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The Three Stages of Transformation: Emerging from Crisis

Art, Activism & Motherhood
with Guest Presenter Deborah Quibell, PhD Thursday July 15th at 10:00 am PST | 1:00 pm EST

We are at the threshold of yet another major transformation, emerging from the pandemic.

 Almost everyone is in transition, if not outright existential crisis. 

Depth psychology’s emphasis on alchemy offers a path to understanding and traversing the painful and revelatory phases of transformation. 

We will discuss the three phases of alchemy- nigredo, albedo and rubedo– diving into each stage as it relates to motherhood, creativity and activism. 

Most of us are familiar with the dark night of the soul- the nigredo– even if we may not have been given many tools in how to traverse one. But what do we do when we emerge out of the darkness, different than we were before– remade?

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How do we ask the right questions after periods of suffering and relief to move us forward into the new being we are meant to become?


  • the three phases of alchemy and what is special and important about each of them for your own journey
  • how to attend to the oft-missed third phase, the key to stuckness, overwhelm, or disillusionment
  • psychological and spiritual tools to help you understand and weather each phase.
  • about the essential interplay between art, activism, and motherhood


  • You’re a human that searches for meaning amidst the mess of existence
  • You’re in a phase of transition, big or small
  • You feel deeply called to shift or leave behind an aspect of who you are or who you have been
  • You are tired and unsure of what is next.
  • You wonder if motherhood may be both your activism and your art
  • You are curious. (Curiosity is always a good impulse to follow. ; )
Deborah Quibell

About Deborah Quibell, PhD:

Dr. Deborah Quibell is an award-winning author and entrepreneur, working at the intersection of psychology, spirituality and activism. 

While a long-time teacher, Deborah remains a perpetual student of life. She holds a PhD in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies. In 2019, she published her first book, Deep Creativity : Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit with Shambhala Publications, which won a gold Nautilus book award in 2020. She has contributed to some of the top international platforms, including Spirituality and Health Magazine and Huffington Post. She released her debut collection of poetry, Soul Bird : Poems for Flying in Spring of 2019. 

She has lived on four of the seven continents, worked in various humanitarian programs and has taught healing, yoga and meditation for over 15 years. She believes in a spirituality that is grounded in humanity, compassion and social justice, and is currently building a children’s company to introduce spirit-based based practices to kids and families in fun and imaginative ways. She now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and young son.

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Author, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Kimberly Ann Johnson is the bestselling author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality published in seven languages around the world. She recently released her latest book Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good.  

A sought after practitioner and lead authority in postpartum health, Johnson has been working hands-on in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for more than a decade. 

Her work has been featured in The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, and many more. She is the host of the Sex, Birth and Trauma podcast with over half a million unique downloads.

We often stop after the first two stages of transformation, And we miss the third

When we don’t get to the third, we get stuck and overwhelmed. We might feel ungrounded or disillusioned. The suffering isn’t as intense but the answer of what’s next or how to move on from it isn’t clear.

How do we ask the right questions after periods of suffering and relief to move us?

Wisdom and power come from breathing this transformation into our life- It is often breathed in through creative work. 

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