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A Selection of PAST WORKSHOPS
Finding Peace Through Creative
How do you find your inner peace in today’s chaos?
Come discover inner peace (which we need to cope with the world as
well as bring peace to it) through “creative prayer”. This day will
be about re–creating your center in a quiet space, for finding your
own unique prayer life—be it through collage, drawing, writing,
movement, meditation, music, or nature. (Wear comfortable clothes
and bring a bag lunch.)
Griefs of Birthing: A Healing
Those who have suffered loss from miscarriages, abortions,
stillbirths, SIDS, or infertility often find no consolation for
their grief. This afternoon of healing will acknowledge such losses
through sharing our stories, guided meditation, ritual, and creative
As winter comes, we physically go inside for warmth and shelter.
Where do we go spiritually? This can be a time to hunker down and
take stock of the soulfire within, clean the ash and stoke the coals
that hold the embers for new flame, and then add further fuel! An
evening og guided meditation, discussion, and experiential exercises
will help renew our passion to the Spirit and build upon that fire
Those in helping professions are confronted time and again with
traumatic experiences of the people they serve. Listening to, and
helping people through such life stories can have a profound impact
upon the helper; that is, the helper can experience “vicarious
traumatization.” This workshop explores both the effects of
traumatization and its antidotes for “healthy helping.”
Freeing the Self from Family Grief
Unresolved grief and trauma over the span of generations may have a
profound effect on the present as well as the future. Ironically,
our attempt to run away from generational griefs and trauma actually
precipitates our being stuck and immobilized in old familial themes
This workshop explored how grief and trauma can have a cascade
effect down the generations, and suggested ways to differentiate
oneself from the past. Using old photos and a working sense of
genograms were constructed and experiential exercises performed.
As winter comes we physically go inside for warmth and shelter.
Where do we go spiritually? This can be a time to hunker down and
take stock of the soulfire within: clean the ash and stoke the coals
that hold the embers for new flame—and then add further fuel! An
afternoon of guided meditation, discussion, and experiential
exercises to help renew our passion to the Spirit and build upon
that fire within.
Narcissistic Culture and the
Gajdos presented a lecture at a monthly presentation of the Round
Table Associates for the Study of Jungian Psychology.
Women and Body Image
We may not be constricted by Victorian corsets, but we are still
constrained by contemporary culture that touts its own distorted
view of "beauty." When and how may we let ourselves love, honor,
and cherish the bodies we have? This workshop hopes to provide a
gentle, non-judging atmosphere where we can question our mythologies
of what we "should" look like and allow ourselves to find ways to
affirm ourselves now. Media culture beware! There will be
discussion and experiential exercises including writing, collage,
and movement. Women of all ages are welcome, mothers and daughters.
Holidays or Holydays?
An afternoon to prepare the soul for the onslaught of worldly noise
and busy-ness. When the "holidays" arrive, must we become frenetic
and harried? Must we "SHOULD" ourselves with grand expectations only
to be disappointed? How is it that family dissonance and dysfunction
seem even more intense? How is it that seemingly forgotten griefs
and losses feel all the more remembered? Here is an opportunity to
reflect on these questions, do some soul-soothing, and perhaps
uncover the "holy" in the "holiday." This day will include
discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises.
A Ritual for Healing Griefs of Birthing
Those who have suffered loss from miscarriages, abortions, still
births, and infertility often find no consolation for their grief,
their loss. Grieving a chosen abortion may not seem rational;
grieving a miscarriage may seem disproportionate to such an
invisible loss. These losses constitute disenfranchised griefs,
socially unacknowledged losses.
Grief is socially unacceptable; we praise as strong those who hold
their sorrows within themselves. Some losses are even unrecognized
and our grief is diffused into our lives because there is no ritual
to contain and transform it. Those who have suffered losses,
especially of children, whether through early death, miscarriage,
abortion, infertility, still birth, or SIDS, are invited. This
Sunday afternoon of healing will acknowledge such losses through
sharing our stories, guided meditation, ritual, and creative
Women Who Run With Wolves
How often have women said to themselves, "I wish I had trusted my
intuition." In this techhnological age we have been conditioned to
mistrust our inner awareness, our body wisdom. Here then, is a day
to explore and honor what we perhaps have so long dismissed, our
"wildish nature." The stories in Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book will
be the springboard as we dive into our own creative excercises of
movement, art, writing, and sound to bring us back to ourselves.
Wear comfortable clothing for the swim!
A Day of Re-Collection
Come to gather in the disparate parts of yourself for
psycho-spiritual re-alignment. We are living in a world of busyness
and fragmentation, and need, from time to time, to re-collect and
re-member ourselves into wholeness. This day is designed to be
restorative so bring all the pieces of self that have become
unglued. The day will consist of discussion and creative imagery and
exercises including sound and movement.
Summer Mini-Camp for Women
Using stories from Women Who Run With the Wolves as well as
other sources, we will come together to explore our own "wild woman"
natures with discussion and, playfully, with a myriad of creative
excercises. Re-ignite the passion; recreate the Self this summer
with a weekly mini-vacation.
Family Secrets, Shame Re-Membered
An afternoon of healing through exploring, in a nurturing and
nonjudgmental atmosphere, old places in new ways. We often have
encoded within us past experiences in our families of origin that
keep us shame-bound in our everyday lives. This afternoon intends to
affirm our breaking out of these patterns of shame through
discussion and creative exercises.
Grief As A Threshold to New Life
"When the heart grieves for what it has lost, the soul rejoices in
what it has found" Change is loss. So what do we find when we open
our hearts to our loss, our grief? When we open to the pain of
separation so necessary to our individuation? When we delve down
deep? This day will usher movement into the realness of new life
that comes from grief and loss, via meditation, creative expression,
writing, and discussion.
Philadelphia Lecture Series
This evening seminar at the Jung Center of Phiadelphia will explore
the above topic with a little lecture, more discussion, and a
creative exerices/experience to help bring us to our own expression
of self and movement to new life. Wherever you are on your journey,
you are welcome.