Marilyn Wolf, M.Ed.
What I most love to help others do is:
- Explore who they in their deepest essence beyond ego, ideas and even personality
- Find meaning and purpose in their lives by living with more intention and attention
- Explore and deepen their connection to themselves, others, and to the Source of life itself
- Discover their unique paths and manifest their gifts in the world, personally and/or professionally
- Deepen their sense of their mind-body-spirit oneness
- Develop spiritual practices which nurture and support their relationship with the Divine
Professionally, what I bring to the process of guiding you to the life you long to live and are actually being called to live is 40 years serving in the fields of teaching, training, and both career and mental health counseling. My personal journey, filled with bumps, curves, and challenges, has been as a lifelong spiritual seeker. I can’t remember a time when I was not fascinated with questions about the universe and our place in it. As a result of my own ongoing journey, I am committed to living life more consciously – one with intention, authenticity, creativity, resilience, passion, joy and love – all combined with my deep calling to help others do the same. My work is grounded in the beliefs that:
- Mind, body, heart and spirit are interconnected
- Life is an evolutionary, organic and purposeful process
- We are called to be active co-creators in becoming who were born to be and doing what we were born to do
- It’s possible for us to live with deep peace and joy regardless of what’s happening
These beliefs are grounded in my ultimate conviction that life takes place within a boundless energy field held by an eternal Presence which is greater than us and yet one with us. It doesn’t matter to me what you call it – God, the Universe, Consciousness, Allah, the Divine, the Source, the Tao, Higher Power… Nor does it matter to me which path you follow – Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism… Or you may consider yourself “spiritual but not religious” or what I now call “inter-spiritual.” These are all paths leading towards the same place – our own awakened state. Together, we will explore what all this means to you, how it manifests in your life and ways you can deepen your path.
Credentials – Education and Training
Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Counseling; University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1987
Former NC Licensed Professional Counselor and NC Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – retired 2014
Ph.D. studies: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 1996-1997
Certified Servant Leader, the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, 2012 Formal training
Healing Touch and Somatic Experiencing – 2014-2017
Student Practitioner, Energy Healing Institute, currently
Distinguished Practitioner Award, 2002 – University of North Carolina Greensboro
“My Father, My Client: The Hidden Power and Influence of the Therapists’ Family of Origin on Clinical Work,” The Satir Journal: Transformational Systemic Therapy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009
“Learning from Memory,” Family Matters column, Psychotherapy Networker, November-December 2007
Professional Leadership Positions
Editorial board of The Professional Counselor, published by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
2012 Satir Institute of the Southeast: Board Member, 2008-2010 (an organization designed to preserve and promote the work of family systems pioneer Virginia Satir)
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina: Board Member including Conference Chair and Chair of the Counselor Assistance Network, 1999-2004; President, 2002 & 2003; Past President, 2005
Training / Teaching/ Public Speaking – 1989 to the Present
Various retreats and workshops – variety of personal & spiritual development topics
The Enneagram – various workshops, retreats and small groups
Guest Lecturer – Greensboro College
Teacher, Servant Leadership School, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro NC
Partnership for Spiritual Practicality – facilitated workshops and classes on a variety of spiritual development topics, 2010-2011
Physicians Health Plan of North Carolina – biannual retreat for recovering healthcare professionals, Fall 2010 and Fall 2012
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina – annual conference and various regional meetings across the state 2002-2007
Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Human Behavior, High Point University, 1998-2000
Serenity in the Smokies – annual women’s recovery conference, 1996 and 1997
Integrative Therapies – staff training for integrative healthcare professionals on various topics, 1998-2003
North Carolina Association for Continuity of Care, Greensboro NC, 1996
United Services for Older Adults, Staff Training, Greensboro NC, 1996
High Point University Faculty and Staff – training on a variety of mental health and personal development topics as they relate to students, 1989-1997
Are you ready to meet yourself?
