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MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD, Bonnie Damron

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Friday, November 18th


An Evening With...


Bonnie Damron

As we approach the winter holidays, a time for children, both inner and outer, let’s take a moment to reflect on the image from childhood.  For most of the history of human kind, childhood was not thought of as a special time of life.  It was Charles Dickens who gave us the inner lives of children with the publication of Oliver Twist (in serial from 1837-1839).  Because of Dickens, we now realize that children have feelings, insights, grief, and struggles.  In the Jungian world, two early works come to mind.  The first is the ground-breaking book by Frances G. Wickes, The Inner World of Childhood.”  The second is Children’s Dreams: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936-1940 by C.G. Jung, 100 years after the works of Dickens.

            During this program, we will consider childhood dreams, memories, and inner thoughts, understanding that childhood is not only a time of safety, play, and joy, but is often fraught with sadness, loss, and trauma.  As we consider the ideas of psychologists, writers, and educators, you will be invited to reflect upon your own experiences of childhood, and I will share some of my remembered thoughts and dreams. 


Bonnie L. Damron, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a Jungian-Oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Northern Virginia. Bonnie is a clinician, cultural anthropologist, artist, and storyteller. She teaches courses in mythology, fairy tales, Shakespeare, the Greek Classics, and readings in the writings of C. G. Jung. She also leads contemplative retreats, and conducts study tours in Crete. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Catholic University, a Doctorate Degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, and has completed the Two-Year Pattern Analyst Certificate Program at the Assisi Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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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