“The Handless Maiden”

This event has been postponed
due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus

BodyDreaming™ Ongoing Professional Development Module

With Marian Dunlea & Sheila Langston

8th – 11th OCTOBER 2020
The Boghill Centre in the Burren, Ireland

BodyDreaming Handless Maiden (Oct 2017)

“Only a girl like this can know
what’s happened to you.
If she were here she would
reach out her arms towards
you now, and touch you
with her absent hands
and you would feel nothing, but you would be
touched all the same.”
Margaret Atwood

“The Handless Maiden offers material for a woman’s entire life process,
and covers a many-years-long journey. It is about women’s initiation through the rite of endurance, meaning to harden, to make sturdy, to make robust, to strengthen. Endurance means we are making something substantial.”
C. Pinkola-Estes

What is it to be a woman today? What is it that is coming into consciousness individually and
collectively at this time of great change? What are the values that we cherish? How do we embody
this new consciousness? How might we find our own robust and sturdy action in a world which is
crying out for the touch of the feminine?

This workshop offers the opportunity to explore these questions through the story “The Handless
Maiden”, as well as through play, embodiment, discussion and BodyDreaming™.

BodyDreaming™ 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 release this blocked energy and be restored to its
inherent organic wisdom. Image and impulse align with greater ease and fluidity and we can feel
the ground of our sensing body interweaving with psyche, recovering our connection with the
living earth in a mutual participation.

Marian DunleaMarian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, Jungian Analyst, Trauma Therapist, Core faculty of the Marion Woodman Foundation, Director and Trainer of the BodySoul Leadership Training Programme in Europe.
She is the Creator of BodyDreaming™, an innovative approach to therapy that integrates somatic perspectives and Jungian analytical psychology. She teaches seminars and workshops internationally and recently published her book BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma , an Embodied Therapeutic Approach.


Sheila LangstonSheila Langston BFA, is presently completing analyst training in Switzerland. She works with individual clients in Vancouver, and leads study groups and dreams groups there. She has taught numerous intensives, workshops and seminars internationally for more than a decade. With creative roots in theatre and dance, Sheila has over 30 years experience as a voice instructor and coach in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Myth and dreams, creativity and the expressions of the soul are the cornerstones of her work and of her life.


Dates: from Thursday October 8th at 3 pm to Sunday October 11th 2020 at 3:30 pm.
Please arrive earlier so that you can have a cup of tea and settle into your room.

Continuous Professional Development: 25 hours CPDs

Location: The Boghill Centre in the Burren, Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland. www.boghill.com

To further information:

All queries and applications to Antoinette at: antoc6137 [at] gmail [dot] com
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(Limited number of bursaries available)

This event has been postponed
due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus