With Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton
November 11-13th 2016
The Ammerdown Centre, Radstock,BA3SW,UK

“We come of age as masks / Our true face never speaks.” Rilke

Marian and Wendy invite you to come and create a clay mask at Samhain, the time of year when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring.

We meet the Cailleach at the threshold of Winter in working with the damp, dark, clay – learning to trust our impulses, listening to our dream images, feeling our senses engage with the prima materia of the raw clay. The mask begins to reveal herself and we begin to relate to the mask energy, the hidden face of the feminine.



Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our bodies to see how our energy is moving and resonating at this time in the year’s cycle. The body work will prepare us to meet a body of “matter”- the clay and to make contact with the Cailleach energy.

BodyDreamingConsciousness™ is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported, the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

Come to the Ammerdown Samhain workshop to discover the mask that will take you into Winter, be your guide and companion in the times of descent and incubation.

Marian DunleaMarian Dunlea is a Jungian analyst from Ireland and core faculty member of the Marion Woodman Foundation. She is in the process of completing her book on BodyDreaming Consciousness™, her innovative approach to working with the interface between psyche and soma. Her trainings in psychotherapy include Jungian Analytical Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy and Infant Observation. She facilitates groups internationally.


Wendy BrathertonWendy Bratherton is a Jungian analyst and supervisor, who integrates BodySoul work and Craniosacral Therapy into her practice. She has facilitated Infant Observation Seminars for 18 years, for the Society of Analytical Psychology in London. She has trained in trauma work with Babette Rosthschild. Previously she taught Ceramics.



For further details please contact Ana Kirby at: bodydreaming [at] gmail [dot] com

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