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Friends of Jung-South

Friends of Jung-South
presents

Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey

and

Cultivating the Analytic Attitude: The Compass of Hermes

with

Mark Winborn, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of the
Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

Friday, March 13, 2015
7 - 9 pm LECTURE

Saturday, March 14, 2015
9 am - 1 pm WORKSHOP

Oasis Counseling Center
1900 14th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35203

Friday Evening Lecture
Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey

The presentation will be augmented by visual images,
audio recordings, and video to deepen the audience's
involvement in the themes explored.

We will explore the archetypal journey of the human psyche through an examination of the blues as a musical genre. The genesis, history, and thematic patterns of the blues are examined from an archetypal perspective and various analytic theories - especially the interaction between Erich Neumann's concept of unitary reality and the blues experience.

Mythological and shamanistic parallels are used to provide a deeper understanding of the role of the bluesman, the blues performance, and the innate healing potential of the music. Universal aspects of human experience and transcendence are revealed through the creative medium of the blues.

In our increasingly isolated and technologically engrossed culture there are fewer opportunities to move into these shared experiences of unitary reality in which the bubble of our individualism is pierced, allowing a felt, relational connection to our environment and those around us.

The blues encourages movement into a deeper communion with our own emotional life, especially the more difficult emotions that are often shunned in our relentless pursuit of happiness, material acquisition, and activities designed to occupy time rather than expand soul.

Often it is by moving into and through sadness that we can be released into an experience of joy. The blues facilitates this process.

In this regard the bluesman, by communicating feelings in song that resonate within the listener, serves as a modern day shaman who heals through the ritual of music. The blues originated in experiences of trauma, oppression, and enslavement but now serves to liberate our emotional lives and facilitate a deeper union with our environment and those around us.

This presentation will be based on Dr. Winborn's recently published book titled Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey.

Saturday Workshop
Cultivating the Analytic Attitude: The Compass of Hermes

What is analysis or analytic therapy?
What is the goal or aim of analysis?
What is required of the analyst or depth therapist?

Clinically focused workshop for counselors, therapists,
and social workers - also appropriate for lay people.

The Compass of Hermes

The analyst must believe implicitly in the significance and value of conscious realization, whereby hitherto unconscious parts of the personality are brought to light and subjected to conscious discrimination and criticism. It is a process that requires the patient to face his problems and that taxes his powers of conscious judgment and decision. It is nothing less than a direct challenge to his ethical sense, a call to arms that must be answered by the whole personality.-C.G. Jung

Cultivating an analytic attitude is fundamental to becoming an analyst or depth therapist. Without the development of this foundation to our work, analytical psychology (or any form of psychoanalytic work) becomes just another psychotherapy. Most other psychotherapies can be practiced primarily via the application of theory and technique, without serious consideration of the therapist's "attitude."

Jung addresses the importance of the analytic attitude when he says, the analyst must "believe implicitly in the significance and value of conscious realization, whereby hitherto unconscious parts of the personality are brought to light and subjected to conscious discrimination and criticism. It is a process that requires the patient to face his problems and that taxes his powers of conscious judgment and decision. It is nothing less than a direct challenge to his ethical sense, a call to arms that must be answered by the whole personality."

To explore the issue of "cultivating the analytic attitude" we will examine a number of fundamental questions, such as: what is analysis or analytic therapy, what is the goal or aim of analysis, and what is required of the analyst or depth therapist? We will also explore how related ideas, such as reverie, internal state of the therapist, imaginal process, psychic reality, and the symbolic attitude play into the overarching concept of the analytic attitude.

While there are many opinions about what constitutes an analytic attitude, one can ultimately only arrive at and cultivate one's own sense of the analytic attitude through a conscious process of engagement, reflection, and struggle with the issue. My hope is that this seminar will initiate, or further, that engagement.

Objectives

  • Participants will be able to distinguish between analysis, psychotherapy and counseling.

  • Participants will be able to define what an analytic attitude consists of.

  • Participants will be able to identify how the attitude of the therapist influences various aspects of the analytic process, such as the analytic frame, the notion of goals or aims, working within the transference/countertransference field, the use of interpretation, or the approach to unconscious material.

  • Participants will examine how their personality shapes the analytic process.

