Speaking of Jung Podcast | Interview with Tom Lavin

Speaking of Jung, a podcast by Laura London, is a wonderful series of interviews with Jungian Analysts. In this episode, recorded on April 27, 2016, she interviews Tom Lavin, PhD, member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts.

Thomas Patrick Lavin, PhD is a Zürich-trained Jungian analyst who holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a PhD in theology. He was formerly chief clinical psychologist for the U.S. Army in Europe and is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois, and consults internationally on typology, spirituality and addictions. He has many recorded lectures available on the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago’s online store, including Jung’s Commentary on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, and Madness, Religious Experience, & the Wisdom to Know the Difference, and Myths to Grow By. The first part of Myths to Grow By, “Mythologies of Journey & Pilgrimage“, is available for free through the Jungianthology Podcast.

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Links: The Speaking of Jung Podcast Website | This Episode of Speaking of Jung | The Speaking of Jung YouTube Channel | Tom Lavin’s Recorded Lectures on the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago Website

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  1. I wonder whether the Institute could invite discussion of the archetypal, knee jerk reflex of fear that seems to me might be the source of the overreaction resulting in the longstanding brutal treatment of African Americans. I was once near a row of enormously big, strong muscly officers, and I felt terribly intimidated. But if ones job involves constant encounters with aggression, with unpredictable outcomes and the Adrenalin that releases, if one is armed, and habituated/ sanctioned in use of force, that possibly results in acting out, without thinking. I imagine that police officers have little training in restraint….or in coming up with flexible solutions. $20 is not very much, and a civil solution, particularly in view of the losses the virus has caused, would have been much more appropriate, and caused much less suffering. I wonder if getting a large number of African American officers, plus Latino and White ones, to talk about their gut reactions, to see if there are differences, in construing situations that could involve violence… and to gauge the extent to which inadequacies in training and selection are operative.The fact that Mr Floyd had lost his job through virus layoffs could have been factored in. I find your Jungianthology podcasts very interesting. Thank you.Solveig Lindstrom.

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