The Marion Woodman Foundation and the BodySoul Approach

Well at La Casa. DNBodySoul Programs
The core of this work is the exploration of dreams, movement, voice, masks, creative expression, and ritual. The safety of the temenos (sacred space) created in the structure and format of the programs fosters the healing of old wounds and the emergence of new energies. We pursue the inner marriage as we honor the positive feminine in our bodies and the positive masculine in our creatve pursuits.


BodySoul Core Programs
These programs are based on the psychology of C.G. Jung, Marion Woodman’s BodySoul work and articulation of the sacred Feminine, together with master teachers Mary Hamilton’s body work, Ann Skinner’s voice work, and the mask work adapted from their combined background in the theater. Core programs integrate these disciplines into a cohesive educational program.

Lectures are combined with experiential exercises in an intensive format to allow participants a deep embodied understanding and experience of this work. Marion compares a BodySoul Rhythms® intensive to an initiation. The length and structure of the intensive facilitates the initiatory aspect.

BodySoul work has a strong psychological base in the work of C. G. Jung, supports the individual’s process toward expanding consciousness, and depends on the contained group process to descend into the unconscious and the body. BodySoul work holds the psyche and soma are inseparable and must be integrated to come to consciousness – to the positive feminine in our bodies and the positive masculine in our creative pursuits. To that end, participants will learn and experience key aspects of BodySoul work through:

• Exploring the nature of archetypes through story and myth. Identifying those that may be activated within individuals, couples, families or groups as complexes affecting relationships in our lives.

• Recognizing and distinguishing archetypal energies operating within individuals, couples, families, or systems as we strive to heal our bodies, our psyches, and our relationships from psychic, emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual wounding.

• Synthesizing dream images, myths, fairy tales, body, voice, and the creative processes that aid the process of individuation as we examine patterns, helping us to regain or restore psychological, emotional, and spiritual wholeness and health within ourselves, our relationships, our families, and in groups.

• Building the essentials of a strong, embodied ego as we develop, integrate, and rewrite our own personal mythology, an essential building block in the process of individuation, recovery, enhancing individual growth, marriage and family healing, and professional and personal development.

This work will help clinicians attune to their bodily experience – the roots of embodied empathy – which in turn can assist them in aiding clients who may be suffering from Depression and Dysthymia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, and other challenges to well-being resulting from trauma, psychological, emotional, or spiritual wounding.

This work will offer individuals alternative approaches to healing themselves and their relationships and help them “come home to their bodies.