Bonnie Morrissey

Language: English

Location: Burlington, VT, USA



Phone: +1 802 860 2814

Bonnie Morrissey first met and studied with Janet Adler (and Joan Chodorow) in 1981. Through the years, Janet has been her Primary, Retreat, and Supervision teacher in the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Bonnie is deeply grateful for her experience of the unlimited potential of this practice which has helped to orient her professional and personal development.

Bonnie was a faculty member at Burlington College from 1982-2000, where she offered classes in Authentic Movement, other psychology and movement courses, and assisted students in designing independent learning programs. As a member of the Board of Directors, Bonnie helped orient curriculum towards a transpersonal psychology program honoring embodied consciousness and spirituality.

From 1982 through 1990, Bonnie founded and directed The Center for Therapy and the Arts, a studio space for therapists and artists to teach, collaborate, and perform. In 1999, she co-founded CornerStone Psychotherapy, a collaborative private practice that offers outpatient psychotherapy services.

Bonnie teaches a regular class series in the Discipline of Authentic Movement in Burlington, Vermont, and offers occasional workshops outside of Vermont. As a faculty member of Circles of Four, she is available as Primary, Retreat, or Supervision teacher. Her teaching practice is grounded in more than 30 years of experience offering psychodynamic depth therapy to individuals and couples, as a licensed Psychologist-Masters currently at Great Tree Therapy.

In her teaching and psychotherapy practices, Bonnie aspires to foster inner qualities of mind through relational inquiry. She is deeply interested in the cultivation of intuitive knowing, and in the arising of words as a manifestation of emergent consciousness. Her poetry has been published in journals nationally. Whether sitting, moving, speaking, listening, or writing, Bonnie longs to participate in the development of a more compassionate Witness Consciousness in Self and World.

Bonnie Morrissey, M.Ed., graduated from the Dance Therapy Program at Antioch/ New England Graduate School. She did post-graduate research in Consciousness Studies with Stanley Krippner at Saybrook Institute. Her essay “Umbanda Ceremonies and Mediumship in Brazil” is a cross-cultural study of spirit-based healing using dance and mediumship techniques, published in Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy (1990). Bonnie’s essay “Authentic Movement and Embodied Consciousness: Deconstructing the Hierarchies that Sustain Oppression and Domination in Human and Nonhuman Animal Life”, is published in ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (2006).