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Upcoming Seminars

The Stories We Tell

April 15 – 18 , 2019
Bishop’s Ranch Healdsburg, CA

There are stories that reside within each of us. Perhaps they come into conversation as an anecdote or are retold around the holiday dinner table. They may be awakened by an image, song, or movie character. Often linked to experiences in the past, they seem to carry within them an indelible “truth” about who we are.

By the third grade, I realized that I was an odd duck.
Or, I came into a big family so I do well in groups.
Or, When my father died, I stopped believing in God.
Or, I am just not a creative person…

What are the stories that have formed our sense of self? How have they influenced us, possibly from behind the scenes? Perhaps we need to hear them through their own voices. Who or what authors our “history”? Do these stories have their own intentions? If so, do those intentions support or stifle the becoming of our true self?

In this seminar we will become our own listeners, allowing the stories to tell their own tales. Welcoming what has become history, we will invite Knowing to unfold itself through reflection, imagining, art, body awareness, and sharing. Through this process, space may be discovered that allows new and different stories, along with their insights, to emerge.

We listen for answers to the question: Who do I think I am?

Leaders: Manuel Costa, M.A. LMFT
Jennifer Morgan Mansfield, M.A.
Patricia Calcagno Stenger, M.A. LMFT
When: Mon, April 15 (dinner) through
Thurs, April 18 (lunch)
Cost: $500.00 plus $50.00 registration
fee. Scholarships available.

For more information about the seminar, contact pstenger@comcast.net

Click here to register.

“New Records”

Would it be possible to transcend the theological and historical approaches to the Jesus story, and in the process, find a new story that creates us while
we ourselves are the story tellers? Perhaps we are the tail-eating serpent as we deconstruct ourselves and re-create ourselves in the midst of our unfolding stories. What new values are emerging in the 21 st century? Are the Records (the study of the historical gospel Jesus for truth relevant to us today)
dead or alive, or are they dead and alive?

In the fall of 2019 (Sept 27 – Oct 6), there will be a “new Records” seminar in which we will undertake such an exploration. Whether you have never been to a Records seminar or have been to many you are invited.

Click here to register.

For information about Four Springs Retreat Center, click here.