Nashville Jung Circle Newsletter - Summer 2019


We hope you are enjoying the beginnings of the summer season. In summer the Nashville Jung Circle takes a break from regular monthly programs, but there are events and dates highlighted in the newsletter below:

1) "Luminous Women Weekend "with Chelsea Wakefield - sign up deadline July 5th
2) Gretchen Watts - Presentation on Sand Play Therapy, Monday, June 10th
3) Laura Hileman's Dreamwork classes and activities this summer
4) Book discussion, Sunday, August 11th

5) Jerry Ruhl - Save the dates: Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th
6) Members' party - Saturday, July 13th
7) Legacy Fund Established by Donna Scott
8) Jungian Podcasts

Luminous Woman Weekend with Chelsea Wakefield, PhD

7:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 13 through 4:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
Register by July 5th!
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 archetypeswho 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
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 5, 2019
Limited to 25 participants

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

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

Spiritual Friends of Middle Tennessee presents:
Gretchen Watts
"Healing Images: The Transformative Power of the Psyche as Seen Through the Lens of Carl Jung and the Art of Sandplay Therapy"

June 10, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
(doors open at 11:00 AM)

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.

Dreamwork with Laura Hileman

Summer Programs

"Out of the Lunchbox”
Lecture Series by Laura Huff Hileman
at Main Library

12:00 -1:00.
"Dreams as Poems, Stories, and Myths"

Wed. June 12: Dreams as Poems
Thirteen ways of looking at a Dream Bird. (includes basics of Jungian dreamwork, and a little about sleep)

Wed. July 10: Dreams as Stories
Dreams help you “re-story” your life story: they offer insight, creativity, courage, compassion and healing over time.

August 14: Dreams as Myths: Collective dreams for cultural transformation.
Can we share our dreams for the greater good? Learn about experiments in collective dreaming for social change, environmental advocacy, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Dreamwork Book Club at Main Library
We continue our reading of Dream Theatres of the Soul by Jean Benedict Raffa. Join us 1stand 3rd Fridays at noon in the 3rd floor Commons Room.

Hadley Park Branch LIbrary
Come explore the free community dreamwork meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdaysfrom 12-1:30. New Intro to Dreamwork Classes return in August. These 90-minute workshops will come to a branch library near you this fall!

New Community Dream Groups will begin in late September. To register, contact: Laura Huff Hileman, M.A., M.S. Certified Dream Mentor & Spiritual Director
Fire by Night Dreamwork

Nashville Jung Circle
Book Discussion

Sunday, August 11th
2:30 - 4:30
Green Hills Library

In preparation for hosting Dr. Jerry Ruhl here in Nashville the first weekend in November, we will meet at 2:30 at the Green Hills library to discuss Contentment: A Way to True Happiness, by Robert Johnson and Jerry Ruhl.

Save the Dates!
November 8th and 9th, 2019
Jerry Ruhl

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.
Jerry Ruhl, Ph.D

Members' Social
Saturday, July 13th

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
for more information..

New Legacy Fund Created
by Donna Scott

Founding board member Donna Scott has created a fund to ensure long-term continuation of the Nashville Jung Circle and its mission to provide educational opportunities in Nashville based on the work of C.G. Jung. For details, read her words below. You may join her in this effort by going to the website,

"For those of you who have found the Jung Circle and its offerings supportive and inspiring, here is a way to give extra funds to ensure a secure financial future for this organization. Some of us who were initially part of the former Jung Club of Tennessee and now want to see this new Jung group thrive have contributed beyond our dues into a special fund for long-term investment, not to be used for operating expenses. Please join us in supporting the Legacy Fund by contributing $100 this year toward this endowment.

I am happy contribute in honor of my Centerpoint group at St. David's EC, and especially to honor Sara Taylor, who would have been excited to support this new Jungian group in Nashville. Blessings on this group for the bright future"!

Donna Scott, Ed.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Jungian Podcasts There are several podcasts that feature discussions or interviews
by Jungian analysts. Two of the best are:
This Jungian Life
Hosted by analysts Joseph Lee, Lisa Marchiano, and Deborah Stewart, this podcast has weekly discussions on topics like active imagination, anxiety, fairy tales, and dreams.

Speaking of Jung: Interviews with Jungian Analysts
Created by Laura London, there are over 35 interviews that explore the life and work of C.G. Jung with various Jungian analysts.