At SQC, conversation refers to an engagement with all things around us and all that we encounter within and without – it is not simply a verbal exchange between two humans, but rather, a deep engagement with the layers of the Self, and equally, a deep engagement with the animate world.
Two primary categories of conversation with which we work are:
Wild Conversations refers to offerings designed to engage in Self-healing and wholeness practices. Particular focus is placed on exploring the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of innate human wholeness – and equally, the four sets of fragmented or wounded parts that form during childhood. These conversations are directed at cultivating the four facets of the Self and discovering the gifts in our wounded parts.
Soulful Conversations refers to practices that focus on the descent to soul and the deeper layers beneath consciousness. These conversations involve introductions to and deepening with Soulcraft™ practices designed for tracking traces of soul and the way(s) one’s soul journey unfolds. In soulful conversations, focus is placed on images, symbols and other signs that lay within the unconscious - with the aim to gain insight into one's truest gifts and purpose.
Program and Mentorship Offerings
All of our work – individual or group – is directed towards deep immersion in Wild and Soulful Conversations. In support of this, we offer a variety of program formats to meet the needs of many:
- 2-hour workshop sessions
- Half-day and one-day workshops
- Weekend retreats and 5-day intensives that allow for deeper immersion.
Mentorship - individual sessions for those called to deepen their engagement with soul and to further the transformation process prior to and following group programs. We have found that the combination of programming and mentorship is invaluable in helping participants become empowered to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
The Deeper Secret of Self-Transformation
April 26 - April 28, 2019
Location: Pure Awareness Yoga & Retreats Center - 463060 Range Rd 32, Winfield, Alberta
Time: 3PM (April 26) - 12PM (April 28)
Description: a dynamic weekend workshop as we explore the deeper secrets of self-transformation. We will help you to identify and break away from patterns that no longer serve you - the "old story" of your life - and begin creating a "new story" that reflects a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.
We will use a variety of practices including guided imagery, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based connection, experiential activities on the land, and creative expression to support our work. This weekend workshop is designed to help you lean in to the process of change and shift your thoughts and behaviours that have held you back – and clear the way for new life-affirming ways to come alive. Overcoming barriers, cultivating healing and wholeness, creating a vision for a new beginning, establishing priorities and making good choices, and creating a plan of action will further animate our time together.
Our weekend adventure will take place at Pure Awareness, a beautiful retreat center with over 4km of groomed trail through forest and grassy hills, and a variety of cabins for our comfort. Located one hour outside of Edmonton - close enough for quick travel, and far enough to truly get away and discover one's Self. Visit pureawareness.ca for further details on the venue and amenities.
Space is limited to 12, so reserve your spot soon!
The Secrets of Self-Transformation: Integrating A New Story Of Your Life
June 15, 2019
Location: Earthspring Sanctuary Retreat Centre, Vancouver Island
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Description: a one-day workshop as we explore the deeper secrets of self-transformation. We will help you to identify and break away from patterns or ways of being that no longer serve you - the "old story" of your life - and begin integrating a "new story" that reflects your whole Self, meaning and purpose, and connection to Earth and community.
We will use a variety of Soulcraft practices including guided imagery, council, nature-based connection, experiential activities on the land, and artistic expression to support our work. This workshop is designed to help you lean in to the process of change and shift your thoughts and behaviours that have held you back – and clear the way for new life-affirming ways to come alive and live yourself more fully and authentically in the world. Overcoming barriers, cultivating healing and wholeness, fostering a vision for a new beginning, and creating a plan of action to integrate your new story will further animate our time together.
We will be gathering at a private nature reserve, Earthspring Sanctuary Retreat Centre - a beautiful space for us to celebrate our connection with Earth and dive deeper into our interior landscapes. Rob and Jessica work as a Soulcentric Life Coach and Registered Psychologist, respectively. Having trained with the Animas Valley Institute, they bring years of nature-based guiding and experience with Self and Soul discovery to their work, as well as a keen sense of how to apply what is learned of Self and purpose to the challenges and opportunities of everyday work and life.
Tending Our Inner Fire: Living the Edges of Self and Soul in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia
August 21 - August 25, 2019
Location: Backcountry camping in Vowell Creek Valley in the Purcell Mountains
Time: 2PM (August 21) - 12PM (August 25)
Description: a 5-day, backcountry Self and Soul discovery adventure in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.
Exploration of Self and Soul - inner work - is enhanced when we leave our “day world” lives behind and venture into the wild. It is in these places that we often feel, hear, and remember the expressions of our deepest longings – where we can truly encounter unexplored aspects of our ways of being, meaning, and identities. In our adventures, we will have the space to lean into some of your deeper life questions, shift patterns that have held you back, and step into new life-affirming ways of being in the world. The land and beings around us are powerful teachers, and this will be further deepened by several practices that will reveal the mysteries of Self and Soul, including the art of council, deep imagery, dreamwork, self-designed ceremony, talking across the species boundaries.
During our time together, we will blend physical exploration with inner work to uncover new possibilities for showing up differently in our lives. The program will take place in the Vowell Creek Valley, deep in the heart of the Purcell Mountains. Vowell Creek lies on the North edge of the Bugaboos and carries the meltwaters from the Conrad Icefield to the Columbia River. We will use zip lines and the via ferrata as we hike alongside waterfalls and the Conrad Icefield. It is here, cradled by peaks, tarns, glaciers and soaring vistas that we will gather for 5 extraordinary days.
This program offers the opportunity to explore the limits of your physical and psychospiritual potential in a safe and supported environment. This program will be guided each step of the way by Jessica Rosin, Registered Psychologist and Nature Based Soul Guide, and Bruce Howatt, Nature Based Soul Guide and IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide.
Join us as we weave soulful community through a monthly council. We facilitate practices that are ancient, experiential, and kinesthetic with the intention of fostering connection to the whole Self, Spirit, Soul, to community, and to the Earth. You are invited to discover, experience, and share your deepest meaning in a safe, supportive community.
In these monthly gatherings you will be encouraged and supported to sink into “deep time”, the mysterious current that pulses beneath the surface of our everyday lives. This space is offered to all those feeling called to:
- Connect with Spirit and Soul-Centered community
- Speak from heart and soul
- Deepen relationship with Earth and Others
- Acknowledge and celebrate the transformational cycles that bring endings and new beginnings
- Find stillness and turn inward – as we connect outward
- Explore practices that support deepening into Self, Spirit, Soul
Each month we will explore a chosen topic, designed to support our connecting further with community, Earth, Self and Soul. There will be a potluck of appetizers/desserts following the council. Please bring an offering (even if small) for us to share.
Donations accepted ($20.00 recommended). It can be paid in advance via Paypal at Me/soulquestcanada
Contact Jessica, jessica@soulquestcanada,ca for more information, and for details on the month's council date and theme.