Dr. Jerry Ruhl Weekend Nov. 8th & 9th: Lecture & Workshop
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Dr. Jerry Ruhl Weekend Nov. 8th & 9th: Lecture & Workshop

We are pleased to host Dr. Jerry Ruhl, nationally-known Jungian psychologist, writer, and speaker, for two events on Fri. Nov. 8, 7pm-9pm and Saturday Nov. 9, 9am-1pm.
Location: Blakemore United Methodist Church, 3601 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN

As with all events offered by the Nashville Jung Circle, no experience with or knowledge of Jungian psychology is necessary to attend and benefit from the presentations.

TO REGISTER for this event, please go HERE.

Advance registration preferred.
Friday night $15 members, $20 non-members, $10 students
Saturday workshop $35 members, $40 non-members, $25 students
Package price for both events: $45 members/$55 non-members/$30 students

Become a member and receive discounts on all paid events.
*Certificate of Attendance available for clinicians.*

Friday, Nov. 8th Lecture: “The Wisdom of Uncertainty"
7-9pm, 6:15 sign in/reception

Regardless of political affiliation, most of us would agree that we are living in chaotic, uncertain times which present daily challenges to our peace of mind and welfare.  Join us to hear how we might frame our dilemmas, personal as well as societal ones, as opportunities for growth and new ways of being, finding meaning and wisdom to balance feelings of anger, fear, and confusion. 

Below Dr. Ruhl's describes the subject of his Friday night lecture and discussion: 

"Spiritual teachings are sometimes interpreted as advising us to let go of material things – but to advance consciousness we need to be weaned, not from material things, but from our allegiance to duality. The essence of ego-centered consciousness is to have preferences. Confusion and uncertainty are often seen as a mistake, even a madness. In truth, our potential for growth reveals itself in moments of disruption. The wisdom of confusion and uncertainty must be honored to clear a space in our lives for something new to claim us. There are times, too many to count, in which we fall back into chaotic and uncertain states: of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, meaninglessness. It is precisely in moments of chaotic breakdown, whether individual or collective in nature, that new potentials begin to emerge.When we rush too quickly, in a panic, to make order of the chaos, we also kill the Eros, the seed of the new spirit. We will explore Jung’s admonition that the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insolvable. They must be so, for they express the necessary polarity inherent in every self-regulating system. They can never be solved, but only outgrown."

Saturday, Nov. 9th Workshop: "Slender Threads and Synchronicity: Finding Meaning and Wonder in Daily Life"
9am-1pm, 8:30am sign in/light breakfast

It is an audacious notion in this age of science and willful determination that one’s existence is somehow inspired, guided, and even managed by unseen forces outside our control and conscious intention. Whether called fate, destiny, or the hand of God, slender threads are at work bringing coherence and continuity to our lives.

In this workshop Dr. Ruhl will guide us in considering the role of synchronicity as well as rational planning in shaping contemporary life. What are the slender threads that steer us in unforeseen directions? How do we recognize them? The opportunities that come our way, the unexpected appearance of a person or a communication, the painful losses that create profound suffering — over time, all these weave a remarkable tapestry that is meaningful.

Jerry M. Ruhl is a psychologist, teacher, and author. In the first half of life, Jerry was a journalist, and he managed communications for two major corporations. At mid-life he realized he had climbed up the corporate ladder but it was leaning against the wrong wall. He began studying the works of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung and observed first-hand spiritual practices in Japan, Bali, Thailand, Nepal, and India. During his time at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he earned his Ph.D., Dr. Ruhl developed a holistic model for coping with life-changing accidents and illness. While living in Colorado, he formerly was a trustee of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado, and more recently he served for more than six years as Executive Director of The Jung Center of Houston. A psychologist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Ruhl conducts dream groups and presents seminars and workshops across the nation.

If you have questions, please contact us at info@nashvillejungcircle.org

TO REGISTER for this event, please go HERE.

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Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

"Ensoulment: Exploring the Feminine Principle in Western Culture", film and discussion

Location: Green HIlls Library, 3701 Benham Ave, Nashville, TN

Based on the theories of Carl Jung, Ensoulment is a film (and a book by the same title) by Lori Simon that brings a unique perspective on the feminine principle as part of the psyche. Simon views the feminine as a group of genderless characteristics related to emotions, intuition, creativity, receptiveness, nurturance, etc... expressions that western culture has tended to push aside in order to give space to reason, logical thinking, and structure.

