INNER WISDOM OF THE BODY
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
We dwell in the bodies that we were born into. We are one even though at times we may feel at times as if our body is a stranger. Our bodies register sadness, happiness, fear, excitement and other emotions as we go through the day, sometimes holding onto tensions. In body hugs and kisses we express our intimate relationships with others. We feel the effects of food, exercise, immersion in nature. Becoming more sensitive to your body’s signals and rhythms will enable you to experience the wisdom tucked in your body.
This evening through discussion and exercises participants will explore the attitudes they’ve held from past to the present. We will ask “what is my body telling me I need” and the answer will not be in the form of a new year’s resolution.
In a quiet, warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere you will be shown:
— How your connections to other people, work, and nature affect your bodies
— How your body speaks during deepest grief or illness; how you can adapt to special conditions
— Ways to access inner healing wisdom as you advance through your life.
No special writing ability is needed; you just need to honor your body’s life. Bring pen and paper.
Participants should emerge from this workshop with more empowerment, curiosity, and joy about the uniqueness of their life path.
Place: 102 S. 19th (corner of S. 19th and Babcock, suite 5 (top floor of the Langhor Flowerland building), Bozeman
Advance registration a must. To register, mail check by April 14th to
Valerie Harms, 3701 Ravalli St., Bozeman, MT 59718.
For questions, call (406) 587-3356 or e-mail: Valerie@valerieharms.com.
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Tips for Understanding Them
Rebirth & Renewal Symbols
“I found myself in a dark wood” ~ Dante before the journey that led him to envision
The Divine Comedy.
Soul Pathways: an online workshop. $100 via PayPal
In each session participants will be shown multiple ways personal writing leads to connection with transcendent meaning.
Sequential Sessions include:
Where you are now
Relationships with People;Work; Body; Nature &World Cultures
Dreams & Inner Wisdom
I will provide introduction and exercises via email. I will conduct a telephone (or Skype) consultation with you after each exercise is completed.
This format provides an opportunity to work at your own pace on your deepest concerns. In all my workshops people have discovered unrealized creative potentials and the uniqueness of their lives. They have found joy in renewed purpose.
Like me, you will have a format to return to time and again for reorientation guided from your deepest, true self. Moreover, at the end of the course I will give you for free my recent book, Your Soul at a Crossroads, with Steps You Can Take Not to Lose It.
Bio: I am the author of 10 books, a creativity counselor and independent Jung scholar. I have led writing and depth psychology workshops based on the Intensive Journal method at centers around the country, plus Canada and Greece. A graduate of Smith College, for seven years I was a science editor at the National Audubon Society. Currently I edit Distinctly Montana magazine and am President of Montana Friends of Jung. I also edit for Pacifica Institute psychology degree candidates.
Anytime. Courses tailored just for your wants/needs (e.g. soul writing, articles, publishing, children's lit). Number of sessions & fee to be determined privately.
YOUR "BUCKET LIST". For you wise men and women over 60, let's discuss how you can make happen those things left undone so far. Also, I will support you in leaving a written and visual legacy for future generations.
I'd like to know what are your biggest concerns as you move into the future.
"Where the Good Road and the Road of Difficulties meet is holy."
I have taught in major centers in the Northeast, on the West Coast, as well as Canada and Greece. The United Nations named me a "most remarkable woman" for my work.
TO REGISTER: Advance registration with payment is required. Via Paypal or check. For questions and details, call 587-3356 or email: Valerie@valerieharms.com
What others have said about my workshops...
"I found Valerie's Intensive Journaling class to be very instructive and
evocative. Valerie's caring and sensitivity to the class encouraged
self-exploration. She provided strategies for us to continue gaining
insights into ourselves." ~ Barbara Labovitz Boik, Bozeman, MT
"I have benefitted in many ways from the introspective Journal Workshops offered by Valerie Harms--and always in ways that are new and unexpected. I wholeheartedly recommend the work to everyone, no matter how seasoned at journaling or accustomed to self-reflection. I always leave with a new perspective and a thankful heart." ~ Gena Funk
"The personal life deeply lived always extends into truths beyond itself." - Anais Nin
"It is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow."
- Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
"We are partners in this land/co-signers of a covenant." - Stanley Kunitz