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“The way to healing lies in finding a connection between body and soul. Soul needs body as much as body needs soul. Each is out of context without the other, an abandoned fragment of what it is.”
—Marion Woodman

C.G. Jung believed that psyche and body are one. Marion Woodman, with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, developed BodySoul Rhythms® from their common belief in our body’s wisdom and their many years exploring the relationship between psyche and soma. Based on the conviction that psyche and soma are inseparable, they believed they must be worked with simultaneously in order for us to become more conscious, more whole as a human being.

Marion Woodman’s years as a teacher, author, mentor, and friend greatly influenced the work of Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Marion Woodman Foundation, the Jungian community, and beyond. Through her work, we are graced with a knowledge gleaned from keen insight, an inspiration discovered from embodied experience, and a passion rooted in deep conviction.

Through discussion, dream, movement, voice, creative expression, active imagination, writing, theatre, sandplay, and ritual—in the safety of the temenos and while honoring the uniqueness of each individual—participants will have an embodied experience with the possibility of healing old wounds and the emergence of new energies.

This work will offer individuals alternative approaches to healing themselves and their relationships. This work will help clinicians attune to their bodily experience—the roots of embodied empathy—which, in turn, can assist them in aiding clients who may be suffering from depression and dysthymia, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, and other challenges to well-being resulting from trauma, psychological, emotional, or spiritual wounding.

We invite you to join us for this very special weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara to explore the tenets of BodySoul Rhythms® and to celebrate the legacy of Marion Woodman.

Conference Presenters
Stephen Aizenstat
Caryn Aman
Dorothy Anderson
Catharine Clarke
Vernessa Foelix
Martha de la Garza
Gail Grynbaum
Carol Jacobs
Mary Hamilton
Patricia Llosa
Rea Nolan
Patricia Patrick
Daniela Sieff
Ann Skinner
Tina Stromsted
Meg Wilbur
Willow Young
Judy Zappacosta

(The program dates/times are 7 pm Friday, November 6 – 1 pm Sunday, November 8.)

For more detailed information (including Registration information) please see the Pacifica Graduate Institute website at http://www.pacifica.edu/woodman

If you have questions please contact Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Public Programs Department at 805.969.3626, ext. 103 or email publicprograms@pacifica.edu

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November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California
Location Description:

The conference and pre-conference workshops will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking onsite.


13 hours of continuing education credit are available for the conference and 6 hours for the pre-conference workshops. Credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Approval is pending with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #67021) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A $15 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.


Fees and registration information are available on the Pacifica Graduate Institute website.
Please register early! Space is limited. For more detailed information (including Registration information) please contact the Pacifica Graduate Institute (see contact information above).

Refund Policy:

See the Pacifica Graduate Institute website regarding cancellations and refunds.