Demaris Wehr PhD

Author 

Peacebuilder

Speaker and Workshop Leader

Jungian Psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor

Teachings On Resilience For Critical Times
Beginning September 16
The Sophia Center presents 8 weekly online workshops led by Demaris Wehr PhD

In Finding Our Way Home you will learn: ​

  • A clearer sense of your own values that are essential to resilience
  • How to identify and prioritize what sustains you through chaos and crisis
  • ​How to cultivate inner strengths you didn’t know you had
  • The Power of Connection – by becoming part of an intimate community of fellow learners on this same journey

Using ritual, reflective writing and artistic creative prompts from her peace building work in Bosnia, Demaris will help you identify your unique “centerpost,” the core values that you  unconsciously hold that are essential to finding your way home to that centered place within.

Excellent presentation last night, Demaris. Very moving and informative and thought/feeling provocative. Thank you for helping us to extend our hearts to others in the world and helping us to find our common humanity.

Gail Tipton Artist, videographer and dancer; Martha's Vineyard

I very much enjoyed your two presentations in their scope and depth. Thank you for this powerful work

Marjorie Mason Artist, Martha’s Vineyard

What a wonderful deeply felt way you have of connecting the dots for all of us.  I so appreciate that quality of heart-ed humility which you have honed over the years of your experience with the Bosnians. 

Marilyn Matthews Jungian Analyst, Santa Fe, NM

Given what keeps going on in the world, it is not easy to preserve one’s faith in humanity as a whole, so individual shining examples like Vahidin Omanović are like unexpected miracles!

Brigitte Lent

The talks were so moving, as well as clear and informative, interesting and easy to follow. Thank you for giving them here!

April Thanhauser Poet, Actress, Spiritual Leader

    THEMES

    Finding Your Centerpost

    HumilityRibbon2

    Demaris draws on the stories of eight genocide survivors and explores a life-changing path for anyone facing adversity and trauma. Using slides, music, poetry and storytelling, Demaris shows how we can safely rely on our own innate strengths and resources to make it through the big and small challenges we all must face.

    Forgiveness


    Is it possible to move beyond hate, revenge, and/or dissociation . . . even in the face of genocide?  Is authentic forgiveness of the perpetrators even a possibility? What would the process look like?

    Topics range from owning feelings of hate, revenge, and aggression, and the ultimate task of working toward authentic forgiveness of oneself and perpetrators. Demaris will cover the psychological implications of a lack of true forgiveness: a lifelong “possession” by a murderous hatred and an unquenchable longing for retribution, or a permanent wall of denial and dissociation.

    Archived Presentations

    Core Faculty of  “Seeing Red: The Emerging Feminine in Turbulent Times,” 2016-2019 

    Core Faculty of  “The Sophia Center for Transformative Education,” 2019-present

    April 2019
    Speaker and Workshop Leader
    The Harmony Institute
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Finding Your Centerpost
    Making It Home

    2016 -2019
    Webinars for Seeing Red
    The Lives of the Bosnians;
    Jung and Feminism;
    Facing Mortality;
    Forgiveness: Even in the Face of Genocide;
    and other topics

    February 2019
    Lecture at Hanover Friends Meeting,
    Hanover, NH
    Making It Through

    April 2019
    Speaker and Workshop Leader
    The Harmony Institute
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Finding Your Centerpost;
    Making It Home

    April 2018
    Speaker and Workshop Leader
    The Harmony Institute
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Making It Through

    November 2017
    Keynote Speaker for conference sponsored by Seeing Red
    The Emerging Feminine in Turbulent Times

    September 2017
    Webinair sponsored by
    Seeing Red
    The Emerging Feminine in Turbulent Times;
    Making it Through

    November 2016
    Keynote Speaker for conference sponsored by Seeing Red
    The Emerging Feminine in Turbulent Times

    October 6-9, 2016
    Featured Speaker
    Seeing Red Conference
    Stonington, CT
    Sponsored by the Assisi Institute
    Seeing Red in Bosnia:
    The Birth of the Feminine
 in the
    Midst of Genocide

    January 2015
    Vineyard Haven
    Library
Vineyard Haven
    Making It Through

    January 2015 
    Vineyard Haven, MA
    Forgiveness: Even in the Teeth of Genocide?

    February 2015
    Center for Spiritual Living
    Santa Fe, NM
    Sponsored by the Jung Institute
    Forgiveness: Even in the Teeth of Genocide?

    February 2015
    Center for Spiritual Living
Santa Fe, NM
    Sponsored by the Jung Institute
    Workshop: The Psychology of Forgiveness

    February 2015
    Han University
    Tucson, AZ
    Sponsored by the Tucson Friends of Jung
    Forgiveness: Even in the Teeth of Genocide?


    February 2015
    Han University
    Tucson, AZ
    Sponsored by the Tucson Friends of Jung
    The Making and Unmaking of a Perpetrator

    April 2015
    Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting,
    Black Mountain, NC
    Sponsored by the SVFM
    Forgiveness: Even in the Teeth of Genocide?