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Season Calendar 2011/12

Theme: INNER WORK & COLLECTIVE
RESPONSIBILITY


Panel Discussion: Symbols & The Unconscious
Friday, September 23, 2011
6:15 p.m. Reception/Registration
7:00 p.m. Presentation

What are those forces...
...that lead some to wild, unpredictable behaviour or even acts of cruelty while others to acts of kindness and compassion?
...that propel some to walk away from a life as if split in two directions while others engage in a life with a sense of wholeness?

What is the unconscious? How does the unconscious live in us, through us and around us? Why should we care?

I-Ching: Divining the Unconscious (Jim Chalmers, MA, R.Psych)
Sandplay: Accessing the Unconscious (Sylvia Peske, MEd, R.Psych)
Religion: Is the Unconscious a source or medium for religion? (Claude Ouimet)
The Unconscious: Noun, Adjective, Verb? (John Hoedl, MA, Jungian Analyst)

The unconscious, according to Jung, is useless without the human mind. "It always seeks its collective purposes and never your individual destiny" (C.G. Jung Letters, vol. 1, p. 283). C.G. Jung's conception of the unconscious was radically different than that of Freud's. For Freud, the ego's repressive tendencies, in effect, created the unconscious, and psychoanalysis, therefore, was an effort toward reversing this process; not unlike "draining the swamp". Jung agreed that there were repressed elements in the unconscious, but felt that this was a small part of its reality. For Jung, the unconscious is the matrix of everything conscious, including the ego itself. Jungian psychology tracks manifestations of the unconscious in the various disparate forms it takes. Our panel this evening looks at three ways in which the unconscious is expressed and how it might be interpreted. As well, a general discussion of the theory of the unconscious itself will be included.
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Recommended Background Readings for Presentation:

Location & Admission:
Trinity Lutheran Church
10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta click here for map
Admission: $15.00 for members ($10 student/senior members), $20.00 for non-members

Note: Please ensure you have purchased your new membership for the 2011/12 Jung Forum season if you are purchasing admission to this event as a member. Yearly memberships have now changed to be effective for the term of our season, not as in the past when yearly memberships were based on date of purchase. You will be able to pick up your new membership card at the event. Please ensure you bring your receipt.

The Call to Create (Lecture) / Creativity &
The Veil of Addiction (Workshop)

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2011
Presenter: Linda Leonard, PhD, Jungian Analyst

Lecture: The Call to Create
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2011

The Call to Create explores the hopes, visions, and wisdom that fosters a rich creative life by identifying and working with the insecurities, doubts, and obstacles that sabatoge our efforts to create change in our lives. To this end I identify archetypal characters within ourselves that help and/or hinder creativity and transformation, using stories from artists and ordinary people, my own personal struggles, as well as examples from films, literature, fairy tales, and myths that illustrate the struggles we all go through in the creative process whether it is expressed in art or daily life. We are all called to create, i.e., to bring to birth something new in our lives and the world, and it is my hope that by understanding the inner characters that I describe can help those who seek to find, recover, devote, and apply their inherent creativity to their personal lives and to society.

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Location & Admission:
University of Alberta

Rm 2-115, Education North click here for map
Admission: $35.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members

Workshop: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011

We all live in an age of addiction to power, control, speed, money, codependency, food, drugs, alcohol, romance, sex, and even the internet. I will draw upon the archetypal characters that I see underlying addictions and also how they relate to creativity. I will also draw parallels between stages of creativity and the twelve steps of recovery. In the workshop - which is based upon my book, Witness to the Fire - participants will have an opportunity to share their wisdom, insights, images, experiences, and dreams that relate to both the topic of the lecture and the workshop. A simple exercise will be part of the way we can learn to work with this material.
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Location & Admission:
University of Alberta

Rm 358, Education South click here for map
Admission: $100.00 for members, $125.00 for non-members
Limited seating available.

Presenter bio: Linda Leonard, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst trained in Zurich and the author of 6 books: The Wounded Woman, On the Way to the Wedding, Witness to the Fire, Meeting the Madwoman, Following the Reindeer Woman, and The Call to Create. Her books have been translated into 16 languages and she lectures and gives seminars world-wide. She is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and has been in private practice for 40 years. She gives consultations by phone and face to face on topics in her books with a particular focus on the creative process. She is also a former professor of philosophy with a Ph.D. in that subject.

