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Topics: Active Imagination, Archetypes, Art and Art Therapy, Film, Religion and Spirituality, Technology.
The Healing Power of Art in Everyday Life
This symposium explores Jung’s notion of the symbol in art as an opening to the psyche of healing energies. Dr. Rowland offers new perspectives on how this symbol connects us to nature in ways that renew the myths structuring consciousness. By giving examples from specific works of art, the paper also explores how practicing art and doing therapy can support each other in trying to heal fractures in persons and in the wider culture.
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The conference The Healing Power of Art in Everyday Life includes the following lectures (click on individual lectures for samples and descriptions):
- Revisioning Jung and the Healing Power of the Symbol in Art – Susan Rowland, PhD
- Re-animating the Symbolic Function of Art Making – Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA
- Healing by Looking: Making Art Accessible – Eileen Daily, JD, PhD
- When Standing in the Doorway Heals, and When it Doesn’t – Don Fredericksen, PhD
- Panel Discussion moderated by Ashok Bedi, MD
These videos will help you:
- Describe Jung’s idea of the symbol in the context of the arts, gender and ecology
- Discuss Jung’s understanding of the symbolic attitude in relationship to the art making process
- Utilize a mobile phone application as a tool designed to increase visual literacy and to deepen one’s experience of works of art
- Discuss filmmaking as healing for the filmmaker and the film viewer using terms from Jungian Film Studies
Susan Rowland, PhD is associate Chair of two hybrid programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute: MA Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life & PhD Program Jungian and Archetypal Studies, where she teaches courses on “Jung in Context”, “Mythopoetic Imagination” and “The Red Book and Active Imagination.” Author of seven books on Jung, literary theory, gender and ecology, her latest work is The Ecocritical Psyche (Routledge 2012), which argues for a symbol embodying a reciprocal relationship with non-human nature. Previously Professor of Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, London, she was founding Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies 2003-6.
Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is the former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and former Director of Training. She teaches in the Analyst Training Program in Chicago and elsewhere, and has numerous articles published on analytical psychology. As a printmaker and performance artist she exhibited nationally and internationally, with venues including The George Eastman House, NY; Franklin Furnace, NYC; University of Chicago; Museo Contemporaneo, Sao Paolo. In 2001, she was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement in the Arts” award by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
Eileen Daly, JD, PhD had a powerful healing experience in an art museum in 1987. Eventually she left her law career to understand that experience better and perhaps make such experiences available to others. Her doctoral work in religion and education focused on the power of art in religious education. She created the art/y/fact.Xn app and is a full-time faculty member at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
Don Fredericksen, PhD is the current chairman of the International Association for Jungian Studies. He holds graduate degrees in communication studies, film studies and counseling psychology. He is a professor of film at Cornell University, and has affiliation with the religious studies program as well. He practices psychotherapy on a part-time basis. He is the author of a Jungian study of the Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona, co-author of a book on Andrzej Wajda’s film Kanal, and numerous essays, of which the latest include “Solastalgia: When Home is No Longer Home” for Spring Journal and “Jungian Film Studies: The Corruption of Consciousness and the Nurturing of Psychological Life” in Jung and Film II.
© 2013 The Respective Speakers
℗ 2013 CG Jung Institute of Chicago