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Constitution

Updated by RJ
10th September 2019

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.

We normally meet at 7:30 for 8:00 pm
on the first Friday of each month
at MacKillop House Conference Centre,
50 Archibald Street, Lyneham (See map)
Recent website updates:

August Event Bulletin:

* Text (and video to come!) of Terry Curtin's presentation "Carl Jung and Meister Eckhart" 6 September.
* Jung Platform, (See it in the menu to the left) - a rich resource of psychological and spiritual programmes!

 
   

Coming Meetings:

Friday, 4th October 201

Dorothea Wojnar:

"Carl Jung's Alchemy (not just a matter of turning base metals into gold!)"

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

The ancient practice of alchemy, which thrived in Europe until the seventeenth century, dealt with the phenomenon of transformation--not only of materials (ore into gold) but also of the human spirit (self into Other). Through their work in the material realm, alchemists discovered personal rebirth as well as a linking between outer and inner dimensions.

Carl Jung first turned to alchemy for personal illumination in coping with trauma brought on by his break with Freud. Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. This process created new structures from old ones, with the self, the alchemical lapis, the philosopher’s stone, being the ultimate creation.

The Opus (work) of alchemy becomes a symbolic account of the fundamental process the human psyche undergoes as it re-orients its value system and creates meaning out of chaos. The opus beginning with the nigredo (blackening, akin to depression or nihilistic loss of value) in order to descend back into the manipulable prima materia and proceeding through a process of spiritual purification that must unite seemingly irreconcilable opposites (the coniunctio) to achieve new levels of consciousness.

This presentation will be an introduction to alchemy and respond to the question what we could gain from studying alchemical symbols.

The presentation will be followed by discussion and work in small groups, where each person is encouraged to share some of their own journey.

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.


Cost: Jung Society Members (free), Guest $15, Concession $10.
        
Pay by cash at the door, or by bank transfer, or by credit card via
TryBooking

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


Friday, 1st November 2019

Dr Rajiv Singh

(Illawarra Shoalhaven Child, Adolescent and Youth Mental Health Services, Wollongong)

"Dialogic Practice and Jung's Concept of the Temenos"

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

Open Dialogue (OD), developed during the 1980s in Western Lapland, Finland, is both a therapeutic intervention and a way of organising services.

Embodying systemic family therapy, social constructionism and some psychodynamic principles, OD has shown some impressive results in working with people with mental health problems, including reduced rates of medication use and need for hospital treatment. The central clinical element of OD is Dialogic Practice. 
Dialogic Practice emphasises conversations that allow the therapist(s) to be “with” the person, as opposed to holding conversations “about” the person. It involves creating a dialogic space within which meaningful participation of the person and his/her network can occur.

In this talk an attempt will be made to identify commonalities in this element of dialogic practice with 
C.G. Jung's concept of the Temenos – the “inner space deep within us where soul-making takes place” – where the creativity of healing can occur.

Dr Rajiv Singh is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who has trained in medicine and psychiatry in India and then in Australia. He has been working as a consultant for the last many years, having practiced in India, Australia and New Zealand. He is currently in his second year of training in Open Dialogue. His thesis for the OD course looks at resonances between Dialogic Practice, free association and meditative practice.

Cost: Jung Society Members (free), Guest $15, Concession $10.
        
Pay by cash at the door, or by bank transfer,
or by credit card via
TryBooking

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


Saturday, 7th December 201

*** Christmas Party! ***


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

Noooo, it's not tooo early to plan ahead ...


Disclaimer
The Canberra Jung Society Inc. does not endorse and is not to be held responsible for the content of any lecture or advertisement, nor is any information or advice a substitute for professional counselling and therapy.

If you believe that we have inadvertently breached any copyright provision, please let us know and we will immediately rectify the matter.


Cost for entrance to the monthly Friday meetings for non-members is $15 or $10 concession (members free).
Cost for "Special Events" is indicated individually.
Everyone is welcome. 

Yearly membership is $75 (or $60 concession), to be paid in March each year,

entitling members to attend our 10 meetings plus receive two newsletters. 

We normally meet at 8pm on the first Friday of each month
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

www.CanberraJungSociety.org.au
Email: jungsoccanberra@yahoo.com.au

Address: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia