Location and Parking
All seminars and workshops will be held at 21 Hartford Street, the Hartford Street entrance of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church, located on the corner of Hartford and Lincoln Streets, Newton, MA.
Please complete the Registration Form and enclose it with your payment for each seminar. Make checks payable to NESJA Public Programs, and mail it to
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible to insure a place in the seminar(s) of your choice. Once a seminar is full, registrations will not be allowed at the door.
A full refund will be granted for cancellations up to one month in advance of each seminar. After that, until one week before the seminar, 50% credit will be applied to any future event of your choice. There will be no refunds for cancellations made in the last week.
Spring 2014 Public Programs
Turning a Blind Eye and Witnessing
Penelope Tarasuk is a Jungian psychoanalyst whose workshops and lectures in the United States and abroad focus upon dreaming, active imagination, nature, art and body in spiritual development. She has been a member of the Training Board of the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston, and currently serves as training analyst, supervisor and faculty member.
Listening to Our Inner Stories: An Introduction to Active Imagination
Active imagination is a dialogue whereby our consciously aware self has a meaningful dialogue with some part of our unconscious psyche. In this workshop we will gently invite this dialogue using a non-structured, meditative exploration with drawing, writing, and movement. No experience with these mediums is necessary: curiosity and a desire to attune to one’s inner world is all that is important.
Erica Lorentz is a Jungian Analyst with thirty years of clinical experience and is in private practice in Brattleboro, VT and Northampton, MA. Presently, she is a training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts. She has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada.
The Alchemy of Writing: Through Darkness to Light
After a brief introduction to the history of alchemy, we will look for images in our dreams, memories and surroundings. Through active imagination, which Jung saw as the equivalent of the ‘alchemical operation,’ we will follow our images into the dark unknown, picturing them, dialoguing with them. We will shape the images into journal entries, short stories, essays or prose poems, polishing the gold nuggets that we have found.
Susan M. Tiberghien is author of Looking for Gold, A Year in Jungian Analysis (Daimon Verlag, 1997, 2005) and One Year to a Writing Life (Da Capo Press, 2007). She teaches and lectures at graduate programs, C.G. Jung Centers, and at writers’ conferences both in the United States and in Europe, where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group and Conferences. Her website is www.susantiberghien.com.
Obsession, Addiction, and Job’s Answer to Jung
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors were well recognized by the early psychoanalysts as a particularly difficult subset of patients. The present course will examine the history of this disorder together with its developmental and archetypal underpinnings, as well as how to navigate the difficult transference/countertransference issues that arise in treatment. It will adopt the biblical Book of Job as a symbolic path into how to approach these difficult patients in a Jungian analysis.
Richard Kradin, is a Jungian psychoanalyst, and professor at Harvard Medical School, who practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He is the author Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface, The Placebo Response, and The Herald Dream. He is the recipient of the Gravida Prize for his paper, “The psychosomatic symptom: a siren’s song,” published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.