Why Make Art That No One Will Ever See?

I have been making art for well over a decade.  It started as little sketches in my dream journal, they seemed more efficient and descriptive than words sometimes. Rather than writing, “there was a cross road, plus roads going in many directions, in a city with lots of grey buildings and glass…  My hand was bleeding… I drove directly […]

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Depth Psychotherapy Clinical Consultation Group beginning January 2016

Are you a psychotherapist interested in working from a more soulful perspective?
 I am offering a Depth Oriented Clinical Consultation Group in Petaluma beginning in January.  In an era of quick fixes, human relatedness can be eclipsed by pressures to work quickly and “efficiently.”  The soul of the work is often neglected and the unconscious can be left out all […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Jungian Psychology, What's New||Comments Off on Depth Psychotherapy Clinical Consultation Group beginning January 2016

Alchemical Art: A Day of Symbol Making 9/20/14

I am pleased to announce that I will be facilitating a day of Alchemical Art at the CG  Jung Institute of SanFrancisco.  This day will be devoted to exploring how symbols emerge into consciousness. (Read more about the definition of symbols http://feliciamattoshepard.com/is-it-a-sign-or-a-symbol/)

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm

A great deal at only $65

Register here:  https://thealchemicalart.eventbrite.com

Here’s the description of the […]

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Make your own Medicine Cards 6/21/14

The Alchemists considered the Sun to be a symbol for the Divine spark that lives in the human. How does the Divine appear in you? To you? Through you?

On the Summer Solstice, when the Sun lingers at the height of its potency, let us engage fully with our own inner light.

I am offering a workshop which is an […]

By |June 10th, 2014|Categories: Stress and Coping||Comments Off on Make your own Medicine Cards 6/21/14

Is it a Sign or a Symbol?

In 2004, I began drawing images from my dreams. It wasn’t that I decided to do this, it was more like the images insisted that I draw them. As I drew, my thinking mind quieted and another intelligence began to speak. More images emerged and with them, a deeper understanding of myself and my inner […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Categories: Current Issues, Jungian Psychology||Comments Off on Is it a Sign or a Symbol?

A Provocative Topic

Female sexual desire. Amazing how provocative this topic is. For the past several years, I have taught a workshop entitled Uncovering Desire, which is designed for woman who struggle with low sexual desire. I remember when I first posted this workshop on a local online bulletin board, there was a flurry comments in response ranging from sarcastic to adolescent, […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|Categories: Stress and Coping||Comments Off on A Provocative Topic

Dance… Creativity Unfolding

Have you noticed that there is a dance craze going on? Conscious dance, Swing dance, Flash Mob, Zumba –these various dance forms are popping up everywhere from yoga studios to health clubs to public parks. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise – communities have been dancing together as far back as we can trace human existence. And […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Stress and Coping||Comments Off on Dance… Creativity Unfolding

New Year Resolutions: It isn’t about changing yourself

What if you approached 2013 with a creative spin on the old New Year’s Resolution? What if you took the attitude that it wasn’t about changing or improving yourself, but about becoming more of yourself?

This way of thinking is at the root of Jungian psychology. I like counseling from this perspective because it works from the premise […]

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Is it really that simple?

Some years ago, in a class on Shamanism, Angeles Arrien, said, “If the same message shows up three times, pay attention.” I have heeded this advice and it has often proven to be worthwhile. So today, I have spent the day contemplating the triple receipt of the message I have received: “Keep it simple.”

First, after a […]

Will, Surrender and the Will o’ the Wisps

I generally don’t seek out animated films, but in a move to avoid a snarl of a traffic jam, I pulled off the freeway and found myself watching “Brave”, a current Pixar-Disney production. http://disney.go.com/brave/index.html

Before I realized it, I was engaged in the story, which is a mix of ancient themes woven into its own new storyline: Individuality vs […]

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