Education Institution
  • Mar 12, 2016 from 5:00am to 6:30am
  • Location: "Online or on the phone—Times listed are PST"
  • Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2021

This is the second in a series of community conversation events focusing on racism. The topic of race and racism in America has become a hot button issue in popular culture, however, rarely if ever is the topic discussed from the perspective of depth psychology.

Juxtaposing the traditional idea of American Exceptionalism with the historical facts of native genocide and the enslavement of kidnapped Africans, we will ask participants to discuss the roots of the trauma of racism in America as an archetypal, cultural complex. This is the second event in an ongoing series and will focus on the trauma of racism, the impact of unprocessed grief, and the possibility of group healing through shared experiences of grieving the cultural losses that have resulted from Racism. Visit this link for more on The Souls of White Folk.

Participants will:


  •  Join in an online discussion with Alliance members and Alliance Board members
  • Join in community to reflect on the trauma of racism in America from a Depth Psychology perspective, discuss the impact of unprocessed grief related to the historical impact of racism, and discuss the possibility of group healing through shared experiences of grieving the cultural losses that have resulted from Racism
  • Discuss ways that we as individuals, as a community, and as a culture might come together to address and grieve these losses and experience shared healing

Cost: Free for all Depth Psychology Alliance members, with a suggested donation of $10 to help us cover the cost of offering the event. 


James Newell Ph.D. is vice-chair of the Depth Psychology Alliance Board. James is an educator, counselor, personal coach, and professional musician. James teaches online courses on world religions for Central Michigan University, Thomas Edison State University, and other schools. He earned his master’s in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology, and his doctorate in History of Religions from Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. James did his doctoral research on music and religion, with a focus on the South Asian Sufi music, qawwali. James is also the producer of the short Depth Psychology Alliance video "An Introduction to Depth Psychology."

Join us for this free Community Discussion.

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  • That's a lovely piece, Mark!

    Thanks for being on the panel today, and thanks for your contributions.

    All the best,

  • Good to be with you all today on the call.

    There was an NPR piece yesterday called Walking the Beat in Mr Roger's Neighborhood that has been settling into my consciousness as an image of individual and collective healing around race and trauma that you might give a listen to. It's just 3 minutes and a really touching story. 

    In the spirit of Jennifer's offering and request that we look within I think of a prayer I sometimes say:

    Let us feel what we need to feel in order to heal...Let us heal what we need to heal in order to feel.

    More consciousness through bringing the unconsciousness to light!

  • Cheryl and Kevin, hi:

    Yes, if the technology hold up, there will be a recording!

    All the best,

  • Will there be a recording for later viewing?

  • I have a commitment on this day. Will this be recorded for later listening?

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