Samhain BodyDreaming™ and Clay Mask Workshop

“We come of age as masks, Our true face never speaks”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

(In response to the call from previous participants and in line with their feedback we are extending this popular workshop by one night; we have managed to secure another day along with the use of an additional art room.)

Come and create a clay mask at Samhain, the time of year when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring.

We meet the Cailleach at the threshold of Winter in working with the damp, dark clay, learning to trust our impulses, listening to our dream images, feeling our senses engage with the prima materia of the raw clay. The mask begins to reveal herself and we begin to relate to the mask energy, the hidden face of the feminine.

Using a combination of Qigong and BioDynamic Craniosacral work we will deepen into our bodies to see how our energy is moving and resonating at this time in the year’s cycle. The bodywork will prepare us to meet a body of “matter” – the clay – and to make contact with the Cailleach energy.

And we will experience BodyDreaming™,  a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported, the body may be ready to release this blocked energy and be restored to its inherent organic wisdom. Image and impulse align with greater ease and fluidity. We feel the ground of our sensing body interweaving with psyche, recovering our connection with the living earth in a mutual participation.

Come and discover the mask that will take you into Winter, be your guide and companion in the times of descent and incubation.

Samhain BodyDreaming™ and Clay Mask Workshop

“We come of age as masks, Our true face never speaks”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Come and create a clay mask at Samhain, the time of year when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring.

We meet the Cailleach at the threshold of Winter in working with the damp, dark clay, learning to trust our impulses, listening to our dream images, feeling our senses engage with the prima materia of the raw clay. The mask begins to reveal herself and we begin to relate to the mask energy, the hidden face of the feminine.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our bodies to see how our energy is moving and resonating at this time in the year’s cycle. The bodywork will prepare us to meet a body of “matter” – the clay – and to make contact with the Cailleach energy.

BodyDreaming Consciousness™ is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported, the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Come and discover the mask that will take you into Winter, be your guide and companion in the times of descent and incubation.

Samhain BodyDreaming™ and Clay Mask Workshop

“We come of age as masks, Our true face never speaks”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Come and create a clay mask at Samhain, the time of year when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring.

We meet the Cailleach at the threshold of Winter in working with the damp, dark clay, learning to trust our impulses, listening to our dream images, feeling our senses engage with the prima materia of the raw clay. The mask begins to reveal herself and we begin to relate to the mask energy, the hidden face of the feminine.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our bodies to see how our energy is moving and resonating at this time in the year’s cycle. The bodywork will prepare us to meet a body of “matter” – the clay – and to make contact with the Cailleach energy.

BodyDreaming Consciousness™ is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported, the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Come and discover the mask that will take you into Winter, be your guide and companion in the times of descent and incubation.

Samhain BodyDreaming™ and Clay Mask Workshop

W.Bratherton.Ammerdown“We come of age as masks, Our true face never speaks”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Come and create a clay mask at Samhain, the time of year when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring.

We meet the Cailleach at the threshold of Winter in working with the damp, dark clay, learning to trust our impulses, listening to our dream images, feeling our senses engage with the prima materia of the raw clay. The mask begins to reveal herself and we begin to relate to the mask energy, the hidden face of the feminine.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our bodies to see how our energy is moving and resonating at this time in the year’s cycle. The bodywork will prepare us to meet a body of “matter” – the clay – and to make contact with the Cailleach energy.

BodyDreaming Consciousness™ is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported, the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Come and discover the mask that will take you into Winter, be your guide and companion in the times of descent and incubation.

Samhain BodyDreaming™ and Red Clay Revealings

ammerdown-2Celtic New Year begins on November 1st when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring. In this year’s workshop Marian and Wendy will explore working with energy – both inner and outer energy and energy in the matter of red clay.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our body container to see how energy is moving in us and between us at this time in the year’s cycle. Through the bodywork we will prepare to meet a body of “matter” i.e. a piece of clay and make contact with the underworld through touching the clay. When we engage with the nature of clay “some thing” or “new seeds” can arise spontaneously from deep within the cells of the body. These begin to take form in the clay and may surprise us. The Cailleach/Crone holds the changes at this threshold time in the incubating darkness.

BodyDreaming™ is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Wendy Bratherton

Wendy Bratherton, IAAP, BPC, CSTA, a Jungian Analyst and Supervisor and a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. She integrates Craniosacral Therapy and BodySoul work into her psychotherapy practice.  She has worked as an Infant Observation Seminar leader for 20 years and has trained in trauma work with Babette Rothschild. In the past she taught ceramics. Recently she has held Qigong workshops for those recovering from cancer treatment.

Samhain Bodydreaming™ and Red Clay Revealings

Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton
November 7-9, 2014

Celtic New Year begins on November 1st when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring. In this year’s workshop Marian and Wendy will explore working with energy – both inner and outer energy and energy in the matter of red clay.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our body container to see how energy is moving in us and between us at this time in the year’s cycle. Through the bodywork we will prepare to meet a body of “matter” i.e. a piece of clay and make contact with the underworld through touching the clay. When we engage with the nature of clay “some thing” or “new seeds” can arise spontaneously from deep within the cells of the body. These begin to take form in the clay and may surprise us. The Cailleach/Crone holds the changes at this threshold time in the incubating darkness.

BodyDreaming is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Dates:
November 7-9, 2014, Friday 6:15 pm-Sunday 4 pm

How to Register:

Contact Louise Holland at louise.holland1@ntlworld.com or Phillipa Bruce at phillipabruce@gmail.com

Fees:

385 GP

CEU’s:

15 hours CPDs

Encountering BodySoul: Theory and Practice

Wendy Bratherton, Sue Congram, Mary Condren, Marian Dunlea, and Josie Gould
June 6-8, 2014

“When we take ourselves seriously we accept the responsibility of knowing and loving our body”                  Marion Woodman

In conjunction with the University of Winchester, BodySoul Europe is hosting a weekend event, offering opportunities to participants to encounter BodySoul work, theoretically and experientially.

Presentations and workshops will explore the BodySoul theme of Embodied Active Imagination from an experiential perspective using dreams, art, movement, voice and myth and incorporating the theoretical standpoints of Woodman, Jung, Theology and the latest developments in trauma and Neuroscience.

This will be an ideal opportunity for women and men unfamiliar with BodySoul work to explore its implications for both theory and practice yet also enriching for those who already have some experience.

Through experiential workshops and discussion panels we will explore Embodied Active Imagination in the context of BodySoul practice.

We will offer the opportunity to reflect upon and situate your own experiences and to understand the work’s theoretical underpinnings. We will work individually, in small groups as a collective.

 

Dr. Mary Condren is a theologian and feminist theorist. She teaches at Trinity College Dublin, and is Director of WomanSpiritIreland. http://www.tcd.ie/cgws/staff/mcondren.php

 

Josie Gould, MPhil, is a fine artist and researcher. She exhibits and presents on the theme of the affective qualities of trauma. http://www.josiegould.com

 

Dates:
June 6-8, 2014, 5:30 pm Friday-4:30 pm Sunday

 

How to Register:

For practicalities and to register contact joanna.wilson@winchester.ac.uk. For course content information contact info@bodysouleurope.org or visit http://www.bodysouleurope.org

Fees:

£ 290, includes conference fee and accommodation, DB&B