Upcoming Events

Sunshine Through the Rain:

An interactive online event

With Bridget Hyde, M.A. and Sandi Wilcox, LPC

Friday, June 26th, 7:00-8:45 pm

June 26, we will meet again through Zoom for exploration of “Dreams”, a film by Akira Kurosawa. The movie portrays a series of Kurosawa’s dreams. We will explore the film’s first dream entitled “Sunshine Through the Rain.” We will watch this short vignette together and then break into small groups for discussion, then share insights in discussion facilitated by Bridget Houston Hyde. Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director who was lauded internationally for his films “Rashomon” and “Seven Samurai.” He was born in 1910 and died in 1988. His obituary in the
“New York Times” describes his artistry in film as having a “dancer’s sense of movement and a humanist’s quiet sensibility.” The movie, “Dreams,” is one of Kurosawa’s last films.

About the Presenters:

Bridget Hyde is a local member of Austin’s Jung Society. Her work experience includes spiritual direction, hospital chaplain work, geological mapping and well-site supervision, Eucharistic ministry for the sick,  social ministry with the homeless, and “moming.” Bridget’s educational background includes a degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma; a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from the University of Loyola in New Orleans, Louisiana; and certification in Spiritual Direction from the Haden Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.  Her main interest in spiritual direction is dream work. Her training in this area comes primarily from years of studying her own dreams with retired Episcopal priest, Allen Whitman. Allen had studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and was led in spiritual direction by Jungian analyst, Robert Johnson. Bridget is a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church here in Austin.

Sandi Wilcox is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Austin.  She is a retired Lutheran minister interested in ways that theology and sacred stories of myth and dreams intertwine.  She graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2010 with Masters of Counseling in Depth Psychology. She has been on numerous study retreats with Jungian analysts studying the Sacred Feminine.  She and her husband, Rick, serve as staff to two cats and one big dog.