Sat, Feb 03 | Studio Valencia

Authentic Movement for the Wounded Healer

A respectful space for mental health professionals to reflect on how to use wisely our power, and to embrace our humanness and vulnerability, in community, through the use of expressive arts and Authentic Movement.
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Authentic Movement for the Wounded Healer

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio Valencia, 455A Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

About The Event


The mythological image of the wounded healer is very widespread. Psychologically it means not only that the wounded has a healer within themselves, but also that there is a wounded in the healer. The healer and the wounded are two aspects of the same archetype. However, when this two-pole archetype is split inside the therapist, the psychic process is blocked. When as therapists we think that weakness, illness, and wounds have nothing to do with us, we become only-a-therapist and we leave our clients to be only-patients. But for healing to happen, as therapists, we need to be able to experience wounding as an existential possibility in ourselves in order to constellate the healing factor in our clients.


This 2-part workshop is an opportunity for mental health professionals, only, to embrace both poles of the archetype of the wounded healer within us.

  • In the first part, the experience is mostly individual. We initially use the expressive arts to bring more awareness to our wounded pole. Then, we go to an Authentic Movement exploration to connect with our inner healing potential.
  • In the second part, we work in dyads, changing roles between the witness and the mover. As movers, we open ourselves to be seen as we are. As witnesses, we are being present for another in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner.

At the end, altogether in a closing circle, we honor our vivid experience and we share our thoughts on how to use wisely our healing power.

Our work as mental health professionals requires us constantly for authentic caring, strength, healthy boundaries, and patience that I hope we can also give and receive in this respectful community.

I look forward to sharing with you, all the gifts that we bring to this world with our service.


To register please add your information at the bottom of this page.

If this is the first time you join an Authentic Movement encounter I will contact you soon to coordinate a phone call beforehand. This will help to explain some things about this specific practice, and clarify questions and expectations that you may have.

The workshop operates on gift economics, generosity-based “All-Dana” model. Dana is the ancient Pali language word describing generosity arising effortlessly from deep gratitude. At the end of the workshop, you are welcome to contribute what feels right for you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 415-425-7428 or

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