Jung in Ireland

Confronting Our Personal and Family Ghosts

Annual Seminar

County Galway

March 27–April 3, 2023

James Hollis writes of how different the world would be if parents could say to their children: “Who you are is terrific, all you are meant to be. And who you are, as you are, is loved by all of us.” Then, Hollis goes on to say that “Such persons would be able to make difficult decisions, mindful always of the impact on others, but also determined to live the life intended by the gods who brought us here.”

—James Hollis, Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

Program Overview

Life asks of us a simple task — to discover who we are and become our best selves. That seems simple on the face of it, but there is much to navigate on the road to this becoming. There are the circumstances of the time and place that we are born into, the concentric circles of people around us, the influence of the culture we find ourselves in, and the diverging ideas we are subjected to. There are the unseen influences of our ancestors, the direct or indirect impact of our family narratives, and our own inherent beliefs that hold us back or propel us forward.

Jungian psychology offers us a look back and a path forward so that we may let go of expectations, heal from childhood trauma, and begin to imagine our true destiny. In addition, mythology offers up images and stories that ignite our imagination and lead us to an understanding of life’s possibilities. With these and other tools, we can explore our personal story as a journey of self-discovery. Or, as Michael Meade has pointed out, we can discover the hidden archetypes in ourselves that are waiting to be liberated.

This is an opportunity that is there for all of us, but we must actively engage our interior selves in order to find our particular path and our unique truth. Only then can we discover the insights and energy to move forward and be guided toward transformation and a new narrative filled with hope and potential for ourselves and the planet.

March 27–April 3, 2023 | County Galway

Annual Seminar: Confronting Our Personal & Family Ghosts

Cost: $2,980* 
includes:

  • Seven nights’ accommodations at Connemara Coast Hotel
  • All presentations and workshops
  • Full Irish breakfast daily; all breaks for coffee, tea, and scones; three lunches; and two dinners. 

*Plus a $95 registration fee; waived for registrations received by December 15. All program costs are based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $395. Gratuities additional: $125.

CEs and Certificates of Attendance

The Jung in Ireland Series — both programs: in County Limerick with the Monks of Glenstal Abbey and the seminar in County Galway — offer continuing education credits and certificates of attendance. 

More information below in the Registration Details section.

The Setting: The Wild Atlantic Coast, County Galway

Known as the City of the Tribes, Galway sits perched on the roaring River Corrib overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way touring route along Ireland’s western seaboard. Galway’s rich history is evident at each turn, from the 13th-century walls that once defended the city from attack — now part of the bustling Eyre Square Shopping Centre — to the 16th-century Spanish Arch on the banks of River Corrib. The streets and bars are filled with music year-round. There’s shopping and eateries of many flavors, as well as historical sites and museums to visit.

Accommodations: Connemara Coast Hotel

Overlooking Galway Bay, the lovely Connemara Coast Hotel is magnificently set along a rugged coastline edged with golden beaches. Located just six miles west of Galway City, the Connemara Coast seminar site offers old-fashioned Irish hospitality, excellent cuisine that features the best of local seafoods; a modern, fully equipped health club and spa; indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis; and a large indoor swimming pool. Against a backdrop of the magical Aran Islands, with many rooms affording a view of Galway Bay, the Connemara Coast Hotel will provide a scenic and ideal setting for our program.

 

Meals together…

Meals will be wonderful times to get to know one another and interact with presenters. Every day will begin with a hearty, full Irish breakfast, complemented by a wide selection of fresh fruit, local Irish cheeses, and fresh breads. Those who have been with us before know what a treat is in store with gourmet meals and outstanding Irish service at the Connemara Coast Hotel.

Our breaks will feature fresh brewed coffee, traditional Irish and herbal teas, and freshly baked scones. On Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, we will lunch together at the elegant Connemara Coast Hotel, where we will also enjoy festive gourmet opening and closing dinners.

