Speaker: Julian David
When Orpheus gets down to the Underworld in search of Eurydice, he must pass through all the figures that are imprisoned there. And if we ask ourselves WHY they are there, we are taken into a dense root-system of the earliest myths of humankind, in which archetypal themes cross back and forth, taking us down to the deepest parts of our own unconscious minds.
Speaker: Machiel Klerk
In this talk, international speaker and dream worker Machiel Klerk will explore an approach towards working with dreams. In this approach to dream work, you will learn to get in touch with your own genius, or guiding spirit. You will learn some practical tips on how to build and nurture a living relationship with your genius and to embody this genius in your day to day life. This will potentially lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This approach to dream work has roots in Jung's Red Book journey.
The Still Centre of the Turning World
Speaker: Lynn Carneson McGregor
In times of transition such as we are experiencing both in South Africa and worldwide at present, there is uncertainty, anxiety and fear. Is the regressive trend towards searching for tribal identity and reliance on Savior Archetypes across the globe, a mistaken search for security? In this climate, what is the role of individuation and collective wisdom?
The Dark Night of the Soul
Speaker: Kaye Gersh
There are certain passages in a lifetime, sometimes brief, sometimes extended, when all the usual frameworks of understanding the human condition prove to be inadequate. Modern medicine, and indeed modern psychology, does not do well with Dark Nights of the Soul. The use of cognitive therapies, of anti-depressants, of “getting over” things as fast as possible, of “finding closure”, of minimizing suffering are nonsense when one is in a Dark Night.
An Introduction to an Expressive Sandwork Project on the Cape Flats
Speakers: John Gosling and Philippa Colinese
Expressive Sandwork is a community based intervention in collaboration with CASE (Community Action towards a
Safe Environment) that applies some of the principles of analytical psychology to work with children living in
vulnerable communities. Philippa and John will outline the basic principles of this intervention and offer some
examples of their work with children who have participated in projects on the Cape Flats to illustrate how the
children respond to the intervention. They will also discuss some of the difficulties in implementing the intervention,
as well as the potential benefits it may have for the children, their families, the volunteers, and ultimately the
'Accompaniment’ as a therapeutic approach
Speaker: Renos Papadopoulos
The concept of accompaniment has an interesting and varied history. It was mainly connected with Liberation Theology, referring to walking the road with the downtrodden, instead of offering them therapeutic help from a position of superiority. The implications of this concept will be explored in relation to therapeutic work in non-traditional settings where psychotherapy ‘proper’ is not possible or not indicated. Further, the relevance of this approach to Jungian analytical contexts will be illustrated where therapists join with the positive elements of their analysands’ psyche. Examples from clinical practice in both non-traditional field therapeutic work, and analytical work in the consulting room, will be presented and discussed.
Spirit and Soul
Speaker: Paul Ashton
Sand Play therapy
Speaker: Braam Beetge
The Spirit in the Bottle: An Alchemical Fairy-tale
Speaker: Renee Ramsden