West Coast Summer Workshop Tour – The Mother Archetype and Sense of TouchPosted by Suzanne, on February 24th, 2011

Elements of Therapeutic ECE – Summer Institute

Touched into Being – The Mother Archetype and Sense of Touch

Creating a Mother and Baby Rod Puppet

West Coast Workshop Tour of 3-day Professional Development Intensives

When a child is born we need to help them find their physical boundaries.  This is determined by the skin that informs us of our human form.  It is not an instant or easy process!  Think about how soft, porous, and delicate newborn skin is.  The infant is more one with the world.  One way we can help them become content within their skin is through the sense of healthy touch.  As a mother swaddles the baby in a snug wrap, and cradles the child in her confident, loving, reliable embrace, the child begins to find his way within his ‘boundary’, within himself.

This workshop explores the sense of touch and why it is the profound foundation to all the interactions between self and world, self and the other.  We will look at the Mother as Archetype and ask what qualities does the child need from the ‘Mother’ to become whole.  We will weave these two essences, touch and mother together, as we create a Mother and Baby Rod Puppet as a sensory and soul support to all children throughout early childhood and beyond.

Join us at one of the following locations!

Marin County – Mill Valley, CA – June 19, 20, 21

Santa Cruz, CA –  June 23, 24, 25

Sacramento, CA – June 28, 29, 30

Portland, OR – July 2, 3, 4

Boulder, CO – July 22, 23, 24


cost for the Mother Archetype 3-day professional development workshop – $275 plus $25 materials.

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Other Summer Events:

July 10 – 15 Advanced Therapeutic ECE training – Denver, CO

July 29 – August 10 NEW SERIES Certificate Puppetry Training, Boulder, CO

August 12 – 19  New Series Lifeways ECE Training  Boulder, CO

August 26, 27, 28  The Larkspur School of Felting Arts –  Boulder, CO – First Annual Felting Festival

contact suzanne@junipertreepuppets.com for further info.