Psyche Integration - Friars
Psyche integration evokes the paradox that we are looking to put something together that is already together. It raises the enigma of ‘I’ and ‘me’: who am I to put me together? In psyche integration, there is no guru or therapist to do the job, and no theory dictating what the self or soul might be. What is provided is a structure of experiences, gone through in the company of others. Each form of experience illuminates the others, and each person supports the other participants.
It does all this by weaving together several different practices or forms of experience, each of which corresponds to an intrinsic way of processing experience. Each of the several methods not only gives a form of experience but also a way of seeing what experience means. The practices have been developed from work going back over many years, with which the facilitators have been intimately connected. The facilitators are responsible for the smooth running of the process, but the inner work is done by each person in their unique ways.
Participants identify and explore their own aims. Some may wish to go more deeply into themselves while others will want to go into and understand better the workings of mind in self and society. Others still may want to explore creativity.
It enables people to explore for themselves the fundamental questions of ‘Who am I?’ the making of a soul, and our relations with the past and future. It helps people deal with the stress and confusion of contemporary life. It brings mind, heart and body into better balance.
ELEMENTS OF THE CYCLE
EXPERIENTING IN SOMATIC THINKING
COLLAGE ACTIVE IMAGINATION
INTENSIVE LISTENING MUSIC
JUNE 5-8, 2008, UK
Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent ME20 7BX
Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th century.
Tel: 01622 717272
General enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Room and board £250
Begins 5 pm Thursday June 5th (please arrive in time to settle) and ends after lunch 2 pm Sunday, June 8th
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The size of the group will be limited to encourage optimal work
Make checks payable in US Currency or international money order to: DUVERSITY SEMINARS.
We can also accept Visa or Mastercard
Mail to Karen Stefano, Registrar, 25 Homewood Court, Charles Town, WV 25414
|Anthony Blake is Director of Studies of the DuVersity. Background in physics and spiritual practices associated with David Bohm, John Bennett and Gurdjieff. Author of many books on spirituality, group process and structural thinking, including A Seminar on Time, The Intelligent Enneagram, Structures of Meaning, Intelligence. Is also working on educational technology in the UK. He is completing a book on Higher Intelligence – a gymnasium of belief|
|Karen Stefano is an artist and practicing psychotherapist. She has worked with Jungian analyst Dr. Edith Wallace on the tissue paper collage method for many years. Karen has worked with groups in a variety of settings, which include Gurdjieff/Fourth way, psychodynamic and Median approaches. She has trained with Dr. Patrick de Mare in Median Group Process and Gordon Lawrence in Social Dreaming Matrix. Karen is co-founder of the DuVersity and organizes its educational events.|