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JUNG AND THE SYMBOLS OF THE SELF: Their Relationship to Individuation, Sondra Geller

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • 5 sessions
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 02, 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 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 Full-Time Students

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This class will explore Jung’s concept of the symbolic attitude of the psyche.  We will identify symbols of the Self and interface with them using basic art materials, such as pastels, clay, water color, wire sculpture, writing, and gesture.  Exploring both personal and archetypal symbolism will expand our self-understanding and bring us into relationship with the numinous.

The dynamics of working together as a group will offer an experience of the healing effect of being witnessed and in turn, witnessing.  All of this will happen within the framework of a secure symbolizing space, the Jungian temenos.  No previous experience with the expressive arts is necessary.  You will be asked to keep a journal during the six weeks of the class to record your experiences of becoming familiar with your Self symbols.  Details to follow upon registration.
Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, has a master’s degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is a Jungian Analyst, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. She is a member of JAWA, AATA, IRSJA, IAAP, and PAJA. 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 and Jungian Art Therapy. She was recently guest co-editor of a special issue of Psychological Perspectives, “Aging and Individuation.”


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. 

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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.
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