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  • Oct 9, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Latest Activity: Oct 10


Jung and the
Wounded Healer

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It has been said that only the wounded healer heals, but the healer’s unattended wounds can also bring harm upon both therapist and client. The expectations that a patient or client projects onto a counselor, therapist, coach, or healer is a part of what both C. G. Jung and Sigmund Freud referred to as the transference. Join us for this free class as we discuss the importance of the transference and the archetype of the wounded healer. We’ll explore the archetypal and mythological roots of the wounded healer, as well as its contemporary manifestations in transference-countertransference phenomena. Awareness of the archetype of the wounded healer can assist those in the helping professions to remain balanced and healthy while helping others.

Join us for this free class, an overview of the archetype of the wounded healer, as well as a survey of what will be covered in our eight week college level course, which begins the following week on October 16, 2021.

“In the presence of a disease, especially a severe or dangerous one, the patient places his hopes and confidence in the person of the healer rather than in his medications and other healing techniques. It would therefore seem that the healer's personality is the principal agent of the cure, in addition to any necessary skill or knowledge…the healer awakens and develops in the patient his own self-healing tendencies.” 

Henri Ellenberger, The Discovery of the Unconscious, p. 38


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