Dr. Robin B. Dilley clinical psychologist, author, and workshop facilitator, will be sharing her healing journey with breast cancer and the labyrinth. In 1999, Robin was diagnosed with stage II estrogen positive breast cancer. As a psychologist she had helped clients use guided imagery as part of their adjunctive health care as patients learned to overcome their fear of the “c” word. When she was diagnosed she knew immediately she would use imagery as part of her healing. In praying for an image that she could trust and believe in, one early twilight hour, a beautiful majestic Bengal tiger appeared in her doorway. She knew that would be the image she would use to eat her mutant cells.
What Robin didn't expect was how
vulnerable and frightened she felt after her treatment was finished.
Culminating at the same time as her treatment finished, Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral was dedicating their beautiful 11 circuit Chartres
style labyrinth. The night she went to the labyrinth dedication, it
became clear that the labyrinth was calling to her heart. That night she
made a commitment to walk the labyrinth once a week for one year to
continue her healing journey. During that year she and the labyrinth
developed a “whole-heart” relationship and her passion has created
workshops incorporating tools and techniques to help clients face their
fears and walk into his/her healing journey.
Join us on June 13th as Dr. Dilley takes us into a sacred space creating opportunities for new ways of being with our physical illnesses.
Dr. Robin B. Dilley is an Arizona licensed psychologist in private practice. She received her doctoral degree from Union Institute in 1992 and has been practicing as a clinician in the field of psychotherapy since 1978. She has studied extensively the literature on Shame and believes that often it is the "trance of shame" that keeps the client powerless to make his/her life different.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, Dr. Dilley loves to teach. In that capacity, in her workshops and seminars, she brings a philosophy about education that is enriching and empowering. She believes that learning is an exchange of knowledge, and that the student comes away from the experience not only feeling revived, but ready to apply what he/she has learned. As the student takes the initiative to make his/her education interactive and experiential, the student becomes the owner of the theory and become masterful in his/her own process... Dr. Dilley quotes bell hooks from her book Teaching to Transgress -- "A teacher is a healer when the teacher empowers the student to link awareness with practice."
Dr. Dilley is a professional member of the Arizona Psychological Association, a Clinical Affiliate of the American Marriage and Family Association. and an Arizona State Affiliate of the American Marriage and Family Therapy Association. Dr. Dilley is currently has her Diplomate status in Psychopharmacology. She is also a member of the Silvan S.Tomkins Institute of Applied Studies in Affect, Motivation, and Cognition.