In by Sophie PeirceLeave a Comment

More than half the country woke up shocked in November when Donald Trump won the election. How could this have happened? Shadow, unconscious forces deeper that rational analysis, acted collectively on enough Americans to create a choice that will probably be most disastrous to those who voted for the president elect.

Dr. Keith Witt, author of Shadow Light: Illuminations at the Edge of Darkness, will explore with Patricia how all of us are individually and collectively influenced by constructive and destructive Shadow material constantly being generated by our adaptive unconscious selves. To the extent we are not aware of these influences, we are vulnerable to turning away from constructive and indulging destructive Shadow impulses and beliefs.

Along those lines, to many shocked by the election and subsequent events, Shadow material has been activated, often generating anger, fear, depression , and confusion.

Dr. Keith and Patricia will discuss all these areas, and explore ways of metabolizing current events and using this moment in history as an opportunity to wake up to some of the Shadow forces that are affecting us in the United States and others elsewhere around the world.

To listen live, please join in on 1/24 at 11 AM Pacific Time by going to


kathlyn hendricks

Dr. Keith Witt is a Licensed Psychologist, teacher, and author who has lived and worked in Santa Barbara, CA. for over forty-five years.

Dr. Witt is the founder of The School of Love, at, where he offers his School of Love Lecture Series, blogs, Therapist in the Wild webseries, and Integral Conversations audios and videos on health/love/relationship/sexuality/spirituality/development/psychotherapy related topics.

Keith’s work has explored Integrally Informed Psychotherapy, intimacy, human development, spirituality, and sexuality yielding six books (Integral Mindfulness, Waking Up, Sessions, The Attuned Family, The Gift of Shame, and Shadow Light), three TEDx talks, and lectures and classes which he has taught across the U.S. Waking Up and its companion volume, Sessions, are two of the first texts on Integrally Informed Psychotherapy. His popular audio class, Loving Completely, is offered through Integral Life. Keith has conducted over fifty-five thousand therapy sessions, led many groups, and has been a contributor to Integral Life and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.

In presentations around the country–including Integral Life’s What’s Next, Integral Theories Conferences, and his ongoing series, The Shrink and the Pundit with Jeff Salzman–Keith has explored love, intra and interpersonal relationships, and development from multiple perspectives, weaving neuroscience, Integral theory, wisdom traditions, and numerous forms of psychotherapy into a coherent cosmology of love and development.

Leave a Comment