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.)


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.


Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland.


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.


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.