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.