A virtual memorial for Jeanne Achterberg (Jeannie to her friends)

We mourn the loss of Jeanne Achterberg and celebrate her marvelous life.  We invite you to share on this site your own reflections about Jeannie

All of us at Saybrook are grateful that Jeanne served on the faculty for over 20 years.  We cannot count the number of students and faculty who have learned so much from her.  Jeanne wrote about her time at Saybrook: 

“My expertise in working with students comes from a long love affair with being a researcher in unusual fields of health and healing, and from enjoying the excitement and energy that transpires in learner/mentor activities. I do help students (and faculty) get published, as evidenced by numerous examples in journals that I edit or have edited.”

The following description was written by Don Moss, Saybrook faculty and friend.  Jeannie was a pioneer in mind-body medicine and complementary medicine. Early in her career, Jeannie collaborated with O. Carl Simonton, studying the quality of imagery in cancer patients. She was able to show that features in the imagery predicted the course of the illness. Since that time, she has championed the role of imagery in healing, the role of the mind and spirit in healing, and the shamanic role of the healer.

Jeannie went on to serve in the Office of Alternative Medicine, co-chairing the panel on mind-body interventions. The OAM grew into NCCAM, the home of complementary and alternative medicine within NIH. She is also a past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.

Jeannie has contributed much to mind-body medicine:  Her books, Bridges of the Body-Mind, Imagery in Healing, Woman as Healer, Rituals of Healing, Imagery and Disease, and Lightning at the Gate, remain best sellers. Jeannie has also given us a personal example of courage in the face of illness. Her book, Lightning at the Gate, narrated her own journey with illness.

We extend our deepest sympathy and support to her companion Mark Harris, and to her family and close friends. She was a woman filled with creativity, compassion, and love, and we will all miss her. Thank you, Jeannie.

If you have recollections of Jeannie that you would like to share with her family and the Saybrook community, please leave them in the comments section below.

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Of many positive things I could write about my colleague Jeannie, I'll just mention two -- that she sympathized with my gripes about the bad writing that is ubiquitous in our culture today and that she was a hoot of a partner on administrative committees.

Posted by lriebel (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 10:56 AM

There are too many memories to share. Jeanne went through so many ups and downs with health challenges and with Saybrook and yet always was loving and completely present whenever I was around her. She was a rare asset at Saybrook -- not fully appreciated sometimes, because she wasn't one to blow her own horn just to get attention. She was a real good friend and a steadfast colleague and I will never forget the wonderful conversations I was engaged in with my fellow introvert!

I completely appreciate Jeanne's research contributions to her chosen area. She taught me a great deal about both health and courage. I send my deepest condolences to her family and to her students. We all will miss you forever Jeanne!

Posted by John Adams (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 12:46 PM


   It seemed like Jeanne was swirling around us in the days preceding her passing. On Monday I pulled a catalog out of my bookcase which had been there since 2008. Stuck in the catalog was a thank you note that I had written to Jeanne. I had ordered two Avalon wands; one for myself, and one for Jeanne, as a thank you gift for being my dissertation chair. As women who at times found ourselves in a pickle, a magic wand could come in handy, or at least, be comforting to hold. On Wednesday during my yoga practice, a manuscript which I had given to Jeanne in 2001 came to mind. It was my first Saybrook paper, entitled, “Guiding the Yogi Spirit.” I had always imagined that Jeanne read that script on an airplane. Her only comment was, “beautiful.” I was thinking of her when, unbeknownst to me, she died. 

   I heard of her death on Thursday from my friend, Annabelle, the same friend who many years ago introduced me to Jeanne, and suggested that I study with her. I was shocked to hear that Jeannie had died. I had always hoped to see her again, maybe at a conference, where we could have lunch together.

   I first met Jeanne sitting out by a hotel pool, where she had chosen to be stationed for her student meetings. She was wearing sunglasses and sitting in something like easy pose on the deck, as if she were on a yacht in the middle of the ocean. It was there and then how I saw how talented she was at capturing the imagination. Jeanne was the one teacher in my life whom I could never argue with. I bowed to her as an elder, as a grandmother who had broken barriers and paved the path for imagery in medicine. To me, she was Yoda, and I, like Luke, occasionally visited her for a dose of wisdom. 

