SCOUTING YOUR PATH
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY, YOUR WAY
PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY
HEATHER TAYLOR-ZIMMERMAN, PhD
Are you ready to transform?
DIPPED IN SOUL
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"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature in his [their] pictures."
Henry Ward Beecher
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Explore the OFFERING CATEGORIES: General, Jungian, Healing, Rites of Passage
Hosted on a comprehensive learning platform, Soul Space offers weekly coursework and play in a soulful community. Archived material allows you to return to the coursework, while live forums help you connect in real time. Weekly content drops in to guide you, including video and audio recordings with printable documents. Offerings range from an hour to 6 months. Beginning with a number of challenges to jump start your creativity, the first offerings are designed to help you integrate and heal from the collective trauma of our time (and your time. Including a Creatrix, Wounded Healer, and Dark Night of the Soul course, these offerings are here to help guide you so that you can guide others in turn. As always, we are in this together!
WORKSHOP Path : moving into the new year
Mandala Healing Kit. A fun and experiential exploration of mandalas (circle art) as a path of healing integration. This is an offering to help you integrate the material of the past and past year using an approach that you can apply in your life as a therapeutic technique that Jung called "the center" and "exponent of all paths." All you need is paper and your choice of colored pencils or markers. If you want to add paint later, you can work on watercolor paper.
Dark Night of the Soul. A weekend offering with evening sessions from 6:30-8:00 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this virtual retreat helps you navigate the darkness around and in you. We have all experience inner darkness. So, we enter into the transformative cocoon of the dark night of the soul together, moving from dusk to dawn to experience a creative rebirth. Using art journaling, self-generated ritual, dreamwork, and shadowplay, this class includes opening and closing circles, dream prompts, and active imagination to aid and guide your transformation. Come celebrate the coming of light.
Transformative Grief. A virtual retreat is designed to help you grieve and heal--no matter what your circumstances. With 3 live sessions from 6:30-8 pm on Friday, 9-12:00 am on Saturday, and Sunday, you begin with an opening circle and move through sharing and activities designed to help you release and overcome the pain from the past year to more fully move into the present. Combining , journaling, dreaming, mindfulness, and grief rituals with time for reflection and integration, you create intimate and powerful change. Honor the past to move into the new year together.
Deep Calling Workshop. Jung said that we are all artists and that we all have a creative opus or soul work. This is a weekend offering with a Friday lecture on Jung's creative path from 6:30-8:00 with a follow up experiential workshop on Saturday from 9-12:00 and a sharing circle to close on Sunday from 10-11:30. Dream prompts, journal exercises, and active imagination activities will help to weave in and integrate the time out of session and the unconscious. Come explore an archetypal process that has guided people in different forms throughout the ages.
ART PLAY SESSIONS. Drop in and play, starting in March
Friday Happy Hour. A drop-in from 7-8:30 on the third Friday of the month beginning in February, this is a happy hour play date to help you relax into your weekend. Grab your favorite beverage and unwind with fun music, laughter, inspiration, and creative exploration. These sessions include a range of creative participation. Each Friday is designed to help you unwind and have fun. Just like any Friday, you don't have to start happy but the goal is to get there together.
Art Play Date. A class to help support you creatively as you navigate your life journey. Held on the third Monday from 2-3:30, we will work and play through art journaling with a focus on dreamwork and active imagination. Opening and closing each class with a circle, we will create a safe container for you to transform within a supportive community. This container can be used by new participants or any of the other classes to provide additional support.
KITS for Soul. For independent EXPLORATION
All of the kits come with a series of 8 videos, lessons, prompts, and activities along with a discussion group, monthly drop-in support group, and 30 minute session with Heather to ask questions and get individual feedback.
Heroic Journey Life Kit. This kit helps you explore your life as a hero.ine's journey. Learn to navigate the archetypal steps of the hero from hearing the call to confronting your darkness and returning home. This class offers a way to reimagine and rewrite your life through story, myth, and imagination, using tools of mindfulness, yoga, nature, journaling, map-making, and more. Come have fun and harness the power of reimagine and transform your life.
Creative Healing Journey Kit. Jung pioneered a healing and teaching path in his Black and Red Books and this class is a starter kit for you to embark on your own creative journaling. Including the fundamentals from dreaming, active imagination, and shadow work (and play), this is a chance to dive deep to find yourself and way.
Active Imagination Kit. Jung evolved active imagination as a method for individuation. While focusing primarily on the Black and Red Books (4 videos), the course also explores the embodied imagination in nature and the body. Bonus material includes visionary art, visualization and participation mystique.
Dream Kit. Jung evolved dreamwork and this kit dives into his approach with 2 videos, going on to explore lucid dreaming, dream yoga, dream tending, dream journaling, and more. This class is a foundational class to help you dream the dream on in your life and awaken to the power of dreams to guide you.
