Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Creativity and the Veil of Addiction

Linda Schierse Leonard, Jungian Analyst


The Workshop: Probably no one is better suited to help us explore the edge of creativity and addiction than Linda Leonard, world-renowned author, lecturer and workshop presenter, recovering alcoholic and Jungian analyst. Her book, Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction, is a classic in the recovery field.

We live an age of addiction to power, control, speed, money, codependency, food, alcohol, drugs, romance, sex and even the Internet. Underneath all these particular addictions lie archetypal patterns. Facing addiction takes us deep into the realm of the shadow, into the heart of darkness. Yet, paradoxically, it is in these shadows that we can find the light that brightens the path to healing and recovery. Discussing the parallel between the twelve steps of recovery and the creative process, Linda will describe the archetypal characters within us characters whose energy can be turned either toward creativity or destruction. This workshop is open to the general public.

The Workshop Leader: Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst trained in Zurich. She is an internationally renowned author, lecturer and workshop presenter. Linda is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a faculty member and training analyst for the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado. Her best-selling book, The Wounded Woman, has been translated into 15 languages and continues to influence people around the world. She has written five other popular books on Jungian topics, including On the Way to the Wedding, Following the Reindeer Woman: Path of Peace and Harmony, Meeting the Madwoman, The Call to Create, and Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction. She conducts workshops for us on creativity, film as an adjunct to therapy, addictions, and aging. Her workshops are open to the general public.

Linda is in private practice in Boulder and is available for phone consultation as well as face-to-face therapy. She is especially interested in working with writers and artists on creativity issues and with dreams. She can be reached through her expanded page on this directory. You can also view a You-Tube video of a piece from her last workshop there.

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