Your Relationship with the Unconscious and Your Own New Book
(Cancelled) Friday, November 18, 2011
Presenter: Kelly Polanski, Clinical Counsellor & Jungian Analyst Candidate

Who/What do you see in your reflection in the mirror? Do you ever wonder what lies beneath the surface of this reflection? Do you dare to explore? Where do you begin this journey and how do you prepare for this mysterious, yet important process? The publication of Jung's seminal work, "The Red Book," has prompted individually diverse questions;

Are you interested in exploring the possibility of your own engagement in "consciously submitting... to the impulses of the unconscious" in a direct concentrated encounter your self? (MDR 172)

How do you prepare yourself for containment of the rolling rhythms of your psyche and the serious consequences, both positive and negative, inherent in such an undertaking?

What aspect of you is making this 'decision?'

Under Jung's guidance through his process expressed in The Red Book, this presentation explores the intrapsychic and interpersonal factors signaling psychological readiness for such a dialectic with your dreams, symbols and images. Click here for event poster

Location & Admission:
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will be in contact with those of you who have already purchased admission online to arrange reimbursement. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Bio: Kelly Polanski is a native Albertan and Jungian Analyst Candidate in private practice in downtown Edmonton. She has earned her Masters in Psychotherapy from St. Stephen’s College and “Bachelor of Commerce” from the University of Alberta. In addition to a twenty-five year business career prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Kelly has enjoyed being a life-long artist informed by images offered as expressions of soul. She is currently undertaking rigorous training at the C. G. Jung Institute in Switzerland, leading to accreditation by the International Association of Analytic Psychologists as a Jungian Analyst.

"The Way of the Dream" with Marie-Louise von Franz
Film & Discussion Night

7:00 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011

Members...receive the gift of admission! Come join us for a showing and discussion of a chapter in Frazer Boa's, "The Way of the Dream" with Marie-Louise von Franz. We will be accepting donations at the event of food and cash for the Edmonton Food Bank. The proceeds of the evening's event will also be donated. Admission is free for members, $5.00 for non-members, so consider bringing a friend and enjoy an inspiring evening out!
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Location & Admission:
Trinity Lutheran Church
10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (click here for map)
Admission: Free for members, $5.00 for non-members

Projection and Relationship
7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012
Presenter: Jim Chalmers, MA, Registered Psychologist

What is the nature of relationship? 


Why do things “go wrong” in relationship? 


Why do we fall in love with certain people and not others?


How do we know we are relating to the other person?


What parts do the “inner world” and “outer world” play in relationship? 


We all are drawn toward relationship(s) of various sorts: lover, friend, parent, child, spouse, the “gods”, bosses, neighbors, the clerk at Safeway. It seems to be an inborn “instinct” for human beings; that is to say that relationship is fundamental to human experience even if we choose to “opt out” of relationship. For example, to become a monk or nun or a spiritual wanderer in practice only results in a more intense relationship to one’s chosen God, to oneself, to nature, etc. Come join us for a presentation that will investigate the nature of projection in the process of relationship.
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Location & Admission:
University of Alberta
Rm 2-115, Education North click here for map
Admission: $15.00 for members ($10 student/senior members), $20.00 for non-members

Presenter bio: Jim is a clinical psychologist who did his graduate work at Antioch University in San Francisco and has been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for over 26 years. His interests in graduate school and since have been in object-relations, ego psychology and Jungian depth psychotherapy. He also has post-graduate training specializing in systemic couples/family therapy and group therapy. He has experience working in out-patient psychiatry, residential treatment centres, as well as private and group practice settings. He has a special interest in intimacy (both interpersonal and intra-psychic) and the psychological processes that that interfere with it.

C.G. Jung's Warning about Faith: The Psychological Danger of Belief
7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012
Presenter: David Miller, PhD, Jungian Analyst

If it was not obvious earlier, it has become dramatically apparent since the experiences of 9/11 that religious belief can be dangerous to the health of the body politic. However, 87 years before the tragic events of 2001, C.G. Jung had observed that belief is dangerous, not only in the socio-political domain, but also to the psyche. In the recently published The Red Book, from a section likely written in 1914 when he was 39 years old, Jung says forthrightly:  “I believe that it is better in our time if belief is weak…. It is dangerous to believe too much.”  Dr. Miller’s presentation will inquire into what Jung may have meant by these strong words. It will explore Jung’s warning about the psychological danger of belief, connecting Jung’s view to a growing contemporary literature that seeks to separate personal belief from authentic faith.
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Location & Admission:
University of Alberta
Rm 2-115, Education North click here for map
Admission: $35.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members
Tickets available at the door

Presenter bio: David L. Miller is Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and is a retired Core Faculty Member at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.  Since 1963, Dr. Miller has worked at the intersections of religions and mythologies, literature and literary theory, and depth psychology. He has taught at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and in the clinical programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California, as well as having given seminars in Jung training programs in Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Kyoto.  In 2002, Dr. Miller was elected to be an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and in 2004 he was made an honorary member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology.

