Le Traumatisme de la Perte d’Amour et du Deuil:

Nouvelles approches thérapeutiques *

Une Conférence avec Dr. Ginette Paris de Morin Heights, QC

(Accredité par le OPQ*)



vendredi, 15 septembre
19:30-22:00 

NOTEZ QUE CET EVENEMENT SE PASSERA EN LIEU DIFFERENT


Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve W., 
Salle H.763
(Metro Guy/Concordia)
Membres $15, Non-Membres $20
Étudiants/Membres Ainés $10

         

*Accréditation OPQ (2 heures): +$20


Personne ne choisit un beau matin de devenir plus conscient et de démarrer un processus d’individuation.  On le fait parce qu’on est brisé et qu’il faut “sauter de niveau,” comme le font les humains depuis toujours lorsque confrontés à un trauma collectif comme guerre, glaciation, famine, épidémie.
      Un matin, on se lève et on se dit: “voilà, j'ai fini d'être cette personne! Une autre que moi doit naître pour la remplacer parce que je souffre.  Je veux des idées, des symboles, des exemples qui vont me permettre de recalibrer mon cerveau, raffiner mes connexions, faire un saut évolutif, en finir avec les comportements franchement névrotiques, me civiliser, m’élever.” 
       L’expérience du deuil, de la perte, et du désamour sont des occasions ou soit nous régressons, soit nous accomplissons ce saut évolutif si cher aux neuroscientifiquesLe processus d’individuation, tel que décrit par Jung, est équivalent à ce “saut évolutif.” La science peut décrire le processus, mais ne peut pas le provoquer.
     C’est là que l’approche Jungienne offre une méthode originale, une grande aventure de la conscience.

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Traiter le Traumatisme de la Perte d’Amour et du Deuil:

Nouvelles approches thérapeutiques

Un atelier pratique avec Dr. Ginette Paris

Un atelier de formation professionnelle*, ouvert à tous


samedi, 16 septembre
10:00-16:30 
The John Molson School of Business
1450 rue Guy
(Metro Guy/Concordia)
Salle MB 3.435 
Membres $60, Non-Membres $70
Étudiants/Membres Ainés $40

         *Accréditation OPQ (5 heures): +$50
         *No. de reconnaissanceRE02215-17 (7 heures)

Le désamour, le deuil, la perte d’identité professionnelle, l’isolement, sont des situations traumatiques qui serviront d’exemples pour faciliter ce que les neuroscientifiques appellent un saut évolutif, un concept qui s’apparente à celuid’individuation et de sagesse psychologique.
      Cette journée présentera de nouveaux rituels thérapeutiques qui ont comme objectif d’éviter d’appesantir davantage le domaine conceptuel et contourner le problème des jargons ésotériques (jargon jungien, ou jargon neuroscientifique). Les participants feront l’expérience d’une méthode simple qui revient aux bases de la psychologie de Jung et d’Hillman, c’est à dire de découvrir les images-forces qui émanent de l’inconscient.

Ginette Paris est Professeur émérite du Pacifica Graduate Institute, de Santa Barbara; elle revient au Québec après vingt ans en Californie. 
     Elle est l’auteur de plusieurs livres, traduits en sept langues. 
Son livre Wisdom of the Psyche est consideré par James Hillman, le fondateur de la psychologie archétypale et nommé pour le prix Pulitzer, comme un livre qui “tourne la page sur un siècle de psychologie.”
Pour plus d’information, revues de presse et curriculum vitae voir:
                                                                          www.ginetteparis.com

  

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Are You Too Sensitive?

Sensitivity and Introversion as Special Ways of Experiencing Life

A lecture by Susan Meindl of Montreal


Friday, October 20
7:30-10:00 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)
MB 3.430
Members $15; Non-Members $20
Students/Senior Members $10

 

In his 1912 Fordham lectures, Carl Jung considered whether a quality he described as “sensitivity” might be an essential and foundational aspect of personality.
     Dr. Elaine Aron’s 1995 book The Highly Sensitive Person proposes that 15-20% of the general population is characterized by a higher than average degree of sensitivity.
Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are characterized by empathy, imagination, thoughtfulness and conscience, qualities that may be highly appreciated, but also by typical vulnerabilities such as being easily over-stimulated and intensely emotional.
     North America’s cultural tendency to overvalue extroversion means our society’s response to sensitivity and introversion is often ambivalent. Faced with a growing chorus of demand for recognition of neuro-diversity and temperamental differences, are we challenged to more truly assimilate the value of human differences?

