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Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

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Map to Free parking at Dominican Center.

Map to Free parking at Dominican Center.

Who doesn't need some direction?

Has your life felt mechanical, monotonous or empty? Wondering if this is all there is? Have you been trying various forms of self-improvement but haven't noticed any lasting progress?  Dominican Center at Marywood  is offering two series of a three-level program called Spiritual Pilgrimage. See the summaries and program dates below, along with links to the Dominican Center at Marywood's online registration interface. If you prefer not to register online, you may also register for any of these programs by calling the DCM front desk at 616.514.3325. Once you have finished Level I, you may continue on to Level II and then Level III if you find that this is for you. The choice is yours and you are not committed to taking all three levels. However, Level I is a prerequisite to Level II and/or Level III. All classes are facilitated by board-certified psychotherapist and spiritual director Mark Walstrom.

Here's the Program

A Way: Out, Through and Into is offered this coming winter and spring as two series of the three separate levels of Spiritual Pilgrimage . These sessions run January through April of 2015; one in January/February and the other in March/April.  This is a psycho-spiritual program that offers participants a simple, yet life-changing, process for moving out of limiting, painful ways of living and into more natural, authentic, transparent, and enlivening ways of being.  The course draws on the inspiration and guidance of some contemporary sages who know this path intimately (Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Mark Nepo).  Through integrating spirituality with the social sciences we open up to a whole new way of being where we discover our deepest callings and true gifts.  Details and links for additional information and registration opportunities, please CLICK HERE

Meet the Facilitator

Mark Walstrom has been a psychotherapist for 25 years. He also completed a graduate certificate program in Holistic Health Care and is certified as a Spiritual Director. Since 1987 Mark has given particular attention in his work to exploring the interface between psychological and spiritual development with a special interest in the Enneagram, Christian Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. He also hosted and co-produced Ideas That Matter:The Fetzer Dialogues, an NPR audio series focused on the themes of consciousness, spirituality and global transformation. For further information you may visit Mark's web site at  Mark is the founder of Community Circle, a monthly public dialogue group focused on personal and social transformation; and also the  co-founder of Chrysalis Community, a non-profit organization that offers retreats for people with life-threatening illness. Equally important is that he continue to consciously engage in the growth and transformation of his own personal life. (See map at right for directions to free parking on the beautiful campus of Dominican Center at Marywood.)


Access online registration, including dates, times and cost at either of these links: Trans Therapy || Spiritual Pilgrimage
Register by phone:  call DCM front desk at 616.514.3325


submitted: Rosemary Steers, Non-Profit Consultant


Disclosure: The author is a former employee of the Dominican Center at Marywood.

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