Weekend with Donald Kalsched
Jung on the Hudson Weekend LIVE ONLINE
July 22–23, 2022
Inner sanctuary to which the beleaguered ego repairs in time of crisis is also a world that opens onto transpersonal energies.
— Donald Kalsched, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit
Friday, July 22 | 6:00–8:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 23 | 12:00–1:30 & 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET
The Human and Archetypal Child and the Psychotherapy of Early Trauma
According to C.G. Jung, the human personality contains a vital spark or sacred “core” that must personalize and embody in the course of a person’s development if optimal psychological health and ensouled living is to become possible. But when trauma strikes the developing psyche of a child, a split occurs in which the vital core of the Self retreats into the unconscious where it continues to live in “suspended animation” under a spell cast by the powers of the psyche’s archetypal survival system. The result is significant unconscious suffering in the person’s life, often leading to destructive behavioral patterns and depressive symptomatology. Depth Psychotherapy offers the opportunity for renewed contact with the lost core of the Self, and hence for renewed feeling—life, creativity, and relatedness—but not without fierce resistance thrown up by the psyche’s defensive powers. In this struggle, the analytical process provides a crucial inter-active “field” within which the patient’s unconscious suffering becomes conscious in the love/hate relationship of psychotherapy. In this slide-illustrated workshop, Donald Kalsched will explore these themes with the help of clinical examples, dreams, and relevant mythological material.
Donald Kalsched, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst and Clinical Psychologist who practices in Brunswick Maine, and lives in nearby Topsham with his wife Robin van Loben Sels. He is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New England, a senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of trauma and its treatment. His first book The Inner World of Trauma; Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit described a core complex of the dissociating psyche (Self-Care System) and demonstrated its clinical applications. His most recent book, Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption explores how psychotherapeutic work with trauma-survivors sometimes provides access to an ineffable world of soul and spirit. For more information, visit www.donaldkalsched.com
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All seminar sessions will be recorded. In addition to making each session’s replay video available at the end of each day, all replays will be accessible through Saturday, August 6.