Meals included: Full breakfast daily; all breaks for coffee and tea; 3 lunches (March 28, 29 and April 1); welcoming and farewell dinners (March 27 and April 2)

Aran Island

Optional Outing: Visit the ARAN ISLANDS

On Friday March 31, Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s leading archaeologists, will personally lead an all day outing to the magnificent Aran Islands, which includes its most famous site, Dun Aengus — a 3,000-year-old, 14-acre, cliff-edge fortress. Situated at the mouth of Galway Bay off the south Connemara Coast, the Aran Islands are still largely Gaelic speaking and among the most beautiful islands on Europe’s west coast. Our outing will include travel by coach and ferry from Galway, a walk to Dun Aengus, and lunch along the way. The trip will be limited to 30 participants; details and sign-up information will be sent following registration for the seminar.

Faculty

Joe Cambray, Ph.D., is President-CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute; Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; has served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Cambray is also a Jungian analyst living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe, a newly edited volume, with Leslie Sawin, Research in Analytical Psychology: Applications from Scientific, Historical, and Cross-Cultural Research. He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.

Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst and art psychotherapist in private practice. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and nationally on the clinical uses of image-making as active imagination, and the impact of Jung’s thought on creative development and artistic production. Her special interest is on the symbolic function of art-making on the life of the maker.

Marlene Frantz is a Jungian analyst, a certified Group Psychotherapist, an Equine therapist and an artist. Her private practice in Santa Monica, California, includes adults, couples, and children. Ms. Frantz has lectured on creativity, grief, and equine therapy and led workshops on the creative process, dreams, and rebuilding one’s life after loss.  She has contributed articles and been a featured artist in the journal Psychological Perspectives. She is a member of the faculty and the Board of the C.G. Jung institute of Los Angeles and on the Board and a Supervisor at The Coldwater Counseling Center.

Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s most respected archaeologists, is acclaimed for his ongoing fieldwork in Connemara. A popular presenter, he has lectured worldwide, including at Oxford, Cambridge, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Author of Connemara: Visions of Iar Chonnacht, as well as numerous articles, Michael is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, the Croagh Patrick archaeological research team, and the Heritage Council of Ireland.

Aryeh Maidenbaum, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, is co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies; editor and contributor to the book Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism, and co-editor, with Stephen Martin, of Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians, and Anti-Semitism. Among his other publications are “The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology,” “Sounds of Silence,” and “Psychological Type, Job Change and Personal Growth.” Dr. Maidenbaum was formerly on the faculty of NYU, where he taught courses on Jungian psychology. He lectures and leads workshops internationally and organizes and leads educational Jewish heritage travel programs throughout the world. He is currently writing a book on aspects of Judaism through a Jungian lens.

Sylvia Brinton Perera, MA, Jungian analyst, practices, writes and teaches in New York and Vermont. On the faculty and former board member of the Jung Institute of New York, she lectures and leads workshops internationally. Ms. Perera’s many publications include Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women; The Scapegoat Complex: Toward a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt; Dreams, A Portal to the Source; Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective; and The Irish Bull God: Image of Multiform and Integral Masculinity.

Diana Rubin, LCSW, is codirector of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. She is in private practice in New York City and New Paltz, in the Hudson Valley, where she specializes in working with creative and performing artists. A staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center’s Institute for the Performing Artist for many years, she has organized and led Jungian seminars and study tours for more than 25 years on topics related to Jung, creativity, and the arts. 

David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an IAAP Certified Jungian Analyst since 1996, with a private practice in Covington, Louisiana. He has a great deal of experience and a strong background, as an alcoholism/addiction counselor. He is a Senior analyst in the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, co-founder and former coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Training Seminar, advisor to the C.G. Jung Society of Baton 

 

Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. He has been teaching there for 27 of his 53 years in the classroom and is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 30 volumes, including 7 volumes of poetry as well as co-authored a novel. Dr. Slattery has also authored over 200 articles, book reviews and blogs on cultural topics. His most recent book is The Way of Myth: Stories’ Subtle Wisdom. He has also taught student inmates in a California prison for over two years using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

