‘Gifted woman’: Tributes mount for renowned London psychoanalyst – The London Free Press



Tributes are pouring in for London psychoanalyst and author Marion Woodman, who rose to international acclaim for her work on women’s issues.

Woodman died July 9 at a long-term care home in London. She was 89.

The Marion Woodman Foundation, a non-profit established in 2002 to promote and support her psychoanalytical work, announced her passing in a statement on its website.

“Marion was a gifted woman, teacher, mentor, and friend – and loved by many around the world,” the foundation said in its statement.

Woodman taught English, poetry and drama at South Collegiate Institute for more than 20 years before moving on to train as a psychoanalyst with Barbara Hannah at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, her death notice said.

Carl Jung, the institute’s namesake, was an influential psychiatrist and colleague of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Woodman earned her diploma and set up a psychoanalysis practice. In the following decades she authored several books, taught and lectured internationally. She did extensive work on feminine issues, addiction and the connection between the mind and body, her death notice read.

News of Woodman’s death prompted a full-length obituary in the New York Times.

Woodman was predeceased by her husband Ross Greig Woodman, a professor emeritus at Western University. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private funeral for Woodman was held this week.