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The Wound as a Bridge to the Numinous
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Wound as a Bridge to the Numinous

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The Wound as Bridge to the Numinous

Free for members, $5 non-members, no pre-registration required

6:30-8:00 pm Forest Hill Church Presbyterian

Wounding is a fundamental part of human experience that can connect us to undeveloped and unknown aspects of ourselves, to deeper experiences of the soul, and to the mysteries of life, which can be numinous. Laura Chapman, Jungian Analyst, will discuss ways in which the material generated from our wounded places can be integrated to shape our consciousness as we evolve.

ABOUT LAURA CHAPMAN

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Laura Chapman is a Jungian Analyst (2017) in private practice since 1980. Laura is an active member of Jung Cleveland as well as the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts (PSJA). She is also a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Laura’s early work as a psychotherapist included a somatic approach aimed at developing the awareness between the body and mental/emotional processes. Her continued interest is how the conscious exploration of one’s wounded places can facilitate an opening for change, growth and the possibility of transformation.

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Annual Visiting Lecture Series: Jung and Ecology
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Annual Visiting Lecture Series: Jung and Ecology

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LECTURE: Friday evening October 5th 7 pm—9:00 pm

JUNG’S NEW AGE PARADIGM: AN ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

In the 1950s, Carl Jung had already intuited the need for a paradigm shift in our relationship with nature, calling it a “new age” in which an ecological concept of psyche must exist alongside the human psychic experience. Come explore an archetypal perspective on the human impact on earth’s geology and ecosystems, and learn how Jung’s ecological lens can inform new models of educational and economic systems.

WORKSHOP: Saturday October 6th 10 am — 4:00 pm

JUNGIAN ECOSPYCHOLOGY: ESTABLISHING A SENSE OF PLACE IN THE MIDWEST

Our Midwestern landscape has been sculpted by ancient glaciers. Using myth, cultural stories of nature, and film, this workshop will open connections to the transcendent and sacred aspects of this geological history; and illustrate how this appreciation is an essential aspect to establishing, healing, and maintaining a sense of self. Participants will have opportunities to share their experiences of the land and seasons in their many dimensions.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

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Dennis Merritt, PhD is a Jungian analyst and ecopsychologist in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. He is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Zurich, and holds several academic distinctions, including Master’s Degrees in Humanistic Psychology—Clinical and Entomology, and a Doctorate in Insect Pathology from UC-Berkeley. Dr. Merritt is an author of several books, including The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe—Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology. Dr. Merritt has special interest and expertise in exploring new alignments in academia to address environmental issues.

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The Quantum World and Jung's Notion of Self
Oct
27
to Oct 28

The Quantum World and Jung's Notion of Self

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The Self in the Quantum World

Friday evening lecture (October 27, 2017) and Saturday workshop (October 28, 2017).

Lecture: The Age of Imagination

  • Date: 10/27/17
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members
  • CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)

Is imagination central to the cosmos or is it only an addendum? Is it like some kind of dazzling make-up which, when removed, leaves the order of the universe fundamentally unchanged, or not?

Modern quantum mechanics increasingly reveals that imagination is integral to the cosmos. It matters and makes our world whole and delightful. In this lecture, Dr. LeMouël, international physicist, reflects on the central role that imagination may be destined to play in the coming age.

 

Workshop: The Quantum and the Self

  • Date: 10/28/17
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
  • CEUs: 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday's workshop (an additional $25)

Since psychiatrist C.G. Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli collaborated on the convergence of depth psychology and quantum physics in the 1950's, much scientific progress has been made which lends support to the far-reaching possibility of the unity of matter and psyche. This workshop situates Jung's work in the historical context of the development of physical sciences and shows that Jung's concept of the self, is a remarkable analog to the concept of the quantum.

 

About the Presenter:

Christophe LeMouël, Ph.D. was trained as a quantum physicist and did theoretical research in high energy physics for several years in France and Greece. He also worked as a project manager at the National Center for Nuclear Energy in Paris, France, before moving to Los Angeles in 2007. Fascinated by the connection of physics and psychology, he lectured internationally on this topic. He is currently the Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Science Editor of the Jungian journal Psychological Perspectives. He is also adjunct faculty at Relativity School where he teaches physics to the next generation of filmmakers.      

 

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‘Inheritance of Dreams – The Wisdom of the Dream, Part 2’ Film & Discussion Presented by the Rev. Daniel E. Budd
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

‘Inheritance of Dreams – The Wisdom of the Dream, Part 2’ Film & Discussion Presented by the Rev. Daniel E. Budd

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Video & Discussion

Inheritance of Dreams – The Wisdom of the Dream, Part 2

Date: April 20, 2016                                                                                                       
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
CEUs:  No CEUs Available
Costs: Free for Jung Cleveland members; $5 for non-members. No preregistration is required. 

 

Description:

Our monthly Wednesday programs include the continuation of a three-part series, The Wisdom of the Dream. The second part of the series,Inheritance of Dreams, focuses on Carl Jung’s conception of archetypes — the stories and symbols that are shared by different cultures and that make up the Collective Unconscious. During this segment, Jungian Analyst Dr. John Beebe, M.D., identifies archetypes in science-fiction films such as Star Wars®, and the video features rare footage tracing Jung’s travels to Africa, Britain and New Mexico.

The segment will include a moderated discussion with the Rev. Daniel Budd.

If you do not wish to register and pay online, please download the form below. 

About Budd:

Rev. Daniel E. Budd has been Parish Minister since August 1999. He was ordained in 1979, and from 1979 to 1984 he served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Hartland Four Corners, Vermont, and then in Midland, Texas; from 1984 to 1999 he served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, New York.

Rev. Budd holds a B.A. in Psychology from Otterbein College (1973) and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary (1979). He currently serves on the Community Leader’s Council/Greater Cleveland of Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, the Delegate Assembly for Greater Cleveland Congregations, and on the Board and Program Committee of the C.G. Jung Educational Center of Cleveland.

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‘The Exploration of Cultural Attitudes According to C.G. Jung’s Theory of Psychological Type’ Lecture & Workshop Presented by Jungian Analyst Dr. John Beebe
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

‘The Exploration of Cultural Attitudes According to C.G. Jung’s Theory of Psychological Type’ Lecture & Workshop Presented by Jungian Analyst Dr. John Beebe

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Lecture

The Exploration of Cultural Attitudes According to C.G. Jung’s Theory of Psychological Type

  • Date: 4/15/16
  • Time: 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members
  • CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

C.G. Jung’s theory of psychological type offers us tremendous insight into ourselves and others, yet people who are identical in type may still approach the world with very different attitudes and assumptions. How we make sense of the world seems to involve emotional investments and intellectual frameworks that tie to, but also go beyond, type. At a cultural level, these frameworks include social, religious, philosophical, aesthetic, and psychological attitudes.

Using illustrative clips from recent and classic films, Dr. John Beebe will lead us in exploring these orientations toward what is offered already by our culture. Participants will take away a new way of observing and understanding themselves and others.

Workshop

The Impact of Cultural Attitudes and Psychological Type on Personal Lives and Relationships

  • Date: 4/16/2016
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
  • CEUs: 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday's workshop (an additional $25)

Lecture Description:

This workshop looks at the interplay of cultural attitudes and psychological type in depth and explores how they impact our lives and relationships. We will ask questions such as: Is it possible or desirable to try to develop the attitudes that we do not naturally prefer? Should we be working in parenting or therapy to foster the development of these attitudes?

