The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational membership society open to all who are interested in learning more about the psychology of Carl Gustav Jung.

Our programs exist primarily of lectures, workshops, courses, book explorations, groups, and Evenings With invited speakers. 

Our facility houses our office, meeting space, and small but excellent lending library, which is available to members.


We are happy to announce that this Fall we will have a completely redesigned website. Some of the new user friendly features will be:

  • New modern website look and feel with user friendly navigation
  • Private membership pages that will allow for managing your profile and allow you to renew your membership on the spot.
  • Vastly improved Integrated program signup system, online payments, email communications and a complete history of all your purchases.
  • New mobile friendly website
  • Many other new features that will be explained when we go online
 

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Announcement!

We have wonderful news

for the

Jung Society of Washington:

As of October 1, 2014,

Our new Executive Director

will be

JAMES HOLLIS, PH.D.

Welcome him on
Friday November 14


Institute for Sacred Activism

with
Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

The economic, political, spiritual world crisis that we currently find ourselves in is a call to action. It is an opportunity for us to understand the realities around us and to rally together to do something different. We now have before us the possibility of using this current crisis to empower ourselves, and others, to actually get the planet to work. Embracing an uncertain future, we need to support leaders, who are inspired, courageous and effective to rise up. We need to renew the energy of people who are burnt out and apathetic in institutions and corporations. If we point individuals to an inner compass that renews their passion, there is hope for real solutions and inspired creativity. All that we need is already there, in the currency of people, and it only needs to be tapped into.
http://www.andrewharvey.net


Guild for
Psychological
Studies

For over fifty years, the Guild for Psychological Studies has conducted seminars that bring together the depth psychology of Carl Jung, the Records of the Life of Jesus (Synoptic Gospels), the Hebrew Scriptures, and material drawn from myth, poetry, world religions, and the evolving images of modern culture and science. Using a process based on Socratic inquiry and dialog, seminar participants carefully attend to images and feelings, discover connections between the personal and collective psyche, and often find a new commitment to the deep and unfolding truth that has been called the Self or Soul. Visit http://www.guildsf.org.


Joseph Cambray, PhD

Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe

Download pdf here

In 1952 C. G. Jung published a paradoxical hypothesis on synchronicity that marked an attempt to expand the western world’s conception of the relationship between nature and the psyche. Jung’s hypothesis sought to break down the polarizing cause-effect assessment of the world and psyche, suggesting that everything is interconnected. Thus, synchronicity is both "a meaningful event" and "an acausal connecting principle." Evaluating the world in this manner opened the door to "exploring the possibility of meaning in chance or random events, deciphering if and when meaning might be present even if outside conscious awareness."

Now, after contextualizing Jung’s work in relation to contemporary scientific advancements such as relativity and quantum theories, Joseph Cambray explores in this book how Jung’s theories, practices, and clinical methods influenced the current field of complexity theory, which works with a paradox similar to Jung’s synchronicity: the importance of symmetry as well as the need to break that symmetry for "emergence" to occur. Finally, Cambray provides his unique contribution to the field by attempting to trace "cultural synchronicities," a reconsideration of historical events in terms of their synchronistic aspects. For example, he examines the emergence of democracy in ancient Greece in order "to find a model of group decision making based on emergentist principles with a synchronistic core."

 

July 18 - Saturday

Workshop

JUNG AND THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS: Explore the Mysteries; Discover the Self, Sondra Geller
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m., 5 Primrose St. Chevy Chase, Md. 20815
Do bring a bag lunch; drinks will be provided. Preregistration is required
Fee: $250
Contact Sandy Geller to register: Sgeller5@verizon.net or by phone at 301.938-5600

This workshop will explore the fundamentals of Jungian art therapy, dream work, active imagination, and amplification of symbols, which invite the creative and provide ways of accessing one's inner landscape. We will use methods such as the Scribble Technique, Tissue Paper Collage and Sandplay. Each workshop is different and evolves spontaneously.