Daily Schedule

Monday, March 27

Arrival Connemara Coast Hotel. Check in with time to relax, enjoy the hotel’s amenities

5:00 p.m. Orientation and an opportunity to get to know one another

7:15 p.m. Welcoming dinner** (included)

Tuesday, March 28

7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Full Irish breakfast, served daily

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Aryeh Maidenbaum & Diana Rubin; Joe Cambray, Finding Authentic Ancestors in a World of Uncertainty

11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones

11:30 a.m. Marlene Frantz, Getting Along With Ghosts: Finding Meaning

1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch (included)

2:30 p.m. Workshops I

  • Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination: Connect to Your Unlived Potential with Journal Writing and Image Making
  • Dennis Patrick Slattery, Qualities of One’s Personal Myth: Shaping Our Haunted Past, Transforming Our Possible Future
  • Sylvia Brinton Perera, Working With Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 18 participants)

Evening: Free; dinner on our own

Wednesday, March 29

9:30 a.m. Sylvia Brinton Perera, Ancestral Voices that Beckon and Berate

11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones

11:30 a.m. Workshops II

  • Joe Cambray, Wondering Anew: Synchronicities and Re-enchantment
  • Marlene Frantz, Solving Riddles with Collage
  • Diana Rubin, Our Female Poltergeists: A Workshop for Women

1:00 p.m. Break for lunch (included)

2:30 p.m. Workshops III

  • Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination: Deepen Your Connection to Wholeness
  • David Schoen, Personal and Familial Addiction Experiences
  • Dennis Patrick Slattery, Pivotal Moments in Our Life Story: Hauntings as a Road to Renewal

Evening: Free; dinner on our own

Thursday, March 30

9:30 a.m. David Schoen, The Curse of the House of Addiction

11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones

11:30 a.m. Workshops IV

  • Joe Cambray, Ancestors and Oracles: Accessing Sources of Inner Wisdom
  • Marlene Frantz, Solving Riddles with Collage
  • Aryeh Maidenbaum, Sorting Out the Burdens of Family Projections: A Workshop for Men

Afternoon: Free; lunch on our own; optional walking tour of Galway City

7:30 p.m. Michael Gibbons presentation, An Exploration of Árainn’s Celtic Forts, located on the Western Fringes of Europe

Friday, March 31

Free day to rest, enjoy the hotel’s spa and surroundings, OR, for those who have reserved their place in advance, a full day outing to the Aran Islands with Michael Gibbons (optional)

Saturday, April 1

9:30 a.m. Mary Dougherty, Accessing Psychic Potential Through the Creative Imagination

11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones

11:30 a.m. Workshops V

  • Sylvia Brinton Perera, Working With Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 18 participants)
  • David Schoen, Recovering Individuals Sharing With One Another
  • Dennis Patrick Slattery, Pivotal Moments in Our Life Story: Hauntings as A Road to Renewal

1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch (included)

2:30 p.m. Workshops VI

  • Joe Cambray, Ancestors and Oracles: Accessing Sources of Inner Wisdom
  • Marlene Frantz, Speaking With Your Ghosts Using Active Imagination
  • David Schoen, Personal and Familial Addiction Experiences

Sunday, April 2

9:30 a.m. Dennis Patrick Slattery, A Pilgrimage from Haunting to Healing

11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones

11:30 a.m. Faculty and participant discussion; seminar closure

Afternoon: Free to relax, enjoy wandering about Galway, visit sites of interest on our own, and/or enjoy the hotel’s spa and amenities

7:30 p.m. Festive closing reception and dinner (included)

Monday, April 3

Departures for Dublin airport and Radisson Dublin Airport Hotel. Times and sign-up sheets to be posted!

Please note: Daily schedule subject to change

 

Registration Information

March 27–April 3, 2023 | County Galway

Annual Seminar: Confronting Our Personal & Family Ghosts

Cost: $2,980* 
includes:

  • Seven nights’ accommodations at Connemara Coast Hotel
  • All presentations and workshops
  • Full Irish breakfast daily; all breaks for coffee, tea, and scones; three lunches; and two dinners. 

