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ART AS A SACRED ACT

A five-day residential training intensive

with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

*The training is full. Registration is closed and the waitlist is full. 


 

Using mark-making, as Dr. Estés calls her expressive arts training, you will learn to go deeper past what you already know about yourself, bypassing the blocks and attitudes we have been taught about ourselves that disguise us rather than help us to fly free and wild. By teaching you to literally map your own psyche, this training will also return you to your original inspiratus, which is your own innate and unique visionary force.

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OVERVIEW

ART AS A SACRED ACT is Dr. Estés' signature training which she first taught long ago at institutes throughout the United States.

This training is an opportunity to be with a teacher who is herself  a painter and printmaker for decades with one-woman shows, but more so, a keeper of literally hundreds of what she calls "painted blessing journals" filled with her art and words. And for the first time since 1980, she will teach you, with gentle encouragement and clear and simple techniques, your own way to your own painted journals "for self knowing and for blessing the beauty you are, wounds, gifts and all."

The training is specifically calling souls who have no experience in arts, but who carry a longing and who would like a new way to see and discover self truths, "the guts and glory" of your true self.

Dr. Estés will help you to "see" shadow and gifts and to express the collective and personal unconscious through marks, natural materials, symbols and simple time-tested exercises that she has designed. These will provide multiple opportunities for you to "truly see true self" and to mend certain fractures and wounds of the past, to help complete current endeavors, and to clearcut through any psychic jumble, laying concretely new paths for one's future endeavors.

She will teach step-by-step drawing from her many years' experience working with artists in psychoanalysis, and how to mediate the idea, "I can't draw," to bypass ego and the ideas that stop you in your tracks. You will explore the landscape of psyche and you will take any event or feeling, or wound, and by exercises about making marks to delineate those, you will mend and bless yourself forward.

ART AS A SACRED ACT will give you  an opportunity to discover a new relationship to the dark places, stuck places/areas of your life you thought you knew and understood but might continue to trip you up, via what Dr. Estés calls, "I thought I already worked on that syndrome." And new ideas, gifts, and events needing a bit more mending might occur spontaneously also. Now forming different views than before, some of which may surprise you, this work will certainly deepen your understanding of self and the worlds you walk in, and your innate creative force. It will also return you to your original inspiratus,  your own visionary force that is only yours, deriving not from "out there," and not derivative of anyone else's work, but yours alone, so that what you place/make is unique to/from you alone--not in any way swayed by the over culture nor ego.

Using "mark-making," as Dr. Estés calls her expressive arts training, that is artful and simple methods with words or not, accompanying--you will learn to go deeper and deeper past what you already know about yourself, and bypass the blocks and attitudes we have been taught about ourselves--ones that disguise us rather than help us to fly free and wild.

There will be a short supply list of specific, simple materials required for this training, for you to bring with you.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to map your own psyche, literally.
  • How expressive arts can open into parts of true self, repressed, forgotten, abandoned.
  • How to identify false self/shadow self--both dark and light.
  • How to get past the idea you can't draw so you can't keep a journal/have to close off a powerful form of expression.
  • How to keep a journal that has meaning and richness for you, and how to continue this creative act for life, as you wish.
     

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Persons with a desire to bypass mind and not just look, glance, but immerse, deeply into their own psyche.
  • Persons who are genuinely ready and hoping to know more of their own truth or calling, and of occlusions.
  • Persons who are new to art as a new medium to explore the psyche.
  • Persons willing to drop ill-formed attitudes and mal-ideas about themselves that are not true, and take on, as Dr. Estés says, "those strengths and verve that are truly their birthright."

SCHEDULE

October 23-28, 2018
Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO

 

TUESDAY | October 23, 2018

1:00-5:00pm Registration and orientation at Sunrise Ranch

6:00 & 6:15pm Dinner served

7:00-9:00pm Meet with Dr. Estés
 

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY | October 24-27, 2018

7:30am Breakfast

9:30am-12:00pm Meet with Dr. Estés

12:00 & 12:15pm Lunch

2:30-5:00pm Meet with Dr.Estés

6:00 & 6:15pm Dinner

7:00-9:00pm Meet with Dr. Estés

 

SUNDAY | October 28, 2018

7:30am Breakfast

9:30am-12:00pm Meet with Dr. Estés and evaluations

12:00 & 12:15pm-12:30pm Lunch and departure

 

Please arrange your travel so you can attend every meeting with Dr. Estés, October 23-28. This is a prerequisite for enrollment in this training. Thank you.


 

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Registration is closed for this training & the waitlist is full. Please add yourself to Dr. Estés' email list to be notified when next year's registration opens.

After you register, you will be contacted by email for an interview. You must be fluent in English and be able to be present for the entire session to attend this training.

Tuition is $1,795

A $500 deposit is required upon registration.

Tuition balance of $1,295 is due by August 15, 2018. If you have not paid by this date we may assume you are not coming and fill your seat with one of the many people on the waitlist.

  • If you cancel on or before July 15, you can receive a refund minus a $100 fee, or transfer your registration to next year. 
  • If you cancel on or before August 23, you can receive a refund minus a $300 fee, or transfer your registration to next year. 
  • If you cancel on or before September 23, you can receive a refund minus a $500 fee, or transfer your registration to next year. 
  • After September 23, 2018 your tuition is non-refundable.
  • Please read our Registration, Cancellations & Logistics Page for full details on cancellations, refunds and transfers.

Continuing Education hours available for $55

A link will be emailed at a later date to registered participants for Continuing Education hours sign-up and payment. This link will take you to the R. Cassidy Seminars website for payment and registration. They will issue the CEU certificate at the end of the training. Please attend all the classes for five days to receive your hours. Please be sure to sign in at the registration table to pick up your printed instructions. Thank you.

Certificate of Completion – available for $10

Registered participants can opt to receive a Certificate of Completion from Clarissa Pinkola Estés' Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Simply add this to your cart in addition to your tuition payment at the time of registration. Please attend all the classes for five days and be present the last day to receive the certificate. We do not create or mail certificates post training.

Travel & Lodging

Travel and lodging are not included in the tuition. All trainings take place at Sunrise Ranch, in Loveland, Colorado. Visit our Registration, Cancellations & Logistics Page for details. It is highly recommended that you reserve your lodging when you register. Due to the training schedule we recommend you stay on or near Sunrise Ranch.

Cancellations, Transfers & Refund Policies

Please visit our Registration, Cancellations & Logistics Page for details on cancellation, transfer and refund policies for all of Dr. Estés' trainings.

 
 
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