Elders & Dreams Speak Public Talk with Anne MacDougall
March 8, 2017: 7 - 9 pm
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
Because in that voice or vision, in that moment,
You may find your courage, to listen to and follow your true nature.”
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
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.