The Institute for Soul-Centered Psychology and Coaching™ was founded in 2020 by Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach, Dr. Bonnie Bright, in response to the challenges created by the global COVID-19 pandemic and its after effects; the ongoing and growing disintegration of social structures around the globe;  and the significant increase in numbers of individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Multiple elements contribute to the malaise, including the climate and environmental crisis; racial and social tensions; conflict and violence; and unconscious, unexamined trauma—both individual and collective. Each of these issues points to a profound expression in our culture of what shamanic societies might refer to as “soul loss.”

The Institute for Soul-Centered Psychology and Coaching™ offers education, training, certification, and coaching/mentoring services to those who feel called to explore the unconscious, find deeper meaning in life, and to live into their gifts in a soulful and creative way.

Soul-Centered Coaching Psychology


To aid and inspire those who wish to deepen into their exploration of the inner world of soul in order to find more meaning and connection in life, or help others do the same.


To create and deliver programs, tools, and training for those who seek to understand and explore how the unconscious and the invisible world can create transformation and enable us to live into our full potentiality.


Soul-Centered Coaching Psychology is based on tenets of Depth Psychology, founded in large part by Sigmund Freud and Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung in the early 20th century; on Transpersonal Psychology which emerged in the late 1960s, founded by Stanislav Grof, Abraham Maslow, and others; and on Archetypal Psychology, created by contemporary Jungian, James Hillman (d. 2011).

Soul-Centered coaching seeks to help individuals reconnect with their authentic self, overcome programming that no longer serves, and uncover their gifts and calling in this lifetime. Soul-Centered coaching is a term adopted by Dr. Bonnie Bright, Institute Founder, early in her practice to describe the process of guiding and mentoring anyone who is looking for personal transformation by engaging somatic, symbolic, and shamanic approaches. 

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Bonnie Bright, PhD - Soul-Centered Psychology, Coaching, and Spiritual Mentoring, based on Jungian, Depth, Transpersonal, Archetypal Psychologies; Certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst

Bonnie Bright, Ph.D., is a Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach, certified via Alef Trust and Middlesex University, and a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst®, having completed a two-year training with Assisi Institute.

She earned Master’s degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University, and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also finished her Ph.D. She completed a 2 1/2 year experiential program in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with West African elder Malidoma Somé in addition to various other shamanic trainings, and she has also trained extensively Holotropic Breathwork™ and the Enneagram. 

Bonnie’s path to soul began with a spontaneous mystical experience in 2006, and she continues her quest for awakening each day with a sense of joy, freedom, and gratitude at the magic afoot in the world. She continues to live into her gift and calling by helping individuals find their path to soul and meaning, and to learn to do the same for others. 

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