Barbara Tracer, LCSW, will tell the myth of Persephone and her abduction by Hades, god of the underworld. Often told as explanation for the changing seasons, Barbara will go deeper to look at this story of loss and return as a reflection of psychological change. Using storytelling, personal experience and imagery, we’ll connect the archetypal world of mythology with personal dreams and the possibility of transformation.
Barbara is a recent transplant from San Diego, CA, where she raised her family and worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and has presented lectures and workshops on dreams, the archetype of the divine child, and images from weaving and sand tray work with children. She currently consults with the US Navy and Marine Corps Reserves on issues of psychological health and reintegration after deployment.