A Skeleton Key to Your Experience from a Jungian Perspective

2 hours 36 minutes



Topics: Affect, Anima/Animus, Archetypes, Complexes, Ego, Individuation, Projection, Shadow, Self

A Skeleton Key to Your Experience from a Jungian Perspective 

Experience provides the raw data for our understanding. In this webinar, we will start with familiar personal experiences. We will explore these experiences – hang-ups, screw-ups, relationship entanglements, dreams, fantasies, aspirations – through the Jungian lens. Then we will connect these experiences to the Jungian concepts: Ego, Shadow, Anima/Animus, Individuation, Self, as well as adaptation, projection, complex, and archetype. Each term will be illustrated with experiences. Participants will have time to explore their lives to ground each concept individually. By the end of the program, participants will be able to use these Jungian terms in a more embodied, personal way.

PowerPoint: the slides are included in the video.

Audio: an audio MP3 is included in the download.

Sample: https://youtu.be/jfITD083iTA


Suggested Reading  (Topics covered in this webinar are drawn from these readings)

1)  J. W. Perry (1970). “Emotion and Object Relations.” Journal of Analytical Psychology, 1970, 15(1):1-12.
2)  E.C. Whitmont (1969). The Symbolic Quest.
3)  E. Humbert, “Three Verbs” (PDF included in download)
4)  C. G. Jung, “ The Transcendent Function” (original version)
5)  C. G. Jung, “The Commentary on the Secret of the Golden Flower”
6)  C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Chapter 6.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:
1)  Accurately describe personal experiences in terms of the familiar Jungian concepts;
2)  Recognize projections and utilize them in the service of individuation;
3)  Explain how fantasies and dreams contribute to a more comprehensive consciousness.


Boris Matthews earned a PhD in German, a masters degree in Social Work, and in 1984 the Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C G Jung Institute of Chicago, where he has been Director of the Analyst Training Program for the past four years. In addition to work at the Institute, he has translated several texts from German to English, most recently Dora Kalff’s’ Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche (Analytical Psychology Press). Boris practices analytical (Jungian) psychology in Madison, WI.


Matthews, Boris

Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW, NCPsyA graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, and maintains a practice of analytical psychology in the Milwaukee and Madison, WI, areas. He is particularly interested in working with persons who recognize need to develop a balanced adaptation to the "outside" and to the "inside" worlds, work that involves awareness of the individual's psychological typology. Dreams, active imagination, and spiritual concerns are integral elements in the analytic work, the ultimate goal of which is to develop a functioning dialog with the non-ego center, the Self. He is past Director of Training of the Analyst Training Program, regularly teaches classes for analytic candidates, and conducts study groups in Madison as well as by video conference. Education DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (1987) MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK.: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. (1977) PH.D. IN GERMAN: University of Southern California. (1967) Professional Organizations C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago International Association for Analytical Psychology National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Age Groups Adults Treatment Types Individuals Specialty Areas Typology Testing Contact borismatthews704@gmail.com 608-217-5184 In-Person/Telehealth: In-Person & Telehealth (Self-Pay Telehealth Only, No Geographic Restriction) Main Office: 701 Lewis Ct, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Second Office: 1166 Quail Court #210, Pewaukee, WI 53072



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