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INDIVIDUATION SUMMIT - The Jungian process of psychological growth

INDIVIDUATION SUMMIT

The Jungian process of psychological growth

Jung Platform is excited to announce our first Jungian summit.
Using Carl Jung’s process of psychological growth as foundation, this Summit will take you on a journey to explore and utilize methods that can help you create a more conscious, rich, full and meaningful life. One which is true to your unique essence.

What you will gain from the Summit

Discover what is alive in you and how to express that in a fulfilling way.

Equip yourself with techniques and tools to stimulate your own psychological growth.

Learn from professionals as they guide you through individuation concepts and integrating psychological theory with real-life.

Discover new perspectives around individuation.

Create a more meaningful life and discover how to realize your true potential.

An exclusive four-day online event with some of the world’s greatest luminaries

Hosted by

Machiel Klerk

Machiel Klerk

Jung Platform Founder

Akke-Jeanne Klerk

Akke-Jeanne Klerk

Jung Platform Founder

Day 1

John van Eenwyk

John van Eenwyk

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An Introduction to Individuation

Join Jungian Analyst, John van Eenwyk for an introduction into Jung’s concept of individuation, the process of becoming who we truly are. John van Eenwyk explains how the unconscious psyche influences us in ways that are consistent with what we were born to be and what we can do to honor that process. We can engage in our own dynamic process by tending to opposites, symbols and symptoms, directing and assisting us into becoming who we are supposed to be.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • What individuation is
  • The role of instinct, opposing energies, symbols and symptoms in individuation
  • How to engage in the process of becoming who you truly are

About John Eenwyk:

Dr. John R. Van Eenwyk received his PhD in religion and psychological studies from the University of Chicago. His teaching career began at Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Social Relations. He has taught psychology at Northwestern University (Chicago) and at the C. G. Jung Institutes in Zurich, Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Van Eenwyk lives in Olympia, Washington, where he is a clinical psychologist and Jungian Analyst in private practice, an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, an Adjunct Professor at Antioch University and a Senior Analyst at the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts. The founder and Clinical Director of the International Trauma Treatment Program, he has authored Archetypes and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols (Inner City Books) and Clinical Chaos: The Strange Attractors of Childhood Trauma (Inner City Books), he publishes widely and lectures internationally on both Jungian psychology and the treatment of torture survivors.

Erica Lorentz

Erica Lorentz

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The Feminine Erotic Soul and Individuation

Join Jungian Analyst, Erica Lorentz, as she explores the power that the feminine erotic soul holds for us in becoming who we are. It’s her view that ‘this aspect of the feminine, hidden and maligned in most modern cultures, is a healing life force crucial to our spirituality, our humanity, and our world’. Erica will explain how a healthy relationship with this part of soul can be established by men and women as well as how this relates to becoming who you are.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • What the feminine erotic soul is and how to begin to tune into it.
  • How the feminine erotic soul can enhance your relationships and creativity.
  • What Sensual Authority means in healing.
  • What is means to ground your spiritual practice in the sacred feminine.

About Erica Lorentz:

Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) has forty years of clinical experience. She does individual, couple, and group work. While she has a deep and varied clinical background, she is interested in what a dream, emotion, physical symptom, and the inner imaginal realm are trying to teach you. Who are you as an embodied person? Anxiety, depression, anger, compulsion, illness, PTSD, etc. are the body/psyche’s way of drawing your awareness to how you need to grow. Erica’s training and personal experience with verbal and nonverbal/embodied processes enables her to facilitate your access to and understanding of the conversation between your conscious and unconscious, between your body/mind/soul. In this dialogue with her you will find your true embodied nature. It is your truth that heals and sets you free.

Robert Romanyshyn

Robert Romanyshyn

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The Individuation Process: Finding Your Way Back Home

Robert Romanyshyn will shed light on how individuation can be a process of coming home to who you are meant to be; Individuation as Homecoming!!! For Carl Jung, individuation refers to those moments and occasions in one’s life when you’re called to follow the law of your own being, to become who you truly are. Romanyshyn’s life offered him chances to transform what seemed like fate, to destiny.
He will share how moments of crises turned out to be opportunities through the process of Individuation. Learn how the places on roads less traveled included steps of slowing down and adopting an attitude of hospitality which allowed him to turn back to those parts of himself that were forgotten, ignored, abandoned or otherwise sacrificed. In those moments Robert met those who have been waiting for him with the unfinished business of his life.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • The importance of tending to the shadow and monsters on the margins
  • The significance of mistakes, failures and sorrow for individuation
  • The value of sharing one’s journey with others

About Robert Romanyshyn:

Robert D. Romanyshyn is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He is also a Core Faculty Member at Jung Platform.

