Event Details

Awakening the Creative Spirit
Date: May 2, 2017- May 7, 2017
Location: Perth, Scotland

Experiential Education for Spiritual Directors in the Expressive Arts

May 2-7, 2017 (Tuesday-Sunday) at Bield at Blackruthven in Perth, Scotland

with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE and Betsey Beckman, MM

This program is limited to 12 participants – ONE SPACE AVAILABLE (email us if interested)

Awakening 1A five-day experiential intensive exploring tools for integrating the arts and imagination into spiritual direction and other healing ministries.

Our encounters with the holy are rooted in symbol and image and speak the language of dreams. Spiritual direction tends to these encounters and can be deeply enhanced by tools that invite listening to and engaging the inner symbolic life. The focus of this program is on developing the skills of working with the arts and imagination to deepen the work of spiritual direction.

Together we will explore how the healing power of such tools as guided imagery, body awareness, dream work, ritual, poetry, journal writing, visual art, movement, song, and storytelling enrich our own spiritual lives and our work in spiritual direction by giving us access to another language with which to encounter the divine presence within. Participants will develop comfort and skills in using these tools. The program consists of didactic input and time for discussion and reflection on how we see using the arts concretely in our work as spiritual directors.

Anyone working in the field of soul care (spiritual direction, chaplaincy, pastor, educator, counseling, etc.) may register.  If you are not working in anAwakening 3y of these areas, either paid or as a volunteer, please contact us to discuss whether this might be the right program for you.  We do sometimes accept folks who are discerning a call to these ministries.

Program fee covers all instruction, art supplies, room, and meals.  You are responsible for travel to the retreat center.

Absolutely no previous art experience necessary — only a willingness to awaken the creative spirit within!

*This educational event provides 33 hours of continuing education that can be applied to the educational hours required by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. We can provide you with a letter stating the number of hours successfully completed which you can then submit to your governing body for CEU credit.

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