Caring for the Soul is pleased to offer two programs in 2017

Sandplay in Switzerland
A Two-Week Training Intensive

June 17 – July 1, 2017


High Swiss Alps

Join us for an opportunity to study and work in depth with Sandplay, imagery, body presence, and your own creative process. Travel to Switzerland, stay in a lovely, countryside conference center surrounded by the Swiss Alps, and live for two weeks with international master teachers and a community of like-minded souls.

This unique intensive is for those interested in Jung’s understanding of the psyche, who want to deepen their understanding of Sandplay Therapy, and would like an opportunity to work with embodied consciousness as developed by Marion Woodman.

This program offers solid Sandplay training combined with complementary experiential work with art and body awareness. The program iincludes in-depth Sandplay case presentations by faculty; small group and individual consultation/supervision; art workshops; and Interior Rhythms, bodysoul work with dreams, body awareness, creative expression, and ritual. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln is nearby, and there will be opportunities to visit and explore her meaning. An optional trip to Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Mountains, is also offered to experience the glory of the Swiss Alps.

For more details, see Sandplay in Switzerland.

A Pre-Conference Workshop, In the Footsteps of C.G. Jung – An Introduction to Zurich and Switzerland is offered June 14-17, 2017. We will explore the place where Sandplay and Jungian psychology took root, see some of the most interesting sites in Zurich, enjoy the natural beauty of the region, and adjust to the time and place. Highly recommended! For more information, see Pre-Conference Workshop.


In Search of the Black Madonna
Encounters with the Divine Feminine

A Pilgrimage to Northern Spain

May 14 – 27, 2017 – FULL
September 17 – 30, 2017 – Open for enrollment!

The Black Madonna of Montserrat

This program is a special opportunity to study, visit, experience, and work with the energies of the Black Madonna as she re-emerges in our time. This 14-day pilgrimage will include some of the oldest and most interesting sites in northern Spain, some famous, some lesser known. After meeting in Barcelona, we will go to Montserrat and Zaragoza before exploring more special places throughout Catalonia. While in the Pyrenees we will seek out the madonnas of the mountains. We’ll spend our last two days on the Costa Brava to integrate the energies we will experience in this series of encounters with the divine feminine.

The program is offered twice with the same itinerary and fees. The May dates have filled; we welcome your interest in the September trip.

The journey will be enriched with history, legends, and exploration of the presence and symbolic meaning of the Black Madonnas in their varying manifestations. Connections with pre-Christian goddesses and the Great Mother of pre-history will be mined for meaning. We bring a Jungian perspective to our inquiry. Group sessions will deepen our experience through reflection, discussion, body awareness, creative expression, and ritual.

We will see the beauty of the area as we travel through the countryside, staying in lovely Spanish hotels and enjoying the great food of the region. The pace will be unhurried with time to experience the atmosphere of the sacred sites.

For more information see Black Madonna Pilgrimages.

Caring for the Soul offers unique, educational programs that explore the convergence of psychology and spirituality, body and soul, personal and professional development, inner and outer worlds. We offer intense learning and experiential opportunities that enhance professional skills and open new doorways to consciousness and new ways of being. Join us for education, training, discovery, retreat, pilgrimage.