“Once you dance for a year, it’s part of your day. I mean, it’s prayer. Dance your dreams each morning. Let your images move in your body…” – Marion Woodman
Lecture: Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30-9:30PM
Coming Home to the Body: Healing the Body/Psyche/Soul Split through Conscious Embodiment
“The body is the vessel in which the transformation process takes place” ∼ James Hillman
What does it mean to live a vital, embodied life in our modern world, which is so devoted to power, speed, technological advancement and materialism? How can we rediscover the sacredness of our bodies and the Eros in everyday life, given the numbing of the flesh and the continuing destruction of our planet Earth’s body? This talk will explore some of the ways we leave our bodies, and how we may return home to them. Once home, we can foster a feeling of safety, resilience, and ease, and enjoy an open connection between body, psyche, and spirit.
Workshop: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10AM-5PM
Dreams, the Body, and the Dance of Three
“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body” ∼ CG Jung
Our bodies and dreams may be our closest links to the unconscious, expressing the soul’s longing through image, breath, gesture, the rhythm of our step, and the music of our speech. Movement that emerges from a genuine source within us, when made conscious and integrated into lived experience, is by its very nature transformative.
Dreamdancing®, developed by Dr. Tina Stromsted in the 1980s, integrates verbal dream sharing with embodied methods which may include Authentic Movement, structured movement explorations, somatic awareness, vocal work, drawing and writing. Please bring a dream that resonates with you for the morning session. In the morning, we will engage the energies, feelings and action of the dream to help bring the dream’s message to consciousness.
That afternoon you will be invited to explore “The Dance of Three,” developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner. This approach involves a primary mover, an engaged responder, and a reflective witness. Each will have an opportunity to move, witness, contain, and reflect on embodied experience. Inner listening combined with outer engagement can enhance your ability to be present with yourself and others in an increasingly conscious relationship, inviting a level of perception that can evoke deep respect and empathy.
For more information about DreamDancing® and some background about the event please click here: https://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Stromsted_Embracing-the-Body-Healing-the-Soul_Jung-Society-of-Atlanta-Newsletter-.pdf
All are welcome to the lecture and workshop.
Date for the Lecture is October 19, 2018, Friday 7:30-9:30 pm;
Date for the Workshop is October 20, 2018, Saturday 10 am-5 pm