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Events 2018

Tracking Animals in Our Souls
A photo show of wild and tame animals. 
Reflection on the animals of our childhoods.
Discussion of animal dreams. 
Writing about animals as wisdom figures.
Bring pen and a notebook.  Also, if you are willing—an animal mask, feather or bone that you value.
Purpose: To show how our dreams, thoughts, and actions determine our personal fates as well as that of the Earth's.
This program is based on the concepts in my book, Dreaming of Animals.I am the author of nine other books and have led depth psychology workshops at centers around the country, plus Canada and Greece. A graduate of Smith College, forseven years I was a science editor at the National Audubon Society. Currently I edit Distinctly Montana magazine. See


Monday, October 1st, 2018, 6-7:50 p.m.
Place: Bozeman Public Library, small community room
FREE and open to all
Questions, email

Your Soul at a Crossroads Reading Group
a free program

If you ever used The Artists’ Way to open up your feelings, then Your Soul at a Crossroads will take you even further.
It will show you how personal writing leads to meaningful connections to something greater than your bounded sense of self. Find guidelines for using the exercises in the book to
— establish where you are in relation to other people, health, work, and the world now
— recognize unrealized creative opportunities
— work with your deepest concerns
— access dreams or imagery from the river of the unconscious.
You should emerge from using these exercises with a sense of the uniqueness of your life journey and newfound joy and support for it.

Private consulting afterward is always available.

Animal Wisdom Figures
Techniques for Working with Animals in order
To Live More Powerfully

Dreams are like Fed-Ex Messages from Your Soul
Tips for Understanding Them

Rebirth & Renewal Symbols
“I found myself in a dark wood” ~ Dante before the journey that led him to envision
The Divine Comedy.

Soul Pathways: an online workshop. $100 via PayPal
In each session participants will be shown multiple ways personal writing leads to connection with transcendent meaning.
Sequential Sessions include:
Where you are now
Relationships with People;Work; Body; Nature &World Cultures
Dreams & Inner Wisdom
I will provide introduction and exercises via email. I will conduct a telephone (or Skype) consultation with you after each exercise is completed.
This format provides an opportunity to work at your own pace on your deepest concerns. In all my workshops people have discovered unrealized creative potentials and the uniqueness of their lives. They have found joy in renewed purpose.
Like me, you will have a format to return to time and again for reorientation guided from your deepest, true self. Moreover, at the end of the course I will give you for free my recent book, Your Soul at a Crossroads, with Steps You Can Take Not to Lose It.

Bio: I am the author of 10 books, a creativity counselor and independent Jung scholar. I have led writing and depth psychology workshops based on the Intensive Journal method at centers around the country, plus Canada and Greece. A graduate of Smith College, for seven years I was a science editor at the National Audubon Society. Currently I edit Distinctly Montana magazine and am President of Montana Friends of Jung. I also edit for Pacifica Institute psychology degree candidates.

Anytime. Courses tailored just for your wants/needs (e.g. soul writing, articles, publishing, children's lit). Number of sessions & fee to be determined privately.

YOUR "BUCKET LIST". For you wise men and women over 60, let's discuss how you can make happen those things left undone so far. Also, I will support you in leaving a written and visual legacy for future generations.

I'd like to know what are your biggest concerns as you move into the future.

"Where the Good Road and the Road of Difficulties meet is holy."

I have taught in major centers in the Northeast, on the West Coast, as well as Canada and Greece. The United Nations named me a "most remarkable woman" for my work.

TO REGISTER: Advance registration with payment is required. Via Paypal or check. For questions and details, call 587-3356 or email:

What others have said about my workshops...
"I found Valerie's Intensive Journaling class to be very instructive and
evocative. Valerie's caring and sensitivity to the class encouraged
self-exploration. She provided strategies for us to continue gaining
insights into ourselves." ~ Barbara Labovitz Boik, Bozeman, MT

"I have benefitted in many ways from the introspective Journal Workshops offered by Valerie Harms--and always in ways that are new and unexpected. I wholeheartedly recommend the work to everyone, no matter how seasoned at journaling or accustomed to self-reflection. I always leave with a new perspective and a thankful heart." ~ Gena Funk

"The personal life deeply lived always extends into truths beyond itself." - Anais Nin

"It is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow."
- Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

"We are partners in this land/co-signers of a covenant." - Stanley Kunitz