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The Chenoo Who Stayed to Dinner: Taming the Monstrous Negative Father Complex
April 20, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
In this workshop, we will explore Jung’s theory of complexes. We will consider how a wounded relationship with a father can affect our inner world and our creativity. After looking at the two primary ways that a father complex can manifest, we will explore the persecutory or monstrous complex in greater depth. The Algonquin fairytale “Nesoowa and the Chenoo” will structure the our exploration, which will include journaling and reflective exercises. Excerpts from two films, a dream sequence that spanned several years of analytic work, and additional fairytales will also be considered.
LISA MARCHIANO, LCSW, is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the cohost of the popular podcast This Jungian Life. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and lectures widely on Jungian topics. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, Areo, and Psychological Perspectives, among other publications. She is the author of the book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself published by Sounds True. You can find her on Twitter at @LisaMarchiano.This event has passed.