What is the difference between a New Year’s resolution and a real change that we make in our lives? For most of us, the difference is that a New Year’s resolution is something we wish we could change or add to our lives. A profound change is something we have worked on and prepared for over a period of time.
This workshop is an interactive opportunity to discuss and experience the dynamic principles of change in order to see how they may be used in both personal and professional situations. It is based on both ancient and modern concepts of rites of passage and life transitions and makes use of the natural world as a reflection of vital information about our inner process. We will discuss the “symptoms” of a time of transition; the identifiable stages of a passage and the necessary steps to completing each phase; universal factors of a rite of passage ceremony and some of the cross-cultural variations; and both ancient and modern techniques for finding balance and encouraging growth.
This retreat can be structured in many different ways and formats. For example, it can involve solo times, night vigils, group and individual exercises, and storytelling.