Dawn Blunk, Educator/Facilitator
Whether she’s facilitating a depth workshop or facilitating the educational goals of her writing students, Dawn Blunk’s commitment to fostering connection, communication, and awareness motivates all of her personal and professional pursuits. Her passion for film, literature, psychology, journalism, and social justice flourished during her previous careers supporting and helming local film projects and writing feature articles for Sacramento magazine and other local publications. All of these past artistic endeavors and experiences inform her current teaching style as an Adjunct Professor of English at American River, Sacramento City, and Sierra community colleges.
In addition to two Bachelor’s degrees in Film Studies and Journalism and a Master’s degree in Literature, she’s currently finishing her second Master’s in Depth Psychology, a Jungian-based approach to psychological health and healing that includes depth tools such as psychodrama, body movement, dream work, sand tray, guided meditation, and active imagination.
Dawn combines these powerful tools for personal growth along with her 15-years teaching experience to create rich, depth-oriented workshops and groups devoted to cultivating deeper, inner personal connections that translate into outward progress and social justice. “Anyone can learn the specifics of a skill if they can cultivate the most open and productive frame of mind for learning,” she shares. “I spend less time lecturing in my courses and workshops and much more time producing activities and experiences that promote a sense of achievement and exploration in order to override the anxiety, fear, and self-criticism many of us feel when we’re learning something new.”