Archive of Events - 2020


 

SPECIAL EVENT - CANCELLED! 

Saturday 8 August, 2020

Dr. David Russell
:

"Childhood Trauma as Soul Murder: a Jungian Perspective"

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

David’s orientation will be person centred with an emphasis on this inner life.  It is: the life of the Spirit/Soul that is of ultimate concern. 

He will re-tell (as he did at the Friday evening talk) the fairy tale “The Handless Maiden” and will illustrate how a Jungian sensitivity gives insight into both the nature of the trauma and the necessary steps to recovery. Re-telling of myth and story is vital to our deeper understanding of the psychological processes at work.

Participants in the workshop will be constantly invited to speak of their personal experience especially of the interplay of their emotional distress and their spiritual life.

David Russell is a past president of the Sydney Jung Society. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research in psychology at the University of Sydney. Here he was introduced to the writings of Sigmund Freud (unusual for a Department of Psychology) and developed an ongoing enthusiasm for the history and philosophy of psychology.

After a few years in private practice he moved into an academic career, which culminated in the establishment of the Master of Analytical Psychology degree at the University of Western Sydney. David has currently returned to private practice in Sydney CBD.  

Cost: Jung Society members $50, Guests $60, Seniors/Concession $45.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.


SPECIAL EVENT - CANCELLED !

Satur
day 13 June, 2020 
One-Day Workshop

Kirstin Robertson-Gillam, PhD, RMT, CMPACFA, CMAMTA:
When Psyche Sings”: Connecting and Healing through Archetypal Music Psychotherapy and Creative Music Psychotherapy.

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT. (or on-line, via ZOOM)

Music emerges in its healing aspects, as an archetypal image teeming with historical, cultural and mythological amplifications. Listening and responding to psyche singing can help us to connect with the song of the earth, water, grass and trees, human and animal emotions and became truly and joyfully alive. At that level, you can connect with Earth’s song, with your spiritual life. When you sing, play, dance, drum, you are feeling the emotional connection to the Earth and all living things.

The workshop will have active participation in singing, drumming, and mandala drawing as well as group discussion.

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, and 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. She underpins her work with psychological theories and current research.

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 a choir therapy and reminiscence program. Her PhD is focused on reducing depression in mid-later life with a community choir therapy program.

You can contact Kirstin directly:
P: (0409) 533 466
E: kirstinrg@bigpond.com
W: www.kirstinrg.com

Cost: Jung Society members $50, Guests $60, Seniors/Concession $45.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.


SPECIAL EVENT - CANCELLED !

Six-Week Course: "Introduction to Carl Jung: His Life and Work"

Facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar

            Six Tuesdays: 16th, 23rd, 30th June and 7th, 14th and 21st July 2020  

7:30 - 9:30 pm.

                 
       (in the Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Circu
it, Forrest, ACT)

Introduction to Carl Jung: His Life and Work

Carl Jung is regarded as one of the foremost thinkers of the Twentieth Century introducing such concepts as extraversion and introversion, the collective unconscious and archetypes into everyday discourse. In this course, Dorothea Wojnar will trace the significant life experiences of Carl Jung which forged his theoretical understanding thereby introducing his most important psychological concepts.

Course content
This Introduction to Carl Jung, life and work course covers the following topics:

Background
• The influences of childhood and family background
• On Jung’s psychology
• Jung’s professional activities
• The split with Freud
• Jung’s “descent into the unconscious”

The Structure of Personality I
• Jung's Model of the Psyche
• Consciousness and the ego
• The personal unconscious
• The collective unconscious and the archetypes
• Projection,
• Complexes
• Persona
• Shadow, Anima, Animus
• The Self

The Structure of Personality II
• Psychological types
• The attitudes of Extraversion and Introversion
• The functions of Sensation, Intuition, Thinking & Feeling
• Dealing with the inferior function

The Dynamics and Development of Personality
• Libido as life energy
• The canalisation of psychic energy
• The progression and regression of libido
• The concept of Individuation
• The stages of life

Ways and Means
• Dream psychology
• Fairy Tales
• Jung’s use of alchemical symbolism
• The place of symbols in psychic life
• Synchronicity

 Dorothea is Jungian Analyst, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice. Dorothea has extensive experience as a group leader and therapist across a range of people and issues and has worked in both a public health facility as well as in private practice.

 For further information, please contact Dorothea Wojnar on 6292 2014 or (0413) 245 835.

