The Omaha Friends of Jung is a non-profit organization that offers education, workshops, web conferences, videoconferences and on going community activities for Nebraska and Iowa.
5/2/14- Omaha Friends of Jung Presents: Lyn Cowan, PhD, Jungian Analyst from Minneapolis, MN.
When: 5/2/14 from 6 PM-7:30 PM and 5/3/14 from 8:45 AM-3 PM, with registration starting at 8 AM.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St.
Cost: Friday night-$ 25.00, Saturday-$100.00 or $110.00 for both Friday night and Saturday. OFOJ members-$15.00 Friday night and $85.00 for Saturday or $100.00 for both. Lunch will be provided to participants.
To register please contact Tim Swisher by e-mail or call 402-390-6044 ext. 4
CEU: 6.5 for LCSW/LMHP
5/2/14- Lynn Cowan, Ph.D. Jungian Psychoanalyst- “Seabiscuit: The Little Horse That Could And Did, And Still Does”
First Methodist Church-7-8:30 PM
Description: The word "hero" is so broadly used in our day that it begins to lose its mythic sense. But the mythic Hero - larger than life and required to accomplish impossible tasks at great risk, bringing hope and redemption to lesser mortals - stands in an important relationship to the Self. Implied in the Hero's grand mission are ideas of personal responsibility and vocation, two themes we meet frequently in Jung's theory of individuation but do not often examine. This presentation, illustrated with film clips from the feature film, Seabiscuit, will consider the collective psychological phenomenon that was a horse named Seabiscuit, and the human partners who engaged with him in a mutual process of transformation. Their story is as much for our time as it was for theirs.
5/3/14-Lyn Cowan, Ph.D. Jungian Psychoanalyst and Tim Swisher, MHR, LIMHP, LADC, Certified Jungian Psychotherapist
8:45 AM-9:45 AM-“Keeping Our Feet to the Fire-How Images Help Create Space for Individuation and the Emerging Self”- Tim Swisher
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was an image”. This is not a religious statement but a psychological one. The psyche’s main function in the beginning of life is to create an image and then figure a way to live into it. In other words without inner images there would be no outer images as they are ultimately connected, albeit, on an unconscious level that we take for granted. Psychotherapy that honors and works closely with images is a psychology that is firmly grounded in both art and science and therefore connected to our earliest development as a species and as individuals. You can’t really go wrong following the image if you can develop the discipline, as James Hillman would say, to “stay with the image” and keep an eye on the “habitual ego consciousness” which wants to literalize and concertize the image in it’s own likeness. During this presentation we will look closely at how to work with the image-to trust the process and allow the image to speak it’s poetry of the unconscious, which can lead to finding our Tao, our own inner river that leads to the deepest Self and individuation.
10:00 AM-3 PM. “Many are Called-But How to Answer?”- Lyn Cowan
The word “vocation” means a “calling,” experienced as an inner voice that prompts us to move in a certain direction through life. But “vocation” is more than an occupational aptitude or career path; it involves a sense of Destiny, of purposefulness - not merely blind Fate -that deepens our sense of self as we grow older. Jung’s theory of individuation suggests that we are each “called” to become distinct personalities, to become conscious of ourselves and our differences, both interpersonal and intrapersonal. But how can we answer this call in a world pressing more insistently for conformity for safety’s sake? What sort of heroism and personal responsibility is required for us to both hear and answer psyche’s call?