5/2/13 Donald Kalsched – Trauma and the Soul: Psycho-Spiritual Considerations in Clinical Practice

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30pm * (See note below)

Jung Center of Western Massachusetts presents:

Donald Kalsched

Trauma and the Soul: Psycho-Spiritual Considerations in Clinical Practice

People who have suffered severe childhood trauma often describe the experience of being “broken,” or of having “lost their souls.”  When the psychotherapy process begins, and the broken places begin to heal, dreams show how the soul returns from its exile in the unconscious.  But there are equally powerful defensive forces that resist this return. In this lecture Donald Kalsched will explore this essentially “spiritual” struggle with both clinical and mythological illustrations.

Donald Kalsched is an internationally known Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He is a senior training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts where he teaches and supervises.  His 1996 book The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, has found a wide readership in both Psychoanalytic and Jungian circles and has been translated into many languages.  Dr. Kalsched teaches and lectures nationally and internationally, pursuing his inter-disciplinary interest in early trauma and dissociation theory as well as their mytho-poetic manifestation in the mythic and religious iconography of many cultures.  His new book, Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption, will be published in the Spring of 2013.  He and his wife Robin, also a Jungian analyst, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the winter, and summer in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Smith College (Neilson Library Browsing Room  – 7 Neilson Dr, Northampton, MA)
COST: FREE – a voluntary contribution of $10.00 is gratefully appreciated as voluntary contributions are our only source of support.

 * After the lecture (~9:30pm),  please join us in an informal gathering for further conversation.   

Lecture Schedule 2011-2012

Friday, September 9, 2011, 7:30 pm
Smith College Seelye Hall 106

“Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis”

Video presentation and panal discussion

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.

Moderator: Don Charles Wukasch, M.D., MFA, Diploma Candidate, Jung Institute-Boston
Panelists: Barbara Bronson, Nomi Kluger-Nash, Erica Lorentz, and Richard Trousdell
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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.
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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.
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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.

Free Admission***Donations Accepted

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May 4, 2012
[NOTE: This is correct date, although not the 2nd Friday of the month, which was not available because of Smith College final exams and graduation.]

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.
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All are welcome.
Free admission; Suggested donation: $10

 

Lecture Schedule 2010-2011

Please note: 2010-2011 lectures will be at 7:30 p.m. on the Second Friday of Septermer -April (rather than the 4th Friday as previously) in Seelye Hall 106 at Smith College.
Following are the 2010-2011 dates and speakers.

October 8, 2010
Thayer Greene: “The Shadow as Archetype and Personal Dilemma”

November 12, 2010
Karen A. Smyers: “Does the Soul Like Facebook? Exploring the Friendship Archetype”

Spring 2011

December 10, 2010
Nomi Kluger-Nash: “The Poetics of Dream: Our Truth Telling Visions of Night and of Day”

January 14, 2011
Anita Greene: “The Present Moment—Living in the Here and Now”

February 11, 2011
Penny Tarasuk: “Curving Inward Toward the Heart–Confronting One’s Shadow and a Life’s Completion”

March 11, 2011
Russell Holmes: “As You Speak, So Is Your Heart”

April 8, 2011
Manisha Roy: “Symptom, Symbol, Soul: How Symptoms Become Symbols to Heal Souls”

October 8, 2010

Thayer Greene: The Shadow as Archetype and Personal Dilemma

Jung’s explorations of the shadow side of the individual and collective human psyche were both extensive and profound. This lecture attempts to provide a summary of his insights as well as more recent Jungian thinking in the following categories: 1. The shadow as a moral and ethical dilemma. 2. The shadow as an instinctual and somatic dilemma. 3. The shadow as an affective and energetic dilemma. 4. The dilemma of the individual in relation to the collective shadow. 5. The shadow as an archetypal dilemma, i.e., the problem of evil.

Thayer Greene, Ph.D. is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, a training analyst, a faculty member of the Jung Institute of Boston, and has lectured widely and is the author of a book and a number of articles in the field. He has a private practice in Amherst.

November 12, 2010

Karen A. Smyers: Does the Soul Like Facebook? Exploring the Friendship Archetype

Facebook has become a pervasive social force in the world today, with more than 500 million active users. Is this a natural and healthy extension of friendship into the latest medium, or a narcissistic and/or voyeuristic shadow of true relatedness, mediated by a business model? This talk will explore the meanings and varieties of friendship and its archetypal underpinnings, and will consider what the soul gains and loses as humans move more and more into “virtual” relationships.

Karen A. Smyers, Ph.D., is a former Associate Professor at Wesleyan University and a graduate of ISAP-Zurich. She has a private practice in Hadley, and is the current President of the Jung Center of Western Massachusetts.

