Presented by Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D. 3 Tuesdays: February 9, 16, 23, 2021 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly Let it cut more deep Let it ferment and season you - Hafiz I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the Astonishing Light of your own Being! – Hafiz In this seminar, we will read poems by Persian mystic Sufi poets such as Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. We will consider the sheer power of insight these poets possessed in understanding human experiences and the structure of the psyche. Exploring the deeper symbolic meaning of these poems will reveal how the Sufis’ wisdom about the internal workings of the psyche parallels Jungian psychological understanding of the individuation process. Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine. She also serves as an associate professor of applied clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California, where she teaches courses in depth psychology.Find out more »
Presented by Ruth Ammann The picture archive of the C. G. Jung Institute Zürich/Küsnacht contains nearly 4,500 original works by Jung’s patients from 1917-1955, and another 6,000 works of patients from the collection of Jolande Jacobi. Jung frequently asked his patients to paint and draw their inner images as he himself did, as a means of amplifying unconscious material, a technique which he called Active Imagination. This unique collection offers an opportunity to study the evolution of an analytic process from numerous patients over the course of decades. Until recently, these images “slept in grey boxes”, hidden away. In this talk, the archivist of this unique collection will offer an overview of the Archive including her reflections on the meaning and effect of painting in the context of the analytic process. A case study will be used to illustrate how psychological growth and development are evidenced in a progression of paintings by one patient. Learning Objectives: Describe Jung’s technique of active imagination and its role in the practice of psychotherapy; Give an example of how painting as a form of active imagination can be incorporated as a part of psychotherapeutic work; Using the example presented in the seminar, describe the evolution of the analytic process in light of the progression of their…Find out more »
Presented by Steven Galipeau, M.A., M.Div. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is a uniquely American description of the encounter with our unconscious depths. In this seminar, we will examine some of the ways in which this extraordinary product of the American imagination speaks to our modern circumstances with striking relevance. Some of the issues to be covered include the destructive and creative aspects of heroic attitudes, defensive structures that lead to splitting and work against integration, as well as the cultural attitudes which inform and influence the ways we take in and make meaning of what often feels like an increasingly chaotic world including other creatures of our world like the whale. Learning Objectives: Identify cultural attitudes as they are reflected in the novel Moby Dick. Identify defensive structures in the psyche that lead to splitting and work against integration. Identify when “heroic” attitudes may be creative and when they might become self-destructive. Steven Galipeau, M.A., M.Div., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Woodland Hills, California, and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City, a Jungian oriented sliding scale nonprofit. Steve is the author of Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories and The Journey…Find out more »
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D. 4 Wednesdays: April 14 , 21, 28, May 5 - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. 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 4-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.) Learning Objectives: 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 how creating an image with the hands can evoke a more active attitude. Describe how bringing unconscious images into consciousness can be used…Find out more »
The Mandrake Screams as It is Pulled from the Earth—and the Dog Dies:
Arcane and Not so Arcane Thoughts on Psychological Change.
Presented by Pamela Power, Ph.D. Individuation, psychological growth, psychic change can be a complicated matter that involves tolerating uncomfortable emotional states. This presentation will explore conundrums that accompany any shift in consciousness. We want to change, but we don’t; and the autonomous psyche has its own say. Learning Objectives: Describe the central conundrum of psychological change. Describe two difficult emotions that accompany a shift of consciousness. Pamela Power, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst with a private practice in Santa Monica. She is a past Clinic Director and past Training Director at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Before becoming a psychologist, she trained as a classical musician and studied theory and history of music.Find out more »
Presented by Renata Ferraz Torres, M.D. In this presentation, the archetype of the wounded healer will be discussed from personal, archetypal, and clinical perspectives. Diagnosed at age eight with familial spastic paraplegia, a disease which resulted in a physical disability, Torres brings a unique perspective to her work as a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Some of the topics to be addressed include the myth of the "neutral analyst", the importance of diversity enabling the privilege of learning from differences, the "ableism" culture, and the necessity of embracing one's unique characteristics in the process of individuation. This lecture will provide not only a perspective on physical disability but also on the vulnerability that lies in every analyst. Learning Objectives: Describe what is meant by the myth of the "neutral analyst" in terms of the transference counter-transference relationship; Describe some of the issues that can arise when the therapist has a visible physical disability and ways of addressing this in the context of clinical practice. Renata Ferraz Torres, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in São Paulo, Brazil for over 20 years. She is a teaching member of the Brazilian Society of Analytical Psychology (SBrPA), which is affiliated…Find out more »
Presented by Coline Covington, Ph.D. In the midst of atrocities, there is the silent presence of those brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others, and in other ways, by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they were able to do what they did and why other people don't. If we look more closely at the histories of these individuals, we discover that they may not be as exceptional as we think, and that bravery can take different forms in different contexts. Through the use of clinical material and recorded interviews, this presentation will explore the unconscious dynamics that determine acts of bravery. Learning Objectives: Describe two psychological factors which contribute to an individual's capacity to demonstrate bravery in the face of atrocity; Describe two psychological factors which make it difficult for an individual to demonstrate bravery in the face of atrocity. Coline Covington, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst in private practice in London, is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation, and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. For several years, Coline has combined…Find out more »
Presented by Laurence Browne, Ph.D. Rarely do new words introduced to the public by a particular author become readily accepted as part of general discourse, and it is doubtful that Jung himself could have predicted how popular his invented term would become. His hypothesis of synchronicity was an attempt to discover the meaning in meaningful coincidences. Jung believed that perhaps something more was going on, namely that such experiences were in fact fleeting glimpses of an underlying timeless realm in which mind and matter are as yet undifferentiated. In this talk, we will focus on how Jung came to develop his ideas on this most fascinating topic. Laurence Browne has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Queensland, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. He is the author of The Many Faces of Coincidence, published in 2017 by Imprint Academic, Exeter, U.K.Find out more »
Presented by August J. Cwik, Psy.D. The Axiom of Maria Prophetissa states: One becomes Two, Two becomes Three, and out of the Third comes the One as the Fourth. This axiom holds one of life’s great mysteries—the secret of secrets—and proves to be a master metaphor for the process of individuation itself and spiritual regeneration. In this presentation we will look at the first four numbers as they have been elaborated psychologically. We will look at this process developmentally in relation to body, soul and spirit, how various psychologies have emerged out of them, and how they lead to the three stages of coniunctio as described by Jung in Mysterium Coniunctionis. Learning Objectives: Discuss the Axiom of Maria in psychological terms; Describe the three stages of coniunctio. August J. Cwik, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Jungian analyst in private practice in the Chicago area. He is a member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also an assistant editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He was co-director of training of the analyst training program and co-director of the clinical training program in analytical psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He has published articles…Find out more »
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