   It seemed like Jeanne found a way to enter our consciousness and to transmit one last gift to us all before she passed. I felt like she somehow gifted me with self worth. If anyone could do such a thing, it would be Jeanne, experimenting with the full extent of her mental powers. It may be my wild imagination, but either way, I imagine Jeanne would give her blessing. 


Rest in Peace, Jeannie. We will always love and remember you.


Posted by Carolyn Williams-Orlando PhD (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 12:49 PM

Jeannie was the perfect dissertation chair. She was nurturing, supportive, encouraging and helped me see my dissertation through to the end. She was so knowledgeable, knew so many people, and had so many great ideas that served to enhance my work. I admired her, was thrilled to have her as a mentor and knew it was a privilege. When I hit some snags with SIRB, she fought for me and truly believed in my me and my work. She was such a delight to work with. She worked with me for one of the most important academic projects I have endeavored thus far, and I will forever be grateful to her for everything she did to help me complete my doctorate. She was lovely, sweet, kind, and funny. I am so thankful that I knew her, that I had time with her, that she was the one who helped me through a very challenging process. Rest peacefully Jeannie. I will end this post as she would end her emails to me, she would sign off with , Love, Jeannie. Yes, much love to you Jeannie.

Posted by Sandra Eberhardt, PhD (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 02:37 PM

During my time at Saybrook, I had only limited contact with Jeannie during residential workshops. However, what stands out in my mind is her presence, grace, humility, and love she exuded. Prayers and condolences to those who are left behind during this time of loss and transition. I truly sense she is present in different form and now free, fully and completely! Blessings to all!

Posted by Allison Wilson, Ph.D. (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 03:27 PM

I am deeply saddened by Jeanne's loss. I invited her to be a speaker on my telesummit last November, and while she alluded to needing to have some diagnostic tests done, (and reassured me her occular melanoma had not recurred), I never dreamed that she was soon to leave this world. 

I came to Saybrook because of Jeanne. She was my mentor long before I met her. She was an icon. A rock star. At the RO, my advisor Stephen Khamsi leaned over to me and whispered at lunch, "There she is. And there is a chair left beside her, just for you." It was the only open chair in the room. I was so enamored with her that I could hardly speak. She was my Lady Gaga, a goddess, shamaness, and soon to be friend.

At every RC, I never left to visit the city. I attended every seminar that Jeannie taught, from morning until early evening. I soaked up every minute I could get with her. At lunches and dinners out if possible. 

The last year and a half, she agreed to be my dissertation chair. She was tough, excasperating, rigourous, beautiful, funny, encouraging. She was my champion. She helped me navigate any and every challenge - she was my 'go to' person and I never doubted that she would take me to the promised land of graduation.

In the end, she was a champion for my work and nominated my dissertation for the distinction award. There is no greater honor than to have Jeannie's endorsement. After my orals, I told her, "I am so comfortable with you. I used to be imtimidated by you and the other wonderful scholars here, but now, I see you as a friend and colleague.", and she sweetly told me, "I know. Around here, we just wait and look forward to the moment when that happens."

In 2009, shortly after graduation I became very sick. During my recovery, I would lie in detox baths and soak up every word of hers on Intentional Healing. I would move only to reheat the water and rewind the recording and re-listen to key points. I thanked her last year for finally documenting all the wisdom I had heard her impart at the RC's. I knew her wisdom needed to be documented so that it would live on beyond her body. I just had no idea her exit would be so soon.

Jeanne, I love you now and always. I will miss you. You are still a rock star. I look forward to our continued laughs, mentoring relationship,  and conversations about imagery, healing, distance healing intentionality, and our doggies. 



Posted by Christina McDowell, PhD - SB Grad (not verified) | 03/14/2012 @ 06:45 PM
When I heard of Jeanne Achterberg's passing, I felt the need to send a note of love.   
Although I never studied with Jeanne, I clearly remember her colorful and exuberant presence at the RCs.
To me she seemed like a rare, exotic flower; someone out of the ordinary, someone bigger than life.  
The last time I saw Jeanne, she walked past me dressed in a bright yellow linen dress, a multi-colored silk scarf fluttering around her like a thousand butterflies. Even though this happened several years ago at one of the June RCs in Santa Rosa, I vividly remember the sight. Jeanne looked like a perfect summer day: free, alive, and absolutely happy!  I felt moved to tell her how I perceived her and she thanked me as though I had gifted her with the golden sun. 
I thought I'd share this small, sunshine-filled Jeanne moment with you all. 
May her everlasting love soothe your hearts  today and always.
Posted by sigrid (not verified) | 03/15/2012 @ 07:48 AM

Jeanne was a powerful inspiration for me so many years ago. She contributed significantly to so many of us. Thank you, Jeanne, for a life lived richly and well, and for the incalculable gifts you gave to so many. 

