Archive of Presentations - 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

D
r Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD, RMT, CMPACFA, CMAMTA
:

"When Words Fail: Mandalas, Symbolism, Archetypes"


(at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  8-10 pm)


The evening lecture covered the various types of mandala (artistic, therapeutic and sacred).

The focus was on the therapeutic mandala and its benefit for emotional and psychological healing. In his practice, Jung combined mandala drawing with regular journaling. He proposed doing a mandala daily and writing down afterwards the feelings that the mandala induced. We will look at examples of this as detailed in Jung’s famous Red Book. We also discussed these mandalas in the light of the archetypal significance and symbolism.


Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam
is passionate about empowering people to achieve their potential. She has a private practice specialising in communication disorders and issues of trauma, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, general and EAP counselling. She developed her unique psychotherapeutic approach using imagery and visualisation, mindfulness meditation, visual arts, music making and singing from her own research. Her unique speciality is vocal improvisation psychotherapy.
  
Kirstin completed a psychology major in her BA along with ethnomusicology and musicology majors at the University of New England. She then studied a Master of Counselling at Western Sydney University followed by research in a Masters degree which focused on reducing depression in severe dementia with choir therapy and reminiscence programs. Her PhD is focused on reducing depression in mid-later life with a community choir therapy program. She underpins her work with current psychological theories and research.

Kirstin regularly runs workshops on her unique psychotherapeutic approach for health and psychological wellness, using combined vocal improvisation and mandala drawing for deeper communication, along with mindfulness, archetypal symbolism, myths, story-telling, imagery, visualization, spiritual, creative and cognitive techniques. Her online course will be available in mid-2019.

You can contact Kirstin:
P: 
(0411) 533 466
E kirstinrg@bigpond.com
W: www.kirstinrg.com



SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday 2nd February 2019

D
r Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD, RMT, CMPACFA, CMAMTA
:

"When Words Fail: Mandalas, Symbolism, Archetypes":  A Workshop  (9:30am - 4pm)

(at the MacKillop Conference Centre,
50 Archibald St, Lyneham)

This experiential workshop took us through the pragmatics of combining mandala drawing, vocalisation and journaling for emotional and psychological healing. We were provided with a workbook, A4 paper to draw mandalas and crayons. No artistic or singing skills were required.

  *  9:30  am Opening / Introductions
  * 10:00 am Vocalisation and mandala drawing
     (Tea break included)
  * 12 noon Lunch
  * 1:00 pm Myth telling and archetypes
  * 2:30 pm Break
  * 3:00 pm Myths, Imagery and Visualisation
  * 4:00 pm Close

Cost: $60 (Jung Soc. Members: $55, Concessiom: $50)

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam is passionate about empowering people to achieve their potential. She has a private practice specialising in communication disorders and issues of trauma, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, general and EAP counselling. She developed her unique psychotherapeutic approach using imagery and visualisation, mindfulness meditation, visual arts, music making and singing from her own research. Her unique speciality is vocal improvisation psychotherapy.
  
Kirstin completed a psychology major in her BA along with ethnomusicology and musicology majors at the University of New England. She then studied a Master of Counselling at Western Sydney University followed by research in a Masters degree which focused on reducing depression in severe dementia with choir therapy and reminiscence programs. Her PhD is focused on reducing depression in mid-later life with a community choir therapy program. She underpins her work with current psychological theories and research.

Kirstin regularly runs workshops on her unique psychotherapeutic approach for health and psychological wellness, using combined vocal improvisation and mandala drawing for deeper communication, along with mindfulness, archetypal symbolism, myths, story-telling, imagery, visualization, spiritual, creative and cognitive techniques. Her online course will be available in mid-2019.


You can contact Kirstin:
P: 
(0411) 533 466
Ekirstinrg@bigpond.com
W: www.kirstinrg.com


Canberra Jung Society
is a non-profit organisation,
which aims to provide a contact for people interested in the psychological insights of Carl Gustav Jung.
Through monthly meetings, workshops, other activities and our library,
we seek to help people to understand their own inner journey and the world today –
from a Jungian perspective.

PO Box 554,
Dickson, ACT 2602.
  


Updated by RJ 2nd February 2019

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