The feminine is understood as healing and embracing the whole; the whole our ourselves, our community and our planet. We invite you to join our small circle of creative healing so that you may bring your whole self into healing the larger circles of our world.
Together we will create a container of safety and discovery to re-member the inherent gifts of the feminine in our lives. Your guides will facilitate sharing, guided meditations, sacred ritual and expressive exercises. You will have the opportunity to make a journal of images and words documenting your journey of challenge, healing and empowerment.
We will draw on archetypal stories of the feminine through figures representing her compassion, strength and inspiration. The natural setting of La Senda provides us with the opportunity to spend quiet time in Mother Nature’s embrace to reflect and enrich our process.
While our work is serious, we invite playfulness into the process of each individual learning to more deeply embody her unique expression of the feminine. We consider laughter, tears, shouts of frustration or shrieks of joy part of the process.
She is a licensed psychologist, certified Gestalt therapist and has been in private practice for 32 years. She is a retired Naropa University professor where she founded Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Wilderness Therapy and the Naropa Community Counseling center. She was a founding member of the Boulder Friends of Jung and facilitates the dream-painting process. Deborah is author of several books including The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love. She enjoys hiking, birdwatching, photography and haiku.
She is licensed professional counselor, registered art therapist and associate professor in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Program, in the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University. She founded Boulder Art Therapy Collective and Naropa's Community Art Studio-International, most recently known as Partners for Social Justice, where the aim is to collaborate with other socially minded organizations to inspire creativity, healing and compassionate action in the world. Sue is an artist and lover of the outdoors and nature. She is a part time resident of Tamarindo beach.