June 23, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
**This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Instructor: Tracey Cleantis
Too often we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior or something we only do when we are burned out and gasping for air. The present zeitgeist and political climate is bringing the topic of self-care to the forefront. Ever since the November 2016 US election, self-care has exploded as a topic. It is something we all know we should do, need to do, and maybe even want to do. But how do we do it? Why aren’t we doing it? What are we doing instead? In this lecture, psychotherapist and author, Tracey Cleantis, will explore the self-care mythologies, the taboos that prevent us from doing self-care, what it really is and how to unleash its actualizing magic. Cleantis will look at the archetypes of the child and the mother, and how identification with these archetypes can impact our ability to engage in quality self-care.
About the Instructor
Tracey Cleantis is a critically acclaimed author and a licensed marriage and family therapist with a practice in Pasadena, California. She received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Antioch University. Tracey authored The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward, which was a finalist for the best psychology book of 2015 by The Books for a Better Life Awards and received a Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Her most recently released book is An Invitation to Self-Care: Why Learning to Nurture Yourself Is the Key to the Life You’ve Always Wanted, 7 Principles for Abundant Living. She has written for both Huffington Post and Psychology Today and was featured on Fox News and NPR, and in The Daily Mail, Aeon, Psychologies, Macleans, Sheridan Road, Forest and Bluff. Tracey worked as a clinic therapist at the Jung Center in Evanston, Illinois from 2006-2011.
Recommended Reading by Author, Tracey Cleantis
- An Invitation to Self-Care: Why Learning to Nurture Yourself Is the Key to the Life You’ve Always Wanted, 7 Principles for Abundant Living
- The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward
* Both books will be available for purchase (cash/check only) at the Jung Center on Friday, June 23.