bruce silverman

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

Antonio Machado




Bruce Silverman, M.A., Ph.D. (Hon)

Trained as a transpersonal therapist and musician/healer, Bruce has been in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984. He assists individuals, couples, and groups in finding their aliveness, recognizing and negotiating life's rhythms, and in expressing their their innate wisdom.


He is the founder/director of the The Orpheus Healing Arts Institute: a community of drummers, poets, story-tellers, and ritualists committed to personal and planetary healing. The community includes The Orpheus World Music Ensemble, a professional music troupe offering music and ritual from a variety of world cultures.


Bruce is also a core faculty member of Wisdom University (formerly Naropa University, Oakland) where he offers classes in embodied dream work, drumming, ritual, sacred practice, and group process.


bruce portrait

"Everything has rhythm,
everything dances."

Maya Angelou