The film focuses on interviews featuring prominent Jungians, including Dr. James Hollis and Dr. Jerry Ruhl, as well as other scholars and cultural experts. Using these interviews, along with animation, Simon creates a story of recovering the feminine without losing the masculine, emphasizing that we all contain both principles and need both to be whole, happy and fulfilled.

We will watch the hour long film, followed by time for discussion and fellowship.

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Sep
13
to Sep 14

Luminous Women Weekend with Chelsea Wakefield

Join Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW in a circle of women to travel the realm of the Luminous Woman and other important archetypes of the Feminine.
* Learn about the many archetypes who sit at your “Inner Round Table”.
* Expand your range of archetypal energies.
* Experience living as a more present, joyfully embodied woman.
* Expand your capacity for relationship and true intimacy.
* Develop the confidence and integrity that shine from the eyes of woman who have faced, named, and learned to work with the energies of the dark feminine.
* Learn to trust the mystery of Life’s unfolding.

Location: Dubose Conference Center, 635 College Street, Monteagle, TN 37356

www.duboseconferencecenter.org
Cost: includes two nights lodging with hall bath, meals and the program.
Private room: $ 350 Shared room: $ 300
Full cost must be paid by July 5th, 2019

Limited to 25 participants

Make payment to and mail to:
Gretchen Watts,
110 30th Ave. North,
Suite # 1, Nashville, TN 37203
gretchen@gretchenwatts.com
Please pay by check or credit card.

For questions/information contact:
Gretchen Watts Gayle Prillaman
615-298-1661 615-500-560

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Sep
8
2:30 PM14:30

Synchronicity

*Please note there is a location change for this event to Glendale United Methodist Church at 900 Glendale Lane.

On September 8th, we will explore the concept of Synchronicity. Jerry Ruhl, who is coming to be with us in November, will talk about this idea, which Dr. Odom will define as a meaningful intersection of inner and outer events. This will not be an intellectual discussion, but a time to share our meaningful experiences that reveal the underlying order in our universe.

Suggested readings include Synchronicity by CG Jung, Synchronicity: Nature & Psyche in an Interconnected Universe by Joseph Cambray and Necessary Chances: Synchronicity in the Encounters that Transform Us by Jeff Vezina. 

Linda Odom is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a founding board member of the Nashville Jung Circle. She is a longtime student of Carl Jung and has a passion for working with dreams and for sharing these life-enriching perspectives with others.

Location: Glendale United Methodist Church, 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

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Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Members' Social

One of the best parts of Nashville Jung Circle membership is the twice-yearly members’ gatherings, where we socialize with others in the Jungian community while sharing delicious food and drinks. These events offer a relaxed time to discuss ideas and form friendships with others who share an interest in Jungian psychology and related topics.

The members’ socials are for active members, who are those who have joined or renewed memberships by paying 2019 dues. If you would like to receive an invitation to the July gathering, please join or renew your membership by June 15th, by going to http://www.nashvillejungcircle.organd clicking on “Membership,” or email to http://info@nashvillejungcircle.org
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Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Gretchen Watts - Healing Images The Transformative Power of the Psyche as Seen Through the Lens of Carl Jung and the Art of Sandplay Therapy

Jungian depth psychotherapy facilitates the process of living into the wholeness of our lives by consciously engaging the unconscious voices and images through our creative processes such as dreams and sandplay. Gretchen will be sharing the psychological journey and spiritual pilgrimage of a woman on her passage through the depths of suffering to wholeness and peace.

Gretchen Watts, LCSW, CST-T, is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist and a Certified Sandplay Therapist Teaching Member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy. She is in private practice where she works with adults, adolescents, and children.

Glendale United Methodist Church
900 Glendale Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
Bring your own lunch.
Coffee, tea and water provided. Love donations gladly accepted.



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Apr
5
to Apr 6

Spring Event with Dr. Chelsea Wakefield

  • Blakemore United Methodist Church (map)
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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Chelsea Wakefield to Nashville and hope you can join us for one or both events, which promise to be engaging as well as informative. Tickets may be purchased for the individual events or at a discounted price as a package – see below for more details. 


