Waking to the Rhythm of a New Myth – Nov. 19 – 24, 2017

617 333 Ann Mortifee

November Workshop at Esalen Institute with David Feinstein and Ann Mortifee

“Your personal mythology is the internal guidance system that shapes your journey through a world of bewildering personal and social change,” say David Feinstein and Ann Mortifee. “The more effective your guiding mythology, the better equipped you are to meet the challenges your life presents.”

In this workshop, you will systematically examine your guiding mythology and make deep shifts in areas where it is not serving you. The outcome can be a renewed guiding mythology that is more fitting, more vital, and more spiritually attuned. Informed by contemporary neuroscience as well as ancient spiritual traditions, the workshop integrates a wide variety of procedures, such as guided journeys into the deep imagination, role plays, dreamwork, and the stimulation of acupuncture points for the purpose of shifting neural pathways that support outdated patterns of thought and behavior.
Participants are asked to bring a journal (paper or electronic) and invited to record their dreams prior to the workshop.
Note: While this program involves deep psychological exploration, it is not a substitute for psychotherapy. If you are currently in psychotherapy, or are facing psychiatric challenges, please obtain explicit agreement from a psychotherapist about participating in a workshop that may bring up unresolved emotional issues.
There will be a celebratory Thanksgiving dinner in the Esalen Lodge.


Ann Mortifee is an artist, performer, storyteller, workshop facilitator, and keynote speaker. Her albums, book, concerts, musicals, and musical scores for ballet, opera, film, and TV have generated numerous national and international distinctions.

David Feinstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has served on the Johns Hopkins Medical School faculty. A pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches, his groundbreaking book, Personal Mythology, received the U.S.A. Book News Best Psychology/Mental Health Book Award of 2007. www.EnergyPsychEd.com



Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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