Sheila Langston

Sheila Langston, BFA, is presently completing analyst training in Switzerland. She works with individual clients in Vancouver, and leads study groups and dream groups there. She has taught numerous intensives, workshops and seminars internationally for more than a decade. With creative roots in theatre and dance, Sheila has over 30 years experience as a voice instructor and coach in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Myth and dreams, creativity and the expressions of the soul are the cornerstones of her work and of her life.

Psyche’s Tasks: A Woman’s Journey Toward Wholeness

Andrea Wells and Sheila Langston
May 2-4, 2014

A woman’s way is rooted in the feminine. We are by nature deeply relational and our connection to the unconscious is instinctive. However, we are often pulled away from our natural inclinations by the needs of others, by all the endless doings that our busy lives require. This weekend workshop invites you to drop deeper into your body and soul, to discover more fully which of Psyche’s tasks is calling to you at this time.
The myth of Psyche and Eros will be our guide, and we will focus primarily on the tasks which are imposed on Psyche after she lights the forbidden lamp. Together we will explore the images and symbols of Psyche’s tasks, enquiring how they are mirrored and experienced in our own lives. We will look at dreams, as well as work with the body and the voice, and use art and active imagination to flesh out our relationship with the myth, and with the Psyche within.

 

Dates:
May 2-4, 2014, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 12 noon-5 pm.

How to Register:

Contact Andrea Wells at andreaw@cruzio.com, 831-425-3368 in Santa Cruz, California, or Sheila Langston at sheilangston@gmail.com, 778-239-8774 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fees:

$400 (before February 28); $450 (after February 28)

CEU’s:

18 CEUs for MFT and LCSW (additional $30 fee)

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

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
July 7-14, 2014

“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.

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: Fee is $2,595 (Tuition is $1,595, Room and Board is $1,000)

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 7, 2014, we will refund your fee less $100. After May 7, 2014 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 7, 2014), 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. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.

Walking the Tightrope: The Jung-Nietzsche Seminars as Taught by Marion Woodman, Seminar 1

Marian Dunlea, Patricia Llosa, and Sheila Langston
April 10-13, 2014

This program is a Marion Woodman Foundation Seminar in cooperation with the European Ongoing Professional Development Group

 

Let’s look at the image of the tightrope. Can you visualize that tightrope and envision yourself walking on it? Ask yourself, what tightrope do you walk every day?” Marion Woodman, Seminar One

 

In this advanced seminar we will combine work with two textual sources- C.G. Jung’s Nietzsche Seminars from 1934 and the Marion Woodman Foundation’s publication of Walking the Tightrope. The study of these texts will be integrated with the practice of the core exercises presented in the BodySoul Rhythms® Intensives in order to deepen the understanding of the participants who are already familiar with the BodySoul Rhythms® work. This material brings into focus the role of the body in bringing the operations of the unconscious psyche to consciousness.

 

TO ENROLL OR QUESTIONS:
If you have questions or to enroll in this Seminar please contact Antoinette O’Callaghan at antoc6137@gmail.com. Please do not enroll through the Marion Woodman Foundation website.

 

Prerequisites:

This workshop is open to anyone who is a member of ALC or has completed 3 BodySoul Intensives with the Marion Woodman Foundation. Exceptions may be made based on a review of a participant’s experience: please contact Marian Dunlea at mariandunlea@gmail.com

Location:

The Boghill Center in the Burren, Country Clare, Ireland

Location Description:

The Boghill has been a wonderful strong grounding container for the Body Soul work in Europe and we are looking forward to exploring this new Nietzsche work in that familiar container. Situated on 50 acres of natural bog and wetland, it offers seclusion and privacy for group activities, a fully nature-based experience, and a certain ancientness and mystery. The complex includes a rush labyrinth, a stone circle, a nature trail, a wildlife pond and a large vegetable garden and orchard.