*Plus a $95 registration fee; waived for registrations received by December 15. All program costs are based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $395. Gratuities additional: $125.

Reserve your space. A deposit of $600 for each program is required to reserve your space. Registration form must be completed in full, including credit-card information. Register online or call the office: 845-256-0191, we will be happy to help you register, provide more information, and/or help with your travel plans.

Payment in full is due by January 19, 2023. Subject to availability of space, participants may still register after this date, at an additional cost of $100.

Stay for both weeks and the extra night is on us.
Register for both programs and your overnight accommodations on March 26 are free, along with transportation from Limerick to Galway.

Participation
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. No prerequisites are required. The March 20–26, 2023 program at Glenstal Abbey is limited to 40 participants.

Arrangements can be made for family or friends interested in accompanying participants (but not attending) either or both programs.

Continuing Education Credits

Both programs in the Ireland Series offer continuing education credits as well as certificates of attendance.
Complete details are available here. 

Travel Arrangements for Jung in Ireland

March 20–26, 2023 Glenstal Abbey Program in Limerick  Transportation by coach from the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport Hotel to the Castletroy Park Hotel on March 20, and from the Castletroy Park Hotel to Dublin airport on March 26, will be available at a cost of 40 euros per person in each direction. Please call our office for details and departure times before you make your airline reservation.

March 27-April 3, 2023  Seminar in Galway Transportation by coach from the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport Hotel to the Connemara Coast Hotel in Galway on March 27 and from the Connemara Coast Hotel to Dublin Airport on April 3, will be available at a cost of 40 euros per person in each direction. Please call our office for details and departure times before you make your airline reservation.

Help with Travel Arrangements One of the services we supply, at no additional charge, is to help with your travel arrangements. Our knowledgeable and patient staff can assist you in making your travel plans — including booking reservations that are available from the various airlines. If you need help booking your flight, contact our office at 845-256-0191, or email us.

Trip Cancellation Insurance
Participants are urged to purchase travel insurance for losses necessitated by having to cancel participation. For your convenience, insurance information will be sent upon registration — or consult your own insurance agent.

Other Information

Tax Deductions Seminars of this type generally meet the requirements for IRS deductions.

Faculty and Other Changes All rights are reserved by the program directors to make faculty substitutions and/or modify the program (including hotels) if needed. All rights are reserved to ask a participant to leave who is disruptive to a program.

Cancellations and Refunds Deposit is refundable, less $175 administrative fee, if request is received in writing on or before December 1, 2022. No refunds after this date.

Covid If Covid restrictions cause us to postpone this trip, your deposit will be credited toward your choice of any 2023 or 2024 program.

Disclaimer of Responsibility: By registering for this program, participant and/or accompanying guest specifically waives any and all claims of action against the New York Center for Jungian Studies and their respective staffs for damages, loss, injury, accident, sickness, or death incurred by any person in connection with this tour. The New York Center for Jungian Studies and their respective staffs assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, or other conveyance which may be used wholly or in part in the performance of their duty to the passengers. Neither will the New York Center for Jungian Studies or their staff be responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, sickness, delay or irregularity through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purposes for which tickets, vouchers, or coupons are issued. No responsibility is accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, viruses, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, or acts of nature, local laws, or other causes, or for any baggage or personal effects of any individual, or their accompanying guests, participating in one of the New York  Center for Jungian Studies programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements for reasons outside the control of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, such alterations, including hotels, guides, scholars, or postponement of a program be made without penalty. All rights are reserved to require any participant, and/or their accompanying guests to withdraw from the program at his/her own expense when such an action is determined by the program staff to be in the best interest of the participant’s or accompanying guest’s health and safety, and/or that of the group in general. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, where it was made, and any action or proceeding concerning the subject of this agreement shall be commenced in the District Court of the County of Nassau.

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