October 13, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT
Instructors: Heloisa Garman and Irv Siegel
An aging former star of Hollywood westerns spends his time reliving the glories of the past, which are decades behind him. He smokes too much weed with his friend who was also a former co-star. Disengaged from his family, he lives in an aimless state of withdrawal and isolation, with no purpose in life.
He faces a turning point when diagnosed with a serious form of cancer with not much longer to live. When faced with his mortality, he begins a journey towards individuation and re-evaluating his previous values, replacing them with others that are more meaningful. This journey opens opportunities to reconnect with his past and make meaningful connections in the present. Infused with a new awareness, he embraces life and living. His story leaves us pondering how to truly define a “hero’s journey”.
About the Instructors
Heloisa Garman, PsyD trained in family therapy at the University of Illinois and in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model at the Center for Self Leadership. Heloisa has taught and supervised family therapy at two major universities in Brazil. She has thirty years of experience with individuals, couples and families. She has published and given several workshops in dream work at the International Association for the Study of Dream (IASD) and IFS conferences.
Irv Siegel has been in the insurance business since arriving in Chicago. He came to know about Jung 25 years ago and has become a strong supporter of the Jung Center. Irv is enthusiastic about sharing his pleasure for film and making Jungian topics available to the public. He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.