Jan is a pragmatic dreamer and licensed psychotherapist, in practice for over 25 years. She is the director of Holos Institute where she provides most of the individual and group supervision, oversees clinical policies and operations, and organizes the public educational programs. Her work is based upon her faith in the inherent wisdom each being carries within. She believes that healing is a process of coming into an active relationship with that wisdom. She calls upon metaphors and archetypal patterns of nature to mirror the inherent wholeness of each person.
Jan’s psychotherapy practice is informed by many years of traditional study in self-psychology, family systems and Jungian depth psychology. She received her BA in psychology from Rutgers University, completing her graduate study at the New School for Social Research and the University of San Francisco. She has also studied at the San Francisco Jung Institute, and trained in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, EMDR, Imago couples therapy, Process Acupressure, and a number of private studies with indigenous healers. Alongside her professional training, Jan has a lifetime of intuitive experiences and a personal spiritual practice which includes the study of integral yoga, mindfulness meditation, shamanism and earth-based wisdom traditions.
Jan speaks with Joanna about evolutionary spirituality; outdoor therapy: re-connecting with the healing Psyche of Nature; love: letting the Life Force flow…; latest developments in eco-psychology, the cathartic power of beauty…
Music: “Tejido de Sueños (Tissue of Dreams)” from Niérika, by Jorge Reyes