The Landscape of Wholeness (FULL)
w/ Chris Isgrigg, MEd, LPPC
Six Saturdays: 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
February 10, February 24, March 17, April 7, May 12, & June 2, 2018
At Rice House on Harrods Creek Farm in Goshen KY
This program is mainly outdoors, weather permitting
$150 non-refundable deposit to hold your place
Cost: $450 (or $400 if paid in full by January 27)
$225 due by January 27 and $225 due by April 7
There is no defense against an open heart and a supple body in dialogue with wildness.
~Terry Tempest Williams
THERE IS A PROFOUND AND UNMET LONGING in contemporary society for a life of deeper meaning, connectedness, and fulfillment, especially at this time of crisis. Many people are hungering to show up in the world with more of their wholeness and with a purpose that can be embodied. The world needs us to become fully human, but to actualize our greater human potential we must be ready and able to push beyond the accustomed boundaries of culture, including the limitations of conventional therapies.
Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind and Soulcraft™ offer timely and wise medicine for ourselves and our world. Together, they re-establish ways of knowing that fully honor the human soul and the natural world – our two most trustworthy guides in these tumultuous times. Plotkin’s work moves beyond the outdated concepts and perspectives of psychotherapy which focus primarily on wounds and symptoms and instead offers a holistic approach which treasures our innate human resources and the unique gifts we each carry. It also provides useful practices and models that help us to mature psycho-spiritually and reshape ourselves into visionaries with the artistry to heal individual and collective fragmentation.
In this six session program, you will explore the landscape of your individual psyche through focused time alone in Nature, deep personal sharing in a group setting, dreamwork, shadow work, self-designed ceremony, journaling, movement, and other soul-rooted practices. At each meeting there will be space for fully individualized experiences, and what you learn at one meeting will be gathered, expanded, and carried over into the next one.
• How to recognize and consciously cultivate your innate human wholeness
• How to identify and befriend your fragmentation and how to understand the initiatory gifts hidden therein
• How to access all the windows of knowing: sensing, feeling, imagination, thinking, and intuition
• How to experience visceral, heart rending realizations of our communion with the living world
• How to develop awareness of your identity and your place in the world from a more soul-oriented perspective, to be clearer about the gifts you were born to bring to the world, and to have new skills to enrich your life and to defend the health of the more-than-human world
For each meeting we will gather at Rice House at Harrods Creek Farm in Goshen, Kentucky (25 minutes from Louisville). Together from there, in the fellowship of like-minded soul-seekers, we will head out onto the land to court the mystery of our true nature and to follow the allurement of the natural world to the center of our being.
Individual mentoring is also available outside of our regular meeting times with either of us at our standard rates, so check with us if interested.
Suggested reading: Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche and Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin.
Chris is a psychotherapist in private practice at Deeply Rooted Counseling in Louisville, KY. Father, husband, gardener, healer, carpenter…He is continually refining and exploring ways to create, expand, and hold nurturing space for others so they can do the emotive, psychospiritual work necessary for healing, for reclaiming authority and authenticity, and for creating wholeness in their lives. He views the troubling and painful symptoms of our woundedness as guideposts leading us to a deeper awareness of our relationship with self, with others, and with the non-human world and leading to the realization of the distinct gifts we bring to the world. The sound of rain on forest leaves, the chatter of squirrels, the intense glance of the mantis, the skin of the Shagbark, bare feet on dewy grass, and the silence of winter are just a few of Chris’ teachers.