Mary Smail Psychotherapist SW2

Some Soul reading

The Soul Bird, Michal Snunit. Robinson, London

Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore, Harper Perennial

Anam Cara, John O’Donohue, Bantam Books

The Last Frontier, Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming our Fear of Death, Julia Assante, New World Associates

Bring White Beads when you call on the Healer, Marian Lindkvist.

Embracing Your Inner Critic, Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset, Hal and Sidra Stone, Harpur

Assert Yourself, Gael Lindenfield, Self Help Associates.

Some Soul Stories


Psyche and Soma – Soul-making through Sesame Drama and Movement in Therapy

 Expressions of interest in 2018 training

 Psyche and Soma is a part-time course for people with an existing license to practice with others, who want to attend to the notion of the human soul through the well acclaimed Sesame way of working.   Sesame uses stories, sound, movement, the use of touch, spontaneous play as a way of allowing body and imagination to speak for inner core wisdom – what is often called the soul.  It draws from Jungian theory of the dreaming, story-making unconscious and from the work of James Hillman and Marian Billy Lindkvist. 

  The course runs on Friday and Saturday modules over a period a year. Graduates of the course will receive a CPD Certificate can use the title Sesame Practitioner on successful completion.  More info at

Course Leader

The course is founded and led by Mary Smail, a senior Sesame Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with many years of practice and training therapists. She was Director of the Sesame Institute until 2015 and is co-author of Myth and Fairytale in Dramatherapy (2013).  Mary now works for Re-Vision Counselling and Psychotherapy and in private practice under the name of SoulWorks UK.  

 Psyche and Soma Wales and London 2018

We are asking for expressions of interest in the course which will start in September 2018. Expressing interest does not mean you are making a commitment.  Please let Mary Smail know – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Proposed dates Wales (to be confirmed)

28-30 September 2018, 10 & 11 November 2018, 12 & 13 January 2019, 9 & 10 March 2019, 11 & 12 May 2019, 29 & 30 June 2019, Summer project, 14 & 15 Sept 2019, 19 & 20 October 2019

Psyche and Soma London

The course will run again in London when there is sufficient interest – please let Mary Smail know if this would be of interest to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 “Behind your image, below your words, about your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you.  No one else can bring your news of this inner world.  Through our voices we bring out sounds from the mountain beneath the soul.  These sounds are words.”

John O’Donohue.




A Student writes

The Psyche and Soma Course.  It's the most illuminating educational experience from which I will ever have had certification.  Imagine if you will exploring the depths of who/what/how/why you are using movement and voice and music and play and touch and journalling and image-making and research, and doing all this to help you reach others.  My aspiration in the sessions I run with children and adults has long beet to alleviate suffering, resurrect joy and (re)establish self-reliance.  Because in this course we do everything we aim to use with others, I am spending a lot of time in my innner realm of soul.  And doing that, I will be better able to truly b e with those whom I teach and guide through soul play.  Deb Barber Jones