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Ladera campus
Santa Barbara, California

Our Unique Living-Learning Environment

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Presenter & Faculty Retreats


Learn and transform alongside leading educators in the depth psychological and healing traditions

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Professional Trainings


Expand and grow through cutting edge certificate programs and advanced trainings

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Conferences & Events


Engage and be inspired by thought leaders and performance artists of international renown

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Research & Renewal


Relax and renew in a retreat environment while furthering your research

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Soul Retreats


Whether alone, or in like-minded community, replenish yourself with a soul-inspired educational getaway

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THE RETREAT AT PACIFICA

June 7, 14, 21, 2022 (Tuesdays)
After 120+ years of analytic experience, models of the psyche have proliferated in conjunction with developments with various other disciplines. As the nature of knowledge itself is being reconsidered in the 21st century, there is movement towards a new synthesis incorporating many levels of information and experience, in which the porosity of subjective and objective states transcends traditional binary views.
Hosted Online

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Once only the stuff of science fiction, evidence has grown that precognition – glimpses of your future in dreams and visions and being influenced subtly in waking life by what is to come – is real. Your future thoughts and feelings shape who you are now. And your present thoughts and feelings shape – or shaped – your past.
Hosted Online

Friday, July 1, 2022
Sufism, the mystical path within the Islamic tradition, and depth psychotherapy, each gravitate around issues central to healing and human being – love, transformation, imagination, and the soul. Join four leading scholars, teachers, and analysts, at the intersection of these rich and diverse imaginal realms.
Hosted Online via Zoom

Upcoming Retreat Programs

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 (Thursdays)
Este curso presenta la historia y emergencias actuales de la psicología comunitaria y de las psicologías Indígenas en diversas zonas geopolíticas, principalmente en el Sur Global. Revisaremos conceptos tales como colonialidad, opresión, etnia y racismo, justicia social, epistémica y ecológica y buen vivir (sumak kawsay).
Hosted Online

August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022 (Thursdays)
Este curso presenta la historia y emergencias actuales de la psicología comunitaria y de las psicologías Indígenas en diversas zonas geopolíticas, principalmente en el Sur Global. Revisaremos conceptos tales como colonialidad, opresión, etnia y racismo, justicia social, epistémica y ecológica y buen vivir (sumak kawsay). Colaboraremos para construir una psicología comunitaria decolonial que se entrelaza con psicologías Indígenas para imaginar la practica comunitaria que logre trazar posibilidades hacia la decolonialidad.
Hosted Online

September 26 – December 2, 2022
This unique program, offered online over 9 weeks, is taught by two of the pioneering practitioners, theorists and educators in the rapidly growing field of ecotherapy. Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist are authors of the core text Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind.
Hosted Online

October 3, 2022 – December 2, 2022
Known by many names – psychedelics, entheogens, sacred or plant medicines, allies, hallucinogens – the substances opening the psyche to the depths of the personal and collective unconscious are once again in the news in the midst of what has been called a “psychedelics renaissance.”
Hosted Online

October 7-9, 2022
We live in an epoch not only of political, but archetypal tumult. The meta-narratives through which we have historically come to understand ourselves and our world are being challenged, deconstructed and imploded. It can feel as if we have been thrown into a metaphorical sea of storm-tossed waves with navigational instruments that are not only outdated, but irrelevant, as even the heavens deny us a clear sight of the North star from which to navigate.
Hosted on campus at the Ladera Lane Barrett Center

October 28-30, 2022
THE SOULCRAFT INTENSIVE is an experiential plunge into the wild depths of the Psyche. Soulcraft™ is a synergistic set of nature-based skills and practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter – the revelation of our unique mythopoetic identity. An identity expressed through symbol and metaphor, image and dream, archetype and myth; an identity embodied in a mysterious story that whispers to us in moments of expanded awareness and exquisite aliveness.
Hosted Online
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