Current Offerings:

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Alchemical Art: In the LaboratoryFelicia Matto-Shepard, MFT

FULL. Contact me to be placed on the waitlist

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
May 30; June 20; June 27; July 11; July 25; Aug 8 
$300 before 5/15/17, $325 thereafter.  Includes most materials

Next series begins in September

Contact me directly to register, and send a check to 1 Bodega Ave #3, Petaluma, CA 94952

Cats and Dragons Studio in Petaluma

Each six week series explores a theme for personal inquiry.  This time, we will explore the theme of Desire – emotional, physical and spiritual.  For some, this is alarming.  For others, exciting.  We will create a safe container to explore our interior relationship to this most human experience.

Limited to six participants, this intimate setting allows plenty of time for individual guidance.  Prior experience with Alchemical Art is recommended.

 

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Alchemical Art: The Intersection of Art Making and the Unconscious

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2 Saturdays: July 15 & 22, 2017.  10 – 4:30 pm

$155 includes most materials Mary and Cat

Santa Rosa Junior College

This class will appeal to anyone interested in psychology, creative self-exploration, Jungian thought or art.

Carl Jung recognized that Alchemy, the process of turning basic metals into gold, was a metaphor for psychological development.  It demonstrates the process of transforming everyday awareness into deeper consciousness of oneself and the nature of the soul.Through two highly experiential days, you will learn to employ the attitude of the alchemist, emphasizing the use of experimentation and observation.  You will experiment with texture, color and image while observing your emotional and psychological states as you do so.  You will observe signs and symbols as they appear on the paper and learn to reflect on their personal or collective meaning.
Though you will be working with paint and collage, you need absolutely no art experience or skill.  This very user friendly method is designed to encourage experimentation and self-reflection while deemphasizing aesthetics.
You will leave the course with a mixed media art technique that you can use for ongoing self-discovery.  You will also learn about Jungian concepts such as Active Imagination and symbol emergence through didactic teaching sections. These ideas will become alive and tangible through the mixed media art process.

Absolutely no experience required.

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2 Saturdays: August 5 and 12, 2017.  10 – 4:30 pm

$155 includes most materials 

In Petaluma at the SRJC campus

This class will appeal to anyone interested in psychology, creative self-exploration, Jungian thought or art.

Carl Jung recognized that dreams contain messages from the unconscious that, when contemplated, reveal information, guidance and support for the dreamer.  But how we  translate these mysterious messages filled with strange images, creatures and landscapes?  How do we learn to listen to this language of the soul?

Through two highly experiential days, you will learn about the aspects of a dream – the structure, the symbols, the characters  and creatures.  And you will learn methods for exploring them.  Participants will work with a personal dream – recent or from the past – through a creative process, using texture, color and image to explore the dreams content and possible meanings. You will be guided step by step to ease any art making fears.  This very user friendly method is designed to encourage experimentation and self reflection while deemphasizing aesthetics.

You will also learn about Jungian concepts such as Association, Amplification, Active Imagination and symbol emergence through didactic teaching sections. These ideas will become alive and tangible through the mixed media art process.

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 Enlivening the Work: A Yearlong Case Conference for Therapist

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 – MAY 21, 2018
7:30PM – 9PM
SAN FRANCSISCO
TUITION: $400 | (WITH CEUS): $425

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FACULTY: KAI ARDEN,MD; BETH BARMACK, LCSW; FELICIA MATTO-SHEPARD, MS; TOM RICHARDSON, PHD; BRYAN WITTINE, PHD, LMFT
48 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN


For psychotherapists who want to grow in analytical technique and core Jungian concepts in clincical practice.

In this year-long case conference we hope to create a safe and respectful environment in which participants can present their work to each other and to the conference leader. We aim to help each other develop our skills as practitioners of a depth approach. This involves learning how to think symbolically about what is getting evoked and spoken of in the hour, to listen to ourselves and the other, to expand our capacity to listen to the derivatives, and to think about dreams as symbolic communications. We will consider material from both psychoanalytic and Jungian lenses including such concepts as the role of complexes, the purposeful nature of the psyche, individuation and the self.
This case conference is open to psychotherapists of all disciplines who consider themselves in the early or middle stages of their careers, whether they are in private practice, agency settings, or a combination. The small group venue offers a special opportunity to co- create a learning environment which supports and strengthens the skills of each participant in the service of becoming more effective and competent practitioners. Faculty will facilitate six week modules, providing one key article per module. To promote continuity and safety among group members we ask participants make a commitment to attend regularly.

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After the Honeymoon

after-honeymoon-button2Retreats for busy looking to ignite connection and re-enchantment. Playful, practical and wise.

For more info and registration HERE

DATE: TBA

PLACE: IONS, Marin, CA

PRICE: $1200 per couple, includes food and lodging.

CEU’s available for LCSW’s and MFT’s Click picture to register.  Or visit Afterthehoneymoon.org

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Uncovering Desire: A Deeper Dive

after-honeymoon-button3 A new format for women only, exploring sexual desire. DATE: Dates TBA PLACE: TBA PRICE: $325 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Women who want to awaken their sensual and sexual nature Women who struggle with sexual shame and desire. Women who want to improve their sexual relationship. Women of all sexual orientations When sensuality and sexuality have been repressed, violated or forgotten, we no longer feel desire. Dull and colorless, our vitality is diminished and we lose touch with our soul. We need to hear, feel and express our longing if we want a life of meaning and purpose. Uncovering Desire is a process of listening to the language of body and soul – sensation, emotion and image. The path to Uncovering Desire is a dance between surrendering control while actively seeking awakening. We surrender our thoughts and beliefs in order to hear the wisdom of the body. At the same time, we must employ our will forces in seeking the life we want. Allowing, following, and letting go while pursuing, longing, and claiming what we desire. These two forces, Will and Surrender, will provide the foundation for our exploration. In this all new format, we will spend 4 weeks listening for the stories that dampen us down while making room for the tendrils of new possibility to awaken. Limited to 6 committed women, this group will provide an intimate environment to explore this vulnerable and lively topic. We will employ discussion, mythology, embodiment, and writing to open the pathways of investigation.

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Policies

Not Psychotherapy
These programs are not psychotherapy. While Felicia is a licensed psychotherapist and brings their experience to bear within these classes, the format is based upon learning new skills, developing new capacities and creating experiences to build upon.

Confidentiality
Your contact information, as well as all personal information that is disclosed through the course of your participation in these programs is completely confidential. I do not sell contact information and will only contact you with information about our programs. If you do not wish to receive future mailings from me, you can let me know and I will remove you from our list.

Cancellation

The following policies are not based upon the reason for cancellation.

One day events:

Cancellations received more than 7 days before the event, I will refund your enrollment fee minus a $50 handling fee.

Cancellations received less than 7 days before the event: No refund.

Multiple day events:

Cancellations received more than 45 days before a multiple- day event: Refund, minus a $50 handling fee.

Cancellations received between 45 and 15 days prior to the first day of the event: • Apply enrollment fee toward a future workshop, minus a $50 handling fee
or
• Receive a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 15 days or less before the first day of the event:

• No refund
• You may apply your enrollment fee toward a future workshop minus $200 late