Jan Bauer, MA attended Sarah Lawrence College and then studied in France where she earned a Master’s in literature and subsequently taught high school in France and Tunisia. In 1972 she returned to Boston where she earned a Masters in Adult Education at Boston University and worked as assistant to the director at Plymouth Plantation. She graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in 1981 and moved to Quebec where she continues to live and practice as an analyst in both French and English. (From 1989 to 1995, she was Chairperson of Admissions for the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.) From 1999-2003 she was Director of Training for Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She has written two books, Alcoholism and Women, published by Inner City Books, and Impossible Love, published by Spring in English and by the Editions de l’Homme in French. Jungian concepts that particularly inspire her are the idea of individuation, ie. becoming truly oneself, and the integration of the shadow as that part of ourselves that we reject but that can expand our lives if we have the willingness to let it enter our consciousness. Ms. Bauer believes that one of the goals of analysis is to establish a ‘democracy’ of the psyche – letting all our different parts have a voice in the way we live our lives.