“Love contains and transforms that which has not been loved.
A thing is recognized only to the extent it is loved.”
We are born whole, rich with possibilities. But as we grow and adapt to a harsh world our life is narrowed and restricted. We are wounded by parents, friends, teachers, others. We develop defenses to cope and survive and become cut off from the deep abundance and meaning of our true self.
Deep in our core the longing for healing and wholeness awakens. We know somehow life could be fuller, freer, more abundant and joyful. The questions emerge:
What is healing? Is the healing of deep wounds truly possible?
What is the healing process? How are consciousness and love related to healing?
The life and teachings of Jesus reflect a person who understands the mysterious process of healing, and his teachings reveal the way of the wounded-healer. In this seminar we will seek to awaken the archetype of the wounded-healer that lies at the heart of each of us. We approach the teachings of the historical Jesus through the lens of the depth psychology of C. G. Jung to explore the possibility of our own healing in depth. For Jung the wound itself is the teacher, and when we face our wounds with courage and compassion we discover the gold at the heart of what has been rejected.
“The meaning and purpose of a problem seems to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly.”
—C. G. Jung
The seminar process uses a modified Socratic method to guide group discussion. We honor the dignity of each individual to express their truth and move at their own pace. Mutual respect will support us in our quest to discover the gifts within our depths.
Our work together will be enriched by the use of non-verbal approaches: meditation, expressive arts, music, body movement and awareness, and silence.
This seminar meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approved provider #PCE 1829. Please include an additional $15 for the CEU certificate.
Understand wounding as an inevitable aspect of life.
Understand how defenses help us cope with wounds.
Learn how to work with the wounded-healer archetype.
Develop attitudes and practices that support healing and discover the freedom that lies within the wound itself.
Explore the integration of spiritual and psychological perspectives on wounding-healing as a universal process.
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 1:00pm
Four Springs, Middletown, California
Hal Childs, PhD, MFT and Patricia Calcagno Stenger, MA, MFT
$1,475. Include a non-refundable fee of $50 with registration.
Limited scholarships are available and payment plans are available.