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Session 2-Painting Inner Images: Opposites We Carry Within
May 16 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 6, 2019
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way things that I had no words for. – Georgia O’Keeffe
At times we struggle to express opposing tendencies within ourselves, as we try to find ways of resolving internal conflict. While addressing and holding the tension of these polarities can be challenging, working with inner images through painting can be helpful. In this painting workshop, we will utilize complimentary colors to evoke images of the unconscious, and find creative ways in which to reconcile these pairs of opposites. The practice of painting inner images can be a helpful approach to express internal conflicts in a nonverbal way. It also allows therapist to experience for themselves a therapeutic technique that they might utilize with clients.
This class does not require any previous experience in art or painting and is only for adults. It is open to both therapists and to the general public.
- Describe how feelings can be expressed in images;
- Describe how painting inner images can help patients link image with affect in a symbolic way
- Give an example of how to analyze a series of inner images;
- Describe and give an example of the interaction of unconscious and conscious forces in symbolic forms;
- Describe what is meant by active imagination;
- Describe how the technique of painting inner images can be helpful during times of emotional transition;
- Describe factors which contribute towards the development of a symbolic attitude and why this is critical in psychotherapy;
- Describe how bringing unconscious images into consciousness can be used to strengthen ego development.
Marion Anderson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. She is a certified Sandplay therapist and teacher who has lectured nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, served as the co-coordinator of the Sandplay community of Los Angeles group, and gives workshops on painting inner images at the Jung Institute. She is also faculty at the Reiss-Davis Institute.
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