Dale offers individual and relationship counseling in person and via telephone or Skype or Face Time.
Teleconference Inner Work Group
“Inquiry reminds me to come to this moment, where self surrenders to curiosity of the unknown, bringing gifts of awareness and understanding. It is potent in a group in that when all minds become one inquiry, issues are seen quickly and deeply. Doing inquiry trades is a most intimate way of connecting with self and others.” – LS
The Inner Work Group uses meditation and inquiry, combined with one-on-one work with Dale, group inquiry, discussion and short talks by Dale, in order to help participants deepen their inner work. The group generally meets for two hours via teleconference call, approximately every other week for three months. The fee for the group is $50/meeting ($300 to $400, depending on the number of meetings in the time period we meet). Email or call Dale to check on openings in the next group.
Inner Work Group – Rochester Office
The Inner Work Group uses meditation and inquiry, combined with one-on-one work with Dale, group discussion and short talks by Dale, in order to help participants deepen their inner work. The group generally meets from 7-9:30 pm in Dale’s office, approximately every other week for three months, and is limited to nine participants. The fee for the group is $50/meeting ($300 to $400, depending on the number of meetings in the time period we meet), and sliding scale and/or work-study are available. Email or call Dale to check on openings in the next group.
Book Study Group
We will be working with Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach. The group will meet for 2½ hours every 3rd week for 12 sessions, October 2017 to June 2018. Participants can attend in person or via Zoom teleconference. In each session we will work with the material through meditation, discussion, and inquiry into what comes up for us in the reading and discussion. The fee is $500, or $450 if registered by September 1st. See Book Study Group for details.
Transformational sessions of three or four hours in a length allow individuals to work a specific issue through to greater resolution than is usually possible in a one- or two-hour counseling session.
A personal Intensive is the supreme vehicle for seeing into the root causes of one’s issues, and for learning how to integrate the teachings and tools of Heartwork into one’s daily life.
In a personal intensive, one has a unique opportunity to be guided by Dale’s insight and understanding in a one-on-one, two-on-one, family or group in an ongoing inquiry into the most meaningful questions of one’s life – whatever they may be at the moment.
The format for personal intensives is flexible: they can take place in Rochester, in your own home, or any location you desire, and they can last anywhere from four hours per day for up to three weeks (available in this format in Rochester only), to one-to-ten eight-to-sixteen hour days.
A Guided Retreat may be for any period of time, from one day to three months. During this time, the retreatant will isolate him/herself as much as possible from the affairs of the world, and enter into a sacred time and space of looking inwards towards the Truth of one’s being.
Dale serves as a resource and guide on the inner journey through phone, email, or in-person interviews, either at pre-arranged times or on an as needed basis.
Dale Goldstein, LCSW-R accepts most insurances. If you have any questions, please call Annette Barron at 800-918-9858.
Things have fallen apart, haven’t they; that realization must come to all of us, it is a prerequisite to remedy.
— George Jackson, Soledad prisoner
Women in black picked up their violins
To play, backs turned to the mirror.
The wind died as it does on the best days
To hear better their dark music.
But almost at once, seized by a vast amnesia,
The violins slumped in the women’s arms
Like naked children fallen asleep
Among the trees.
Nothing it seemed could ever again stir
The motionless bows, the violins of marble,
And it was then that in the depths of sleep
Someone breathed to me: “You alone can do it,
-Jules Supervielle, Translated by Geoffrey Gardner
Four thousand years before God created these bodies, He created the souls and kept them beside Himself and shed a light upon them. He knew what quantity of light each soul received and He showed favor to each in proportion to its illumination. The souls remained all that time in the light, until they became fully nourished. Those who in this world live in joy and agreement with one another must have been akin to one another in that place. Here they love one another and are called the friends of God, and they are brothers who love one another for God’s sake. These souls know one another by smell, like horses. Though one be in the East and the other in the West, they still feel joy and comfort in each others’ talk, and one who lives in a later generation than the other is instructed and consoled by the words of his friend.
— Abu Sa’id Ibu Ab’I-Khaen