Fairytales: The Handless Maiden

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  •  May 14, 2016
     1:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 3

Instructor: Laura McGrew

Fairy tales expose the archetypal realm, insisting that we allow our individual stories to become universal.   In their ‘once upon a time’ reality, fairytales show us how the personal and the impersonal worlds weave in and out of each other uniting the past, present, and future. Marie Louis Von Franz said that fairy tales are ‘true and untrue’- ‘neither and both’ and ‘can never be resolved intellectually.’ As we move through this tale, we shall learn if these ideals hold relevancy for us today. This workshop will focus on The Handless Maiden, equally relevant for men and women. How many of us have, unknowingly, cut ourselves off from parts of ourselves so that we are less then whom we were/are supposed to be? Together we will explore these themes in a seminar-style, where we actively participate, hopefully have fun, and gain some insight along the way.

About the Instructor
Laura has been an analyst for over 27 years, and practices in Evanston and Chicago. Laura received a B.A. in 1963 in Liberal Arts from Northwestern University where she studied English Literature. She went on to receive her M.A. in 1978 in Communication Science at Governors State University, where she specialized in groups: Theories and Practice. In 1989, she received her Diploma as a Jungian Analyst from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago and went on to become an active member of the Institute, eventually becoming Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Institute in 1994. When the Institute separated into two entities, she became chair of the Board of the newly named “C.G. Jung Center”, and now serves as a Board member Emeritus. In addition to serving on the Board, Laura volunteers at the Clinic, and presents Public Programs at the Jung Center.


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

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817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States