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In memory of and with gratitude of my

much loved, valued and esteemed mentor

Dr. Roger Woolger
British Jungian psychoanalyst
Creator of Deep Memory Process
and authority on Carl Jung

 

     Roger Woolger was a Jungian analyst, regression therapist and lecturer with degrees in psychology, religion and philosophy from Oxford and London Universities. He trained as an analyst at the CMG. Jung Institute, Zurich. Born in England, Roger Woolger lived and taught Jungian and transpersonal psychology and comparative religion in North America and England. He has been a Guest Professor at Vassar College, where he gave the Mary Mellon Memorial lectures in 1988. He  also was a Visiting Professor the University of Vermont (1975) and Concordia University, Montreal (1979-80). He led workshops at the New York Open Centre, Esalen Institute and Omega Institute, and lectured at a broad range of conferences internationally.

      A gifted psychotherapist and teacher, Roger Woolger had the ability to bring people through deep transformative experiences with deep compassion creating an atmosphere that is safe and contained. In addition, he had an extraordinary (and much commented upon) ability to illuminate the broader spiritual picture---everything from Sufism to Western mysticism to Shakespeare–-teaching with humour through poetry, music, story and meditation

      Roger Woolger's first book, Other Lives Other Selves, (Doubleday, 1987) is an innovative synthesis of Jungian depth psychology, bodywork, yoga psychology, psychodrama and eastern meditation principles.  It broke regression therapy out the narrow confines of hypnotherapy and talk therapy giving it embodiment and lived experience through psychodrama and bodywork. Rooted in yoga concepts of the subtle bodies and shamanism, and drawing upon Tibetan teachings about death and transition through various bardo or intermediary states, his method is a major contribution to trans-personal psychotherapy.

     Other Lives Other Selves, (1987) is one of the most influential works in the field of regression therapy and has been translated into several languages. More popular versions of his work are Healing Your Past Lives (2004) and Eternal Return (Audio-book, 2002).

During the last decade Roger’s work has continued to evolved into the highly original therapeutic tool which is called Deep Memory Process®.  He discussed and demonstrated his work on American, Canadian and Italian network television, in 2011 he appeared in a PBS special in the States.

     Roger Woolger ran training programs in DMP for therapists in Europe, North America and South America. Roger Woolger was a well known teacher in Britain, having appeared in 1966 in the Channel 4 television series Transformations and in various other television programs.  In 1997 he gave a much noted talk The Presence of Other Worlds in Psychotherapy and Healing at the Beyond the Brain Conference co-sponsored by the British Scientific and Medical Network and the Institute for Noetic Sciences (California) hosted at St. John’s College, Cambridge University. This talk was the fruit of a lifelong study of the perennial philosophy and the mystical traditions of Christianity and Sufism and reflects how his practice of psychotherapy was early on shaped by the practice of Buddhist vipassana meditation and the mysticism of Simone Weil. The talk was later published in Thinking Beyond the Brain, edited by David Lorimer.

In 2004,  at a Conference sponsored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists called Beyond Death: Does Consciousness Survive? he lectured on Beyond Death: Transition and the Afterlife.

In 2004, Roger Woolger hosted MalidomaSomé in a widely acclaimed conference on Voices of the Ancestors in London.  This was followed in 2005 by an equally popular conference called Mary Magdalene: Priestess, Apostle or Goddess?

In 2005-6 Roger Woolger gave a series of popular seminars near Oxford entitled Mystics, Gnostics, Psychics and Shamans, and well as a later foundational seminar on C.G. Jung,  In Search of the Self and the Hidden Christ.  Then in 2007-8 he gave the highly acclaimed lecture/seminar Mystical Body, Man of Light: The Lost Secret of the Cosmic Christ to the Oxford Jupiter Trust and the Canonbury Centre for Masonic Studies.

Between 2006—2008 Roger Woolger helped establish the International Deep Memory Association (IDMA), through which he hosted a number of international Spiritual Healing Conferences: Regression and Shamanism (Portugal: 2006) and War and Human Memory: Soul Loss and Lost Souls (Austria: 2007), Exile and the Longing to Return (Ireland, 2008) and The Sacred Marriage of Body and Spirit (France, 2009).

In April 2008 Roger Woolger opened in Salvador and Brasilia the InstitutoWoolger para a Psique e as TradicoesEspirituais for Brazil  where he taught two extended seminar series on Jung: in Search of the Soul & the Hidden Christ and Mystics, Gnostics, Psychics and Shamans.

In spring 2009 he inaugurated the London based Institute for Psyche and Spiritual Studies and co-presented The Mystical Marriage of the Soul with Jungian analyst and author Anne Baring. In the autumn of 2009 the Institute hosted a conference on Jung, Goethe and the Politics of the Spirit with Paul Bishop Ph.D. and Leon Schlamm, Ph.D.

Roger Woolger also taught literature, published articles on dream work and meditation and has given film seminars on Fellini, Bergman and Cocteau. He also ran two mini film festivals in Salvador and Brasilia in 2010 on Jung and Fellini. In earlier years he was an amateur Shakespeare actor and literature teacher. His popular second book, The Goddess Within (Ballantine, 1989) written with Jennifer Barker,  is an in depth exploration of feminine psychology as mirrored in the myths, conflicts and wounding of the Greek goddesses; it draws upon Roger’s scholarly knowledge of  Jungian writing, the history of religion and feminist revisionist history. This very entertaining book has had much success in the US, Germany and Brazil (as A Deusa Interior).

A lifelong interest in the Grail legend and the esoteric spirituality of medieval Europe inspired Roger to lead several extraordinary tours to sacred sites in the South of France, to troubadour and Cathar country, sites of Black Madonnas and the Magdalene.  His talk The Holy Grail; Healing the Sexual Wound in the Western Psyche was published on CD in 2010.

Deep Memory Process

"Deep Memory Process, or DMP, was developed by Roger J. Woolger, Ph.D through many years of intensive practice with the methods of Jung, Reich, Moreno and various shamanic and spiritual traditions. It is a creative therapeutic synthesis of active imagination, hypnotic regression, psychodramatic role play, various body therapies and transpersonal psychologies. Integration between lifetimes is derived from the Buddhist bardo wisdom of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which teaches about death and transition through various bardo’s or intermediary states. DMP also includes the concepts of the subtle bodies of yogic traditions. DMP takes regression therapy out of the narrow confines of hypnotherapy and talk therapy by giving it embodiment and live experience through psychodrama and bodywork. All four bodies are worked with simulatenously: the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.
Deep healing may occur in just a few sessions.

        DMP®  has been shown to be highly effective in treating post-traumatic and dissociative reactions to catastrophe, violence and all forms of abuse. It is also fully applicable to states of anxiety, depression, phobias, stress, chronic pain/illness, blocked feelings, and childhood trauma, specifically working with present and past life traumatic residues embedded in the physical and subtle bodies.

Individuals are conscious though out the session as DMP does not use hypnosis.`DMP is a therapeutic process so it is not necessary for you to ‘believe’ in any of the influences listed. Just to have an open mind to work with the process in exploring issues that are causing you difficulties. If you do not accept the concept of past lives, spirits, etc. then look at the DMP process as a frame work for a ‘story’ to be acted out, so that your unconscious mind can express it self freely without the limiting effects of the conscious personality and mind.

Deep Memory Process DMP regression therapy is a therapeutic method to explore life’s issues and difficulties that are negativity effecting your life today. These influences may come from your current childhood and adulthood or any of the following soul wounds –

  • Spiritual realm – Choices the spirit makes between lives

  • Womb and birth – the vibrational influences from the mother environment and others

  • Generational or Ancestor residues

  • Past lives

  • Karmic Residues

  • Other people’s projections from friends, family, work colleagues etc

  • Influences that do not belong to you

from www.rogerwoolger.org

What is a Deep Memory Process session like?

First, you'll be invited to explore whatever problem you wish to work with.

In a safe and caring environment you will be helped, if pertinent, to:

  • clearly recognize the core issues or complexes running your life

  • journey in time to resolve childhood and other traumas

  • vividly relive and resolve emotional conflicts through a healing psychodrama

  • develop somatic awareness of deep memories to release them from your body

  • let go of old unwanted ancestral patterns and influences

  • integrate wounded soul fragments

  • clear your energy field of negative influences

  • open up with love to higher spiritual resources within yourself.

 Usually a series of sessions is recommended but occasionally radical changes can occur in only one or two sessions. Deep Memory Process can be used as an exclusive therapy for specific complaints and it also works well in conjunction with other ongoing therapies.

Clients wishing to learn more about the process are invited to read the book "Other Lives, Other Selves" and is available on Amazon.

In a hard to find early interview (2002), produced by Stephen Sakellarios, but not included in his film In Another Life, Roger talks of his personal journey and how he developed his form of past life therapy, called Deep Memory Process (DMP). He also discusses theories of reincarnation.

Interview part 1 with Roger Woolger discussing Carl Jung's creative descent and Red Book. Dr Roger Woolger holds degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and Religion from Oxford and London Universities. Trained as an analyst at the C.G Jung Institute in Zurich, he has created a unique form of spiritual psychotherapy called Deep Memory Process and is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in past life regression. He teaches in Europe and the Americas, and is author of "Other Lives, Other selves" and "The Goddess Within" and numerous articles.

Interview part 2 with Roger Woolger discussing Carl Jung's creative descent related to the publication of Jung's creative work, the Red Book. Dr Roger Woolger holds degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and Religion from Oxford and London Universities. Trained as an analyst at the C.G Jung Institute in Zurich, he has created a unique form of spiritual psychotherapy called Deep Memory Process and is internationally recognised for his pioneering work in past life regression. He teaches in Europe and the Americas, and is author of "Other Lives, Other selves" and "The Goddess Within" and numerous articles.

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