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Opening the Gift
February 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
This workshop is designed to foster an experiential exploration of the material presented in Friday’s lecture. After choosing a personal “orienting intention” for the workshop, everyone will select a wrapped gift. Before unwrapping the gift, we will take time to expl ore our expectations, thoughts, feelings, intuitions, sensory impressions, and attitudes stirred by this “unknown other,” symbolized by the wrapped gift. Then, as we each unwrap our gift, we will have a chance to observe our approach to discovering the “other,” including the ways our expectations around the anticipated (wrapped) gift have influenced our experience of the actual (unwrapped) gift. Through drawing, painting, collage-making, and clay-molding, we will explore the visual language of the unconscious, our personal pacing, inner resources, and rituals for honoring what is meaningful to us in such dialogues with the unconscious. Participants’ experiences will be discussed and amplified in terms of Jungian concepts and depth work as applicable to creative projects, psychotherapy, and personal growth. ART MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY OFJ. SPACE IS LIMITED — REGISTER EARLY.
Related Lecture: Exploring the Visual Language of the Unconscious
Jane Zich, MFA, PhD, is a depth psychotherapist and visual artist who specializes in dialoguing with imagery from the unconscious. Her articles include: “Patterns of Imagery and Tasks During Dialogues with the Unconscious” (Jung Journal, 2011) and “The Role of ‘Orienting Intentions’ in Dialogues with the Unconscious” (Jung Journal, 2008). Her award-winning Vision Journey paintings have been juried into national art exhibitions, published in a number of psychology journals and literary magazines, and can be viewed at www.zichpaintings.com.