bruce silverman

“Last night . .
I dreamt . .
the golden bees
were making
white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.”

Antonio Machado




Bruce is a Transpersonal Counselor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and assists individuals, couples, families and groups in healing pain and trauma, rediscovering their aliveness, negotiating life’s passages and expressing their innate wisdom.


He is the founder/director of the The Orpheus Healing Arts Institute: a community of healers, dream workers, poets and musicians committed to personal and planetary healing. The community includes The Orpheus World Music Ensemble, a professional music troupe offering sacred music and community ritual from a variety of world cultures.


Bruce has been a faculty member of Wisdom University, formerly Matthew Fox’s Naropa University (Oakland) for eleven years, where he has acted as the director of both the Masters program, and the Arts and Healing Program of the university. He offers classes and workshops in his innovative dream exploration process known as Embodied Dream Work, where he has presented nationally and internationally. This process combines drumming with dream reentry, gestalt work, and projective dream insight perspectives all within a ritual context.


bruce portrait

"Everything has rhythm,
everything dances."

Maya Angelou