One Wild and Precious Life course

A journey of creative and spiritual recovery (based on The Artist’s Way and poetry readings)

The poet, Mary Oliver, asks the profound question, “Tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” To which Rumi has a very compelling answer: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”.

If you want to be drawn into a richer, more fulfilling life, join me on this 12-Week Online course to answer the call of your own soul to living more fully your one wild and precious life!

Description of the Course:

I have developed this online course using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as the guiding textbook, which is a spiritual exploration aimed at freeing people’s emergent energy to live a fuller, blossoming life. The poetry of Mary Oliver, Rumi, David Whyte, John O’Donohue and many others will also be woven into the content to aid in our reflective journey into spiritual and creative recovery. The course will focus on lives being transformed by blocks being dissolved, collectively joining a reflective process, initiated, and practiced through creativity within a non-judgmental, supportive environment. The reassuring thing about this course is that is it for ANYONE …. Not designated commercial artists… because it is based on the paradigm that we are all created to be creative. In doing this course you will tap into your deep emergent energy that has remained latent, hidden like a shy animal, until it feels safely welcomed to crawl into the open spaces of your heart and dance!

You could easily sign up for Julia Cameron’s online The Artist Way course, but you would be missing so many layers of connection with fellow travellers on a similar journey of self-exploration and flourishing, in the sacred circle of trust created by this 12 week online offering. You could even just commit to doing the course by yourself straight from the book but find it hard to keep up the commitment and momentum along the journey. The difference with this online offering, is that it will be facilitated by a trained therapist who has had many years of experience helping people reach their potential, exploring what layers of the inner critic are impeding deep growth and flourishing.

The topics we will cover include:
Week 1 Recovering a Sense of Safety
Week 2 Recovering a Sense of Identity
Week 3 Recovering a Sense of Power
Week 4 Recovering a Sense of Integrity
Week 5 Recovering a Sense of Possibility
Week 6 Recovering a Sense of Abundance
Week 7 Recovering a Sense of Connection
Week 8 Recovering a Sense of Strength
Week 9 Recovering a Sense of Compassion
Week 10 Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection
Week 11 Recovering a Sense of Autonomy
Week 12 Recovering a Sense of Faith

Dates: Sept 14th – Nov 30th 2022
Time: Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm (Auckland, New Zealand time zone)
Cost: $240 (+GST) for facilitation of the course (plus the cost of purchasing the book online: The Artist’s way by Julia Cameron, and the cost of a journal for your Daily Pages and art material)

All sessions will be conducted on ZOOM with course material emailed out for each session (power point slides, poems, homework exercises and reflections).

The course will involve you doing daily Morning Pages and weekly Artist dates as well as reading the course book: Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way 

Spaces are limited so if you don’t get on this course your name will be put on a waiting list and you will be offered a space if someone pulls out or priority will be given to you to register for the next course.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND ALL 12 SESSIONS AS PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO CAN MAKE THIS COMMITMENT

Email me today to register for this very popular course  therapy@ruthmcconnell.com

Registrations close on August 29th but spaces fill up fast so contact me asap!