though the field of interpersonal neurobiology is new, the experience of it is not. With primary belief in the concept that the perceived and perceiver are one and are continually interacting with and affecting each other, the leaders of the BodySoul programs are strongly committed to integrating the scientific, the psychological, and the creative as their work evolves.
*Excerpted from the Marion Woodman Foundation website.