Author of eight books including his newly published Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, he has published articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals, published a book of poems, written a one act play about Frankenstein, and created a multi-media DVD entitled Antarctica: Inner journeys in the Outer World, a psychological reflection on the melting polar ice. In addition to online seminars and interviews, he has given lectures and workshops at universities and professional societies in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.

Day 2

Robert Bosnak

Robert Bosnak

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Becoming Who You Aren't Yet

The COVID virus is where we are today. As the world is changing, the old world is never going to get back, and we will have to change as well. So the challenge of this time is to become what we aren’t yet by way of the virus.
We’re dealing with the unknown and the most important thing is flexibility and adaptation with elasticity. We become more elastic by realizing that something is dying and that something new is emerging at the same time. We are sensing the loss and destruction of the old world. At the same time in the interaction between us and the world something new begins to happen in the sense of adaptation. This dynamic stretches us and asks a certain kind of consciousness of us.
Join Robert Bosnak as he delves into the theme of becoming who you aren’t yet.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • What is means to be embodied by the time
  • Why dual consciousness is important
  • How to tune into the creative force that is living through us

About Robert Bosnak:

Robert Bosnak, PsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. He pioneered the Embodied Imagination method, and his current interest is focused on exploring Embodied Intelligence (MQ). Robert Bosnak is a Core Faculty Member at Jung Platform.

Robert has written several books translated into a wide variety of languages, amongst which the worldwide bestseller A Little Course In Dreams and Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel. He’s a Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and founder of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary. He divides his life between Santa Barbara, California and Sydney, Australia. He trains the Embodied Imagination method worldwide.

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen

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The Goddesses and Gods in Every One of Us

How can mythological gods and goddesses influence our individuation process? Jean Shinoda Bolen explains how archetypal gods and goddesses are a useful shorthand for describing or analyzing behaviors, patterns and personality traits we experience as humans. She will explain how your understanding of archetypal patterns can play a central role in returning to your true Self.
Everyone has a leading role in their own unfolding life, a god/goddess given gift to learn about and accept. Each individual needs to take responsibility for these to change, recognizing and surmounting these liabilities so that they can change and move closer to self-actualization on their journey of individuation.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • How the gods and goddesses play an active role in your life
  • How to recognize their presence
  • What you can do to understand and align with them for the benefit of your own individuation

About Jean Shinoda Bolen:

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, an internationally known speaker and author of thirteen influential books in over one hundred foreign editions: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, The Millionth Circle, Like A Tree, Urgent Message From Mother, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a past Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, and a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.  She is a leading advocate for the 5th World Conference on Women-India 2022.

Robert Moradi

Robert Moradi

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Coronavirus; A Collective Nightmare in the Service of Individuation

Join Psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst, Robert Moradi, in a talk about how we could become more of who we are in a world threatened by the coronavirus. Imagining the current collective fear of the pandemic as a nightmare, we could view the world’s panic the same way as we view and try to make sense of a frightening dream. Since we know that dreams and nightmares are in the service of bringing balance to the life of the individual, we can then consider a similar “purpose” for the experience of the current collective nightmare caused by the Coronavirus.
In the analogy to a nightmare we can say that despite its frightening impact on the dreamer, nightmares are for the individual in order to bring him/her out of an unconscious lifestyle and help him/her become who he/she can be, i.e. individuation. We can each respond to the global nightmare, both individually, and as a member of the human community. As a member of human community the pandemic can serve the individual become conscious of his/her role and responsibility towards the planet/home that we all share. In other words, the experience of the pandemic can serve as a gateway to increased self-knowledge and understanding of what it means to be human.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • How a symbolic outlook towards a collective event could foster the process of individuation.
  • How a pandemic, once viewed as a nightmare, could serve the expansion of self-knowledge.
  • How a symbolic outlook could help make a painful experience meaningful and thus bearable and even psychologically valuable.

About Robert Moradi:

Robert Moradi, M.D. is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, and a Board certified Psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He also teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles , Reiss-Davis Graduate Center and New Center for Psychoanalysis. He has published and presented extensively in the field.

Day 3

Michael Meade

Michael Meade

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Engaging with Your Genius

Are you ready to tap into the unique part of you that can change the world – your genius? Everyone has been allotted one or multiple genii at birth. The genius is the personalized version of an archetype that is particular and specific to each individual. Take this journey With Michael Meade, a gifted story teller who will share mythological tales and personal stories to help you incarnate the genius in your reality.
Jung considered the connection with our own genius as part of the individuation process and Michael will explore the different qualities that the genius has, the ways we can discover the genius in our own life and how we can build a relationship with this figure.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • What a genius is
  • How we can recognize the genius in our live
  • How to individuate by understanding our genius.

About Michael Meade:

Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology and is one of the greatest depth psychological teachers of our time. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals.

