Blossoms Bloom in the Fire: A Tribute to Marion Woodman

February 17, 2006 - February 19, 2006

Preconference Day: The Dance of Body & Soul: An Introduction to the Work of BodySoul Rhythms®; with Tina Stromsted, Meg Wilbur, Virginia Holmquist, and Nina Mahaffey. Full Conference Faculty includes Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, Joan Chodorow, Robert Johnson, Ernest Rossi, Stephen Aizenstat, and Hendrika DeVries.
February 17-19, 2006

This one-day pre-conference workshop will present an introduction to the BodySoul Rhythms®; work developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner. The Marion Woodman Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2002 to insure that this approach continues, envisions the expansion of the BodySoul work by trained leaders so that all those drawn to this transformational process may experience it for themselves.

Based in the work of Jung and Woodman, this dynamic and creative process reawakens the wisdom of the body and offers a means to integrate material from the unconscious through dreams, movement, and voice. Movement explorations offer a safe structure where natural movement can be nurtured, supporting participants in discovering ways to re-inhabit the body and open to authentic response. Simple exercises in freeing the voice involve relaxation, breathing, and sounding to release energies and connect to one’s true voice. These creative processes do not involve performance, but rather support the individual and the group process of working towards consciousness. The workshop provides an opportunity to experience the dance of body and soul in an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity, respect, and care, encouraging the soul’s longing for expression through a more richly embodied life.

ceus available (arranged with Pacifica)


Meg Wilbur, MFT, MFA, is a Jungian analyst, with a private practice in the Los Angeles area. Here specialty is working with actors, writers, and other creative people. She is a professor emerita in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and television where she taught acting and voice for the stage, and directed plays. She taught at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She writes and directs her own production, featuring poetry and fairy tales and has also directed professionally. She leads seminars in active imagination at Jungian societies. She is a founding member and faculty of the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, ADTR, is a Jungian psychotherapist and Registered Dance therapist. She teaches Somatic Psychology, Expressive Arts therapy and Authentic Movement at a wide variety of Institutes, Universities and healing centers in the US and internationally. With thirty years of clinical practice and a background in theatre and dance, her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, psyche and soul in clinical work. She is a Candidate at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco where she is in private practice.

Virginia Holmquist, MFT, is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor at L.I.F.E. counseling Group in Monrovia, California. Her areas of interest include the transformative and healing potential of music, myth, dreams symptoms and illness. As a former hospice and oncology nurse educator and acupuncturist, Virginia worked for 25 years to integrate complementary medicine and spirituality into the traditional medical world. She has worked as a group facilitator and workshop leader at the The Wellness Community, and has served as a consumer advocate for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. Virginia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mythological studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Nina Mahaffey, MFT, RN, has worked as a psychiatric nurse and a family therapist in private practice. She has trained extensively with Marion Woodman and her team and has been a devoted participant in the work of BodySoul Rhythms&reg. She currently works at Santa Barbara City College.

For more information & Registration contact:
Toni D’Anca, Director of Public Programs
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805.969.3626 ext. 159
805.565.5796 fax
[email protected]