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Listening to Jung in These Troubling Times
September 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
We find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic with great loss and tremendous suffering. We fear for our safety and wonder what the future will bring? When will we get back to ‘normal?’ Do we want to return to business-as-usual? The pandemic has derailed our lives in so many ways and ever present is the continued threat of climate disruption. What does Jungian psychology have to teach us in these troubling times? Carl Jung also lived through troubling times. He recognized the importance of living both in the spirit of the times as well as the spirit of the depths, for soul dwells in both of these worlds. In this presentation, we explore how Jung viewed world threatening situations that penetrated the psyches of individuals. We dive down into the spirit of the depths to uncover the root cause of our imbalances in the world, be it pandemic or environmental destruction. We consider how Jungian depth psychology can bring a sense of meaning and order to what is happening in the world. We also consider how we can use Jung’s ideas to help us work with and through these troubling times.
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Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and senior training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has an M.A. in psychology. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an adjunct faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches a course on Ecopsychology. He carried out basic research on climate change for forty years. He is the author of Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, which provides a Jungian perspective on climate change. Jeffrey has presented on various Jungian topics at national and international conferences. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.This event has passed.