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

Discovering the Unlived Life Through Dreams and Mask Work: A Workshop in Northern Greece

Sue Congram and Marian Dunlea
June 24-29, 2014

"Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become" Carl Gustav Jung

 

This workshop uses dream work and active imagination, body and voice work, mask and art to offer reflective space to explore the as yet ‘unlived life’, the potential to become who we are meant to be.

 

Skites is beautifully situated and ideally suited to this kind of exploration. We will work under a canopy of trees, overlooking the sea, supported by the beauty of nature. There we will awaken to our body’s wisdom, listen to our dreams and give expression to this new energy in the creation of a mask. We will draw on the teachings of Marion Woodman and the BodySoul work in conjunction with Jungian and Gestalt theory.

 

This workshop is for:

· Men and women who are engaged in their own personal work and want to inquire deeper

 ·People who have worked with masks and want to explore more fully the relationship between mask work and dreams

· People who are professionally engaged in working with the development of others and interested in learning about the process of ‘active imagination’ using dreams, art, body, voice and mask work

· Couples have benefitted enormously from attending this workshop together, however this is not an event for remedial work on relationships that are breaking down, but an opportunity for deepening your own self understanding in a shared space.

 

Dates:
June 24-29, 2014, Tuesday 6:30 pm-Sunday 2 pm.

How to Register:

To register go to the following web sites or contact the program leaders at: Sue Congram through web site http://www.suecongram.co.uk, or by email suecongram@mac.com subject ‘Greece 2014’, or phone Tel 0044 1981 580040

Contact Marian Dunlea through her web site at
http://www.mariandunlea.com or email at mariandunlea@gmail.com, Tel 00353 8797 90677

Accommodations:

Skites is a delightful villa set in its own grounds on the coast of Northern Greece. With private access to the sea and small beach, this venue offers a wonderful space for personal reflection and relaxation.

All rooms are en-suite, air conditioned and many with balconies and sea views. Prices below are for two people sharing; some single rooms are available. The very reasonable cost of this venue includes breakfast. Lunch and dinner are extra, and we have negotiated a special group rate for these meals during the workshop – see below.

Room costs range from €80 – €100 per room per night for two people. Single rooms are €64 – €80 per night. Room rates include breakfast.

Light lunch and evening meal will be an extra €20 per person per day commencing with dinner on the 24th June and ending with lunch on the 29th June.

Fees:

650 euros, plus accommodations and some meals

CEU’s:

Certificates can be provided.

Where the Water Meets the Sky: Illuminating the Unique Partnership of the Feminine and the Masculine

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
July 23-30, 2013

“There’s a point at which one must start caring
Where one fixes one’s vision on high
Don a mantle of vision and daring
Tis where the water meets the sky.”
– David Whalen

The pathway toward wholeness requires a consciousness of both the feminine and the masculine. How do these energies move both in the body and in the psyche? With a focus on the inner relationship between the feminine and the masculine in this intensive, we will explore how these opposites move us and guide us both in the outer world, and in our relationships.

We will work with dreams, myth, mask-making, the body, voice and art. Through these varied means, we will discover the lived experience of these forces of the feminine and the masculine.  We will meet the changing faces of the archetypes in each of us, in our dreams, in our art, and in our bodies.  What is the feminine and masculine in the voice, what different movements convey expression from both partners? How does one support the other?  How are they culturally viewed and how has that shaped each of us as we are today?

The myth of Amor and Psyche will provide us with a mirror and a map.  In Psyche, we see a heroine who has to complete a series of impossible tasks on her quest for wholeness. We will consider these tasks in the light of the feminine and masculine energies within us.  Discovering how these energies meet and part in the body, as well as in the psyche, brings us towards the possibility of a new partnership in the dance between the two.

 

Thank you for your interest in this program. This program is full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org with your name, phone number and program that you are interested in.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SEND MONEY AT THIS TIME. If a space becomes available you will be contacted.

Prerequisites:

Open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, 5Rhythms – bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention), or consent of instructor.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland

Fees:

Shared room: $2,345
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before May 23, 2013, we will refund your fee less $100. After May 23, 2013 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after May 23, 2013), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

48 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs zovirax cost. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.

