As a community, we gain strength and wisdom from sharing one another’s experience of loss and hardship. In light of Jerry Ruhl’s lecture this month, Living In the Fire, we invite those of you who have experienced your own deep, sometimes paralyzing, loss and emotional pain, to share a few words with us about how you have coped with and grown from those life losses. Leave these thoughts or other comments in response to Jerry’s lecture in the space provided below.
Thank you for your ongoing participation in our Jungian Community.
In the two years following my daughter’s death in 1988, I had a series of vivid dreams which comforted me and guided me through many years of mourning. Eventually I began to write and speak about my dreams, and in 2010 I published a book about them, “By Grief Transformed.” In 2020 a revised edition was published by Routledge, entitled “Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams.” Writing about my grief dreams helped me find meaning in them and also to pay tribute to my daughter. I have learned that we never “get over” such deep life losses. But our wounds can heal and enable us to live with more compassion for the suffering of others.
To the participants who asked about research on fascia and body memory.
At this link is a half hour Zoom lecture for the Swiss Fascia Congress.
A related text by Carol Davis – published by Slack Inc. 4th ed., is available on Amazon. It discusses the science behind holistic therapies.
Book Title: Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation: Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention, and Wellness