Participants will be able to formulate examples of communication problems and values conflicts that can arise in a relationship because of differences in cultural and psychological attitudes. Using case examples of his own as well as examples volunteered by participants, Dr. Beebe will demonstrate what it means to do psychotherapy employing each of the different cultural attitudes.

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About the Presenter:

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John Beebe, M.D. is a senior analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy. He is the author of Integrity in Depth, co-author ofThe Presence of the Feminine in Film, and co-editor of The Question of Psychological Types. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he has written about psychological types for numerous books and journals, including Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysis, Jungian Analysis, Jungian Psychoanalysis, The Journal of Analytical Psychology,Jung Journal, Psychological Perspectives, and Theory & Psychology. Beebe’s eight-function, eight-archetype model of type is widely studied and applied in the field. In addition, he has spearheaded a Jungian typological approach to the analysis of film.

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Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Engaging the Consciousness of Change, Presented by Barbara Friedman & Doris Klinkhamer

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Lecture

"Changing Consciousness & Therapeutic Practice"

Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

Carl Jung engaged in a process of deep change that restructured his consciousness. This change was informed by moving away from strictly scientific and rational constructs toward a focus on non-rational experiences and non-ordinary perception.

As Jung developed his theory from these experiences, the analytic focus began to shift to the field that is created between two people and ever-widening spheres of connecting energies. Within this new context some of the basic assumptions of treatment and intervention, which are based on separateness, became less relevant. It is his process of engagement, rather than the content of his theory, that is the focus of this talk.

Workshop

"Engaging the Consciousness of Change"

Date: 5/4/13

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)

Workshop Description:

Many people are experiencing dramatic changes in their lives as our world passes through a collective shift in consciousness. This workshop is designed to explore how to respond to the changes that are occurring as we move away from old rational scientific rules based on linear time and three-dimensional space into new dimensions of consciousness. In this workshop, we’ll explore the use of information gained from non-rational sources and transparent realms to give us guidance during these challenging times.

CEU Objectives: 

1. To describe how Jung engaged in the process of changing consciousness.

2. To explore the use of non-rational ways of gaining information, relativizing the historical position of the ego in the psyche.

3. To discuss how the analytic focus shifts to the field of interconnection, thereby challenging some of the old theoretical constructs based on separateness.

4. To understand our responsibility in creating the form the new consciousness will take.

About the Presenters:
Barbara Friedman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and a licensed psychologist. She also is a certified addictions counselor and a certified Yoga Instructor. She has devoted many years to the study of spiritual wisdom traditions. Barbara is a published author of many articles and a book, Partners in Healing: Redistributing the Power in the Counselor Client Relationship. She is a founding member of Jung Cleveland and has a private practice in Chicago, Ill.

Doris W. Klinkhamer, M.A. LCSW, graduated from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, has completed an advanced two-year clinical training program in Jungian Psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is currently in private practice in Chicago where she integrates her experience and training in psychotherapy with teachings from wisdom traditions. She also serves on the Professional Affiliates Steering Committee and Program Committee of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.

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Oct
10
10:30 AM10:30

Special Offering for Jung Cleveland Members Only – Private Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Tour Led by Misty Mullin, CMA Engagement Specialist and Melissa Grannetino head of Young Professionals at CMA

Pre-Registration is Required! Contact: info@jungcleveland.org to Register Today! Space is Limited.

Description:

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Having recently completed an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus, the museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

Explore highlights of the collection that incorporate Jungian thought with Misty Mullin, Engagement Officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Explore the Archetypal Symbolism in the Fashion of Alexander McQueen, Presented by Mary Wells Barron, Jungian Psychoanalyst

A Tear in the Veil: Beauty and Shadow in the Art of Alexander McQueen


Please note: This free lecture is open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP for this event, on or after September 1, by clicking here

Cost: FREE, but please RSVP by clicking here

Event Summary:

Join Jung Cleveland and The Cleveland Institute of Art in the co-sponsored presentation of "A Tear in the Veil: Beauty and Shadow in the Art of Alexander McQueen." 

Jungian Psychoanalyst Mary Wells Barron will present a lecture exploring the archetypal symbolism in the fashion of Alexander McQueen. 

In the spring of 2011, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened an exhibition titled "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." This retrospective of the fashion created by McQueen presented archetypal images of astonishing power. 

This talk – featuring more than 40 images from Savage Beauty – explores these "soul clothes" and the creative genius of Alexander McQueen. 

The free presentation and discussion will include a light reception, including guests from local fashion and fiber studios. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.

About Mary Wells Barron: Mary Wells Barron M.A., M.I.M., M.B.A. is a Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in Saint Louis, Missouri. She trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has lectured in the United States and abroad for over twenty years on subjects related to the interface of art and psyche. Mary is a member of the Board of Directors of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS).

Please note: This free lecture is open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP for this event, on or after September 1, by clicking here

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May
20
6:30 PM18:30

‘Vital Aging’ Video & Discussion Presented by Rosemarie Paini, Ph.D.

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Video & Discussion

Vital Aging

Cost: $5

CEUs: No CEUs Available

Description:

We will present excerpts from Jung and Aging: Bringing to Life the Possibilities and Potentials for Vital Aging. Discussion to follow.

About Paini:

Rosemarie Paini, Ph.D. is in private practice in Lyndhurst. She received her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2001 at the age of 59. She currently is enrolled as an auditor at the Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

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‘Psyche, Soul, and Taboo in the Neuroscientific Age’ Lecture Presented by Dr. Jerry Kroth
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

‘Psyche, Soul, and Taboo in the Neuroscientific Age’ Lecture Presented by Dr. Jerry Kroth

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Lecture

Psyche, Soul, and Taboo in the Neuroscientific Age

Cost: $5

CEUs: No CEUs Available

Lecture Description:

In his lecture about eight different psychological phenomena, Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., will take a closer look at those considered taboo in the current deterministic and mechanistic scientific landscape and those which challenge any such reduction of soul and human experience. Honing in on near death experiences, psychic dreams, telepathy, synchronicity, premonitions, creative possession, archetypes, and paranormal activity, this presentation has a deeply Jungian flavor, and those interested in Jungian psychology will find it a fascinating lens from which to explore constructs in today’s scientific landscape.

About Kroth:

Dr. Kroth is an Associate Professor Emeritus from Santa Clara University in California whose teaching assignments have included psychotherapy/personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. In addition, he has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

*FREE* Film and Discussion

*FREE* Film and Discussion

Carolyn Russell Stonewall’s Once Upon A Loss: A New Look at Cinderella

Event Description:

Join us for coffee, light refreshments, and a FREE SCREENING of the film, Once Upon A Loss: A New Look at Cinderella. Produced and directed by Carolyn Russell Stonewell, this version of the storybook classic explores Cinderella’s scope of experience from losing her mother, to losing her innocence, to ultimately losing the safety she knew within her own environment. In addition to the protagonist's ability to face those losses, Stonewell adds thematic depth by including commentary from a Jungian analyst whose personal interviews with women echo the importance of enduring loss as a navigating principle in life.