Posted by Nancy Napier (not verified) | 03/15/2012 @ 04:29 PM

Jeannie inspired and gave me courage to investigate the experiences of prostitutes, one of the most oppressed population throughout the history. I will always remember Jeannie for her genuine love and care, elegance, beauty, and brilliance.

Posted by Miyuki (not verified) | 03/15/2012 @ 06:14 PM

I don't know how Saybrook is going to recover from this HUGE loss. In a lot of ways she was Saybrook, the presence of the higher consciousness many of us aspire to attain. Yes, she was a role model for a lot of us. Why? She was a remarkable choice for a person to whom one would pay a lot of attention.

Posted by Eric J. Lindblom PhD (not verified) | 03/16/2012 @ 11:28 AM

It was in Dallas, Texas, where I first met Jeannie. She was giving a lecture and I went to hear her, having been a long-time admirer of her work, She was delighted to meet me, and we formed a mutual admiration society. A few years later, I was lecturing at a hotel in Hawaii and discovered that, coincidentally, Jeannie had checked into the hotel that very day for a much-neded mini-vacation. I brought Jeannie to Saybrook but she didn't stay long because she was turned off by faculty politics. Once the political scene settled down, Jeannie rejoined the faculty and oten referred to Saybrook as her "family," or at least one of them. When cancer ravaged Jeannie's left eye, a friend and I went into a Brazilian forest and conducted a shamanistic healing ritual on her behalf. We later found out that about the time we were setting fire to our altar of twigs and herbs, Jeannie experienced a flash of lightning in her eye.  Her sight disappeared but so do the cancer. Years later, a group of frends and I arrived in Hawaii to visit Jeannie and were told that she had taken ill and was in a rest home.  Not fully recuperated, she left because a Saybrook student and I arranged for her to imbibe ayahuasca at an African-Brazilian healing ceremony, one that involved an exorcism of two "spirits" who had been sapping her energy. She recovered and went on to help numerous students complete their degrees. They are grateful as are those who only knew Jeannie through her many articles, her classic books, "Imagery and Healing" and "Woman as Healer," and her autobiolgphical "Lightning at the Gate." Our beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, outrageous Jeannie left Earth far too soon, but I give thanks that I shared the company of this dear friend for several decades.  And I know that I speak for countless others as well.

Posted by Stanley Krippner (not verified) | 03/16/2012 @ 11:56 AM

I knew my dear friend Jeanne Achterberg for more than thirty years.  We collaborated closely when I was practicing internal medicine and she was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.  She was both brilliant and courageous. We often met and discussed the latest scientific stuff in the mind-body field, to which she contributed.  She was not just always on top of it, she was in front of it. 

For those of you who don't know her and what she contributed, just know this:  Jeanne Achterberg was the real deal. Everyone in the mind-body field owes her.
Once, over wine and dinner, we talked about strategies when we were faced with illness.  This was her specialty.  She said that when she got sick she always had the desire to retreat to a dark cave, like a powerful jungle cat, and simply be quiet and still and rely on the wisdom of nature to do its do, whatever that proved to be. I think that's what she did in her last days.  So many people did not even know she was sick with metastatic breast cancer.  
Pause a moment. 
We have witnessed the passing of a great woman.
very great woman. 
Very great people do not often pass our way.
~ Larry Dossey, MD
Posted by Larry Dossey, MD (not verified) | 03/16/2012 @ 12:18 PM

I will remember Jeannie's enygmatic and elegant presence. I love her work and feel honored to have had the opportunity of crossing paths with her.

