August 22, 2016 Adson Blog: Roles, Scripts, and Archetypes

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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August 3, 2016 Barysch-Crosbie Blog: Holding Back… and Breaking Through

By Gabriele Annegret Barysch-Crosbie I used to be so shy and self-conscious. Have you ever looked over your shoulder, wondering what people might say or think about you? I sure did. I was a true expert in “holding back.” This pattern was true for me overall, but I especially noticed it with my resistance to […]

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July 18 Koehler Blog: Disney Princesses: Women of Faith, Loving Kindness, and Community

By Dori Koehler Some time ago I wrote a guest blog suggesting that Persephone was the first Disney princess. By way of expanding that topic, I thought I’d share a blog I wrote about the princesses themselves. “Where there is kindness, there is goodness. Where there is goodness, there is magic.”—Cinderella film (2015) Confession: I […]

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July 5, 2016 Adson Blog: The Orphan’s Trance

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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May 30, 2016 Adson Blog: Archetypes in Every Day Life

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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May 17, 2016 Hobbs Blog: Persephone! Let Down Your Hair!

By Priscilla Hobbs Here’s the story: An older person lusts for a young girl, so abducts her to be the sole possessor of her beauty. The girl is hidden away, and her mother is filled with profound sadness; she struggles to function while mourning her lost daughter. With the aid of a hermetic figure, the […]

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May 10, 2016 Koehler Blog: The Heart of the Underworld: Heroes, Villains, or Both?

By Dori Koehler In a blog I posted on my own site, “Fairy Tales and Disney: Do We Still Believe?,” I discussed ABC’s hit show Once Upon A Time, examining whether or not fairy tales remain relevant in our culture, and specifically pointing out how Once Upon A Time is relevant because it navigates questions […]

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April 18, 2016 Adson Blog: ARCHETYPES IN EVERYDAY LIFE

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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April 11, 2016 Koehler Blog: The Alchemy of Claire and Jamie: The Sacred Marriage in Outlander’s “The Reckoning.”

By Dori Koehler Approximately ten years ago now, Bruce and I were sitting at dinner with our friends/neighbors and their friends from Australia. Our neighbors are way too much fun. Though they have lived in Santa Barbara for at least forty years, Kathleen was born in Australia and Eric was born in Scotland, which means […]

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January 19, 2016 Hale Blog: Creating a Better Future: Transforming Traumas Together Through Myth and Story

By Cynthia Anne Hale, Ph.D. How can we support each other and work with hope for the future when all around us human life is being violated? Daily we hear the news of brutality around the world and in our own communities—killing, rape, kidnapping, and torture are some of the worst I know of, and […]

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