Programs Overview

Training in Human Development: The Soulcentric Development Wheel

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

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.

Venue: Perup Natures Guesthouse, Tonebridge, WA https://www.perupnaturesguesthouse.com.au

Cost: Full $1350.00. Early bird 10 percent discount (before 21 September)

All enquiries to: Jenni York jenniyork@southernphone.com.au

Description: This five-day nature-based intensive, in the southwest of WA — guided by Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen — can be thought of as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by (and in conversation with) Sacred Others known as forest, stone, cockatoo, and river — a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a zillion tongues (See Event for full description).

An application is required for this program. Contact Jenni York.

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