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60 Front Street

Waterville, Maine 04901   

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Brunswick Office

55 Harpswell Road

Brunswick, Maine 04011

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

2019/2020

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Living from Your Center Healing Retreat

Facilitated by Audrey McMorrow & Bodhi Simpson

Saturday, May 11th, 2019  
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Portland Friend’s Meeting House
1837 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine
$99.00 for full day retreat

To register: click here

The Toltec people believe that all human beings live in a dream – one that is created individually and collectively to produce our reality. This dream can often become our nightmare, our hell on earth, when we become attached to our rules, beliefs, and hopes. In the Toltec tradition, there is nothing to learn.  Transformation and healing is about “unlearning” - letting go of all the stories we have come to believe are true, all the attachments we hold so dear and the judgments we carry within for ourselves and others. In this retreat experience, using the four elements of change (earth, water, air & fire) we will guide you on a path of healing and transformation to support you in releasing unhealthy attachments, fear, judgment and guilt, and guide you to step more deeply into your center. Join us for a day of storytelling, guided meditation, and expressive arts as we uncover, explore, connect to our center and celebrate our authentic selves.

*Inspired by the writings of HeatherAsh Amara in her book, The Toltec Path of Transformation.
 
In the whispering of your soul’s longings, who are you being invited to become?

The Myth of the Labyrinth

Facilitated by Lois Leblanc & Bodhi Simpson

Maine Jung Center

183 Park Row, Brunswick

$50 members, $60 non-members

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

To register: click here

The labyrinth serves as an archetypal symbol of the journey of consciousness and as integration of various parts of ourselves, bringing us closer to the “Self” as eternal.

Using active imagination and expressive tools, we will explore how the Greek Myth of the Labyrinth provides a metaphor for this process. In this myth, the bestial minotaur is imprisoned in the labyrinth by King Minos, who embodies aggression and greed. It was designed to protect others in the same way that we bury and compartmentalize our own inner shadow characters.

King Minos has a daughter, Ariadne, whose name means “Most Holy”. Ariadne appeals to Theseus, promising him that she will give him the means to slay the minotaur and a string to guide him out if he will take her with him when he leaves, which he does. Theseus comes to symbolize the power and limits of our inner heroism.

 

Journaling for Wellness Workshop Series

MaineGeneral Medical Center

Alfond Center for Health, Augusta Conference Room 2

 Thursday, May 16, 23 & 30 (3 sessions)

5:30 - 7 p.m.

To register: click here

Individuals will learn how to use expressive writing, visual journaling techniques and guided imagery to achieve a greater emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Discover how to decrease stress, gain clarity and improve your health by freeing your emotions through writing. Participants are asked to bring a journal.

The 3rd Annual Self-Compassion Symposium

June 1st, 2019

9:00am - 5:00pm

Haraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine

To register: click here

Join us in a relaxed and supportive full-day experience to explore the theme of self-compassion. Guided by a variety of licensed expressive arts therapists, you are invited to participate in discussion and creative exercises designed to increase your capacity for mindfulness and self-compassion.

The Art of Self-Compassion Workshop Series

 June 20th & 27th

Maine General Medical Center

Alfond Center for Health, Classroom 2

Augusta, Maine

To register: click here

Many of us can easily feel compassion for others, but what about ourselves? Learning to have self-compassion is vital for living a truly happy and joyful life. Join us in a relaxed and supportive workshop where you will participate in creative exercises designed to increase your capacity for mindfulness and self-compassion.

Topics in Art Therapy Graduate Course

Fall 2019 Graduate Course in Art Therapy at Husson University

REGISTRATION OPEN! To register email Deborah Drew, Ed. D. at drewd@husson.edu

CO799 G2 Topics in Art Therapy 
Instructor: Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR 
Time: September 3 - December 20, 2019 (Thursdays 4:00 - 7:00 PM) 
Art therapy embraces the use of creative expression as a path toward healing, growth, and self-discovery. This class will explore what art therapy is and how it is used in a wide variety of settings. Students will examine their own healing traditions in the context of creativity within their home communities.The course will provide students with personal experience and an introductory knowledge of art therapy.

The Myth of the Labyrinth: Clinical Applications

A Wisdom Journey to Ancient Crete, Greece

May 2020

Registration information coming soon, stay tuned!

A unique and affordable opportunity to combine self-care, self-exploration, travel, and training! Join us on the beautiful island of Crete, Greece for an evocative and playful 5 day exploration based on the Myth of the Labyrinth. We will visit the most famous labyrinth in Greek Mythology and explore the ways that this metaphor connects within ourselves and learn ways to facilitate this metaphor with our clients. We will engage in discussion, creative writing, work with active imagination and creativity as we explore and embody this powerful archetype. You do not need to be a therapist to attend, therapists will receive a certificate with 12 contact hours.