April 18, 2015
1:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
The 2015 June Singer Memorial Lecture
Instructor: Dr. Carl Greer
* Held at Heartwood Center, 1818 Dempster Street, Evanston 60202
1:00–4:00 pm: Lecture
4:00–5:00 pm: Book Signing & Refreshments
Many of us are stuck in our life stories. In this workshop, we will ascertain what our current life story is and what we would like it to be. We will explore obstacles to change and ways to relate to transpersonal realms to gain energy and information to make changes. We will discuss what shamanism is, its connection to Jungian psychology, and the usefulness of Jungian language for working with our stories. One of the objectives of depth psychology is to work with unconscious contents to make them conscious and meaningful. In this workshop, we will see the complementarities of Jungian and shamanic practices to help us do this. We will use journaling techniques and imagistic practices, and work with inner figures and symbols, to gain insights into our life story and its various chapters that we have been living and would like to be living. The program will conclude with a reception and book signing of Dr. Greer’s recent publication Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Using Shamanic and Jungian Tools for Personal Transformation, which will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the C. G. Jung Center.
About the Instructor
Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was on its faculty teaching finance and management in Columbia’s graduate school of business. He then worked in business in Chicago, earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and ultimately became a Jungian analyst. The shamanic work he does is drawn from a blend of North American and South American indigenous trainings and is influenced by Jungian analytical psychology. He has trained with Peruvian shamans and through Dr. Alberto Villodo’s Healing the Light Body School, where he has been on staff. He has worked with shamans in South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, and Outer Mongolia. He is involved in various businesses and charities, teaches at the Jung Institute in Chicago, is on the staff of the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center, and holds workshops on Jungian and shamanic topics.
Venue: Heartwood Center