Bonnie Bright, PhD


Bonnie Bright holds Master’s degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University, and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also earned her Ph.D. She is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst™ via Assisi Institute. Her interest in depth and transpersonal psychologies have led her to seek certifications in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology through Alef Trust, in Grof Holotropic Breathwork facilitation, and in DreamTending with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat. She has also trained extensively in the Enneagram.

Since 2007, Bonnie has been engaged in ongoing research on the mysterious disappearance of the honeybees, and completed her doctoral dissertation on Culture Collapse Disorder, the psychological implications of the destruction of “home.” She has done fieldwork in Belize on an archeological site of the ancient Maya to deepen her understanding of ancient traditions and the phenomenon of collapse. Bonnie has also completed a 2-year training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with African elder, Malidoma Somé, and has worked with indigenous healers and shamans in Africa, South America, and the U.S.

Bonnie is the founder and Director Emerita of Depth Psychology Alliance; She created, published and edited Depth Insights, a scholarly online journal, for six years; and regularly hosts educational interviews and podcasts for Depth Insights. She is the author of many articles and chapters, and edited and published Depth Psychology and the Digital Age. She also produced and hosted the “Earth Climate Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene” symposium. Find more information, interviews, and publications at