3. Lectures 2012 Spring

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