There is an ancient text in alchemy that says: “Whatever is below is similar to that which is above.”
These groups are designed to assist each member to explore the unconscious and the shadow in the tradition of Carl Jung using a method of active imagination called Voice Dialogue*. Marion Woodman emphasized that psyche and soma are inseparable. Members are taught to use their body and vocal expression to express all aspects of the self.
Similar to the Dance of Three, created by Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton in their BodySoul Rhythms® programs, Voice Dialogue also has three aspects of consciousness. The person who is the “Mover” is asked to embody and give voice to any and all aspects of the mind/body/soul that desires expression. This includes images from dreams, waking life, belief systems, protector parts of us and parts of us that are disowned. The facilitator “mirrors” this expression and holds a presence with warm curiosity. The group serves as the Container holding a sacred space as they witness the moment to moment unfolding of the unique experience of self.
“In creating, we are created.” – Marion Woodman
The interaction of these three aspects of consciousness creates a strong embodied aware ego process which allows a person to integrate the different and often conflicting aspects of self. This integration process promotes individuation and a sense of wholeness, self-acceptance and choice. This is a non-judgmental place to do deep personal work while learning a powerful new approach with clients! You will learn through didactic teaching, experiencing, and dreamwork.
These are ongoing groups that one can enter at any time (more dates will be added).
Group 2: Monday, March 30, 2020
*Voice Dialogue was originated by Dr. Hal Stone, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, and Sidra Stone, Ph.D
Prerequisite: Groups are for therapists, mental health and body/work professionals