A 7-Day Residential Paul Rebillot Workshop with the The Fool’s Dance Gestalt Company
The ‘Slí an Chroí’ Centre, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, February 18th to February 24th, 2017.
There are still a few available places on this experiential workshop. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in personal development or self-exploration and may also be relevant to those in the helping professions as a CPD opportunity or as an appropriate experience for some of their clients. A fully stand-alone process in its own right, participation in ‘Dancing with the Gods’ is also a pre-requisite for a training in the methodology of the late Paul Rebillot which we will be offering later in 2017.
In brief, the workshop is based on the idea – espoused by Carl Gustav Jung, James Hillman and Joseph Campbell among many others – that myths have deep psychological significance, that as Hillman himself put it – “myths show our depth psychology in ancient dress”. A myth or legend that attracts us, haunts us or draws us in does so because our unconscious recognises that there is something within that particular story that we need to learn.
Participants in ‘Dancing with the Gods’ are asked to bring to the workshop a myth (a legend or folk-tale with a supernatural element is also suitable) from any culture. It is not at all necessary to have explored the psychological significance of the myth – it is sufficient just to be familiar with the story and to be attracted to it. Using a combination of dramatization, movement, art, fantasy, ritual and Gestalt process participants will experience their chosen myth in depth, the better to understand how it connects with their deepest self. We will explore our personal world of mythology, not from an academic or aesthetic point of view but because it can serve as a source of healing energy for ourselves and for those with whom we come into contact.
A flyer in .pdf format which contains comprehensive information about the workshop and venue, about the FDGC and about Paul Rebillot is available in electronic or printed form on request to Fergus Lalor at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.