Barbara Friedman, PhD. 56 minutes. Video & Audio Download.
Topics: Religion and Spirituality, Trauma.
We are All on Fire: The Inevitable Trauma of Human Life
Every human life has pain including birth trauma, developmental trauma and death. We all have to face life’s unpredictability and lack of consideration for our feelings. In our search for stability and safety we form elaborate defenses against our vulnerability and fear. We can interrupt this reactive cycle by connecting to the larger Self or ever present dynamic source. This new center can contain and comfort us. It can provide a way to relate to our complexes without being overwhelmed. If we realize that suffering connects us and that we are all in the same boat, we can develop deep compassion for all living beings.
PowerPoint: Slides are edited into the video.
Audio: This download includes an audio MP3 of the lecture that can be played on smartphones, tablets, and laptops for listening on the go.
The symposium Trauma and the Soul includes the following lectures:
- Navigating the Labrynth of Affect and Defense - Donald Kalsched, PhD
- Entitlement: Intolerance of Shame - Arlo Compaan, PhD
- The Balance Between Collaboration and Intervention - Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
- We are All on Fire: The Inevitable Trauma of Human Life - Barbara Friedman, PhD
- Panel discussion moderated by Steve Martz, DMin
Barbara Friedman, PhD is past president of the CG Jung Institute of Chicago, a Jungian analyst, a licensed psychologist in private practice, a certified addictions counselor, and a certified Yoga Instructor. She is the author of Partners in Healing: Redistributing the power in the Counselor Client Relationship and has published many articles on Analytical Psychology.
© 2016 Barbara Friedman℗ 2016 CG Jung Institute of Chicago