Spring 2013 Programs
Stirrings of Soul, Hope for Redemption
Michael Conforti, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday Evening Lecture - May 31, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Free to members | $15 for non-members
As a ship is tossed and turned by the actions of the sea, one has to quickly realize our vulnerability and susceptibility to nature’s ways. While we train as seafaring captains and use the latest navigational technologies, we are in the end, at the mercy of the sea. In the face of such utter power, there is little room for hubris.
So too in life, we often find the winds of psyche blowing through us as easily as hail blowing through the shattered remains of a broken window. No buffer, no restraint, we are vulnerable to the whims of the archetypes. At times, we experience the grace and benevolence of psyche, offering us the experience of transcendence, of a profound love and a deep sense of satisfaction with our life and work. And too, we find the storms of terror, of aggression, of addictions, of betrayal and acts of unimaginable abuse pummeling our homes, and stand at such moments, helpless to make it all stop it. We often hurt the ones we love, and betray our children and spouse, and all others who have come to trust us. Here we live estranged from psyche and Self. Yet as demons scream out, angels sing, and we hope, and pray for redemption. Redemption from those forces which have taken over our life, redemption allowing us to create a life in relationship to Self and Soul.
Through the presentation of clinical illustrations, stories and the world’s wisdom traditions, we will discuss our relationship to Self, Psyche and Soul, and ways to move towards redemption. The theme and material draws heavily on Dr. Conforti’s new book, Hidden Presence: Complexes, Possession and Redemption.
Stirrings of Soul, Hope for Redemption
June 1, 2013 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
$100.00 for members | $120.00 for non-members
This workshop addresses our ongoing relationship with the archetypes of the collective unconscious, soul and redemption. Of special importance in this seminar will be an in-depth look at what C.G. Jung described as “Archetypal Possessions and Contagions”, which are all too common shapers of individual and collective behavior.
*Attendance at the Friday evening lecture is not required for participation in the Saturday workshop.
Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/director of the Assisi Institute. His work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also in the development of a new discipline: Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He lectures nationally and internationally and applies his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Vermont, where he also serves as a state-appointed advisor to the Board of Psychoanalysts. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master’s Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche.
The Assisi Institute will offer Continuing Education Credits for psychologists through NAAP. Other clinicians and therapists can use these credits according to their Continuing Education requirements.
This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), the Assisi Institute and the Boulder Friends of Jung. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Instructors for the program or activity must be qualified both from the point of view of their knowledge of the area and their ability to convey material successfully.
Register for Stirrings of Soul, Hope for Redemption
Unless otherwise indicated all programs are held at:
The First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, ( Pine and Broadway)
Boulder, CO 80302
Parking is available at the outdoor public lot or indoor parking structure at Spruce and Broadway as well as street parking on the west end of Pine Street.
Boulder Friends of Jung
6525 Gunpark, Suite 370-183
Boulder, CO, 80301