Archetypal Playground

This is where we get to explore these different faces of human nature and see how much of a mirror they hold up.

Sometimes it’s a single call, sometimes a short class. Often they’re free, sometimes they have a small cost.

I do them because they’re fun, and because every time I start talking about this stuff people ask me for more. 🙂

To sign up to find out about these calls, get the call-in deets, and get the recordings after, please get on the list. I ONLY use this list to let people know about calls or recordings.

Current Adventures

Mermaid Adventure Begins Again This Fall!

Six Weeks on Wednesdays
Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
$240 Practicum, $60 Auditorium
Day 11am PDT, Evening 5:30pm PDT
All calls via Zoom (recorded)
Facebook group for all participants

The Mermaid.

Possibly the most elusive, powerful, and – when handled unconsciously – the most deeply problematic archetype in all of human nature.

This is the part of us that yearns to be THERE
– the place that is not Here, the place where everything is transcendently perfect and blissful. The part of us that doesn’t WANT to be a separate, defined, autonomous human – that wants to just sink into someone, something, somewhere, and stop struggling. Stop hurting. Just float.

This is the part of us looking for the Wardrobe. The Portal. The Secret Door.

The hard part is that while we can and do find it sometimes, we can’t stay There. And as we know if we pay attention to the stories, the door usually doesn’t work the same way twice – or even at all.

So we inevitably have to come back and be Here, which is always sadder and harder than There, and sometimes we have to stay Here for much longer stretches than we’d like to.

Figuring out how to live this way without being catastrophically depressed, addicted, enmeshed, or just numb is perhaps a tad more challenging than it appears – but it is doable!

I’ve been on this journey most of my life, and I work with a LOT of part-Mermaid humans, and I’ve found some really effective ways to have a different relationship with your own Mermaid.

We’re going to spend six weeks teasing this part of you into the light where we can see how she operates in you and in your life, and learn how to shift that into much, much more constructive and healthy shapes for your precise personal nature.

People who took the first two rounds of this Adventure with me, as well as clients doing 1:1 work on their Mermaid, have said it’s changed how they move through the world profoundly.

It’s helped them understand addictions, messy relationships, that pervasive sense of melancholy and yearning for something they can’t identify or put words to. It’s helped them see the ways in which they “check out” of life or “disappear” in so many different ways.

Most importantly, it’s helped change their relationship with their own boundaries.

If you have a strong Mermaid component to your nature, the usual advice and direction about creating and maintaining boundaries usually doesn’t work, and that can leave you feeling like a failure.

Once you learn to understand why the Mermaid fears and loathes boundaries, and how to take care of her WITHOUT having your whole life be a blurry, collapsing mess, you’ll be able to have boundaries that actually WORK.

There are 2 ways to be part of this Adventure – the Auditorium and the Practicum.

A Practicum seat gives you a full “focus session” in one of our calls, where we talk through YOUR specific Mermaid in YOUR chart for around 50 minutes. There are 8 seats in each of the Day and Evening Adventures, and those are $240.

An Auditorium seat, for $60, gives you a spot on all the live calls and full participation in the Facebook group. You’ll be able to ask questions, be in conversation with everyone, and learn from the Practicum sessions. And if you take an Auditorium seat this time and want to do a Practicum seat next time I run this Adventure, I’ll take $30 off.