Welcome to the website for the C. G. Jung Association of the Miami Valley. We are a non-profit organization designed to promote the education of the theories of Carl Gustav Jung, serving the greater Dayton, Ohio area.
We are very pleased to present our Winter Program for 2017:
Karen Nelson & Cheryl Turner
Images and Archetypes:
A Path to Deeper Knowing
January 28, 2017
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch-worthy snacks provided
3.5 hrs CEU pending for CSWMFT
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
33 W. Dixon, Dayton 45419
Fee for each workshop:
$50 prepaid by Jan 26
$55 after Jan 26
Other ways to register:
- Print/mail registration form
- In-person registration begins 20 min. early on the day of the workshop
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. –Carl Jung
This workshop will offer your hands and your heart the opportunity to sit quietly with some of the simple and yet profound gifts offered by Carl Jung’s writings. For many of us, these are concepts that provide light for the journey. We will offer space for bearing witness to the energies and archetypes within you that seek expression in this new year, using the ineffable language of images.
Jungian psychology recognizes the value of image as a cornerstone for understanding one’s self. One may feel an affinity with nature, art, film, dreams and their images as they speak a language of the soul. What can be inexpressible with words can often be expressed through images. We will identify and explain Jungian concepts regarding archetypes and symbols as identifiers for personal knowledge. Engaging in this process is useful for identifying and addressing stresses that beset us, and finding a path of conscious management of stress.
In this new year, as the culture shifts, we shift. Whether we resist or comply easily, we are impacted and called to change. It can be challenging to address this directly. Through expressive, contemplative play participants will be guided through a process of selecting, tearing, cutting, combining and shaping images. This is a relaxing activity with unintended outcomes. Just as images present themselves to us in our dreams for our contemplation, this process is one in which images are gathered together and inform us of aspects of ourselves…much like dreams do. Encountering archetypes in this way can offer novel growth opportunities as well as pathways to personal integration and increased sense of inner well-being that comes with knowing oneself.
We will weave together Jungian concepts with this collage activity to create a tapestry of questions, answers, and an understanding for those involved. We may also find that we have created community with one another as we share what emerges in this quiet time together.
All materials will be provided; no special skills are required. You will leave this event with one or more collages, which may continue to speak to you in the ineffable language of images.
About the Presenters
Karen Nelson, LPCC-S/CEAP is a counselor in private practice in Beavercreek, OH. She graduated from Ohio University and Wright State University.
Cheryl Turner MA, LSW is retired from Montgomery County and Dayton Lifeworks, Inc. She graduated from Miami University and Antioch University.
Karen and Cheryl are both board members of the C.G. Jung Association of the Miami Valley and both are certified SoulCollage® facilitators.