Letting Go and Holding On: Essential Archetypal Tools for the Journey of Individuation
September 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jung suggested that in the journey of individuation the ego needs to let go of control and defer to the Self, submitting to a principle greater than personal identity. Relinquishing old stories of a heroic ego is essential to the individuation process. Yet holding closely the values that bring us joy, strength and meaning are also essential as we enter new stages of life. This talk will explore the essential role that these deeply embedded tools play in individuation, from the viewpoint of human development, Jung’s own life, scientific research, and mythology and religion.
Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst practicing in New York City and Westchester County, New York. He is the author of I’m Working On It In Therapy: How To Get The Most Out Of Psychotherapy, described by PsychCentral as “a fascinating look at self-growth, and one that’s useful whether or not you go to therapy.” He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. He has served as Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and currently serves on the faculty there and at the C.G Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.Purchase Workshops