December 10, 2010

Nomi Kluger-Nash: The Poetics of Dream: Our Truth Telling Visions of Night and of Day

Psyche’s symbolic speech can loose its subtle nuances if one looks too fast for an interpretation rather than allowing the symbol—always representing something unknown–to continually unfold of itself, and doing so by virtue of our honoring its presence and affect. As personal and unique as these images may be, we can nonetheless find in dreams sufficient universality to justify Jung’s notion of an Objective Psyche, the Collective Unconscious. Through the telling of dreams we shall view and explore images as illustrations in word and meaning of Jung’s basic concepts of Archetype, Complex, Shadow, Anima/Animus and the individuating journey to the Self.

Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D., is a Jungian Psychologist and author, teaching at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. She has a private practice in Amherst.

9/13/12 An Exploration Into Dreams by Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D.

An Exploration Into Dreams Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D., Jungian Psychotherapist

Jung Photo at Bollinger 1958–photo by Yechezkel Kluger, Nomi Kluger-Nash’s father

Alternate Thursdays, beginning September 13th, 2012 @ 7:00 until February 14, 2013.

This shall be what I call “Attentive Meandering”, as we continue reading Jung’s “Dream Seminars” in a serious study of his work, as well as a jumping off place for our own explorations into dreams and the symbolic life.

As Jung analyses his patient’s dreams, amplified by myth and culture worldwide, so may we (if desired or applicable) bring in our own dreams and notions as we mull, question and ponder on the utterances arising from the depths of the psyche as they fill out the realities of our daily lives.

Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D., Jungian Psychotherapist, is a psychologist and author with her doctorate in Analytical Psychology and her analytic training at the Jung Institutes of Los Angeles and Israel.  She teaches at the Jung Institute in Switzerland and has a private practice in Amherst. WHEN: Alternate Thursdays beginning September 13, 2012 WHERE: Nomi’s house in South Amherst, MA COST: $10.00 – $15.00 per 2 hour sessions (depending on individual’s means) TO REGISTER CALL: 413-230-3909 or EMAIL: woodwinds1@comast.net

9/22/12 Introduction to the Life and Work of C.G. Jung by Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, IAAP

Introduction to the Life and Work of C.G. Jung Workshop
Erica Lorentz,  MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst

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“The unconscious can only be reached by symbols . . . The symbol is the primitive exponent of the unconscious, and at the same time an idea that corresponds to the highest intuitions of the unconscious mind.” CG Jung (CW 13, p. 28)

This workshop will familiarize you with the foundation of Jung’s life and his basic concepts. Terms such as shadow, complex, individuation, ego, Self, symbol, typology, personal and collective unconscious, etc. will be explored. Jung never meant his work to be just an intellectual exercise, so we will discuss how his ideas relate to our real lives. The format will be lecture and discussion. Film clips and case material will augment our understanding.  No prior knowledge is required.

Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst, is in private practice in Northampton, MA, and Brattleboro, VT. Presently, she is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts where she is on the Board, and she is the president of the WMA Jung Center. She was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch School of Professional Psychology and has lectured around the US and Canada since the 1980s. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10-4pm
WHERE: Northampton, MA
COST: $60
TO REGISTER CALL: Erica Lorentz at 413-835-0060

9/28/12 The Truth Behind A Dangerous Method by Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, IAAP

The Truth Behind A Dangerous Method 
Erica Lorentz,  MEd, LPC, IAAP
(presented by The New England Society of Jungian Analysts)
What is the real story of the relationships between Sabina Spielrein, Carl Jung, and Sigmund Freud? The recent Hollywood film A Dangerous Method (2011) over dramatizes and sensationalizes the very complex and intense relationships between the three. As compared to it, Elisabeth Marton’s award winning documentary My Name Was Sabina Spielrein (2002) carefully chronicles the truth of the encounters between Spielrein, Jung, and Freud through a close examination of the letters they exchanged with one another. How did their relationships really unfold? How did they influence each other? What did they learn from one another that changed their understanding of their clinical work, and further shaped modern psychoanalysis? In her talk, Erica Lorentz will compare the two films using source material she has researched and lead a discussion with the audience.
Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst, is in private practice in Northampton, MA, and Brattleboro, VT. Presently, she is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts where she is on the Board, and she is the president of the WMA Jung Center. She was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch School of Professional Psychology and has lectured around the US and Canada since the 1980s.

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2012, 7-9pm
WHERE: C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, 21 Hartford St, Newton,  MA, 02461
COST: $20
CEU’s: 2
TO REGISTERclick here

9/29/12 Healing Through the Imaginal Realm: Active Imagination Retreat by Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, IAAP

Healing Through the Imaginal Realm: Active Imagination Retreat
Erica Lorentz,  MEd, LPC, IAAP
(presented by The New England Society of Jungian Analysts)

The mundus imaginalis or imaginal realm known to the Sufis is where the archetypal unconscious is met. Active imagination was Jung’s preferred method for engaging these depths, and as recorded in his Red Book. The method of active imagination is a journey that can be variously understood as one which weaves between right and left brain, conscious and unconscious, body and mind, psyche and soul. In this workshop we bring this method to bear on a variety of forms of expression – undirected movement meditation, drawing and writing – in the interest of discovering the deep psychological meanings that might be seeking further articulation through them. Sharing without judgment or interpretation provides a safe container within which to gently open to the imaginal realm, and consider those contents that may be asking for further integration into our conscious lives. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring your lunch.

Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst, is in private practice in Northampton, MA, and Brattleboro, VT. Presently, she is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts where she is on the Board, and she is the president of the WMA Jung Center. She was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch School of Professional Psychology and has lectured around the US and Canada since the 1980s.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, 21 Hartford St, Newton, MA, 02461
COST: $60
CEU’s: 5
TO REGISTERclick here

JUNG SPEAKING: THE DREAM SEMINARS

JUNG SPEAKING:
THE DREAM SEMINARS
Zürich 1928 – 1930

Jung Photo at Bollinger 1958–photo by Yechezkel Kluger, Nomi Kluger-Nash’s father

Explorations in Theory and Practice

A Weekly Workshop, November 18, 2011 – January 13, 2012
Hosted by Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D.

These conversational and off the cuff seminars which Jung held for his students were not meant for publication. They therefore carry a liveliness of spirit and a goodly glimpse into his mind and heart as we hear him developing his thoughts and responding to comments.

Our aim in this workshop is to carry on with our own spirited heart and mind as we ponder and question from our variety of backgrounds the richness of symbolic material and its place in analysis. Contrasts and comparisons are welcome. Personal experience is invited.

To be held in Amherst, on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. excluding those Fridays that coincide with the lectures of the Jung Center of Western Massachusetts, which sessions (2) will be credited or replaced with additional sessions

Tuition is $185.00. Refreshments will be served.
Certificates of Attendance will be provided for the 16 hours of participation

Nomi Kluger-Nash is a psychologist and author with her doctorate in Analytical Psychology. Her analytic training was at the Jung Institutes of Los Angeles and Israel and she has been in practice since 1977. She taught a Masters Program in psychology at international College, and has lectured extensively. Since 2005 she has been teaching at the Jung Institute in Switzerland.. Previous careers were in theatre and in politics.

For information contact nomi.woodwinds@yahoo.com, tel: 413-230-3909

“It is important that the doctor admits he does not know; then both (patient and doctor) are ready to accept the impartial facts of nature, scientific realities. Personal opinions are more or less arbitrary judgments and may be all wrong; we are never sure of being right. Therefore we should seek the facts provided by dreams. Dreams are objective facts. They do not answer our expectations, and we have not invented them ….”
C. G. Jung, Dream Seminar 1928

APPROACHING DESIRE – A weekend of Active Imagination

APPROACHING DESIRE–
A weekend of Active Imagination

Hosted by
Nomi Kluger-Nash, Ph.D.

Amherst, October 28-30, 2011
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon

“I am alone, so there are four of us.”
Gaston Bachelard

A Gathering of eight people are cordially invited to experience a weekend of Active Imagination. Approaching the psyche via reverie and art reveals a realm that desires to be heard and seen, just as we in turn desire to be reflected, heard and seen.

Who are those characters that approach us in dreams – and how do we in turn approach them? Furthermore, what do they tell us of that which is approaching? Desire may be the keyword.

We will allow interplay between the worlds of waking, and dream’s light of fantasy, in combinations of structure and flowing improvisation.

Cost is $220 including art materials (pastels, paint and clay)
Refreshments and two full lunches.
Certificates of Attendance will be provided

Nomi Kluger-Nash is a Jungian psychologist and therapist in practice since 1977. She comes from a varied background of careers and teaches summers at the Jung Institute in Switzerland.

For information write to nomi.woodwinds@yahoo.com
Tel. 413-230-3909

AN ACTIVE APPROACH TO DREAMS RETREAT

AN ACTIVE APPROACH TO DREAMS RETREAT

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011:
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Wilmot Flat, NH
(Lake Sunapee area)

ERICA LORENTZ, MEd, LPC,
JUNGIAN ANALYST

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Dreams are our inner teaching stories. They are personal and sacred and guide us to what is unconscious in our psyche that needs to be heard and integrated. Each dream is perfect and only needs our conscious devotion to decipher its message.

In this retreat, we will hear a brief history of dreams from cultural perspectives. Then, we will use writing, drawing, and movement to explore a dialogue with our dream symbols helping us to transform who we think we are into our true nature.

Finally, we will respectfully learn how to facilitate each person’s process and make sure that his/her unique story is honored and not interpreted or projected onto by others. No prior experience is necessary, just an openness to attend to our inner world. Bring your lunch please.

Erica Lorentz, MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst has 30 years of clinical experience and practices in Brattleboro, VT and Northampton, MA. In the 1980′s she was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England, and is presently a training analyst with the New England society of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada since the 1980′s.

COST : $80
FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: (603) 763-3461
e-mail: glowhe@myfaripoint.net