I hope this email finds you well and the summer has been a good one. During the last several months, I have been reflecting on the notion of Soul and Soul-Making in preparation for a number of Fall workshops. Soul-Making was James Hillman's word for Jung's concept of Individuation. i am becoming quite partial to this term. It captures something of the process that we dive into as we subject our experience to subjective psychological reflection.
A number of things that I wanted to share with you today; I hope you will find interesting. To the left of this page, you will find links to my latest blog posts.
Topics in this Newsletter
Moon, The Symbol of the Soul
Developing the Inner Teacher
The Soul of Nature and the Nature of Soul
Moon, The Symbol of the Soul Retreat - September 2015
It is not too late to register for the Moon and the Soul Retreat on September 18 to 20, 2015 weekend. I am so happy to be working again with Julie Simmons, astrologer as part of our ongoing exploration astrology and Jungian psychology.
The astrological Moon is where we incarnate into life. The Soul is that mysterious substance that is hard to define; and the image of the Moon portrays many different levels of the human soul and captures our relationship to the archetypal mother, the inner child, the body, and food.
Please join us in this fascinating journey into soul. If you are interested let me know at: email@example.com or telephone 416-483-4317
Dates and Times:
Friday, September 18th ,7 PM – 10 PM
Saturday September 19th, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday September 20th, 10 AM – 5 pm
Optional Dream circle at 8:30 am on Saturday and Sunday
Location: East End of Toronto.
Cost: $275.00 (+ HST (13%) and Paypal fee (.03%). To register, click here.
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Developing the Inner Teacher: Facilitation from the Inside Out - November 2015 - Salome Schwartz and Process Work
This workshop explores working more creatively with ourselves and others: at home or at work. We all are potentially wise and creative when approaching challenging or stagnant situations. We will learn awareness skills that allow us to tap into creative insights that are embedded in our experiences, bodies, dreams and imagination.
Through guidance from our deep and subtle experiences, we can cultivate our inner teacher and find renewed ways of awakening and getting along with the richness and complexity in ourselves and others.
Date and Times:
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Saturday, November 21, 2015 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Sunday, November 22, 2015 : 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $495 including lunch. (Credit card, cheque or e-mail transfer accepted.)
For more information or to register, contact Sharlene Friedman at 416-588-2471 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beaty Popescu and I continue our exploration on the gateways to the divine with our third weekend spiritual retreat at the Bethany Center in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The theme of this retreat will be the nature of soul and the soul of nature. As in previous workshops, there will be a balance of presentation, group discussion, focused exercises, retreat time and sharing. The main intention of the weekend is to deepen participants’ ways of connecting with the divine.
Dates and Times:
Friday, December 4 ,7 PM – 10 PM
Saturday December 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday December 6, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact the Bethany Center, Sisters of St Martha, Antigonish for registration. Please contact me if you have any other questions.
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I have been quite active on social media over the last several months. This is where I post quotations or other material that I find very interesting or helpful to me in my own process and hopefully to others. My focus is to post material that links spirituality with the process of individuation and soul-making. I also post links to the latest blog posts there.
If you would like to keep abreast of my current thinking and explorations, I invite you to follow me on Twitter orFacebook .
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Thanks for reading.
Sept 17 to October 22, 2015
Lecture Series: Classical Psychoanalytic Theories: Bion
Dr. William Masssicotte
October 3 and 4, 2015
December 5 and 6, 2015
February 6 and 7, 2016
April 2 and 3, 2016
|Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy||Dr. Steven Sandler|
|October 17, 2015|
Meaning-focused bereavement psychotherapy: New Directions in Assessment and Intervention Strategies.