Immediately following the FREE screening will be discussion facilitated by Jody Wainer, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Jungian Analyst. Wainer has been in a private practice since 1996 and is the past president of Jung Cleveland. She is interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer our lives.

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Sep
22
to Nov 24

Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within

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A Series of Classes Held on Six Monday Nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights

Dates: 9/22/14, 9/29/14, 10/6/14, 10/27/14, 11/3/14, 11/24/14

Cost: $240 for members & $270 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

CEUs: 9.0 CEUs are available for participants who complete the entire series for an additional $45. 1.5 CEUs are available for each session ($15 for 1.5 CEUs). 

Event Summary: Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific – broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a purposeful knowing and guiding self. This class will explore concepts of Jungian Analytical Psychology, as they emerge from our work with personal dream material.  Limited to 10 participants. Only 2 spots remain!

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 to our lives.

September 22, 2014

Review the Concept of Associative Dreaming

1.  Identify importance of confidentiality – respect and integrity to the process

2.  Identify the nature and importance of the “field” created in dream group

3.  Explore the nature of the analytic 3rd – unconscious amalgam

September 29, 2014

Review Identification of the Objective and Subject Levels within the Dream

1. Integrate work with both the objective and subjective levels of the dream

2. Recognizing the value of the objective: outside in the so-called real world

3. Recognizing the value of the subjective: inner subjective states and complexes

October 6, 2014

Examine How One’s Attitude Towards the Dream Promotes Understanding – Reverie

1.  Explore the way in which spontaneity invites the unconscious to express itself

2.  Recognize the dream as a purposeful communication

3.  Develop an attitude of curiosity and unknowing

October 27, 2014

Using Dream Material Explore Integration of Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Values

1.  Experience the value of a reciprocal relationship and dialectic with the unconscious

2.  Increase trust of one’s own knowledge, insights and intuitions

3.  Strengthen the ability to stay with one’s own process and that of another person

November 3, 2014

Identify Our Group Process & How it Deepens Engagement with Dream Materials

1.  Revisit how Associative Dreaming invites a felt sense of the dream material

2.  Experience how inner material can be engaged as one might in active imagination

3.  Examine how this process might reflect something of the inter-active field

November 24, 2014

Closure & Feedback

1.  Assess achievement of goals and objectives for the class

2.  Explore dream material as a vehicle for closure of the group process

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information. Thank you for your interest in this exciting Jung Cleveland series!

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Cinderella: A Story for The Inner Ear
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Cinderella: A Story for The Inner Ear

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Workshop

"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.

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Dr. Leonard to Present ‘The Art of Aging’ Lecture & Workshop this May
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Leonard to Present ‘The Art of Aging’ Lecture & Workshop this May

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Where do we look for inspiration as we age in a culture bound to youth and materialism? What are the limitations of aging and the possibilities? Through “The Art of Aging,” Dr. Leonard will explore the various themes – including finite, time, death, remembering, despair, hope and the creative challenge of gains – plus, explore various archetypal patterns in our attitude toward changing. 

Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

Dr. Leonard will focus on three phases that we experience during the aging process. She’ll present a description of each phase accompanied by examples from others and herself, plus examples from film that show some of these issues in each phase. Dr. Leonard also will look at the archetypal structure in the psyche that is relevant to the aging process. She’ll present some current day definitions of aging in contrast with the original etymological meaning of the word “old.”

Lecture Objectives:

1. Understand phases and challenges of the aging process.

2. Discover how films can help people identify and understand issues in aging.

Workshop

Date: 5/31/2014

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)

Workshop Description: The Workshop will offer possibilities for further discussion of the material presented in the lecture, an experiential writing exercise in which each person can focus on their own issues with aging, and break-out groups designed to help us dialogue about our experiences with more awareness. In the workshop, participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, experiences and dreams as they’ve gone through the aging process.

Workshop Objectives:

1.  Learn to apply this material to one's own life.

2.  Discover how to help others – clients and groups – to understand the phenomenon of aging and apply it to their lives.

3.  Learn an exercise designed to help bring up aging issues and to discuss them with others.

Linda Leonard, Ph.D.is a Jungian analyst trained in Zurich and also was trained while there by existential psychiatrist Medard Boss. She received a diploma from the original Zurich Institute in 1972. She is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is an internationally renowned author, lecturer and workshop presenter.

Her books include The Wounded WomanOn the Way to the WeddingWitness to the FireMeeting the MadwomanFollowing the Reindeer Woman and The Call to Create. 

She’s also written a number of articles, including two specifically about films Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronique and Malick's The Tree of Life. These film essays were published by Spring Journal.

She has taught philosophy at California State University, San Diego, and the University of Colorado, Denver. Her doctorate degree is in philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. She also has worked as a newspaper reporter.

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Dr. Kugler to Present Lecture & Seminar This January
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Kugler to Present Lecture & Seminar This January

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Lecture

The Red Book and Psyche's Art

Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

Friday's lecture will set the context for Jung's Red Book with a discussion of how therapeutic analysis and expressive art therapy slowly became interwoven over the past 100 years.

Seminar

East Meets West: Jung, I Ching and the Legacy of the Eranos Conferences

Date: 1/18/14

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 seminar (an additional $25)

Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)

Seminar Description:

Saturday's seminar will continue to develop an overview of analytical psychology through a screening of excerpts from the new documentary movie Wisdom of Changes: Richard Wilhelm and the I Ching, directed by Bettina Wilhelm. Richard Wilhelm has often been characterized as the Marco Polo of the inner world of China. His many translations of the great spiritual texts of the East opened the cultural and spiritual traditions of China to the West. The second half of Saturday's seminar will explore the role played by the Eranos Conferences in the development of analytical psychology, opening and sustaining Jung's 30-year dialog with distinguished scientists, clinicians, scholars and spiritual leaders from the Far East, Middle East, and West.

Paul Kugler, Ph.D., completed his diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute, Zurich (1979). While in Zurich, he worked at the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology before returning to the U.S. to teach at the State University of New York and work in private practice in Aurora, N.Y. He is the author of more than 60 articles and three books, ranging from contemporary psychoanalysis and clinical supervision to experimental theatre, photography and postmodernism. Past president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a past officer of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists, Dr. Kugler has worked part-time in China for the past five years, teaching, doing clinical supervision and personal analysis.

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Psyche on Stage: The Transformation of the Soul Through Drama, Led by Jungian Analyst Constance Romero

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Lecture

"The Psyche on Stage: The Transformation of the Soul Through Drama"

Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

Theater has long provided the human soul with the possibility of transformation. Viewing and/or participating in dramatic ritual allows us to see hidden aspects of ourselves and repressed aspects of the culture at large. It also provides a channel for the healthy expression of deep emotions. Jung described such creative work as becoming conscious of the Shadow and working toward Individuation; that is becoming more of who we really are, as opposed to who we think we should be. This lecture takes a look at the Individuation process in theater using scenes and images from modern and ancient plays.  Also explored is the archetypal pattern of Death and Rebirth that underlies Drama as an art form and fuels the possibility for healing and transformation. Come join us as we explore that great Theater in the Round that is the Psyche on Stage. 

Workshop

"Mining Character, Mending the Soul"

Date: 11/9/13

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)

Workshop Description:

This workshop takes the subject of Friday's lecture into the realm of personal experience. In a friendly, supportive environment, participants will have the opportunity to further explore their own individuation process through the medium of theater.

