C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

23rd - 25th May 2014

Embodying the Spirit of the Work of C G Jung

* Archetypes * Symbols * Dreams * Myths * Personality Types * Spirituality * Creativity *

Jung Retreat

Retreat / Conference presented by 
Australian Psychological Society's Transpersonal Interest Group and the Melbourne Jung Society

Escape mundane trivia and tiresome hassles for a long weekend exploring the work of Jung with some of Melbourne's great Jungian theorists and practitioners in a beautiful and peaceful setting 45 minutes from the city. 

To fully embody the spirit of the retreat, we encourage delegates to stay at the Foothills Centre over the two nights,. The weekend Time Table provides plentiful opportunity over dinner and special evening sessions for attendees to connect with, and socialize with kindred spirits.

Presenters and Workshop Facilitators:

David Tacey - Keynote Speaker 

David Tacey is Professor of Literature at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He teaches poetry, fiction, depth psychology and continental philosophy. He is the author of fourteen books, including Edge of the Sacred (Daimon, 2009), Re-Enchantment (HarperCollins, 2000), and The Spirituality Revolution (Routledge, 2004). David specializes in Jungian studies, and his books in this field include: Remaking Men (Routledge, 1997); Jung and the New Age (Routledge, 2000); How to Read Jung (Granta, 2006); The Idea of the Numinous  (Routledge, 2006). His most recent works include The Jung Reader (Routledge, 2012); Gods and Diseases (Routledge, 2013); and The Darkening Spirit: Jung, Spirituality, Religion (Routledge, 2013). His books have been translated into various languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean.

Peter Geyer - On Psychological Types and the MBTI 

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Is a writer, MBTI coach, international speaker, researcher and leading thinker and expert on ideas about C.G. Jung's theory of psychological types and personality in general.  Some of Peters’ papers are found here. More recent ones are available directly from him, You can see Peter on Korean TV Heart to Heart here.  Peter BA(Hons); Dip.Ed., Grad. Dip (Org Beh); MSc developed and taught the Personality Theory component of a Graduate Diploma in Jungian Studies at the University of South Australia, is a life member of  the Australian Association for Psychological Type (AusAPT) and long-time member APT international, where he has written on theory and research issues for its Bulletin, providing research advice to its members and presented on his work at conferences for 20 years. Peter will guide delegates through the MBTI and will answer all of your questions about what it is, and its use as a tool to help and guide individuals and organizations. 

Vanessa Toy - Organisational Shadow: Tapping the Potential

Is an organisational development consultant, coach, trainer and facilitator with over 14 years experience. Her work draws primarily on her training in system psychodynamics, group relations and Process Work. Her participatory workshop will focus on identifying and working with shadow in organisations.

Evelynne Joffe - On Jung, Kabbalah and Tarot 

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Director of the Institute of Esoteric Studies in Melbourne, is a well-known and respected teacher, writer and lecturer of the Kabbalah. She is also a dream therapist and Tarot counsellor. Evelynne is the founding Vice President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and past President of the Tarot Guild. She has been offering courses in Melbourne on the Kabbalah, as well as beginner and advanced Tarot for almost 20 years. She has also lectured and written on Tarot widely in Australia and overseas.  Evelynne  will explore Jung’s interest in Tarot and Jewish Mysticism and how they can enrich modern psychology.  She will explore the power of symbols and images and how they can be used in psychological practice.  

see also Shimion Halevi's Psychology & Kabbalah diagram

John AllisonOn Jung and Steiner 

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Has worked for many years as a Steiner teacher and teacher trainer.  In demand as a consultant in teaching and learning, parenting and organisational development, John is skilled in the areas of pastoral care, guidance and support. Mostly working with young people, their parents and teachers, he teaches reflective practices based in observation, mindfulness and presence, leading to creative initiative.  John is a gifted orator and extensively published author. John will explore the overlap between the two great thinkers and then take delegates into a way to experientially understand their core messages.

Robyn Vickers-Wills - Midlife Transition - Jung's Profound Contribution to Western Psychology

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A private practicing psychologist working with clients at midlife, Robyn is the author of Navigating Midlife: Women Becoming Themselves (2002), Men Navigating Midlife (2004) and Navigating the Empty Nest: Recreating Relationships (2008). She presents findings from her recently completed PhD at the University of Melbourne which draws on Jung’s developmental psychology to consider the interplay between cultural influences emanating from symbols and myths of Australian national identity and archetypal forces that shape personality development. Focusing upon culturally inscribed concepts of gender, the importance of integrating the polarities at midlife and concerns of the Australian government about the mental health of ageing Australians, Robyn highlights why midlife Australians and health professionals need to be informed about Jung’s concept of ‘midlife transition’. Her workshop guides participants through an experiential process using symbols and metaphor to reflect on the midlife journey.

