Rewilding Mind: Navigating the Terrain of Wholeness and Healing in a Fragmented World

Join us for a daylong experiential exploration of the deep connection between our human psyches and wild nature, and the potential for wholeness and self-healing that is available when we actively attend to this connection.

Our wild minds possess astonishing resources, untapped potentials and depths that we might not even know exist. When we discover how to access them, cultivate their gifts and capacities, and integrate them into our everyday ways of thinking and being, our lives – and the world we live in – can be enhanced and enriched.

Cultivating the primary facets of our innate wholeness — and coming to understand both the limitations and gifts of our wounded, fragmented, or shadowed parts — are essential steps in the personal journey to a mature, soul-centered life.

In this 1-day introduction, we’ll explore the landscape of the psyche through a variety of practices including time alone in nature, self-designed ceremony, group inquiry, embodied movement, voice dialogue, journaling, and deep imagery work. We’ll work experientially with concepts and the model presented in Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, a profound new understanding of the human experience that supports us to more fully step into our magnificent wild potential.

You’ll learn practices to rewild your mind by:

  • accessing and developing the inner resources of four essential aspects of human wholeness
  • cultivating healthier, conscious relationships with fragmented, shadowed or wounded parts
  • spending the day immersed in wildness and beauty — healing tonics for body, mind and soul!

Please note that following up on this introduction, we will be offering a multi-week group program in Winter/Spring 2019 to explore this body of work in much greater depth. Dates are still TBD, but please let us know if you are interested in the longer program!

 

GUIDES:

Gene Dilworth, MA: Gene is dedicated to the project of rewilding the human spirit as an essential dimension of being fully alive and fully human in these challenging times. By nurturing meaningful relationship with the more-than-human world and facilitating deep inquiry into the mystery of one’s true nature, he supports individuals to discover, re-member and live from the center of their soul-rooted sense of belonging to the world. With degrees in ecology and ecopsychology, Gene has been teaching and guiding groups and mentoring individuals in transformative nature-based experiences for over 30 years. He currently guides wilderness retreats for Animas Valley Institute and is founder of the Wild Heart Center for Nature & Psyche.

Lauren Golten MS, MA: Lauren is a nature-based therapist and group facilitator, grounded in many years of working in nature and a long-time practice of mindfulness meditation. Lauren currently works with groups and individual clients in private practice, is a trainer and facilitator with the Matrix Leadership Institute, and is a facilitator with Convergence 3C. She has spent a number of years studying and practicing the nature-based wholing and healing work of the Animas Valley Institute, where she holds a certificate as a Wild Mind Professional Facilitator. She also holds an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology & Wilderness Therapy, an MS in Field Biology & Natural History, and a BA in Ecology. Her practice is based in the mountains near Lyons, Colorado, where she facilitates clients’ connections with themselves, others, and the natural world.

Saturday, October 6
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tinaja Ridge
near Lyons, CO

Group size is limited to 10,
so register early!

To register for this experience and/or for more information, please send an email to lagolten@gmail.com.
Full payment is required to hold your spot:

Early bird registration (until Sept 27): $75 (link to PayPal)
Full tuition registration (Sept 28 or later): $90 (link to PayPal)

 

About Front Range Soulcrafters:

Do you find yourself on a journey of soul discovery, perhaps on a quest to find and embrace your sacred calling in life? Are you longing for a greater sense of wholeness and meaning, seeking guidance and the support of community? Are you seeking deeper connection with the mysteries of nature while exploring the depths of your own being?

Front Range Soulcrafters is an open group that offers support for discovering and embodying your sacred calling while cultivating soulful relationship to all life. We do that by supporting you in sustained exploration of your unique relationship with the mysteries of nature and soul.

Meeting roughly once a month near Lyons, Colorado, Front Range Soulcrafters offers a rare opportunity to gather with a small group of courageous wanderers while immersing in the fertile, entangled terrain of wild nature and soul. Each gathering is focused around a particular theme, practice, or dimension of nature-based soul work — and is responsive to the present needs and energy of the group.

In addition to intentional solo wanders in wild nature, we explore and deepen our relationship with soul and the more-than-human community through a variety of practices including council and inquiry, self-designed ceremony, rhythm, dance and other movement/embodiment practices, dreamwork, deep imagery, journaling, and expressive arts. Front Range Soulcrafters is open to anyone on a journey of soul discovery with a sincere longing to deepen their inquiry into the mysteries of nature and soul.

Nature-based Soulcraft™ skills and practices are designed to evoke the world-shifting experience of soul encounter. Through deep engagement with both wild nature and the wilder dimensions of the human psyche, we discover clues to our unique mythopoetic identity: a profound way of experiencing ourselves embodied in a mysterious story that whispers to us in moments of expanded awareness and exquisite aliveness.

Find out more about upcoming events

Saturday, October 6
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tinaja Ridge
near Lyons, CO

Group size is limited to 10,
so register early!

To register for this experience and/or for more information, please send an email to lagolten@gmail.com.
Full payment is required to hold your spot:

Early bird registration (until Sept 27): $75  (link to PayPal)
Full tuition registration (Sept 28 or later): $90 (link to PayPal)