• Feb 5, 2015 from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: online - Time listed is U.S. Pacific Time
  • Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2021



In this live webinar, Robert Romanyshyn, psychologist and Jungian psychotherapist, and poet Brian Michael Tracy will engage in a conversation moderated by Bonnie Bright about the "Healing Power of Language."

Robert and Brian explore how in the company of the poet, a depth psychologist might cultivate a poetic sensibility as a style of discourse for psychology.

In their dialogue they will address the characteristics of a poetic sensibility regarding language, imagery, & affect and how each of these elements are used & understood by both the psychologist & the poet to best achieve what each is seeking: the healing power of language through an informed translation of the speech of soul.

Each author will read a few poems from their latest work to illustrate their remarks & respond to comments and questions from the audience.

Robert Romanyshyn is the author of 7 books, most recently Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life. He has published more than 40 articles in psychology, philosophy, & education journals & his poems have appeared in several on-line & print magazines. He is presently Emeritus Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. He is currently working on a play, The Frankenstein Prophecies

Brian Michael Tracy is the author of 3 books of poetry, most recently Opaque Traveler: A Dream Sequence in Verse and two CD’s of poetry & music: Midnight Tea and Blackbird Ballads. His work has appeared in The Wallace Stevens Journal, Plainsongs, California Quarterly, Depth Insights, & on spoken word radio programs throughout the United States & Canada including stations KPFK in Los Angeles & CIUT in Toronto. He is currently working on his third CD of poetry & music

Bonnie Bright is the host of Depth Insights radio podcast, the editor of Depth Insights scholarly eZine, & the principle & founder of Depth Psychology Alliance. She holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University & in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she also recently completed her PhD

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  • Dear Bonnie,

    This is a great website!  Thank you and all participants!

    I had registered for this particular event.  couldnn't acces!  Simply wondering if

    the recording has been sent to persons who have registered?

    Thank you!

  • Hi everyone. Just an update: The audio recording of this webinar is on its way for all registrant. We had some significant technical difficulties, but should have some version of it posted for you on Saturday or Sunday at latest so you can listen/re-listen. Thanks for your patience!

  • Depth psychology and poetry: two of my favorite things.

    Bonnie, Brian, and Robert, you have put words on how they are interwoven like DNA.


  • Thank you for arranging the Romanyshyn/Tracy conversation.  I will eagerly listen to it after the live event.  I recently had the pleasure of reading Romanyshyn's new collection of poetry and found it to be a rare gift. It is titled, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday life.  For those who are interested I have posted the review on Amazon.com and http://www.maryharrellphd.com/#!blog/cjeg  Enjoy!

  • Brad: Just click on the Register link...should be pretty straightforward.

  • How do I register to listen later?

  • If you can't attend the webinar live, be sure to register to receive a link for the recording.

  • Join the Depth Discussion on "Reverie"-— based on a quote from Robert Romanyshyn

    Join the Depth Discussion on "Reverie" -- based on a quote from Robert Romanyshyn
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  • Here's a short video trailer I put together so you can have a taste of things to come this Thursday. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJLbPwToes4

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