Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Artful Archetpal Journey of Self Discovery

The Artful Archetypal Journey of Self Discovery

WHO: Anyone who loves learning through story, art and
mythology. Anyone who wants to go deeper in self
exploration. Anyone who wants to explore a mythic
poetic way of being in the world.

WHAT: This is an art therapy group using story, art,
focusing, meditation, and other techniques for being
with your hopes and challenges and finding the flow.

WHEN: Sept. 21/09 Monday night 6:30 p.m. – 9;30 p.m.
Sept. 22/09 Tuesday afternoon 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. &
night 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHY:Because it’s a rich, insightful, fun and creative
journey and exciting group to be a part of.

HOW: Come to 2500 MacDonald St. The Art Therapy
Studio is at the back of the house in the lower level. If you
don't live in Saskatchewan, we can arrange something
online or by correspondence.

Cost: This group is 20 weeks. Cost is $275.00 for first 8
weeks, $275.00 for next 8 weeks and $175.00 for the
last 4 weeks. Total for year is $725.00.

An archetype is an original model of a person, energy form, or ideal that is universally recognized. We find archetypes in myths, folklore, oral stories and artwork throughout the world. Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Allan Hunter’s Stories We Need to Know, and Carl Jung’s work all explore archetypes. In this workshop we will explore a different archetype each session. We will identify and work with our own personal archetypes and make art using the stories, myths, gifts and characters of our personal archetypes.
The tarot is one of the oldest and richest sources of archetypes. The mythological structure within the tarot is a guide that can help us understand our life experiences and spiritual development. By placing our life stories within a larger context we can step back and witness themes and patterns that we find hard to see while immersed in our life process. We can witness what myths we are living by, what new myths or stories are emerging and which old myths or stories are being challenged. The journey of the Fool through the twenty one archetypal expressions lays the plot or connecting thread for the process of individualism and spiritual growth. The archetypes can show us what gifts or strengths we are ready to claim or what unrealized potential we are avoiding. This symbolic matrix leads us to new realizations and
ways of perceiving. Moving through the archetypal journey as a way to witness, understand, and facilitate your growth process is an exciting journey.
Archetypal psychology is combining Jungian, Eastern, and traditional psychology and seeing how these ideas are blended in the archetypes.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Problems have different needs

Knowing the difference between problems that respond well to a head-on approach and ones that need us to respect their mystery and depth, can really help save our time and energy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Finding what you need . . .

In one color circle what you have already have and in another color circle what you need in your life right now . . .

balance self-esteem tenderness composure love recognition
generosity centering activity confidence caring awareness
health motivation sharing solitude strength knowledge
skill music devotion energy laughter opportunities
laughter fitness challenges support serenity contemplation
relaxation variety trust comfort insight self-expression
structure joy harmony nutrition control companionship
romance touching sex intimacy sleep accomplishments
money patience integration beauty surrender commitment
flexibility education training sensitivity communion coordination
exercise experience receptivity faith forgiveness responsibility
freedom purpose self-control compassion acceptance self-awareness
peace love passion hope creativity contribution
play respect loyalty trust belonging validation
guidance fun safety security progress being listened to
connection touch attention calmness warmth non-judgment


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