January through June 2018 Catalog by Esalen Institute

More catalogs by Esalen Institute | January through June 2018 Catalog | 100 pages | 2018-02-05

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we’ll recall dreams rekindle visions deploy mythmaking tools like drums and dance music and song masks medicine bags and altars individual small-group and collective activities provide opportunities for reflection and expression you need not be familiar with campbell to retool the myths shaping your life—though a sense of humor definitely helps please bring a meaningful but expendable totem an unsung story or evocative song robert walter joseph campbell’s editor for a decade is president of the joseph campbell foundation and a poet/playwright with several decades of experience as group leader teacher publisher and theatrical producer/director/designer www.jcf.org the max expanding the limits of your self-expression paula shaw for more than 20 years the max has been considered by many at esalen to be an essential rite of passage for community members the purpose of the max is to discover yourself beyond who you know yourself to be it is a voyage through your own humanity and a journey to discover the extent of your self-expressive power the experience can move you into a new arena of personal creativity and self-expression the max employs a variety of acting communication and observation techniques to help participants explore the sources of their emotional limitations working individually “on stage,” each person is encouraged and supported to move through lifelong fears of being 50 “on the spot”—often playing to and with other group members—and to emerge into greater authenticity and enhanced “presence.” there are exercises that use raw emotion role-playing and dress-up assignments this is an opportunity to experience yourself in ways you may have dreamed about but never thought possible the course is for those committed and courageous in their process if your heart beats faster when you think of taking the max it may be just the thing to do please consider taking paula shaw’s improv inspiration weekend workshop that immediately follows the max it is a delicious dessert to top off an extraordinary entrée and is a very satisfying way to end this transformational journey required bring a one to three-minute memorized piece—monologue poem song etc note due to the intense and sequential nature of this workshop attendance at all sessions is necessary paula shaw a professional actress and acting teacher for more than 40 years has conducted workshops for those interested in expanding their self-expression well-being and creativity in the u.s canada germany and the uk www.themaxwithpaulashaw.com unstuck play bigger play bolder tanya mcginnity this transformative course is dedicated to a deep exploration of patterns in relationships with self and others to regain personal power and radiant life-force by quieting the mind and raising the awareness of the body we can contact accept and give meaning to our emotions and intuition if the outer world is to be transformed the photo by ed caldwell