November 5, 2021
1:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT
Held via Zoom
Ellen Blum Barish
*Limited to 20 participants.
C.G. Jung believed that human beings have a “religious instinct.” He believed that the goal of psychotherapy wasn’t only about adapting to social and cultural values, but also a chance for profound spiritual development. How do you define your spiritual life? Whether you are atheist, agnostic, spiritual or mystical, full of faith or full of doubt or some of both, what does this look and feel like for you? Finding the words for the spiritual side of your life – or lack thereof – offers the chance for powerful personal growth. In this session, we’ll explore expressions of spiritual life through a variety of short readings from writers of personal essays and spiritual memoirs. We’ll talk about different ways to articulate our spiritual lives and look at ways to get our thoughts into words for ourselves and/or our loved ones or others.
About the Instructor
Ellen Blum Barish is the author of the recently released spiritual memoir Seven Springs and her essay collection, Views from the Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family and Life. Her essays have appeared in a variety of literary publications and her literary publication Thread earned four notables in Best American Essays. She teaches writing at Northwestern University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s in journalism and has taught at StoryStudio Chicago, Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Ragdale and privately through workshops and coaching. For more about her background, workshop schedules and coaching, go to www.ellenblumbarish.com.
*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.
Venue: Zoom: The C.G. Jung Center
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
Further info will be provided after registration.