Posted by Kathia Laszlo (not verified) | 03/16/2012 @ 08:32 PM

So saddened to hear of a loss of our great friend, who I feel honored to have had as the chair of my dissertation committee. I first saw Jeanne Achterberg in Houston, Texas at a talk she gave at the Jung Center.  It was 1992 (five years before I joined Saybrook) and she had just turned 50.  She told of her break from the Medical School in Dallas, and of the last straw of witnessing the inhumanity of allopathic medical education.  I had recently left a neuropsychology program and knew I wanted to study the kinds of the things that Jeanne was talking about.  I was absolutely amazed and awed at how everything she knew about this wonderful field of spirit and mind in medicine was right on the tip of her tongue. And that her interest came from a deep, passionate and human place.   I didn't dare dream I could be versed like that in this one day, also.  Her presence on my committee was more than simply academic, the work I did, like so many of us at Saybrook was fairly independent, it was more of a personal and emotional support.  I knew she was always there with whatever I needed and that her appoval of my work meant it must be good.  She had so much light and now it is released to an infinite place. Now even more so she free to be the muse to inspire our progress.

Posted by Larry Honig, Ph.D. (not verified) | 03/17/2012 @ 01:06 PM

Jeannie will be missed by so many of us--her family, her friends, her colleagues and her students.  Jeannie's passing leaves a hole in our universe. I feel the loss of her energy in our world every time I think of her.

Posted by Marie DiCowden, PhD (not verified) | 03/20/2012 @ 02:02 AM

The life of Jeanne was a gift to us that we shared for a little while, and we are able to thank God that

we shared this life. For the role of imagery played a prominent role in her life. We can thank God that death is not 

the end of Jeanne- for death may claim our bodies, but not our souls.

Posted by Rev. Dr. Hugh Bair (not verified) | 03/20/2012 @ 02:54 AM

Jeanne's presence will be greatly missed in our Saybrook community.  As a teacher, she spoke often of her love and dedication to her students.  As a colleague, she was always ready to partner in ways that would help Saybrook live its values and provide a space that supported continuous learning and growth for all.  Jeanne's spirit will always be present at Saybrook as she touched the lives of many.


Posted by Nancy Southern (not verified) | 03/20/2012 @ 10:23 AM

Jeanne was quite the inspiration to women, myself included. Her books, "Woman as Healer" and "Imagery in Healing" are two of my favorites. She reminded me a lot of my mother, who was also a healer (an RN) and a beautiful woman (she died of breast cancer in 2004). I remember one of the first things Jeanne told me was to try my best to bring the alternative paths into the conventional --- she said we had to work twice as hard to prove the validity of our methods, but that in doing so one day the approaches would become mainstream. There's still a lot of work to do, but Jeanne certainly built a solid foundation and trained a lot of us to follow in her footsteps. When future generations look back to salute the pioneers who ushered in a new era of healing Jeanne will be among them. May we all do our best to live up to the example she set. 

Posted by Dana Klisanin, Ph.D. (not verified) | 03/21/2012 @ 01:45 PM

Jeannie was an important influence and first teacher in my program at Saybrook. She focused intense effort and energy into guiding my projects and reports to meet a higher and more professional standard especially in the difficult and sometimes befuddling area of transpersonal topics. I feel very fortunate to have met Jeannie as a positive influence in my life.


Posted by Neal (not verified) | 03/21/2012 @ 02:22 PM

My life personally and professionally changed when i was asked to review a book for the American Cancer Society's educational section in Chicago.That book was "Bridges of the Body-Mind".After reading that book my focus became continuing my education and helping in my nursing profession as well as folks who were suffering with cancer and later alcoholism.My undergraduate work centered around imagery and the impact it had on health.I later met Jeannie several times at Wellness conventions and Therapeutic touch conventions.She was a powerful woman and a friend.My eyes continue to tear at this loss.She was a healer and shaman and helped me and other women to explore our power .My prayers are with all she loved and who loved her.I continue to teach imagery to my nursing students and clients.Jeannie was one of my most powerful and influential teachers.She proved Greatness can come in tiny packages.Safe journey dear one on the Spirit Path.We will meet again,Touch,Mary Gayle Floden-Selfridge,R.N.,Ph,D