We meet before 7:30 for introductions and catch-up over a cuppa and snacks,
prior to working on the course.

Cost: $10 per session.


Our Second on-line video meeting, on ZOOM!

 Friday 1st May, 2020
Robert Tulip:
"Leonardo's 'Last Supper': a Jungian Interpretation"

Leonardo Da Vinci’s magnificent Last Supper is recognized as one of the greatest art works ever. It depicts one of the central tragic moments of the Christian passion story, the statement by Jesus Christ that one of his followers would betray him. 

The centrality of this betrayal as a paradigm of human wickedness, stupidity and greed has an even deeper symbolism than its historical pathos.  The whole story of the Last Supper portrays the theological idea that Jesus was the mediator between earth and heaven, incarnating the deep connection in Christian doctrine between the divine and the human, with the old hermetic philosophy ‘as above so below’ reflected in the Christian teaching that Jesus did the will of God ‘on earth as in heaven’. 

In
this talk, Rob will present an empirical analysis of Leonardo’s Last Supper against this theological psychology, to explore the connection between Carl Jung and Leonardo as great natural geniuses, showing how Leonardo’s central philosophical maxim, that man is a model of the world, found precise expression in The Last Supper through his use of natural patterns as templates for the dynamic stances of Christ and the twelve apostles. 


The Last Supper serves as a case study for Carl Jung’s psychology of symbolic archetypes, through Leonardo's use of natural patterns reflected in Christian myth.  Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious finds expression in this great art work, which provides a hinge point between the scientific and religious world views.  The Last Supper is a sublime parable of the heretical esoteric belief held by both Leonardo and Jung that restoring the intimate connection between culture and nature, and thereby achieving a path toward a state of grace, is the essential primary basis of human redemption.

Robert Tulip manages the chaplaincy at the Australian National University. He has BA Honours and MA Honours degrees in philosophy from Macquarie University, with the masters thesis on The Place of Ethics in Heidegger's Ontology.  He worked for the Australian Agency for International Development and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for nearly thirty years, and is now working on his intellectual interests including philosophy, theology and climate change, writing at www.rtulip.net.

While prevented from meeting face-to-face at Lyneham, we are meeting on-line via Zoom.
The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8 pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and discussion, finishing by 10pm.

Cost:
  * Jung Society members free (link is sent by email),
  * Other guests: Payment $10 by credit card via TryBooking (link has expired).



The video of this lecture and discussion is available as a temporary shareable link  until end of May

You will need the password to see it:  
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See the video of this, our first Covid19-induced on-line lecture/discussion!



See the video of this, our first Covid19-induced on-line lecture/discussion!


*** Cancelled ***
Friday 3 April 2020

7:30 for 8:00 pm


A special evening of story, song and reflection
with Glenda Cloughley & friends from A Chorus of Women
(at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT)


The spirits of the Wellsprings never die
They are the mothers of tghe Songs of Life.

This evening will be dedicated to some of the life-nurturing characters who have inspiredCanberra’s A Chorus of Women.Among them are those we call our ‘spiritual greatgrandmothers’,including the Englishwoman Eglantyne Jebb (1876-1928), North Americans Jane Addams (1860-1935) and Julia Grace Wales (1881-1957), and Australian Eleanor Moore (1875-1949).

Others, like New Zealander Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) and Swedish Greta Thunberg (born 2003),are global spiritual leadersof our time. All live by thefirst story of the world that is forever bubbling up from The Wellsprings, regenerating possibilities for harmony, fulfilment of potentials and ecological balance.

All have lived in times
whentheother story of the world seems dominant, withscapegoating, revenge and desecration of natural lawbringing vicious cycles of discord, trauma and war. With help from C G Jung and archaeomythologist Marija Gimbutas, Glenda will set out the dynamic structures of these ‘two stories of the world’, which drive the action ofher big works for citizens choruses.

A Chorus of Women’s musical leaders Johanna McBride and Meg Rigby will join Glenda and storyteller Miriam Pickard as performance ensemblefor the evening. More singers will bring their voices for harmonies and singalong video clips ofone or two favourite ‘wellspring’
moments from our Passion productions.

Dr Glenda Cloughley is a Jungian analystwho loves to tell stories, compose music and sing. Another of her long-timedelights is encouraging the creative spirit in people to stir up social equivalents to C G Jung’s notion of individuation.

