Jerry Ruhl Achieving True Contentment

2021-09-23T00:57:07-04:00

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 [...]

Jerry Ruhl Achieving True Contentment2021-09-23T00:57:07-04:00

Jerry Ruhl Balancing Heaven and Earth

2021-09-23T00:58:03-04:00

LECTURE: How should we balance the inner and the outer, the masculine and the feminine, the eternal and the every day? In struggling with goals and duties, how do we also attend to the workings of destiny and the cosmos? Utilizing a mythic story from India, The Ramayana, as guide, this talk explores the Eastern genius for the development of consciousness. Each of the characters in this individuation tale represents a part of the human psyche—all of which must be dealt with during the journey of life. : Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a therapist, national speaker, and internationally known author [...]

Jerry Ruhl Balancing Heaven and Earth2021-09-23T00:58:03-04:00

Jerry Ruhl The Power of Active Imagination

2021-09-23T00:58:25-04:00

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 [...]

Jerry Ruhl The Power of Active Imagination2021-09-23T00:58:25-04:00

Donald Kalsched Early Trauma and Dreams

2021-09-23T00:58:48-04:00

LECTURE: Experiences in early childhood that cause unbearable psychic pain or anxiety (trauma) can leave the personality and the human spirit threatened with destruction. To avoid this, a defensive splitting of the self occurs in which a "progressed" part of the self casts a spell over a "regressed" part and locks it up in an inner sanctum for safekeeping. This self-encapsulation is out pictured in dreams during the psychological process. In this lecture, using dream examples from the clinical situation and the fairy tale of Rapunzel, we will see how the wisdom of the psyche's archetypal defenses saves the imperishable personal [...]

Donald Kalsched Early Trauma and Dreams2021-09-23T00:58:48-04:00

Donald Kalsched The Soul in Hell and its Liberation

2021-09-23T00:59:13-04:00

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 [...]

Donald Kalsched The Soul in Hell and its Liberation2021-09-23T00:59:13-04:00

Donald Kalsched From Bewitchment to Enchantment

2021-09-23T00:59:56-04:00

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 [...]

Donald Kalsched From Bewitchment to Enchantment2021-09-23T00:59:56-04:00

Donald Kalsched The Abandoned Child and its Return

2021-09-23T01:00:39-04:00

LECTURE: Dr. Kalsched describes a series of dramatic moments in the psychotherapy of trauma survivors where a breakthrough occurred in the client's access to dissociated feelings. These moments usually occurred when “transitional space”—long since foreclosed by trauma—was re-opened between therapist and patient, and the psyche's mytho-poetic matrix re-potentiated. One sign of this “re-potentiation” is the vivid dreams that often occur at such moments—dreams in which a lost or abandoned “child” appears—often menaced by the psyche's oppressive powers. He shows the parallels between these dreams and those ancient myths that describe the birth and trials of the archetypal Hero—the one who always [...]

Donald Kalsched The Abandoned Child and its Return2021-09-23T01:00:39-04:00

James Hollis Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories that Tell Us – Workshop

2021-09-23T01:02:14-04:00

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.

James Hollis Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories that Tell Us – Workshop2021-09-23T01:02:14-04:00

James Hollis Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories that Tell Us – Lecture

2021-09-23T01:03:05-04:00

LECTURE: 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.

James Hollis Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories that Tell Us – Lecture2021-09-23T01:03:05-04:00

James Hollis Shadow – Workshop

2021-09-23T01:03:34-04:00

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 [...]

James Hollis Shadow – Workshop2021-09-23T01:03:34-04:00

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