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2023 Certificate in Depth Practices


This page is offered as a resource for you as we walk through these ideas and cultivate these practices. 


I will be adding things and updating this page as we go so make sure to keep the link accessible to you. 

Please feel free to let me know of anything else that would be helpful to add here. 

Module One
Week 1-5

Intro to the Depth Sensibility


Topics Covered Include:

*Our Context Collectively and in Depth Psychology
*Approved Ways and Sources of Knowing

*The Transpersonal Psyche

*Personal and Collective Conscious & Unconscious 

*Dialogue Between Known and Unknown
*The Living Image and Imagination

*Anima Mundi

*Unloading the Personal Realm

*Everything Belongs:Befriending the Unbidden Visitors

*Active Imagination 

*Noticia, Sacred Silence, & Wandering

*Befriending Unbidden Visitors

Module Two
Weeks 6- 10

Dream Tending

Topics Covered Include:


*The Dream as Living Image

*An Overview of a Depth and Archetypal Approach to Dream




*Somatic Work with Dreams

*Working with Horrific Images

*Dream Tending: Individual

*Dream Tending: In group setting

Module Three:
Weeks 11-12

Archetypal Theory

Topics Covered Include:

*Overview of Jung's Archetypal Theory
*Archetype: Definition and Description

*Archetype per se & Archetypal Image

*Psychoid Nature of Archetypes (both spirit and matter)

*Metaphoric Approach

*Dangers of Literalization

*Noticing, naming, and engaging with archetypal patterns in daily life 

Module Four
Weeks 13-16

Story, Myth, & The Art of Asking Questions


Topics Covered Include:

*Psyche Speaks in Images
*The Multiple, Dynamic, and Relational Nature of Myth

*Archetype per se & Archetypal Image

*Story of the Handless Maiden

*Metaphoric Approach, cont.

* Weaving Story into Life and Work

*The Art of Asking Questions

*Working with Stories  

*Telling Stories 

*Asking Questions That Open & Guide

Module Five
Weeks 17-19

Mythic Figures

Topics Covered Include:

*Metaphoric Sensibility, cont

*Myth as Root Metaphor

*Artemis: exploring this mythic figure

*Working with Mythic Figures as constellations of experiences 

*Recognizing our daily experiences as encounters with these figures

Module Six
Weeks 20-22

Personal Myth

Topics Covered Include:

*What is personal myth?

*Stories vs. Mythology of our Lives
*Ways of Exploring and Discovering our personal myths

*Emerging Mythologies

*Writing your life as a fairy tale

*Playing with some of your foundational stories

Module Seven
Weeks 23-26

Body as Wild & Holy Being

Topics Covered Include:

*Personal Stories of the Body

*Collective Stories of the Body

*Somatic Unconscious
*Knowing of and through the Body

*Body love/Body Image, etc. 

*One Song Authentic Movement 

*Moving Between Postures

*Dream Tending through movement

*Movement & Active Imagination

*Five Rhythms 

Module Eight
Weeks 27-28

Earth as Wild & Holy Being

Topics Covered Include:

*Personal and Collective Stories about our relationship with the Earth

*Language and More-than-human Nature
*Overview of Ecopsychology

*Medicine  Wheel Practice

*Medicine Walk

*Recognizing our daily experiences as encounters with these figures


Exploring our Context 

Articles and Chapters

Robert Johnson, Inner Work

James Hollis, Archetypal Imagination

Coppin & Nelsom, The Philosophical Commitments of Depth Psychology

Suggested Books

Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung

On the Nature of the Psyche, Carl Jung

The Symbolic Quest, Edward Whitmont

Active Imagination

Vanya's Handout AI Process

Suggested Books

Jung on Active Imagination, Joan Chodorow

Encounters with Soul, Barbara Hannah

The Archetypal Approach

James Hillman, Anima Mundi

Thomas Moore, Mythic Sensibility

James Hillman, Monotheism or Polytheism

James Hillman, Monotheism or Polytheism 25 yr. later

James Hillman, Image Sense

James Hillman, Inquiry Into the Image

James Hillman, Further Notes on Image

Suggested Books

Revisioning Psychology, James Hillman

The Myth of Analysis, James Hillman


Stephen Aizenstat, Introduction

Stephen Aizenstat, Ch. One

Stephen Aizenstat, Ch. One Cont

Stephen Aizenstat, Assc, Amp, Animation

Stephen Aizenstat, Working with Nightmares

Carl Jung, Letters

Carl Jung, On the Nature of Dreams

Carl Jung, The Practical Use of Dream Analysis

Patricia Berry, An Approach to the Dream

Suggested Books

Dream Tending, Stephen Aizenstat



Carl Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

Yolanda Jacobi, Archetypes

Peter Bishop, The Vegetable Soul

Myth and Mythic Figures

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Bluebeard

Christine Downing, Preface to Goddess

Christine Downing, Athena

Christine Downing, Ariadne

Joseph Cambell, The Monomyth

Joseph Campbell, Myth and Dream

Christine Downing, Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Suggested Books

Goddess, Christine Downing

Pagan Meditations, Ginette Paris

Pagan Grace, Ginette Paris

Body as Wild and Holy Being

Conger, Body & Shadow

McNeely, Body Therapy & Depth Psychology

Halprin, Returning to Health Through Dance, Movement, & Imagery

 Landale, The Use of Imagery in Body-Oriented Psychotherapy

Suggested Books

Awakening Somatic Intelligence, Risa F. Kaparo

The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk

Sweat Your Prayers, Gabrielle Roth

Earth as Wild and Holy Being

The Four Shields, Foster and Little

The Medicine Walk, John Davis

Natural World & Therapeutic Process, Steven Foster



Suggested Books

The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram

Radical Ecopsychology, Andrew Fisher

Soulcraft, Bill Plotkin

All things Mary Oliver

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