The workshop begins with a gentle warm-up period to loosen the voice and relax the body (this section is not strenuous and may be done seated). After this, short scenes and/or monologues from various plays will be provided for attendees. Through discussion and personal reflection, participants will then select the material they wish to work with. Following lunch, there will be a rehearsal period with the chance to explore the emotional, psychological and physical aspects of a character or scene. This material will then be presented for the group in the format of a dramatic reading. The chance to discuss and process one's personal experience will follow.

Please Note: All are welcome. The atmosphere provided is relaxed, non-competitive and meant to facilitate a psychological process rather than a performance. No prior acting/theater experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.

About Romero:
Constance Romero, LPC, LMFT, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in the New Orleans area. She also is on the teaching faculties of the New Orleans Jung Seminar and The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts. She has a professional background in theatre and lectures frequently on the arts and Depth Psychology. Her essay, The Cane is Crying: Notes on Katrina, was published in Psychological Perspectives. 

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dying to Get Ahead: Ambition and the Art of Individuation, Led by Jungian Analyst Tim Pilgrim

Lecture

"Dying to Get Ahead: Ambition and the Art of Individuation"

Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

Ambition has many faces. It can appear as intense desire, a desperate hungering after success or an overwrought need for fame and power. However, in its benign aspects, ambition reflects genuine desires that give individuals the energy and focus necessary to fulfill goals and realize themselves. 

Using Jung’s insights into man’s “motive factor” and imaginal materials including art, dreams and the symbols of alchemy, this lecture will examine the inner workings of ambition. As we will discover, ambition is produced by the interaction of consciousness with unconscious factors, which interrupt and often redirect our willful efforts to achieve our goals. This interaction can be confusing, frustrating, painful or dangerously pleasurable. But if properly held and understood, ambition provides opportunities for self-realization that help us move through life and connect with our world.

Workshop

"Dying to Get Ahead: Excursions into Ambition, Failure, and Other Psychological Endeavors"

Date: 10/5/13

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)

Workshop Description:

Participants will be encouraged to bring images and stories that relate to their own personal encounters with ambition and failure. As well, we will look more closely at one of literature and film’s most memorable stories of ambition, Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus." We will discuss elements of the story and view clips from two of the more poignant Frankenstein films: James Whale’s original "Frankenstein" with Boris Karloff and the more recent rendition with Robert De Niro, "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein," directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Optional readings for the workshop:
Jung Mysterium Conjunctionis, pgs. 110-128 (section on “Sulphur”)
Anna Fels, Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women's Changing Lives, Anchor Books 2005 (paperback version)

About Pilgrim:
Tim Pilgrim, M.A., M.B.A., is a Jungian Analyst, member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). He has a private practice in Toronto, Ontario, and is a licensed marital and family therapist with clinical membership in the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. He is a lecturer and instructor at the University of Toronto and is on the faculty of the Analyst Training Program for OAJA.

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Sep
23
to Dec 3

Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within, Fall 2013 Program

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REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JUNG CLEVELAND PROGRAMMING. (Aug. 9, 2013)

A Series of Classes Held on Six Monday Nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights.

Dates: A series of six Monday evenings – 9/23/13, 9/30/13, 10/7/13, 10/28/13, 11/4/13, 12/2/13

Cost: $270 for non-members, $240 for members for the series. Registration is necessary as only 6 spots are available.

CEUs: 9.0 CEUs are available for participants who complete the entire series for an additional $45. 1.5 CEUs are available for each session.

Event Summary:
Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific – broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a purposeful knowing and guiding self. This class will explore concepts of Jungian Analytical Psychology as they emerge from our work with personal dream material.

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 to our lives.

Topics:

September 23, 2013
Review the Concept of Associative Dreaming

  • Identify importance of confidentiality – respect and integrity to the process
  • Identify the nature and importance of the “field” created in dream group
  • Explore the nature of the analytic third-unconscious amalgam

September 30, 2013
Identify Objective and Subjective Levels Within the Dream

  • Integrate work with both the objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Recognizing the value of the objective: outside in the so-called real world
  • Recognizing the value of the subjective: inner subjective states and complexes

October 7, 2013
Importance and Nature of Reverie

  • Explore the way in which spontaneity invites the unconscious to express itself
  • Recognize the dream as a purposeful communication
  • Develop an attitude of curiosity and unknowing

October 28, 2013
Integration of Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Values

  • Experience the value of a reciprocal relationship and dialectic with the unconscious
  • Increase trust of one's own knowledge, insights and intuitions 
  • Strengthen the ability to stay with one’s own process and that of another person

November 4, 2013
Explore How Group Process Deepens Engagement with Dream Material

  • Revisit how Associative Dreaming invites a felt sense of the dream material
  • Experience how inner material can be engaged as one might in active imagination
  • Examine how this process might reflect something of the interactive field

December 2, 2013
Closure and Feedback

  • Assess achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Explore dream material as a vehicle for closure of the group process

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information. Thank you for your interest in this exciting Jung Cleveland series! 

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Self Portrait With Ghost: The Art of Lament and Redemption, Presented in Partnership with Braden & Associates

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Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

"Let us build the bond of community so that the living and the dead image will become one and the past will live on in the present…" -C.G. Jung 

"Often I have such a great longing for myself. I know that the path ahead still
stretches far; but in my best dreams I see the day when I shall stand and greet myself." -Rainer Maria Rilke

 

When you lose three children, your home and your country, how do you go on? If you are Emma Hoffman, a gifted painter in the impressionist tradition, you paint. Those paintings continue to speak of the redemptive power of art to Hoffman’s granddaughter, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky. Years ago, when she was in analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, Lowinsky had a dream in which she was told, "On your way to Jung’s house, you must first stop at your grandmother’s house and gather some of her paintings.” Lowinsky was the first child born in the New World to a family of German-Jewish refugees from the Shoah. She had a special tie with her only surviving grandparent, whom she knew as Oma. Oma taught her that making art can be a way to transmute grief and bear the unbearable.

A series of paintings, self portraits, portraits of family, landscapes and interior scenes of the houses she lived in reflects her lamentations, her wandering and her search for redemption. Lowinsky understood her dream to mean that she had to follow the path of her own creativity. She did not know then that the dream would turn out to be literally true as well. She would need to put her art — her poetry — at the service of her grandmother’s paintings. Her grandmother’s spirit would demand it. Her opus would need to intersect with her Oma’s, and together they’d make their way to Jung’s house. 

This presentation is the result of an ongoing dialogue between Hoffman and Lowinsky’s art. She will weave together Emma Hoffman’s story and paintings, her poetry and prose and her reflections on Jung’s Red Book as an example of the “art of lament and redemption,” a form she calls Jungian memoir.

Lecture Goals:

1. Understand the psychology of the refugee

2.  Understand the psychology of Jews who fled the Nazis and their descendants

3. Contemplate the experience of grief

4. Consider the uses of creative process in healing trauma

Workshop

Speak, Muse: A Day with the Sister from Below

Date: 5/18/13

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)

Workshop Description:

In this writing workshop, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky will introduce her muse, the shape-shifting Sister from Below, and invite her to inspire your writing practice. With the Sister’s help, Lowinsky will facilitate an imaginative encounter with the stuff of your inner and outer life — your own Jungian memoir.

