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DREAMSCAPES: Experiencing Jung, a course by Sondra Geller

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018
  • Thursday, December 06, 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • Thursday, November 01, 2018, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 08, 2018, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 06, 2018, 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 five-week class will be experiential in nature.  We will explore the interface between art therapy and Jungian analytical psychology, particularly as we work with dreams.  Jung considered dreams critical to the work of analysis.  Dreams were, he said, rites entrees to the unconscious.  But in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, when he questioned his own passion for using art to explore messages from psyche, he stated emphatically that the villages he built from small stones, the paintings and drawings that he made, were also rites d’entres.  He said that whenever he came up against a blank wall in his work, he reached for his drawing materials, and in this way he found his way through being stuck and blocked in his thinking.

Each participant will be asked to bring a dream that they would feel comfortable sharing with the group, and each will have an opportunity in the five weeks to present this dream.  The group will listen intently, especially to the imagery of the dream being shared.  Then the whole group will be invited to use basic art materials to draw the part of the dream that is most striking to them.  In this way we will explore what Jung called the symbolic attitude of the psyche.  We will have an opportunity to try active imagination and other ways of engaging with the dream.  It will give us a chance to experience Jung.

We will use pastels and clay, basic art materials.  No previous experience with art is necessary. The invitation is to draw from the kid place. The intention of the class is to demonstrate how combining art therapy with Jungian theory can deepen and intensify the experience of analysis.  It will be soulful and creative.

Sondra Geller,  MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she sees clients individually and in groups.  Her work reflects a synthesis of the principals of both Jungian Analytic Psychology and Art Therapy.  Sandy also teaches and presents experiential workshops focusing on the dynamics of making art in the presence of the analyst.  What happens in the silent space between client/artist and Jungian analyst/observer, and how does this dynamic facilitate the journey of individuation? 

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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