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Jungian Art Therapy: Living A Creative Life

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

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What does it mean to live a creative life? Jung’s initiatory journey into the “spirit of the depths was creative but required profound psychic courage, suffering, and patience as he confronted the unconscious and discovered “the third thing.”  Upon his “return,” when Jung wrote that “everything of which we are conscious is an image, and that image is psyche,” he elevated the imagination and creative processes. One of the gifts was his essay The Transcendent Function which conceptualized how unconscious and invisible psychic material became conscious and visible through play, dedication, endurance of wrestling with the opposites, and the respect for the ineffable and irrational aspects of the psyche.  Jung thereby came to understand the importance of the “third thing.”  Jung’s investigations into the unconscious through various creative means opened the door and gave credence for the expressive arts therapies. In this lecture the three-part initiation model provides a container in which we consider Jung’s wisdom and how the “third thing” may offer hints on living a creative life.

Related Workshop: Creative Initiation Journey

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst and art psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, where she has had a private practice for over 30 years. With a background in English Literature, Creative Writing, Artmaking and Expressive Arts Therapy, Nora is a senior training and supervising analyst with the IRSJA, a member of the IAAP, and an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Naropa University. She currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. She has published and presented internationally, including two books: Jungian Art Therapy and Art Therapy and Childbearing Issues. Her website is www.swanfoster.com.


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January 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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