The Rose that Blooms in the Fire: The Journey through Suffering to a Life of Meaning and Purpose
April 9, 2019
An evening presented by
"Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift."
― Mary Oliver, Thirst
Our losses, traumas, betrayals, and fears can destroy us, define us, or develop us. They can also transform us. How do we move from collapse, resignation, defeat, blaming and bitterness to an expanded sense of self? How do we learn to honor and respect our vulnerability, anger and grief from a place of self-compassion and personal responsibility? How can we find the courage and the curiosity to discover the treasures, both known and unknown, from the depths of our suffering? These are all questions for us as individuals and as a planetary community. We need each other to inspire healing and hope for a better life and a better world.
We invite you to an evening of storytelling, myth, poetry, inner work, dialogue and community as we explore the winding path that leads from suffering to the fire of transformation and a life worth living.
Theresa Holleran L.C.S.W is a Depth Psychotherapist, teacher, and facilitator with over 45 years of experience. She has taught graduate courses in Transpersonal Psychology, Eco-psychology, and Process Work, and has co-created national and international retreats and sacred journeys in both urban and wilderness settings on themes of embodied healing and transformation, suffering, wisdom and resilience, and the Sacred Inner Marriage. She currently works with individuals, relationships, groups and communities in her private group practice at Mountain Lotus Counseling in Salt Lake City. Her work is predicated on knowing that each person has an inherent destiny that can be revealed through the exploration of the unconscious and its effects on consciousness and that personal individuation is directly tied to the fate of our planet.
Tuesday, April 9 • Presentation
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: University of Utah, A. Ray Olpin Union Building • Saltair Room 200 S Central Campus Dr.
Free Event: 1 CEU for $10.00