Jung in Ireland

Awakening Our Undiscovered Self: New Possibilities

A Seminar in Killarney, County Kerry

April 4–11, 2022

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

—C.S. Lewis

Program Overview

There is an energy source within us capable of removing obstacles to our individual growth and opening new, inspiring paths in our life. We can tap into that source—a helper within, a personal genie—who can help us discover an authentic dimension of who we are and enable us to become that individual. The Self, a core principle of C.G. Jung’s work, is where this helper resides, the transcendent, yet often unrealized aspect of the psyche. Jung refers to this as the Undiscovered Self.

We might call this a transcendent part of our psyche, an innate aspect of ourselves that can overcome complexes and conflicts to create a new, individuated entity. When we can find the courage to trust our own inner Self, our own unconscious, to listen to our dreams and pay attention to our daydreams, a kind of genie within will emerge. When we knock on those doors, the genie answers. We begin to trust that long-neglected voice to carve out a new, emerging sense of our true Self. Our dreams, complexes, fears, relationships, and aspirations are among the many paths to explore as we set out on this road.

How can we rid ourselves of the critical voices around us and learn to listen to our own, authentic, true voice? How can we summon the genie? How do we carefully and constructively ignite that energy to evolve untapped potential and live more rewarding, fulfilling lives? Through presentations, group discussions, and workshops, participants will gain insights into how to embark on, and sustain, the Self-discovery path. While it is a life-long mission to nurture a relationship with our hidden Self, that mission begins with an understanding of the process.


Program Details

April 4-11, 2022:
County Kerry

Cost: $2,980* includes:

  • Seven nights’ accommodations at a deluxe hotel in Killarney
  • All presentations and workshops
  • Full Irish breakfast daily; all breaks for coffee, tea, and scones; three lunches (April 5, 6 and 9); and two dinners: welcoming and farewell (April 4 and 10)

Please note: If Covid restrictions cause us to postpone this trip, your deposit will be credited toward your choice of any 2022 or 2023 program.

If you have questions feel free to email us anytime or call the office between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday: 845-256-0191.

Continuing Education Credits available
CE credits are available for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Psychoanalysts, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFT, and Nurses for both programs. Find details here.

Certificates of attendance are available at a cost of $10 per certificate for those who do not require Continuing Education Credits. Find details here.

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View to the Dingle Pennisula.

The Setting: Killarney, County Kerry

A favorite destination of Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria, Killarney is surrounded by a beautiful, unspoiled verdant landscape of lakes, forests, and mountains, including Killarney National Park with 25,000 acres of forest and trails. Additionally, a short distance from this picturesque town is the famed Muckross House as well as Ross Castle. Our schedule will allow ample time to explore Killarney’s many shops and enjoy its vibrant pub scene in the evening where traditional Irish music is still performed.


During this week we will enjoy superb accommodations at one of two extraordinary Killarney hotels: the Park Hotel, or for those registering after November 25, 2021, at the Great Southern, both located a four-minute walk apart. Those who have been with us before know what a treat is in store with gourmet meals and outstanding Irish service. 

Our program sessions will be held at the Park Hotel where our session breaks will feature freshly brewed coffee, traditional Irish and herbal teas, and freshly baked scones. The hotel will also host us for lunch together on Monday and Tuesday as well as provide our festive gourmet opening and closing dinners. 

Arrangements can be made for family or friends interested in accompanying participants, but not attending the Seminar.

Mealtime will be wonderful opportunity 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. For meals on our own, Killarney has a multitude of charming restaurants, pubs, and cafés.

The Park Hotel

The Killarney Park is a family-owned, deluxe hotel. With each spacious room overlooking the hotel gardens, the historic town of Killarney, or the mountains beyond, it is superbly located at the edge of town and within easy walking distance of the town center as well as Killarney National Park. Amenities at the Killarney Park Hotel include outstanding cuisine, complimentary Internet access, an indoor swimming pool, and a luxurious spa. It is considered one of the finest hotels in County Kerry.

The Great Southern: Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel

The Great Southern, a unique and historic hotel, is situated on six acres of beautiful gardens right in the heart of Killarney. Founded in 1854, the hotel combines old world Irish ambiance and tradition with modern, comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms and gourmet dining. While still retaining its original Victorian atmosphere, the Great Southern prides itself on providing a deluxe guest experience. Its amenities include a charming Residents Reading Room Lounge, an impressive 20-meter indoor swimming pool, a health club and spa, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A four-minute walk from the Great Southern to our seminar site, it is within easy walking distance to the pubs, restaurants and shops in Killarney town, and a short drive to Killarney National Park with its 25,000 acres of trails, lakes and woodlands.

Dingle Penisula County Kerry | nyjungcenter.org

Optional Outing: Visit the Dingle Peninsula

On Friday April 8, Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s leading archaeologists, will guide us on an optional field trip exploring the Dingle Peninsula, a veritable outdoor museum packed with European and Irish Archaeology. During the course of the day, we will explore Monastic landscapes packed with Bee-Hive cells and early Churches in addition to seeing Cliff Edge Forts and the Great Blasket Islands, famed for its unique literary heritage.

The Killarney House.


Ashok Bedi, MD, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His books include In the Eye of the Storm: Staying Centered in Personal and Collective Crisis; The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction; Crossing the Healing Zone; Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes; Retire Your Family Karma: Decode Your Family Pattern and Find Your Soul Path; and Path to the Soul. He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India and travels annually to India to teach, train the consult with the Jungian Developing groups at several centers in India including Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He leads the annual “A Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation and the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.

