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Robert Romanyshyn

Teacher, Writer and Psychotherapist - Jungian Psychology and Phenomenology

Roberts Upcoming Events 
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January 6 2016 (Begins)

Cultivating a Poetic Sensibility in a Wired World 

A Four Part Interactive Course

Robert Romanyshyn, Brian Tracy and Bonnie Bright

Depth Psychology Alliance


February 19, 2016

Awakening Ancient Bonds with the living soul of the world

Presentation and discussion of‘Antarctica; Inner Journeys in the Outer World’

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clonmel, Co: Tipperary Ireland


February 20-21, 2016

Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy Program

Workshop: Dreams, Active Imagination and Body Work

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March 11-13, 2016 

The Body Eclectic: Exploring the Diversity of Bodily Being

A 3 day colloquium for the dissemination and exchange of ideas, research and practices that engage the topic of embodiment and phenomenological experience.

Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada

March 12
Panel Presentation - 
The Body Expressed

March 13
Keynote Address -
The Frankenstein Diaries: The Untold Story

March 31 - April 1, 2016

Duquesne University

Archival Interview: Phenomenological Psychology: Re-collections and Reflections

April 1, 2016

On Be-coming and Un-becoming a Psychologist: A Tale Told From the Margins”


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Robert is an Emeritus Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Author of seven books including his most recent Leaning toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, numerous book chapters and journal articles, he has given keynote addresses at conferences around the world and is available to speak and lead workshops on various subjects.

January 6 (Starts)

Cultivating Poetic Sensibility in a Wired World: 
A 4-week interactive online course with Robert Romanyshyn, Brian Tracy & Bonnie Bright
Register at Depth Psychology Alliance Website


Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping
on the Poetry of Everyday Life

Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life is one part of a memoir about becoming and un-becoming a psychologist. In the Introduction I tell the story of how dreams and poetry have escorted me through the world of academic psychology in search of a poetic sensibility to craft a style of 

writing in service to the subtle epiphanies of experience.  The light of a summer morning, the appeals of an empty bench, the surprise of a spider’s web framed by rain drops, the smile on the face of a stranger at the threshold of a door, the tableau of a porch on a Sunday morning with cups and plates displayed on a table attesting to the expected visit of a friend, the passing glimpse of a stranger standing in a doorway that unfolds as a story: such moments among many others are the stuff at the heart of the poetry of everyday life. Rising from the depths of soul, these epiphanies require one to be a witness who, through a whispered allusion, might be responsive to their elusive presence.

The poems in this small volume accompanied in places by images celebrate the splendor of the simple, attest to the miracle in the mundane, and explore both the shadows and the stray lines of experience that undo our map making minds. They are gifts I have gathered along the way while travelling in the company of the poets. 

In an age of information overload and diminishing time spent on the simple things in life, Leaning Toward the Poet is an invitation to slow down and pause to attend to those occasions when memory and imagination lead one to unexpected occurrences that wake us to what is happening around us and allow us to appreciate that, as John Keats, said, the world is indeed the vale of soul making.

You can purchase this book here as well as my other titles.