Heather LaFace, PhD,
is in private practice in Los Angeles and works within a self-organizational framework of attachment and intersubjectivity theory, extended and updated by embodied-process models of healing and transformation. Her writing explores paradigm-shifting connections between philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and social theory.
Scottish-born psychiatrist R. D. Laing devoted his career to exploring the nature of alternative realities and heightened awareness. In this year’s workshop, designed for those in the mental health and healing professions, we will explore the nature of altered realities, including extreme states. To alter a state of awareness suggests a catalyst, an instrumentum employed to initiate a transformation in consciousness, whether by invoking mindfulness, yoga, meditation, breath work, or imbibing a drug, whether psychedelic or psychotropic.