Francis Weller is a psychotherapist, writer, and soul activist. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief; The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation (with Rashani Réa), and In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. For thirty-nine years Francis has worked as a psychotherapist and developed a style he calls soul-centered psychotherapy. As a gifted therapist and teacher, he has been described as a jazz artist, improvising, and moving fluidly in and out of deep emotional territories with groups and individuals, bringing imagination and attention to places often held with judgment and shame.
His latest offerings are a ten-session audio series on “Living a Soulful Life and Why It Matters,” a five-session audio series on “The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening,” a four-session audio series on “An Apprenticeship with Sorrow: Community, Ritual and the Sacred Work of Grief,” and a five-session series on “Facing the World with Soul.”
His writings have appeared in anthologies and journals exploring the confluence between psyche, nature, and culture, including The Sun magazine, the Utne Reader, Kosmos Journal, and Ruminate. Francis is currently on staff at Commonweal Cancer Help Program, co-leading their week-long retreats with Michael Lerner. He is currently completing his fourth book, The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- An Apprenticeship with Sorrow
A response to “What are the lessons of loss?” (Coming December 16)