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Jungian IMPROV - On The Shadow
Oct. 23, 2018
Jungian Analyst David Pressault, IAAP
David is a Jungian analyst with a strong background in the Arts. He developed a relationship to the unconscious through the art form of contemporary dance. He was a professional dancer and choreographer for 20 years and he still creates dances when time permits. In 2005, he retired from the stage as a dancer and began a Masters in dance at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal). The following year, he began his training in Analytical Psychology at the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts and graduated in February 2012. He accompanies adults struggling with different life issues. His work invites one to share, observe and explore their life story. In this process, unconscious issues that are a source of suffering in the present reality are made conscious. In so doing, new energy can become available. This invites a different life view, better choices and new ways of being in the world which are more in tune with one’s deeper self. He works with dreams, artistic and creative material, along with everyday life situations.
Jungian Psychotherapist Michael Daine, Ph. D.
Michael’s diverse training and experience in Jungian work began at the C.G. Jung Center of Houston where he served as Assistant Director and Training/Program Coordinator for many years. Michael received a Counseling Psychology doctorate from the University of Houston's APA approved program which included specialized training in psychopathology, family systems, and addictions. He has 20 years of international leadership and faculty experience in counseling, psychology, and health services in higher education. He also serves as media consultant and has had his own talk shows on National Public Radio and Community Radio. Michael’s practice focuses on providing adults a deeper understanding of the psyche and to attend to the inner world; using it as the guide on their journey. Analytical work is a deeply intimate and vulnerable relationship for both the client and the analyst.
Filmmaker Julia Vickers
Julia is the director of the forthcoming: Jungian Archetype in Film. Julia Vickers has been a video producer and writer in the Washington DC area for over 15 years. She has worked for local television stations WDCA and PBS Channel 13, and independent films as well. She has been long been fascinated with Jungian psychology and has studied it with the Jung Society of Washington for many years. Her film, Jungian Archetype in Film, marries her two loves—film and archetypal psychology. “No creative medium mimics the collective unconscious better than film. We sit in a darkened room with anonymous others watching the images and hearing their stories. Despite the technology that allows us to view a movie anytime, anywhere, we still go to movie theaters. It is a collective experience.”
Jungian Psychotherapist Alexis Durgee
Alexis has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is a contemporary eclectic Jungian who incorporates emerging social consciousness and integral theory in with process-oriented transpersonal psychology. Her foundation is in classical analysis as it is put forward in analytical psychology and she puts strong emphasis on the Unconscious and tend to tie this in with current archetypal constellations. She is currently completing her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Jungian Student & Storyteller Chad Morse
Chad Morse is an educator and currently a graduate student at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. In past lives, he has taught English and History, developed service-learning programs in the US and Asia, and taught organic farming at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. He has deep interests in creativity, mythology, storytelling, wilderness rites of passage, and Jungian Psychology. He lives in Cumberland, BC, with his wife and daughter.
Hosted by author Gary S. Bobroff
Gary is the founder of Jungian Online (2011) and the author of Jung, Crop Circles and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine (2014, North Atlantic). He has a Master's degree in Jungian-oriented psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, CA., an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has been working with Personality Type and Archetype since 1994. Gary is the developer of a Jungian approach to our deepest personality core: our Archetypal Nature. He is a writer, workshop leader and teacher of Jungian Studies.