WORKSHOP: To feel alive and not dead is as basic as our need for food, air, and water. Fear of this lies at the root of illness. In this workshop, we will explore the unconscious ways we make parts of ourselves dead and what spaces offer themselves for regeneration. : Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D. L.H.D, is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a supervising analyst and faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute, New York City. She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Virginia Theological School [...]
WORKSHOP: Jung’s concept of synchronicity represents one of the most strenuous efforts of the twentieth century to construct a bridge across the chasm between spirit and matter, self and world, psyche and cosmos. Synchronistic phenomena have had a unique impact in the intellectual world, having been cited by physicists as posing a major challenge to the philosophical foundations of modern science, as well as by religious scholars as holding deep implications for the contemporary psychology of religion. In this day-long seminar, Richard Tarnas summarizes the origin and history of the concept in Jung’s work, discuss the experiential dimension of synchronistic events, [...]
WORKSHOP: Murray Stein presents in this seminar the bare bones of the Jungian approach to psychotherapy. The four pillars, to be described and elucidated in the seminar, are: 1. Assessment and evaluation of the state of the psyche in the individuation process; 2. Understanding and using transference and countertransference dynamics in psychotherapy; 3. Interpreting dreams in psychotherapy; 4. Transforming psychic structure through active imagination. Each of these key elements will be described theoretically and illustrated using clinical case material and examples from practice. : Murray Stein, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in practice in the Chicago area. He is a training [...]
WORKSHOP: Most of us believe that we’ll somehow achieve contentment just as soon as we get a better job, find a more satisfying relationship, buy a bigger house, retire, or attain some other outer goal. Our society conditions us to think this way. With this approach to life, contentment forever eludes us. We continually banish our contentment to another time, a different place, a better circumstance. Through myths, stories, and practical exercises, this workshop will show you how to move beyond the inevitable frustrations of the ego-centered approach to life and open to a deeper, richer layer of experience. We will [...]
WORKSHOP: Active imagination is a dialogue that you enter into with different aspects of yourself that are generally unconscious. Conscious participation transforms it from passive fantasy to active imagination. It is a dialogue, not a monologue, with energy systems that frequently show up in dreams, moods, symptoms, neurotic habits, and even illness. Example: I awake with a mood. Instead of letting it ruin my day, I can sit down and ask: What or who inside me is angry? Where in my body can I feel this, and what is it like? What is its image? By working actively with these powerful [...]
WORKSHOP: Trauma survivors often report that their lives are a “living Hell.” This pathological situation is created by the psyche's archetypal defenses and their depressive power over what one psychoanalyst called “the lost heart of the self,” with its desire for love and intimate relationship. Dante's Divine Comedy gives us a beautiful literary example of such a companioned descent, as Virgil and Dante descend into the nether regions in order to heal the poet's mid-life depression. Dr. Kalsched shows how depth psychotherapy in conjunction with affective neuro-science, and the findings of attachment theory and relational theory all lead toward answers of [...]
WORKSHOP: Patients who have suffered severe early trauma often find themselves bewitched by dark tyrannical voices assaulting them from within, leading to intense anxiety and depression. In dream work with such patients, the dark inner voices reveal themselves as both archaic and typical--hence archetypal--personifications whose inner purpose seems to be the defense of a vulnerable core of selfhood to make sure it is never violated again. However, in defending the true self against further trauma, the archetypal defenses also persecute and demoralize it, cutting off all hope for life-in-relationship to others. Under these conditions, the positive side of the Self cannot [...]
WORKSHOP: Our lives course with stories, stories that run through us from ancestors, stories we tell others and tell ourselves, and stories of which we are unaware and thereby tell us. We will reflect on the role these stories play in the shaping of our lives, and how they invite us to greater consciousness of what invisibly informs the visible world.: James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in Houston, Texas, Director of the Saybrook Graduate School Jungian Studies program in San Francisco, and author of thirteen books, the latest being What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.
WORKSHOP: What is our personal Shadow, and how may we bring into greater awareness that which troubles consciousness? This workshop will engage in discussion, exemplification, and questions designed to help participants gain a greater awareness of the personal Shadow. : James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and twelve books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding [...]
WORKSHOP: This workshop continues the discussion of the lecture topic. You will be challenged to discern your own values, be accountable for them, and summoned to the courage to live them. James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. He is Director Emeritus of the Jung Center of Houston and the Philemon Foundation. He is a Professor for the Saybrook University Jungian Studies program, offered in Houston, and author of fourteen books, most recently What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.