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         Perspectives on Trauma

A Conversation with Craig Stephenson and Tom Kelly


Friday, November 7 
7:30-10:00 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
Room MB 3.210
1450 rue Guy

Metro Guy/Concordia

Members $12
Non-Members $15
Students/Senior Members $8



The topic of trauma seems to be very much in evidence these daysthe tragic events of Lac Mégantic; the number of suicides in the armed forces upon return from active duty in Afghanistan; the refugees from the war in Syria; the victims of religious conflicts in Iraq, Somalia, Central Africa. Add to these the countless personal traumas of all sorts experienced in early infancy and throughout one’s lifetime. The list, both personally and collectively, seems endless.

This presentation­in dialogue formatwill pay particular attention to the helpfulness of certain fairy tale motifs to deepen our understanding, with reference to contributions of post-Jungian authors on this topic. The audience will then be invited to participate with questions and comments. 

Trauma, Hardheartedness and the Grimms’ Tale “Bearskin”

A workshop with Craig Stephenson

Saturday, November 8 
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
Room MBS1.105
1450 rue Guy
Metro Guy/Concordia
Members $70
Non-Members $90

Students/Senior Members $50

“Bearskin” is the story of a discharged soldier’s return home to a hardhearted society. It is a tale of betrayal and bankruptcy, of a moment when soldiering on no longer works, and of possibilities opening within long, slow and lonely processes of transformation. The workshop is suitable for anyone keen on exploring the tale through voice, movement, art, enactment, and quiet reflection. We will warm up, enact, and then discuss the story. Please wear comfortable clothing for moving. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants. 

Craig Stephenson, PhD, is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute (Zürich), the Institute for Psychodrama (Zumikon) and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge, 2009), and Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (Routledge, 2011). He is a Jungian analyst in private practice. 

Tom Kelly, MSW, is a Jungian Analyst who completed his training at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1986. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is currently President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

Tom Kelly lives and has a private practice in Montreal.

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