The Myth of the Labyrinth A Wisdom Journey to Ancient Crete, Greece - May 24th - 29th 2020 - Now acc
Discover Greek mythology, culture, food & history!
Affordable Payment Plans Available
I have been working on an exciting collaboration for a few years now that has been an incredibly fufilling growth experience. Lois LeBlanc, LCPC, Alex Katopis, LCPC and I have been exploring the deeper meanings of archetypes, myths and stories. We co-created Wisdom Journeys, LLC so that we could bring workshop participants to the actual places that the stories were birthed. Our collective vision was to create a unique and affordable opportunity that combines self-care, self-exploration, travel, and experiential training.
In May, 2020 we will be visiting Ancient Crete, Greece to explore "The Myth of the Labyrinth". This highly experiential wisdom journey is specifically designed for individuals and mental health professionals who are interested in learning more about incorporating elements of story, myth, archetypes, metaphor and creativity into their personal healing work and in clinical practice. This workshop is for anyone who is interested; mental health professionals will earn a certificate with 12 contact hours.
We will explore the various ways that this myth connects to different parts within ourselves and discover through our own personal experience ways to work with this metaphor with our clients in clinical practice.Through our own experience of the Myth of the Labyrinth we will gain a much deeper understanding of how to work with story and metaphor in our own lives and in clinical practice. Once we have a greater understanding of our own stories we will be able to more deeply help other understand and explore theirs.The workshops will be presented at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to explore the beautiful island of Crete on your own as well if you desire.
Connecting to the Labyrinth
The Labyrinth has long been a symbol of change and transformation. It is an archetypal journey of the Self toward wholeness and is well represented in antiquity while maintaining its mystery and relevance in modern times. During this experiential workshop series we will we will visit the ancient ruins of the most famous labyrinth in Greek Mythology. The labyrinth serves as an archetypal symbol of the journey of consciousness and as integration of various part of ourselves, bringing us closer to the “Self” as eternal. We will be engaging in discussion, active imagination, writing, guided visualization, and art to explore this powerful archetype.
In the Myth of the Labyrinth, the bestial Minotaur is imprisoned in the labyrinth by King Minos, who embodies aggression and greed (the shadow of the patriarchy.) 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” (echoes from when she was revered as divine mother). Ariadne appeals to the hero, Theseus, promising him that she will give him the means to slay the Minotaur and a thread 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.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lois at #(207) 925-1206
$1850 - Early bird special rate! Entire amount is due by November 15th , 2019 and is non-refundable.
$1985 for single or double room, non-refundable after November 15th , 2019
($600 non-refundable deposit due by November 15th , 2019. The remainder of the fee is due by April 1 st , 2019).
This fee includes:
5 night stay at 5 star hotel The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio in the modern capitol of Crete, Greece
Daily breakfast and coffee breaks
Knossos ancient site labyrinth tour
Contact hours for therapists
Travel arrangements and costs are on your own. There is access to an airport shuttle, taxi or bus from the airport to the hotel. We highly recommend Travel insurance.
Agenda & Workshop Themes
Sunday, May 24th – Welcoming Dinner - 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday, May 25th – The Myth of the Labyrinth: The Journey Begins - 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 26th –The Labyrinth: Blueprint of Self - 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, May 27th – Exploring the Labyrinth: Bringing Theory to Reality - 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday, May 28th – Creating Your Myth: Working with Story & Metaphor in your Own Life and in Clinical Practice - 9:00am – 1:00pm, 1:00 – 3:00pm – Closing ceremony & lunch
Friday, May 29th - Check out of hotel