The Sister from Below is a fierce inner figure. She emerges out of reverie, dream, a fleeting memory or a difficult emotion as the moment of inspiration — the muse. This Sister is not about the ordinary business of life: work, shopping or making dinner. She speaks from other realms. If you'll allow, she'll whisper in your ear, lead your thoughts astray, fill you with strange yearnings, get you hot and bothered, send you off on some wild-goose-chase of a daydream and eat up hours of your time. She's a siren, a seductress, a shape-shifter... Why listen to such a troublemaker? Because she is essential to the creative process: She holds the keys to the doors of our imaginations and deeper life—the evolution of soul.

Open to those who write and those who want to. Bring pen and notebook.

Workshop Goals:

1. Have direct experience of the creative process

2. Have direct experience of active imagination

3. Deepen self knowledge about inner experience 

4. Deepen psychological understanding of writers and other artists

About Lowinsky:
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ph.D., lives at the confluence of the River Psyche and the Deep River of poetry. Her memoir, The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way, tells stories of her pushy muse. She is the co-editor of the new collection Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way. She is a Jungian analyst and the author of four books of poetry, including the forthcoming Faust Woman Poems. Lowinsky is the winner of the Obama Millennium Award, and her poetry and prose have been widely published. She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and has led a writing circle there, called Deep River, for years.

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Jan
7
to Apr 22

Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within

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A Series of Classes Held on Four Monday Nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights.

Dates: A series of four Monday evenings – 1/7/13, 2/4/13, 3/18/13, 4/22/13

Cost: $180 for non-members, $160 for members for the series. Registration is necessary as only 10 spots are available. 6.0 CEUs are available for this series for an additional $30.

Event Summary:

Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific- broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a purposeful knowing and guiding self. This class will introduce the foundational Dream concepts of Jungian Analytical Psychology, as they emerge within the dream. Each session will include an opportunity to work with personal dream material.

Series: Limited to 10 Participants. Register Today!

CEUs: 6.0 CEUs available for this series. 

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 a past president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to our lives.

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information. Thank you for your interest in this exciting new Jung Cleveland series!

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

"'The Sailor Cannot See North': The Psychospiritual Dilemma of Our Time"

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Lecture

"'The Sailor Cannot See North': The Psychospiritual Dilemma of Our Time"

Register by Nov. 23 to be entered in a drawing for a surprise gift at the event!

 

Cost: $25 for members | $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday's lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:
What are the sources of guidance for a thoughtful person in our country amid political fractionation, animosity, divisive ideologies and numbing distractions — a time in which the individual has an enormous summons to social, psychological and spiritual integrity?  This presentation will challenge the audience to assume responsibility for a thoughtful, discerned and experientially verified authority, one which bases itself on respect for others, but also embodies a willingness to show up, to be different and to stand for something real.

Workshop

Date: 12/15/12

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $75 for members | $85 for non-members

CEUs: 4 CEUs are available for Saturday's workshop (an additional $20)

Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)

Workshop Description:

The participant is invited to bring a notebook and pen for personal reflection for, consistent with the task above, you will be challenged to discern your own values, be accountable for them, and summoned to the courage to live them. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the psycho-spiritual context which may contribute to mental distress
  2. Learn how psycho-dynamic insights may provide avenues for developing more mature spiritualities

About Hollis:
James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Houston, Texas, and is the author of 13 books, including his most recent title, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

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Oct
3
to Nov 8

Jung by the Fire, Led by Dianne Braden, Jungian Analyst

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A Series of Study Groups Held on Six Wednesday Evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Diane Braden's Practice at Franklin's Row.

Dates: A series of six Wednesday evenings – 10/3/12, 10/10/12, 10/17/12, 10/24/12, 10/31/12, 11/7/12

Cost: $180 for the entire series. Registration is necessary as only 8 spots are available. We ask that each participant provide their own copy of Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Carl Jung and bring it with them to all sessions. No CEUs available for this series.

 

Event Summary:

Jung by the Fire is an intimate study group focusing on Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams and Reflections. This is conceived to be an in-depth reading and reflection on Jung’s story and his description of his process with the intention of exploring on what reading Jung means to us today. The group is geared toward all types of participants with an interest in analytical psychology’s clinical, professional, personal, artistic or philosophical importance to our lives and thinking. It will be less didactic and more reflective of the insights and input of participants, facilitated from an analytic perspective. In short: Why read Jung and what can we learn from his autobiography in 2012? 

Series Objective: To explore Jung and his work through his autobiography with an eye to why his thought is still relevant to modern readers.

Series: Limited to 8 Participants. Register Today!

CEUs: No CEUs available for this series. 

About the Presenter: 
Dianne Braden is a  Jungian Analyst in private practice in Solon, Ohio. She is a senior analyst in the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts for whom she has served on a number of training committees. She is a former Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts and has presented papers on a variety of Jungian topics in New York, Kansas, Ohio and Colorado.

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information, registration will not open until dates and location have been decided. Thank you for your interest in this exciting new Jung Cleveland series!

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Sep
24
to Dec 3

Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within, Presented by Jody Wainer, Jungian Analyst

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A Series of Classes Held on Four Monday Evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights

Dates: A series of four Mondays – 9/24/12, 10/22/12, 11/19/12, 12/3/12

Cost: $160 Members | $180 for Non-Members

Event Summary: Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific, broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a teaching, purposeful knowing and guiding Self. This class will review foundational dream concepts, as well as deepen mastery of dream work in Jungian Analytical Psychology. Each session will include an experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material and relevant didactic presentations.

Sessions: Limited to 10 Participants: Each session will include a experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material.

Registration is now closed.

CEUs: 6.0 CEUs are available are available for participants upon completion of the series. 

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 a past president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is currently interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to our lives.

Topics:

September 24, 2012
Review Basic Concepts of Dream Work

  • Identifying the objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Recognizing the value of the objective: outside in the so-called real world
  • Recognizing the value of the subjective: inner subjective states and complexes

October 22, 2012
Expanding the Skills Essential to Working with the Dream

  • Setting (exposition) conveys psychological/symbolic context, focus, theme
  • Peripeteia or development, movement out of the problem
  • Crisis (impasse), high point of drama, tension of opposites reach their peak
  • Resolution (lysis), ways in which the crisis could be resolved, way out

November 19, 2012
Importance of Mythopoetic Imagination

  • Develop an attitude that appreciates the dream as a purposeful communication
  • Develop an attitude of intelligent, non-judgemental, observation requiring acceptance and questioning
  • Develop an understanding of and respect for how unique the process of development is for each individual person

December 3, 2012
Integration of Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Values

  • Experience the value of a reciprocal relationship and dialectic with the unconscious
  • Increase trust of one's own knowledge, insights, intuitions and ability to stay with one's own process and that of another person
  • Assessing achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Exploring dreams as a vehicle for closure of the group process

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

September Lecture & Discussion: "Rumpelstiltskin: An Exploration of the Psychological and Symbolic Meaning of Folk Tales,” Presented by Jody Wainer, LISW, Jungian Analyst

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Lecture

Lecture & Discussion Limited to 15 Participants

Cost:

Lecture & Discussion: Member $35
Non-Member $45
Student w/ ID $5
Senior Member $30
Senior Non-Member $35

CEUs: 3.0 CEUs are available for Saturday’s lecture & discussion (an additional $15). 