Passage Kit. A kit with all of the essentials to hold your own rite of passage, following the rites of passage below structure outlined below. This kit has both an individual and group option and comes with an session with Heather, Jordan, or Buck as well as additional options for ongoing support. It lacks the weekly support groups and a second individual meeting that comes with the live rites of passage and weekly courses.
Soul Portrait Kit. Come create a soul portrait in a 10 week course that includes self-reflection, journaling, active imagination, synchronicity, and dreamwork as well as technical instruction and support. In this class you walk down a path of self-discovery and creativity, guided by your intuition and supported by weekly sessions that help you envision, design, and create your portrait. Topics like color symbolism, visionary art, and sacred geometry will help you on your journey.
Arts-based Research Kit. Jung pioneered arts-based research, referring to it as a "healing" and a "teaching." While focusing primarily on the Black and Red Books (4 videos), the course also examines Jung's carving and murals as well as a discussion of indigenous art, active imagination, and participation mystique.
OFFERINGS for Soul. Soul Series
Creative Healing Journal. Create your own healing journal practice in a 6 week class. Journaling has been found to promote many positive healing results from improving creativity and wellbeing to reducing stress, anxiety, and disease. While many of these outcomes require a 4 month practice to show results, this is a first step on your journey, with prompts to help you continue. Looking at the practices of people from the past, this class takes an archetypal approach. Each week looks at an example from Jung to Hildegarde of Bingen, Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo, as you evolve your OWN practice.
Soulful Living. Join me in an intimate 8-week exploration of soul. Each week we will take a soul quality to deep dive into embodying soul qualities in ourselves and lives. The soul is creative, joyful, playful, courageous, compassionate, and kind. Through weekly activities, prompts, and journaling, we will manifest these qualities to create a more soulful and meaningful life. In the last two weeks we will explore our own unique soul qualities to discover the nature of YOUR soul. This class continues through the year with a 6 month and year reunion as well as journal prompts, quotes, and activities to deepen your exploration.
Jungian & Archetypal CLASSES. Transforming with SOUL
Individuation Journey: Long Path. A 6 month course following in the footsteps of the psychologist Carl Jung, walking the transformative “path” that he lead his advanced patients on. With 4 months of weekly course content to guide you through the initial creation of your own Black and Red Books, this course continues with monthly content and oversight as you find yourself, soul, and way on a year-long journey. As you travel, live group and partner circles help support you, along with a private discussion group, bi-weekly zoom, and 3 sessions with Heather.
Individuation Journey: Short Path. A 3 month intensive, this class initiates you on the individuation journey above, following in Jung’s archetypal footstep on a shortened version that is half as long. Designed to help you begin your Black and Red Books, this class is created for people who already feel that they are advanced, independent---or have less time. It is supported by a private discussion group, bi-weekly zoom, and 2 sessions with Heather
A Safe Path. A 3 month intensive like the offering above, this class is designed for those who are experiencing homelessness, financial insecurity, or are otherwise at risk, including young adults. Based on an honor system, this is an offering to provide support for those who are most in need, recognizing the psychological need of those who do not have a safe container in their lives. Please reach out if you have questions or to register. This is a private group with art kits coming soon.
Jungian CLASSES. Black and Red Book and Active Imagination
Finding Soul in The Black Book. A 12 week course on creating your own Black Books, focusing on the archetypal example of Jung's creative opus. Recently published, Jung's Black Books offer a beautiful example of the search for soul. With weekly prompts, activities, lectures, and discussions, we will embark together on a journey of soul exploration, while creating our own journals.
Creating Soul in The Red Book. A 12 week course on creating your own Red Book. Just as Jung elaborated the material from his Black Books in art, you will learn to speak your soul's pictorial language using calligraphy, drawing, and painting to find your own way. Together we will explore the Red Book genre of an illuminated manuscript and a mystery play--the unique form that Jung's soul had him create and he had his advanced patients create. So, we will create our own painted opus.
Coming SOON . . .
Healing CLASSES. Creating WHOLENESS
Compassionate Cancer Care Journal. An in-depth resource that gathers information to help you on your healing journey. From practical guidance on diet and nutrition to art therapy and yoga, this course travels with you as your journey from diagnosis through treatment to healing transformation. Offering a wealth of information along with weekly content for mind, body, and spirit, this course is designed to support you in the ways and the time that you need it most. Designed to create a supportive container for your healing process, this class is a 12-week intensive initiating you on a transformational journey. Following in Jung’s archetypal footsteps on the path that he taught his advanced patients, this course is designed to help you begin your Black and Red Books as a creative journaling process.
