Friday, 14 December 2018
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
8.00pm Guest Speaker
Illness, Symptom and Individuation
During 2016-17 Mary lived through a ‘fated’ 20 months. It was an intense period of change, where the symbolic level of symbolism was mirrored in her outer life and health. As diagnosis eluded Doctors, her own reflections gave meaning to her experiences on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. She approaches the process of individuation and the healing of the psychic binary split through this experience of illness and trauma in the life of the body … and the embodiment of Spirit which it can bring about.
MARY DUFFY is an Artist as well as Life Member and former President of the Jung Society of Melbourne. She co-coordinates the popular Discussion Group and has conducted courses on Thus Spake Zarathustra and The Red Book. In 2001 she completed a Post-Graduate Arts Therapy Diploma at the Melbourne Institute of Experimental & Creative Art Therapies (MIECAT). Mary is in demand as a speaker at events such as the 2013 National Gathering of Therapeutic and Emotional Release Councillors. She has taught Art for some years at Mary MacKillop, a Residential Aged Care facility. She has had a number of Solo Exhibitions of her paintings and frequently gives talks to accompany those Exhibitions.