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Workshop: Choosing Not to Suffer: Dealing with the Shadow with Les Stein

  • SMSA, Level 1 280 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

This workshop will immerse us into the dark side of our unconscious – what Jung called “the shadow” and will trace how it causes suffering.  We all suffer and we all desperately want to avoid it. We will examine how the shadow arises and how we can possibly deal with its force.  In the course of this workshop, we will look at how projection occurs, how the individuation process works, how analysis helps, and most importantly, what practical ways can we deal with the suffering.

The practical questions we will ask are:

  • What are the source of suffering?
  • Is there an end to suffering?
  • What techniques can I use to stop suffering?
  • Does meditation help?
  • Does analysis help?
  • What would it be like if I didn’t suffer?

We will use all resources we have to answer these questions – Jung’s writings, fairy tales, spiritual traditions, meditation, psychoanalysis, support.  The aim of the workshop is that you will emerge with a greater understanding of suffering and some techniques to minimise it.

Les Stein is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Sydney.  He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and a member of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology, the Australian New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.  His latest forthcoming book is “Deep Psychology of the Mystical Experience” for Karnac Books, London.

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Workshop Attendance

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Date: 14th April 2018
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $120 Non-Members $180 Non-Member
Concession $140

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for six Professional Development Hours recognised by PACFA and ACA for this workshop.

Refund Policy: If the event is cancelled by The Sydney Jung Society, a full refund will be made. If the purchaser cancels within 48 hours of the event, they will be entitled to a 90% refund.