The Journey to Self through SoulCollage®

The Ego, Jung tells us, is that part of the pyche that we think of as 'I'. Our conscious intelligence. Our everyday brain that thinks, plans and runs the show of our day-to-day life. The Self, as Jung defined it, is a greater entity, which includes the Ego but also incorporates the Personal and Collective Unconscious. Dreams and intuitions come from the Self. The archetypes of the unconscious dwell there. It is, Jung believed, the sphere of the Soul ~~Steven Pressfield. 'The War of Art'

"I would love to live like a river flows,
 carried by the surprise
 of its own unfolding".

 ~ ~John O'Donohue

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Getting excited for my Cairns visit!

Getting excited for my trip to Cairns next week to co-facilitate, with Dr. Greta Galloway from Alan Webster Consultancies, the two-day training for health/caring professionals, 'Processing Trauma through SoulCollage®'. It's not too late to book in for this one-off event, so if you are a counsellor, therapist/art therapist, social worker, psychologist, mentor, support worker, carer or guidance officer in north Queensland, you have a unique opportunity to benefit from this training.

I'm so looking forward to meeting and sharing SoulCollage® with this group, and also to visiting Cairns again after rather more decades than I care to remember! Then, I was a young, recently-graduated paediatric nurse off on a working holiday around Australia with two other nursing friends. We camped on Trinity Beach, along with three young men who'd recently been working as jackaroos at King Ranch at Tully and whom we'd met in Cooktown - a country boy from Singleton NSW and two American students on holiday from Yale University,  one a law student and the other studying anthropology, majoring in Australian Aboriginal culture. We camped right beside the beach and had long, involved philosophical discussions at night as we toasted marshmallows on a bonfire on the beach. Sadly, I'm told this area is developed as housing now. A delightful postscript to this story is that one of us has been married to the boy from Singleton for over 40 years and they have 4 children and ever-increasing numbers of grandchildren! 

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