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Medication Therapy and Depth Psychology: Friends, Enemies, or Neighbors?
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Medication Therapy and Depth Psychology: Friends, Enemies, or Neighbors?

Join us for another of our Wednesday events at Forest Hill Church!

Free for members / $5 non-member; no pre-registration needed

Contemporary psychiatry is rooted in a medical disease model. Can such a model coexist with the paradigms of depth psychology? This lecture will explore psychiatry from historical and contemporary perspectives, with discussion of Kraepelin, Bleuler, Jung, and psychiatry in the 21st century.

About the presenter:

Dr. Benjamin Spinner is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist in Cleveland, OH. He has lectured on Philosophy of Psychiatry, History of Medicine, Human Development, and Pharmacotherapy.

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Video and Discussion: Myths & Monsters
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Video and Discussion: Myths & Monsters

Join us for another of our Wednesday Gatherings!

March 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm at Forest Hill Church Presbyterian, 3031 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights OH 44118

free for members/$5 non-members; no pre-registration needed

Stories have been told throughout history since the time of cave men. Over the centuries, this has evolved into modern cinema, television, and even video games - but some of the most well known fables and fairy tales have endured and are still told today. Myths & Monsters is a 6-part documentary that chronicles the origin of some of the best known stories in Western culture.

The episodes begin with a well crafted introduction that gives a brief overview on the content of the documentary before diving into the meat of the series. This opening episode, dubbed Heroes & Villains, introduces the Hero’s Journey template as depicted in the book The Hero With A Thousand Faces and explains how each story is crafted around this and explores the ones that defy this template.

We will watch the first 2 episodes together and then have time for discussion.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

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Adina Davidson, Ph.D., LISW is in her final year of Jungian analytic training. She is in private practice in Cleveland Heights and Beachwood and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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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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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Solstice Drumming with Dyane Sherwood

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Drumming Experience

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We received such positive feedback about Dyane's drumming program, we will be offering it again. Ritual and connection to the natural world are central to nurturing imagination and the numinous.

Join us for this gentle opening to what the unconscious offers each of us at this liminal time. After a brief introduction and an optional sage smudging outside, we will pass a talking stick for a check in. People will then make themselves comfortable and open to inner experience, while Dyane drums for 20- 30 minutes. We will segue into a group drumming and rattling. We will again pass the talking stick for optional sharing of the experience.

About Dyane Sherwood, PhD

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Dyane Sherwood is a Licensed Psychologist and Jungian Analyst, Certified in both Adult and in Child and Adolescent Analysis, and a Certified Sandplay Therapist. She has taught in depth about Active Imagination to therapists in analytic training, in continuing education workshops, and internationally. Her interest in shamanism came to her through a dream and active imagination, and she later studied shamanism with the late analyst Donald Sandner (Navajo Symbols of Healing, The Sacred Heritage) in the 1990’s. This led to years of traditional Lakota “medicine” training under the guidance of Lakota elder Pansy Hawkwing (Pine Ridge, SD).

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Special Viewing of Limited Release Documentary: Thomas B. Kirsch in conversation with Murray Stein in the home of C.G. Jung

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6:30 pm -- approximately 9:00 pm

(Please be prepared for longer than usual evening. The movie runs 113 minutes. There will be one brief intermission and a discussion to follow.)

“Thomas Kirsch is by now the elder states person of analytical psychology. This is the most personal, revealing and thought provoking interview he has given.” —Andrew Samuels

“Murray Stein’s sensitive and probing questioning allows Dr. Kirsch’s exacting memory of people, places, and issues of different eras in his long life career as a Jungian to flow like the film’s music - with a warmth and beauty that is both touching and enlightening.” —Tom Singer

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Dr. Sherwood is a Jungian analyst, a Teaching Member of the Sandplay Therapists of America (CST-T), and psychologist (OH6693) in private practice in Oberlin, Ohio.  
For ten years she served as Editor of Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
Some of her articles and book chapters can be downloaded from her website: dyanesherwood.com

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