The temenos is the safe space where we do this work as a small group and with a seasoned guide. The nature of the workshop creates the possibility of reclaiming lost parts of the self in life's journey toward transformation and individuation. The expressive work promotes the development of what Jung called the "symbolic attitude" where the unique self is revealed through symbol and alchemy. Group size is limited to about 10.

Previous experience with art is not needed

Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is a Jungian Analyst, a Board Certified Art Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Md. She lectures and gives workshops for The George Washington University Art Therapy Master's Program, Philadelphia Jung Institute/PAJA, the Jung Society of Washington, and the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland. Her focus is on Making Art in the Presence of the Analyst, Jung and Aging, Jung and the Creative Process, and Jungian Art Therapy. Sandy was recently guest co-editor of a special issue of Psychological Perspectives, "Aging and Individuation," and she presented a paper entitled "Sparking the Creative in Older Adults" at a Conference by the same name, sponsored by Psychological Perspectives and the Jung Institute of L.A.



September 26 - Saturday

All-Day Workshop

TRANSFORMING TRAUMA THROUGH MYTH AND IMAGE: From African Village to American Inner City. Dr. Eberhard Riedel, Dr. G. Kwame Scruggs
8:30 am -5:00 p.m., Founders Hall, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
Fees:
$90.00, general; $100.00 for CEU inclusion

This symposium views collective trauma through the unique lens of Jungian psychological theory and demonstrates how two distinguished Jungian practitioners work toward transformation of trauma outside the bounds of the consulting room

Our first speaker, Dr. Eberhard Riedel, shares insights stemming from his extensive work with traumatized communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dr. Riedel inverts conventional views of trauma by disclosing the recurring presence of unresolved historical traumas underlying contemporary traumatic events. He presents a dynamic model for working with collective trauma, shifting the focus from crisis intervention to long-term change, where purposeful action energizes traumatized communities to gradually overcome traumatic paralyses.

Next, Dr. G. Kwame Scruggs, Founder and Executive Director of Alchemy, a non-profit organization based in Akron, Ohio, will speak of his twenty-year odyssey fostering the development of male urban youth through myth telling. Having worked with groups of over 1,750 American youths (and as recorded in the documentary film "Finding the Gold Within"), Alchemy was a recipient of the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award - the nation's highest honor for afterschool and out-of-school programs. Dr. Scruggs will demonstrate his unique approach by engaging us in the telling, discussion, and analysis of an ancient African myth. Participants will discover elements of the myth that they are personally living, including unseen burdens that they may be carrying while walking the road of life.

Six continuing-education credits will be available for psychologists. (This program is sponsored by the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association [JAWA]). JAWA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. JAWA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.) For further information, please contact Rosanne Shepler at 703.242.2313.

General or CEU Credit



Begins October 6 - Eight Tuesdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 24)

Course

DARK SELVES: Shadow Encounters in Personal and Public Life, James Hollis
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Guy Mason Community Center at Calvert and Wisconsin Aves.
Fees: $150.00, members in adv; $175.00, general, $125.00,
full-time student members and senior members over 65.

For each of us there are energies, motives, agendas that operate outside our conscious control and are sometimes contrary to our professed values. These energies, which Jung collectively identified as the Shadow, might only occasionally be defined as evil, but more often as that which make us uncomfortable with ourselves. Such energies represent an enormous summons to greater consciousness and to the possibility of living more ethically.

his course will define and illustrate the many ways in which the Shadow operates in personal and social life: our daily choice making, our family and business settings, our institutions; it even shapes our views of the nature and purpose of the cosmos.

At the end of the course, we will have some exercises through which each of us will be able to lift some of the personal Shadow out of the hidden world into fuller scrutiny.

James Hollis, Ph. D., is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, a Jungian analyst in private practice, and author of fourteen books.

