She uses the power of metaphor from dreams, art, myth, and nature to illuminate guiding patterns in our lives.
Her clinical practice has focused on life’s transitional periods, and the infinite forms transformations take.
Wendy is mom to three wonderful teenagers and two dogs. Her own childhood was spent catching frogs and wandering the woods and grape vineyards near Lake Erie. Since then, she has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London, and is now in Philadelphia. Always, she has been a great lover of tapping in to mythology and fairy tales as a way to explore mind-sets and cultures from the inside out.
Wendy’s favorite speaking topic is the intersection between our internal lives today and the stories that have captivated humanity’s attention since pre-history.
Wendy’s first book, Leaving the Castle uses myth and fairy tales to explore what happens inside ourselves after the collapse of a marriage, as we search for the confidence to start over.
It is almost impossible to make a huge life change using only the conscious logical mind. Stories and fairy tales help us tap into stronger, faster, and more cunning unconscious parts of our psyches. They show us how to gain clarity about where we stand and how to draw strength for the challenges ahead. Learn More…
Wendy’s latest book, Claiming Your Kingdom: Breaking the Spell of Invisibility is for the trailing spouse and expat wife who has begun to feel lost and powerless.
Using myths and fairy tales, Wendy Hammond explores the importance of waking to our own inner voice and finding the courage to live that voice out loud. How do we claim back a sense of our own power? How do we change our own lives when they are so intricately bound with another in almost every way? How do we find meaning when there are now so many complex levels to our understanding of the world, our relationships, and ourselves? Learn More…