Wise Arts for the Soul

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Wise Arts for the Soul

10 May

Wise Arts

Wise Arts for the Soul – May to October 2021

Mode of offering for all courses is via zoom
with personal feedback in small groups from experienced facilitators


Dr Sally Longley is a spiritual director, retreat leader and author, with experience in dreamwork, theopoetics, midrash, and labyrinths as creative responses to sacred texts, and the sacred stories of our life. Her recent book, Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul, published January 2021 by Wipf and Stock, is available through Amazon or other book distributors. Website – longley.com.au

Kathy Cave moved to a career in the art of listening after working in investment markets for 30 years. After training in spiritual direction, supervision and art therapy, she now offers retreats, and accompanying people in their journeys as they discover their cherished uniqueness. Website: kathycave.com

Dieter Weinand is an executive coach and business performance facilitator with over 30 years experience, specialising in leadership and organisational development in both South Africa and Australia. A trained spiritual director and retreat leader, he is currently participating in the Living School, Centre for Action and Contemplation.

The Wise Art of Conversations with Silence
Six sessions of 90 mins held weekly beginning Monday 10 May at 19.00 (AEDT)

This course is for anyone: those who are curious about silence but don’t know where to begin, through to those who may be very experienced in silence and/or silent retreats. Everyone is welcome. Based on the book “Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul” by Sally Longley, it is crafted as a safe space to explore each of the key topics in the book. It will be interactive, drawing on your questions, struggles, wisdom and experience. Responses (incl. writing, poetry, art, movement, drama) to your own conversations with silence will be encouraged.

Practical: Each person will need to have access to the book Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul. https://wipfandstock.com/9781725277755/conversations-with-silence/
Each session will be based on a chapter, and offer participation and small private breakout groups online. Participants are encouraged to read Ch 1 if possible before the first session, though not essential.

Dates: Monday evenings at 19:00 (AEDT) on 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May; 7 June and 14 June 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYQ

Facilitators: Wise Arts for the Soul team: Sally Longley, with Kathy Cave, and Dieter Weinand.

Cost: AU$270 (discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: sallylongley07@gmail.com

The Wise Art of Still Walking
Three sessions of 90 mins weekly from Monday 21 June, 19:00 (AEDT)

Still walking . . . “Journeys are movements from one place to another.” “When we take inward and outward journeys, we can be pilgrims as long as we stay open to new experiences. We must always be mindful that pilgrimage is an outer journey that serves our inner transformation.” C V Painter

Practical: Each session will explore different ways of contemplative walking with the opportunity to practise between sessions; possibly even walking with others of the course in the same geographical area or “online”. Participants will be able to share their experiences, insights and concerns.

Dates: Monday evenings at 19:00 (AEDT) on 21 June, 28 June and 5 July.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYV

Facilitators: Mark Freeman with the Wise Arts for the Soul team: Dieter Weinand with Sally Longley and Kathy Cave.

Cost: AU$135 (Discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: dieter@weinand.com.au

The Wise Art of Journaling
Four sessions of 90 minutes starting Monday 12 July as below

Journaling is about reflecting and discovering how the outward journey relates to the inward journey and vice versa. These sessions will explore the art and skill of journaling; how to overcome the inner critic and blockages and enjoy the pleasure of reflecting, writing and to return later to let the words continue speaking into your life.

Practical: Participants are encouraged to practise different techniques of journaling and to share their insights and experiences with other participants.

Dates: Monday 12 July, 19 July, 26 July and Tuesday 10 August 2021 at 19:00 (AEDT).  Notice, the last session is after a short break for integrating skills learnt.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYO

Facilitators:Wise Arts for the Soul team: Dieter Weinand with Kathy Cave and Sally Longley.

Cost: AU$180 (discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: dieter@weinand.com.au

The Wise Art of Art in Spiritual Companionship
Four sessions of 90 minutes held weekly starting Wednesday 2 August

This interactive course training helps you get some practical experience in “doing”, “looking” and “hearing” about art in a companioning context. Discover of some of the theories of using art in soul work by doing creative works (a different approach to art in each session) and listening to each other. You DO NOT need to be an artist or any “good” at art or drawing.

Practical: Each session will have active participation with the use of breakout rooms. If you would like to facilitate a session please indicate this when you register. Before some sessions you are required to do an art work – estimated time to do this is an hour.

Dates: Monday evening at 19:00 (AEDT) on 2 August, 9 August, 16 August and 23 August 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BNZUI

Facilitators: Wise Arts for the Soul team: Kathy Cave with Sally Longley and Dieter Weinand

Cost: AU$180 (discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: Kathy@iocontrol.com.au

Guided Prayer
Monthly on the second Thursday of month – at 19:00 ((AEDT)

This hour-long monthly zoom session of guided prayer will introduce different methods of prayer such as lectio divina and imaginative prayer. Participants will be guided through the prayer and then move into optional sharing in groups to gain from each other’s experience.

Dates: Thursday evening at 19:00 (AEDT) on 13 May, 10 June and 8 July 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYY
A zoom link will be sent after booking

Guide: Kathy Cave

Cost: no charge

Further information: Kathy@iocontrol.com.au


10 May