THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CARL JUNG

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 FIFTH EVENT OF THE SEASON

“FINDING YOUR CONNECTION BETWEEN FOSTERING RESILIENCY AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY” AND “CREATING THE INDIVIDUATION-PRONE EGO: STRATEGIES FROM THE INTERSECTION OF RESILIENCY RESEARCH AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY”

FRIDAY RECEPTION: 6:30 pm, Lecture 7:30 – 9:30 pm

FRIDAY LECTURE: “FINDING YOUR CONNECTION BETWEEN FOSTERING RESILIENCY AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY”
With Nan Henderson, MSW, President, Resiliency in Action
Ph.D. Candidate, Jungian Studies

– Friday Lecture only $50, 2 CEUs $6 ($3 each), Lecture + 2 CEUs $56
– Friday Lecture & Saturday Workshop $200, 8 CEUs $24 ($3 each), Lecture + Workshop + 8 CEUs $224

The Duncan Center, 15820 Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484

Jungian Psychology and the Psychology of Human Resilience both offer guidance as to how all persons, whatever personal adversity, challenge or struggle with which they are dealing, can bounce back and go on to lead healthier and more meaning-filled lives. This presentation will focus on how these two diverse fields of psychology both offer strategies for bouncing back from and using adversity as a gift in one’s life journey. (2 CEUs)

SATURDAY WORKSHOP:
“CREATING THE INDIVIDUATION-PRONE EGO: STRATEGIES FROM THE INTERSECTION OF RESILIENCY RESEARCH AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY”
With Nan Henderson, MSW, President, Resiliency in Action
Ph.D. Candidate, Jungian Studies

– Saturday Workshop only $150, Workshop + 6 CEUs $168
– Friday Lecture & Saturday Workshop $200, 8 CEUs $24 ($3 each), Lecture + Workshop + 8 CEUs $224

The Duncan Center, 15820 Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484

Carl Jung stated that individuation – each person’s becoming his or her unique self – is the most important purpose of life. He also wrote extensively on the difficulties inherent in individuation, stating “many are called” but “few” answer this call. This presentation will share how findings from decades of social science research on human resiliency can inform Jungian psychology, which contains little discussion on how individuation-prone egos are fostered. The premise of the presentation is that it takes a healthy, strong, flexible ego to individuate and that healing and strengthening strategies gleaned from resiliency research can be used by individuals, parents, and all helping professionals to support and encourage individuation. (6 CEUs)

PLEASE NOTE: A few lodging rooms have been reserved at The Duncan Center at $80 per night. Please contact CJSSF at 954-525-4682 or info@jungfl.org for reservations until rooms are filled.

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

February 6, 2016

LIFE OF PI: FAITH, REASON, AND THE TIGER IN BETWEEN

March 11 & 12, 2016

A SPECIAL EVENT With NAN HENDERSON, MSW

May 1, 2016

28TH ANNUAL EVENT

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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
954-525-4682
info@jungfl.org