Jung in the World | Image or Art? with Nora Swan-Foster


Nora Swan-Foster, Jungian Analyst, author, and art therapist, joins Patricia Martin to discuss Jung, the Red Book, art therapy, and the art-making process.

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA is a senior training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), and faculty member with the Memphis-Atlanta Seminar (MAJS). Between her academic role at Naropa University and serving as seminar coordinator for an IRSJA Jungian training seminar in Boulder, Colorado, Nora has been immersed in pedagogical questions regarding the intersections of contemplative art therapy education and Jungian analytic training. She has led workshops and clinical training seminars on a range of Jungian topics and fundamentals, art therapy, and on childbearing issues in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Nora has authored professional articles, chapters and the books Jungian Art therapy (2018) and Art Therapy and Childbearing Issues (2021) (editor). Nora is the former North American Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Her full-time private consulting practice is in Boulder, Colorado. swanfoster.com.

Patricia Martin, MFA, is the host of Jung in the World. A noted cultural analyst, she applies Jungian theory to her work as a researcher and writer. Author of three books, her work has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and USA Today. She holds an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College and an MA in cultural studies at the University College, Dublin (honors). In 2018, she completed the Jungian Studies Program at the C. G. Jung Institute Chicago where she is a professional affiliate. A scholar in residence at the Chicago Public Library, for the last decade she’s been studying the digital culture and its impact on the individuation process. Patricia travels the world giving talks and workshops based on her findings, and has a private consulting practice in Chicago.

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  1. As an artist and educator, this podcast holds valuable insight into making and experiencing images. We are assaulted by images, we are taught by images, we are the blank page that is impressed by the image. This will be a great workshop!

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