Posted by Dr. Mary Gayle Floden-Selfridge (not verified) | 03/22/2012 @ 04:40 PM

One thing I found delightful about Jeannie was her chuckle. She had such an infectious laugh. Over the years, her strong support and optimism and more faith in me than I’ve probably had in myself has kept me going for the long haul in the process of striving to attain my Ph.D. and I still haven’t got there yet. She was never condemning but always gave positive affect, acknowledging, “Life happens Val.” One time I arrived at a residential conference at Saybrook feeling scared and embarrassed because I hadn’t had much interim contact with my Essays and then Dissertation chair, Jeannie. Our paths crossed in the hallway where students sign up to book interviews with professors, and as our eyes met I wondered how Jeannie would respond; you know, I was feeling as a dog feels when its been naughty and has its tail between its legs. Jeannie exclaimed, “Oh! You’re here!” At that point I knew she must have thought I had dropped out. She immediately opened her arms to give me a big hug, and was happy to see me. How reassured I felt and how encouraged to continue. I wasn’t being judged, as I had feared.  That’s who Jeannie was, a wonderful human being, a caring and spunky lady. She was like a “trekkie” (Star Trek) explored new frontiers, went where no woman went before. She will be greatly missed, and a great loss to the globe. I did not know she was ill and her passing was a horrible shock. I think it’s the only time I’ve felt so distraught. I can only conclude that God had something greater for her, and she’s one of the early pioneers into the next dimension of this earth or age. I’m very thankful to have known her and worked with her as her student in Saybrook University, and her memory will succor me as I continue to finish my Ph.D by hook or by crook. Thank you for the honor of knowing her. I always imagined myself giving Jeannie a huge flower bouquet when I graduated, and her feeling proud of me. It was to be such a happy day. My deep sympathies are extended to her family. This is her loving and long-term grad. student.
Val Kendall

Posted by vkendall (not verified) | 03/27/2012 @ 07:30 PM

Jeannie frequently signed her emails "Blessings, J." And I was indeed blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her and get to know her. Blessings to you, Jeannie.

Mary Brown, Ph.D. 2011

Posted by mbrown12 (not verified) | 03/28/2012 @ 02:58 PM

Jeannie served as my Saybrook dissertation chair for nearly two years, and remained on my committee for my recent oral defense, in which Stanley Krippner took over as chair due to her illness.  What I got most from Jeannie was the combination of her realness, strength, commitment, wit, humor, and dedication.  I learned that Jeannie could be fierce in her insistence on keeping up the standards of academic excellence, and could also be sweet, warm, witty, and humorous in her personal interactions with me.  But most of all I will be forever indebted to Jeannie for how she stayed with me through the whole very challenging process of weathering through my stubborn insistence to include my researcher-based experiential research as a significant part of my dissertation, as she patiently waited for me to be able to replace a member of my dissertation committee who had problems with my methodology, and then gave me the creative suggestion of bringing in a consultant from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to resolve the difficult and challenging conflicts I was having with her (i.e. Jeannie) about my methodology.  After nearly a year of remaining in the dissertation proposal stage, I ended up finally getting my dissertation proposal approved, and I felt very good about how it all got resolved--including Jeannie's insistent input of including semi-structured interviews in my research along with my own experiences, much of which I agreed to include in my Appendix.  When my dissertation was finally completed and ended up being over 400 pages, Jeannie appreciated its significance and how much I put my heart and soul into it, and decided to not ask me to shorten it.  What she conveyed to me in the end will always remain with me: "Elliot!  Your dissertation and I just spent the weekend togther, and it put me in a trance.  Again, I am just enthralled...I found myself much more interested in the personal/qualitative material than anthing else--so says the hard line scientist!"  And then Jeannie participated in my dissertation defense--soon before she died.  I will be forever indebted to Jeanne Achterberg.

Posted by Elliot Benjamin (not verified) | 03/28/2012 @ 04:08 PM

I first saw Jeannie present the healing work she facilitatated in Kosovo and recognized, as Dossey said, the 'real deal' - her humanity, brilliant research and ebulliant humor just shed such light on a dark tragedy. It convinced me to commit to Saybrook, where she became my thesis chair and friend.

Jeanne's wavelength in the universe was very high. She will always be a wayshower allowing us to see and join into her particular quantum vision - that we are all healers and powerful alchemists, if we believe we are.  That was her gift to us.

Posted by Belle McDonnell (not verified) | 03/29/2012 @ 07:55 AM

It was my immense good fortune to have both Jeanne Achterberg and Arne Collen on my dissertation committee. I was so fortunate. They, along with Dennis Jaffe, mentored me and guided me as I worked through the intricacies of the maze that eventually led to my completing my dissertation at Saybrook.