Lecture & Discussion Description:

Folktales have been told over the millennia and across the globe, capturing the hearts and imaginations of every generation and affecting listeners everywhere. They are symbolic stories that reveal archetypal aspects of human existence. Rumpelstiltskin tells the story of a young girl’s desperate situation: to save her life, she promises her child to a gnome who rescues her. We will explore how the girl becomes trapped, how she is rescued, and how she regains her child and her life. We will seek to understand where we encounter similar dilemmas in our lives and how we can grow to regain autonomy. Rumpelstiltskin is the gnome who helps and hinders, whose power we have to appreciate and overcome and who will enslave us unless we passionately seek to know him and thereby reclaim our vitality.

Outline of Topics: 

  • Dimensions of folklore
  • Rumpelstiltskin: The Brothers Grimm fairytale of the poor Miller’s daughter
  • Interpretation of the following:
    • Explore the figures in the story to see what psychological traits we find in them and where those traits reside in us
    • Look at the actions in the story and explore where they occur in our lives
    • Reflect on the protagonist’s dilemma and the means with which she finds a way out of her desperate situation
  • What does the story reveal? What are the psychological processes about which give the tale information out of the storehouse of humanity's way of living life? The story tells of a young feminine ego who lives in the father’s world and whose creative energies are aroused by father and king to further their needs, and at a moment of total helplessness and near despair, the affective realization of her dilemma calls forth a mannequin whose services on the one hand, rescue her, and on the other hand, deprive her. After having been saved by the mannequin, she has a period of growth in her pregnancy, and she becomes able to claim for herself her feminine creativity. She can then deal directly with that complex of living for others and she can own her life more fully.

Lecture Objectives: 

  1. To identify the way in which folktales are symbolic stories that depict the inherited possibilities within all of us, they describe psychosocial development and create awareness of what helps and hinders our emotional growth.
  2. To examine the way in which folktales illuminate the attitudes that are most helpful in meeting life’s challenges.
  3. To offer an experience of the Jungian approach to psyche.

Clinical Objectives: 

  1. To identify how unconscious “complexes” are formed. This folktale specifically illuminates the way in which a narcissistic person uses their child to secure their own sense of self, expecting the child’s life and the child’s work to be in service of the parent’s feelings of competence.
  2. To explore how the complexes that form in response to the parent’s demands at first help the child cope but in the process cut the child off from themselves, and their own sense of agency.
  3. To recognize how one “names” these destructive complexes and works toward becoming connected to themselves and their own talents, desires and competences. 

Jody Wainer is a Jungian analyst and a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She has been in private practice since 1996. In April of 2003, she was awarded a diploma in Analytical Psychology by the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian analysts. She is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s four-year post-graduate training program as well as the Intimate Systems training program. She has over 20 years of experience as a therapist. Jody is currently active in IRSJA, serving on admissions and review committees. Her thesis was The Braided Candle: The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life As Understood Through a Jungian Psychological Lens and Their Implications for Practice. She is interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought, and the support it can offer our everyday lives.

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

February Lecture & Workshop Led by Jungian Analyst Lionel Corbett, M.D.

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Lecture

Jung in Dialogue with the Soul: Is Analytical Psychology a New Religion?

 

Lecture Description:

This lecture will focus on the implications of the dialogues between Jung and his soul that are recorded in “The Red Book.” In one of these dialogues, the soul tells Jung that he has received a revelation that he should not hide. His calling is the new religion and its proclamation. The presenter will discuss his idea that because of Jung’s dialogue with the soul that 12 years later, he was able to write, “We stand on the threshold of a new spiritual epoch; and that from the depths of man’s own psychic life, new spiritual forms will be born.” 

Is Jung's approach to the psyche really the revelation of a new form of spirituality, what Edward F. Edinger calls the "new dispensation," or is this idea merely a symptom of inflation? If analytical psychology is indeed an emerging form of spirituality, what does that look like in practice, how does it compare with traditional religious forms, and what are the implications for the practice of psychotherapy and for our culture?

Workshop

Depth Psychology as a Spiritual Practice

3/17/12 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)

Workshop Description: 

This workshop will review Jung's approach to religion and spirituality, and then present the idea that for many people the practice of depth psychotherapy is a contemporary form of spiritual direction. Instead of a traditional theistic idea – that of integrating spiritual direction into psychotherapy and depth psychology – Dr. Corbett suggests that using a Jungian approach these disciplines can be seen as synonymous.

The psyche reveals the sacred in the form of numinous experience, and manifests the Self, which is an imago dei; the psyche is therefore sacramental. Because the Self acts as a kind of blueprint for the individuation of the personality, there is no firm distinction between our spirituality and our psychology or between psychological and spiritual problems. This workshop will illustrate this idea with examples from our participants’ experiences.

About Corbett:

Lionel Corbett, M.D., trained in medicine and psychiatry in England, and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, teaches depth psychology as a member of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s core faculty in Santa Barbara, Calif. Dr. Corbett is the author of “Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion,” “The Religious Function of the Psyche,”  “The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice,” and is co-editor, with Dennis Patrick Slattery, of “Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field” and “Psychology at the Threshold: Selected Papers.” 

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Jan
23
to Apr 16

“Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within” Presented by Jungian Analyst Jody Wainer

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A Series of Classes Held on Four Monday Evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights

Dates: A series of four Mondays – 1/23/12, 2/6/12, 3/19/12, 4/16/12

Cost: $160 Members | $180 for Non-Members

 

Event Summary: Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific, broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a teaching, purposeful knowing and guiding Self. This class will review foundational dream concepts, as well as deepen mastery of dream work in Jungian Analytical Psychology. Each session will include an experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material and relevant didactic presentations.

Sessions: Limited to 12 Participants: Each session will include a experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material.

CEUs: 6.0 CEUs are available are available for participants upon completion of the series. 

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 a past president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is currently interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to our lives.

Topics:

January 23
Review of the Dream as a Vehicle or Connection with the Unconscious 

  • Setting (exposition): conveys psychological/symbolic context, focus, theme
  • Peripeteia or development: movement out of the problem
  • Crisis (impasse): high point of drama, tension of opposites, reach their peak

February 6
Psyche as a Whole is a Self-Regulating Unit

  • Exploring the dreamer’s personal associations
  • Widening exploration to include/reflect archetypal motifs
  • Understanding objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Importance of the dreamer’s interpretation or sense of the dreams meaning
  • Exploring alternative interpretations: do they ring true and the possibility of other functions or messages

March 19
The Role of the Dream as It Relates to the Ego-Self Axis

  • Examination of the symbolic language of the dream
  • Exploration of the dreams role in the individuation process
  • Understanding how the dream supports life with meaning in the modern world

April 16
In-Depth Integration of Jungian Concepts in Personal Dream Work

  • Experiential opportunity to identify how personal dream material has related to one’s individuation
  • Exploring issues of relationship, transference/counter transference: how dreams facilitate the working through of old patterns which impede relationships
  • Assessing achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Exploring dreams as a vehicle for closure of the group process

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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Oct
1
10:00 PM22:00

"Shame and the Evil Eye" Workshop Presented by Sandra Miller, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst

  • The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event Summary: 

“We turn away the whole body, most especially the face, which we endeavor in some manner to hide. An ashamed person can hardly endure to meet the gaze of those present, so that he almost invariably casts down his eyes or looks askant.”

