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The Guild of Pastoral Psychology

2012 PROGRAMME

The Light of the Darkness

The Guild of Pastoral Psychology aims to offer new perspectives into religion, spirituality and the symbolic life. The theme of the lecture programme this year The Light of the Darkness refers to the lumen naturae, the divine spark buried in the darkness, the light of the darkness itself, which illuminates its own darkness (CW13 §197). Speakers will address this theme from political, spiritual, archetypal and alchemical perspectives.

Members of The Guild are entitled to free admission to all Thursday lectures and the New Year Lecture listed below, free copy of published lectures (3-4 a year), and discounted rates for other events.

The membership year runs from September to August. Maximum fee £50, reductions for country, joint and student members. For full details contact our Administrator: Val Nurse, telephone 01553 849 849

Non-Members: Entrance fee for each Lecture is £15 (concessions £9)

The fee is payable on the door and includes a glass of wine after the lecture so please stay, and enjoy!

ALL THURSDAY LECTURES START AT 7.30 pm

Venue: ESSEX CHURCH

112 PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, LONDON W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate (four minutes walk)

 


NEW YEAR AFTERNOON LECTURE,Mayan Calendar 2012 bugSaturday 7th JANUARY, 2pm– 4.30pm

A New Anatomy of Spirituality: challenges for therapists and non-therapists alike

Speaker: ANDREW SAMUELS
Venue: Essex Church, includes tea and cakes

Andrew will say that for any spirituality to work, it has to stay close to every-day life, the body, and political/social/cultural concerns. His ideas have been fashioned in the heat of the therapeutic encounter and have attracted interest beyond the clinical community. Topics will include social and community activism, inequality in all its forms, organisational dynamics in the workplace, promiscuity and sexual experimentation. Andrew is Professor of Analytical Psychology at Essex University and visiting professor at New York, Gold-smiths and Roehampton. A Training Analyst with the SAP, and Chair of the UKCP, his books have been translated into 19 languages and include Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985), The Plural Psyche (1989) and Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life (2001).

 

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Thursday 2nd FEBRUARYLion's Grip

Trapped in the Body: some difficulties in working with chronic pain

Speaker: BRIAN STEVENSON

Chronic pain is a widespread problem, and isolating for the sufferer. The isolation arises from beliefs the sufferer has about the pain, as well as the beliefs of those around them and health professionals. Brian will explore some of the reasons for this, and some ways in which this can be addressed. Brian Stevenson worked as a psychiatrist in the field of drug addiction. He studied analytical psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and is a member of IGAP. He is currently in private practice and also works part time in the drug addiction unit in Leicester and contributes to a joint pain clinic with Dr.Beverly Collett, Hon Sec. of the British Pain Society.

 

 

 

 


Thursday 1st MARCHJung's Red Book Shadow painting

Shadow and Darkness in Judaism

Speaker: RABBI HOWARD COOPER

Since graduating from the Leo Baeck College in 1980 and training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the early 80s, Howard has pursued a dual professional career, combining rabbinical work with a therapy practice, plus an increasing involvement in various writing projects. Over the last 30 years he has lectured, taught and written on a variety of themes - Jewish, psychological and spiritual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday 3rd MAYSoul

Enlargement and Shrinkage of the Soul: the enigma of suffering

Speaker: JESSICA ROSE

Jessica Rose is a psychodynamic counsellor and writer, specialising in the relationship between psychology and theology. She will explore the tension implicit in the idea of the path of suffering as the soul's journey: that suffering can be a gateway to enrichment or an obstruction to finding the nourishment that the soul needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPRING CONFERENCE

19TH MAY

 


Thursday 7th JUNE The Horse Boy

FILM: The Horse Boy, by Rupert Isaacson

Speaker: RUPERT ISAACSON

Rupert Isaacson will show his film The Horse Boy; the story of a father's quest for healing of his autistic son through his journey to Mongolia to visit the traditional horse shamans. Rupert is a professional horse trainer living in Texas and is founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund, a non-profit organisation that helps threatened and displaced tribes obtain tenure of their ancestral land. He is a well known journalist and travel writer and the author of The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday 14th July, 2.00pm-4.30pmAGM

AGM - Members Only

We will hold our AGM and share memories of the year
Venue: Essex Church, with tea and cakes

 

 

 


SUMMER CONFERENCE

30TH AUGUST

 


Thursday 4th OCTOBERtotem animals

Listening to the Earth’s Tremors

The helpful animal as catalyst in the journey towards wholeness

Speaker: ANTONIA BOLL

Fairytales offer curious challenges to the questing traveller and we soon come to recognise that the right response is never the conventional rule-book solution. Talking animals, witches, giants and dwarves all act as catalysts in the unfolding journey towards wholeness. The ants and the elephants knew when the tsunami was coming and moved away from danger. Antonia’s talk will explore those moments in a story, at the interface between conscious and unconscious, when we can listen through to the voice of nature. Antonia is a Jungian analyst and a member of AJA in private practice in Fulham. She teaches the skills of working with the imagination on various psychotherapy trainings in the UK and abroad.

 


SATURDAY CONFERENCE

20TH OCTOBER

In collaboration with Emerson College and Crossfields Institute

 


Thursday 1st NOVEMBERWeighing the Soul againt's Maat's featherof Truth

The Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Transfiguration of the Soul

 

Speaker: JANET SPENCER

Janet Spencer is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst in private practice in South London. Her major interests are anthropology, archaeology and the ancient world

 

 

 

 


Thursday 6th DECEMBERStonehenge at Winter

Winter Celebration

Playing with seasonal and Jungian ideas
Mulled wine and mince pies included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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