Programs Overview

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations for the Eastern Australia programs are now closed

Training in Human Development: The Soulcentric Development Wheel

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL with a waiting list. Update 15/9/18: the numbers limit for this program has been extended by a few places only. The wating list is now closed. 

3 – 7 November, 2018

Guide: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Venue: Karuna Retreat Centre, Katoomba, NSW http://thekarunafoundation.org.au/01_retreat_centre.html

Cost: Full $1530.00 Early bird (before 30 August) $1375.00 Scholarship (by application) $1150.00

Full residential program. Limited places. Some part scholarships available by application. Ten percent discount for early bird registrations.

Description:

This training program is designed primarily for professional human development guides in fields such as psychotherapy, psychiatry, ministry, education, and life coaching. The Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is a new ecopsychology of human development and cultural transformation, a blueprint showing how richly we can grow and mature when soul and nature are embraced as our wisest and most trustworthy guides. We will explore the SDW and its applications to education, parenting, rites of passage, psychotherapy, spiritual formation, personal growth, the journey of soul initiation, and cultural regeneration (See Event for full description).

An application is required for this program. See Program Applications

Writing the Wild Soul

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

3 – 7 November, 2018

Guide: Geneen Marie Haugen, Ph.D.

Venue: Karuna Retreat Centre, Katoomba, NSW http://thekarunafoundation.org.au/01_retreat_centre.html

Cost: Full $1530.00 Early bird (before 30 August) $1375.00 Scholarship (by application) $1150.00

Full residential program. Limited places. Some part scholarships available by application. Ten percent discount for early bird registrations.

Description: In “Writing the Wild Soul” we’ll explore practices that beckon us toward non-ordinary experience and modes of participation with the world. We will press our ears to the ground, listening for mythopoetic language, for sounds and words with mud still clinging to their roots, or hinting of the holy, or gasping with transformation or dismemberment. We’ll track images that can be translated into words, listening for the rhythmic breathing, faint howls, or leaping hooves of our Earthy and numinous companions. We’ll practice bringing a whisper, or a full-bodied roar, from the alluring, soul-filled, animate world to the page (See Event for full description).

Deep Imagination, Soulcraft and the Reanimation of the World

11 – 15 November, 2018

Guides: Bill Plotkin Ph.D. and Geneen Marie Haugen, Ph.D.

Venue: Bamarang Bush Retreat, Nowra, NSW http://www.bushretreat.com.au

Cost: Full $1640.00 Early bird (before 30 August) $1475.00 Scholarship (by application) $1230.00

Full residential program. Limited places. Some part scholarships available by application. Ten percent discount for early bird registrations.

Description: Deep imagination is a portal to the ​terra mysterium​ of soul and to the wrenchingly alive, sentient, ensouled world. Recovering our innate experience of an intelligent Earth (populated with both seen and unseen presences) ​and​ reclaiming our relationship with our deep imagination not only re-enliven us as individuals, but also erode the outworn Western worldview of a meaningless, disenchanted universe upon which life-assailing business-as-usual depends. Discovering, or deepening, a relationship with soul can serve as a compass to guide us as we learn to reinhabit a wildly alive, participatory Earth and cosmos (See Event for full description).

An application is required for this program. See Program Applications

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation

21 – 25 November, 2018

Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, Ph.D. and Bill Plotkin Ph.D.

This program is being held in Western Australia. For all enquiries and registration please contact Jenni York jenniyork@southernphone.com.au

For program description go to Western Australia – Coming Home to An Animate World .

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche: An Advanced Soulcraft Intensive

28 November – 2 December, 2018

Guides: Bill Plotkin Ph.D. and Geneen Marie Haugen, Ph.D.

Venue: Karuna Retreat Centre, Katoomba NSW http://thekarunafoundation.org.au/01_retreat_centre.html

Cost: Full $1640.00 Early bird (before 30 August) $1475.00 Scholarship (by application) $1230.00

Full residential program. Limited places. Some part scholarships available by application. Ten percent discount for early bird registrations.

Description: This intensive is designed for those who have cultivated the resources of what we call the four facets of wholeness, and those whose primary longing now is for a first or deeper experience of soul encounter — the revelation of one’s unique mythopoetic identity, an identity expressed through symbol and metaphor, image and dream, archetype and myth, an identity embodied in a mysterious story glimpsed in moments of expanded awareness and exquisite aliveness (See Event for full description).

An application is required for this program. See Program Applications