Pre-Conference Workshops

BOTH PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ARE OFFERED:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 FROM 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
$140

BEYOND ALTRUISM AND SACRIFICE: SEARCHING FOR THE ECOLOGICAL EGO-SELF AXIS

DEBORAH EGGER

What does it require of me to live in full inter-connection to all around me? How on earth can I live ‘in the moment’ on a regular basis with all I have to do? Can I make any meaningful difference to the climate crisis?

Revisiting Jung's ideas on structure of the psyche (Ego-Persona-Shadow/Anima/us-Self) and understanding better the current impoverishment of universal feminine and masculine values from which we all suffer will help us become more conscious of the interconnectedness of all things. We will also explore how the collective imposition on the planet is causing our individual souls to desiccate and, vice-versa, how our individual depleted souls are contributing the collective demise of the planet. This day is designed to invite introspection, challenge aged habits and assumptions, foster new insight and inspire deeper connection to the sacred in each of us. Only when we are in touch with our essence can we shift our ways of being toward making a meaningful difference in our world today.

HEALING OUR SPLIT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

JEFFREY KIEHL

Climate disruption threatens all life and is the greatest challenge humanity has every faced. The daily news of climate disruption unsettles us and evokes feelings of hopelessness and despair. Jung felt that great disruptions in history arise from a reaction in the collective unconscious to our attitude to the outside world and herald the possibility of a shift in collective consciousness. In this workshop participants will explore the patterns in psyche, science, and nature that both helped create our split with the natural world—but, also, provide pathways to healing our split with the natural world. Participants will begin by seeing our place in the cosmos and how our evolving cosmologies led us ever further from nature. We then look at where we are now and the feelings surrounding our situation. We will work with affect, instincts, and images that arise in us around climate disruption. We conclude our work together by collectively imagining a new story for the future.

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