Media Meditation Class

-Media Meditation-
Using Television & Movies for Self-Exploration & Personal Growth

Where pop culture, psychology, and personal growth unite!

Online workshop with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD

Coming August 2018!!

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter? Star Wars? Wonder Woman? Walking Dead? Doctor Who? Supernatural? Gotham? Me too!!! My almost 20 years of experience working in mental health, personal growth, and psychology has taught me that conventional talk therapies do not work for everyone and that transformation occurs at a deeper level. My mission is to share and promote alternative modalities and methods for personal growth and self-exploration.  I am a fangirl and pop culture ‘nerd’ and love the idea of merging media with psychology! I am a frequent pop culture convention goer and have been to Comic Con, the largest pop culture convention in the world, numerous times. I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gotham, Penny Dreadful, Shameless, and American Horror Story. Join me on this new and exciting personal growth journey!

About The Online workshop: Online streaming, On Demand, Hulu, and Netflix have dramatically changed the entertainment landscape. Television and movies have never been better than they are right now. Binge-watching is a cultural phenomenon. People cannot get enough. We consume media at massive quantities. Why are we so obsessed with TV and movies? Why do we get so attached to our favorite fictional characters? Why do we get so addicted to certain TV shows? Why do fandoms exist and some shows become elevated to cult-like status? Let’s explore some of these big questions together and take an inner journey of personal growth and self-exploration using media as our guide. 

This workshop will explore the Psychology of Media, fandoms, television shows, and movies. We will dive deep into television and movies and go beyond watching for entertainment. We will combine media, meditation, psychology, and spirituality and use television and movie watching as a powerful tool for personal growth. You will learn how to analyze character development, plot development, and storylines through the viewpoint of archetypes, myths, legends, and the Hero’s Journey. I will then discuss how to apply these concepts to your own life.

Media Psychology is a new and emerging field of psychology that focuses on the interaction of human behavior, media, communication, and technology. It explores how mass media influences our lives, emotions, feelings, thoughts, the collective culture, social interactions, and behavior. Meditation is a popular form of mind/body medicine and has been described as a method to gain clarity and mental silence through control of attention (Ospina et al., 2007). There are many different meditation techniques. In a nutshell, meditation is any activity that keeps your consciousness anchored in the here and the now. Spirituality is the search for the sacred and deeper meaning in our lives. It also involves personal growth, self-exploration, and trying to “be the best me I can be in this lifetime.” When we combine all of this together: the meaningful use of media, meditation, psychology, and spiritual exploration, we have the new concept of Media Meditation! 

This workshop will cover:

• The Psychology of Pop Culture and Media
• The Psychology of Origin Stories
• The use of myths, legends, archetypes, symbols, and the hero’s journey in fiction and how to apply to your life for personal growth
• Using media as a form of meditation
• How to use television and movies for personal transformation and social change
• Fandoms and media as a way to connect to others

Required for sessions (webinar): This will be a recorded, self-guided program available to anyone anywhere that you complete at your own pace. In this program, you listen/watch a 2 hour recorded session. There will be suggested activities for participants to work on  to develop a deeper understanding of topics presented. After the class is released in August 2018, within 24 to 48 hours after receiving your payment, Dr. Christina will email you the class recordings, class workbooks, and additional written materials for the entire program. Students can download and watch/listen to the webinar via Windows Media Player, VLC, or ITunes as many times as they want! Each class also includes a detailed workbook and extensive written materials in PDF format. Dr. Christina is highly responsive and quickly replies to your emails if you have any questions.

Optional Individual Consultations and Tarot Readings with Dr. Christina: You can add a 30 minute phone or web consultation with Dr. Christina to your Media Meditation class experience for a discounted rate of $25 (normally $40).  You can also add a 60 minute Tarot Reading with Dr. Christina for $80 (normally $100). She will use either the Game of Thrones Tarot Deck or Penny Dreadful Tarot deck.  After you purchase the class, email Dr. Christina to schedule your consultation and/or reading. You can pay for them here: https://www.paypal.me/mindsoulandself

 

Class Fee: Registration fee is $35. Registration fee includes the 2 hour class, a detailed workbook in PDF form, personal growth exercises, and additional written resources. 

 

ABOUT DR CHRISTINA WILKE-BURBACH: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, spiritual counselor, and holistic healing facilitator with over 19 years of higher education and experience in psychology, and spirituality, and holistic healing. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. She has her PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, a minor in Sociology, and is trained in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, Awakening Your Light Body Graduate, Intuitive, and Bodyworker. She is largely involved in pop culture and has attended Comic Con and numerous other fan conventions. She is a crisis responder for IMAlive, the world’s first crisis network. IMAlive largely supports the fans and families of the TV show Supernatural and others in crisis around the globe.  Christina is a docent at the world reknown John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. She leads guided tours through the art museusm; exploring participants reactions to artwork and media. Christina has presented at academic conferences and has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and group sessions throughout the Midwest, California, and beyond. She is a published author and award winning researcher and healthcare provider. She was an instructor in the Institute for Intuitive Arts and Sciences in Madison, WI. She strongly believes in empowering others to heal themselves. For more information, please visit https://mindsoulandself.com/about-dr-christina-wilke-burbach/

Here is selection of photos of Dr. Christina and her sister with actors from the TV shows Supernatural, Arrow, Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, and Game of Thrones:

Registration Info: Class will be released in August 2018.  Contact Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach with any questions: mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353. To register, pay for the class in full and within 24 to 48 hours of class release Dr. Christina will confirm your registration and send you the class login info. Please note, all sales are final. If you prefer to register after class is released, email Dr. Christina to be placed on the email notification list. 


Media Meditation Class