Transpersonal Centre

Rock Bank

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Self-discovery and the search for meaning. Transformational journeys through personal and transpersonal dimensions of our being



BuddaWe feel ourselves to be both spiritual and unique, yet often we are unhappy and unfulfilled. The soul has become far away and out of reach. We have lost touch with the sacredness of all life, and the gods, neglected, have returned as troubles of all kinds.

Many of us have been desperately hurt and wounded in our lives. Torn between extreme opposites, we may feel ourselves to be flung and pulled in all directions: 'Either I stay with my partner and go mad, or I leave, lose the children and die of loneliness.' - 'Either I leave my job, go bankrupt and die of fear and boredom, or I stay in it and die of a heart attack.' We fear there may be no solution.

Just as the immune system heals the body, so does our inner wisdom heal the soul. It's a natural process, like the healing of a wound. Our own inner world, when trusted, heals itself. However, it's tricky. That's why we need support in finding strength, comfort, healing. It's not about other people telling us what to do, how to be. We need encouragement to find within ourselves the quality and essence of our own innate wisdom, which can answer so many questions and problems.

The Transpersonal way is to ask, not 'What's wrong with me?' but 'What's right with me?' Those who come to Rock Bank have sometimes found inside themselves what is often an astonishing awareness of their own wisdom and compassion. This can be seen as a quest; and while to be on a quest may not be comfortable, to be aware of life as a developmental journey may well lead individuals to move in and out of spiritual areas, invoking another dimension, acknowledging the unique touching of their souls. So we may find our way back to wholeness, to intuition, the values of the feeling heart, the warmth of the hearth-fires of home. However, both head and heart, reason and emotion, instinct and knowledge are needed if the soul is to come home in us, and in our children and in our world.

Offering workshops, counselling, therapy and supervision, books and meditation, the work at Rock Bank is appropriate for many people, including professionals: it is for all who seek to know and befriend themselves, and thus each other. It is for everyone who has known something of hurt or grief or betrayal, of the pain of loss, the excitement of the inner journey, the quest, the new birth that is itself a profound healing.




Weekend and single day workshops are held here. A variety of themes have included:


The Seven Rays
The Splendor Solis
Working with Your Soul
The Fool's Journey through the Tarot
Sounds of the Singing Tree: Bridging Worlds
Psyche and Eros – their Story in the Tarot
Spontaneous Drawing and Dreams
Symptom as Symbol
The Inner Friend

Three introductory Transpersonal Weekends, originating with Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers, form the heart and core of the work.
Visitors to Rock Bank run both single days and weekends.
Longer courses are available, and also individual Counselling, Therapy and Supervision.

The Book Series 'Wisdom of the Transpersonal', by Barbara Somers and Ian Gordon-Brown is available here.

Meditation. On Thursday mornings in term time the house is open for quiet sitting, followed by coffee and discussion. Free. All welcome.


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