Film Night with Marion Woodman, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Emily Carr

Thursday, January 29 
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke St. W.
Refreshments will be served.
Donations are welcome. 
Films begin at 6:45 p.m.


This evening will feature a selection from the DVD Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine: Marion Woodman in Conversation with Marlene Schiwy, and a short NFB film on three visionary 20th century women artists, entitled Bone, Wind, Fire.

Marion Woodman is a Jungian analyst based in London, Ontario who includes the body, soul, and all the arts in her healing work. In her view Psyche and soma are inseparable and must be worked on together to make a place for the creative masculine to dance with the conscious feminine.

Where Marion Woodman reminds us that healing has to include the body, the three courageous women artists in Bone depict very different renditions of the same idea: the body as the essential place for transformation, for addressing and healing pain, for making the unknown known. Their art/active imaginations are personal renditions of the feminine overlaid with the body and the natural world.

Frida Kahlo portrays herself and her broken body, painted in vibrant colours, evidence of a woman's way of coping with physical and emotional trauma and pain.

Georgia O'Keeffe represents the body and the beauty of the natural world in serene symbolic abstractions. She peels away layers and looks deeply into the structure of flowers and bones.

Emily Carr renders the spirit of the dense green rain forests of coastal British Columbia in sensuous, linear forms. A loner by choice outside societal norms of her time, she situates her body in the landscape and the natural world.

                                Finding Your Inner Compass


An All-­‐Day Seminar

Saturday, February 7 
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
John Molson School of Business
Room MB.3.435 

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia) 
Members $70 
Non-Members $90 
Senior Members/Students $50

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Mindfulness: From Ancient Buddhist Practice to Third Wave CBT 

An ancient Buddhist practice, mindfulness in its current, westernized form refers to a state of awareness and attention to the present moment, with an open and nonjudgmental attitude. Research has shown that cultivating the capacity for mindfulness promotes health, wellbeing, and performance in a wide variety of contexts. Mindfulness is now widely applied in practical, secular, and evidence-based programs in psychology clinics, hospitals, businesses and educational settings worldwide.    

    Dr. Flanders will discuss the origins of the “Mindfulness Revolution," its consequences on the practice of psychotherapy, and the risk of diluting ancient wisdom.

Dr. Joe Flanders is a licensed psychologist and the founder and director of the MindSpace Clinic. He is presently an assistant professor in the McGill University Psychology Department and is on staff at The Montreal Neurofeedback Center. He provides cognitive-behavioural therapy to adults and children and mindfulness training to individuals and groups.

11:15-12:00 p.m.

Typology, Or How I Saved My Sanity

Common culture has popularized the terms “extravert” and “introvert.” However not many people know that it is the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung who first recognized introversion and extraversion as the two fundamental psychological attitudes. He also described the four psychological functions of Intuition, Sensation, Feeling and Thinking.  

Jung said: “The four functions are somewhat like the four points of the compass; they are just as arbitrary and just as indispensable. But one thing I must confess: I would not for anything dispense with this compass on my psychological voyages of discovery.”

Artemis Papert has been a Shiatsu therapist for more than ten years. She is currently in training to become a Jungian analyst. She is particularly interested in dream interpretation and the connection between psyche and body.

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Intuitives: The Unfocused Gaze

Jung observed that the intuitive can often be recognized by his “unfocused gaze” which attempts to take in the situation as a whole until a “hunch” takes form on the periphery. Intuition guides our lives more than we usually recognize and sometimes less than it should. In a culture that values goals, organization and efficiency, what is the role of the unfocused gaze? How does intuition help us find our way? What helps and what hinders our intuitive capacity?

Susan Meindl is a psychologist in private practice in Montreal and a candidate in training with the Canadian Psychoanalytic Association.

2:15-3:00 p.m.

Singing and Sounding: Portals to Deeper Realms of Consciousness 

Singing, sound and song have been used for thousands of years in practically all cultures as portals to other states of consciousness beyond our normal waking state. In this presentation, Dr. Shelley Snow will lead participants into experiences with singing and sound that demonstrate how we can enter deeper realms of consciousness through the power of sound.     

    She will present the findings of her research, followed by case study examples demonstrating the use and effects of sound from her private practice.

Shelley Snow, Ph.D., M.T.A. is a licensed psychotherapist and music therapist who has been in private practice for over twenty years, both in New York and Montreal. She founded The Dorian Centre for the Healing Arts in 2011, and recently travelled to Egypt to train psychiatrists and psychologists in music therapy.

3:15-4:00 p.m.

Discussion with all four participants and the audience.


Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

A Lecture by James Hollis of Washington, D.C. 

Friday, March 20 

7:30–10:00 p.m. 

The John Molson School of Business

Room MB 1.210

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia) 

Members $12 

Non-Members $15 

Senior Members/Students $8

Our ancestors believed in ghosts, and perhaps they were not far off the mark as so much of daily life is driven by invisible psychic forces, archaic agendas, and imperious admonitions and prohibitions, all the more powerful because they operate unconsciously. What are the features of such hauntings,and how might we gain some further foothold on a more conscious conduct of life?


A seminar with James Hollis

Saturday, March 21 

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

The John Molson School of Business 

Room MB 3.435 

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia) 

Members $70 

Non-Members $90 

Students/Senior Members $50

*This event offers 5 continuing education credits recognized

by the OPQ. #RE01083-15

It is also open to the public.

In the daily practice of psychotherapy, clients present with repetitious behaviours, images and dreams which have their roots in early experiences, traumas and attitudes unconsciously received from significant persons in their past. Therapists struggle to identify and neutralize these psychological interferences that do so much to hamper their clients in their life projects and relationships. 

Understanding the qualities and features of these “hauntings is the first step in addressing those centres outside the ego.

In this workshop we will discover how hauntings can be identified through dreamwork and analysis.


James Hollis, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Jungian analyst whose private practice has recently moved from Houston to Washington. He served from 1997-2008 as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and is vice-president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, which is dedicated to the publication of the complete works of Carl Jung. He continues to teach as a Professor of Jungian Studies for the graduate program of Saybrook University. Dr. Hollis is the author of 14 books that have been translated into 16 languages.

His most recent book is Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives (Chiron, 2013).


Imprisonment and Individuation


A Lecture by Jean Connon Unda of Toronto

Friday, April 17 

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 Senior Members/Students $8


It is not unusual for the theme of imprisonment to arise at certain junctures in the individuation process. As one might expect, an expressed feeling of being imprisoned by some situationinner or outeris invariably accompanied by a longing for liberation.

The dynamic tensions between freedom and constraint can serve as a crucible for transformation. In this lecture, we will try to comprehend Eros's nature through myths and dreams, as well as take a critical look at the sociological perspective of our difficulty to love in our time.

Life Yet to Live: 

Individuation in the film The Mother

A seminar with Jean Connon Unda 

Saturday, April 18 

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

The John Molson School of Business 

Room MB 3.210

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

Members $70 

Non-Members $90 

Students/Senior Members $50

In the film The Mother, a woman in her 60’s is catapulted into a painful crisis when her husband dies. She is faced with the challenge of transcending her one-sided mother identity in order to live forward.

    In the particulars of this woman’s journey toward greater authenticity, vitality, and wholeness, we will discern some of the archetypal patterns and motifs in the developmental process that Jung called individuation, such as the breakdown of a too-small identity in order to make way for the emergence of a more comprehensive sense of self and the issue of sacrifice with no guarantees of how the future will unfold.

Jean Connon Unda is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Toronto.