He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn’t End and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul.

Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.

John van der Steur

John van der Steur

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Jung's Typology and Individuation

In a 1934 interview with the Cosmopolitan Magazine Jung said, “What nature asks of the apple tree is that it shall bring forth apples. And of the pear tree that it shall bring forth pears. Nature wants me to be simply man, a man conscious of what I am, and of what I am doing.” Jung called this process of becoming who you are as an individual and experiencing meaning, purpose, and growth the individuation process. Essentially it is a continuous transformation and growth of consciousness.
Jung called the four typological functions (Thinking, Feeling, Sensation and Intuition) functions of consciousness. It is through these functions that we can know ourselves and the world around us. His typology is a very useful tool to support the individuation process since you can easily find your conscious and unconscious polarities in it. You can then easily see the tension you need to hold for the individuation process to take place in your life. For individual or couples work it is an indispensable tool or compass as Jung put it. About the four functions, he wrote; “But one thing I must confess: I would not for anything dispense with this compass on my psychological voyages of discovery.”  ∼ C.G. Jung, CW 6, § 959

During this session you’ll discover:

  • Understand the “spine of the personality”, the relationship between the dominant conscious function and the inferior unconscious function.
  • Explore how the different types “typically” individuate, and what risk they have to take.
  • Understand the alignment of your personality with your soul’s purpose, or as Edinger called it “creating the Ego-Self axis.”

About John van der Steur:

John van der Steur was born in Belgium as the son of a Dutch father and an American mother. He was raised in the Netherlands and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He became interested in Jungian psychology and typology in his twenties. His interest in typology is reflected in the organizations he has founded to date. Currently, he is the Founder and Principal at Polarity Consulting, LLC (founded 2014) and was also a Founding Partner of Insights Benelux (started in 2002). For more than 30 years he has studied the practical application of Jungian psychology and typology.

As an expert in personality types he has facilitated hundreds of corporate and sports teams, and thousands of individuals. His experience with commercial organizations include companies like Nike and Heineken. As the mental and team development coach for the Dutch national hockey team, he helped them win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

John is the author of The Power of Polarities: An Innovative Method to Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations (2017) and First, Know Your Self: A Guide to Discovering the Power of Your Personality (2018).

Michael Conforti

Michael Conforti

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Aging and Individuation

Entrance into this later stage of life brings with it a totality new and novel set of needs. No longer can we live and prosper by those values that allowed us to succeed during our younger years.  Now, living with the scepter of diminished time, we feel the pressure to live in accordance to the mandates of the Self, and to fully approach and accept our very personal road towards individuation-to the life we are meant to live. It is the benevolence of Psyche that continues to provide opportunities to find the road that’s right for our soul, however there is an end point and aging more than any other time in our life that forces us to face not only the issues of mortality but the profound missive to live in relationship to the values and callings of our destiny and the needs of the Self.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • The archetypal pattern of aging
  • The importance of aging for individuation
  • How to engage gracefully embrace the aging process

About Michael Conforti:

Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master’s Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.

A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and Jungian organizations in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Venezuela.

He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002).  Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world. He provides insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. He is a recipient of the Vision Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Day 4

Tina Stromsted

Tina Stromsted

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Embodiment, Movement and Consciousness

Jung’s idea of individuation, the process of becoming who you are, is not only a theoretical concept… It’s true embodiment and exploration comes to life in one’s own body. The psyche manifests itself in the body and the body provides the symptoms, feelings and directions for your own individuation process. The body is the way of being in the world.
When one gets deeply embodied, one experiences increased kinesthetic awareness, better interpersonal skills, deeper empathy and intuition. These are all steps to restore a sense of authority to your own bodily-knowing. Come and discover new ways to become embodied, uncover your beauty through movement and in so doing, move closer to your higher consciousness.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • The role of the body in personal growth / individuation
  • How to become more aware of the body
  • How you can follow the impulses of the body to lead you in your own, unique journey

About Tina Stromsted:

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian psychoanalyst, Board Certified Dance/ Movement therapist, and Somatic psychotherapist and educator. Past co-founder and faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute in California, she was a founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program, and faculty in the Somatic Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy departments at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  Currently she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Depth Psychology & Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as a core faculty member for the Marion Woodman Foundation.

With 40 years of clinical experience in hospitals, community mental health, and in private practice, her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, psyche, soul, relationship and community in healing and transformation. She has been co-leading the PreCongress Day in Active Imagination in Movement sessions at the International Association for Analytical Psychology Congresses with analysts Joan Chodorow, Marion Woodman and colleagues for nearly twenty years, and has presented at and organized many programs and conferences on Embodied Jung, BodySoul work, DreamDancing, Embodied Alchemy and other depth-oriented themes in international settings. Dr. Stromsted lectures and teaches at universities and healing centers in many parts of the world and her private practice in San Francisco.

