Thursday, June 3, 2010

News From...The Jungian Center

The Jungian Center

55 Clover Lane, Waterbury, VT


Two Presentations by Erica Lorentz, Jungian Analyst

1. A Friday evening lecture on June 4: Jung, Spirituality and the Body

2. A Weekend Workshop on June 5th & 6th: Listening to Our Inner Stories: Active Imagination

For more information and to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.


Friday, June 4th, 7-9PM; $20

This Friday evening lecture discusses the importance of witnessing and containing archetypal energies when they become embodied and emerge in our lives. Led by Erica Lorentz, Jungian analyst and teacher. The individuation process asks us to return to our personal unconscious and our archetypal roots. While we might be familiar with personal unconscious work, Jung pushes deeper and invites us to honor and understand archetypal forces the emerge into the body and consciousness. Archetypal experiences are often pathologized, though they have been experienced, observed and discussed since the beginning of human history. How can we have a creative relationship with them? Film clips and case material will illustrate Jung's concepts.


Saturday June 5th, 9 AM-5 PM


Sunday, June 6th, 9AM-3PM

Workshop Fee: $100

In this introduction to Jung's method of active imagination, we gently invite a dialog between our conscious aware self and some part of our unconscious psyche, using a non-structured, meditative exploration with drawing, writing and movement. Led by Erica Lorentz, Jungian analyst and teacher. 
Experience active imagination, Jung's method of attending to the unconscious (as recorded in the Red Book). In active imagination, our conscious aware self invites a meaningful dialog with some part of our unconscious psyche. This dialog can take place through any expressive medium. In this workshop we will gently invite this dialog using a non-structured, meditative exploration with drawing, writing and movement. No experience is necessary: curiosity and a desire to attune to one's inner world is all that is important. When we allow the unconscious to speak in this manner, our soul story can begin to be heard. Insight into our psychology and spiritual path naturally emerges without interpretation. When we share together, each participant's experience will be treated with respect and not interpreted. Thus together we learn to honor our own and other's unique personal and spiritual paths.

Erica Lorentz, Med, LPC, Jungian analyst has 30 years of clinical experience and is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. In the 1980’s she was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England. She has lectured and taught workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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