Accessing Your Body's Wisdom through Sand, Symbol and Imagination

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, & 19, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 pm


I learn through my hands and my eyes and my skin what I could never learn through my brain.

It was Carl Jung who said the hands often know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain and that it is often necessary to clarify ‘a vague content’ by giving it a visible form.  Sand, symbol and imagination are powerful tools that allow you to access and give visible form to aspects of your inner life, see what is taking form inside you, and eventually express it outwardly.

These three sessions will use sand, symbol and imagination to explore what is calling us toward our next step. The research of Brené Brown and Kristin Neff on vulnerability, self-compassion, shame resilience and authenticity will be woven through the sessions.

Session 1: Where Do You Feel Called to Show Up More in Your Sacred Life?

In the busy-ness of life we often lose sight of our true self. Sometimes we become small and at times invisible in our own lives.  In this session we will explore what in us wants fuller expression.

Session 2:  What Gets in the Way?

We are often held back by messages like “You’re not enough” or “Who do you think you are?” Self-doubt, shame, comparison, and fear of making a mistake also get in the way. In this session we will explore tools to help us navigate this challenging terrain.

Session 3:  What Lights the Way?

Showing up fully in our own lives, with our families, and in our community takes vulnerability and courage. This session will use sand, symbol and our imagination to deepen our understanding of our values:  that which lights the way.


Carol Burling, MA, DMin, Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Consultant, and spiritual director, is a lifelong learner of human development who focuses on spiritual development, shame, loss and grief, and resiliency.


WHEN: Tuesdays, May 5, 12, & 19, 6:30 -  8:30 pm

COST:  $75.00 for the series

*This class is now full. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please call 651-696-2788.