Suggested Readings

Bright, George (1997) Synchronicity as a Basis of Analytic Attitude, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol 42, No. 4, p. 613-635.
Gabbard, G. & Ogden, T. (2009) On Becoming a Psychoanalyst, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol 90, pp. 311-327.
Hartman, Gary (1980) Psychotherapy: An Attempt at Definition. Spring. pp. 90-100.
Ellen Siegelman (1990) Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy, Chapter 1, New York: Guilford Press.

Suggested Exercise

Write a short summary (1/2 page) of a clinical vignette which you feel deals with some problem, difficulty, or issue around maintaining an analytic attitude (as you understand it) in a clinical setting, either in your own analysis/therapy or in a situation with one of your own patients.

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Mark Winborn

Mark Winborn, PhD, NCPsyA is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Clinical Psychologist. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1987 and his certificate in Jungian Analysis from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 1999.

Dr. Winborn is a training/supervising analyst of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and has served on the IRSJA Training Committee. Dr. Winborn currently serves on the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis and is affiliated with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

In 2011 he published Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey with Fisher King Press. His second book, Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, was published in June 2014. He maintains a private practice in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is the Training Coordinator for the Memphis Jungian Seminar - a training seminar of the IRSJA. In addition to these teaching activities in Memphis, he has also been a visiting faculty presenter for Jungian training seminars in Austin, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Florida, New Orleans, and the C.G. Jung Institute - Zurich.

Away from the office, he has played as part of the Blue Blake Trio at Blues Hall on Beale Street and later with his own band - The Wolf River Travelers.

Deep Blues
www.drmarkwinborn.com
www.deepblues.org
www.psychoanalyticmuse.blogspot.com

$50 Friday and Saturday
$40 Friday only/ $40 Saturday only

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Past Events

SALON ~ A gathering of people in someone's home, often following the Augustan Era, Roman poet, Horace's definition of the aims of poetry - to please or to educate. The familiar phrase "carpe diem" was a main theme of Horace's poetry. Literally translated as "pluck the day," some suggest it may be best translated as "enjoy" the day. The first salons emerged in Italy in the 16th Century and flourished in France in the 17th and 18th Century.

Friends of Jung-South is pleased to join the grand salon tradition by offering small gatherings for the purpose of education and enjoyment, bringing together the principles of logos and eros.

Salon 1755
A Reading in the Salon of Mme Geoffrin, 1755

Evening Salon
Out of the Shadows
A Story of Toni Wolfe and Emma Jung

Lucie Magnus, MA, LMFT, LPC
Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society Jungian Analysts
Nancy Qualls-Corbett
Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute Zurich

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Summer Evening Salon
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What Jung, Freud, Piaget, and Vygotsky
Took from Sabina Spielrein

Jerry Aldridge, Ed.D.

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Friday Evening Salon Series
The Red Book
Lucie Magnus, MA, LMFT, LPC
Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society Jungian Analysts
Jutta Von Buchholtz
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich
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Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute Zurich


A Religion of One's Own: Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World
Thomas Moore, PhD

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The Kiss: A Dynamism of the Psyche
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Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

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Jacqueline Wright, EdD
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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Disobedience
Jutta von Buchholtz, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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Jung, Tolkein and the Archetypes of Middle Earth
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Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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An Unrepeatable Miracle: A Myth of Our Own
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__________

The Jung-White Letters
A Theatrical Performance and Discussion

Murray Stein
Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

__________

The Feminine in Film
Virginia Apperson, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

__________

Affect & Archetype: Ancient Gods and 21st Century Science
Everett McLaren, Ed.D.
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

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Sacred Selfishness: The Path of Authenticity
Bud Harris, Ph.D.
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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Cultivating a Religious Attitude from a Jungian Perspective
Jerry Wright, M.Div.
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

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The Gambler: Romancing Lady Luck
From Play to Pathology

Billye Bob Currie, Ph.D.
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

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Sacred Initiation: The Ritual of Dionysius
at the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii

Nancy Qualls-Corbett, PhD
Jungian Analyst

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Ancient Appalachian Wisdom: Cherokee Myths as Gifts
G. Keith Parker, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Pastoral Counselor, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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Cultural Heritage, Archetypal Implications, Clinical Manifestations

Lucie Magnus, MA, LMFT, LPC
Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society Jungian Analysts

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Depth Psychology 2000 Years Ago:
The Gospel of Thomas
Individual Consciousness as Spiritual Path
Parts I & II

Wynette Word-Barton
Jungian Analyst, Austin, TX, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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Exploring the Spirituality of Those Living with Alzheimer's

Father John Malecki, PhD
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In My Father's House:
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Eugene Monick, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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