Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DMT, Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, offers Jungian Analysis and body-oriented psychotherapy and consultation. Her international workshops integrate Depth Psychology, Authentic Movement, Somatics, elements of Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® approach, embodied dreamwork, and creative arts therapy.
Dr. Stromsted is a faculty member in the Depth Psychology/Somatics MA/Ph.D. Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and core faculty in the Leadership training program for the Marion Woodman Foundation. She also teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Esalen Institute, and other universities and healing centers, internationally. She was the co-founder and a core faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley (1993-2004).
With thirty-five years of clinical experience, she offers Jungian analysis, body-oriented psychotherapy, consultation, private groups, and international workshops. Her private practice is in San Francisco, California, USA.
About Tina’s Work:
Soul’s Body® is a unique integration of Jungian Depth Psychology and embodied practices including Authentic Movement, BodySoul Rhythms®, Somatics, the Creative Arts Therapies and other conscious practices that engage body, brain, psyche, and soul.
These processes can assist you in re-inhabiting the body, engaging your authenticity, exploring new ground, and returning to daily life with the treasures discovered there. Open to professionals and laypeople, this transformative process offers participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and spirit. Sessions support the development of embodied consciousness and the ability to be present with oneself and another, individually, in community, and in the natural world.
Dreamdancing®, developed by Tina Stromsted in the 1980s, integrates verbal dream sharing with embodied methods such as Authentic Movement, structured movement explorations, somatic awareness, vocal work, drawing and writing. These practices engage the energies, feelings and action of the dream to help bring the dream’s message to consciousness. Through sensitive, inner listening, gestures emerge in a dance that speaks directly from the nonverbal, emotional midbrain where the images are formed.
As the dreamer crystallizes a sequence of movement that gradually engages more of the body, the dreamer is able to commit more fully to the action. It is within this dialogue of gestures that the conflict or message of the dream is embedded.