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Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

“Ultimately, to acknowledge the life of the body, and to affirm our solidarity with this physical form, is to acknowledge our existence as one of the earth's animals” – David Abram Vegetal, Instinctual, and Rational Aristotle once wrote that the human soul is a...

Weekly Theme: The Root Chakra

Weekly Theme: The Root Chakra

How will you hold the rare and perilous given you? Dawn begins in the bones – Risa Kaparo The Connection Between the Psyche and the Soma We are not just physical bodies, nor are we the untouchable substance of our thoughts and feelings. Somewhere in the...

Introduction to Dream Work

Introduction to Dream Work

Personal and Reflective of the Collective Unconscious This week we will be starting a 4-week series on dream work and dream tending. Freud and Jung both played a significant role in the depth psychological emphasis on the importance of dreams and dream work. However,...

Weekly Theme: the 21 Day Challenge

Weekly Theme: the 21 Day Challenge

This week's theme is going to focus on two things. First, we are going to piggyback on our recent “Future Selves” blog and focus on how to create what each of us wants in our future lives. In short, how we create good habits. We want to encourage everyone to take a 21...

Weekly Theme: Our Future Selves

Weekly Theme: Our Future Selves

The Closest of Strangers As we speak, at this very moment, there is someone very close to you whom you will never meet. You might feel this nearness at all times. You may catch the essence of this person as a scent in the wind. Perhaps, if you look hard enough, you...

Weekly Theme: Grief and Loss

Weekly Theme: Grief and Loss

  When we deny the full expression of our grief, it lays like a weight on our hearts, causing emotional pain and physical ailments – bell hooks Processing Grief and Loss No person who comes to Barn Life to heal is a stranger to grief and loss. Whether it be a...

Weekly Theme: Fear and Self-Doubt

Weekly Theme: Fear and Self-Doubt

The Identified Problem Fear is part of the human experience and unanimously felt. However, our fears are also deeply personal and rooted in lived experiences. We believe there is a threat to be feared. We believe this whether the threat is physical, such as fear of...

Weekly Theme: Gratitude

Weekly Theme: Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Positivity Psychology...

Weekly Theme: Shadows and Halloween

Weekly Theme: Shadows and Halloween

Our Celebration of the Macabre “To confront a person with his Shadow is to show him his own light…anyone who perceives his Shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.” – Dr. Carl Jung, Good and Evil in Analytical...

Weekly Theme: Athena

Weekly Theme: Athena

This week we explore the qualities of Athena. Namely, her hero-favoring nature and her commanding and tempered presence. With Athena, we accomplish our goals with spear-pointed precision and our vulnerabilities are well armored and protected. Born from the head of...

Weekly Theme: Aphrodite

Weekly Theme: Aphrodite

Aphrodite is one of the better known Greek deities. As goddess of LOVE and BEAUTY, her charms, jealousy, and refreshment capture one of the most powerful and one of the most treacherous domains of our psychological lives. In keeping with our series on the inner...

Weekly Theme: Hestia and the Hearth

Weekly Theme: Hestia and the Hearth

  For 5 weeks we have engaged with Greek mythological figures that help us to identify significant aspects of our inner life. First, we looked at the myths of the father and qualities of masculinity. Last week we started to explore the transitional or progressive...

Weekly Theme: Hades

Weekly Theme: Hades

Daimons of the Unconscious We can no longer deny that the dark stirrings of the unconscious are active powers and that psychic forces exist which cannot be fitted into rational order. The layman can hardly conceive how much his inclinations, moods, and decisions are...