Jeanne was my heroine. She had been through so many of the painful places I had been in my life, and she let me know I could get through my issues too. What a healer she was. She encouraged my life and my work at the same time, and I will be forever grateful for it.I learned so many things which can't be described, because of the impossibility of describing a deep feeling of knowing. Everyone who knew Jeanne knows that spirit sense she had a gave so freely.

So goodbye from this Earth, Jeanne. You will be forever in my heart and spirit.

Posted by Cynthia Downing, Ph.D. (not verified) | 03/29/2012 @ 10:25 AM

I was stunned to hear of Jeanne’s death. We briefly worked together at the Simonton Center in Ft.Worth, where she was doing research, data collection and teaching guided imagery to the patients Later our paths crossed again at the School Allied Health Sciences in Dallas.

She was a warm friend with a brilliant mind, always reaching for innovative answers and working to bridge traditional medicine and alternative alternative approaches. When most scientists and medical doctors were reluctant to be caught mentioning spirituality as it might apply to medicine, she was openly talking about the role of spirituality in healing. Like Larry Dossey, she backed up her claims of the healing power of guided imagery with impeccable research.

Jeanne, I know your spirit soars!


Posted by Hanno Weisbrod Kirk, LICSW, PhD (not verified) | 03/30/2012 @ 07:09 AM

Jeanne was on my dissertation committee and always was attentive and helpful in that arduous process.  I did not know that she collaborated with Simonton.  I participated in a workshop given by Stephanie Simonton.  The things you learn about some folks only after they are gone.  Perhaps someone will do some research and expose the real politics of why we have not created a cure for cancer a disease that takes so many of our friends and colleagues.  Thank you Jeanne for helping us with our explorations and helping those with illness find some comfort and cure.

Posted by Bruce Brody, Ph.D. (not verified) | 03/30/2012 @ 09:05 AM

I was shocked at Jeannie's passing, how dare she die?!  She was my Essay chair, and my 3rd reader, and we'd planned for 4 years that she was going to be my dissertation chair!  She was one of the major reasons I came to Saybrook to complete my PhD.  What a shock it was and how we all miss her. I miss her friendship, her support, and her belief that my research work was really important.  Hardest will be the coming Fall RC without her, it will be a huge hole in the energy of the RC.  Will Mark and Shasha come?  Unlikely.  And every time I see a dragonfly I think of her.   I'm planning a shamanic journey to catch up with her, and can't wait to find out what she's planning to be working on over there. :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Jeannie, you were an inspiration, mentor and friend. 

Deborah Erickson

PhD Student

Posted by derickson1 (not verified) | 04/29/2012 @ 03:32 PM

I mourn the passing of this wise woman, whose work helped inspire me on my own path as healer, teacher, and maturing soul. I only got to meet her once, in Monterey, Ca. at the Transpersonal Therapy Conference. A wonderful experience, both getting to meet her and to be in that environment. Now it's time to carry that light...

Posted by Mary R Dunbar, ARNP (not verified) | 05/07/2012 @ 07:48 AM

I was so priviledged to have studied with Jeanne. While at UT Southwestern Medical School, I took several graduate courses under her, including Biofeedback. I was then allowed to be an intern of hers in the Biofeedback lab. She was a wonder. I learned so much from her; she was so willing to share her wisdom, and her humor. What a wonderful soul she was. Her books came at a time when so few believed in the body'mind connection; they solidified for me what I had always believed to be so.

Godspeed, Jeanne.

Posted by Carol Mecaskey Smith (not verified) | 05/17/2012 @ 02:38 PM

It's indeed sad that Jeanne left this world already. I'm going to buy all her books.

Posted by Nate Dunham (not verified) | 07/19/2012 @ 09:42 AM

I just read about Jeanne´s death in Saybrook´s Newsletter. And I felt sad.

Her books on imagery and healing  have been very present for me. She was also co-chair of my doctoral dissertation, together with Stanley Krippner and did everything she could to facilitate for me  the process of concluding a dissertation living in a different country. Today I coordinate an Art Therapy program in São PAulo, Brasil, and her presentation at the American Art Therapy Opening Conference is one text all my students read.

I remember her gentleness  and warmth everytime we spoke......

Selma Ciornai, São PAulo, Brazil



Posted by Selma Ciornai (not verified) | 08/07/2012 @ 06:27 PM