Cultivating inner-peace and spiritual growth in an age of science and change

Featuring the works, thoughts, writings, life coaching, and teaching services of Darrell G. Yardley, PhD, LPC. 

Promoting science- and experiential-based understandings of spiritual and personal growth and eco-responsible lifestyles. The latter being centered around a credo of reduce, repair, reuse, repurpose, and rot (compost).

Grounded in the teachings of  Zen Buddhism on the spiritual side, and, on the science side, Darwinian evolution, Jungian psychology, and from physics and chemistry, dynamical system complexity, and the laws of nature. For more on these, see my latest book, The Guru on the Mountain. Chiggers, Lizards, and Desert Heat: My Vision Quest to Discover the Source of Spirit.

A national speaker and lecturer, we are working on  three continuing education webinar series for mental health professionals and nurses.

Series I: Darwin, Jung, Prigogine, and Basho: Evolutionary, Neurobiological, Complexity, and Higher Consciousness on the Path to Personal Growth and Inner Peace (working title)

To read a brief description of this series, click here. This is also the working title of my current book project. To get on the emailing list to be contacted about these webinars, click on the workshops option on our email signup link on this page.

Series II: Meeting and Working with Your Personal Jungian Archetypes

In this primarily experiential-based series, we will first explore the evolutionary and neurobiological basis of archetypes, then move on to actually meeting your archetypes and learning how to work with them.

Archetypes can be understood as constellations of our species-based unconscious through our brain’s allocentric neural network, “allo” meaning “other.” As it turns out ancient and indigenous healers were onto something: Instead of “spirit guides” or “allies,” think, “archetypes” instead.

In the experiential part of this series you will have an opportunity to find your personal power place, and  meet your power animal and teacher archetypes.

To read a longer description of this series, click here and to get on the emailing list to be contacted about these webinars, click on the workshops option on our email signup link on this and our other pages.

Series III: Meeting and working with your personal Jungian Shadow

Finally, a third series under consideration is on meeting and working with your Shadow. Working with Shadow can be a little more challenging than working with your other archetypes, as Shadow is closer to Jungian autonomous complexes. 

To read a longer description of this series, click here and to get on the emailing list to be contacted about these webinars, click on the workshops option on our email signup link on this and our other pages.

 

Finally, there are my two books. WindWalker: Journey into Science, Self and Spirit (2000) that covers my Harley riding days–again from the standpoint of personal and spiritual growth. WindWalker (paperback) currently is available through this site. Order it here, directly from me, and I’ll autograph it.

My just-published book, The Guru on the Mountain: Chiggers, Lizards and Desert Heat: My Vision Quest to Discover the Source of Spirit, is a spiritual adventure about a Native American Vision Quest I did a number of years ago and is grounded in the scientific underpinnings of our search for the spiritual. It is available now on Amazon.com:

Again, welcome to darrellyardley.com

Promoting

positive psychology
self-reliance
self-sufficiency
self-actualization
self-awareness
inner peace
personal growth
mindfulness
simplicity
eco-responsibility