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New 8-Week Book Study, Starting Wed. March 7, 2018
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
An important book study for spiritual seekers who long to love themselves just as they are with the innate capabilities of their own human hearts.
In a clear, warm and practical way, Tara Brach offers guidance for moving away from shame and self-condemnation and toward self-acceptance.
Chapter titles in the book which give a glimpse of the nature of our exploration include:
• The Trance of Unworthiness
• Opening Our Heart in the Face of Fear
• Realizing Our True Nature
March 7, 14, 21 & 28 — April 4, 11 & 25* — May 2
*(All Wednesdays – Please note that April 18 is omitted)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $80 – $150 (sliding scale – pay what you can)
I accept cash, check or credit cards. If using a credit card, a $2.00 processing fee will be added.
Your payment covers registration in one group, but if you miss a class due to an unforeseen conflict you may attend an earlier or later class on the same day so you don’t fall behind. This will also allow you to meet more people, if you like.
Space is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (336) 601-0823 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you register, I must receive your payment within one (1) week from the date of your reservation so I can hold your place in the group. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Divine Mystery as Mother:
Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes
A Weekend Retreat
Facilitated by Linda Brown
& Marilyn Wolf
August 10-12, 2018
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
The time for deepening our connection to the Divine Feminine is now! In this weekend retreat, we will create a small, safe container to experience and explore the presence of God the Mother in our lives.
If you attended Linda’s “Spirit in My Life” class or the first Divine Feminine retreat with Linda and Marilyn, this retreat will increase your understanding of and intimacy with God as Mother. If you didn’t attend these, you will be gently guided into the wonder of knowing God as the Feminine.
The map for our exploration will be such questions as:
• What is your own personal “God story”?
• If you merged with the Light of the Mother, what would you become?
• What is your Sacred Name?
August 10 – 12, 2018
Friday afternoon (5:00 pm) until Sunday afternoon (2:00 pm) — Participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please note that our opening session is at 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Our location for this retreat are the two new beautiful cottages at the St. Francis Center. Please visit their website to see their facility and for directions: www.stfrancissprings.com
Cost – Please read carefully:
For your information, we have separated out the cost of lodging at the St. Francis Center and our own fee so you can see how your money is being allocated to bring this event to you. Please see details below:
Residential Participants in the Cottages:
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared Room – $180
• Single Room – $240
Hermitages may be available for our participants. These are smaller cottages with 1 bedroom, a kitchen, and a sitting area with a fold-out sofa.
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared: $220 per person
• Single: $280 per person
Per person for the whole weekend. Includes 4 meals: Dinner on Friday, lunch & dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Our Fee: $135 – $175 — You may pay what you wish in this range.
How to Pay:
You will need to pay the full amount in order to hold your place in the retreat, which includes your fee to the St. Francis Center for your lodging and our fee combined.
In other words, Your Lodging or Commuter Fee + Our Fee = Total Cost (1 payment)
• Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Please make checks out to Marilyn Wolf. If using a credit card, $3.00 will be added for the processing fee. Please call Marilyn to make arrangements to pay by credit card. 336-601-0823
Please Note: Because space is limited to 15, once you contact Marilyn to say you want to attend, your full payment must be received within a week to hold your space. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
To Register: Email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 336-601-0823.
If you email, please put “Divine Mystery” in the subject line. For your registration, please include:
• Your name
• A phone # where you can be reached
• The name of your roommate – They will need to register separately with your name listed as their roommate. If you choose a shared room but do not list a roommate, one will be assigned to you.
• If you desire a single room
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 16
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before Mon., July 16, you will receive a full refund minus a $30 processing fee. If you cancel after July 16, and we are unable to fill your space, you will forfeit the amount we owe the St. Francis Center which we will still have to pay. If you cancel after July 23, you forfeit your full fee.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Marilyn at email@example.com or 336-601-0823 or Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-707-2851. Either of us will be happy to discuss the retreat with you.