Winter/Spring 2017

A Lived Practice: The Symbolic Function of Film-making in the Life of the Maker
Lecture presented by Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

In this presentation, we will view clips from a taped interview of filmmaker Peter Thompson by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as well as view clips from his films, "Two Portraits" and "Universal Hotel," in order to experience both his approach to film-making as well as how his films function symbolically, both in his life and ours.

Our examination of Peter's film making process will reference Jung's "practice of the image" as embodied in The Red Book, and his subsequent formulation of the symbol creating function of the psyche and the development of the process of active imagination as a means of coming to terms with the unconscious.

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The Theory and Practice of Active Imagination
Workshop presented by Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Active imagination is a process in which one intentionally engages images, figures, and emotions in order to establish a dialogue with the unconscious.

It is an active attempt to come to terms with aspects of our selves beyond our conscious ego identity. The capacity for imaginal perception depends on the quality of attention and the willingness to participate with unconscious contents.

This seminar will explore the theoretical and experiential aspects of active imagination in order to increase one's capacity to recognize and to be in relationship to unconscious contents. Participants will make use of journal writing and image-making exercises as the means through which to engage active imagination.

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Our 2017 writing contest is in progress!

In conjunction with our 2017 conference, we are hosting an essay contest with the theme, "Memories, Dreams, Sensualities". Both contest and conference offer an opportunity to join in community through the sharing of ways Jungian ideas unfold in our lived experience. We are looking for personal essays that add something unique to the conversation.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Prizes: 1st place $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250.
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Jung in the Heartland Conference:
Memories, Dreams, Sensualities
October 5 - 8, 2017

Lionel Corbett - Psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, teacher, and author of The Religious Function of the Psyche;
Psyche and the Sacred; The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering.
Chelsea Wakefield - Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, dream worker, retreat leader, and author of Negotiating
the Inner Peace Treaty and In Search of Aphrodite: Women, Archetypes, and Sex Therapy.
Registration available April, 2017.


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Winter/Spring 2017 Programs at a glance:

Lectures, Seminars
and Workshops

Haake: Casting Shadows (PLAY)
February 17 & 18, 7:30 pm / February 19, 2:00 pm

Meyer: The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
and Carl G. Jung

Friday, March 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dougherty: A Lived Practice: The Symbolic Function of Film-making in the Life of the Maker (LECTURE)
Friday, April 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dougherty: The Theory and Practice of Active Imagination (WORKSHOP)
Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 1:00 PM

Culver: The Heart of Jung: How The Red Book Challenges and Changes Jungian Work
Friday, June 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Study Groups

 Saunders: Archetypes of the Enneagram
(2nd Session) 6 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM: March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25

Tomlinson: Dreams and the Imaginal
6 Sunday Afternoons, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30

Ferrentelli: Griffin, Sabine, and Jung
5 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15

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Analyst Training Program and Jungian Study Groups
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Jungian Psychotherapy and Studies Program
available at the Chicago Institute


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