Developmental and Archetypal Dimensions of Shame
Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members
CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)
This lecture is about an emotion everyone experiences that is often unpleasant, unrecognized and not talked about: Shame.
Shame can be a passing unpleasantness. Or it can be a persistent and debilitating condition in which a person feels small, inadequate and unworthy. Many problems in living fully and in relationships can be traced to a feeling of shame.
In this Lecture, Dr. Miller helps us understand how shame can begin to develop early in life. She also explores the folk belief of “The Evil Eye” as an archetypal story which has particular relevance for understanding shame and how to cope with it.
Recognizing the Inner Dynamics of Shame
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
CEUs: 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday’s Workshop (an additional $25)
Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)
This workshop offers small group and individual exercises to help participants gain a deeper understanding of shame. We will explore shame’s “companion” emotion – envy – which is often hidden in the shadows of the shame experience. We will look at elements of the folk belief of “The Evil Eye” to see what it can teach us to address an excessive shame complex.
This program is appropriate for individuals who experience shame as a problem, as well as therapists who help people deal with shame.
Sandra E. Miller, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Miller is a Senior Analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is a training analyst and Seminar Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society (The C.G. Jung Institute Analyst Training Institute of Pittsburgh). She has served as adjunct associate professor at Duquesne University, providing supervision for advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology. In addition to her analytic work, Dr. Miller offers play therapy for young children and parent consultation. She is an avid gardener.