Personal images & archetypal symbols guide us through our lifelong journey of individuation. To grasp our full potential, male or female, we must also journey through the Motherline, the unconscious feminine legacy of one's family: personally, culturally, creatively & spiritually. This theme is dramatically evident in the life and art of the Navaho painter Helen Hardin, especially in her representations of three women. With group participation, Kate Donohue will delve into the paradoxes within the Motherline that mold experience & explore the dynamic of bridging these paradoxes via the transcendent function. In closing, she will discuss useful processes to keep the relationship to the feminine alive in our lives and in the lives of others.
Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist in private practice in San Francisco. She was a founding faculty member of CIIS' EXA program & founding IEATA board member & has been granted their shining star award in 2005. Besides teaching at many universities in the USA, Kate is an international trainer focusing on presenting Jungian oriented expressive arts approaches to the global community. She has taught in many countries in Asia, Europe, Peru & Ghana, focusing on trauma, grief, dreams & aging. Through her love of indigenous dance she has followed a current passion exploring the indigenous archetypal roots of the arts through a Jungian expressive arts lens.