Elders & Dreams Speaker Series - "Apprenticing to Life" - 03/08/2017

  • Presented By: All Things Soul! - A Jung Outpost
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Anne MacDougall - Gestalt therapist, teacher, elder
  • Topic Area: Individual Growth and Development, Spirituality & Faith

  • Start Date: 03/08/2017
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Daily Schedule: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Registration Deadline: Register by March 7, 2017 - see below for more details

  • Location: please call for information London, Ontario, N6C 2E7
  • Fee Info: $25 per person. 15 spaces only.
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals, General Public, Other (see description)

  • Contact Information: Registration with Helen Butlin at 519-933-5239 or email: helen@helenbutlin.com. Tickets are $25, payment with registration by e-transfer or cheque by March 7, 2017.

Elders & Dreams Speak Public Talk with Anne MacDougall

March 8, 2017:  7 - 9 pm
"Apprenticing to Life"

“The only way I can make sense of my life, is to pass my story on to you
In hopes that a thought, a word, a feeling, an image will catch your attention.
And in that precious moment of paying close attention to yourself
You will get a glimpse of your potential and magnificence
A faint stirring of interest in your real self.
And I urge you to pay attention to that glimpse
No matter how small, insignificant or difficult it may seem, nor how distant or removed
Because in that voice or vision, in that moment,
You may find your courage, to listen to and follow your true nature.”

This is an excerpt from a piece I wrote 25 years ago that later become a dance performance piece in London’s Fringe Festival. Intuitively I titled the piece The Apprentice and only two weeks ago did I come to understand what I meant. Perhaps my sharing will spark an interest in your own apprenticeship to your own life.


About Anne MacDougall

Anne was a modern dancer who left the performance and technical aspects of dance to explore the internal felt sense of the body and how that knowledge informs our unique creative expression into the world. Her life and work have been a deep inquiry into belonging and connection through professional training, life experience and horses. Teachers in dance, Gestalt Therapy, the expressive arts, Continuum and Continuum Montage, Shamanism, mediation, conflict resolution and natural horsemanship have informed and inspired her life and work. Learning to live after almost dying has been her greatest teacher. Hence, she believes that our life stories must be met with imagination, creativity and kindness.  She has facilitated groups for over 25 years in personal growth, conflict resolution and the expressive healing arts. She now focuses her work on the expressive healing arts and horses as teachers.