Who: Michael Conforti
Fees: $25.00, all
As a ship is tossed and turned by the actions of the sea, one has to quickly realize one's vulnerability and susceptibility to nature's ways. While we train as seafaring captains and use the latest navigational technologies, we are in the end, at the mercy of the sea. In the face of such utter power, there is little room for hubris. So too in life, we often find the winds of psyche blowing through us as easily as hail blowing through the shattered remains of a broken window. No buffer, no restraint, we are vulnerable to the whims of the archetypes. At times, we experience the grace and benevolence of psyche, offering us the experience of transcendence, of a profound love and a deep sense of satisfaction with our life and work. And too, we find the storms of terror, of aggression, of addictions, of betrayal or acts of unimaginable abuse pummeling our homes; we stand at such moments, helpless to make it all stop. We often hurt the ones we love; we betray our children and spouse and all others who have come to trust us. At such times we live estranged from psyche and Self. Yet, as demons scream out, angels sing, and we hope and pray for redemption, redemption from those forces that have taken over our life, redemption allowing us to create a life in relationship to Self and Soul.
Through the presentation of clinical illustrations, stories, and the world's wisdom traditions, we will discuss our relationship to Self, Psyche, and Soul and ways to move toward redemption. The theme and material draws heavily on Dr. Conforti's new book, Hidden Presence: Complexes, Possession and Redemption. [The Assisi Institute will offer CEUs for therapists through NAAP.]
Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/director of the Assisi Institute. His work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also in the development of a new discipline: Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He lectures nationally and internationally and applies his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. Dr. Conforti served as a script consultant on the recently released film, Pride and Glory, and is the author of Field, Form, and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature & Psyche and Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings.
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