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Depth Psychology Events

If you’re interested in Depth Psychology, here are events that may interest you:


Jungian Marie-Louise von Franz wrote that “Every dream image symbolizes something psychic in the dreamer,” so dreamwork is a powerful process to get to know yourself and what is driving your life.

This upcoming 5-session online dream group will be led by Archetypal Dream Worker Laura Smith. In this series, which meets every other week, you can explore your dreams using natural dreaming techniques designed to bring you into the landscape of your dreams, to enhance the experience and richness of the “feeling body,” to revive your imagination, and rejuvenate your spirit. Laura will work directly with 1-2 dreamer’s recent dreams each gathering. Dreamers who step in to have their dreams explored more deeply will be given a dream practice moment to work with between gatherings. At the end of the series, each participant will have an opportunity to sign up for a FREE private consultation with Laura.

Whether your dream brings difficult emotions, family of origin dynamics, trauma, love, archetypal support, or deep discernment and ecstasy, this group will strive toward open-minded exploration. By giving spaciousness to all the dream has to offer, rather than trying to interpret or resolve the dream, we may experience the gifts of transformation which can be a natural by-product of allowing the dream to enliven in us.

If you’re interested in participating, you can get $10 off registration if you use code AASAVE10.

GET MORE DETAILS or REGISTER: http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/virtual-dream-group-hosted-by-laura-smith



typologies-mandorla-graphic-6-WK-COURSE.fwOver several years in the early part of the 20th century, C. G. Jung discovered universal, innate functions that all people draw on when they take in information and make decisions. Jung identified several personality types based on 3 criteria: extraversion-introversion, sensation-intuition, and thinking-feeling. He also realized individuals tend to be energized in 1 of 2 ways: extraversion (acting in the outer world) or (reflecting in the inner world). 

Later Isabel Briggs Meyer, a researcher and practitioner of Jung’s theory, expanded on Jung’s work into what has become known as the MBTI—Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Understanding one’s innate preferences for experiencing life and making decisions is profoundly helpful in building self-acceptance, creating successful relationships and avoiding unnecessary conflicts.

VCC invites you to join seasoned teachers and coaches, Shyrl McCormick, M.A., and Dorene Mahoney, M.A., as they help participants identify their unique gifts and mental patterns, as well as embrace the changes that the individuation journey requires of all of us as we age. Also provided will be insights about how to enjoy personality differences for a fuller experience of life.

Course Objectives

  • Distinguish Jung’s 8 functions and how innate personality preferences inform conscious attitudes and the way people engage in the world
  • Learn how the functions unconsciously affect one’s life and relationships
  • Speak about and draw upon your Type preferences to support your own personal development
  • Discover how to develop your weaker functions as part of aging and the individuation process
  • Use knowledge of different types to enhance relationships and appreciate differences in others

Meets Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm PST starting February 2. This course is hosted by Depth Psychology Alliance.

Use code AASAVE10 to save $10 off the registration. DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/event/show?id=5433794%3AEvent%3A166888




Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene

Fundraiser for Depth Psychology Alliance

Starting January 19, 2016

Anthropocene is a term referring to the significant impact of human activity on the planet. Over time, humans in western cultures have undergone a profound restructuring of the psyche resulting in a traumatic sense of separation. In modern day, we face a growing set of challenges on ecological and social fronts, in part due to an era now informally called the Anthropocene.

That’s why you’ll want to join others who are passionate about understanding the current crisis by reflecting on our situation from a depth psychological perspective and contemplating how we might tap into the underlying archetypal themes at work in the culture—then begin to articulate them in ways that inspire and move us to personal and collective action.

You’re invited to join a very special 6-week online symposium starting January 19 featuring 12 expert video interviews with depth psychologists, climate scientists, Jungian analysts, anthropologists, and therapists, PLUS 6 live weekly online discussion groups, and access to a dedicated written online discussion forum for sharing of comments, art, poetry, dreams related to the topic and to weekly presentations and discussions.

This event is also a fundraiser. Registration fees support Depth Psychology Alliance, a privately funded initiative that relies on the community to carry out the mission to make depth psychology more accessible in the world. Registration is based on a sliding scale designed to make it affordable to everyone who is interested.

Presenters include:

– Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. Founder, Depth Psychology Alliance
-Steven Aizenstat, Ph.D. Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute
-Susannah Benson, Ph.D. Academic, Researcher, Educator, and Counsellor
-Jerome Bernstein, Jungian Analyst
-Michael Conforti, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst
-Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst
-Sally Gillespie, Ph.D. Jungian Psychotherapist
-Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D. Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute
-Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D Jungian Analyst and Senior Climate Scientist
-Jonathan Marshall, Ph.D Anthropologist / Senior Research Associate at University of Technology Sydney
-Robert Romanyshyn, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute
-Susan Rowland, Ph.D. Chair of MA Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute
-Erel Shalit, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst

Use code AASAVE5 to get $5 off registration.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/6-week-symposium-earth-climate-dreams-depth-psychological-reflect