First Tuesday Lunch Forums
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch — coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.
C. G. Jung Center
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
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Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
The Importance of the Mystical Experience in Jungian thought: An Introduction
Speaker: Leslie Stein, LLM.
A sense of wonder, of awe, of unity, a vision, a powerful dream, a feeling of divine presence can never be explained rationally. Do they have any role is our process of psychic growth or are they merely random occurrences that can be safely forgotten and ignored? Jung describes these experiences as the "real therapy." Some have criticized this idea, saying that they are no substitute for the hard journey of self-examination. This lecture introduces Jung's ideas as to the place of these mystical experiences in analytical psychology.
Leslie Stein, LLM, is a Senior Fellow at Pace University and in Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He is the author of Becoming Whole: Jung's Equation for Realizing God (Helios, 2012), the Jungian allegory: The Journey of Adam Kadmon: A Novel (Arcade, 2001/2012), "Jung and Tantra," 80 Spring Journal, and "Jung and Divine Self Reflection," 90 Jung Journal.
The Archetype of the Designer: It's Emergence in Our Time
Speaker: David Walczyk, EdD.
"We are not what happened to us,
Ever since the first tools were created over 3 million years ago, humans and their ancestors have been designing. Yet, throughout human history, the archetype of the designer has been activated through the few, while remaining embryonic and in potentia for the many. Change is in the air. At this moment, in our time, the archetype of the designer is being activated throughout the world, through anyone who chooses to relate to it.
Let us then consider the following: What is the archetype of the designer? How is it shifting contemporarily? Why is it emerging so vigorously now?
David Walczyk, EdD, is the founder of The Center for Design + Consciousness and is in training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. An award winning designer for over 20 years, he has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the United States Library of Congress, a Policy Fellow at the United States National Academy of Sciences, and was a co-author of the evaluation criteria for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, named socially responsible design's highest award. Visit davidwalczyk.com.
I'm Working on It in Therapy: How to Get the Most Out of Psychotherapy.
Speaker: Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW.
"The therapist is no longer the agent of treatment but a fellow participant in a process of individual development." - C.G. Jung
Psychotherapy promotes healing and fosters individuation—the work of becoming whole. But how are we to best use this process? What does it mean to "work on it in therapy"? While we know that client participation largely determines progress in psychotherapy, just exactly what that entails is often misunderstood and seldom explained. In this talk, Dr. Trosclair describes ten tools that clients can use to make their work in therapy effective and in doing so enhance their individuation process. The presentation will include Jung's thoughts on the client's role, along with those of other depth psychologists.
Dr. Trosclair will be available to sign copies of this book, which is available in the C.G. Jung Book Service. Deborah Bazes, in her Quadrant review, writes: "Following the lead of Hippocrates, Jung writes in 'The Aims of Psychotherapy,' 'What the doctor . . . does is less a question of treatment than of developing the creative possibilities latent in the patient himself.' What it means for a patient to be deeply involved in the task of developing those possibilities—in the consulting room, with his/her therapist and beyond—is both the subject and the goal of Gary Trosclair's unusual and useful work."
Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Westchester County. With twenty-five years' experience practicing and teaching in the field, he draws on a wide range of models to develop a comprehensive and flexible approach to human growth and healing. He has served as Director of Training at the Jung Institute of New York, where he continues to teach clinical courses. Through his blogging for Huffington Post and public speaking, he bridges the gap between psychological theory and those who seek to use it to achieve change in their lives.
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