Friday lecture
Soulful Relationships - Walking the Path of Individuation in Connection

Registration and Reception: 6:15 pm
Lecture and discussion: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this talk, Dr. Wakefield will discuss the challenges of creating and sustaining a conscious relationship. We are finally in a time where we can actually love who we choose to love and create the relationships of our dreams. You would think that we would be celebrating our arrival in the Promised Land, but we still struggle greatly in our intimate relationships. This talk will outline a pathway beyond the misbegotten strategies we employ when we find ourselves "disenchanted" with the beloved who once seemed so enchanting. We know the complaints and conscious over-story - but what about the understory? We will discuss how interlocking complexes operate in the unconscious field of the couple, how these undermine the love, and what steps we can take to find our way out of these murky waters.

$15 members/$20 non-members/$10 students

Advance registration or pay at the door

Advance purchase:  online, below, or send a check with your contact information (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount enclosed) to:

Nashville Jung Circle
c/o Adele Tyler
P.O. Box 121227
Nashville, TN 37212 


Saturday workshop
Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty

Registration and Light Breakfast: 9:00 am
Workshop: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday's workshop, based on Dr. Wakefield’s book Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty, will invite participants to:

  • Experience how archetypes are more than categories or roles.

  • Understand how our personal archetypal profile is formed and how it drives us in life.

  • Define your personal archetypal profile as an "inner cast of characters."

  • Identify archetypal energies in dreams; learn why they come and what they are seeking.

Advance registration recommended due to limited seating

$35 members/$40 non-members/$25 students

Advance purchase:  online, below, or send a check with your contact information (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount enclosed) to:

Nashville Jung Circle
c/o Adele Tyler
P.O. Box 121227
Nashville, TN 37212


2 Day Package - Weekend with Dr. Chelsea Wakefield

Package price for both events:  $45 members/$55 non-members/$30 students

Advance purchase:  online, below, or send a check with your contact information (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount enclosed) to:

Nashville Jung Circle
c/o Adele Tyler
P.O. Box 121227
Nashville, TN 37212

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Jan
27
2:30 PM14:30

Map of the Soul Book Discussion Part 2

Please join us for a discussion of the second half of Murray Stein’s book Map of the Soul.

Chapters to be discussed are “The Way to the Deep Interior” (Anima and, Animus, chapter 6); “The Psyche’s Transcendent Center and Wholeness" (The Self, chapter 7); “Emergence of the Self” (Individuation, chapter 8); and “Of Time and Eternity” (Synchronicity, chapter 9).

Led by Dan Tyler.

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Jan
13
2:30 PM14:30

Imaginal: Dying and Rising in Story and Song

Imaginal: Dying and Rising in Story and Song 

Sheri D. Kling, PhD

From the stories of Jonah in the belly of the whale or Persephone in the Underworld to Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, the journey to individuation and wholeness always includes a stop in wilderness places we'd rather not visit. But sometimes we don’t have a choice. And whether it's divorce, illness, or any of life's darkest challenges, sometimes the events in our lives place us firmly on that path through the dark woods.

But what if that path is one we might welcome? Once we walk it, we learn that it's like the journey of the chrysalis as it makes its way from caterpillar to butterfly, which, surprisingly involves something called “imaginal” cells. As it nears its time for rebirth, the caterpillar first eats everything it can, until immobilized by its weight, and then it attaches itself to a tree branch. There, in complete stillness, its interior cells turn to a kind of “soup” made up of once-dormant cells called “imaginal cells.” These cells – like the seeds of our own new ideas – are first attacked by the caterpillar’s immune system, but then as their numbers increase, they begin to gather together and form the frequencies of the future butterfly.

This music-driven presentation uses the ancient Sumerian wisdom story of the Descent of Inanna as the backdrop for a personal journey through the wilderness. Drawing on Jungian wisdom woven with uplifting music and personal experience, Kling shows us that the story never ends in the darkness. And just like the caterpillar, if we are willing to see the process through the murky “soup” of those “imaginal cells,” we will emerge as a beautiful butterfly, reborn into new life.

In addition to being Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Executive Director of the Beecken Center of the University of the South, Sheri D. Kling is a theologian who works in the interdisciplinary space where worldviews, beliefs, and practices can create either dis-ease and suffering or psycho-spiritual wholeness and common flourishing. Drawing from process philosophy/theology, Jungian psychology, and mystical spirituality, Sheri focuses on communicating theological ideas and practices that positively impact humans’ relationships with God, self, and world, especially the use of dream work as a spiritual practice for divine encounter, personal integration, and widening our relationship to creation. She holds a PhD from Claremont School of Theology and earned a master of theological studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is a faculty member of the Haden Institute, a visiting lecturer with Palacky University (Czech Republic) in Social and Spiritual Determinants of Health, and a singer, songwriter, guitarist and essayist.  Her website is www.sherikling.com.

