January 2019 newsletter

January 2019 newsletter

December 24, 2018

Dear Friends,


Our Winter terms opens with a variety of courses on a variety of times, Wednesday and Thursday nights, and Saturday afternoons. I hope you can join us for some or all of them.

Please note that I shall be on a retreat from Dec 26th through Jan. 1st, but the answering machine and our email () will take any registrations, and I shall confirm all calls and emails, so you will be sure I got you signed up.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a fun-filled New Year.




Women’s Health and Healing, Thursdays, 1/3,2/7 & 3/7; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $90; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

Jung’s brand of psychology is especially popular with women, and many Jungian analysts are women. In this course we read nine books written by women analysts focused on the ways Jung’s psychology addresses the lives of women and their challenges. All the books for the course are provided to participants. Our January book is World Weary Woman by Cara Barker; for February, The Sacred Prostitute, by Nancy Qualls-Corbet; and for March, Conscious Femininity by Marion Woodman; 18 CEUs are available for therapists. Contact me to get the books.


Introduction to Meditation, Saturdays, 1/5,12,19,26th; 2-4PM (snow day, 3/2, 2PM); 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

This course provides a basic orientation to one of the most essential practices of the spiritual journey. Called “receptive prayer,” “contemplation,” “sitting,” zazen, and “the art of inner listening,” meditation offers manifold benefits to the spiritual seeker. We consider some of the schools of meditation as we work with over a dozen techniques drawn from Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Tibetan and zen traditions. Because the purpose of the course is to equip students with this most valuable tool, the format is much more experiential than intellectual, although some readings are discussed and a lengthy bibliography is provided. The goal is both to inform and to immerse participants in meditation and to encourage the development of a regular, daily practice. Led by Sue Mehrtens.


Finding Security in a Tumultuous World, Wednesdays, 1/9,16,23,30, 7-9PM (snow day 2/6); 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

How can we feel safe and secure in a world that seems to get “curiouser and curiouser”

(to use Alice’s term as she wandered through wonderland) with every passing day? This experiential workshop addresses this question with over a dozen exercises, techniques and practices to help participants achieve an abiding locus of security. Led by Sue Mehrtens


Introduction to Dream Work, Thursdays, 1/10,17,24,31, 7-9PM (snow day, 2/1); 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

Being offered by popular request, this workshop introduces a wide array of psychological theories that underpin the study of dreams, and explores the methods, experiences, and applications of dream work, drawing upon our historical and cultural heritage. Students are required to maintain a dream journal, and to attempt analysis of their own dreams and those of their classmates. Hands-on experience in dream interpretation is stressed. Led by Sue Mehrtens


The link to our January blog essay is: