When Carl Jung began his work at the turn of the 20th century, the Western world was at a crossroads. Scholarship and scientific inquiry had separated the physical world from the spiritual, the unconscious from the conscious. This split was critical for human development because throughout most of history, the two were indistinguishable. Appreciating their differences was critical for unleashing the powers of rationality from instinctuality. Nonetheless, by the beginning of the 20th century, there was the emerging sense that perhaps the separation had gone too far, and that human kind was suffering from a failure of meaning as a result. There was a thirst for their reintegration, albeit in some new form. Sigmund Freud brought rational analysis to the unconscious processes, but he did not reintegrate them. The ego served as a nervous Nelly frantically running in regressive fashion between the two, and there was little room for concerns of meaning. It remained for Carl Jung to realign consciousness and unconsciousness by recognizing the power of the symbol to act as the bridge connecting consciousness and unconsciousness, physicality and spirituality. The conscious ego now became a purposive energy in service to the unconscious, symbolic world, and a new appreciation for the spirit of meaningfulness was born.
“This is not the old, mindless unity…but a felt reunion; not empty unity, but full unity; not the oneness of indifference, but the oneness attained through differentiation.” ~ Karl Joël as cited in Jung, CW5, para. 500n ~
The Theme for the 28th, 2015-2016 Season: Take Some R & R: Resilience & Redemption in Jungian Psychology
“The divine dynamism of the Self”
~ Jung, CW13, para. 372n ~
Come join us as we explore Jung’s message that we contain within ourselves the vitality to cope with and heal through our adversities… all within a supportive, welcoming community of mental health professionals and others actively seeking personal awareness, exploration, and growth.
JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD EVENT OF THE SEASON
INNER CONFLICT: THE PATHWAY OF POSITIVE DISINTEGRATION
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Lunch included)
Workshop $75, 5 CEUs $15 ($3 each), Workshop + 5 CEUs $90
Santa Cruz Resurrection Church, 11173 Griffing Blvd, Biscayne Park, FL 33161
Norbert J. Duda, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, and
Jean Valdes-Fauli Duda, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Out of the ashes of loss or disintegration arises the potential for rebirth, redemption and resiliency. These can serve as pathways into a whole new world of inner and outer reality. Inner conflict can be transformed into inner centeredness that, in turn, can influence family, society, and even the global community. This presentation will describe the theory behind, and processes for applying, the therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski, a Polish contemporary of Carl Jung in Jung’s later life. Dr. Dabrowski developed the sophisticated field of Positive Disintegration psychology that suggests a person’s development is the result of an aggregation of experience, especially experiences leading to psychological dissolution. His concept of developmental potential dovetails with Jung’s emphasis on the necessity of death for rebirth and individuation, or what Dabrowski refers to as autonomous personality development. (5 CEUs)
The Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida is a Not-For-Profit organization that serves the wider community by presenting lectures, workshops, and discussions to address psychological, social and spiritual issues and provide a forum for personal reflection and growth inspired by C.G. Jung's Analytical Psychology.
The Center for Jungian Studies
c/o Patrick Parham
P.O. Box 669
Hallandale FL 33008