Fairy Tales in Jungian Work Presented by Marlene Frantz, M.A., M.F.T. Fairy tales are allegorical stories that carry meaningful symbolic representations of complex external challenges, internal conflicts, and psychological processes. In this seminar, we will look at the symbolic nature of fairy tales and learn how to analyze them and amplify their archetypal images, characters, and themes through a process that is similar to the interpretation of dreams. We will also discuss why the interpretation of fairy tales is such an important clinical tool in Jungian psychology, and when it can be appropriate to introduce the use of fairy tales in our analytic work with patients. Please bring a favorite fairy tale to share that has always felt particularly important to you. Learning Objectives: Describe Jung’s concept of amplification as it pertains to working with fairy tales in clinical practice; Give an example of how the interpretation of fairy tales can help a patient to become more aware of their unconscious conflicts; Describe what is meant by an archetype; Give an example of when it would be therapeutically appropriate to introduce the interpretation of fairy tales. Marlene Frantz, M.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst, a group psychotherapist, and an equine therapist…Find out more »
Fanny Brewster, PhD This workshop offers an opportunity to engage in discussions of dreams and the dreamlife. We will explore dream images, language, and personal histories of dreaming that are inclusive of ethnicity and racial relationships while exploring how racial issues may appear in the psyche. Segments of our time will be spent in Dreamwriting, allowing the dreams to guide us in creative writing exercises that promote the joining of ego and unconscious for increased consciousness.Find out more »
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D.
While Jung emphasized the importance of fantasy and play to psychic development, he also recognized that fantasies also need to be actively transformed and symbolically represented for any significant transformation to occur. In this workshop series, we will use a fantastic short story and actively engage with color and brushes as a means of helping our inner images become alive and more conscious. Individuals will be encouraged to further amplify their images through personal reflection such as writing and sharing with the group. We will discuss ways of implementing painting as a form of active imagination in the context of analytic work.
This workshop does not require any artistic training or capacities and is for adults only.
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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.