about

Leanne Whitney M.A., Ph.D.

Leanne_327 - Version 2For over twenty-five years I have researched the mind body connection and, over the last fifteen plus years, their interrelation with pure consciousness. Trained in depth psychology, yoga, and craniosacral therapy, I work with clients one-on-one to resolve mental, emotional, and physical blocks which obscure the ever-present alignment of the authentic Self.

At the basis of my approach is the development of conscious attuning to the present moment. 

Clients transform and heal by means of listening to their innate bodymind wisdom, and learning to interpret the messages accurately, so authenticity and fulfillment are realized.

Working with clients online as well as in person, my practice is international, spanning four continents. My work is inter-culturally informed with an emphasis on decolonization of the global mindset. My client base is diverse; racially, socio-economically, and in sexual orientation.

As an applied philosopher and cultural critic, my work aims to find solutions on how we might better live our lives.

My published papers include Jung, Yoga and Affective Neuroscience: Towards A Contemporary Science of the Sacred for Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy and Depth Psychology Through the Lens of Classical Yoga: A Reconsideration of Jung’s Ontic Reality for the International Journal of Jungian Studies. My first book, Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali, was recently published by Routledge.

In addition to writing, I also work in film. The Fire Within, a feature-length documentary I directed on the subject of 30-year-long-AIDS survivor Bob Bowers, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.  When I set out to make the film in 1999, the concept behind the piece was life in the face of death. What does that razors edge look like and how does that transform ones perception of the world? At heart, The Fire Within is a documentary about thriving regardless of your circumstances.

My upcoming film, Thirsting for God, is a long-term labor of love exploring human consciousness and its interdependent relationship to pure consciousness. Shot at various spiritual sites around the globe including Benares, Machu Picchu and Giza, the film features interviews with Jeffrey Mishlove, Peter Russell, Russell Targ, and Gary Zukav.

I hold two degrees, a Masters degree in Statistics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a Doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara California. I live in Southern California with my thirteen-year-old son.