Upcoming Courses for Spring 2017
Jungian Perspectives on Current Events, Thursdays, 3/2, 4/6 & 5/4th; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
We continue this 9-month course with discussion of Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything, for Mar 2nd, Stephen Griffin, Broken Trust. Lawrence KS: University of Kansas Press, 2015, and Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability (I will provide you with copies of this booklet), for Apr 6th, and Stephen Kiernan, Last Rights. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006, for May 4th.
Jung on the Mother, Wednesdays, 3/15,22,29 & 4/5; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
This course examines one of the most powerful archetypes in life, relating it to our personal experience of mother and the many implications this experience can have, in terms of health, relationships, finances and overall happiness. Readings are drawn from Jung and a variety of his students, and the format of the course includes discussions and exercises. Led by Sue Mehrtens.
Introduction to Dreamwork, 4/4,11,25 & 5/2; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Using a wide array of psychological theories that underpin the study of dreams, this course explores the methods, experiences, and applications of dream work, drawing upon our historical and cultural heritage. Students are required to maintain a dream journal, and to attempt analysis of their own dreams and those of their classmates. Hands-on experience in dream interpretation is stressed. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Jung on the Father, Wednesdays, 4/12,19,26 & 5/3; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
A parallel course to “Jung on the Mother,” this course considers The Father archetype, another of the powerful archetypes, which colors how we move through life, the careers we choose or refuse, how we define success, and how we relate to men and our own inner masculine energy. Readings are drawn from Jung and a variety of his students, and the format of the course includes discussions and exercises. Led by Sue Mehrtens.
Synchronicity Workshop: Saturday & Sunday, 4/29 &30; 9AM to 5PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $75; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Jung loved to laugh and regarded a good sense of humor as crucial to mental health. Medical doctor that he was, Jung felt a daily “laughsitive” was crucial. In this rendition of the course we join synchronicity with laughter to provide insights into personal problems and current life situations, so as to strength trust in both our inner guidance and the sympatheia of the Universe. Students should come to this course with specific questions about which they want insight and guidance. Readings by Jung and other important Jungians (e.g. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marie-Louise von Franz, Robert Hopcke) provide students with different perspectives on synchronicity and how to use it. Lunch & snacks provided both days. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Listening to Spiritual Guidance, Wednesdays, 5/10,17,24 & 31st; 7-9PM; $60; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909
A course designed to transform attitudes about spiritual reality and to bolster participants’ trust in the Self, by exploring how we, as individuals, can discover and work more closely with our spiritual guidance. Dozens of examples of how spiritual guidance can manifest in life, and the various ways we might respond to it are provided by the readings. Multiple exercises, techniques and materials are provided. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Finding Your Mission in Life Follow-Up Meeting: Thursday, 5/11; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; free; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909
An opportunity for those who have taken the Mission in Life workshop in the past and want a follow-up session to discuss the homework exercises, hear insights from other participants and share thoughts on how to take the process forward. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Looking ahead to Fall 2017 semester:
The Three Loci: Control, Authority and Security: Wednesdays, 9/6,13 & 20; 7-9PM
This short course, created by students’ requests, examines Jung’s idea of individuation and the basic requirements he postulated: having a locus of control, a locus of authority, and a locus of security, What Jung meant, how these loci work in life, and how we go about internalizing these are the foci of the course. This course is a pre-requisite for the “How to Be an Effective Change Agent Workshop.”
How to Be an Effective Change Agent Workshop: Wednesdays, 9/27, 10/4, 11 & 18th; 7-9PM
This workshop is designed to equip people concerned about our current situation to become effective agents of change, by examining the laws of change and their implications in light of Jung’s psychology and his predictions for the future. Pre-requisite: “The Three Loci” course
Effective Agents of Change: Lessons from History: Wednesdays, 10/25, 11/1, 8 & 15th; 7-9PM
This course provides examples of four key change agents in recent history, illustrating how the principles involved in effective change get lived out in practical reality. Included are discussions of some of the significant documents in the social transformation movement.
plus “Women’s Biographies,” 1st Thursdays, Sept-May; for the list of books and questions for reflection, contact us at
link to this month’s blog: https://jungiancenter.org/jung-on-freud/