Marion Woodman Month | Marion Woodman as a Mentor with Elaine Mansfield
In this episode, Patricia Martin talks with author Elaine Mansfield about her years-long relationship with Marion Woodman that began with a workshop. As a nutritionist and women’s health counselor for 25 years, Mansfield sheds light on Woodman’s approach to teaching as more like a transmission- a living experience- that transforms a person, body and soul.
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Elaine Mansfield writes with a strong sense of place and an intimate connection to nature in her forthcoming memoir. Her writing reflects her 40 years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, philosophy, and meditation.
Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work and writing have focused on end-of-life and bereavement issues. She was a nutritionist, exercise trainer, and women’s health counselor for 25 years, wrote extensively about these subjects and taught workshops, classes, and individuals until 2011.
Elaine facilitates bereavement support groups for people who have lost spouses or partners at Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY and writes for the Hospicare newsletter and website.
She lives on 71 acres of woods, fields, and sunset views bordering the Finger Lakes National Forest in upstate NY where she moved with her family in 1972.
Patricia Martin, MFA, is the host of Jung in the World. A noted cultural analyst, she applies Jungian theory to her work as a researcher and writer. Author of three books, her work has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and USA Today. She holds an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College and an MA in cultural studies at the University College, Dublin (honors). In 2018, she completed the Jungian Studies Program at the C. G. Jung Institute Chicago where she is a professional affiliate. A scholar in residence at the Chicago Public Library, for the last decade she’s been studying the digital culture and its impact on the individuation process. Patricia travels the world giving talks and workshops based on her findings, and has a private consulting practice in Chicago.
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