I’m excited that Tarot Counselling for Self and Others will be underway very soon (we begin on the 20th)! Why? Because I feel that the tools and processes offered in the course are valuable ways to encourage connection, creativity, and healing in a culture that seems to have put these things on the back shelf. The tarot can be so much more than something that’s read at people; it can be a splendid invitation for the soul to come forth and tell us what we most need to know or learn in order to grow and evolve. If you’d like to hear the story of my own journey with that, please click HERE.
So, how will we spend our eight weeks together?
First, we’ll enter the process consciously: learn a bit about one another, bring our previous tarot experiences to the table, and figure out together what tarot counselling can be for ourselves and in the larger tarot community. The container for our good work will be woven.
You’ll learn the value of creating strong, safe consultation structures wherein physical and emotional safety are present and wherein the Muse can pour inspiration and learning in ways appropriate for the recipient of the session (whether self or another). One of my favourite frameworks is the use of tarot spreads that encourage insight. I’ll offer you some that I’ve created myself and some made by others, then teach you how to craft tarot layouts that will make your sessions sparkle with specificity!
Other techniques you’ll gain include presence, witnessing, attention, and intentional communication. How can we be as present to the seeker’s and our own experience as possible? How can our statements be as non-judgemental and constructive as possible? What questions will evoke the soul’s profound truth? These will be explored and practised in simple, nourishing ways. I’m sure we’ll inspire each other!
Did you ever finish a tarot session and wonder, “Now what?” No more! Head knowledge is not enough. In Tarot Counselling for Self and Others, we’ll play with imaginative ways to take the insights gained during the consultation into consciousness, into the body, into real life so that constructive change can take place within and without.
One of the great things about this course is that people have the opportunity to DO the material, hands-on, with one of their peers, a “study buddy”. Again, head knowledge is not enough; there’s no better teacher than experience and sharing with someone who is also working with the same materials.
To conclude, we’ll harvest the wisdom of our time together, set concrete goals, and take our sacred work out into our communities. And you’ll receive a comprehensive recommended reading list to further your studies.
Please join me on this profound tarot journey. You can sign up by simply clicking on http://www.gaiansoulgrove.com/jameswells-tarotcounseling/ . Your sense of satisfaction at shifting from card reader to soul companion will be palpable. And those who consult you will thank you for daring to work so deeply.
Image: #2 — The Goddess (High Priestess) from the Cosmo Tarot by Carol Herzer.