Peace as a Way of Life for Personal and Social Change

Held via Zoom
Sensei Mui, DBS, PhD
CEUs: 2

It is a bitter irony that nearly all people seem to desire to live in peace while society is incessantly embroiled in conflict. Relationships are marred by tension, distrust or open hostility. Harmonious relations are a necessary condition for our own authentic happiness, fulfillment and meaningful connection. Conflict is ultimately detrimental for both victor and victim alike. Many contemporary studies and practices of peace are more socially and institutionally-oriented, often leaving the concept of inner peace underdeveloped. Buddhism, however, has deepened the psychological analysis of the human mind, addressing the root cause of suffering and how it can be overcome to achieve internal serenity. In this program, we will explore how this analysis of the human mind elaborates inner peace and how it can lead to social peace.

About the Instructor
After multiple tours of duty in Vietnam as a combat medic, Sensei Mui was ordained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk in the Forest Tradition practicing for ten years. He eventually took a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies (DBS) at the Pāli Institute in Sri Lanka, returning to the United States he was later awarded a PhD in psycholinguistics. During the past fifty years, Sensei has studied and been ordained in multiple Buddhist disciplines yet always filtering these teachings through the lens of the original teachings. Sensei acts as a Buddhist therapist utilizing meditation as a tool to foster emotional and cognitive well-being. He works with both individuals and groups in both private and corporate settings.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.

Men’s Monthly Dream Group

Held via Zoom
Karol Weigelt, LCPC
CEUs: 20

This group will meet on the following 10 Tuesdays: September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2020, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6, May 4, June 1, 2021, from 7-9 pm.

*Limited to 6 participants.

Dream work is important to our inner growth.  Throughout its history to the present day, dream work can be viewed as healing, sacred, and holistic.  This will be a working dream group, intended to provide an opportunity for each participant to share their dreams, or parts of their dreams, at each meeting.  Participants will learn techniques for remembering and recording dreams, as well as techniques to explore and translate the personal wisdom contained in their dreams.  Each session will include experiential dream work, Jungian theory on dreams and their importance to inner work. Prior experience is encouraged but not necessary.  We understand that it may not be possible for participants to attend every session. However, we ask that participants make a good faith commitment to attending most sessions.

About the Instructor
Karol Weigelt, LCPC, is a therapist and spiritual director in the Chicago area.  She facilitates dream groups as part of her work with clients and interested individuals.  She has done research in this area and has served as adjunct faculty at Loyola University.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that CEUs are offered for the full group series only, not individual sessions. The CEUs will be processed and mailed at the end of the group.

Women’s Monthly Dream Group

Held via Zoom
Karol Weigelt, LCPC and Pat Coughlin, LCPC
CEUs: 20

This group will meet on the following 10 Fridays: September 11, October 2 & 30, November 20, 2020, January 8, February 5, March 5 & 26, April 30, May 21, 2021, 10 am-12 pm.

*Limited to 10 participants.

Dream work is important to our inner growth.  Throughout its history to the present day, dream work can be viewed as healing, sacred, and holistic.  This will be a working dream group, intended to provide an opportunity for each participant to share their dreams, or parts of their dreams, at each meeting.  Participants will learn techniques for remembering and recording dreams, as well as techniques to explore and translate the personal wisdom contained in their dreams.  Each session will include experiential dream work, Jungian theory on dreams and their importance to inner work. Prior experience is encouraged but not necessary.  We understand that it may not be possible for participants to attend every session. However, we ask that participants make a good faith commitment to attending most sessions.

About the Instructor
Karol Weigelt, LCPC, is a therapist and spiritual director in the Chicago area.  She facilitates dream groups as part of her work with clients and interested individuals.  She has done research in this area and has served as adjunct faculty at Loyola University.

Pat Coughlin, LCPC, is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.  She has taught elementary and high school and spent twenty-two years teaching wonderfully diverse groups of participants at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in its spiritual direction training program.  She also trained as a pastoral psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy in Chicago and practiced as a therapist for twenty years.  Her interest in dreams has been a constant and she has given dream courses and workshops all over the world. She has an M.A. in English, an MPS in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary.  She is a fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that CEUs are offered for the full group series only, not individual sessions. The CEUs will be processed and mailed at the end of the group.