June 9 - 14, 2013
Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia
Tuition $495 ($525 after May 17) *
20 CE's (CE hours through Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia)**
Presenters: Susanne Fincher & Marilyn Clark
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Mandalas are ancient circular designs that have psychological significance for modern people. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung saw mandalas as symbols of the urge to fulfill your potential to become a whole person.
The mandalas you create are messages between the unconscious parts of yourself (outside your awareness) and that part of yourself you call "I". This MANDALA INTENSIVE gives you the tools you need to integrate mandalas into your work as a helping professional and to use mandalas for your own personal growth and spiritual enrichment.
The setting for ENTERING THE CIRCLE:A MANDALA INTENSIVE is Plum Blossom Studio, an airy work space set in a shady, Japanese inspired garden near Decatur's trendy downtown area. In this lovely woodland setting, soothed by the sounds of a nearby waterfall you will have opportunities to explore the Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of the Mandala through art, journaling, and meditation.
Each stage has typical mandalas and special lessons for healing and for understanding the cyclical nature of life. Using a variety of media, you will create and interpret your own mandalas for each stage.
Susanne and Marilyn will speak on the history and psychological significance of mandalas and the meaning of color and form in mandalas. Case study presentations will demonstrate the meaning in mandalas.
Participants gather by
the medicine wheel
on the summer solstice.
To deepen your experience Marilyn and Susanne will provide carefully selected musical background that evokes the 12 archetypal stages being explored. Susanne and Marilyn will also share mandala rituals around a Native American medicine wheel in observance of the Summer Solstice.
Free time can be spent in the studio; walking the quiet woodland trails of Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve (less than a mile from Plum Blossom); visiting the shops, galleries, and eateries in Decatur or Virginia-Highlands; or enjoying the nearby Carlos Museum of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, or Fernbank Museum of Natural History with its amazing dinosaur exhibit and IMAX theatre.
Susanne and Marilyn
Susanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with almost 30 years experience. She is an internationally known authority on the mandala. Her book Creating Mandalas, translated into many languages, has been hailed as "a classic."
Marilyn Clark LCPC, is a psychotherapist with a specialty in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. She is an exceptional workshop leader and trainer who has worked with people throughout the United States and Europe. Marilyn studied with Joan Kellogg in the use of the mandala as a projective technique and has co-led mandala workshops with Susanne for Journey Into Wholeness and other groups.
To reserve your space send $100 deposit to
Susanne F. Fincher
2311 Ava Place
Decatur, GA 30033
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$495 ($525 if paid after May 17)*
Cancellation Policy: Full refund given before May 31, 50% refund June 1 - 10, no refund after June 10. $50 processing fee deducted from all refunds. In the event presenters must cancel the Mandala Intensive, any fees paid will be applied to tuition for the next Mandala Intensive, unless participant requests other arrangements in writing.
* Lodging, meals, and transportation are not included.
**$25 processing charge for CE's
(See also our Mandala Certificate Program)