September 9, 2011
Video presentation and panal discussion: Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis
Moderator: Don Charles Wukasch, M.D., MFA, Diploma Candidate, Jung Institute-Boston Panelists: Barbara Bronson, Nomi Kluger-Nash, Erica Lorentz, and Richard Trousdell
In 1998, when musician David Blum was dying from cancer, he had a series of profound dreams that he then painted. The images and their message helped him move into his death in a conscious and accepting way. He felt that this material came from a source deeper than his individual ego, and felt that sharing it might help others to become aware of that source within themselves. We will watch this moving film, and then have an open discussion with a panel of Jungian analysts.
October 14, 2011
Richard Trousdell: The Waters of Life
Water is the source of life and necessary to it. In our dreams, as well as in our everyday experience, the waters of life flow pure and abundantly–or get muddied, freeze, and dry up. Water may come to our aid, to cleanse and refresh us–or it may threaten to overwhelm, carry us away, and destroy our world. We will explore the significance of water in dreams, fairy tales, the process of individuation, and in the life of psyche.
Richard Trousdell, D.F.A., IAAP, is a Jungian Analyst in Northampton. He holds a Doctorate in Fine Arts from Yale University and a Diploma in Jungian Analysis from the C. G. Jung Institute, Boston where he also serves on the faculty.
November 11, 2011 Erica Lorentz: Jung, Spirituality, and the Body
This lecture will investigate the importance of witnessing and containing archetypal energies when they become embodied in our lives. The individuation process asks us to return to our personal unconscious and archetypal roots. Jung invites us to honor archetypal forces that push into consciousness. These experiences are often pathologized, though they have been observed since the beginning of human history. How can we have a relationship with them?
Erica Lorentz, Med, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Northampton, MA. A training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts, she was an adjunct faculty at Antioch School of Professional Psychology and has lectured around the US and Canada.
December 9, 2011
Thayer Greene: The Language of Dreams: Images From the Depths That Chart the Path of Individuation
This presentation will explore the imaginal language of our dreams and consider the various stages of the individuation process using examples from the dreams of clients. Attention will be given to the importance of initial dreams in analysis and how they portray the particular individuation potential of the dreamer and what may be required in the analytic encounter. A rather remarkable dream series will be presented and discussed in detail that illustrates the unfolding of the individuation process.
Thayer Greene, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and a training analyst and faculty member of the Jung Institute of Boston. He has a private practice in Amherst.
January 13, 2012
Nomi Kluger-Nash: Serving Justice
On the day America so deftly, so heroically, captured bin Laden, and that night rejoiced in the streets at his death, I heard from the pundits and the people a triumphant and much repeated phrase, “Justice has been served.” I immediately grabbed a pad and pencil and wrote “Serving Justice,” wondering on what “she” is being served and how. In this talk I want to trace the concepts and images of justice in religion and myth and how these effect daily life, nightly dreams, the world over.
Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D., Jungian Psychologist, was Ombuds for the Palestinians and Israelis when living in Jerusalem. In private practice since 1978 she also teaches at the Jung Institute in Switzerland.
February 10, 2012
Chris Beach: Does Your Psychological Type Influence Your Dreams?
If psychological type has any validity, we might anticipate that individuals of one psychological type will in some ways dream differently than those of other types. I will present an overview of the type model and offer a sampling of dreams from individuals of different psychological types. Can you begin to imagine the patterns we will see?
Chris Beach, a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute – Zurich, has a private practice in Portland, ME. He offers dream groups as well as courses on dream interpretation, psychological type, active imagination, and ethics, and is writing a book on psychological type. He formerly served as a headmaster in Kenya and as an Assistant Attorney General covering healthcare law in Maine.
March 9, 2012
Barbara Bronson: Active Imagination in the Healing of Early Wounding
Starting with spontaneous drawings and sandplay, I will describe the case of a middle age woman who traveled a highway without destination signs for several years. Then her psyche presented her with a healing active imagination drama that spanned several months. We will view and hear some highlights of her journey.
Barbara Bronson is a graduate of the Jung Institute-Zurich and has practiced for over twenty years. She has lectured, taught seminars internationally, and spent time in Perth, Australia as Analyst in Residence. Co-founder of the Jung Center of Western Massachusetts, serving two terms as president and as on the Board for thirteen years, she has a private practice in Amherst.
April 13, 2012
Anita Greene: Thinking With Your Belly
Why not? – now that research in the neurobiological field is debunking the Cartesian mind/body split that has dominated our culture for so long. Mind/body evolves out of the same evolutionary process. We are one. Reason and emotion, not enemies, but essential companions on life’s journey. We, as Jungians, who value the mind’s capacity for symbolic thinking and image making need to become more experientially attuned to body and subjective emotional reaction. In essence we often think with our bellies and feel with our minds.
Anita Greene, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst and Rubenfeld Synergist. She is a graduate of the New York Institute, teaches at the Boston Institute, and has a private practice in Amherst.
May 4, 2012
Maggie Bromell: On the Archetype of Home
“Home” is an ancient and familiar archetype. Home is always just around the corner on the pathway into the future or into the past. The longing for home is as deeply entrenched in the contemporary psyche as it was, so long ago, in the psyche of Ulysses as he sailed the Aegean and Adriatic seas. Sometimes home is a particular place, other times, home is a matter of particular people. We will look at the concept and meaning of home in old and new texts and venture into the world of psyche to find, at its heart, “home.”
Maggie Bromell, MA, IAAP, is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in Northampton. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Boston, she is also on the Institute teaching staff.