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Calendar 2019

Upcoming events:

May, 2019

GIM III Music & the Psyche and GIM III Supervision, May 2 - 6, 2019

What:
Music & the Psyche: This seminar gives an in-depth exploration of the unique function of music as the center point of the Bonny Method and GIM process. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the GIM guide’s knowledge and understanding of the GIM music programs. Content includes: fundamental elements of music; conscious listening; musical vocabulary, styles and periods; structure and analysis of musical compositions in GIM programs; how music functions as therapist and transformer; and the relationship between the GIM guide and music.

Supervision: This seminar focuses on strengthening proficiency in all aspects of the individual GIM session. Close supervision is offered through observation and feedback sessions. Content includes: skill development in pre-session interview; matching intention with music choice; advanced guiding interventions, physical interventions; and post-session processing.

Cost:
$600 class fee plus $400 room and board, for a total of $1,000.

When:
May 2-6, 2019, Thursday - Monday.

Where: 
Reedville, VA

How to Register:
Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

Once you have registered you can pay online using Paypal, below. You can either pay for the training and room and board all at one time, or use the form to pay in installments.

Questions? Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

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Living in Relationship:  An Indigenous Worldview, May 18, 2019

What:
Embedded in the language of the Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes is a world view that is quite unlike the worldview of the dominant culture. It is a world where plants and animals have the same standing as human beings. It is a world in which we can communicate with each other. It is a world of relationship. Topics to be discussed include storytelling, tobacco offerings, lessons from the Ojibwe language, Native American protocols, the history of the Ojibwe peoples, etc. We will conclude the day with a pipe ceremony. Please join me in an exploration of an indigenous way of being.

Lena Welker is a metis woman of Ojibwe descent. She is a first degree member of the Ojibwe Midewiwin and the owner of Medicine Lake Herbals specializing in energetic herbalism. She also teaches with her husband David at their Blue Heron Outdoor School.

Cost: $100

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9 AM - 2 PM, light lunch provided

Where: Barb Davis’ home, 11055 Old Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059

How to Register:
Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404. You can pay via check made out to Barb Davis or Turning Point, or pay online using Paypal, below.

July, 2019

GIM Level II, July 28 - Aug. 4, 2019

What:
This is a seven-day intensive residential training with an emphasis on how to guide within the non-ordinary state and develop proficiency in the skillful use of music. Content includes: the art and skill of guiding interventions; setting the intention for the session; assessing client’s readiness; levels of imagery experience; working with expanded mind states; advanced music programs; and creative processing techniques, including mandalas. Completion of Level II and application are required for acceptance to Level III.

Cost:
Early bird discount:
Pay $450 deposit by May 28: $975 training and $450 board, total $1,425

Full price:
After May 28: $1,075 training and $450 board, total $1,525

When: July 28 - Aug. 4, 2019, Sunday - Sunday.

Where: Near Richmond, VA

How to Register:
Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

Once you have registered you can pay online using Paypal, below. You can either pay for the training and room and board all at one time, or use the form to pay in installments.

Questions? Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

Early bird pricing (until May 28)

October, 2019

GIM III Transpersonal, Oct. 17-21, 2019

What:
Spiritual & Transpersonal: Five-day module explores expanded states of awareness and the unique potential and place of music from this perspective. Transpersonal themes are explored as they emerge through GIM. Content includes: transpersonal theories of Jung, Wilber, Grof and others; transpersonal and spiritual dimensions of being; music in the expanded state; the mystical and the sacred; healing and GIM; and rituals and rites of passage.

Cost: $600 class fee plus $400 room and board, for a total of $1,000.

When: Oct. 17-21, Thursday - Monday.

Where: Reedville, VA

How to Register:
Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

Once you have registered you can pay online using Paypal, below. You can either pay for the training and room and board all at one time, or use the form to pay in installments.

Questions? Contact Barb Davis at barb@turningpointcommunity.com or (804) 339-2404.

Payment Options