Saturday, January 13, 2018

Re-Imagining Psychotherapy for our time



The word "psychotherapy" is made up of two powerful Greek terms: psyche (soul) and therapeia (serve or care for). A perfect English translation is "care of the soul."  Soul is our mysterious depth, our sense of self shrouded in cultural and personal history, profound and sometimes foggy emotions, unexpected desires and fears, our deep narrative that lies beyond the conscious story we tell. Therapy serves and cares for this soul that defines who we are and connects us with people and the world. 


I draw on the world's spiritual traditions to care for the soul and re-define psychotherapy connected to practical philosophy, sacred ritual, and the arts.  This is an important time for us to mature and deepen in our understanding of psyche.



Training in Thomas Moore's Soul-Based Approach
Psychotherapy as Care of the Soul


March 2-4, 2018
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA


For psychotherapists, analysts, counselors, coaches, clergy, and others looking to deepen their work.

In soul-based therapy, we recognize the autonomy of the soul in a person's life and the way the soul works in contrast to conscious, intended behavior. The soul is central to our humanity, intimate connections, spiritual vision, and pleasure-all of which give meaning and purpose to life. When the life of the deep soul is blocked, we suffer.

Soul-based therapy requires an ability to see what is going on beneath the surface. Since the language of the soul is poetic, we must learn to attune to artistic, literary, mythic, and dream imagery. Alchemy, shamanism, and other esoteric systems also provide rich guidance for soul processes.
Specially designed for mental-health professionals, this program with Thomas Moore explores the journey of becoming a soul-sensitive human being, able to guide others in accessing the soul's wisdom. Experience an intense immersion in therapy that zeroes in on the deep narratives and themes playing out in a person's life.
At Kripalu, we will enjoy good food, community, the nearness of nature and support to go deep. 

This program is mainly for practicing counselors, therapists, and other healers, but students of the therapeutic arts and yoga teachers may also be interested.


 





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Book Offer, Free Events, Workshops





Free Book Tour Events

New York, NY 10/11 - 7:30pm, Marble Collegiate Church, 276 Fifth Ave
South Hadley, MA 10/12, Odyssey Bookshop, offsite
Sebastopol, CA 10/14 - 7pm, Copperfield's Books
Pasadena, CA 10/15 - 3pm, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd
Claremont, CA 10/15 - 7pm, Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Road
Tempe, AZ 10/17 - 7pm, Changing Hands, Tempe, 6428 S McClintock Dr.
Portsmouth, NH 10/23 - 6:30pm, Riverrun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street
Manchester, VT 11/10 - 6pm, Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street


Cultivating Soul: A Day with

Thomas Moore to Benefit the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
October 27 in Glen Ellyn
October 28 in Downtown Chicago
10am-4pm (5 CEs)

Thomas Moore will speak about the themes of his new book, Ageless Soul, and engage in conversation with attendees and analysts.
Ageless soul offers positive and inspiring guidance for becoming a full person as time goes by. Since we are all aging, it is for anyone who has ever thought about getting older. In the afternoon, we will turn our attention to Caring for, and Living from the Soul in Times of change and upheaval - again with a combination of lecture and conversation.

Ageless Soul: Living a Long, Joyful, and Fulfilling Life
November 17-19, 2017 
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA

Aging is not growing old but becoming a person of character. In this sense, we age throughout life, so this program is for everyone. It offers fresh ideas on aging, exercises for self-discovery, and the opportunity to share deeply with others as we all face the challenge of time. Kripalu is beautiful in the Autumn. We will enjoy good food, the nearness of nature and support to go deep.
"Ageless Soul" and "Care of the Soul in Relationships and Work" with Thomas Moore
11/3 at 7:00pm - to 11/4 at 3:30pm at the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle

Ageless Soul offers positive and inspiring guidance for becoming a full person as time goes by. Since we are all aging, it is for anyone who has ever thought about getting older. 
Relationships require both engagement and freedom, intimacy and distance. The soul of a relationship lies deep, and oddly, may come to the foreground when there is trouble or crisis. Caring for the soul is different from adjusting well and keeping things smooth and unruffled. The other person's soul is a deep mystery, and so is yours. You have to respect this mystery as you make efforts over time to be close.





