In reconciling opposites, a central duality is that of pleasure and pain – what the Guide calls the “great misconception” – that our human experience should be only one or the other.
We know a lot about pain – it grabs our attention and motivates us to change. But what is the spiritual significance of pleasure? The Pathwork Guide offers it’s easier for humans to tolerate pain, than to acclimatize to deeper states of pleasure. We have a lot to learn here, and if we’re ever to collectively evolve from our global obsession with pain and suffering – in the forms of war, inequities, and environmental degradation, just to mention a few, than we need desperately, to give as much attention to understanding the true nature and purpose of pleasure. We need to utilize what the Guide calls the “healing balm of pleasure” for us to heal and collectively expand our capacity for it. This workshop will give you a window into the Unlock Pleasure focus, created by Canadian “”Senior Helper”” Madeline Dietrich. This works draws from The Guide Pathwork Lectures, Somatic Experiencing (a somatic based modality for trauma treatment), and Madeline’s many years as a Pathwork student and Helper, and a Somatic Therapist.