Creative Healing Journal. Create your own healing journal practice in a 6 week class. Journaling has been found to promote many positive healing results from improving creativity and wellbeing to reducing stress, anxiety, and disease. While many of these outcomes require a 4 month practice to show results, this is a first step on your journey. Looking at the practices of people from the past, this class takes an archetypal approach. Each week looks at an example from Jung to Hildegarde of Bingen, Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo, as you evolve your OWN practice.
Rites of Passage CLASSES. Connecting to NATURE
Passage Kit July 15th A kit with all of the essentials to hold your own rite of passage, following the rites of passage below structure outlined below. This kit has both an individual and group option and comes with an session with Heather, Jordan, or Buck as well as additional options for ongoing support. It lacks the weekly support groups and a second individual meeting that comes with the live rites of passage and weekly courses.
Individual Passage. July 15th An 8 week rite of passage course that guides individuals from one identity, perspective, and life into another. Following the archetypal process of transformation found in rites of passage throughout cultures and times, you transition from one stage and state of consciousness to another. In this process you are held in the circle of the group, creating a circle of power and intention to help support you. Moving through the stages of separation, preparation, transformation, and integration, you prepare for, design, and undergo your own rite of passage, developing a new skillset and claiming a new name and identity. Through this experience you discover more about who you are: your power, purpose, and calling, fostering greater honesty, authenticity, resiliency, and stability. This is a path that leads from fear to love.
Partner, Family, and Group. July 15th An 8 week rite of passage course designed not for individuals but for couples, families, and groups to go through together. Like the Individual Passage, it guides you from one identity, perspective, and life into another but it does so together. With built in time alone and in group, this offering guides you from one stage and state of consciousness to another as you deepen your relationships. You are held in the circle of the group, creating a circle of power and intention to help support each of the members. Moving through the stages of separation, preparation, transformation, and integration, you prepare for, design, and undergo your own rite of passage, developing a new skillset and claiming a new name and identity both individually and together. This is an experience that fosters greater honesty, authenticity, resiliency, and stability.
*Group rates are available if you bring a circle together on your own--whether a soccer team or a group of friends.
These courses are taught in collaboration with Buck Pavoni, a licensed counselor, and Jordan Zimmerman, a youth counselor.
In-person rites of passage are (hopefully) coming this summer.
All multi-week courses include:
An introductory packet and weekly content
A group opening and closing circle
Built in group and partner support with a live weekly circle and alchemical/transformational partner option
A complimentary 30 minute session with Heather
An emergent/emergency 30 minute session with Heather in the 12 week and 2 in 24 week course
A paid option for more sessions (111 for an hour with reduced rate packages)
Creative resource guide with suggested reading, viewing, and creating
A platform to share art and experiences as well as discussion
An internal mechanism for "homework," tracking, and certification
A community internal social media hub (not Facebook)
Live creativity labs to demonstrate art techniques from drawing to calligraphy and painting
Alchemical labs for personal transformation (experiential exercises)
Exploration of depth psychological concepts and principles—from archetypes to mythology
Video sessions on yoga, forest bathing, active imagination, and more
Each class will have a weekly live zoom meeting along with written, audio, and video content (unless noted otherwise). Recordings will be available for those who miss class (other than class discussions of a personal nature), and archived to give you ongoing access. A private social media portal will provide intimate class communication and connection.
Why Follow the Soul? The Soul Knows the Way.
Why Create Art? The Soul Speaks in Images.
This is an Invaluable form of Individuation or Liberation.
It is a transformation of the Soul that frees you from suffering to free others.
This path defies description. Jung said, “pictures do produce effects which, I must admit, are rather difficult to describe. When a patient has seen once or twice how he is freed from a wretched state of mind by working at a symbolical picture, he will thenceforward turn to this means of release whenever things go badly with him. In this way something invaluable is won, namely a growth of independence, a step towards psychological maturity. The patient can make himself creatively independent by this method –if I may call it such. He is no longer dependent on his dreams or on his doctor’s knowledge, but can give form to his own inner experience by painting it." This is the magical value of art and the soul's power to transform. It is an experience that I have born witness to in my own process and those who have journeyed with me. It is a path defies words and must be experienced.
Outcomes of Your Journey.
This path takes you to different places, resulting in different outcomes. This may mean a deeper or new relationship with a partner, a job and the world, but it always begins with a deeper understanding of yourself and your soul. Beyond all else, this journey represents a union with the soul. It is a way of embracing and uniting with the soul. On this path you will:
find your Soul +Center +Purpose +Passion +Potential
In following in the creative steps of the soul you will decrease anxiety, fear and depression through hope, love and compassion.
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." Vincent Van Gogh
"It is not to be thought; it is to be viewed. It is a painting." C. G. Jung of his soul