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Healing Magic: Comic images, Fractals, Synchronicity, and Neuroscience

October 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

If you can’t attend this event live, all who register will receive a 48hr-active link to watch the recording. 

Healing Magic: Comic images, Fractals, Synchronicity, and Neuroscience

Imagine opening a graphic novel that speaks to the heart of your deepest concerns. At the extremes, people’s experiences are sometimes so intense that they are too difficult to express in words. This seminar presents an alternative approach to healing through images. 

Our newly published book, The Eel & the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma and Healing, is a psychotherapeutic journey of discovery. We present aspects of the book to show how the analysis of dreams and transference helps to work through emotional issues. 

Especially with respect to our taboo subject—incest—graphic novels offer enough aesthetic distance to soften difficult topics. This seminar demonstrates the somatics of trauma; realistic therapeutic interactions; elements of interpersonal neurobiology; and fractal recurrences, including the transpersonal emergence of synchronicity.  

In this seminar, students will:

  • Understand the value of art and imagery for addressing psychological conflicts.
  • Understand somatic signs of distress.
  • Learn the power of dreamwork for addressing trauma.
  • Learn the relevance of fractals for repetitive patterns, both dysfunctional and adaptive.
  • Discover the potential for uncanny occurrences under high arousal conditions.

All are welcome. Psychotherapists, somatic practitioners, yoga and psychology teachers, other kinds of clinicians, trauma sufferers may find particular value.

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Leanne Domash, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, playwright and Embodied Imagination practitioner. She has had a life-long interest in the creative process and has written and/or presented nationally and internationally on art, architecture, writing, wit and humor, theater, and spirituality as they intersect with the psychotherapeutic process. She recently published “Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality: Welcome to Wonderland” (Routledge, 2021). Leanne is Clinical Consultant, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Voluntary Psychologist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY; and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, NY.

Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California. She is adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Terry conducts workshops and trainings nationally and internationally in clinical intuition, creativity, interpersonal neurobiology and nonlinear science. She is a prolific author and editor, including Mythic Imagination Today (Brill, 2021) and A Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology (Cambridge Scholars, 2020). She illustrates her own books, co-curates a yearly psychotherapist art exhibition, “Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist”, and attempts to maintain balance in life with piano, ballet, and yoga.