Soulwork Workshop

Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. facilitates and offers experiential seminars to women and men on a range of topics with the objective of promoting and deepening self-awareness and personal growth.

David Mallard, President of Melbourne Men’s Group, facilitates a one day ‘taster’ program for men and women that is rooted in the Soulcraft ™ body of work from Bill Plotkin PhD, founder of Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute.

During the day we’ll navigate through the ‘Nature Based Map of the Human Psyche’ (the ‘Wild Mind’ map) and will explore:

• the integrated field of spirit, mind and soul
• the innate untapped capacities gifted to us by nature (which are largely suppressed by contemporary culture)
• our fragmented and/or wounded parts (the ‘sub-personalities’) that limit our uniqueness and authenticity
• how to walk the journey toward wholeness
• the concept and practice of Soul initiation.

As part of the day we will use multiple practices to promote the journey inward that include:

• accessing our deep imagination
• praising the others during a solo wander in the bush
• a consciousness shifting breathwork session and art therapy

Date: Saturday June 4, 9AM – 5PM

Venue: Currawong Bush Park Conference Room – 277 Reynolds Road, Warrandyte

Investment: $95

What people have said about Soulwork Day:


One Sunday I put the books down, stopped grasping to understand, and spent a day in the bush with Dave for a Soulwork session. It was a leap of faith well rewarded, a day away from the comfortably familiar, glimpsing what’s “dark to the mind, radiant to the heart”. The Soulwork day offered me the space and opportunity to surrender preconceptions about myself, step off my over-examined path, and simply sit back and see what would be revealed. Dave is the perfect guide – relaxed, supportive, experienced but still exploring the path – and the bushland setting a tranquil retreat. I came away raw but euphoric and with a glimpse of a new, sometimes uncomfortable but necessary path toward wholeness. For me there’s no substitute for what the Soulwork day offers. Begin.



A day full of discoveries for the mind, the heart, and the body. I felt fed by David’s deep knowledge as well as group conversations and mutual support.



The Soulwork workshop is an amazing introduction for people to rediscover their authentic selves…It will challenge the way we think about who we are in this world, and in the scheme of the universe. Get ready and be awed! 



I loved Soulwork Day! David was great at distilling and sharing his wisdom. I loved how the Soulwork ideas deepen understanding of self, soul and connection to others. Currawong Bush Park was perfect for reconnecting and communing with nature. David is also experienced at facilitating healing techniques like breathwork, and in guiding men through vulnerable feelings. I always felt in capable hands! Thankyou!



I want to wake up and escape the Matrix, but not be faced with a world of doom and gloom!” That’s a possibility I feel after spending the day learning about Soulwork. It offers a way to get around our ego and unconscious programming and go deeper into our true identity. To find out who we were born to be and the gifts we have to offer! I left excited, excited at the potential, excited to learn more and excited to be a little more awake! I would recommend this work to anyone and everyone, young or elder, who knows that there is more to this life! I can’t wait to do more!