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Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

“The Complexity of Complexes”

“The Complexity of Complexes”

Jung said complexes are the royal road to the unconscious. In this discussion, the nature and origins of complexes, their benefits to Self-growth, types of individual and cultural complexes, and ways to work with them, will be discussed.– led by Karen Harper

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Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Book discussion: Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction, by Dr. Murray Stein

Book discussion:  Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction, by Dr. Murray Stein, led by Dan Tyler.  This book, for beginners as well as those familiar with Jung, helps introduce and explain some of Jung’s most important theories.

Book description from amazon.com: “More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung's analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights…Probably the best one-volume English language summary of Jung's thought.”

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Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Dr. James Hollis, Workshop

Dr. James Hollis returns for a Saturday workshop, "Living the Examined Life: Tasks for the Second Half of Life."

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This program/workshop will focus on twenty-one steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

Jame Hollis, Ph.D.,is a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst with a practice in Washington, D.C., where he is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.   He is also author of fifteen books, including  the February 1st, 2018 release Living an Examined Life

For tickets, either use the form below to purchase directly from us. Or, if you'd prefer, you may send a check with your contact info (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount Enclosed) to the address below. Those who chose to pay by check will not have to pay the handling fee.

Nashville Jung Circle
110 30th Ave North
Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37203

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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Dr James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Dr. James Hollis returns for a lecture, "Living More Fully in the Presence of Mortality" on Friday night. 

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” That fact is not in dispute; what matters then, is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation bring us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

For tickets, either use the form below to purchase directly from us. Or, if you'd prefer, you may send a check with your contact info (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount Enclosed) to the address below. Those who chose to pay by check will not have to pay the handling fee.

Nashville Jung Circle
110 30th Ave North
Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37203

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Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Jung's Psychological Types and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Many people are familiar with the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) without knowing Jung's theories that this famous personality indicator is based on. 

Certified MBTI consultant Adele Tyler will discuss Jung's 1923 book Psychological Types, the MBTI,  and how these theories might be put to use in one’s personal and professional life.

Free and open to the public.

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Sep
3
4:30 PM16:30

Owning Your Own Shadow Book Discussion

As a follow-up to the May James Hollis workshop on the shadow, there will be a discussion of Owning Your Own Shadow, by noted Jungian writer Robert Johnson.  This book, a classic in Jungian psychology, is a quick and easy read but full of wisdom on recognizing and working with the personal shadow. 

In addition, there will be Hollis' questions for reflection.  Led by Gretchen Watts and Michael Whitney. 

Free and open to the public.
 

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Dr. James Hollis, Workshop
May
13
8:00 AM08:00

Dr. James Hollis, Workshop

  • 900 Broadway Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)
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Dr. James Hollis Workshop

“Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding our Darker Selves”
Workshop 8 am – Noon

Through lecture, experiential exercises, and discussion Dr. Hollis will help us understand Jung’s concept of the shadow. Topics include how projection of unconscious shadow material causes injury to self and others, on a personal as well as societal level, and how we might work to make conscious and integrate our shadow aspects.

Price:  $35 members, $40 non-members
Seating is limited, so advance registration is required.  

Please register by mailing the registration form and a check to:

Nashville Jung Circle c/o Adele Tyler
P.O. Box 121227 Nashville, TN 37212

Reservations will be taken in the order received and confirmed after receiving your check. If there are no spaces left, your name will be added to the waiting list.  

Please email us at info@nashvillejungcircle.org if you have questions.    

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Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Location
Christ Church Cathedral
900 Broadway
Nashville, TN

“Hauntings:  Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives”
Lecture and discussion 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Understanding how the voices of parents, ancestors, and the culture shaped our personalities and continue to “haunt” our present lives, in order to gain more consciousness and personal freedom.  Based on Hollis’ book Hauntings.  

6:30 reception, 7 p.m. lecture

Price: $15 members, $20 non-members
Pay at the door – no advance registration

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Working with The Images of Women Healers, Workshop

  • 6300 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)
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Working with the Images of Women Healers - 9 a.m. - noon

6300 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN    37209
Price: $35/members, $45 for non members

Working With the Images of Women Healers from Commanche, Cajun and Phemba (Congo) Cultures with Jutta VonBuccholtz, PhD, LPC Jungian Analyst


juttavonbuccholtz.com

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