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May 31-June 3, 2018: Spring Retreat: Douai Abbey, near Reading (see below, UK 2018) 

 

UK 2018

 


Spring Retreat, 2018

Our Imagework community celebrates each spring by coming together for a retreat and a revisioning, facilitated by Dina Glouberman. It is held at Douai Abbey, a beautiful restful place in lovely grounds, near Reading.  It is a great opportunity to step back and revision your life in the company of like-minded people. If you have done any Imagework at all, do feel yourself welcome.The cost of the course is still £295, which hasn’t gone up in living memory (at least in mine and Lynn’s!), and the Abbey is charging slightly more but is still incredibly cheap at £195 for 3 nights single rooms, all en-suite, plus full board.

  • Venue: Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TQ
  •  Dates and times: May 31-June 3, 2018, Thursday 6pm to Sunday 2pm.
  • Course cost:  £295 (£275 Early Bird discount if booked before Feb. 28, 2018)
  • Accommodation: £195 for 3 nights single rooms, all en-suite, plus full board.

To register or enquire about events

Please email Lynn Jones to ask for further information or to book for the Spring Retreat

 

Skyros 2018

Skyros Centre Courses:

Awaken the Soul: The Joy of Burnout (Week 1) and New Beginnings (Week 2)

(2018 dates to  be announced)

There is a wonderful spiritual tradition that says that when we are living our everyday lives in an everyday way, the soul just rests or even sleeps.  But when we are in crisis, or looking for change, or wrestling with something that our ordinary  mind doesn’t know how to deal with, the soul wakes up. And then life begins to move to a whole new level.

This course at the Skyros Centre, which is also available as two one-week courses, is about waking the soul, listening carefully to what your heart and soul are whispering, and then figuring out how to follow their call. They are also trainings in working with imagery so that you can be your own therapist and wise consultant every day of your life.

While the first week is called The Joy of Burnout and the second week is called New Beginnings, you don’t need to be burnt out to do week one, or having a new beginning to do week two.  Do you want to make the most of your precious life right now? And to find a new way to navigate your life in future? Then these courses are for you.

 

Week One: Awaken the Soul: The Joy of Burnout

Do you yearn for more joy and fulfillment?  Are you feeling burnt out, stressed, ill, exhausted, disconnected, or just surviving without thriving? Are your head and heart at war?  It’s all a sign that it is time for a turning point in your life.

In this course, we will map out the path from where you are back to your authentic self and forward into a new set of choices.  This will include learning how to:

  • Find a metaphor that gives you a map of where you are in your life right now
  • Discover whatever may have been blocking your way and find a way through
  • Forgive life and yourself for whatever hasn’t gone as you dreamed
  • Learn to listen to the voices of heart and soul and integrate them with your mind
  • Consider what are your choices at this moment and find your best way forward
  • Set intentions that you can carry through effectively

This is a crash course in using  your ‘genius imagination’ to guide yourself from where you are to a new joy and a new sense of what is possible.

Week Two: Awaken the Soul: New Beginnings

Are you wanting to take your next step in life, but not sure what and how, not certain you can do it, or worried about what the price may be? It all starts with getting to a Yes.

Saying Yes is a commitment to take whatever is brewing within you into a new behaviour, a new attitude, or a new way of life. An unqualified Yes sets the next stage into motion, opening you to the intuitions, research, actions, and persistence in the face of difficulties.  Next comes the plan, the how, the steps.  It also helps to acknowledge what could stop you and how to get past it. Most important, you need to have a clear and happy sense of the life you are working to create. In this course we will:

  • Find out what your vision of your life is right now
  • Learn how to create or heal relationships
  • See what a healthy life would look like
  • Take a trip into two possible futures and find out which you want
  • Map out the steps to your new future, and take a leap of faith into a new reality.

Another crash course in your ‘genius imagination’ that will leave you surprised and delighted.

Since you are what you imagine, if where you are is not where you want to be, why not learn to imagine better?

You will be able to emerge from these workshops with the clarity and confidence to take your next step in life. You will also have a magic box of tools, indeed a new way of thinking, that you can use to understand, protect, and guide yourself, not just during the workshop but for the rest of your life.

These courses are suitable for complete beginners in imagery and visualization as well as for those who are experienced in using this approach. Prepare to be surprised. Your images by their very nature don’t always tell you what you expect; rather they will show you what you know deep down inside but haven’t yet told yourself, and they always point the way to transformation.

They are based on my books, Life Choices, Life Changes, The Joy of Burnout, and You are what you imagineDon’t forget you can always get free downloads of book chapters or MP3s of imagery exercises, or buy any of my books or MP3s of imagery exercises on this website.

Switzerland 2017/18

The Janus Years Programme (date not fixed; contact us if you want to be notified about courses)

Facilitators: Dina Glouberman, Ph.D, Stewart Mitchell, MPhil

The Janus years are the years, often around what is called mid-life but not necessarily, when you have achieved a measure of success or fulfillment in your life, but are beginning to suspect that all is not completely well, and consider that there may be a need to to review the past, understand where you are now,  and revision the future so that it is more in line with the person you have now become.

This course will support you to negotiate the Janus Years more comfortably, productively, and wisely and to take charge of your life in a new way. It will offer you skills in imagery and visualisation, bodywork, health management, and voice work to take home with you into your life as well as a new map of the territory of your life.

The programme which includes one day sessions, weekends, and individual consultations is designed to help you to take a cool look at how your life is going and to acknowledge where it is working for you, and where it is not resonating with the whispers of your heart and soul. It’s an opportunity also to use the experience and wisdom you have gained in your life to look back, honour and appreciate what what has brought you to this point, to see where you are now, to vision a future that offers you whatever it is you have been missing, and plan your next steps.

This review and revisioning can apply to any  area of life, including work, family, and other relationships, as well as give you a map of your life situation as a whole and where it is leading.

Continuing participant-only support groups will also be set up.

Further details will be posted here.  Or express your interest on Contact Me, and we will add you to the mailing list.

Bios of Course Facilitators

Dr. Dina Glouberman: Please go to Who I am and What I do

Stewart Mitchell  B.Phil. is a Naturopathic  practitioner with over 30 years experience in Europe, the USA and India. Now resident in Zurich, he maintains a practice and self-help programme – the Naturopathic Gym – for individuals and organisations.  A frequent keynote speaker, Stewart is the author of three best- selling books on well-being, The Healing  Power of Nature, The Healing Power of Touch, and Yoga Shastras. Stewart is also a former restauranteur and his business acumen contributes to his approach.  In his experience, symptoms of stress or disorder are undercover agents for reform; managed sensitively, we emerge physically regenerated and spiritually renewed.

 

What course participants say

“When I did your course in Skyros in 1994, I nicknamed you the ‘Yehudi Menuhin of therapy.’..” Vivienne

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