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A New Year Visioning Workshop with Dr. Dina Glouberman

Workshop Details  The month of January is usually full of hopes, dreams and resolutions for...

Last updated 3 May 2024

Workshop Details 

The month of January is usually full of hopes, dreams and resolutions for the New Year. Yet hopes, dreams and resolutions are often not he best way to see what will work for us and don’t always help us get where we really want to go.

One of the best ways I know is to go forward a year or five years, and vision two possible futures, one in which you feel great because you’ve honoured your true self, and one in which you feel awful because you’ve abandoned, neglected or forgotten your true self. Then you look back and see how you got to these two futures, and decide which path you want to take and commit to it.

This is not a crystal ball to see what the future holds externally, but rather a way to locate the attitudes you need to get to your best possible personal way of being in the world. In general, most people find that the way to the negative future is just same-old same-old doing what you’ve always done, and the one to the positive future requires that you ”up your game.” It is surprising how strong the pull can be to the negative seemingly safer future! No wonder we sometimes end up exactly where we didn’t intend to go.

This visioning exercise is ideal for you and/or for clients to find the way forward in terms of personal and spiritual development, in terms of effectiveness in the world, and of course, for the sake of the pure joy it can bring.

Let me share a personal story. During the first coronavirus lockdown in Spring 2020, I was finding it hard to focus on anything, to make any plans for the future, or even follow through with the projects I already had. I suppose we were all in shock.

I decided to do this visioning exercise and to put myself forward a year and see a positive and negative future. I began with travelling to the unhappy future. I was flooded with painful feelings.

I found myself almost unable to breathe, full of shame about how I had spent the year. What was the shame about? That I had done nothing, achieved nothing, created nothing.

Then I travelled to the positive future. Warm feelings of happiness and contentment flowed in. What was at the centre of my happiness? It was the manuscript of a book I had written. That book, The ImageWork Handbook (PCCS Books), is about to be launched.

The book is intended to train practitioners in working with the kind of transformational imagery that has been my life’s work. And my own imagery exercise helped make it happen.

Course Content

A New Year Visioning Workshop with Dr. Dina Glouberman

Presenter

Dr. Dina Glouberman

Dr. Dina Glouberman is the visionary Co-Founder of Skyros Holistic Holidays on the Greek island of Skyros, and author of the classic books Life Choices, Life Changes; The Joy of Burnout; You are What You Imagine; Into the Woods and Out Again; and most recently, ImageWork: The Complete Guide to Working with Transformational Imagery. Dr Martin Rossman, leading imagery author in the USA, has said about ImageWork, “In my 50 years in the field, this is the best book I have read about working with imagery for healing, creativity and personal transformation. A landmark book—I shall be studying it.”

Dr. Glouberman is also the founder of the Aurora Centre for ImageWork in Puglia, Italy, and a course leader on the Faculty of the MA(Clinical) in Psychotherapy of the Tivoli Institute in Dublin. She is an internationally known psychotherapist, coach, consultant, and pioneering specialist in burnout and in imagery.

www.skyros.com