This intensive offers a unique experience for women who are committed to deepening life’s journey. The foundation of this dynamic process is grounded in Jungian psychology and Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®; work, as created by Marion Woodman, dancer Mary Hamilton and vocal coach Ann Skinner. This approach can reawaken the wisdom of the body, light the imagination, and promote integration through dreamwork, movement, and voice, enhanced by music, art, ritual, and poetry.
The fairytale “The Selkie” (or “Sealskin, Soulskin”) is our avenue to the world of the psyche. It explores the split a woman may experience between her driven or depleted ego, and her deep Self. Dry and landlocked, she may hear the sea’s call to immerse herself in the waters of the unconscious. In risking a descent to recover her feminine “soulskin,” she may birth new life.
Movement offers a safe and natural means to nurture oneself, connect with buried energies, and embody one’s inner dance as it unfolds. Simple exercises in freeing the voice involve relaxation, breathing, and resonance to help find and release one’s authentic voice. These creative processes do not involve performance, and are attuned to the personal needs of the individual. The intensive provides an opportunity to engage the feminine in an atmosphere of openness, respect and care. New participants are welcome. Previous participants are encouraged to continue the series to deepen their journey.
32 ceus available for MFTs & LCSW’s
Meg Wilbur, MA, MFT, MFA, is a Jungian analyst, with a private practice in Los Angeles and the Central Coast of California, specializing in dream work and active imagination. She works as an Associate Analyst 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.
Tina Stromsted, PhD, MFT, ADTR (Registered Dance Therapist) is past co-founder and faculty at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley. Currently she serves on the faculty and board of directors of the Marion Woodman Foundation and teaches in the doctoral program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, public programs at the San Francisco Jung Institute, Esalen, and other universities and healing centers internationally. With a background in theatre and dance she has three decades of clinical experience. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals and a Candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Tina’s passion is in integrating embodied, creative approaches to reclaiming body wisdom and living a life of soul. Her private practice is in San Francisco.
Dorothy Anderson, PhD, has specialized in leadership development for nearly 30 years. She taught Management & Interpersonal Communication at UCLA and served as an Assistant Dean. She is a motivational speaker at universities and conferences whose topics include Competition & Cooperation, Effective Teamwork, Conflict Resolution, Owning your Shadow, and Communicating with Confidence. She directed the Leadership Training Institute in Washington, D.C. and facilitated more than 40 nationwide workshops on leadership. She brings a Jungian orientation to her work as a Soul Collage facilitator and a Life Coach. She also carves “sticks and stones” in her California Studio. She has trained extensively with Marion Woodman and her team.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 50 hours of individual Jungian analysis or therapy and 50 hours of active bodywork using imagination or conscious attention.
Location: Santa Barbara, California. This is a residential program; participants stay together in a retreat setting.
Fee: US participants, $1,490 – $1,820 depending on choice of room. International participants, $1,305-$1,635 depending on choice of room. Fees include intensive, 5 nights lodging, and all meals.
Registration: Contact the Marion Woodman Foundation
492 Corralitos Rd.
Corralitos, CA 95076