Welcome to the C.G. Jung Foundation
Upcoming Summer Studies
July 6– 10, 2015
Jung felt that individuals continue to develop thoughout their lifespans. In our first program, we will view through the lens of analytical psychology those fundamental passages in life experience that contribute to a development of identity and consciousness. We will first receive an overview of life's transitions as seen through the concept of initiation. We will next explore various psychological passages through adolescence, parenting and mid-life and the transformation that each can bring. Finally, we will conclude the week with a discussion about the archetypal forces that shape our perception of aging in our culture.
July 13 – 17, 2015
In our second program, we will see how an understanding of the meaning of fairy tales can reveal archetypal patterns that illuminate our own development and affect our life choices. We will look at images of redemption, as described in Marie-Louise von Franz's classic works, and how they contribute to psychological growth. We will learn what fairy tales can tell us about the psychological tasks facing us as we mature. We will explore the development of masculine consciousness and the journey of the orphan toward wholeness. Finally, we will discuss the essential image of the Mother archetype and its role in the healing of the mother complex.
Five consecutive Tuesdays, 7.00–8:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA.
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD
When a woman has a crush on a man, she is partly fascinated by her own unconscious masculine potential (animus). A man may likewise be fascinated by his own unconscious feminine potential (anima). This fascination may draw a couple into relationship, but the animus and anima tend to remain unconscious. As long as each is unconscious, each tends to be destructive.
With a struggle, we can become more conscious of our own animus or anima. Consciousness leads to an inner relationship (with the animus or anima) which is the source of creativity. That inner relationship also makes it easier to have relationships in the outer world.
We will read five fairy tales, each about the animus or anima, and analyze them together. We will see that apparently simple fairy tales may contain astute psychological insight. You can expect to gain some new consciousness of your own relationship to that part of the psyche which has characteristics of the opposite gender. This will also give you practice in symbolic thought, which is necessary for analyzing dreams. This class is suitable both for newcomers, and for those who have already taken the previous classes on dreams.
Upcoming Advanced Seminars
January 28 – May 13
Instructor:Gary Trosclair, LCSW, DMA
Descriptions of alchemists and their processes show us that transformation requires our active engagement - dedicated work, in fact - to achieve the psychological growth that we hope for. Psychotherapy serves as the modern version of alchemy in its efforts to forge and create a personality that is, like gold, malleable but incorruptible.
This course will utilize contemporary research, timeless stories, and ancient images to explore the clinical dimensions of the client's role in psychotherapy. Both therapists and clients are invited to attend.
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Gary Brown, LCSW, LP
Analytical Psychology has deeply cautioned us about romantic and erotic love. From Jung onward, Jungian writers have called this love a projection to be handled with care and suspicion. In this course, we will explore the various ideas, practices, teachings and writings on how to relate to this most basic of human drives, both from the Jungian and the Buddhist perspectives. Using our post-modern and Western psychological tools of Jungian psychology, we will seek an understanding of how we might come to find liberation and enlightenment powered by the very energy which confounds and mires us.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Kathryn Staley, LP, MA, MBA
We will discuss a variety of sister interactions using fairy tales and myths to explore the range of emotions we feel towards our sisters. Case examples and well as class participation will ground the archetypal material in the personal component of the sister complex. A thoughtful sister relationship can shape our encounters and improve our ability to form caring relationships in all the groups we live in. The great risk for us is that we remain trapped in the childish kingdom of fear and envy and continue to live in old ways.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
As Jung was developing his technique of active imagination, modern artists were experimenting with various forms of "psychic automatism." Breton believed that by releasing control over the expression of the image, the production of the image will be guided by the unconscious. During the First World War, Zurich was a refuge to the artistic avant-garde, who, shocked by the atrocities of civilized Europeans, sought to develop new forms of artistic and spiritual expressions to renew the culture.