Nic MorreyThe Structure of the Psyche in Relationship

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Psychologist BSS Hons; MPsych Child & Family; M.A.P.S Yoga & Zen practitioner, has over 15 years experience in the Community Health sector & now works privately in Melbourne helping couples heal. Nic is also the National Convener for the Australian Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group.  With images from the Red Book, Nic will highlight the importance of creativity, archetypes and images to facilitate the healing process.   With a central focus on the 4 quadrants (Integral psychology) and the 4 Jungian functions, the anatomy of the Psyche will be discussed from the perspective of being in relationship.   With Nic’s new SAVE relationships inventory of which Jung has been a central influence, Nic will unravel the purpose of romantic love, how romantic love goes wrong, effective couple’s dialogue, the science of attraction and will run a workshop on using the inventory effectively to help you or your clients see and work with their inferior function. 

Maya Ward - Embodying the Archetypes and Creativity

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Maya Ward has lived most of her life in the inner-city of Melbourne but now lives in Warburton in the Upper Yarra Valley,. Her first book, The Comfort of Water, documented her journey walking the length of the Yarra River from the sea to the source, following an ancient Wurundjeri Songline. Published in 2011 by Transit Lounge, it was selected by the State Library as one of six books to represent Victoria for the National Year of Reading 2012. Maya has also worked variously as an urban designer, permaculture teacher, environmental educator, public art designer, musician, performer, festival director and writer. Currently she is working on a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University, where she is exploring the intersections between place, body, brain and the experience of Archetypes.

Eve Steele - Social Dreaming

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Eve Steele works part time as a professional supervisor and organisational consultant. A senior member of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, Eve trained in London at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Tavistock Clinic, where she was a senior member of the teaching staff in the Child Psychotherapy discipline. She participated in setting up the Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University, where she taught in all modalities and supervised Masters and PhD theses. Eve works part time only on skype and phone, primarily in professional consultancy & supervision in Australia & Abroad. Eve has run Creative Dream Dialogue Workshops with Herb in Melbourne and joined him in Social Dreaming Workshops with Art therapists in South Africa.  Her life experience combines transpersonal and personal realities and together with Herb Hahn, will experientally explore Social dreaming with you . 

Herb Hahn - Social Dreaming

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Trained and worked with Gordon Lawrence who created Social Dreaming.  For the past 15 years, Herb has been engaged with Social Dreaming Matrices and has hosted and co-hosted Social Dreaming Matrices in the U.K., Europe, South Africa and Australia. This has included co-facilitating Social Dreaming Matrices with colleagues who had also trained as Jungian or Freudian Clinicians.  He was a Clinical Psychologist at the UK Cassel Hospital working with a range of  Analytic Clinicians, and also trained in and co-led Balint Groups. Later as Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England he introduced "Creative Dream Dialogue"; and also subsequently as a trained Consultant at the London Tavistock Institute of Human Relations alongside Career and Professional Development Consultancy.  He also trained in Child Analysis and Group Analysis at the Tavistock Clinic, and Adult Analysis at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis.  With a Jungian Analyst Colleague, he  co-founded and later Chaired the  Severnside Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which provided dyadic Jungian and Psychoanalytic Analysis,  supervision, and Clinical Seminars.  Herb was a full member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision and co-founded and Chaired the Analytic Section of the U.K. Council for Clinical and Applied Jungian and Freudian Psychoanalysis and has published extensively in many professional journals.

Sean O'Carroll - Dancing in the Shadw


Sean O'Carroll is a psychotherapist in private practice.  He has taught at the Phoenix Institute of Australia in both the counselling and art therapy programs for the past 3 years. He is founder of the Wild Mind Gathering, an embodied eco-psychology conference that takes place in Wild Dog Valley.  His is currently completing his MA Research on the theme of "Dialoguing with the Natural World".  He is a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator, running weekly dance journeys in Melbourne.  Sean will facilitate a moving journey, in the spirit of Jung, in which we will dialogue with the body and the unconscious


Foothills Conference Centre    1300 341 630  
48 Edinburgh Rd  MOOROOLBARK  VIC
This rustic 20 acre venue is wheelchair accessible.  Pool and tennis court on site.


Fees have been deliberately been kept low to facilitate a diverse and stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, students, retirees, and amateur theorists.

All Inclusive Weekend    6.30pm Friday evening til 4pm Sunday afternoon
(includes Friday night canapes, breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and dinner on both days plus the show on Saturday night. 

  • Full Registration = $580 (single)   $480 (twin)
  • TPIG and Jung Society members / Concession = $400 (single) $300 (twin)

Non-Residential Weekend
(includes everything - except accommodation and breakfast)

  • Full Registration = $350
  • Concession = $250

Download the Retreat Flyer HERE
Download info re the Presenters HERE
Download the Retreat Time Table HERE
Register Online HERE

More Information

Nic Morrey - 0432 066 880  
Transpersonal Psychology 
Integral Psychology

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