Ayurveda and Its Approach to Mental Health

Held via Zoom
Rose Carol, MA
CEUs: 3

Ayurvedic Medicine is the oldest system of natural medicine, originating in India. In this workshop, participants will expand their understanding of Ayurvedic Medicine and how mental health and suffering is viewed within its context.

Other topics that will be explored include how Ayurveda relates to Jung’s concept of Synchronicity and the experience of the numinous and how Jung’s view of Synchronicity is connected to physics. A unified field theory will be discussed including how this is connected to human consciousness and Ayurveda.

In order to experience Ayurvedic healing, participants will learn how to see and feel the universal elements in themselves through their own pulse. They will also learn how it can be applied as a somatic tool for increasing self-knowing and reducing anxiety.

About the Instructor
Rose Carol has been an Ayurveda Health Practitioner since 1989 and a licensed psychotherapist. She integrates Ayurvedic tools into her therapy practice as a way to reduce anxiety and enhance self- knowing. A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, she offers Integrative Coaching and Ayurveda in the Evanston area. In addition, she offers Ayurvedic Bodywork for supporting grief, overwhelm and sleep disorders.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 2-3 weeks.

Reflective Writing for Life Enrichment: An Introduction to the Progoff Intensive Journal® Method

Held via Zoom
Kelley Williams
CEUs: 3

*Limited to 20 participants. 

The Intensive Journal® Method is a nationally recognized technique for self-discovery and self-reflection that uses writing exercises.  Created by Ira Progoff, PhD, in the mid-1960’s, this technique is now taught by certified instructors.

As the first American to complete his doctoral dissertation on the work of Dr. Jung, Dr. Progoff was invited by Dr. Jung to study with him in Switzerland in the early 1950s.  Dr. Progoff’s work in Depth Psychology culminated in the Intensive Journal method.  While the Intensive Journal is distinctly Dr. Progoff’s own method, Jung’s influence on him was significant as evidenced by the inclusion of the concept of the unique seed potential of each person, the importance of the spiritual dimension in overall psychological growth and the power of symbols and imagery in one’s search for meaning.

This program provides an introduction to the Intensive Journal method, which utilizes an integrated system of writing exercises for self-awareness.  This method can be used to gain insights into personal relationships, career/interests, body/health, major events, dreams, and meaning in life.  It may also be useful for working through transitions, reducing stress, and resolving issues.

The unique workshop atmosphere is critical for the method’s success.  You work privately to feel safe to write without censorship.  You are not writing your life story but rather writing what comes from within.  The instructor will provide a program overview, including the major rules for using the method and the underlying principles of holistic Depth Psychology.  You will be guided through sample exercises to experience how the method works.

About the Instructor
Kelley Williams is a certified instructor leading Intensive Journal workshops for 30 years primarily in the Midwest, including at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston.   Prior to relocating to the greater Phoenix area, Kelley served as Senior Editor of Publications in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and Managing Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.  Kelley is a published poet and fiction writer, stained glass artist, and former president of the American Medical Writers’ Association.

“Intensive Journal” is a registered trademark of Jon Progoff and is used under license by Dialogue House, the headquarters for the Intensive Journal program.   For more information, see www.intensivejournal.org or read At a Journal Workshop by Ira Progoff, PhD. By registering you are agreeing to allow the Center to share your registration information with Dialogue House, which may provide occasional updates about future programs.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks.

“Spiritual Autobiography”

Held In-Person
Keralee Gueneviere
CEUs: 3

Limited to 15 participants.

“Spiritual Autobiography” is a workshop designed to have folks plum the depths of memory to articulate their past, present, and future spiritual journey in this lifetime.

In the tradition of “Guru Purunima”, “S.A.” seeks to honor one’s teachers and to make the soul’s journey conscious. As participants revisit and share their history in community, many forgotten gems arise to be recovered, shared, and polished.

This workshop incorporates Jungian concepts of “memories, dreams and reflections” as guideposts for present knowledge and future self-knowing. Additionally, it accesses the notion of “collective unconscious” – made conscious in community – as a source for healing, wholeness and spiritual growth. As participants recollect their journey through the lens of given or conditioned spirituality versus sought or chosen practices, they will be able to locate and embrace themselves firmly in the power of the present and share the colorful stories of how they got here!

About the Instructor
Keralee is an artist, musician, yoga teacher and writer facilitating community yoga and art adventures throughout Chicago since 2000. With a background in theater and dance, Keralee believes that art as an exploratory and revelational practice creates and sustains individual growth as well as community joy, beauty and vibrance. Most recently she has been performing as a musician as well as facilitating meditation, breath-work and yoga workshops in Chicago, online and in Mexico.

Recommended Reading
Krishnamurti by Pupul Jayakr
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Shantaram by Gregory Davidson Roberts

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 2-3 weeks.

My Story: Then and Now

Held In-Person
Sheryl Kosovski
CEUs: 6

Limited to 15 participants.

We each see the world through a particular lens that is forged by our history, family, culture and what we’ve been taught. Guiding every step, are the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, what we can achieve, and how much love, joy and money we deserve. Our lens informs our expectations and this sometimes limits our possibilities. In this workshop, Sheryl will lead you through exercises to identify your personal lens and help you create a picture book that represents it.  Then we will destroy this book.

In the second half of the workshop, we will create a new book representing who you would like to be. This will be the person who you already are but haven’t been able to see, who is able to experience more joy, love and abundance. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a handout with a pre-workshop exercise and a list of the supplies you will need.

*includes one-hour break for lunch, not supplied

About the Instructor
Sheryl Kosovski is a certified Financial Counselor and Business Coach. She helps people create a new vision for their life and change their relationship with money. She works with individuals and couples as well as entrepreneurs, including therapists who love what they do but aren’t confident about their business or financial skills.

Sheryl teaches her clients how to create lasting financial security without depriving themselves in the process. She helps her clients see their value so they come to believe they are worthy of more. She has helped thousands of clients see that by taking care of their money they can better take care of themselves and the people they love. Sheryl’s first career was as a visual artist. She uses art and creativity in all the work she does.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 2-3 weeks.