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

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?

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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Dream Series: How to Interpret a Dream Image

or Keeping the Dream Alive…
What does it mean to dream that I am falling off a cliff? Or that I am back in high school and I haven’t done my homework? Or that a wild animal is talking to me? Are these just bits and fragments from my day put into weird scenarios or is there […]

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Weaving in the Darkness

This morning as I awoke this phase was passing through my mind: “Weaving in the Darkness”. Something about it captured my imagination and I spent the morning contemplating it. Here are my meandering thoughts.

Weaving in the darkness, while unable to see.
Trusting the unknown
Continuing despite lack of clarity or clear vision
…the eyes are not the only source of vision
Hands, body, […]

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Dream Series: Do Dreams Matter?

The purpose or function of dreaming has been hypothesized about for hundreds of years across cultural and religion, from Egypt to Aboriginal Australia, from folklore to psychology. Do dreams predict the future? Are they telling us what we are not paying attention to in our lives? Do they reveal secret wishes, repressed thoughts and feelings? Are […]

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Dream Series: How to Remember Dreams

When I was a teen, I developed curiosity about the functions of dreams. With just a little exposure to dreamwork, I began writing them down. I noticed that the more I logged my dreams, the more I seemed to be dreaming. The act of writing them down seemed to help me remember them better, with more detail and frequency. […]

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