Darwin 

Many folk cultures in ancient and current times believe that misfortune can be caused through the mere act of looking upon someone. This workshop takes an archetypal perspective to this widespread bit of folklore and asks what psychological meaning it carries. Dr. Miller will review some of the current anthropological literature about the widespread evil eye motif and the array of apotropaic devices that are believed to offer protection from its destruction.

The dynamics of envy and shame figure prominently in the evil eye motif. In this workshop, Dr. Miller will focus specifically on shame.

How should we understand shame? What purpose does it serve? Psychoanalytic literature has described it variously as an innate affect, as a defense, as a reaction formation against the sexual drive or as a narcissistic response to the failure to meet an ego-ideal. Dr. Miller will draw from the archetypal image of the evil eye to explore the phenomenon of shame as a universal affect that is typical in human experience and as a clinical phenomenon that can hamper an individual’s ability to love and work. Dr. Miller shall explore the developmental precursors to excessive shame, and its interpersonal and intrapsychic manifestations. Dr. Miller shall also consider the particular challenges for the clinician when treating individuals with excessive shame.

Lecture CEU Objectives:

 

  1. Recognize the clinical manifestation of shame in their patients
  2. Differentiate between shame and guilt
  3. Understand fundamental factors which contribute to an excessive sense of shame
  4. Understand the archetypal foundations of shame as a universal and clinical experience
  5. Understand the significance of the evil eye symbol in constituting shame
  6. Discuss strategies for treatment of individuals with excessive shame

About the Presenter: 

Sandra E. Miller, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Pittsburgh. Dr. Miller is a Senior Analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is a training analyst and Coordinator of Education for the Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society (The C.G. Jung Institute Analyst Training Institute of Pittsburgh). She serves as chair of the Inter-Regional Society Membership Committee, and has recently begun a study group for analysts and training candidates interested in Sandplay. 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.

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Interested in ‘Fireside Chats’ Led by Dianne Braden, Jungian Analyst? Let Us Know Today!

We are eager to introduce Jungian thoughts and perspective to the Greater Cleveland audience and we’d like to hear whether you’d be interested in attending a new event series called “Fireside Chats.”

We are considering kicking off the series – led by Dianne Braden, Jungian Analyst – with a discussion of The Fireside Chats by Hal and Sidra Stone, and a second called, Memories, Dreams and Reflections…Around the Fire. More details for each session are below!

We’d like to hold these events in September or October. Please contact us today if you are interested in the program and would like to learn more. Our form is located here or email us atinfo@jungcleveland.org.

 

The Fireside Chats

First Event to be Led by Dianne Braden, Jungian Analyst

The Fireside Chats with Hal and Sidra Stone, by Hal Stone, Ph.D., and Sidra Stone, Ph.D., editing and reflections by Dianne Braden, M.A., Jungian Analyst, is a book of the future if you’re interested in tools and thoughts that enhance your relationships, your analytic work and your connections to a larger community.  If your patients talk about their relationships (and whose don’t!) and you’ve avoided couple’s work in your practice in the past, this book gives you a unique opportunity to enter into another way of thinking about what Jung understood at the end of his life:

… I falter before the task of finding the language which might adequately express the incalculable paradoxes of love. “Eros” is a “kosmogonos”, a creator and mother-father of all higher consciousness …  we are in the deepest sense … the instruments of cosmogonic love… (MDR) 

In content, this is a book about relationship as teacher. The Stones' work rests on the understanding that consciousness can be as available as turning to the person you are with and asking yourself what you can learn by being with them. In form, this is a series of intimate dialogues recorded at the event of the same name in 2009 in Mendocino, California. Edited and reflected upon by Dianne Braden, Jungian analyst, this stands as a chance to witness personal and spontaneous conversation with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, originators of the Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego Process. Presented in a tone and attitude that makes it possible to feel like you’re present to the meeting itself, Dianne Braden offers an experience of connection with, and appreciation of, these psycho-spiritual elders who teach what they live. Psychologists both, their collective professional experience spans six decades of working at depth with individuals, couples and groups.

Offering a rare opportunity to engage with their mature thought and reflections, the Stones share their thoughts about the process of aging in relationship, how death and dying can be handled consciously, psycho-spiritual growth, and the gift of working with dreams. Solidly dovetailing with Jungian thought and other psychological trends (Hal Stone was a former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and Sidra Stone was the executive director of an innovative residential treatment center for adolescent girls) their combined perspectives span multiple therapies, decades, and thoughts about the evolution of consciousness.

Memories, Dreams and Reflections…Around the Fire

Second Event to be Led by Dianne Braden, Jungian Analyst

One of Jung’s most important – and for many, favorite works – is his autobiography, dictated to and edited by Aneila Jaffe. This work stands as one of the best expressions of not only Jung’s story as he reflected on it in his maturity, but also as one of the clearest presentations of his theory and the origins of it. Join Dianne in an informal setting for an on-going study and discussion group, and take the time to savor and reflect on the richness and implications of Jung’s writing.

The group will consist of reading MDR together, and stopping to consider and discuss material both personal and relevant to Jung’s reflections in the book. Given the length of the book, participants should expect this process to take the better part of a year, and see it as the opportunity it is to gather with like-minded individuals invested in understanding and appreciating the depth and breadth of Jung’s thought, both in the context of his time and culture, and its implications for our generation and generations to come.

About Hal and Sidra Stone

Hal and Sidra Stone are partners in marriage and in work with over 100 years of practice in their combined resumes. They are the originators of Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves. Their work is available in books, articles, mp3s, CDs, audiocassettes, and DVDs. For the past thirty years Hal and Sidra have taught together, both nationally and internationally. Their work with the many selves that make up the human psyche, their unique approach to relationship, and their introduction of the Aware Ego Process into the field of psycho-spiritual development, have been groundbreaking. They are inspired teachers who bring humor and enthusiasm to their work, and a practical, earthy approach to spirituality and the transformational process. And they have personally walked the challenging and rewarding path of "relationship as teacher" in many of its aspects; between them, they have had 5 children and 5 grandchildren. More information at www.voicedialogue.org.

About Dianne Braden

Dianne Braden is a Jungian Analyst and Voice Dialogue Facilitator in private practice in the Cleveland, Ohio area. With a background in languages and addictions, her interest in the other levels of the psyche has brought her to depth psychology and a passionate interest in the world of dreams and multiple ways of seeing and working with human personality. She is a senior analyst in the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts and has worked with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves for more than a decade. She considers herself fortunate to be able to combine her love of writing and working at depth in this initial collaborative volume by Hal and Sidra Stone. For more information about Dianne Braden, go tohttp://www.diannebraden.com.

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Sep
19
to Dec 12

“Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within” Presented by Jungian Analyst Jody Wainer

  • The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Series of Classes Held on Four Monday Evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights

Dates: A series of four Mondays – 9/19/11, 10/17/11, 11/21/11, 12/12/11

Cost: $160 Members | $180 for Non-Members

 

Event Summary: Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific, broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a teaching, purposeful knowing and guiding Self. This class will review foundational dream concepts, as well as deepen mastery of dream work in Jungian Analytical Psychology. Each session will include an experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material and relevant didactic presentations.