|Dr. Christopher MacKinnon|
November 14, 2015
Couples Therapy for LGBT Couples
Dr. Sue Johnson
November 5,12,19, 2015
Advanced Clinical Seminar: Psychotherapya as Practical Wisdom: Approaches to Loss and Mourning from Freud to Rabbi Keshner
|Dr. Charles Levin|
|November 25, 2015|
The Therapist at Work: Listening to Sexual Orientation Material
January 11 to Feb. 5, 2016
Advanced Clinical Seminar:Attachment Theory:Psychoanalytic and Clinical Implication
|Dr. Nancy Humber|
|February 22-March7, 2016|
Advanced Clinical Seminar:
In A New York Minute (Everything Can change): The contribution of Relational Theory to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis
|March 19, 2016|
Les relations abusives et le syndrome de l’ange (La violence dans l’absence de violence
|Dr. Reynaldo Perrone|
|April 30, 2016|
Can Psychoanalysis Hold? : Relating to Clients and Colleagues in the Evolving Universe of Psychotherapy
May 7, 2016
Psychodynamic Couple Therapy
|Dr. Sarah Usher|
All courses are OPQ Accredited
Dear Friends of The Dorian Centre,
Music and Sound will be ringing through the spaces of The Dorian Centre this month! We are featuring two events in this regard: Firstly, we are pleased to introduce our first Chanting and Meditation evening with two very special musicians who have been leading and performing chants on three different continents for many years. We are also introducing a Monthly Sound Healing Circle featuring the voice. Details below...
Check out our website - www.centredoriancentre.com - for listings of our many therapies available on an on-going basis. And please note the address where all events take place:
The Dorian Centre for the Healing Arts
Queen Elizabeth Health Complex - 6th floor
2100 Marlowe (enter on 2111 Northcliffe for weekend evening programs)
Montreal (N.D.G.) H4A 3lA
We hope to see you soon!
An Evening of Chanting and Meditation
Join us for a special evening of Kirtan chanting and meditation with our guests, Roselyn Journeaux and Charles Deschênes. Kirtan (from the Sanskrit word meaning “to sing”) is a folk form arising from the Bhakti movement in 15th century India. The Bhaktis wrote ecstatic love poems to the divine, and these poems were then sung in call and response fashion. Known as Kirtans, this form of chanting has been re-discovered in modern times *. Combining group singing with harmonium and drum, Roselyn and Charles create a heart opening atmosphere, giving space for inner discoveries, voice development and more.▪ History of Kirtan courtesy of Dave Stringer, at
Roselyn Journeaux, recording artist since 16 years old is a warm and heartfelt singer with 20+ years experience in varied music styles, including, opera, jazz and Kirtan. Born in Australia, she trained in the United Kingdom and Canada, and has performed in Europe, the United States and Canada.
Charles Deschênes first went to India in a spiritual quest more than 30 years ago. Over the years he experienced and developed the art of chanting (kirtan), as well as the science of tablas and other Indian musical instruments. The refined musicality of his drum playing enhances the participant's experience of devotion and brings them to new unexpected heights.
Both Rosalyn and Charles have played at ashrams, meditation and yoga centres in Europe, India, the United States and Canada.
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
To reserve your place: email@example.com or call: (514) 679-0398
Monthly Sound Healing Circle
Sound Healing is the use of sound as a form of vibration that can favorably impact our bodies and minds in many ways. In this monthly group, the focus will be on developing and using the voice to engage in making sound in many forms. Our intention will be to bring balance, harmony, insight, spiritual connection, mental calm and more, into our lives. Group 'toning', in which open vowel sounds are vocalized on the length of the elongated breath, will be a major vehicle for this work. An aesthetically beautiful and powerful experience, group toning truly demonstrates the enormous potential of sound as an important tool for mind-body health and well-being.
Shelley Snow, Ph.D., M.T.A., is a psychotherapist, music therapist and the founder and director of The Dorian Centre. She conducted the first major study by a music therapist on sound healing for her doctoral research in 2011. She has been exploring this field for many years, has led workshops on sound internationally, and is currently collaborating with neuroscientists at McGill University on a study of toning. She has incorporated work with sound into her Music Psychotherapy work and conducts Sound Therapy at the Centre.
Date of 1st group: Sunday, November 30th
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
For more information or to reserve your place, please firstname.lastname@example.org or call (514) 679-0398.