This experiential weekend will support exploration of the creative potential within the shadow. Using elements from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms approach and “embodied active imagination” with it roots in the work of C. G. Jung, we will endeavor to open to the unlived life. Informed by their backgrounds in dance, theater, Jungian and Somatic Psychology, the presenters will also draw from their extensive training and teaching with Marion Woodman.
Friday the presenters will discuss Jung’s concepts of the shadow, particularly in relationship to energies in the body. Clinical material will illustrate and amplify body/psyche connections. Saturday offers an opportunity to explore the work experientially, deepening our connection to mind and body. Such work supports the reawakening of resonant consciousness in our cells, invites the play of imagination, and promotes integration through movement and voice, enhanced by music and art.
Authentic movement is a gentle, natural means to nurture oneself, connect with buried energies, and unfold one’s inner dance. Simple exercises in freeing the voice involve relaxation, breath, and sound to help release one’s authentic voice. These creative processes do not involve performance, and are attuned to the needs of the individual. Come explore “Jung embodied” through these gateways to the unconscious.
Saturday Workshop Participants, please make note of our new time frame: we are experimenting with a half-hour sack lunch discussion on-site instead of our usual 90 minute off-site break. Please bring your lunch.
Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DMT, is a Jungian analyst and dance therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. With more that thirty years of clinical experience, Dr. Stromsted leads workshops in the U.S, and internationally, integrating body-oriented, Jungian and creative arts therapy approaches to healing and transformation. Past co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute, she teaches in the Somatic Psychology Doctoral Program at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and with Marion Woodman and her team. Her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, psyche and soul in clinical work.
Meg Wilbur, MA, MFA, MFT, is a Jungian analyst, with a private practice in Los Angeles and the Central Coast of California. She teaches with Marion Woodman and her team, and serves as a board member of the Woodman Foundation. Meg is a professor emerita in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television where she taught acting and voice for the stage, and directed plays. She also taught at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and writes and directs her own productions, featuring poetry and fairy tales. She is a founding member and faculty of the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and leads workshops in active imagination, dreams, and voice.