Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September 2019
Isle of Wight
(Venue to be confirmed)
You are the master of your destiny or so it seem. That is until you are bitten by the Black Dog and then slowly but slowly everything becomes about this mutt.
He walks alongside you by day and sleeps with you during the restless night. He feeds on your joy, passion, contentment and motivation. He gobbles down your sense of purpose and doesn’t have the decency to at least chew over your positive thinking before that too slides down his cavernous hole.
Black Dog dumbs down your senses. You can hear things but not listen, see things but not in focus, touch things but not feel. All sense of smell and taste is diminished as our options seem to fragment.
Eventually he leads you into the Shadowlands all the time projecting feelings of despair. He knows this place does not feed your soul but if he can keep you here, he will not only survive – he believes he will positively thrive.
This canine critter does not limit himself to any gender, age, race or social class. He is passive as long as he is fed and stroked. Happy to lay at your feet generating a choking stench, his whole purpose in life is to narrow your world.
We end up giving everything to this mangy mutt. Whilst he scratches away at fleas, we sink further into Shadowland fearing we will never return.
One of the biggest challenges we can face in life is to turn this smelly, parasitic canine into something beautiful. To render him once again to his former fragrant, sleek and shiny self. To spend time grooming, worming and befriending him so he can take his place once again as our best friend.
We can start this process through applying some Wolf Medicine. Rewilding your Black Dog involves nurturing him so he moves towards becoming the ultimate prime survivor – the Wolf. Whilst he is busy licking his parts, he has absolutely no idea what an amazing creature he really is. No idea that deep inside that hairy exterior he is a powerful, loyal, prime strategist who looks out for each member of the pack. Wolf Medicine helps your Black Dog move from mangy mutt to alpha leader through a process known as super sensing.
As we sink into depression so our sensory perception begins to shut down. Scientists call this neurogenesis. This is where the growth of new neurons in the brain are caused by a neurotropic factor however, in depression this does not happen. For example, it is well known that depression dulls the sense of smell. Research has shown that those with depression have smaller olfactory bulbs. Losing our sense of taste can be an early sign of depression and people with depression exhibit reduced brain responses to visual stimuli.
As the world we experience though our senses shrinks away so does our ability to stand in our own power. The world looks and feels grey and dull. Yet all is not lost, we can change our neurochemistry and pimp up that black dog in the process.
The Black Dog Theatre
The Black Dog Theatre experience is geared towards offering you a chance to learn more about rewilding your mangy mutt. Wolves have super senses and it is those senses that make them extreme survivalists. As depression narrows our view of reality so our sensory experiences become more limited.
Through a series of five sensory portals, the Black Dog Theatre will help you explore how your senses can help you. You will learn a little more about how to super sense, thus gaining insights into how truly powerful you really are.
This is a hands on and fun taster session that will shine a little light into that tunnel of darkness. It will illuminate the path for your mangy mutt to move towards reclaiming its power. You will go away having created your own sensory toolkit.
Come and join us anytime during our week-long celebration of Wolf Medicine in 2019. The Black Dog Theatre will be open for taster sessions for visitors all that week. Venue to be advertised shortly.
We look forward to welcoming you and if you find the theatre taster session meaningful then come and join one of our Wolf Medicine courses. Create your own wolf pack of social support.
Details are on our website www.naturetherapycic.com