The journey of 10,000 miles begins with one step. -Ancient Taoist proverb
All of life’s conflicts can be described as a struggle between letting go or holding on, opening to the present or clinging to the past, expansion or contraction. Life’s journey is a series of challenges that confront the self with difficult yet highly purposeful choices. The ego clings to the familiar long after the nourishment has run dry. At this point, we face our deepest fears—and truths. Our matriculation through the mystery of life asks that our soul awaken, take courage, and choose a more passionate life.
Also referred to as the Hero’s Journey, this course is for those seeking to tap into their passions and ignite the flame of creative change. Participants will have the opportunity to journey into the unconscious to de-structure the ego and re-emerge with a freer self and life path. They will explore patterns of holding on, and of not moving forward with their life’s calling. The workshop will use the healing power of the circle, Gestalt practice, trance work, principles of self and Buddhist psychology, mindfulness meditation, tarot cards as instruments for change, mind-body healing practices, and deep music to ignite the inner fire for a more creative and soulful way of living. Participants will leave this workshop with a creative roadmap for navigating the states of wise mind, big mind, and open mind.
Recommended Reading: Alexander, Wise Mind Open Mind; Banzhaf, Tarot and the Journey of the Hero; Whitmont, The Alchemy of Healing: Psyche and Soma; Osbon (ed.), A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living.
CE credit for psychologists;
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs;