There are no plenaries in July, August or December
Programme of Events
Events are now online
Due to Covid
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
19 June 2020 19:30
ONLINE USING ZOOM
The AGM will be run online. It will be followed by a group discussion reflecting on the insights gained during the Lockdown and sharing any creative materials which came out of the experience. This may be linked to the Crisis and Creativity section of this website
This event is for Members only
Programme of Events Next Year
2020 September to June 2021
HERE ARE MOST OF OUR EVENTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR - OTHERS ARE STILL IN PROCESS
Some of our Events may continue to be
Live Online Zoom Events
Depending on Covid19 in the Autumn
Friday 15 OR 23 OCT 2020
JUNG AND SYNCHRONICITY
Roderick Main, Jungian Analyst University of Essex
Jung developed his concept of synchronicity as a response to the cultural condition of his day (characterised by excessive rationalism in science, loss of the sacred, and social mass- mindedness). We will explore how this concept might also be relevant to addressing contemporary environmental and polit- ical issues.
Friday 12th NOV 2020 ECOPSYCHOLOGY
Mary-Jayne Rust, Jungian Analyst, Lecturer,
Art Therapist, Workshop Facilitator
Ecopsychology is an emerging field weaving together the eco-logical, psychological, political and spiritual. My interest in eating problems expanded into an inquiry into our collective con-suming of the earth, and the relationship between mind and body, soul and the land. I became fascinated by the differences between indigenous and western world views and how we might enable ancient and modern to live together today.
Friday 19th FEB 2021
EMODIED ACTIVE IMAGINATION:
PORTAL TO THE SOUL
Jungian Analyst, IGAP
This will be a Weaving in of Jungian Psychology with Authentic Movement, which is rooted in Jung’s Active Imagination. Clinical work will be included, regarding Trauma and the Body (the per- sonal and the collective body). Trauma in the body is also a mir- ror reflection of the way we traumatise our planet Earth, and the depletion of her resources is a destruction of our immune system.
Friday 19th March 2021 (or April TBA)
Melanie Rein, Jungian Analyst, IGAP
Image: Israhel van Meckenem - Ornament with the Tree of Jesse, 1480–90
With kind permission of The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
This talk will consider the unconscious patterns which run through families and generations of families, as one generation inherits, responds and reacts to the complexes and archetypal energies of the previous generation – and even of the generation before that – parents, grandparents and in some cases, great-grandparents. Melanie Rein will draw on the symbolic nature of the genogram, or psychological genealogy tree, exploring its connection to the Tree of Life and its value as a visual image for eliciting, revealing and deepening insights into family and ancestral patterning.
Melanie Rein (PhD) is a training analyst and accredited supervisor with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) and a member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP).
Friday 21st MAY 2021
MYTHICAL BEASTS: Imagination in Dreams
& Transformation Through the Imaginal, Healing Alchemy of Nature
Philippa Campbell, Jungian Analyst, IGAP
The image of the labyrinth gives us a path to follow when complexes are activated, when the dream offers guidance and when the imagination heals. It is a left handed path that leads through helplessness towards knowledge. It is also a path where love threads it’s way beside us, Ariadne’s clue as we shall see is fundamental to the process.
With the help of the Myth of the Labyrinth this talk will explore our journeying from helplessness to hopefulness.
As Jung has written:
Without such a vision ( the Liverpool
dream ) I might perhaps have lost my
orientation and been compelled to abandon
my understanding. But here the meaning
had been made clear. When I parted from
Freud, I knew I was plunging into the
unknown. Beyond Freud, after all, I knew
nothing; but I had taken the step into
darkness. When that happens, and then
such a dream comes, one feels it is an act
of grace ( Jung CW9, p. 199).
Friday 18th JUNE 2021
LILITH: CULTURE and DIVERSITY
Edna Babay Shahaf,
Jungian Analyst, IGAP
Eric Neumann has famously written about the "fear of the feminine"' But "fear of" is not something usually associated with the feminine, which has been and still is regarded as inferior and lacking authority in most cultures.
Masculine spirit, and its capacity to order and rule, has been the highest value: "the devaluation of the feminine is to be understood as an attempt at overcoming the fear of the feminine and its dangerous aspect as the Great Mother and as anima"... (Neumann, The Fear of the Feminine", Princeton 1994). The Figure of Lilth tells the story of what happened to the devalued Feminine in its exile: of its suffering, its rage and its come back, with all the terrible consequences associated with it.
The Speaker will aim to reflect on the significance of the figure of Lilith and the "fear of the feminine" with regards to both current collective trends and patients in their clinical analytical practice.
05 September 2020 - Outdoors
May 2021 - Indoors
WORKSHOP - SATURDAY - 05 SEPT 2020 Changed
ECOPSYCHOLOGY: EXPLORING THE SELF IN NATURE
Gillian Brown: CJC Chair, MA, SOPH, BRCP,
Chair CJC, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist & EcoPsychologist
This workshop will guide participants on an enquiry into their own nature through being in nature. We will walk out in nature, and look at how we exist symbolically and relationally within the environment, how therapy might work outside the therapy room and how an understanding of our place in the natural world may help address the urgent ecological challenges of our times.
15 OR 22 0R 29 MAY (TBA)
PHILEMON, KA, AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JUNG'S RED BOOK AND ART 1919-1923; SOME REFLECTIONS
Diane Finiello Zervas, Jungian Training Analyst, IGAP, Educator (Red Book Seminars), Author, Private Practice, London
Diane is currently interested in Jung’s visual imagery in The Red Book, and is one of the leaders of the London Liber Novus reading seminars organised by The Circle of Analytical Psychology. Her essay on Jung’s mandala sketches, “Intimations of the Self”, was published by Norton in The Art of C.G. Jung, 2019.
Thanks to the publication of The Red Book (2009) and The Art of C.G. Jung (2019), we now have a substantial corpus of the visual images that Jung created whilst he was concurrently developing analytical psychology between 1913 and 1923.
In my workshop/seminar, I will identify several previously unrecognised representations of two of Jung’s most important personifications, the ‘dominant fathers’ Philemon and Ka. With their identities revealed, it becomes possible to trace their roles in some of Jung’s artistic works that include the image of the cross-quartered circle and sphere (which Jung called the quadratura circuli), his prime example of the reconciling symbol of the creation of the new god, and of individuation. Powerpoint images will be included and there will be ample time for discussion.