Healing Trauma through Myth, Story, & Image (Single Day)

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Healing Trauma through Myth, Story, & Image

Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23, 2017

10:00am - 4:00pm


Continuing on the theme of the Founders’ Day Symposium, “Healing Trauma through Myth, Story, and Image”, this year’s Summer Intensive will offer 5 days to explore healing trauma through engaging  processes that transcends insight or intellectual awareness.  Our belief is that experiential therapeutic methods incorporating myth, story, and image can act as powerful catalysts for an alchemical transformation.  The result may be a new quality of consciousness that embraces the terrible reality of experience but within a context of profoundly felt meaning.  The modalities will include journaling, image-making, active imagination, shamanic ritual, story-telling, and sandtray.

The CG Jung Institute of Chicago
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Week:  $340 │ $272 Members │ $200 Students │ 25 CEs ($25 fee)   

Day: $85 │ $68 Members │ $50 Students │ 5 CEs ($15 fee) 

Monday, June 19th | Engage the Meaning of Your Experience | Mary Dougherty

Participants will use journal writing and image-making to reconnect to and interact with the split off aspects their past psychic experiences.  Through this process, the trauma from the past can be reconfigured and incorporated to inform and deepen the meaning of these experiences in the present. 

Learning Objectives

1) Identify and interact with traumatic experiences in your life.

2) Practice the process of active imagination in relation to these experiences.

Tuesday, June 20th | Restoring Harmony | Dyane Sherwood

After suffering a trauma, an individual may feel profoundly disoriented and out of harmony with their inner life, with community, and with the natural world. In this workshop, we will learn about Navajo healing rituals to restore harmony. Participants will participate in active imagination accompanied by drumming.

Learning Objectives

1) Discuss the difference between reactions of alienation and disorientation following a trauma.

2) Practice active imagination in a group that supports a process of reorientation .

Wednesday, June 21st | Healing Trauma through Telling Stories | Gene Laskowski

Whether through novels or biographies or simply telling to others our stories (“the one about…”), stories offer the possibility of healing by transferring feeling from the teller to the tale and perhaps even to an audience.  Understanding can happen. This session seeks to examine elements of narrative and transfer of feeling that may engender authentic understanding.

Learning Objectives

1) Discuss the purposes of story-telling and its implications for healing trauma.

2) Identify and apply relevant Jungian concepts to the practice of story-telling.

Thursday, June 22nd | Compassionate Heart Sandtray Meditation | Caryl Pripusich

Participants will engage the process of Sandplay, founded by Dora Kalff who believed people could heal trauma through this creative act of making a Sandtray and interacting with their inner images. Tara Brach’s Buddhist Meditations will also be used in relation to the Sandplay process.  Both practices will enhance your ability to be present and create a more compassionate heart. 

Learning Objectives

1) Describe and apply the nuts and bolts of making a sand tray.

2) Practice meditations to promote relaxation.

Friday, June 23rd | 3D Image Work as Alchemical Coagulatio and Distillatio:  Engaging the Alchemy of Matter | Deborah Stutsman

Participants will utilize various materials to create images and construct imaginal objects that can embody their experience of traumatic wounding as a personal form of active imagination.   The goal is to bring forth new connections, awareness, and the possible psychological transformation of painful experiences.

Learning Objectives

1) Utilize various modes of visual construction as active imagination.

2) Practice and experience visual metaphor as a healing practice. 

Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago.  She is the chair of the Program Committee, former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, and former Director of Training. She lectures on the clinical uses of film as active imagination, and the impact of Jung’s thought on creative development and artistic production. As a printmaker and performance artist she exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2001 she was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement in the Arts” award by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for the Arts.

Dyane Sherwood, PhD is the co-author, with the late Joseph L. Henderson, of Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor solis (Routledge, 2003). She did her analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she became a member of the teaching faculty. From 2003 through 2013, she was the Editor of Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche from 2003-2013. She has written about the arts, the neurobiology of implicit communication, and the role of analysis in analytic training. Dr. Sherwood is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, a member of the Ohio Valley Association of Jungian Analysts (OVAJA), and a Certified Sandplay™ Therapist. In 2010, she and her husband moved to Oberlin, Ohio, where she is a licensed psychologist with a private analytic and sandplay practice. Website: dyanesherwood.com.

Gene Laskowski, PhD retired from 25 years of teaching in the English Department at the University of Michigan.  He holds an AB (UCDavis) in history and Latin, an MDiv in psychiatry and religion (Union Theological) with clinical training at the Topeka State Hospital/The Menninger Foundation, an MA (Middlebury) in literature, and a PhD (Michigan) on Melville's critique of 19th century masculinity.  His interest in Jung began at Union Theological Seminary, and he has returned to that interest after retiring from the University of Michigan.

Caryl Pripusich, LCSW is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker, Labyrinth facilitator, and Jungian analyst in private practice in the Chicago area. She is a member of the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts.  She has facilitated hospice camps for youth, designed grief and bereavement groups for gang members, and currently provides suicide bereavement  for family members who lost a Beloved.  Continuing her work in living with Aging, Death,and Dying, Caryl has begun training at the Upaya Zen Center in the "Being with Dying" program.  She hopes to use her Jungian training and Buddhist approach as an end of life practitioner. 

Deborah Stutsman, LCSW is a Jungian Analyst, holding a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, a Masters in Art Therapy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her background in art, graphic design and art therapy uniquely qualifies her for work with image, dreams, metaphor, and active imagination in creative depth analysis as well as in experiential group process.  She is a past president of the C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis, and Adjunct Professor at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.

This course is designed for psychologists, therapists with graduate degrees, and interested professionals.

The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide continuing education (CE) credit for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists.