Vladislav Šolc, MS, ICS. 2 hours 30 minutes. Audio Download.
Topics: Myth and Fairy Tale, Religion and Spirituality, Self, Shadow, Violence.
Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from a Jungian Perspective
This course will explore aspects of religions that are ego-centric and based on projection of shadow; offers a Jungian perspective on what happens when ego becomes possessed by the “dark” energies of the Self. We will discuss different psychological phenomena and dynamics underlying the religious extremism and fundamentalism; show how the Self influences the way one holds onto the radical creed; will introduce some mythological and clinical parallels, and explore our own feelings when confronted with Dark religion.
PowerPoint Slides: The slides are included in the download
Videos: The following YouTube videos were shown in class (links are also in the PowerPoint)
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Learning Objectives 1) Identify differences between spirituality and religion 2) Describe the basic idea of numinosum in Jungian psychology 3) Recognize the basic characteristics of “Dark religion”
The therapeutic process is a true art, and Vlado’s therapeutic approach begins where the client is at, and he incorporates an integrative and holistic approach to help attain the client’s potentials. He weaves together different therapeutic approaches, depending on the unique needs of the client. Always with the goal of respecting the dignity of the client, and providing a comfortable and confidential setting in which healing can occur. Vlado specializes on the treatment of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, interpersonal conflicts. His focus includes psycho-spiritual crisis and spirituality (loss of life’s meaning and direction), mind-body connection (psychosomatic issues), immigration and cultural issues (displacement from home country and grief), women empowerment and emancipation. His specialties also include treatment of addictions and marital psychotherapy with adult, and youth populations. Vlado is also involved in art and creative process and is author of three depth psychology-oriented books : Psyche, Matrix, Reality; Father’s Archetype; and In the Name of God – Psychological roots of fanaticism.
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.