 

 

A Special Way of Experiencing:

Understanding and Valuing Introversion and Sensitivity

2 workshops with Psychologist Susan Meindl *

Workshop Part 1: (Open to all)
Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)
MB 5.265
Members $35; Non-Members $40
Students/Senior Members $20

  

Workshop Part 1 will describe the qualities and characteristics of Highly Sensitive people in relation to family of origin dynamics, in adult relationships, in the workplace, and as it relates to aging. 
     An experiential exercise will underscore the value and contributions of sensitivity to human life and culture and help to develop a validating and supportive language around these qualities.
      A final section of the program will suggest practical strategies for living with and managing High Sensitivity.
 

Workshop Part 2
Saturday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Members $25; Non-Members $30
Students/Senior Members $20

(Restricted to mental health professionals)

  *PLUS $50 for 5 OPQ credits for two-part workshop

  OPQ #RA02193-17 (5 hours)

This extended portion of the workshop (Part 2) will contain a brief overview of the applicable research on High Sensitivity. A section on differential diagnosis will separate innate sensitivity from other mental health difficulties. Assessment scales and self-tests will be introduced. A discussion period will permit participants to ask questions and share their clinical experiences.


Susan Meindl MA is a psychologist in private practice in Montreal. She is a graduate of the McGill Counselling Psychology program and of the Argyle Institute’s Individual Psychoanalytically-oriented Psychotherapy program. She has made a specialty of working with Highly Sensitive and introverted clients.


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 Dreams: A Reading Seminar  
           A four-part reading seminar

Thursdays: October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Argyle Institute (NEW LOCATION)
4150 rue Ste.-Catherine, Suite 328
(Metro Atwater)
$40 for the complete series
$12 per evening


 
October 26
Dream Interpretation, Jungian style
 
Freud described dreams as "the royal road to the unconscious." Jung eventually developed a deeply different theory of interpretation, but agreed with Freud that dreams are the way to the unconscious.
      Our unconscious can be seen as our real "other half" that talks to us at night. Although its language may at first seem foreign, it becomes easier to understand with practice.
      This seminar will focus on the "classical" method of Jungian dream interpretation.
      There will be time to work privately on one of your own dreams.
 
Artemis Papert is a Shiatsu therapist based in Montreal.  She is currently in training to become a Jungian analyst. She has a keen interest in fairy tales, dream interpretation and the connection between psyche and body.

November 2
Bringing Dreams Into Day-Time Experience

If we only analyze our dreams at a mental level, their messages often don’t make it through to affect our waking life. Robert Johnson suggests that it’s important to ask “What are you going to
DO about your dream?” A chapter from his book Inner Work suggests various activities and rituals one can try to help effect change in our lives.
     If participants bring a dream, there will be time to write, explore an action or ritual–to try to “bring the dream home” to lived experience. There will be an opportunity to share one’s action/idea with the group.
 
Carole TenBrink is a member of the Jung Society, a retired college teacher and a Spoken Word Artist. 
She has had a long time interest in making direct use of dreams for daily life and for creativity.

November 9
Dreams: 
Royal Road to the Unconscious: 
(Potholes and Obstacles Along the Way)
 
Ever flip through a dream dictionary in complete puzzlement? Tonight’s readings from Patricia Berry’s book Echo’s Subtle Body may shed some light as she invites us to “interpretive self-awareness.” Berry entertains the idea that the dream is valuable in itself and irreducible.  If this moves us into deeper ambiguity, Echo may offer us some unexpected yet helpful wisdom.

Patricia Coon
served for years as a member of the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal Planning Committee.
 

November 16
The Unconscious as Contraband
In this closely argued and difficult chapter by a maverick and controversial scholar of Jung, Wolfgang Giegerich discusses a dream of Jung’s, described prominently in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections and elsewhere. In so doing, Giegerich takes issue not only with Jung’s interpretation of his own dream but also with some of Jung’s key ideas. This is a bracing example of the rigour Giegerich brings to his material and may challenge some of YOUR ideas about Jung.


    Harvey Shepherd is a freelance journalist, whose journalistic interests have included religion. 

     He is co-president of the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal.

 


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Jung and the Spiritual Realm:

Jung and the Red Book

A Lecture by Francis X. Charet


Friday, November 10

7 :30-10 :00 p.m.  

The John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

Room MB 3.210

Members $15, Non-Members $20

Students/Senior Members $10

 

The lavishly illustrated, facsimile edition of The Red Book of C. G. Jung appeared in 2009 with considerable fanfare and was greeted widely as though an arcane illuminated manuscript that had at last seen the light of day. For those who are captured by the remarkable images that seem to come from beyond and are drawn to the text that accompanies them, replete with ghostly conversations with inner images, The Red Book fills a gap in Jung’s life and thought. This has less to do with the clinical and psychotherapeutic applications of Jungian psychology than with Jung’s own spiritual journey. That journey has its roots in and ongoing contact with the liminal region where psyche and spirit intermingle.


Francis X. Charet has a PhD in Psychology and Religion and has taught at a number of universities including McGill and University of Ottawa as well as lectured widely. He is currently a faculty member at Goddard College, Vermont, and the coordinator of the Consciousness Studies concentration in the Graduate Institute that integrates psychology, neuroscience and the humanities. 

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LES ORGUEILLEUX (1953)

AND Carl Jung: In Search of the Soul (1972)

A Film Presentation by Cinéclub Film Society (CFS) 

and the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal

Moderated by Philippe Spurrell of CFS

With the collaboration of Montreal Jungian analyst Tom Kelly


                       

    


    Sunday, January 28
    6:30-10:00 p.m.
    McConnell (LB) Building
    De Sève Cinema
    1400 de Maisonneuve W.
    (Métro Guy-Concordia)
    General Admission $8    
    Students/Seniors $6 

 

Two of the biggest and most respected names of 1950s French cinema play the leads in this tense dramatic thriller shot entirely in the sweaty heat of a Mexican town. Nelly, (Michèle Morgan) arrives in a remote Mexican town with her sick husband who dies a short while later. Now left alone, she has also lost her money and travel tickets. She is drawn to a scruffy drunk named Georges (Gérard Philipe) who, she discovers, is an expatriate doctor who never recovered from the tragic death of his wife. Can they save the town from being consumed by a deadly epidemic? Can they save themselves from each other? The on-screen chemistry between the two leads is mesmerizing as they play out a gritty romance unlike anything seen in European films at the time. Based on a story by Jean-Paul Sartre and dense with provocative content, this 1953 film, directed by Yves Alégret, promises to make for a stimulating post-film discussion. 
(French with English subtitles)
The 1972 BBC film “Carl Jung: In Search of the Soul” … “traces Jung's life from his early years to his break with Sigmund Freud. It affords some striking footage of the environment that affected Jung, an interview with him, rare photographs, and a particularly striking look at Jung's Red Book, in which he painted the images of his unconscious mind.”

The evening will feature commentary by Montreal Jungian analyst Tom Kelly.

Tom Kelly is a Montreal-based Jungian psychoanalyst. He was recently the President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He is a senior training analyst, supervisor and past-president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and past-president of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA).
    Tom has been actively engaged in teaching and lecturing in many Developing Groups of the IAAP around the world for many years.

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Psyche and Politics

An All-Day Seminar


 

Saturday, Feb. 10

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Concordia University

Room MB 3.435

1450 rue Guy

(Metro Guy/Concordia)

Members $60

Non-Members $70

Students/Senior Members $40

 

        

 

 


 

 

 

10:15-11:00 a.m.

 Psyche in the Political Realm: 

From Apathy to Ambivalence to Responsibility

 

 In this presentation, we will explore some questions associated with the highly charged field of psyche and politics and the gray zones that inevitably come with it. Can one’s voice really be heard and make a difference? What is one’s ethical responsibility as a citizen and as a professional?  Where is the compass that can help guide us as we explore this emotionally laden maze?

 

Tom Kelly is past-president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He has been actively engaged in teaching and lecturing in many Developing Groups of the IAAP around the world for many years. 

       Tom completed his training as a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1986 and has a private practice in Montreal.

 

11:15-12:00 p.m.

Politics and Psyche:

An Impossible Love?

John Kennedy once said, “Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be president, but they do not want them to become politicians in the process.’’

With this phrase, he captured the tension of opposites and the endless loss of innocence that accompanies all political endeavors. Today this archetypal cycle is more violent than ever. No one has more than five minutes of innocence before the next bad news break.

Yet behind the clashes, the hate, the contempt, I would propose that an impossible love is trying to become possible. Psyche is still, and ever, seeking Amor even in the streets of Charlottesville.

 

Jan Bauer is a Jungian analyst practicing in Montreal since 1985. She has not yet managed to resolve all her tensions of opposites, but she believes that it matters to keep trying.

 

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Shades of Foreign Evil:

Honour Killings and Family Murder in the Canadian Press

 

Research from Canadian newspapers between 2000 and 2012 compares murder cases labelled “honour killings” to cases labelled “family/spousal murders” in the Canadian news media.

This presentation will explore the construction of boundaries between these two practices. The analysis shows that “honour killings” are framed in terms of culture and ethnic background, presenting a dichotomy between South Asian/Muslim and Western values. Conversely, articles presenting cases as “family/spousal murders” tend to focus on the perpetrators’ personalities or psychological characteristics, often ignoring factors such as culture, patriarchy, honour, and shame. 

 

Eran Shor is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, McGill University. In his work, he examines the causes and effects of political conflict and violence, focusing on state counterterrorist policies and human rights practices.  His other research interests include inequality in the media coverage of ethnic minorities and women and the dynamics of sexual attraction.


2:15-3:00 p.m.