Jan Bauer

Jan Bauer

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Bedazzled: Charisma and its Ways, an Individuation Challenge

Who has charisma? Who doesn’t? Is it good to have it or not? Everyone thinks they want charisma either in themselves or in their leaders. But charisma is not a commodity, it is a gift, a way of power and influence that can be used or misused, like any kind of power. Just as being in the thrall of another’s charisma can inspire us to express our best talents, it can also lead us to express our worst shadow. Everyone has some charisma,  some in great quantity, some in very little. But without it, there would be no attractions between people, no desire to know the Other … Yet, Charisma is itself is neutral, it’s what we do with it that matters. And, that is one of the paths to Individuation. Join Jan Bauer to learn more about this.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • What charisma is and isn’t and how it can influence the course of our public and private lives for better or worse.
  • Awareness of your own charisma using it well and not getting caught in the projections of others.
  • Drawing inspiration from other people’s charisma as means of transformation without losing your identity.

About Jan Bauer:

Jan Bauer, MA, is a Jungian analyst with degrees in literature from the Sorbonne and in adult education from Boston University. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, she lives and practices in Montreal and teaches Jung groups throughout the U.S. and Canada. Former chair of admissions and director of training for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Ms. Bauer has written several works, including Alcoholism and Women and Impossible Love.

Jan Bauer believes in the democracy of the psyche. In letting emerge and making peace with all aspects of the psyche, conscious and unconscious. As Jung often said, the goal of analysis is not to become perfect but to become whole, to live most fully all of our unique human self.

Patricia Berry

Patricia Berry

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A Slight Revisioned Take on Individuation

Patricia Berry explores in-depth the concept of individuation. She looks at how Carl Jung’s own difficult upbringing influenced his individuation and his ideas of individuation. Then she explores how symptoms are doors through which we enter into individuation. Plus gives some suggestions on how to read pathologies that can actually help the individuation process. Pat Berry also touches upon the individuation that happens to a culture.

During this session you’ll discover:

  • Individuation on a ‘deeper’ level
  • James Hillman’s Acorn theory in contrast to Jung’s individuation
  • New perceptions and more advanced approaches around the individuation process

About Patricia Berry:

Patricia Berry, Ph.D., is one of Depth Psychology’s best known and most innovative practioners. A founder of Archetypal Psychology with James Hillman, her career spans over fifty years during which she has taught extensively, written numerous articles, worked in private practice, led supervision groups, and lectured internationally.

She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, received an M.A. from St. John’s College, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Dallas. She was the first Scholar in Residence at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 1992. Her book, Echo’s Subtle Body: A Contribution to Archetypal Psychology, is an essential text in the practice of Archetypal Psychology.

Pat has facilitated numerous case colloquia and taught seminars in working with images and dreams. Pat has been president of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts and The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is an adjunct professor at Meridian University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and currently resides in Carpinteria, CA, where she teaches part time at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a member of the IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychology) and consults online.

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Healing through the imaginal realm – Audio recording (Erica Lorentz)

Erica LorentzAwaken your imagination and discover how you can access healing through the imaginal realm. Your imagination is a living reality in the psyche where the psyche itself can guide you to commune with your unconscious parts. Will you engage with your unconscious through writing, drawing, the body, or other creative mediums? This 30 min recording will bring insight as to why Jung saw this as a preferred method of transformation.

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Inviting the creative genius – Webinar (Robert Bosnak)

Robert BosnakDo you want to learn how to force a crack in routine consciousness so that the light of your Creative Genius can enter? This 1.5 hours webinar is the first one of Robert Bosnak’s course around inviting the creative genius, and describes in more detail how we are hampered by our ego and almost always recreating patterns of response. These may have served us in the past but are no longer relevant ways of approaching the world today.

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Tina StromstedTina Stromsted provides a personal and insightful perspective on authentic movement & the evolutionary impact of the soul’s body work. By sharing her own story, she will introduce you to the people that have inspired her, explain how her personal perspective evolved throughout the years and will give you guidance on how you can discover areas of application for this kind of body work.

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3 Daily sessions around individuation principles and tools

Understand yourself better by using Carl Jung’s theories on archetypal structures, the persona, the shadow and anima/animus.

Connect with unconscious energies, tap into your genius and experience the mystery of life.

Recognizing synchronicity and having the courage to follow it for a more rewarding life.

Use dreams, active imagination, myths and alchemy to create a full, rich and more meaningful life.

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Anyone with an interest in their psychological growth and development as applied through a Jungian lens.

This Summit offers something for everyone, whether you are discovering Jungian Psychology for the first time or a Jungian expert, professional or therapist.

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