Jungian Concepts Seminar V: On the Nature of Suffering

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  •  October 14, 2016
     7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 2

Instructor: Laura McGrew

This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by six seasoned Jungian analysts.   This seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Jung’s concepts, and is suitable for both new and returning participants, clinicians and non-clinicians.  The October topic is On the Nature of Sufferingpresented by Laura McGrew.

Friday October 14: On the Nature of Suffering

Is it real or imagined, a happenstance in one’s life or a purposive reality? Neurotic or reflective? Or, are all of these possibilities just facets involved in the experience? John Keats challenges us by saying, “Do you not know how necessary a world of pain and trouble is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” (Letters of John Keats). In this seminar, the nature and forms of suffering and how they connect by detraction and enhancement to one’s individuation process will be explored. Jung’s ideas, clinical material, and fairy tale characters will be used to expand our understanding of the subject. Bring examples of times of suffering in your life.

The Jungian Concepts Seminar Lineup:

October 14: On the Nature of Suffering, Laura McGrew, LCPC

November 11: The Gift of Uncertainty, Judy Shaw, LCSW

February 24: Further Explorations of Consciousness, Robert J. Moretti, PhD

March 24: The Challenge of the Opposites: Awake or Asleep? Lorna Crowl, LCSW

April 21: The Psychology of Terrorism, Jane Kamerling, LCSW

May 26: Flying Saucers, Fortune Telling, Mediums & Magic: Why Jung writes about esoterica, Ken James, PhD


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

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