About

In the Spirit and Tradition of Marion Woodman & C G Jung

The foundation of StillDancing is the psychology of C.G. Jung and his understanding of the relationship between the psyche and the body.

 I am a California licensed psychotherapist (MFT 33574), consultant, and educator in private practice.  The work that I do is steeped in BodySoul Rhythms; an approach based on the collaborative work of Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner.

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My experience began as a child, singing and studying vocal music, later evolving into Theatre Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Susan as Louisa in The Fantastiks

 Years of theatre arts training focused on acting, voice, and movement for the theatre. The theatrical emphasis on character study and development provided a natural bridge to psychology.

At the University of Hawaii, I began teaching courses in Human Development.  In private practice there, I became acquainted with the infinite possibilities of world views in a multicultural context.

As an intern working with children, it became clear that there was a need to find a way to communicate, other than words.

This led me to the study of nonverbal therapies, Sandplay,

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to Jung, and eventually to dance, voice work,  and movement therapies.

After 28 years working with children, teens, men and women, and women’s groups, my work is a life’s synthesis and a happy return to my origins in song, movement, art, poetry, and the theatre.

Currently, Dream Analysis, Consultation, and Collaboration

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Artists, Teachers, Leaders, Professionals compose the centerpiece in my  professional mandala.

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Also of current interest is Writing and Painting–The Art of Memoir.

 

Mandala by one of Jung’s Patients

 

I participated in the Marion Woodman Foundation’s BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program, and I wish to acknowledge the contributions of all my teachers in the development and content of StillDancing… Me Ke Aloha

 

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Grandmother Tree at La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara Photo Credit: Meg Wilbur