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Cinderella: A Story for The Inner Ear

  • The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland 21600 Shaker Blvd. Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 United States of America (map)


"Cinderella: A Story for The Inner Ear"
Presented by Jungian Analyst Jody Wainer, M.A., MSSA, LISW

Co-Sponsored by Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society (NOCSWS)

Cost: FREE for members / $45 for non-members

CEUs: 3 CEUs are available for Saturday’s workshop (An additional $25 for Psychology CEUs. Social Worker CEUs are handled by NOCSWS, and included with registration. See registration form for additional details.)

Workshop Description:

This 3-hour workshop will include introduction to and discussion of the dimensions of Folklore. Specifically, we will illuminate the story of Cinderella: how it can be understood as a symbolic and archetypal story that when explored psychologically offers relevance to the problems and challenges of contemporary life. Unlike the Disney version, it is about much more than “getting the prince.” By reflecting on Cinderella’s dilemma and the means with which she finds a way out of her desperate situation, we discover what can help and what can hinder our own way out of difficult situations.

Workshop Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how folktales are symbolic stories that can be considered to be archetypal stories.

2. To examine how archetypal stories, specifically Cinderella, presents symbolic images and themes illustrating issues and challenges that are typically human.

3. To explore the ways in which the folktale of Cinderella offers a view of psychological development.

4. Specifically how attunement to one’s “inner ear” – one’s attitude towards both conscious and unconscious knowing, instinct, and intuitions – can interface with what helps and what hinders psychological development and growth.

About the Presenter:

Jody Wainer is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Jungian Analyst. She has been in private practice since 1996. She is the past president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer our lives.