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Living in Harmony with the Natural World: The Lakota World View

January 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST


Dyane Sherwood will speak about the symbolic and experiential way that the Lakota (“Sioux”) tribe’s ancient spiritual tradition situates the individual within the natural world and within community. We will look at fundamental symbols and rituals, as well as a story that teaches the value of feminine wisdom. This will be related to the alienation and suffering expressed by many people seeking psychotherapy today, who have lost their orientation and sense of belonging in the natural world and within a community with shared values. The lecture will be followed by a ritual of drumming as a form of active imagination, as practiced by the late Donald Sandner. Wear comfortable clothing and bring drums and rattles so we can celebrate together at the end.

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Dyane N. Sherwood, Ph.D. did her analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she was certified in Adult and in Child and Adolescent Analysis. After graduation, she served as Editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (which she re-visioned as Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche), on the Board, as a speaker in public programs, and as a Training Analyst. In 2010, she moved to Oberlin, Ohio, where she has a private practice. She has published book chapters and articles and also co-authored a book with the late Joseph Henderson, MD, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis (Routledge, 2003). Website: dyanesherwood.com.

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January 20, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.