Lionel Corbett, MD,  trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. A professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, he is the author of five books: Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering; and Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapists Guide; and co-editor of several volumes of collected papers: Psyche’s Stories, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field; Psychology at the Threshold; and Jung and Aging. His latest book is The God-image: From Antiquity to Jung. 

Christine Downing PhD. In 2021, when she turned 90, she retired from 35 years of teaching at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Before this “encore career,” she taught at San Diego State University for almost twenty years and, concurrently, at the California School of Professional Psychology. But all along what she has most enjoyed doing has been leading study tours to such destinations as Greece, Turkey, Sicily and on one she called Exploring Freud’s World. Among her many publications are The Goddess; Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love; Women’s Mysteries; Gods in Our Midst; Psyche’s Sisters: Re-Imagining the Meaning of Sisterhood; Gleanings: Essays 1982-2006; and Mythopoetic Musings.

View books by Christine Downing.

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.

Erik Goodwyn, MD, is an Attending Physician at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, Clinical Faculty at University of Kentucky, Courtesy Faculty at the Billings Clinic, and Adjunct Professor for University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry. He has authored numerous publications in the field of consciousness studies, Jungian psychology, neuroscience, mythology, philosophy, anthropology, and the psychology of religion. He has delivered over sixty lectures, workshops, and essays in peer-reviewed journals on the above topics and has been invited to present at conferences on these topics in the US, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland.

Aryeh Maidenbaum, PhD, Jungian analyst, is co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. His publications include the articles The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology; Sounds of Silence; Psychological Types, Job Change, and Personal Growth, and, most recently, Anti-Semitism: The Jungian Dilemma, which appeared in a recent book entitled Psychiatry and Anti-Semitism, as well as co-editor of Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians and Anti-Semitism and editor of, and contributor to, Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism. Additionally, Dr. Maidenbaum, has organized and led Jewish Heritage Travel programs throughout the world and has recently completed 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, co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, has organized and led Jungian Seminars and Study Tours for over 25 years. Currently she has a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and New Paltz, New York, where she works with individuals and groups and also works remotely. A former staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Institute for the Performing Artist, Ms. Rubin has a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy and the creative process.  

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.

The Muckross House in Killarney National Park.

Daily Schedule

Monday, April 4

Check in to the Killarney Park Hotel;  relax, enjoy the hotel’s amenities, or stroll about Killarney

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

7:00 p.m.
Welcoming dinner at our hotel (included) 

Tuesday, April 5

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

9:30 a.m.
Aryeh Maidenbaum & Diana Rubin, Opening Remarks; followed by Christine Downing, The Lure of the New

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

11:30 a.m.
Lionel Corbett, The Self as an Image of God: Jung and Traditional Theism in Contrast

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

2:30 p.m. Workshops I

  • Erik Goodwyn, Listening to Our Inner Voice
  • Ashok Bedi, The Objective Path to the Soul: The Outer Path 
  • Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination Using Journal Writing and Image Making

Free; dinner on our own

Wednesday, April 6

9:30 a.m.       
Sylvia Brinton Perera, Shipwrecked: Encountering the Genie Within

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

11:30 a.m.  Workshops II 

  • Ashok Bedi, The Objective Path to the Soul: The Inner Path
  • Erik Goodwyn, Channeling Our Complexes and Conflicts as Part of  Our Growth
  • Christine Downing, Looking Backward to Looking Forward: Some Experiments in Memoir Writing

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

2:30 p.m.  Workshops III

  • Ashok Bedi, In the Eye of the Storm: Staying Centered in Chaotic Times
  • Lionel Corbett, How Do You Experience the Self? Personal Encounters
  • Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination Using Journal Writing and Image Making

Free; dinner on our own

Thursday, April 7

9:30 a.m.     
Erik Goodwyn, The Inner Alchemical Process in Our Everyday Lives

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

11:30 a.m. Workshops IV

  • Lionel Corbett, How Do You Experience the Self? Personal Encounters
  • Christine Downing, Looking Backward to Looking Forward: Some Experiments in Memoir Writing
  • Sylvia Brinton Perera, Working with Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 15 participants)


Michael Gibbons,The Sacred Mountains and Islands of the Peninsulas in the South-West of Ireland

Friday, April 8
Free day to rest, enjoy the hotel’s spa and surroundings, OR, for those who have reserved their place in advance full day outing to the Dingle Peninusla (optional)

Saturday, April 9

9:30 a.m.
Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination as Inner Path to the Self

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

11:30 a.m.  Workshops V

  • Erik Goodwyn, Channeling Our Complexes and Conflicts as Part of  Our Growth
  • Aryeh Maidenbaum, Gazing Behind the Curtain: A Workshop for Men
  • Sylvia Brinton Perera, Working With Dreams: an Experiential Workshop  (limited to 18 participants)

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

2:30 p.m.  Workshops VI

  • Lionel Corbett, How Do You Experience the Self? Personal Encounters 
  • Diana Rubin, Finding Our Inner Voice: A Workshop for Women (limited to18 participants)
  • Mary Dougherty, Active Imagination: An On-going Process

Sunday, April 10  

9:30 a.m.
Ashok Bedi, Discover Your Inner Divine Twin

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

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

Free to relax, enjoy wandering about Killarney, 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) celebrating 20 years of Jung in Ireland

Monday, April 11
Departures for Shannon and Dublin airports and Radisson Dublin Airport hotel. Times and sign-up sheets to be posted!

*Please note: Daily schedule subject to change.

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