Philosophy in a Therapeutic Mode: 

Can philosophy help us to deal with suffering and loss?

 

Philosophers in antiquity and the Middle Ages developed a range of tools to deal with suffering and loss. Many of them had real sorrow to dispel: Socrates and Boethius were unjustly sentenced to death; Maimonides’ brother drowned when his ship sank on a business trip. We will examine the key strategies they proposed to dispel sorrow and ask if these can still be useful today. I will suggest that they cannot and discuss what we lose and gain by giving up these philosophical resources of consolation.

 

Carlos Fraenkel is James McGill Professor of Philosophy and Jewish studies at McGill University. He has worked on philosophers such as Plato, al-Ghazâlî, Maimonides, and Spinoza and on conducting philosophical debates in places of conflict. He was recently awarded the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction (2015) for Teaching Plato in Palestine, a collection of essays. carlosfraenkel.com.

 

3:15-4:00 p.m. Discussion with the participants and the audience

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Falling In Love and Taking It Personally:

Couple Relationships in the 21st Century

A lecture by Polly Young-Eisendrath of Vermont


Friday, March 23

7:30-10:00 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

Room MB 3.210

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Students/Senior Members $10

 

This presentation will introduce you to personal love and its first stage of development when a partner becomes the intimate enemy as disillusionment gets trapped in toxic unconscious communication. Effective couple psychotherapy must then work to create a differentiated space in which each partner feels confident and free to be respected and autonomous, even in the midst of emotional security. As an intimate enemy becomes an intimate friend, personal love becomes true love.

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Dialogue Therapy:

Helping Couples Move from Disillusionment to Intimacy

A Training Seminar with Polly Young-Eisendrath


Saturday, March 24

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

MB 3.435

Members $60

Non-Members $70

Students/Senior Members $40

OPQ CE credits are pending (+$20+$50)

 

This seminar will introduce and demonstrate some basic principles of Dialogue Therapy (DT) by showing videotapes of co-therapists working with a couple and presenting the theoretical and clinical ideas that shape DT. Originally developed by Polly Young-Eisendrath and Ed Epstein in 1982, Dialogue Therapy has been practiced, taught, and supervised by Polly since the mid-1980s.

 

Polly Young-Eisendrath is a Jungian analyst who has published numerous books, including two about DT: Hags and Heroes (1984) and You’re Not What I Expected (1993). She has just finished a new book updating her vision of Dialogue Therapy for the 21st century: Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path, to be published by Shambhala in 2018.

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Islam: The Mysteries of That Other Abrahamic Religion

A Reading Seminar

4 Thursdays in April

The Argyle institute

4150 rue Ste.-Catherine W. Suite 328

(Metro Atwater)

$40 for the complete series

$12 per evening

 

If religion is a subject one should perhaps approach with delicacy, then Isiam certainly is a most fraught subject in the West at this time.

In this seminar we will attempt to shed light on some aspects of Islam, especially on its mystic branches.

There will be a recent biography of one of Sufism’s most venerable poets, Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi; there will also be a sample from Tom Cheetham on a scholar of Islam, Henri Corbin.

Other options are being considered.


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   Body, Soul and the Imagination

An Introduction to the BodySoul Rhythmsâ Legacy of Marion Woodman

A lecture by Ursula Carsen, RP, of Toronto

Friday, April 20

7:30-10:00 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

Room MB 3.210

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Students/Senior Members $10

 

Ursula Carsen will talk about Jungian analyst Marion Woodman and her visionary contribution to the field of body-soul consciousness, healing and wholeness. Ursula will speak about the role of dream, voice, mask, metaphor, movement and the imagination in the BodySoul Rhythmsâ process of personal growth and deep change.

Ursula will allow us a glimpse into the kind of transformation that can happen when we combine imaginal and body work in the analytical process.

 

   Self, Mirror and Container:

   The Dance of Three

An experiential Marion Woodman-based workshop

With Ursula Carsen

Saturday, April 21

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Montango Studio

5588A Sherbrooke St. W.

Members $60

Non-Members $70

Students/Senior Members $40

Ursula will lead us through a shared experience of the Dance of Three, an interactive exploration of our role as dancer (conscious body), mirror (inner/outer reflection) and container (conscious witness)–three crucial aspects of psychological growth and integration on the therapeutic journey.

       Deep relaxation and inner-directed movement will be followed by intuitive art making, writing, personal process and group processing.


Ursula Carsen is a Toronto-based Registered Psychotherapist and Body-Soul work instructor. Her education is rooted in the Psychodynamic and Jungian traditions of practicing psychotherapy. She has co-led Body-Soul Intensives alongside Dr. Marion Woodman. Incorporating dreams, movement, voice, writing, intuitive art making and sound, her work’s emphasis is on embodied aliveness of consciousness.