Lying Awake: Encountering the Self

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  •  January 30, 2015
     7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST

CEUs: 2

Instructor: Judy Shaw, LCSW

Mark Salzman’s novel, Lying Awake, explores the experience of God in a Carmelite nun, Sister John. Whether or not you have read the book, you are invited to join in this discussion of the power and price of faith and community. Judy will draw in examples from Lying Awake, which follows the story of a woman who grapples with the ecstasy of meeting the Self and the agony of choosing her life and community, exemplifying ego’s purposive function.  We will discuss the underlying themes of ego/shadow conflict, Jung’s definition of “Self”, and the interplay between Ego and Self.

About the Instructor:
After training in Zurich, Judy Shaw, LCSW, has been in practice for 25 years, including work with individuals, families and organization development. She currently works at an inner city VA medical center in the primary care clinic.


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

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