Individuation and Feminine Consciousness: Healing the Mother/Daughter Relationship: A BodySoul Intensive in Ireland

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
June 4-11, 2012

When the maternal matrix is damaged the child cannot root itself in its own body Where the mother is not sufficiently in touch with her own body she cannot give the child the bonding necessary to give it confidence in it own instincts. The child cannot relax into her body nor later into its own.  — Marion Woodman, Addiction to Perfection

Our early attachment relationships create the environment in which we grow. Neuroscience shows us that the brain mind body connection forms out of our primary relationships.  The body is left holding the shadow, when the circumstances are not favourable to growing a secure relationship.

We know that the body mind continues to have the potential to grow and develop new neural pathways, to become the person we are meant to be.

In the midst of an evocative natural setting close to the ancient site of Tara, we will engage in a depth process, unravelling the mystery of the body-mind connection, the dance of psyche and soma.

Through movement, voice and mask work, we will engage with our images at a cellular level.  Witnessing how we grow a new embodied container allows the healing of old wounds, opening new possibilities for our creative living.

(Registration begins at 4pm on Monday, June 4. The first meeting will begin after dinner that evening, June 4.)

Prerequisites:

Open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, 5Rhythms – bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention), or consent of instructor.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland.

Fees:

Shared room: $2,345
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before April 4, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After April 4, 2012 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after April 4), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

45 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.

Individuation and Feminine Consciousness: Healing the Mother/Daughter Relationship: A BodySoul Intensive in Ireland

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
June 21-28, 2011

When the maternal matrix is damaged the child cannot root itself in its own body Where the mother is not sufficiently in touch with her own body she cannot give the child the bonding necessary to give it confidence in it own instincts. The child cannot relax into her body nor later into its own.  — Marion Woodman, Addiction to Perfection

Our early attachment relationships create the environment in which we grow. Neuroscience shows us that the brain mind body connection forms out of our primary relationships.  The body is left holding the shadow, when the circumstances are not favourable to growing a secure relationship.

We know that the body mind continues to have the potential to grow and develop new neural pathways, to become the person we are meant to be.

In the midst of an evocative natural setting close to the ancient site of Tara, we will engage in a depth process, unravelling the mystery of the body-mind connection, the dance of psyche and soma.

Through movement, voice and mask work, we will engage with our images at a cellular level.  Witnessing how we grow a new embodied container allows the healing of old wounds, opening new possibilities for our creative living.

(Registration begins at 4pm on Tuesday, June 21. The first meeting will begin after dinner that evening, June 21.)

Prerequisites:

Open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, 5Rhythms – bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention), or consent of instructor.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland.

Fees:

Shared room: $2,295
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before April 21, we will refund your fee less $100. After April 21 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after April 21), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

45 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.

The Soul’s Journey in Dream and Body: A BodySoul Intensive in Ireland

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
June 8-15, 2010

In the midst of an evocative, natural setting, we will engage in a depth process, listening to the soul as it expresses itself in the body and in dream. The Irish landscape provides a powerful resonance to mirror the soul’s journey. We will explore the psyche-soma connection in a creative and playful spirit, through dream embodiment, movement, voice, mask, and artwork. Jungian psychology provides our map to the dream world and the unconscious as we incorporate Marion Woodman’s approach to redeeming the feminine. An Irish fairy tale will provide the metaphor, illuminating our journey.

Over the past 6 years, this gathering has welcomed a wonderful mix of North American, Irish, European, and British women, which has been rich and stimulating for all. We will be at Dunderry Lodge just a few miles from Tara, the ancient mythological site, steeped in myth and legend. Dunderry Lodge is a beautifully restored old residence overlooking a lake, situated in the historic Boyne Valley, famous for its 5,000-year-old Neolithic site. It is surrounded by 23 acres of parkland, offering participants many inviting meanderings under its enormous, ancient chestnuts, oaks, and beech trees.

Prerequisites:

Open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, 5Rhythms – bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention), or consent of instructor.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Navan, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin.

Fees:

Shared Room: $2,195.
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before April 15, we will refund your fee less $100. After April 15 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after April 15), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

45 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.