Sessions: Limited to 12 Participants: Each session will include a experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material.

CEUs: 6.0 CEUs are available are available for participants upon completion of the series. 

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 a past president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is currently interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to our lives.

Topics:

September 19
Review of the Dream as a Vehicle or Connection with the Unconscious 

  • Setting (exposition): conveys psychological/symbolic context, focus, theme
  • Peripeteia or development: movement out of the problem
  • Crisis (impasse): high point of drama, tension of opposites, reach their peak

October 17
Psyche as a Whole is a Self-Regulating Unit

  • Exploring the dreamer’s personal associations
  • Widening exploration to include/reflect archetypal motifs
  • Understanding objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Importance of the dreamer’s interpretation or sense of the dreams meaning
  • Exploring alternative interpretations: do they ring true and the possibility of other functions or messages

November 21
The Role of the Dream as It Relates to the Ego-Self Axis

  • Examination of the symbolic language of the dream
  • Exploration of the dreams role in the individuation process
  • Understanding how the dream supports life with meaning in the modern world

December 12
In-Depth Integration of Jungian Concepts in Personal Dream Work

  • Experiential opportunity to identify how personal dream material has related to one’s individuation
  • Exploring issues of relationship, transference/counter transference: how dreams facilitate the working through of old patterns which impede relationships
  • Assessing achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Exploring dreams as a vehicle for closure of the group process

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

September Lecture & Workshop Led by Karen Magee, MA, LMFT, LPC & Jungian Analyst

  • The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lecture

"Certainty vs. Doubt: The Ethics of Integrity"

 

Lecture Description: What role does integrity play in ethical decision making? When we are ready to engage the ethical questions and concerns encountered in our personal and/or professional lives, is the choice we make accompanied by certainty, or by doubt? As we become more conscious of the meaning and place ethics has in our lives, on what does our responsibility to act ethically, and with integrity, finally rest?  

Carl Jung, with Erich Neumann following close behind him, long ago introduced what came to be known as the new ethic.  In more recent years, other Jungians have joined them with their own ideas and perspectives that together challenge each of us to bring more conscious awareness into our work and daily lives, especially wherever ethical issues exist.  

The evening will include lecture and work with clips from a modern day film. It will offer an opportunity to further understand ethics from a Jungian perspective, as we explore both inner and outer influences that contribute to our certainties and/or doubts as we strive daily to become more ethical persons of integrity.

Lecture CEU Objectives:

  • Compare the meanings surrounding moral versus ethics
  • Gain an understanding of  Carl Jung's foundational idea on what he referred to as the "New Ethic" and its relationship to both the individual and Jung's ideas regarding thecollective unconscious
  • Identify ethical ideas of other psychologists (or psychoanalysts) who have followed Jung : Erich Neumann, James Yandell, John Beebe, Luigi Zoja
  • Examine and explore the history of the word and ideas surrounding integrity, and its relationship to psychology, Jung, and ethics
  • Discuss what is involved in an individual's choice to stand with certainty versus doubt, where ethical matters or concerns exist, partially explored by way of clips from a popular film
  • Reflect on their own conclusions regarding the complexity of the film’s ethical questions, and the ethical questions that present themselves both personally and professionally
     

Workshop

“Beginnings and Endings: A Story’s Final Chapter as in ‘Gran Torino’”

 9/10/11 | Workshop 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Event Location: The Gathering Place | The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus (23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Workshop Description: In telling the story of one's life, what might anyone have to say? Which of the hundreds or thousands of experiences, along with the individuals who shared them, occupy the pages in the story of a single life? And, what kinds of themes run through the story's chapters, from beginning to end? For anyone, what is it (on the surface, or in the deepest layers of one's existence) that creates a lasting memory – a long awaited legacy, in terms of those beginnings and endings? For you or for me, as for Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,” might it be the words and images that fill the pages of that final chapter that, above all else, matter most? 

“Gran Torino” is a story for our times, and perhaps, a story for each of us. It is the story of one man living into the last chapter of his life. In a changing neighborhood and world that no longer resembles the home and life he once knew, Kowalski comes face to face with an unexpected, unwanted invitation. In the end, his response to the invitation rewrites the final chapter in his story. With recognition and acceptance, Walt Kowalski makes a conscious, soulful choice regarding his own life, and in doing so, leaves behind his gift for the world.

The goal of the workshop is, by way metaphoric story using film and exercises, to examine what causes one to live a "halted, soul-less" life, and then to look at the subtle opportunities presented if and when unexpected invitations arrive. The workshop will invite those present to consider the ways in which an individual who has surrendered to "not mattering in life," might come to value his/her life and contributions, in the end being able to say: "My life did matter."

Join us for a day of lecture, exercises, and discussion, as we explore the depths of psychological meaning and wisdom for us all to be found in “Gran Torino.” As the chapters of our own stories continue beginning and ending, there is much to discover, contemplate, and gather from their pages. The final chapters are yet to be; the opportunity to become better acquainted with one's own stories is now.

Workshop Methods: Methods will include the psychological use of film clips to open the door to work with one's personal story, as well as the universal stories that belong to each of us. Through lecture from a Jungian, psychological perspective, individual and group exercises, and discussion weaving through the day, participants will have an opportunity to become more consciously, psychologically, and intimately related to their own stories and the discovery of what may have prevented a fuller life, as well as encounters in their lives that might have lead (or will lead) to a more authentic, fully lived existence, especially as time goes by.

Workshop Potential: The value lies for all participants, as well as practicing professionals, to be able to listen, recognize, and work more effectively with their own stories, and/or the stories told to them by clients and patients. Value will be found in helping all participants, as well as professionals, identify those aspects that have directly influenced their own lives and/or the lives of others in both negative and positive ways, oftentimes leaving one stagnated and paralyzed in an earlier chapter of their story, as compared with living into new and final chapters that could give new life to one's own existence, or another's, while also contributing to the world around them.

Workshop CEU Objectives:

  • Consider what is possible when opportunity arrives to heal and restore a life including contributing to the lives of a surrounding community and its people
  • Explore and consider what it is that allows one to change their story and once again value life
  • Identify their own challenges when the neighborhoods and scenes of life once familiar, have become something not previously known
  • Become more consciously, psychologically and intimately related to their own stories and possibilities for a more authentic, more fully lived life
  • Learn to listen with more conscious sensitivity and a deeper understanding to their own stories, and/or stories told to them by others
  • Identify those aspects of one's life that might directly influence one's story in either positive or negative ways

2.0 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture ($10). 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday’s session ($25). If attending both sessions for CEUs, the cost is $35. 

Karen Magee, MA, LMFT, LPC, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, where she has been an instructor at the Houston Jung Center for more than 20 years and has presented ethics workshops to a broad range of professional caregivers for the last 13 years. A graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she chairs the Inter-Regional’s Ethics Committee and is a senior training analyst in the Texas Seminar.  Additionally, teaching ethics online, Karen is a faculty member for the Jungian Studies Program at Saybrook University. However, presenting lectures and workshops throughout Houston and nationally, Karen may be best known for her work with film as a means of psychological exploration, always inviting those present to discover something more of themselves through the lens of film.

Please email info@jungcleveland.org for more information.

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