Descriptions of Workshops/Retreats/Courses

2018 Series – THE POWER OF MYTH AND THE COMPASSIONATE JOURNEY OF THE HEROINE/HERO:  Healing and Transforming Self and the Wasteland

 

4 – 6 May 2018   Workshop:       Hearing the Heroine/Hero’s Call to Embrace a Spirituality that Faces Life, Death, the Feminine in Self and Society                                                                              (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day – bring your own lunch or eat at nearby restaurant)

Starting with the Call, this first three-day non-residential workshop draws upon action methods and expressive arts to explore how Myth calls us to a Spirituality in that includes:

  • Facing Life, Death, and the Feminine in Self and Society;
  • Discovering the cycles and challenges embedded personally and collectively in the journey of the heroine/hero; and
  • Learning how to deepen our compassion for self and others in preparing for this transformational process.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify and reflect upon their most recent​ Call;
  • Interact compassionately with others in understanding that Call and the challenges inherent in it;
  • Work with the Sociometric Wheel to explore their place in this process;
  • Access roles that can deepen their understanding of and experience with action methods and their use; and
  • Reflect on how their learning might be incorporated personally and/or professionally after the workshop.

Though helpful, it is not necessary to attend all three events. There are no pre-requisites for any of them, and the overall heroine/hero’s journey is incorporated into all three.

CEUs for LMHP and Training Hours applicable to certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE):  18 hours  

Flyer for May Workshop – Hearing the Heroine:Hero’s Call (2 May 2018)           

Hearing the Heroine:Hero’s Call – Learning Outcomes for Workshop on 4 – 6 May 2018

 

22 – 24 June 2018 Workshop:     Answering the Call – Saying “Yes’ to the Journey of Spiritual Transformation                                                                                                                          (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday – Bring your own lunch or eat at one of several nearby restaurants)

Following our May workshop’s focus on the Call, during this workshop, we explore phase two of the Heroine/Hero’s Journey – saying ‘Yes’ to the Journey of Spiritual Transformation (often called the Road of Trials) and:

  • Experience leaving the familiar for the Lure of Becoming;
  • Work more deeply with our fears and attitudes toward death, dying, loss, and grief;
  • Explore and find strength, courage, inspiration, comfort, and joy in the values, guiding principles, beliefs, and spiritual/religious traditions we hold dear; and
  • Welcome with gratitude the Compassionate Allies who show up to walk with us and support us.

Using the Sociometric Wheel and other resources to further explore their place in this process, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Choose whether they are ready to step over the Threshold onto the Road of Trials;
  • Identify and work with their Compassionate Allies;
  • Experience the support of a kindred spirit community; and
  • Utilize transformational tools, including ceremony.

Throughout the workshop, there will be time to reflect upon choices, challenges, support, and process. Participants will be able to access roles that can deepen their understanding of and experience with action methods and their use. They also will reflect on how their learning during this retreat might be incorporated personally and/or professionally after returning home.

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop or the October workshop, which focuses on the Return.

CEUs for LMHP and Training Hours applicable to certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE):  15 hours 

Flyer for June 2018 Workshop

Answering the Call WORKSHOP – Learning Outcomes for CEUs and ABE Hours on 22 – 24 June 2018

 

19 – 21 October 2018   Workshop:     Retrieving the Treasure – Returning to Serve, Heal, and Transform the Wasteland

Our 2018 series, which has used myth and the Journey of the Heroine/Hero as a model for healing and transforming ourselves and our world, culminates in this final three-day workshop, which focuses on the Return of the Heroine/Hero. During phase three, we again draw upon action methods and expressive arts, including the Sociometric Wheel, to help us explore:

  • How the Heroine/Hero, who heard the Call, travelled the Journey to retrieve the Treasure, must Return home with those transformational gifts;
  • How Global Citizens and Social Artists can nurture community, age consciously, share resources, and actively support the empowerment of all beings;
  • The power of joining with kindred spirits in a compassionate community of support, inspiration, encouragement, and celebration; and
  • A ‘winter’ of self-care needed to ponder and integrate transformational experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify and reflect upon the gifts they’ve received on the Journey – their Treasure;
  • Interact compassionately with others in understanding how they might individually and collectively explore what it means to be Global Citizens and Social Artists;
  • Access roles that can deepen their understanding of and experience with action methods and their use; and
  • Reflect on how their learning might be incorporated personally and/or applied professionally after the workshop.

Though helpful, it is not necessary to have attended the previous two events. Indeed, as multifaceted beings, in one area of our life, we may be hearing a Call; in another, we may be experiencing the Journey; and in a further area, may be striving to integrate and apply new learning – the Return. The focus of this workshop is on the Return, but the overall heroine/hero’s journey remains the context and will be incorporated into the workshop.

CEUs for LMHP and Training Hours applicable to certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE):  TBD based on residential/non-residential setting, but either 15 or 18 hours.

Flyer for October Workshop – The Return

 

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