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Painting Inner Images: Symbols of Nature
October 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pmPrepaid Cost: Free
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D.
5 Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5 , 12, 2020 – 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time- Registration for series only. Enrollment limited to 8.
During unusual times in the outer world, we resource to the voice of our inner nature, the unconscious. C.G. Jung, in personal times of crisis, resourced to contacting his inner images and found new directions in his outer life. In this online workshop, we will work with symbols of nature while contacting the wisdom of the unconscious to find a balancing standpoint. This 5-week series will include guided imagination and concretely painting those images at the comfort of your home. The last class will give us an opportunity to look at the series of images and attempt some interpretations of their meaning. For this class, it will be necessary to purchase coloring material of your choice and paper. (more detailed information after enrollment.)
- Describe Ingrid Riedel’s approach to painting as a form of active imagination;
- Demonstrate how symbolic content can be expressed through painting images of the unconscious;
- Describe how evoking symbols from the unconscious can have a healing effect;
- Describe how this technique can be helpful during times of emotional transition;
- Describe factors, which contribute towards the development of a symbolic attitude;
- Describe how creating an image with the hands can evoke a more active attitude;
- Describe how bringing unconscious images into consciousness can be used to strengthen ego development;
- Describe the advantages of delayed interpretation of symbols;
- Describe the evolution of symbols over a period of guided imagery;
- Describe how to amplify an image within a group process;
- Describe the value of interpreting (or not interpreting) a patient’s productions of the unconscious.
Marion Anderson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. At the moment, she sees clients online and has a private practice in Santa Monica where she works with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adaptation and major life transitions. Dr. Anderson is also a certified sandplay therapist and speaks German, English, and Portuguese.
Psychologists: 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.
The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. 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.