Friends of Jung-South presents
A Presentation for Mental Health Clinicians and Persons Seeking Self-Development
The Art and Craft of Caring Conversations
Author of classic NYT #1 Bestseller, Care of the Soul
Thomas Moore, PhD
Fresco of Mercury-Hermes - Pompeii
Hermes represents the power to use language and images skillfully, to probe multiple levels of meaning, and to value surprise and synchronicity.
—Thomas Moore, Soul Therapy, 2022
Saturday, July 8, 2023
9 am – 1:30 pm CDT
Online via Zoom
4 NBCC Contact Hours
Thomas Moore's lecture will be directed towards both professional therapists and laypeople.
Therapy is largely about narrative and image. It helps if the professional therapist is sophisticated about both of these things, as well as about transference, which this presentation will explore in some original ways.
In its origins, the word "therapy" means service or care, not making better or curing. One person offers intentional listening, care, and observations about what he or she sees and hears with another person who is open to becoming more complex and individual.
Therapy can happen in both professional and lay contexts, as when a parent deals with a child who is acting out, or when a teacher helps a student handle emotions and relationships. Here, the relationship is much like what the Irish have called Anam Cara, a guiding, caring friend.
In this time together, we will engage each other in memories of therapy and issues that can get in the way. We will also explore ways to prepare for this work and ways a therapist or caring layperson can care for himself or herself.
Participants will be able to:
Appreciate the origins of the word “therapy” and its root meaning.
Develop a sophisticated understanding of narrative, image, symbol, and myth in the context of therapy.
Learn skills for creating a vessel or container in which another person may feel free and supported in exploring one's past and one's possibilities.
Describe implications for clinical counseling and the therapeutic process.
Thomas Moore, PhD
Thomas Moore, PhD, published his classic book, Care of the Soul, in 1992 and has since written 20 books on spirituality, sexuality, myth, religion and depth psychology. His books have been translated into 30 languages. He has taught religious studies and psychology and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. He often speaks at C.G. Jung societies and has done special work consulting at major medical centers with the idea of bringing soul to medicine. He was a close friend and collaborator with James Hillman and published an anthology of Hillman’s work with extensive introductions and commentaries. He writes fiction and music and has a special relationship with Ireland, the home of his ancestors. He lives in New England. His website is thomasmooresoul.com.
Registration is closed.
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