The Enduring Self

We somehow learn to say ‘I’ to ourselves as young children, and continue to do so throughout life, right until the moment we die. This is the Enduring Self that remains constant, while fundamental changes, developments and transformations are going on in our soul.

In this pathway, we explore this seeming contradiction of life from both a personal and general human perspective. We look to our individual life changes and the effects they have on us. These may be changes in health, relationships, life roles, identity and ageing. We also explore feelings around the inevitable and often taboo subject of death itself. These emotive and powerful subjects can present up with challenges and we hope each participant will begin to find ways of weaving the effects of these changes into the lives we are now living.

Within the holding gesture of the Oasis framework, we create a confidential space for deep sharing. This naturally leads to a deep bonding experience, a strong group identity and mutual commitment to one another. We will work creatively and courageously from our own life experience. Painting, drawing and clay modelling will be our non-verbal modes for what often eludes our rational understanding. Stories, myths and poetry, tears tears and laughter will bring colour and texture to what we all share and have in common.

This course is available to a maximum of 8 participants, and is run by experienced facilitators Karin Jarman and Pauline Marksteiner.

How long is this course?
12 weeks
Who is it for?
Everyone is welcome to join us on this self-contained journey of 12 weeks, regardless of age or gender.
All Oasis courses take place on Mondays, from
9.30 – 12.30pm or from 2.00 – 5.00pm
Each session includes a break with bring-and-share refreshments.
Where is it?
St. Luke’s Medical Centre
Cainscross Road
Gl5 4EX
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How much does it cost?
The cost of Oasis courses is assessed according to each individual’s means. Participants interested in joining a course will be invited for an initial interview, during which they will be asked what level of financial commitment they can make. Please understand that once agreed, this financial commitment is binding and needs to be paid even if, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend a session.

If you are interested in joining the next course, or for more information, please call Karin Jarman on 01453 757436 or Pauline Marksteiner on 07981 760018.
Alternatively you could use our contact form.