Workshops and Seminars
The C.G. Jung Foundation presents
Saturday, February 28, 2015
A daylong workshop led by
In his late works, C.G. Jung exhibited a keen interest in alchemy, arguing that in many instances the alchemical work was in fact directed at the purification of the soul. Although Jung was acquainted with many of the symbols of the Kabbalah, he did not systematically examine its comparable role as a cure of the soul.
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. It is also evident that this system shares much with Jung's approach to the harmonization of the psyche as discussed in Jung's last treatise Mysterium Coniunctionis.
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.
Richard Kradin, MD, is a Jungian psychoanalyst, and professor at Harvard Medical School, who practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He is the author of Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface, The Placebo Response, and The Herald Dream. He is the recipient of the Gravida Prize for his paper, "The psychosomatic symptom: a siren's song," published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
Saturday, February 28, 2015: 10:00 am–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
A daylong workshop led by
C.G. Jung was one of the first to unite psychology and spirituality in his work and he is often referred to as the father of the second half of life psychology. Jung treated many patients during his career and stated "there had never been one in the second half of life whose problem in the last resort was not finding a religious outlook on life." He felt the second half of life had spiritual treasures yet to be discovered. 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. According to Jung, "Individuation is the life in God, as mandala psychology clearly shows," CW 18, para. 1624.
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.
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Montclair, NJ, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment, and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York and the C.G. Jung Foundation.
Saturday, March 14, 2015: 10:00 am–4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
An evening screening moderated by
From the theories of C.G. Jung, the film Ensoulment will explore the feminine principle in present day Western society. What is the feminine? 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. We need to be whole, to be happy and to be fulfilled.
Ensoulment brings about a unique perspective on the psyche. With a diverse group of commentators, including James Hollis, Abigail Disney, Serene Jones, Cynthia Eller, and Anne Fausto-Sterling (among many others), 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.
Filmmaker Lorís Simón Salum holds a psychology degree from Rice University. She is the Creative Director at Literal Magazine and is the founder of Literal's first short film competition, Literally Short Film Awards. Among the many awards the film has won are the Fall 2014 Platinum Award from the International Independent Film Awards and a Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Barcelona Film Festival.
Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City. She has taught at the New York Open Center, the Blanton Peale Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she currently serves as a supervisor and training analyst. For more information please visit
Tuesday, April 14, 2015: 6:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
A daylong workshop led by
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.
Melanie Starr Costello, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institut-Zurich and has served on the Board of the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research in Washington, DC, and is a past Director of Education for the Jungian Analysts of Washington. Her book, Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge Press.
Saturday, April 25, 2015: 10:00 am–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
A daylong workshop led by
We may perhaps, through belief in our own rectitude, succeed in escaping adverse criticism and deceiving ourselves. But deep down ... a still small voice says to us "Something is out of tune." C.G. Jung
Listening to that "still small voice" may help us find the ways in which we betray ourselves. 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? Are these betrayals inevitable? What, if anything, can we do about it?
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.
Julie Bondanza, PhD , is a licensed psychologist with a practice in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she is member of the teaching faculty and past Curriculum chair. She is also on the faculty of The Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, for whom she has frequently taught. She is a member of the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association, where she is a past Director of Education and where she is a frequent instructor.
Saturday, May 2, 2015: 10:00 am–4:00 p.m.
All-day Workshop Fee: General Public $70, Jung Foundation Members $55
Evening Moderated Film Screening Fee: General Public $25, Jung Foundation Members $20
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