The Well

Explore the Mysteries of Nature and Soul

The Well is for adults interested in building a stronger relationship with the mystery within and around them. Inspired by Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, the program offers an exploration of the Self as a unique expression of the universal patterns of nature. Within each person there are profound resources, hidden potentials and depths that we might not even know exist until we discover how to access them, cultivate their powers, and eventually integrate them into our lives.

Guided by the framework laid out in this book, we will cultivate the healthy facets of the Self, and also work with sets of fragmented subpersonalities that form during childhood. Rather than trying to eliminate these aspects, we’ll cultivate the healthy facets of our wholeness, strengthening our resources to fully embody our life-story, and commit ourselves to the largest, soul-infused conversation we’re capable of having with the world.

Ultimately, The Well invites us into a deeper relationship with Soul and Mystery.

The Well Threshold Workshop

This 3-hour workshop introduces participants to the purpose and practice of depth-work. This is a stand-alone experience, and also provides participants an opportunity to discern whether continuing with this work in The Well is right at this time. Through this experiential workshop, participants will have a better sense of the personal work that lies ahead. This workshop is offered in person and is a prerequisite to the 9-week Well program.

 

The Well 9-Week Program

The Well is for people looking for a deeper, more consistent soul-centered work. In this program we build the courage and skills needed to explore our wholeness and authentically offer our gifts to the world. We’ll meet weekly over the course of more than 2 months to study the landscape of the psyche through a variety of practices, including creative expression, ritual, wandering on the land, group work, movement, voice dialogue, writing, and deep imagery work.

In addition to the weekly group time, each Well participant will have a Springhouse mentor with whom they can meet every other week to explore their individual experience more deeply. The Well Threshold Workshop is a prerequisite to participating in this 9-week program.

Fall 2021 Program Dates: Thursdays, 6-8PM 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2

Winter/Spring 2022 Program Dates: Thursdays, 6-8PM 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7