Programs from The Retreat at Pacifica

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October 5, 2018
The Archetypal Pan in America is a significant exploration into archetypal causes for the anxieties and ethical dilemmas in the US today. Relying on C. G. Jung’s theory of the applicability of myth to psychological problems and the post Jungian theory of cultural complexes, the myths of the Greek god Pan are used as the scaffolding for a metaphor that informs this disastrous situation.
hosted at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus

October 6, 2018
The Pacifica Open House: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

October 6, 2018
In the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire and resulting mudflows, we are in search of new ways to understand the patterns underlying the profound transformation we are experiencing among ourselves and our surroundings. For this year, New Mythos grants were offered by OPUS Archives and Research Center to bring together the creative voices from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for an evening of reflection, healing, and entertainment.
Hosted by OPUS Archives at the Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA

September 29, 2018
In this one-day workshop, we experience ways of transforming nightmare images to serve a more constructive purpose. As we delve into the healing potential of dreams, specific approaches are offered that support our psychological and physical well-being.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Campus - 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

September 22, 2018
Craig Titley is a film and television writer/producer who began his film career in the Hollywood trenches as a production assistant. After a brief stint as an executive for Nickelodeon’s feature film division, he went on to become a successful writer of family films including the live-action SCOOBY-DOO, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, and PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Titley’s films have grossed nearly a billion dollars in worldwide box office.
hosted by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus

September 19, 2018
The worldview which pervades Celtic mythology is profoundly relevant today, offering a deep ecological alternative to the centuries-long disenchantment which has led to the personal, social and environmental crises we face today.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

September 15, 2018
Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss is a powerful exploration of the intergenerational psychological effects of child loss as experienced by women held in slavery in the Americas and of its ongoing effects in contemporary society. It presents the concept of archetypal grief in African American women: cultural trauma so deeply wounding that it spans generations.
hosted by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) Presents at Pacifica Graduate Institute Barrett Center

September 8, 2018
Each year we come up with an abstract theme that gives us a lot of latitude when it comes to selecting ideas and speakers. This year we chose "Yes and..." is a guiding principle of Improv that promotes inclusion. The Yes explains the situation, while the And allows the listener to add their own experience to the talk, and take action.
at 33 W Victoria St. Santa Barbara, California, 93101

August 24, 2018
This lecture will focus on the challenges faced by psychotherapists and psychologically-minded persons in our current social and political era. How do psychoanalysts, analytical psychologists, depth psychologists—people whose predicate is based on the reflective self—work within a social milieu in which thoughtfulness itself seems at the least annoying and at worst a threat by many to the body politic?
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

August 11, 2018
In this one-day workshop, we experience ways of transforming nightmare images to serve a more constructive purpose. As we delve into the healing potential of dreams, specific approaches are offered that support our psychological and physical well-being.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus - South Hall
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