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Wise Art of Art in Spiritual Companionship



Wise Art of Art in Spiritual Companionship

 Four sessions of 90 minutes held fortnightly, beginning Tuesday 23 June 10.00am (AEST)

Join our on line training to get some practical experience in “hearing” the thousand works of an art work. We will discover some of the theory of using art as a scapegoat in soul work. We will do some creative works and then listen to each other in triads or quads. We will engage with a different approach to art in each session.

Mode of offering: zoom; with a min of 6 and max of 12 participants.

Practical: Sessions will have participation and may include triads or quads in small private breakout groups online.

Sessions:  4 sessions of 90 minutes held fortnightly. Participants are encouraged to practice the techniques with other participants between sessions.

Facilitators:  Wise Arts for the Soul team: Kathy Cave with Sally Longley and Dieter Weinand

Cost: $AU89

Precourse requirements: Training in Soul work such as Spiritual Direction and familiarity with triad or quads. Before some sessions  you are required to do an art work – estimated time to do this is an hour. You DO NOT need to be an artist or any “good” at art or drawing.

Dates: Tuesday 23 June 10am (AEST);

Tuesday 7 July 10 am (AEST); 

Tuesday 21 July 10 am (AEST) and

Tuesday 4 August 10 am (AEST)


More info or queries email:  Kathy


More about the offering:

Session 1: Free Association and Interpretation of Art (90 min)

  • The why and what of art in soul work or soul care context
  • How to decide when to use art
  • Create an art work using clay in session
  • Break out rooms: triads around the artwork
  • Feedback and discussion

Session 2: Art combined with focussing techniques. (90 min)

  • Art as discovery and the process of artwork.
  • The why and how of art and focussing
  • Break out rooms: triads around an artwork using focussing
  • Feedback and discussion

Session 3: Uncovering your wise person (90 mins)

  • The why and what of life script
  • Demonstration: Workshop life script using story
  • Discussion

Session 4: Abstract Art (90 min)

  • The why of abstract art
  • Break out rooms: triads around an artwork
  • Feedback and wrap up


Other details:

We expect participants to be familiar with zoom, able to navigate in breakout rooms

We require a min of 6 participants. You will be refunded if we do not have 6 participants.

A max of 12 participants with three facilitators means you get personal feedback.


More about the precourse requirements:

The quad or triads will usually be supervised by one of the Wise Arts of the Soul team.

If you have never worked in triads or quads  or have any questions about how this will work, please email Kathy.

We aim to listen compassionately to ourselves and others.

Before some sessions you are required to do an art work – estimated time to do this is an hour.

Note each of the art works can be done in a shorter time. We suggest an hour so you can be fully

present and allow time for your emotions/ subconscious/ soul to be expressed in the art work. 


Art Materials needed:

Session 1: Around 200g of clay (Can be self-hardening or non-hardening - avaible in kids art section KMart).

Session 2:  Magazines with pictures from which to make a collage plus A3 or A4 cardboard, glue and scissors.

Session 3: Any type of coloured pens/ pencils and sheet of A4 paper.

Session 4:  as for Session 3


More about the Wise Arts for the Soul team

Kathy Cave moved to a career in the art of listening after working in investment markets for 30 years.

After training in spiritual direction, supervision and art therapy, she now offers retreats, and accompanying

people in their journeys as they discover their cherished uniqueness. 


Dr Sally Longley is a spiritual director, retreat leader and author, with experience in dreamwork, theopoetics,

and the role of midrash as creative responses to sacred texts, and the sacred stories of our life.

Her next book, Conversations with Silence, is due to be published by Wipf and Stock, early 2021.


Dieter Weinand is an Executive Coach and business performance facilitator with over 30 years’ experience,

specialising in leadership and organisational development in both South Africa and Australia. 

A trained Spiritual Director and retreat leader, he is currently participating in

the Living School, Centre for Action and Contemplation.


Other courses from the Wise Arts for the Soul team

The Wise art of Virtual Spiritual Companionship/Direction
Series 1 : Three sessions of 60 minutes held weekly; beginning Monday 25 May, 9.30am (AEST)

Series 2: Three sessions of 60 minutes held weekly; beginning Tuesday 26  May, 6.30pm (AEST)


The Wise Art of Dreamwork

Four sessions of 75 mins held weekly beginning Thursday 6 Aug at 9.30 am (AEST)


The Wise Art of Theopoetics and Midrash

Four sessions of 75 mins weekly from 31 Aug at 9:30 am (AEST).