Elisabeth Pomès' Past Seminars

Jung Foundation Training Program 2011-2012

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Public Program Seminars:

The body-mind-spirit connection: a Jungian approach

October 2nd 2011: 2-4.30 p.m. Location TBA.

The day starts with a long list of things to accomplish; we have barely time to write down a dream, let alone explore it, that we are out of the door ready to perform our tasks in the outside world. In a life of doing rather than being, how can we be present to our inner life and honor its needs? How can we learn to breathe through life rather than “catch our breath” before moving on to the next thing to do? How can we learn to remain in our body?

This seminar will explore the body-mind-spirit connection. It will offer restorative yoga (gentle stretches that can be done sitting or lying down on a mat), breathing exercises as well as short meditation sessions. These exercises will be interspersed with moments of self-reflection and self-discovery. The seminar will also present some of C.G.Jung’s writings on the body-mind-spirit connection.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Elisabeth Pomès is a certified yoga instructor (Kripalu Center, Massachussetts) as well as a Jungian Analyst.

Length: 2 1/2 hours. Maximum number: 10

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Public Program Seminars:

Jung at the Movies

The Individuation Process: An Exploration of the Movie
“Central Station”. (Walter Salles, 1998)

November 6th 2011: 10 am -3 pm.

In "Central Station" a cynical, joyless woman (Dora) crosses paths with a lonely boy (Josue) who is looking for his father. Together, they go on a long journey into places geographically and psychologically unknown to them.

After watching the movie, we will discuss themes found in the movie that relate to the Individuation Process: meeting with the shadow, answering the call, dealing with crisis, the manifestation of the transcendent, the renewal through the child archetype and the theme of sacrifice: finding the treasure and letting it go.

Limit: 15-20 people.

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Public Program Seminars:

Jung at the Movies

Animus: An Exploration of the Movie
“Notorious” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

 January 15th 2012,  10-3p.m

Alice Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted nazi spy, is recruited by government agent T.R.Devlin (Cary Grant) to infiltrate a group of Germans who have relocated to Brazil. The animus figures that Alice encounters range from loving, yet distrustful, to scary and utterly dangerous.
We will examine the different representations of the animus in the movie and look at the impact they may have on the central character and her mission.
A discussion will follow on the theme of the animus and its manifestations both in the movie and in real life.

Limit: 15-20 people.

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Seminar For Training Candidates

Working with Symbols: The Bird

September 18th, October 16th, November 20th 2011. 10-12.30 a.m
223 St Clair West.

This series of seminars will look at the symbol of the Bird in literature, visual art, music and Fairy Tales.

Seminar 1: The Nightingale, with a special emphasis on Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale, and Igor Stravinsky's opera, of the same name.

Seminar 2: The Firebird, with a look at the Folk Tale, and the ballet - Music by Igor Stravinsky.

Seminar 3: The Raven, as it appears in Edgar Poe's poem and its different illustrations, in fairy tales of different cultures and in cinematography.

 

 

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Seminar For Training Candidates

The Space Within: Yoga, Meditation and the Path of Individuation.

February 19th, 2012: 10-4 p.m.
Cartwright Hall, St Hilda's Residence

The seminar will combine an exploration of C.G.Jung's writings, particularly The Secret of the Golden Flower and The Psychology of Eastern Meditation, with an experiential approach to the subject through some yoga and meditation sessions.

The Individuation Process is the process of becoming oneself, whole, indivisible and distinct from other people and from the collective. Necessary steps in this process are to access the Space Within, then to pause in that inner space in order to experience awareness of the body and stillness of the mind. Yoga and meditation help us to be present to ourselves, to be aware of our body and mind and to partake in Kairos rather than Chronos.

The seminar will offer several short yoga sessions, a body scan and several meditation and breathing exercises - sitting, eating and walking. The sessions will be easy with no previous knowledge of yoga or meditation necessary. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

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