INTRODUCTORY TRANSPERSONAL WORKSHOPS
with Hazel Marshall
The first three workshops, which need to be taken in series order, offer the members opportunities to explore and experience their own sense of Self through creative work with symbols, imaging, inner dialogue and Gestalt; to record and draw, and to share with other group members if they wish.
WORKSHOP I - APPROACHING THE SELF
Exploring the nature of consciousness, our self-image and the nature, consciousness and function of the Transpersonal Self within. Through exercises and guided imagery we encounter our sub-personalities which, with their often surprising characteristics, unconsciously but powerfully dwell and act in us all. A Gestalt exercise sheds light on how our emotions, body, mind and intuition are related and how their potential conflicts can be resolved. We look at the breakthrough experience.
WORKSHOP II - THE MASCULINE AND FEMININE WITHIN US
The Universe rests on the equilibrium of the opposed but complementary energies of Yin and Yang, the feminine and masculine principles. The same energies operate within us. Each sex contains a fragment of the other, and in this workshop we meet, recognise and befriend our Inner Man/ Inner Woman, Jung's Animus and Anima. Cooperating with them releases fresh energies and can improve our human relationships.
WORKSHOP III - CYCLES AND STAGES
In the Transpersonal worldview, life is a journey that doesn't begin at birth and doesn't end with the death of the body. Its purpose is inner development and the fulfilling of our true potential. In this workshop we explore life's cycles and phases - and their specific tasks - from birth to death. We look at possible changes of direction, and discover the power and the risks of unconsciously projecting parts of ourselves on to others.
FURTHER WORKSHOPS IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY
are also occasionally offered, for instance:
WORKSHOP IV - 'INITIATION'
An initiate is ultimately one who initiates
The idea of Initiation comes from the esoteric and mystery schools. As the link between the Self and the small ego becomes stronger, a two-way traffic is set up, the field of consciousness expands and people can be in touch, at will and with awareness, with the Transpersonal Self. They may become so centred in it that many stages of their development are passed through. This weekend, originally created as Transpersonal Workshop Four, is designed to complement the introductory workshops, and is suitable for those who have completed the series or who are currently taking it.
Weekends normally run from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime.
Friday 6:00 for 6:30 pm. to 10:00
Saturday 9:30 for 10:00am. to 6:00
Sunday 9:30 for 10:00am. to 2:00
SINGLE DAY WORKSHOPS – These are usually run by visitors to Rock Bank, and are on a wide variety of topics. All these single day workshops are open and everyone is welcome to apply.
TWO-YEAR COURSE : A TRANSPERSONAL DIMENSION
Photo: Petra Galligan
This course, based on counselling and psychotherapy but for anyone who wants the experience, runs every few years. It is for everyone, not only professionals. Its aim is to help members to use transpersonal perspectives in their lives and work with sensitivity, skill and understanding. Its value lies in the actual doing of it. It is intended for those who have done, or will have done, the introductory Transpersonal workshops. The main part consists of eleven weekends over two years.
'TEMPLES OF LIGHT: AN ALCHEMICAL PILGRIMAGE'
THE SPLENDOR SOLIS
A set of seven weekends at Rock Bank, this course is based on the work of Marie Angelo. Invited as it were by the twenty-two pictures of the Splendor Solis, we can explore in an imaginal way these marvellous Renaissance paintings, and our own resonance with them. This wonderful version of the work, dating from 1582 and among the British Library's most precious treasures, tells a magical alchemical story. These Splendor Solis weekends have been described as a pilgrimage towards a School of Wisdom in a Temple of Light. Our study thus aligns very beautifully with the pioneering work of Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers.
These two longer courses are led by Hazel Marshall, assisted from time to time by other 'transpersonal' people.
For further and detailed information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0116 2364256