Friday, 15th May 2015
7.00pm-7.45pm Habitat Canterbury - The Club Room
‘The Evolution of the Shadow'
by Edward C Whitmont
“Meeting the Shadow"
edited by Connie Zeizg and Jeremiah Abrams
8.00pm Habitat Canterbury - The Sanctuary
Embodied Imagination (known as EI) was pioneered by Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak thirty years ago. Its practice, writing and teaching draws on the work of Carl Jung, phenomenology, alchemical principles, ancient incubation techniques, complexity theory, neuroscience and the work of archetypal psychologist James Hillman.
It can be used in many different modalities including art, drama, personal experiences of place, illness and disease, counselling and psychotherapy and. Embodied Imagination gives an opportunity to experience imagination in the body through images, feelings and bodily sensations. It captures transitory and ephemeral images - the beautiful, sad, frightening, grotesque, comforting, the familiar and unfamiliar.
In a state of consciousness between waking and dreaming, through empathic observation and mimicking, we can enter the images and explore them from a variety of perspectives focusing on feelings and sensations manifested in the body. This stimulates unfamiliar, as opposed to habitual, states of consciousness and helps us to become aware of what is hidden in the psyche.
Imagination moves swiftly, but in this process it is slowed down to become more focused, denser and therefore more able to be embodied. This leads to a re-organisation of different elements into a more complex pattern which expands both our awareness and psychological flexibility and allows for something new and profoundly transforming to unfold.
Sunday, 17th May 2015
The Stables 19 Duke St RICHMOND 3121
Embodied Imagination Workshop
We will be working from the state of consciousness called hypnagogic to flash back into awareness akin to the dream state. The work will access various embodied states and form a complex network of awareness which can lead to creative processes and moments of profound healing, both physical and emotional. Participants will learn about:
· Entering into the hypnagogic state / Using ways to participate in non-habitual states of embodied awareness
· Holding multiple embodied states simultaneously / theory of EI through brief discussions arising in relationship to the work
Cost* Members - $100 / Non-members - $160 / Concession - $130 *includes lunch & afternoon tea
Payment accepted via cheque or Direct Deposit:
BSB 633-000 Acc 120 760 780
To register, please email the Membership Secretarycgjungsocietymelbourne@gmailcom
Jennifer Hume has a private practice in the ACT. She lectured in Community Counselling program at the University of Canberra and designed and taught its inaugural Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Jennifer offers professional supervision to a wide variety of professionals as well as counselling for individual clients. Since graduating as an EI therapist in 2009, she has been particularly interested in applying EI to chronic illness and in working with symptoms. Her clients’ report their experiences of working with EI as profound – unexpected, revealing, provocative and generally deeply satisfying.
Michelle Morris has a clinical practice in Melbourne offering psychotherapy for adults and children. She holds an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from ITP in California and diploma in Family Therapy and is a practitioner and teacher of Kum Nye and Mindfulness Meditation. Michelle has a deep interest in dreams and the creative and healing power of the imagination. She participated in a dream group with Peter O'Connor for over 10 years and has completed her training in EI with Robert Bosnak. Michelle works with individuals and groups using this method and is inspired by the many therapeutic applications and benefits experienced.