Jungian Concepts Seminar VII: Empathy

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  •  October 19, 2018
     7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 2

Instructor: Judy Shaw

This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by four 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 first lecture in the series is Empathy presented by Judy Shaw.

“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” Susan Sarandon

Our increasingly anti-social cultural norm and it’s self-serving behavior reveals a diminishing personal responsibility for our actions. We must wonder “Where is the empathy? What is empathy?”

With Jungian thought about the prospective use of symptoms we will explore how to understand and use this collective detachment from others to access a realm of community and potential.

When our culture sanctions such avoidance of pain, how can we dare self-examination? This class will focus on empathy, the ability to feel one’s own pain and that of others.

Jung suggested that each of us is called to engage in a personal battle to live out our truth in a realm of human relatedness, eros. There are flickers of ‘affirming light’ (Auden) amidst this cultural gloom. We can identify what Winnicott called “the capacity for concern,” in new developments including the Center for Mind Body Medicine https://cmbm.org/, The Nora Project at Libertyville school D70 https://www.thenoraproject.ngo/, the Parkland phenomenon https://everytown.org/ and, of course, the unconscious.

The 2018/2019 Jungian Concepts Lineup (offered separately):

October 19: Empathy, Judy Shaw, LCSW

November 9: Searching for the Self in the 21st Century: Implications for Seekers, Robert Moretti, PhD

January 18: When it comes to consciousness, it’s all in the details, Laura McGrew, LCPC

March 15: Sacrifice, Judy Shaw, LCSW

April 12: The Dynamic Field of Jungian Psychology: Exploring Jung’s Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, Kenneth James, PhD


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

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