In this course, we will explore the artistic and psychological roots of image through the work of painters, sculptors, poets and Jungians.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Barbara Barry
Many individuals who strive for a greater self-knowledge keep journals. Most often these journals are recorded in the written language. However, Jung was particularly attuned to the place images play in the life of the psych telling us that "the psyche consists of essentially images…full of meaning and purpose."
This class is instructive and experiential. Participants will learn techniques for eliciting images and learn how to give them visual expression using a simple painting approach in journal form. No art experience or skill is necessary, only the desire to explore how a journal beyond words can enrich one's life.
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Fanny Brewster, PhD
When Jung first experiences his Anima, who declares that his fantasy/writing is Art, he denies this, insisting rather that it is nature, science. How often do we deny the ways in which we experience the "endlessly slow growth" of the Creative Self? How often do we say, I wish I were creative? How can we discover and recognize this deepest aspect of ourselves?
Let us explore how our secrets, dreams and wishes, when given over to the Creative Self, can free us to live more authentic, rich lives, expressing the endless possibilities of being and becoming more creative.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Susan Tiberghien
What is wholeness? How can we answer our longing for wholeness? Jung's own search for wholeness is embodied in the Red Book through his encounter with living images in his unconscious. What are our own living images that may reveal hidden parts of ourselves? How can we put the parts together and take a step toward wholeness?
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Richard Kradin, MD
While esoteric symbolism of the Kabbalistic texts is difficult to penetrate; it is abundantly clear that the aim of the Kabbalists was to revivify the soul and to recreate personal connection with the divine, by focusing on a re-visioning of the one's daily efforts and meditations.
In this workshop, we will review the history, symbolism, and practices of the Kabbalists with emphasis on how their approach pertains to the restoration the ego-Self axis. Dream imagery and active imagination will be adopted for the purpose of illustrating how Kabbalah and Jungian analysis are in fact parallel traditions.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP
In his Collected Works Volume 8, Jung wrote, "The Stages of Life," in which he put forth the psychological transition that occurred in midlife. In the second half of life Jung emphasized the importance of consciousness and attainment of spiritual value, meaning and purpose.
In Finding Spiritual Gold in the Second Half of Life, participants will be assisted to understand what it means to find a new or deeper spiritual outlook on life. Dependence upon the ego in the first half of life needs to be replaced by a relationship to the Self and a living out of an awareness of one's potential through the individuation process. Ultimately, by tapping into the wisdom of Jung's second half of life stage, attendees will join with the secret our ancestors knew: that as the body declines, the presence of soul rises into consciousness.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
An evening screening moderated by Heide Kolb, LCSW, NCPsyA
Ensoulment explores the feminine principle in present day Western society. The feminine is a group of genderless characteristics related to emotions, intuition, creativity, receptiveness, and nurturance, expressions that we tend to push aside in order to give space to reason, logical thinking and structure. Ensoulment tells a story that proposes recovering the feminine without losing the masculine.
Ensoulment brings about a unique perspective on the psyche. With a diverse group of commentators, we bring you the animated story of filmmaker Lorís Simón Salum as she embarks on a journey in search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Melanie Starr Costello, PhD
This workshop places the contextual and narrative elements of night-dreams within the larger framework of Jung's psychology of the Self. Through case examples, we will differentiate defining features of the "personal dream" (tending to day-to-day psychic balance) from those of the "big dream" (addressing universal human dilemmas).
An emphasis will be placed upon cosmological, environmental, and theological themes as we celebrate the work of the big dream in bridging the psycho-spiritual development of the individual to emerging streams of consciousness in the collective psyche.
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led byJulie Bondanza, PhD
What does it mean to betray one's own development toward individuation? Does it mean that we try to please others, conforming to their expectations? Does it mean that we ignore the demands of the Self? Does it mean that we ignore our dreams, our instincts, our own desires? Did Oedipus betray himself; did Lear or Othello?
In this workshop, we will explore these questions about what it means to betray our selves and what the consequences are. We will also examine the psychological processes leading to reparation and forgiveness for these betrayals.
Upcoming Trip to India
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