 

Transport to and from the Boghill is by way of Dublin, Shannon or Cork airports (Boghill is 45mn approx. by car from Shannon airport). There may be lifts available from other participants or a group of participants may wish to rent a car: please contact Abigail Whyte at abigailwhyte776@gmail.com

Fees:

Boghill Hostel Room:
€910 (€677 tuition, €233 room and board)

 

Boghill En-Suite Double Room:
€946 (€677 tuition, €269 room and board)

 

Canville B&B Single Room:
€946 (€677 tuition, €269 room and board)

 

Canville B&B Double (sized) Room, single occupancy:
€976 (€677 tuition, €299 room and board)

  • Fee includes tuition, 4 nights lodging and all meals, starting with lunch on Thursday April 10th and ending with lunch on Sunday April 13th.
  • For those wanting rooms at the B&B, you will need transport to and from the Boghill Centre. Breakfast will be provided at the Boghill Centre.
  • Possibility of staying the night before the start of the Seminar at the Boghill Centre: €23 for a shared hostel room; €35 for a shared En-Suite Double room. Please contact the Boghill Centre directly to make a reservation.

 

For those with financial constraints, a discount on the tuition fee may be available upon request; please contact Marian Dunlea at mariandunlea@gmail.com

 

Refund Policy:

Cancellation must be made in writing. If you cancel after April 1st, 2014, we regret that we are unable to refund your fee UNLESS we can replace you in the workshop. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you, we will refund your full fee less €50.

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.

Vancouver BodySoul Dream Group

Sheila Langston
October 12, 2013-March 1, 2014

"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul." C.G. Jung

 

Symbol and metaphor are the language of the soul. Our dreams speak to us in that language each night, carrying insight and wisdom from the depths of the psyche. We are asked to attend to the images with care, to begin to understand this language. This monthly dream group is an opportunity to bring our dream images to life, and to mine the riches embedded within. We explore symbols using movement, voice, art and myth. As well, we learn basic Jungian terms as they relate to a living experience of the dream, and to the unfolding journey in each of us. The BodySoul work of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton is at the foundation of our dream group, and we will watch excerpts from DVD's as well as include some discussion of the BodySoul work. We develop a strong and safe container together, honouring the deep feminine wisdom of the body and the soul, encouraging the dream to enter consciousness.

 

Dates
October 12, 2013 through March 1, 2014, Monthly Saturdays (October 12, November 9, December 7, 2013, January 4, February 1, March 1, 2014), noon-3 pm.  Commitment is required to all 6 sessions, and fees cover all 6 sessions even if you miss one.

How to Register:

Contact Sheila Langston at sheilangston@gmail.com, 778-239-8774

Fees:

$45.00 per session, 6 session total $270.00. Commitment is required to all 6 sessions, and fees cover all 6 sessions even if you miss one.

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.

Psyche/Body Connection: A BodySoul Intensive in Switzerland

Judith Harris, Dale Genge, and Sheila Langston
Assistant Instructors:

Ursula Kuchler Zimmermann and Vernessa Riley-Foelix

September 5-12, 2010

This program is based on Marion Woodman’s BodySoul work and the psychology of C.G. Jung. We combine lecture and discussion with experiential body and voice work in an intensive format. Jung’s concept of the psyche/body connection is the core of the work we undertake to deepen our understanding of this paradigm. Through individual dream imagery and individual body responses, we will experience image as the connector between body and soul. Participants will make plaster masks to deepen this process. The focus will be on the natural development of the conscious feminine and its relationship to the masculine in each individual.

While staying in a beautiful and natural setting, we will work individually and together, honoring the uniqueness of each person. Each participant will listen to her own soul in her body and honor its needs, hopes, and creativity.

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:

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Location Description:

Located an hour’s drive south of Zurich, Einsiedeln has been a powerful pilgrimage site for hundreds of years with a magnificent Baroque church, a Benedictine abbey, and a sacred shrine containing the Black Madonna.

Fees:

Deluxe single room with bath:     $2,535
Single room with bath:                 $2,375
Double room with bath:               $2,220
Single room without bath:            $2,205

Fees include all course costs, 7 nights lodging and all meals. Fees are listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Enrollment deadline is July 1. After that date please contact the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office to see if space is available. office@mwoodmanfoundation.org

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before July 12, we will refund your fee less $100. After July 12 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 July 12), 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.