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JUNG AND THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS: HOW DID I GET HERE? A Personal Creation Myth

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • 5 sessions
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 05, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Students with ID

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Five Thursdays, Beginning April 28 (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)


Course

Sondra Geller

We will use Jungian art-therapy techniques and gesture to explore and make sense of the fundamentals of our life's story. How have these fictions influenced our lives? Have we been bound to living them out? Can we free ourselves from stories that no longer serve us?


Through the use of writing, drawing, and gesture, we will explore the possibilities. Jungian active imagination will be important to our process, along with amplification and experiences that will provide opportunities to develop what Jung called the symbolic function of the psyche.


Please take time before the first class to write one or two pages, double spaced (two copies) of how you would describe your creation myth. Allow yourself poetic license. This is your personal story.


The group will be small; the temenos will be carefully observed.


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 Los Angeles.

OUR MISSION

The 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. 

JUNG SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

DIRECTIONS
BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.


The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. 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.
Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

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