Ecopsychology and Shamanism Presentation at Alliant San Francisco
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 Alliant San Francisco will host a presentation titled Ecopsychology and Shamanism. This presentation will offer an overview of global indigenous psychology and the role of shamanism in human evolution. It will also trace American psychology’s forgotten roots in spiritus mundi. Specific differences and overlap between indigenous psychology and contemporary ecopsychology will be discussed. The relevance of conventional western psychotherapy, the ecological dilemmas of today and complementary practices will also be examined. Students can expect to increase their knowledge of ecoliteracy, brain evolution, American psychology history and the therapeutics of anxiety.
This event will be presented by Leslie Gray, Ph.D.. Dr. Gray is a Native American clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco. She has taught and researched at Berkeley, Stanford and Sonoma State. She offers training and seminars worldwide, leads study programs to ancient sites in the United States and consults with businesses on ecopsychological factors in productivity. Dr. Gray is the originator of shamanic counseling, a methodology created by blending her extensive training in western psychology with her years of learning from traditional healers and shamans. She founded Woodfish Institute in 2000 to offer trainings in shamanic counseling and to carry out programs promoting sustainability grounded in indigenous knowledge. Dr. Gray’s innovative projects at Woodfish lead to her being named a Purpose Prize Fellow for outstanding contributions toward solving the world’s most challenging problems.
Room 100w, Alliant International University San Francisco campus, One Beach Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94133
*Due to the nature of this presentation, it is requested that food and beverages (other than water) are not to be consumed. Cell phones, computers and electronic devices are not to be used during the entire presentation.