Dr. Miller is a frequent lecturer to civic, religious, and educational groups in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. He was a member of the Eranos Circle in Ascona, Switzerland, from 1975 to 1988, and he lectured at the Eranos Conferences nine times during that period.  Dr. Miller is the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters, as well as five books. The books include: Gods and Games: Towards a Theology of Play (1970, 1973); The New Polytheism: Rebirth of the Gods and Goddesses (1974, 1981, also in French, Italian, and Japanese editions); Christs: Archetypal Images in Christian Theology (1981, 2005); Three Faces of God: Traces of the Trinity in Literature and Life (1986, 2005); and Hells and Holy Ghosts: A Theopoetics of Christian Belief (1989, 2004). Dr. Miller is also the editor of two additional books: Interpretation: The Poetry of Meaning (1967) and Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible (1995). For more information, see the website:  http://dlmiller.mysite.syr.edu.

Annual General Meeting
7:00 -9:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012

Would you like to enhance your connection with the personal and collective spirit of Jungian-based ideas and philosophy? How would you like to spend more time with people of like-mind, who are interested in all things Jungian?

The Jung Forum Association of Edmonton’ss Annual General Meeting is approaching and all the committees are open for nominations and volunteers. You do not need any special knowledge of Jung and his work. What you need, simply, is enthusiasm, a little time, and a desire to be involved.

We are a fun and supportive group, meeting approximately once/month in a social manner (with wine) to foster personal connections while addressing the business and organizational needs of the Forum.

For those who are interested, a social gathering will occur at Earl’s on campus after the meeting.

Come and help shape the future of the Jung Forum Association! All are welcome!

Location:
University of Alberta
Rm 358, Education Building South click here for map
No charge to attend the AGM
A social gathering will occur at Earl’s on Campus after the meeting

Groundhog Day: Time and the Psyche
7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012
Presenter: John Hoedl, MA, Jungian Analyst

What is your relationship with time?
How do you experience time as part of your existence?

Occasionally, a popular film succeeds in illustrating important aspects of our psychological condition. The movie Groundhog Day, is a prime example. It can be viewed as a contemporary rendition of the often misunderstood myth of Sisyphus. When examined through the lens of Jungian Psychology, this unassuming, delightfully amusing movie reveals surprising insights about, for example, how the psyche orients itself in time, and how time affects our understanding and experience of notions such as ego, complexes, and archetypes.

Although not necessary, you may want to watch (or re-watch) the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray before the lecture. Click here for event poster

Location & Admission:
University of Alberta
Rm 2-115, Education North click here for map
Admission: $15.00 for members ($10 student/senior members), $20.00 for non-members
Tickets available at the door (cash or cheque only)

Presenter bio: John has worked for over 10 years in various child welfare/social services positions in Edmonton including: Group Home Worker in a youth treatment centre, In-Home Family Support Worker and Family Counselor. In 1997, he received a Master's Degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University, Spokane and in the next year began his studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2006 he received his diploma, moved to Edmonton, Alberta, and began his private practice. He lives with his wife, Monika, and two daughters Theresa and Johanna.

The Symbolic Life: Rituals in Our Lives
7:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012
Presenter: Marlene Brouwer, Jungian Analyst

What are your rituals?

With pictures and active participation, this engaging presentation will explore the potent unconscious drive and emotional need for symbol and ritual.

Effective rituals enable expression of the symbolic life and nourish and contain the energy between the Self and the personality. Many rituals are meaningful, transformative, and life giving. Other ritualistic behaviors are habitual, compulsive, and even destructive. What makes the difference? Marlene will encourage awareness of our own rituals through attention to their purpose and impact. Click here for event poster

Location & Admission:
University of Alberta
Rm 2-115, Education North click here for map
Admission: $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members
Tickets available at the door

Presenter bio: After 10 years of practice as a Jungian Analyst and Supervisor in Denmark, Marlene returned to Canada to open her practice in Red Deer, Alberta in 2010. Her background includes 30 years of counseling experience as well as degrees from the University of Alberta, post graduate Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (Davanloo) with the Akademi for Integrerende Psykoterapi at Aarhus University Psychiatric Hospital in Denmark. www.jungianconsultant.net

Eros - The Way of Two
(CANCELLED) Friday, May 11, 2012
Presenter: Alexandra Fidyk, PhD, Jungian Psychotherapist

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will be in contact with those of you who have already purchased admission online to arrange reimbursement. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you Edmonton for a successful season of Jung Forum events!

 

 

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