The upcoming Washington Spa Alliance symposium at the National Press Club will explore a unique form of stress control: dreaming.
Psychotherapist, cultural historian, and spa- director Prof. Dr. Jonathan Paul De Vierville will present a 21st century vision of ancient healing. The March 19th WSPA event previews his annual seminar at Bad Orb in Germany, to be held June 23rd to 28th.
Located in a forested valley 45 minutes from Frankfurt am Main airport, the ancient spa town is enjoying a revival thanks to the new spa and wellness center Toskana Therme Bad Orb. In the warm mineral water pools, Jonathan finds the right time and the right place to address the issues of personal dreams and social dreaming. “The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks dreamt answers to their personal and social questions,” says Jonathan. “After sleeping, cleansing and reflecting on their dreams, our ancestors were often helped to recover and become healthier.”
The Spa Culture at Bad Orb moves into deeper dimensions where individuals can safely reflect upon and look further into their own personal, social and cultural unconscious. Professor De Vierville is a holistic health and wellness author based in San Antonio, Texas. His four major keys for well-being: sleep, food, mood, and exercise. Yet, he adds, “there is also a fifth, unconscious key needed to achieve vibrant integration of body-mind-heart-soul.”
The guided experience of SPA CULTURES & DREAM TIME at Bad Orb is designed as a creative and experiential seminar to attain deep sleep & significant dreams. The resort offers modest hotel accommodations, healthy traditional German meals, and unlimited access to the new glass-domed pools. A full menu of spa services is available.
In the June seminar (upper limit 12 persons), we explore our dream stories, fairy tales, cultural myths and universal patterns, says Jonathan. “The outcome of this seminar is to lead towards a comprehensive and holistic world view of our present Zeitgeist while seeking at the same time, to discover the deeper possibilities and significance of spa cultures for humanity today.”
The workshop is of relevance to spa professionals as well as to psychologists, body therapists, artists, musicians, and physicians. Held in English, it is a perfect introduction to Germany’s new spa culture.
Information: On website ToskanaTherme.com you can hear an interview with Prof. DeVierville and read an article plus some reviews of past seminars, written by the British spa commentator Sara Firman. Micky Remann, cultural director of Toskana Therme spas, recorded an interview with Prof. DeVierville. You can also read more about the location and its features in an article written last year by the Canadian spa expert Josée-Ann Cloutier and watch a short clip.
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