Monday, May 22, 2017

Let's meet at Kripalu or online in June


Developing Your Highest Self
Making the Spiritual Life Real and Personal
June 23-25, 2017

Kripalu is beautiful at the beginning of summer,. We will enjoy good food, the 
nearness of nature and support to go deep. Learn to use the arts, nature, service, a contemplative lifestyle, intuition, divination, creativity, dreams, and synchronicities to reach as high as possible in your life. The world may tempt you to be materialistic or limited in your aspirations, but here you discover that you are part angel, 
and that the divine spark burns inside you.


Soulful Aging E Course
June 5 -30, 2017

We are growing older all the time. But growing older is not the same as aging. Soulful aging requires saying yes to the opportunities and difficult issues that life presents.
This e-course focuses not on the externals of aging - but on the inner ones - spirituality, eroticism, meaningful work and retirement,and especially the emotional and character developments that make you a real individual.

You will receive 12 emails (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) exploring aging not as losing capacity but as becoming who you are destined to be.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Join Thomas Moore for an Upcoming Event

Upcoming Events with Thomas Moore
Join Thomas Moore online or in person at these events.





Monday, April 24, 2017

Join me this weekend in New York City


Join me this weekend in New York City.
 The whole world seems to be going through a dark passage with serious conflicts in many places. Many people are feeling unusually anxious and look for grounding and hope. In this conversation I turn to the great positive works of the human imagination, the spiritualities and arts of the world, to find direction and optimism. -- Thomas Moore





Friday, June 03, 2016

Summer Events: Moore at NY Open Center

Meet Thomas: NYC, Omega, London




"My life work is an attempt 
to ground the pure, visionary spirit in the imperfect, intoxicating sensuousness of worldly life."



Upcoming events:
NY OPEN CENTER - Care of the Soul in Practice
Saturday, June 4, 10am-1pm Info & Register
The Hidden Plot: The Deep Narrative of Your Life
Saturday, June 4, 2:30-5:30pm Info & Register

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS 
Deepening Your Spirituality
June 11 - Manchester, CT 
Info & Register

MANGREEN 
Care Of the Soul
June !8, Norwich, UK
Info &Register

ALTERNATIVES - Living a Soulful Life
June 19, London, UK 
Info & Register

OMEGA - A Religion of One's Own, Creating a Spirituality of the Heart
July 10, 2016 - July 15, 2016 in Rhinebeck, NY Info & Register


"Thomas Moore is one of the profound spiritual writers of our time."
-John Bradshaw, author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, Homecoming
"Thomas Moore has taught us how to discover the holiness concealed in the ordinary."
-Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Do monks have sex?

Thomas Moore's new Blog; Soul & Spirit at Patheos



"My life work is an attempt 
to ground the pure, visionary spirit in the imperfect, intoxicating sensuousness of worldly life."




Do monks have sex? Most of the ones I've known are serious about their vows.  In my own experience-I was a monk for thirteen years-the vow of celibacy didn't feel like repression. I've talked to a few people over the years who did resent it, but while I was a monk I never met anyone... 

Subscribe to Thomas Moore's Patheos Blog Soul & Spirit and receive it in your email each week.

Upcoming events:
NY OPEN CENTER - Care of the Soul in Practice
Saturday, June 4, 10am-1pm Info & Register
The Hidden Plot: The Deep Narrative of Your Life
Saturday, June 4, 2:30-5:30pm Info & Register

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS 
Deepening Your Spirituality
June 11 - Manchester, CT 
Info & Register

ALTERNATIVES - Living a Soulful Life
June 19, London, UK 
Info & Register

OMEGA - A Religion of One's Own, Creating a Spirituality of the Heart
July 10, 2016 - July 15, 2016 in Rhinebeck, NY Info & Register


"Thomas Moore is one of the profound spiritual writers of our time."
-John Bradshaw, author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, Homecoming
"Thomas Moore has taught us how to discover the holiness concealed in the ordinary."
-Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People


Visit Our New Website:

LOGO TOM