Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW is a therapist, author, and internationally respected teacher who holds a lifelong interest in powerful processes that heal wounded hearts and bring more meaning, love, and connection to our lives. With her compelling perspectives on living and loving, Dr. Wakefield is a popular keynote speaker, inspirational workshop leader, and a sought-after clinician.
She is an Associate Professor and Director of the Couples Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she offers couples therapy, sex therapy, and trains clinicians in her innovative clinical work. Her work is undergirded by a belief that we all have an inner compass that we can reference, which will lead us toward wholeness. As a Jungian oriented practitioner, she has been on the faculty of the Haden Institute since 1990, where she teaches in the Dreamwork and Spiritual Direction programs.
In 2009, Chelsea created a powerful retreat experience for women called the Luminous Woman® Weekend. The experience invites women into a deep exploration of their unique beauty, and archetypal potential, opening vistas of new possibility in every area of their lives. The Luminous Woman® program has developed into an ongoing community of women who can stay connected online and meet in person to sustain their Luminous Living.
Her previous books are Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty: Becoming the Person You Were Born to Be; and In Search of Aphrodite: Women, Archetypes, and Sex Therapy.
In her off hours, Chelsea alternates between quiet time contemplating life, treasured time in deep conversations with friends, and laughing with her talented and hysterical son Tommy. She loves to balance her inner life with the sensate world of culinary creativity, which her husband eagerly appreciates. Together, they enjoy quiet weeks on winter beaches, discussing the characters and plots of movies and television series, and walking arm in arm along the
romantic streets of Paris.
If you would like to learn more about Chelsea’s future events, attend a Luminous Woman® or Labyrinth of Love workshop, book her as a speaker, or train with her, you can contact her through her website: www.chelseawakefield.com.