21st February 2014
7.00pm Discussion of Selected Topic
by Marie-Louise von Franz from her book "Dreams," published in 1991.
8.00 pm Guest Lecture
The Structure of the Psyche in Relationship
Using images from the Red Book, Nic will highlight the importance of creativity, archetypes and images to facilitate the healing process. His central focus will be on the four quadrants: Integral psychology, temperament, Kabbalah, mandalas and the four Jungian functions. The anatomy of the Psyche will be discussed from the perspective of 'being in relationship.'
Relationship work is central to a psycho-spiritual approach to both therapy and living a full life. Whether the work is with a client with regard to transference and counter-transference, an intimate partner, with one's self, or with society, life demands we relate to others and be shaped by these experiences. Over the last year Nic has been working on the 2nd edition of the WAVE relationship inventory on which Jung has been a central influence.
Join us as we unravel the purpose of romantic love; how romantic love goes wrong; effective couple’s dialogue; the science of attraction; and even touch on the subject of Jung’s relationship with Emma Jung and - in contrast - to Antonia Wolff & Sabina Spielrein.
Psychologist (BSS Hons; MPsych Child & Family; M.A.P.S) Musician, Yoga & Zen practitioner, has over 15 years experience in the Community Health sector & now works privately in Melbourne at The Clinic 279. In 2006 Nic gave up his musical career to focus more on private practice; he has been developing the WAVE relationship inventory over the last 5 years. Nic’s therapeutic & teaching style is influenced by his experience in Hakomi, Insight Meditation, Mondo Zen, The Diamond Approach, Kabbalah, Integral Psychotherapy & PACT (psycho-neurobiological approach to couples therapy). Nic is the National Convener for the Australian Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group and runs annual retreats in Bali on the sacred art of relating as well as coming of age retreats for fathers and sons.