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New Meetup: Soul Retrieval Collage: art-making to heal grief and create peace

From: Ruth L. Schwartz, P.
Sent on: Sunday, December 27, 2009 11:03 PM
Dear Shamanic Journey Group Members,

Greetings and blessings on this cusp between the old year and the new!

I'm planning several new workshops that I wanted to let all of you know about. Both are on the theme of healing and soul retrieval; however, one uses the portal of writing, while the other uses the portal of art-making, specifically collage.

The writing-related workshops are called "The Writer As Shaman: Using Words to Retrieve Our Souls and Touch the Mystery," and will be held on Saturday, January 16, and again on Sunday, February 7 (same workshop, offered on two different days), from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, please go to

The Soul Retrieval Collage workshop will also be held twice: on Saturday, January 23, and again on Sunday, February 28. Please see more details below.

I hope to see you at either or both of these events! As always, please contact me with any questions, feedback or suggestions.

In the spirit of healing,
Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Announcing a new Meetup:

What: Soul Retrieval Collage: sacred art-making to heal grief & create peace

When: January 23,[masked]:00 AM-5:00 p.m. OR February 28, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: $[masked] per person, sliding scale, includes materials

HeartMind House
6853 Simson St.
Oakland, CA 94605

If you?re grieving a loss due to death, break-up or divorce?

or recovering from sexual assault, robbery or other trauma?

or working to overcome the after-effects of a painful or abusive childhood?

or letting go of a cherished dream or relationship of any kind?

or if you?d simply like to reach a new level of resolution and peace in relation to any aspect of your past or present life?

?Soul Retrieval Collage offers a deep, powerful, non-verbal way to move through your healing process, while being held, and holding others, within a sacred space of ritual, intention, compassion, community -- and creativity.

Shamans believe that we lose parts of our souls through trauma or loss. Lovers and family members commonly give parts of their souls to one another. Abusers often take soul pieces from those they abuse. This workshop can help you retrieve and re-integrate the lost parts of your own soul, restoring inner wholeness and peace.

Participants bring personally meaningful photographs (and other objects, if desired) to incorporate in their collages; all other materials are provided. The day includes powerful exercises and rituals to strengthen our connection with wise, compassionate aspects of ourselves, clarify our intentions, connect with each other, and honor both what we have lost, and what we have retrieved.

Workshop fee: $65 ?$95, sliding scale; partial scholarships or barter available if there is sufficient enrollment. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Oakland location.

This workshop will also be offered on Sunday, February 28, 2010.

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