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My Town EGR: A way through life's transitions
My Town EGR: A way through life's transitions

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--Find the transitional places in your spiritual and physical life abd step through and move on in peace during Level I and Level II of the Walstrom series,  beginning in March.

Back by popular demand, Domnican Center at Marywood is repeating Mark Walstrom's popular program, "A Way: Out, Through, and Into". In addition, Walstrom is adding the Level II stage class, "A Way Through". If you are struggling to move through challenging changes in your life, you may find what you need in one of these courses.  All are welcome. Register through the links below or by phone at (616) 514-3325, and we hope to see you soon.

Facilitator: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director

Weekly on Tuesdays: March 11 - April 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Has your life felt mechanical, monotonous or empty? Have you been trying various forms of self-improvement or spiritual practices but haven’t noticed any lasting progress? "A Way: Out, Through, and Into" is an eight session, psycho-spiritual program that offers participants a simple, yet life-changing, process for moving out of limiting, painful ways of living and into more natural, authentic, transparent, and enlivening ways of being. The course draws on the inspiration and guidance of the great sages throughout history who know this path intimately and many of our contemporary spiritual teachers who know how to walk this path and navigate the challenging landscape of our current times (Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Mark Nepo). Through integrating psychology and spirituality we open up to a whole new way of being where we discover our deepest callings and true gifts. Cost: $300.00. * CFD: Methodology. Get more information by calling the DCM front desk at 616.514.3325; or to go directly to online registration HERE .

Facilitator: Mark Walstrom, Pshchotherapist and Spiritual Director
Weekly on Mondays: March 17 - May 5, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

After completion of Level I, participants have various group options to choose from to enter more consciously and intentionally into the transformative process that was learned in Level I. This stage of the journey is known as liminal space…the "in-between" space….or the place of transition. It is when we have left the familiar, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else (a.k.a. the dark night of the soul, the desert sojourn, the geography of nowhere). Trained facilitators who are sensitive to this difficult and challenging part of the journey guide participants through "entry point" experiences that center, engage and integrate mind, body and heart while allowing one’s life to unfold and evolve naturally (to "locate" oneself) in the midst of uncertainty. There is no completion of Level II but participants have the opportunity to go deeper into the process if they desire in an upcoming Level III. Cost: $175.00. Note: completion of Level I is a prerequisite to start Level II. Get more information by calling the DCM front desk at 616.514.3325; or to go directly to online registration HERE .

Mark Walstrom has been a psychotherapist for 25 years. He also completed a graduate certificate program in Holistic Health Care and is certified as a Spiritual Director. Since 1987 Mark has given particular attention in his work to exploring the interface between psychological and spiritual development with a special interest in the Enneagram, Christian Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. He also hosted and co-produced "Ideas That Matter:The Fetzer Dialogues", an NPR audio series focused on the themes of consciousness, spirituality and global transformation. For further information you may visit Mark's web site at www.markwalstrom.com. Mark is the founder of Community Circle, a monthly public dialogue group focused on personal and social transformation; and also the co-founder of Chrysalis Community, a non-profit organization that offers retreats for people with life-threatening illness. Equally important is that he continue to consciously engage in the growth and transformation of his own personal life. (See map at right for directions to free parking on the beautiful campus of Domincan Center at Marywood.)

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