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JaH: Dorothy’s Journey of Individuation in the Land of Oz
June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $75.00
Gita Morena, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
In this seminar, Dr. Morena deepens her exploration of L. Frank Baum’s quintessential American fairy tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and explores it as a symbolic process to identify and integrate unconscious aspects of the psyche. She considers Dorothy’s journey as a metaphor for Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, as well as Carl Jung’s insights into the individuation process. Dr. Morena delves into the challenges that arise in the Return Phase of the journey when a hero or heroine re-enters ordinary reality after a transformative experience and also examines the honoring of feminine values that appear throughout the land of Oz. Examples from sandplay case material are included to show how Oz’s imagery facilitates the non-verbal expression of experiences that arise during the journey home to wholeness.
Gita Morena, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., is in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist in Santa Monica, California, and offers sandplay training and consultation around the world. In her book, The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, she sheds light on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a tale of individuation and spiritual awakening.
Psychologists/LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.