Why The Wounded Woman?
The book The Wounded Woman by Linda Schierse Leonard, a Jungian analyst,
is an invaluable key to self-understanding.
Using examples from her own life and the lives of her clients, as well as from dreams, fairy tales, myths, films, and literature, she exposes the wound of the spirit that both men and women of our culture bear
a wound that is grounded in a poor relationship between masculine and feminine principles.
Leonard speculates that when a father is wounded in his own psychological development, he is not able to give his daughter the care and guidance she needs. Inheriting this wound, she may find that her ability to express herself professionally, intellectually, sexually, and socially is impaired. On a broader scale, Leonard discusses how women compensate for cultural devaluation, resorting to passive submission (“the Eternal Girl”), or a defensive imitation of the masculine (“the Armored Amazon”).
The Wounded Woman shows that by understanding the father-daughter wound and working to transform it psychologically, it is possible to achieve a fruitful, caring relationship between men and women, between fathers and daughters, a relationship that honors both the mutuality and the uniqueness of the sexes.
“The father-daughter wound is not only an event happening in the lives of individual women.
It is a condition of our culture as well.
Whenever there is a patriarchal authoritarian attitude which devalues the feminine by reducing it to a number of roles or qualities which come, not from woman’s own experience, but from an abstract view of her—there one finds the collective father overpowering the daughter, not allowing her to grow creatively from her own essence.”
Workshop begins March 14th
Chances are you've heard coaches in the healing space use the word archetype?
Most of the time, the use of archetype in pop psychology is used in an incomplete way.
It is used in a way for people to become over identified with a particular personality style without lifting up whats underneath, without honoring the depth.
When it comes to archetypal work, it is about developing a way of seeing and relating.
It isn't about performing intellectual gymnastics to manipulate psyche to satisfy your needs and projections, it is rather a spontaneous movement of the Gods within.
The archetypal realm is the realm of the mysterious unknown, the primordial patterns that stir beneath consciousness...it is the realm of the Gods.
You are NOT The Wild Woman, The Lover, The Witch, or any other archetype, you are a human and you are being influenced by these images and fantasies...
but you are not them.
Seeing the world archetypally isn't just about what makes YOU feel better, it's about allowing the "I" to expand to include that which you cannot see, what moves the essence of your being towards depth.
It is my intention to honor Leonard's use of archetypes in The Wounded Woman and to teach others how to relate to the archetypal realm with a sense of reverence and respect for the sacred.
If you are looking to learn about the archetypal patterns that influence women in the way they navigate modern society,
this workshop series is for you!
A 22-week live book club/workshop series for
the courageous women out there who are looking to reconnect with the mysteries within in a way that honors the sacred, while simultaneously nourishing the creative spirit at a soul level...
Here's how the program will flow...
The Father Daughter Wound
Sacrifice of the Daughter
The Eternal Girl
The Armored Amazon
The Man Within
Redeeming the Father
Finding Feminine Spirit
Enroll in The Wounded Woman workshop series today!
The workshop begins on March 14th
11 weeks of 90 minute live training + additional time for Q&A ($4,250 value)
Access to myself and the other women in a community app
Lifetime access to all recordings
Weekly support to help integrate the weeks content
Enrollment closes 3/14/22
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the book included?
The book is NOT included in the workshop series. I encourage you to purchase it in advance of the February 14th start date. You can purchase the book here.
2. What if I’ve read the book before?
If you have read the book, consider that you may have not read the book in this way before.
I will be expanding and inviting new ways to engage with the writing that amplifies the imagination. This close reading style will offer an experiential approach to the reading.
3. I read really slow. Will I be able to keep up?
I am taking 22 weeks to cover the whole book.
The book is 206, that’s approximately 9 pages a week, or 1.5 pages a day.
4. I read really fast. Will I get bored?
Within this workshop series, we’re doing more than just reading for the sake of completion.
We will be reading, journaling, note-taking, thinking, processing, self-coaching, applying.
You will not be bored.
5. When are the dates of the workshop?
Calls are every two weeks on Monday evening beginning on 3/14 at 7pm EST.
6. What if I can’t make the monthly Zoom Calls?
All calls will be recorded and emailed within 24 hours.
We would prefer if you could make it live, but we understand life happens, in that case you can always submit a question or topic in advance and then listen to the recording for answers, interpretations and/or suggestions on guidance.
7. Can I join at any time?
Yes, if there is a particular session you want to go for a single chapter, head to my free community here, under events you will find the exact dates for all of the calls and you will find a link to drop in to the call.