Demaris Wehr PhD

Author 

Peacebuilder

Speaker and Workshop Leader

Jungian Psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor

Demaris will resume making presentations sometime in 2021.

THEMES

Forgiveness


In the face of genocide is it possible to move beyond hate, revenge, and/or dissociation, once the victims have survived?  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.

Finding Your Centerpost

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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.

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

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?