It may be the sounds of a child crying in the shadows, or a mother and father staring vacantly into the distance, or a child terrified of their own body that allows us to hear something of the language of trauma when we seem caught in the Sisyphean cycle of re-enactments of such horrors.
As individuals, as partners, as wives and husbands and as therapists and clergy, we are often oblivious to this language of trauma. The wisdom of psyche in communicating the unconscious expesriences of trauma asks us to enter the domain of Hades in order to fully grasp the world within which those living with trauma inhabit.
It is in the domain of trauma that traditional therapy must face its limitations. In their movement towards resilience, individiduals experience a benevolence which they felt had been lost not only to them, but to the world.
Therapy needs to return to its origins as a spiritual journey in order to help the individual live with the pain while opening to the archetypal experience of benevolence. It will also help those living with trauma to see the truly heroic nature of their unique journey, in realizing that they now have to carry a profound experience of heaven and hell in their heart. Perhaps if this work goes well we will begin to see trauma in a new light
Through presentations by many of the worlds leading figures in Jungian psychology, the arts, and theology, we will discuss how it is that traumatic experiences can often yoke the individual to a current and future life determined by the fixtures of the trauma—or, on the other hand, how one can find a way to continue moving forward into life with the ongoing reality and pain of the trauma, coupled with an enhanced sense of psyche and the reality of the creative unconscious.
Ann Belford Ulanov
This 9-month certification program includes the following:
* 17 teleseminars with each session being 1.5 hrs
* 9 small group discussions led by Dr Michael Conforti
* 2 individual mentoring sessions offered by Dr Conforti and Senior members of The Assisi Faculty
* A weekend residency in Stonington, CT
STARTS March 7!
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