Sensory Processing Sensitivity

Instructor: Rose Carol, MA

CEUs: 2

The Highly Sensitive Person, a documentary, will be shown and discussed. Participants will learn about the research on the HSP trait also called Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS, HSP, or Highly Sensitive Person). It is not a condition, a disorder, or a diagnosis. It is a neutral trait that evolved in 20% of the human population, and many non-human species, due to its survival advantage in some situations and not in others. Learn how to recognize this trait in a loved one, clients, or yourself.  How the HSP trait compares to Myers Brigg Personality Types will also be explored.

About the Instructor
Rose graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and along the way, found alternative coaching methods to help people effectively reduce stress, gain insight, and move through life’s many challenges with more support and ease.   For 30 years she’s taught people ways to relax and improve health as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner. She completed her Marriage and Family Counselor Internship in Oakland, California, where she worked at JFK Counseling Center and worked and trained in John Bradshaw’s Inner Child Healing at the Center for Creative Growth in Berkeley, California. She has worked with individuals suffering from trauma in Southern Oregon. In the 1980’s, she attended Maharishi European University where she studied Vedic Science in Vlodrop, Holland, and was made a meditation instructor by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She mentored with master Ayurvedic healer, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra, and was invited into his family lineage of Ayurvedic Healers in specializing in Ayurvedic Detox called Panchakarma.  She lives in the Chicago area where she offers Insight Coaching, Delving Deep  Turiya Meditation, and Ayurvedic Preventive Health Services for Highly Sensitive People.

Viewing and Discussion: Blinded by the Light

Presenters:  Irv Siegel

Have you ever been “blinded by the light?”  Do you know someone who has been “blinded by the light?” 

This movie follows the life of a British-Pakistani teenager who is inspired by The Boss (Springsteen). The story takes place in the small British town and by immersing himself in the music and lyrics, the main character, Javad, is able to transcend his small-town life and family constraints and understand the meaning of his own struggles. This movie celebrates the music of Bruce Springsteen and has received several awards, nominations and excellent reviews.

About the Presenter
Irv Siegel came to know about Jung over 20 years ago and has become a strong supporter of the Jung Center.  Irv is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for film and making Jungian topics available to the public.  He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.

Demystifying Tarot

Instructor: Kenneth Dawes

CEUs: 2

Come immerse yourself in the rich and storied tradition of tarot cards. In this class, we will trace our steps back to the early Italian Renaissance to discover tarot’s unique origin story; discuss the multitude of symbolic languages scattered throughout its 78 pages; develop an awareness for the subtle cues buried amidst its imagery; explore how to approach an interpretation and deliver it; and cultivate an appreciation for the fathomless depths to which this device allows us to reflect on the greater mystery that is ourselves and our relationship to this universe.

About the Instructor
Kenneth Dawes is the creator of The Book Unbound, a service committed to promoting and delivering tarot card education. In addition to over a decade of experience studying cards, he has had the great privilege of enrichment by tarot masters such as Rachel Pollack and veteran reader from New York’s East Village, Reva Bond. He is a graduate of the University at Albany’s English program, whence he received his first deck of tarot cards from poet and professor, Jil Hanifan.

Digital Tapestries

Instructors: Hart Ginsburg, Caren Jeskey, Eliza Wangerin

CEUs: 3

Digital Tapestries will guide you through a cinematic and musical journey designed to nourish and soothe your mental and emotional states and elicit humanistic connections. A series of short films will be shown to enhance visceral and healing experiences. Through the film montages, archetypes will be explored as sources of meanings to expand and broaden ourselves. Finally, art response* will be used to bring out the author inside each of us. Please bring a journal or sketchbook to use as a tool for introspection.

*A way for participants in therapeutic processes to engage intuitively with the aid of various art mediums.

About the Instructors
Hart Ginsburg has been a therapist for over 10 years, serving immigrant related populations as well as the general public. In his therapeutic approach, Hart actively looks for ways to bring out the author and artist in each individual. Most recently he formed Digital Tapestries, which develops films, montage books and events to promote healing through arts and existential forms of psychology.

Caren Jeskey has been a student of meditation since 1989.  She is an LCSW and psychotherapist, a graduate of the University of Chicago, and she continues to receive regular guidance and training as a clinician. Caren sits on the board of the Greater Austin Social Workers in Austin, Texas, where she currently resides.  She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999 and also leads sound healing journeys with live flute music at the Lake Austin Spa Resort. She collaborates with Hart Ginsburg and Digital Tapestries to lead people through a process that deepens ones’ sense of belonging, presence and compassion towards themselves and others.

Eliza Wangerin’s interest in Carl Jung started in 1997 when she read Jung’s  “Memories, Dreams, Reflections.” This book changed her life and led to her attending the Summer Intensive Programme at the Jung Institute in Zurich each summer from 1998-2001 and starting Jungian psychoanalysis.  In 2015 she began training as a Jungian Analyst. She is currently a diploma candidate at the International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich. She is also a licensed psychotherapist at Live Oak Chicago.

Healing Potential of Dream Work

Instructor: Ryan Maher, LCPC

CEUs: 5

This experiential workshop examines how dreams have influenced human experience and development, ways dreams can deepen and energize the therapy process, and what recent neuroscience research indicates for the future of dream work. Jung’s invaluable insights into dreams are examined, particularly through his conceptualization of the personal and collective unconscious, the archetypes, and complexes. In addition, we look at the work of Robert Bosnak and his idea of “embodied imagination” as well as Eugene Gendlin’s “focusing oriented dreamwork”. Integrating dreamwork with therapy for clients who have a traumatic background is also explored. This is a highly dynamic workshop that includes discussion, film, and image making. You will leave with fresh ideas and specific ways to work with both your own dreams and the dreams of those you work with.

About the Instructor
Ryan is psychotherapist based in Chicago and the creator of Inner World Therapy. He works with adults, adolescents, and couples navigating life stressors, conflicts, anxiety, depression, and general unfulfillment. Additional concerns frequently include relationships, spiritual/existential crises, grief, lack of meaning/purpose, impulsive and/or compulsive patterns, and major life transitions. Ryan also specializes in working with adults who experienced difficult childhoods and relational trauma. He brings warmth, compassion, and an affirming energy to the therapy process.

Ryan has spent a significant amount of time living and studying in different countries and values the diversity in human experience and culture. As a certified yoga teacher, he has over a decade of experience working with the mind-body relationship. Ryan is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed the Jungian Psychotherapy Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a member of The Breathe Network, the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the American Counseling Association and is an affiliate member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.