For 17 years, within the collaborative culture of A Chorus of Women,
she has written many songs and largeworks for citizens choruses that follow the course of regeneration law from lament to renewal. A Chorus of Women has staged numerous major productions of Glenda’s
"Songs to the Earth" (2006), "The Gifts of the Furies" (2008-12), "A Passion for Peace" (2015) and "The People’s Passion" (2018 and 2019).

See www.chorusofwomen.org

We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee and snacks, music, discussion and library.
The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8 pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and discussion, finishing at 10pm.

Cost: Jung Society members free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.



SPECIAL EVENT - *** Cancelled ***

Six-Week Dream Group series

Facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar

            Six Tuesdays: 21st, 28th April and 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May 2020  

7:30 - 9:30 pm.

                 
      
 (in the Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT)

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. For all ego-consciousness is isolated; because it separates and discriminates, it knows only particulars, and it sees only those that can be related to the ego. Its essence is limitation, even though it reaches to the farthest nebulae among the stars. All consciousness separates; but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night. There he is still the whole, and the whole is in him, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all egohood. It is from these all-uniting depths that the dream arises, be it never so childish, grotesque, and immoral.

CG Jung "The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man" (1933). In CW 10: Civilization in Transition. pg. 304

The group will be facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar. Members of the group are encouraged to share their dreams and we will be using active imagination in working with the dreams. Please let Dorothea know if you are planning to attend.

Sharing your dreams is not required - You can enjoy sharing and working with everyone else's!

Dorothea is a Jungian Analyst, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice. Dorothea has extensive experience as a group leader and therapist across a range of people and issues and has worked in both a public health facility as well as in private practice.

For further information, please contact Dorothea Wojnar on 6292 2014 or (0413) 245 835.

We meet before 7:30 for introductions and catch-up over a cuppa and snacks, prior to working on the dreams.

Cost: Jung Society members free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.


Friday 6 March, 2020
7:00 pm

Canberra Jung Society Inc. Annual General Meeting
and Election of Office Bearers
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

All financial members are welcome, and eligible to stand for office. 

We had reports and elections etc.

The Canberra Jung Society Constitution is available for your perusal here
.


Friday 6 March, 2020
7:30 for 8:00 pm

Shauna Winram
"The Problem of Thought Insertion"
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

Thought insertion is a symptom in schizophrenia where subjects report experiencing thoughts that are not their own.

One way to interpret thought insertion is that subjects are conscious of thoughts, but these thoughts lack subjectivity. This challenges what is arguably the dominant way to think about consciousness; that is, that consciousness is connected to subjectivity.

I discuss what consciousness is, and why it poses a challenge to science, before exploring the apparent incompatability between subjectivity theories of consciousness and thought insertion. I then address some empirical problems that thought insertion poses. For example, why do subjects form the belief that inserted thoughts are not their own?

I propose two factors that distinguish inserted thoughts from normal thoughts and suggest these factors lead to this inference. Further, I adjust Robert Van Gulick’s (2006, 2015) higher-order global state (HOGS) theory of consciousness to explain these factors. To conclude, I explore the relevance thought insertion has to Jungian ideas about complexes.

Shauna Winram has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Analytical Psychology degree from Western Sydney University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the Australian National University, where she is beginning a PhD in philosophy. She spent many years producing art, and a selection of her work can be found at her website: www.shaunawinram.com and at her blog: www.shaunawinram.org


Cost: Jung Society members fre
e, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.


Preliminary dinner with the Speaker et al is at 5:30pm at Lyneham. 
RSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 for location etc.


We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee and snacks, music, discussion and library.

The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8 pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and discussion, finishing at 10pm.


Friday 7 February, 2020
Rev. Dr. Professor Bruce Stevens:
"The Unconscious Revisited"

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

The unconscious was pioneered by Freud and Jung with relevance for therapy and personal growth. Bruce looked at this concept from a different perspective that of implicit learning which has considerable research backing. This has implications for discovering our earliest spiritual awareness which will also be explored.

Professor Bruce A Stevens (adjunct CSU; PhD Boston Uni 1987) is the founder of Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology level 10 AMP Building, 1 Hobart Place. He has 25 years of clinical and forensic experience. He convened the clinical psychology training program at the University of Canberra (2009-2014) and became a research professor at Charles Sturt University (2015-2019).

Bruce is an endorsed clinical and forensic psychologist who offers workshops to train practitioners in Australia and overseas.  He has written ten books the most recent is Before Belief: Discovering first spiritual awareness
 (Lexington, 2020).
 

Cost: Jung Society members free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.



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 Robert James 9th May 2020

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