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Our Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity. We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation". With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

 Please note the following update for our coronavirus protocol as of March 22, 2020, from the Executive Director of the Jung Society, Jane Byerley.

"We have all read about “flattening the curve” and we are SO in favor of that. We are aware that each of our local jurisdictions are putting limits on the size of gatherings, and there is discussion of cancellation of all gatherings. We at the Jung Society want to protect all of you as much as we can. So, with a nod to ethics, a nod to legality and mostly through our own version of “caremongering”, we are cancelling programs. Here is the list, and what we are doing to date."

Programs that have been cancelled


  • James Hollis, Tuesday: Cancelled, refund of 50%.
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch. 


  • April Barrett—Cancelled and will be refunded.
  • Alexandra Buckner –Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Janet Kane— Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch.


  • Sandy Geller—Cancelled and will be refunded. 
  • Art Delibert— Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch.

Programs that continue

The following programs will be delivered through Zoom, an online video/audio platform:

Julie Bondanza, Cathryn Polonchak, Tim Lyons, Michael Conforti, Mark Napack and Susan Tiberghian will be presenting, and we will update you with the dates and times next week. In the meantime, please check individual program pages for the most up-to-date details.

You can take a look at our mini quick guide about Zoom here - HOW TO USE ZOOM

If we say we are refunding a program, please be patient. Our system is a little slow, and we are part time and a little slow, especially in social isolation. Our financials are not done on-line. So complications ensue. We will be as timely as we are able.

Some people have offered to donate the funds for classes. Of course, we are grateful for that. But we also understand the need for refunds and see donations as a different animal from class fees. We also know that these can be financially precarious times for some people. We will refund unless we hear from you otherwise. Email is the best and most efficient way to contact us now at natalia@jung.org


Previously, as of March 12th, 2020:

We urgently need to let you know of changes in our position related to the coronavirus. On March 12th, April Barrett, President of the Board of Directors of the Jung Society made this announcement:

"After much thoughtful consideration, the executive committee of our board of directors has agreed unanimously to cancel all remaining March programs. This is felt to be the right thing to do for the sake of the ongoing health of our community and communities by extension.  If we can safely resume later this spring in some way, we’d very much like to do that."

We wish we could be a port in this storm for you, but it is increasingly evident that, despite using apparent caution and good judgement, people can innocently put others at risk. We can't have that. We will continue to seek options that would allow us to send presentations to you. It is very difficult to facilitate deep sharing among a dozen people or more on a virtual tool, but we are discussing options with our presenters. For now, we are turning to books and reflection to feed our souls. We look forward to welcoming you back to our classes as soon as possible. We will miss you. Please be safe.


Please contact natalia@jung.org for questions


Our Jung Society provides continuing education for the human spirit. We help people find deeper meaning in everyday life. Our programs offer a wide variety of topics, taught by Jungian experts and other professionals in the disciplines of psychology, education, the humanities, and the arts.  We explore educational themes from personal growth and insights to responses to love, loss, life passages, dreams, fairy-tales, the soul, psychological types, and more. 


PLEASE sign up immediately if you plan on attending a program.

The sooner you register, the easier it is for us to share Zoom links to your email in a timely manner. This process is not automated, so we generally  will not allow registrations a few hours before the program starts.

Links will be sent out at least 24 hours before the program starts. If you have not received the Zoom link for a program you have paid for 24 hours before its start time, please reach out directly to natalia@jung.org , thank you.


Monday, March 9; April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1 (Program is full)

DREAMS AND WHOLENESS: Jung’s Study of a Dream Series, Its Alchemical Importance, and Its Relevance to Our Understanding of Dreams and Psychic Process, A Course With Cathryn Polonchak

Cathryn will be presenting her program via the Zoom online platform. 

This class is designated as a “continuation” class with the first part of the readings and discussions taking place last fall.  If you like a “read and discuss” format and are interested in engaging C. G. Jung’s material on a depth level, we welcome you to join us.


Tuesday, April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12 (Program is full)

JUNG IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: Courage, Meaning, and Hope, A Course with Mark Napack

Mark will be presenting his program via the Zoom online platform. 

The purpose of this course is to provide a container of meaning where the upheaval and crisis that we are going through can find a space in which to be processed. Drawing upon the resources of the Jungian tradition, we shall draw strength, grace and perspective to meet the dangerous challenges in which we now find ourselves. A safe social space of meaning--an online temenos--will be created to counterbalance the social distancing that has its own risks of disconnection from self, other, and meaning. 


Friday, April 17

UNDERSTANDING SELF LOVE: Tantra And The Golden Shadow, An Evening With Tim Lyons, LCSW

Tim will be presenting his program via the Zoom online platform. 

The awakening of nourishing self love, self esteem and self care for body and mind are at the heart of every individuation and therapeutic process. In tonight’s presentation we will explore two invaluable and complementary paths to help discover and develop these qualities within ourselves; the integration of the golden shadow and self mastery through Tantric teachings.


Friday, May 01

REKINDLING THE SOUL: Active Imagination, A Lecture With Susan Tiberghien

Susan will be presenting her program via the Zoom online platform. Details for using Zoom are included on our home page. 

"We must be able to let things happen in the psyche". C.G. Jung

"Imagination is more important than knowledge". Albert Einstein

Soul is summoning us. In this lecture, we will first consider how both soul and imagination were viewed over the centuries with excerpts from Plato, Ibn Arabi, Meister Eckhart, Henri Corbin, and C.G. Jung. It is Corbin who writes that the kingdom of the soul is an “interworld” between matter and spirit, between the visible and the invisible. We will look at the way Jung developed the practice of active imagination during his years of confronting the unconscious (1913-1929), with excerpts from The Red Book. How can we practice our own active imaginations? We will close in examining the ways in which the imaginal informs our lives and rekindles our souls.


Saturday, May 02

REKINDLING THE SOUL: Active Imagination, A Day With Susan Tiberghien

Susan will be presenting her program via the Zoom online platform. 

"We must be able to let things happen in the psyche". C.G. Jung

"Imagination is more important than knowledge". Albert Einstein

In our workshop, we will enter the world of imagination and experience how the imaginal rekindles the soul. We will read together from the work of Henri Corbin and C.G. Jung, along with excerpts from James Hollis and Elaine Pagels. We will do our own active imaginations: writing journal entries, dialoguing with our images, drawing them in mandalas. Each active imagination will deepen our contact with the inner world and expand our consciousness, leading us forward on our path toward wholeness. We will look at ways to share the light of our consciousness with the world around us. As the poet of the imagination, Rainer Maria Rilke, wrote, we will “Speak and bear witness.” (Ninth Elegy)


If you would like to be refunded due to these changes simply email natalia@jung.org , thank you.



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The Jung Society of Washington is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, a nonprofit educational institution. Our IRS form 990 is available upon request. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
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