Workshops & Training RETREATS AT THE MANCHESTER RESORT SETTING
EMOTIONAL EDUCATION RETREAT:
HEALING OURSELVES AND HEALING OUR WORLD
Friday, July to Sunday, weekend schedule of activities
Psychiatrist, author and curator, Dr. Albert Levis and his children, Max Levis PhD, and Melissa Levis MFA, welcome you to fascinating weekend retreats of intellectual discovery and personal insights. Levis pioneered the Moral Science, a new framework integrating the creative process with science as a conflict resolution mechanism revamping psychology and integrating religions as discoveries of the new Moral Science. Discover the Conflict Resolution Process and learn how it manifests in your own sampling of your unconscious by identifying your relational modality pattern guiding you to more effective relating. Weekend workshops for the general public are informative of the science introducing the concepts viewing art exhibits but also sampling personal creativity for self-discovery. Tuition is $300 per person. Lodging and meals are additional expenses. Contact the Museum located at the Wilburton Inn for additional information and reservations.
SCHEDULE OF WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOME RECEPTION
INTRODUCTION TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS A SCIENTIFIC CONFLICT RESOLUTION PHENOMENON
REVAMPING PSYCHOLOGY’S CONCEPTS AND INTEGRATING RELIGIONS INTO THE MORAL SCIENCE
6:30 - 8:30PM
Challenging our contemporary understanding of the unconscious, of the medicalized diagnostic categories, of the current atheoretical approaches to psychological assessment, as well as the divisive theistic moral paradigms Levis and associates present the scientific understanding of the creative process, reflecting the unconscious need for conflict resolution as an orderly conflict resolution phenomenon. This orderly unconscious is a measurable entity illustrated with the art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and by using creativity for self discovery. Conflict resolution leads to four alternative ways of resolving conflict. These are the diagnostic categories as a wellness personality typology, four syndromal relational modalities. These are readily identified using the Conflict Analysis Battery leading to self-discovery and actionable insights. The conflict resolution alternatives and the formal analysis of stories reconciles religions as a continuum of complementary discoveries of the alternative ways of resolving conflicts that have evolved sequentially improving the family relations. Understanding morality makes religions into moral monopolies accountable to science. Moral Monopoly is a card game of cultural stories identifying religions as discoveries of how to improve family relations, which helps them to improve family relations now and thus complete their mission for peace in the world.
SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 10-12AM
MUSEUM OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS SCULPTURE COLLECTION: RETRACING THE HISTORY OF LOVE
Wilburton Inn Campus
The guided tour of the art exhibits illustrates the conflict resolution process manifested in the weave of stories, in the evolution of religions, in the canvases of an artist, in the metaphors of the Wizard of Oz. The walk through the sculptural trail in the history of love retraces the evolution of religions as discoveries of alternative ways in resolving conflicts in the family institution. The sculptural installations demonstrate continuity as the shifting power in family relations from the powerful mother to the discovery of the love attributed to God. Beginning with the cruel Matriarchal Mother Earth Goddess of Mexico, to the seductive "fight or flight" Helen of Troy, to powerful Kali and consort Shiva inspiring asceticism to the powerful dragons of Japan discovering Geishas to the emergence of a seductive Ishtar of the Gilgamesh epic that inspired temptress Eve, to the monotheistic religions of the Bible, that inspired the father-son and mother-child alliances the trail leads to a holocaust memorial teaching history as a shift of paradigms from the content of stories to identifying the process as what is universal in all stories: conflict resolution as a science entailing as moral values the scientific principles of conflict resolution: cooperation, moderation and mutual respect.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS 2-5PM
1. THE GORSKI RETROSPECTIVE: IDENTIFYING THE PATTERN
Moral Science Project, 3814 Main Street, across from the Taconic Hotel. Manchester Village 2 - 3 PM
This session introduces participants to the formal analysis of a symbolic system. The Henry Gorski, retrospective of figurative expressionism. The display introduces the scientific way of looking at art as cycles of conflict resolution and as alternative ways of resolving. Paintings are organized as formal alternatives to symbolism, and as cycles of conflict resolution, retracing the painter’s resolving conflicts in his life. Each cycle shows a new phase of growth and insight leading from conflict to resolution, from religion to spirituality.
2. ILLUSTRATING THE ASSESSMENT REFLECTING THE PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESS
Village Sculpture Park, behind the Moral Science Project, 3814 Main Street, Manchester Village 3 - 4 PM
This outdoor sculptural exhibit uses the Conflict Analysis Battery’s metaphor creation assignments in capturing a person’s conflict resolution process. It illustrates Dr Levis’ use of art in reconstructing the process evolving from his childhood memories of the holocaust to the resolution of his conflicts evolving the Moral Science.
At this point participants are invited to experience the creative process for self-discovery. A hands on workshop with art exercises (no art skills required) helps to identify one’s relational modality wellness personality type. But also to recognize the manifestation of the six role process. Participants are invited to share their insights with the group and even role play their creativity to illustrate the resolution of conflicts.
SATURDAY EVENING SESSION
INNKEEPERS DAUGHTER CABARET
Wilburton Inn, 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Innkeeper Melissa uses the Creative Process to entertain guests with her witty and poignant songs of searching for love in the world of Tinder. She turns the conflict and emotions of dating into art, thereby turning conflict into creativity.
SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 10-12PM
MORAL MONOPOLY: THE GAME
Wilburton Inn, 6:00- 8PM
Over dinner, guests retrace historic and mythic sagas from Mexico, Ancient Greece, India and Mesopotamia. Learn how morality evolved from these four global cultures to discover the universal values of cooperation, moderation, and mutual respect. This non-competitive game offers a spring board to discuss the conflicting absolute truths of orthodoxy and find the commonality among them through the Conflict Resolution Process. Religions are seen as en evolution from Matriarchy, to Patriarchy, Ascetisism to Monotheism. It is up to science to finish the work of religions to bring peace to the world.
POLITICAL RELEVANCE: HEALING THE WORLD
Wilburton Campus, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester VT
This session challenges participants to apply the insights they have gathered to the contemporary political landscape. We will address questions such as how do we deal with Trump, how can we build consensus, and how do we defeat terrorism? How to we apply the weekend's take aways into their work and family for increased wisdom and happiness.