Membership Level



Begins October 10 - Monthly Second Saturdays

Seminar Program

JUNGIAN STUDIES READING SEMINAR: A Two-Year, Certificate-Bearing, Advanced-Studies Program

 

Beginning this fall, eight monthly seminars will be offered, October to May, to read and discuss predominantly classical Jung. Other figures possibly included will link directly to the classical Jungian corpus.

Students will be expected to read at least one volume per month and be prepared to discuss it. No exams or papers are required. CEUs and a certificate of completion will be offered.

At the end of two years (sixteen seminars), the student will be presented with a certificate indicating successful participation in the program. Rolling admissions will be possible both for the October and the February seminars.

The cost of the seminar will be $800 per semester, $1600 per year, for a total of $3200 for the two-year program. To receive a certificate, a student will have attended a minimum of twelve seminars, with make-up sessions allowed another year. Seminar size will be held to a maximum of 20.

 Inclusion in this program will depend on successful application, and scholarship funds will be made available. Frin information about this exciting new program and to request an application form please contact us at leslie@jung.org.




November 20 - Friday

Workshop

UNDER SATURN'S SHADOW: The Wounding and Healing of Men, James Hollis
7:30 -9:00 p.m., Wesley Seminary (tentative)
Fees: $20.00, all

Women have courageously examined their roles and the limitations placed upon their souls. Men similarly need to examine the presuppositions and limitations that govern their lives and make them a dangerous, and endangered, species. This program will explore the range of male definitions, the often unconscious relationship to mother and father, and the role that fear plays in men's lives. Only a frank discussion of these secrets breaks the conspiracy of silence that estranges them not only from women but even more from themselves. (This program is as much for women as it is for men). CEUs will be offered.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C., executive director of the Jung Society of Washington, and author of fourteen books. .

 

 


From frequent presenter,
Bud Harris:

We are happy to let you know that at the suggestion of people close to us we are going to enlarge our community. Our goal is to explore new ways to bring fresh and meaningful content to both old friends and new ones. As we continue our journey into our new community we will be exploring Jungian ideas, spirituality, my books, those I've co-authored with my wife, exercises from the workbook and seminars we have developed, exerts from lectures and the series I have done for several years at a local bookstore.

Our exploration will begin with my book SACRED SELFISHNESS. For those of you who have read and valued the book you will have the opportunity to find new ideas and a renewed sense of purpose in what we are presenting. And, you can now share the front matter and chapter one in the book with friends and family (download the free PDFs here.) After our initial opening we will continue every two weeks with the most compelling points in the next chapter and interesting exercises from the SACRED SELFISHNESS WORKBOOK. I will also be looking forward to sharing my new reflections that will come up as I look at this material again and hear from you.

There is, of course, a story behind why I am doing this. As I review my life I am very clear that my myth is to be a Jungian Analyst, a seeker and a healer. Part of this myth is to share what I have learned in a way that may help others in their efforts to find a self that is broader and stronger and a life that is beyond what they could have imagined. In other words I want to share in ways that may help you in your journey of individuation, finding your myth and living into the pattern of a fulfilled life that is inherent in every one of us. This is a journey to fulfill this pattern which is both instinctual and Divine, psychological and spiritual, and yet must also be lived fully.

Just as I am clear about my myth I am also clear the pattern for my life exists but I cannot know it in advance. Oh, how I often wish I could. But, my task from mid-life on has been to remove the blocks that separate me from it, seek to discover it and then live into it. And so, I've come full circle in the story behind this understanding. I want what I have learned and experienced, and what I can still learn and experience, to contribute to the river of life and not to someday simply disappear into the ground.

I would like to give a special invitation to those of you who have subscribed to my newsletter to join us in this new community. At the same time I will continue my newsletter approximately every other month. We will be sharing our new content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and a portal through the website of the Center for Spiritual Resources of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

I also want to give my sincere thanks to all of you for your interest in Jung, my work and for your responses and contributions.

   
     
       
     

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