The Assisi Institute
Located in the beautiful coastal community of Mystic, CT, the Assisi Institute is an educational center dedicated to the study and application of Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Founded in 1989 by Michael Conforti, Ph.D., the Institute has become an international focal point for leading thinkers and groundbreaking conversation on the relationship between psyche and matter, the work of C.G. Jung, discoveries in the new sciences, and the eternal truth of the world's great wisdom traditions.
Our faculty and student body consist of pioneers from disciplines as diverse as Jungian psychology, biophysics, theology, government, education, cinema, and the arts. This prolific group has published more than 3,000 books and articles, and continues to hold academic and governmental positions around the world.
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Phone: (860) 415-5004
Loralee Scott-Conforti, MFA
Loralee Scott- Conforti, MFA, is an artist, activist, author and educator with over two decades of leadership experience focused on creative transformation and innovative leadership. Her graduate studies focused on the interdisciplinary links between psychology, philosophy, art history, brain science, creativity theory, theology and dance pedagogy. As an educator and consultant she is most interested in developing methodologies which are informed by a holistic approach to learning, and which are expressed via a creative and embodied communication of ideas and narratives that are intended to catalyze transformation.
Her most recent body of artistic work is focused on the theme of "kintsukuroi" meaning to be beautiful in the broken places as an embodied metaphor for the psychological process of moving forward after trauma. Her past work includes a dance theater production focused on the global issue of human trafficking which tells the true story of a human trafficking victim as reported by Pulitzer Prize Winning author, Nicholas Kristoff in "Half The Sky." This original production, "SoulCry!" toured colleges and universities and resulted in the passage of anti-trafficking legislation as a result of Loralee's collaboration with the Troy, NY City Council. Loralee's work around this issue is featured as part of a compilation of research included in an academic text published by Routledge: "Grief and The Expressive Arts" authored by Robert Neimeyer and Barbara Thompson.
A certified MBTI Consultant and sought after public speaker, Loralee is currently consulting with Procter and Gamble in developing training programs to catalyze breakthrough creativity and organizationally sustainable transformation. Loralee will be a featured presenter for the International Association of Analytical Psychology's conference on Art and Psyche in Siracusa Italy this Fall. She has been a keynote presenter for the Pennsylvania Governor's Council, The Rhode Island Family Courts Anti-Trafficking Conference, the Unbound Washington, DC Anti-Trafficking Conference, the Journey Conference and many others.
Christopher Peknic, MA, MSW
Dr. Michael Conforti, Ph.D.