wise arts

Wise Arts For The Soul

An online interactive series from February to August 2021 Offering Personal Feedback


Dr Sally Longley is a spiritual director, retreat leader and author, with experience in dreamwork, theopoetics, midrash, and labyrinths as creative responses to sacred texts, and the sacred stories of our life. Her recent book, Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul, published January 2021 by Wipf and Stock, is available through Amazon or other book distributors. Website – Longley.com.au

Kathy Cave moved to a career in the art of listening after working in investment markets for 30 years. After training in spiritual direction, supervision and art therapy, she now offers retreats, and accompanying people in their journeys as they discover their cherished uniqueness.

Dieter Weinand is an executive coach and business performance facilitator with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in leadership and organisational development in both South Africa and Australia. A trained spiritual director and retreat leader, he is currently participating in the Living School, Centre for Action and Contemplation.

The Wise Art of Art in Spiritual Companionship

Four sessions of 90 minutes held weekly starting Monday 2nd August 2021

This interactive course training helps you get some practical experience in “doing”, “looking” and “hearing”
about art in a companioning context. Discover of some of the theories of using art in soul work by doing creative
works (a different approach to art in each session) and listening to each other. You DO NOT need to be an artist
or any “good” at art or drawing.

Practical: Each session will have active participation with the use of breakout rooms. If you would like to
facilitate a session please indicate this when you register. Before some sessions you are required to do an art
work – estimated time to do this is an hour.

Dates: Monday evening 19:00 (AEDT) 2 August, 9 August, 16 August and 23 August 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BNZUI

Facilitators: Wise Arts for the Soul team: Kathy Cave with Sally Longley and Dieter Weinand

Cost: $AU180 (discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: Kathy@iocontrol.com.au

The Wise Art of Midrash

Four sessions of 90 minutes starting Monday 20 September as below

Tikkun olam refers to the Jewish imperative to engage in acts which heal the world’s wounds. Midrash contributes towards such healing, where we enter into the scenes and lives of biblical texts, in order to portray the silences and voice that which is silenced. You do not need to be a poet, writer or artist. Just come with your imagination and the desire to foster healing.

This course offers fresh ways to draw alongside others if we are in any of the caring professions. We will also explore how these disciplines augment Ignatian Contemplation as they also emphasize  imagination, emotions and the value of each person’s contribution.

Practical: There will be some background given in each session, and suggestions of textx and approaches to write midrash. Break out rooms will be used so that participants can do some writing of midrash to bring to share

Dates: Monday 20 September, 27 September, 4 October, 11 October at 19:00 (AEDT). Each session is 1.5 hours in length.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BOHDX

Facilitators: Wise Arts for the Soul team: Dieter Weinand with Kathy Cave and Sally Longley.

Cost: $AU180 (discounts available for those with financial needs)
Further information: sallylongley07@ gmail.com

The Wise Art of Conversations with Silence

Six sessions of 90 mins held weekly beginning Monday 10 May at 19.00 (AEDT) Completed. There may be another series offered later in 2021 or 2022.

This course is for anyone: those who are curious about silence but don’t know where to begin, through to those
who may be very experienced in silence and/or silent retreats. Everyone is welcome. Based on the book
“Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul” by Sally Longley, it is crafted as a safe space to explore
each of the key topics in the book. It will be interactive, drawing on your questions, struggles, wisdom and
experience. Responses (incl. writing, poetry, art, movement, drama) to your own conversations with silence will
be encouraged.

Practical: Each person will need to have access to the book Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul.
Each session will be based on a chapter, and offer participation and small private breakout groups online.
Participants are encouraged to read Ch 1 if possible before the first session, though not essential.

Dates: Monday evenings at 19:00 (AEDT) on 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May; 7 June and 14 June 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYQ

Facilitators: Wise Arts for the Soul team: Sally Longley, with Kathy Cave, and Dieter Weinand.

Cost: $AU270 (discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: sallylongley07@gmail.com

The Wise Art of Still Walking – Postponed

Three sessions of 90 mins weekly

Still walking . . . “Journeys are movements from one place to another.” “When we take inward and outward
journeys, we can be pilgrims as long as we stay open to new experiences. We must always be mindful that
pilgrimage is an outer journey that serves our inner transformation.” C V Painter

Practical: Each session will explore different ways of contemplative walking with the opportunity to practise
between sessions; possibly even walking with others of the course in the same geographical area or “online”.
Participants will be able to share their experiences, insights and concerns.

Dates: to be decided

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYV

Facilitators: Mark Freeman with the Wise Arts for the Soul team: Dieter Weinand with Sally Longley and Kathy

Cost: $AU135 (Discounts available for those with financial needs)

Further information: dieter@weinand.com.au

Guided Prayer

Monthly on the second Thursday of month beginning 11 Feb 19:00 (AEDT)

This hour-long monthly zoom session of guided prayer will introduce different methods of prayer such as lectio
divina and imaginative prayer. Participants will be guided through the prayer and then move into optional
sharing in groups to gain from each other’s experience.

Dates: Thursday evening at 19:00 (AEDT) on 11 Feb, 11 March, 19 April, 13 May, 10 June and 8 July 2021.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BODYY
A zoom link will be sent after booking

Guide: Kathy Cave

Cost: no charge

Further information: Kathy@iocontrol.com.au