Thirdness: Archetype of Intimacy

Speaker: Cwik, August
Product Code: Cwik-Thirdness-3GP
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August Cwik, PsyD. 58 minutes. Video & Audio Download.

Topics: Archetypes, Family and Intimate Relationships.

Lessons from the Consulting Room: Thirdness - Archetype of Intimacy

Jung’s fundamental insight into the dynamics of the analytic dyad acknowledges that a “third thing” is created between the participants.  This presentation will demonstrate how he arrived at this conceptualization using the first several plates of the Rosarium, an alchemical text, from his paper, “The Psychology of the Transference.”  We will see how the analyst consciously uses this material arising from the interaction to understand and comment on what may be happening, or trying to happen, in the analysis.  The archetype of thirdness becomes essential to understanding the nature of intimate interactions in everyday life. 

This lecture is part of the conference Awakening Archetypal Awareness in Dreams and Daily Life, which includes the following lectures:

  1. Sharing Essentials: Archetypes and Intersubjective Space - Sherry Salman, PhD
  2. Lessons from the Consulting Room: Thirdness - Archetype of Intimacy - August Cwik, PsyD
  3. The Body: Our Container for the Archetypal Experience - Jane Kelley, LCSW
  4. Clobbered by an Archetype: How the Good Shepherd Knocked Me Over and Carried Me Home - Stephen Martz, DMin
  5. Panel Discussion with August Cwik, Jane Kelley, and Stephen Martz moderated by Barbara Friedman, PhD

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Learning Objectives

This video will help you:

        1)    Observe and describe archetypal symbols in dreams, waking life, and contemporary culture.
        2)    Recognize the difference between genuine symbols and manufactured images.
        3)    Discuss why being aware of what is archetypal in dreams, waking life, and culture is important as we try to be responsible to ourselves and one another in a global world.

    August J. Cwik, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Park Ridge. He is a member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, and is a faculty member at the Chicago Institute and the Florida and Minnesota Interregional Seminars. Dr. Cwik serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and has published articles on the structure of analysis, alchemy, supervision, dreams, active imagination, and numerous reviews.

    © 2015 August Cwik
    ℗ 2015 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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