Lecture: Eros in our lives
Dr. Cohen will speak on the wisdom of Eros as a larger cosmic force that is fundamental for those seeking vitality, intimacy, and a way out of self-absorbed egos. She will start with the biblical Song of Songs and Plato’s erotic dialogues, Symposium and Phaedrus to offer guidance in our current lives. She will incorporate the gifts of Eros into the experience of love between analyst and client, student and teacher, friends, and in life.
Workshop: Eros in our lives
We will learn about how Eros shows up in our lives and something about the brain and Eros. We will be encouraged to explore how Eros has driven, burdened, frightened, controlled, enlivened, and humbled us. We will reflect on dreams and experiences of Eros, plus previous or present attractions/crushes, and will learn what Eros has to teach us as we fall into its grip. How do we move through this energy and glean its gifts that set our souls on fire, yet not let it destroy us?
Betsy Cohen, Ph.D., an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is the author of The Snow White Syndrome: All about Envy and articles in The Jung Journal on “The Intimate Self-Disclosure,” “Emmanuel Levinas and depth psychotherapy,” and “Jung’s Answer to Jews.” She has a chapter, “Tangled Up in Blue: A Reappraisal of Complex Theory” in How and Why we still read Jung. She has been a analyst for four decades and teaches relational analysis, intimacy and love at the Jung Institute. Her current interest is in the mutuality of emotional honesty for both therapist and patient.