Conference and Workshop Presenters


Kate Burns, M.A., L.P.C., is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Houston, Texas. She studied Jungian psychology in Switzerland at the Jung Institute in Küsnacht and also at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zürich (ISAPZürich), where she received her diploma. She also holds a degree in mathematics, an MBA, and a M.A. in Counseling. She has taught classes at the Jung Center in Houston since 2005 and has devoted herself to the practice of yoga since 2000. Kate has taught workshops and seminars in a number of cities beginning in 2011 and has co-facilitated social dreaming groups at the Civilization in Transition conferences since 2014. She serves on the board of directors for Jungians in Training Zürich, an organization raising awareness about C.G. Jung, his life and work. Kate is the author of "Paths to Transformation: From Initiation to Liberation and “Soul’s Desire to Become New” in Jung’s Red Book for Our Time, volume 2.

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Kathryn Cook-Deegan, M.A., M.P.A., is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Washington, D.C. She trained as an analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zürich, Switzerland (ISAPZürich) and is a licensed psychoanalyst and analytical psychologist. She is Co-Chair of the Jungian International Training in Zürich Foundation. Her degrees are in the classics and public administration. She is a professional member of the Yoga Alliance.


Deborah Egger, M.S.W., is training and supervising analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAPZürich). She holds undergraduate degrees in Religion and Psychology from Hendrix College and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Arkansas. She teaches regularly on the topics of transference, developmental psychology, psychodynamic concepts and the role of relationships in individuation. She has a private analytic practice in Stäfa, Switzerland, and is currently serving as President of ISAPZürich.


Josephine Evetts-Secker, B.A, M.Phil., graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich (1989), University of London 1963 and 1966. She taught in the Department of English at the University of Calgary and retired with Emeritus status to return to England in 1997. She is currently Co-Chair of AGAP (Zürich) and is active in the London training group, IGAP. She has a Jungian practice in Whitby, Yorkshire. She lectures for ISAPZürich, IGAP, London’s Guild of Pastoral Psychology and Jung Club, as well as in the USA. She was a founding source of the Calgary Jung Society, where she still lectures. She has edited volumes of fairy tales and published poetry and various articles on literature and psychology. In conjunction with Spring Journal Books, she gave the 2011 Zürich Jung Lectures, accompanying the book: At Home in the Language of the Soul: Exploring Jungian Discourse and Psyche’s Grammar of Transformation. She is also an active-retired Anglican priest in the Mulgrave parishes near York.

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Jacqueline (Jacqui) Butler Hairston, M.A., of the San Francisco Bay Area, is an award-winning ASCAP composer-arranger, pianist, music educator, and vocal coach. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music, Howard University, and received her MA in music from Columbia University.  Her arrangements have been used and recorded by major professional artists, including soprano Kathleen Battle in her annual Underground Railroad Concerts.  A recipient of the Jefferson Award as “Preserver of the Negro Spiritual”, Jacqui has been invited twice  as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall.  Her latest composition is a  commissioned work, A Freedom Quodlibet, for Maestro Robert Geary,  premiering in Berkeley in 2018 at the International Choral Festival. 

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Sibylle Szaggars Redford is a German born Multimedia Environmental Artist, who has dedicated her life’s work to creating art inspired by nature, ancient cultures such as the Hopi, the Moroccan, or as in her most recent work the monsoon rains in the New Mexican High Desert. She has exhibited her work throughout England, Germany, Italy, Monaco, France, Peru, Japan, Singapore, and the United States, and often collaborates with various musicians and choreographers. In 2013, a collaboration led to a staged art performance piece, The Way of the Rain: An Homage to Planet Earth and its Universal Elements, which incorporated different art forms like music, dance, spoken word, film, and light. Since then, The Way of the Rain has been performed numerous times, including at the National Young Arts Foundation in Miami, The Sundance Film Festival, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, and at Carnegie Hall. In November of 2015 Sibylle Szaggars Redford founded The Way of the Rain, Inc, a New Mexico Nonprofit Organization. It is organized exclusively for charitable, cultural, and/or educational purposes, including the specific purpose of developing, producing, and performing educational and artistic performances themed and designed to promote public awareness and support for protection of the Environment. Sibylle and her husband, Robert Redford, have worked on behalf of environmental protection for many years, receiving several national awards for their efforts. For more information visit or

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Geoffrey West, Ph.D, was named to Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2007, with his work selected as a “breakthrough idea” by Harvard Business Review in 2006.   He is a theoretical physicist and Distinguished Professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute, with primary interests in fundamental questions ranging from elemental particles to universal scaling laws in biology, while developing a quantitative science of cities, companies and global sustainability. His work is motivated by the search for unifying principles, with his research including metabolism, growth, aging, lifespan,sleep, cancer, ecosystems, the dynamics of cities and companies, rates of growth and innovation, and the accelerating pace of life.  He has lectured worldwide at high profile events, including Davos and TED, and has been featured in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, The Economist, Wall St Journal and The Scientific American.  He has also appeared in television productions, including Nova and National Geographic and on BBC. He recently published the best-selling book, Scale; The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.

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Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D., a Jungian Analyst from Santa Fe, received a B.S. from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, and is a graduate of IRSJA.  She is co-author (with Nancy Dougherty) of The Matrix and Meaning of Character: An Archetypal and Developmental Perspective—Searching for the Wellsprings of Spirit; contributed a chapter, “America in the Grips of Alpha Narcissism,” to the book, A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump; and is preparing a chapter for an up-coming book, The Psychological Complexes of America., edited by Dr. Thomas Singer.  She has served as both President and Training Director of the New Mexico Society, President of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA), serves on Committees for the International Association for Analytic Psychology, and lectures widely on the dynamics of character structures and their interplay with art and politics.      


Zuleikha is an international Storydancer, performer, musician and educator whose work inspires dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through the profound art of movement. Uplifting audiences with her funny, soul stirring solo performances Zuleikha weaves together stories and myths of world cultures in praise of life. Her collaborative work with world musicians and poets features such luminaries as Coleman Barks, poet and renowned translator of Rumi, the poet Robert Bly, avant-garde composer performer Terry Riley, world percussionist Glen Velez, cellist David Darling, and other wonderful artists. Renowned for her global humanitarian work, “storydance” performances, and innovative classes, Zuleikha has created a unique and proven program called Take A Minute™ Self-Care Exercises to increase vitality and resilience. She is the Founder/Director of The Storydancer Project, a non-profit international artistic health resource organization’ that serves girls, women, children and families facing challenging life circumstances. Zuleikha is the recipient of a number of humanitarian awards for her outstanding work in the world promoting positive personal and social change. For more information, visit