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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Attend Thomas Moore's symposium, July 2013

Thomas Moore presents Psychotherapy, Spirituality and the Soul, from July 8 to July 13, 2013 with the New England Educational Institute at Four Points by Sheraton, Eastham Massachusetts on Cape Cod. According to NEEI:
"In this symposium, Dr. Moore will offer a way to practice soul-based psychotherapy, an approach that has ancient roots and has been developed by C. G. Jung, James Hillman and Thomas Moore. It is primarily for psychotherapists of all kinds, but since psycho-therapy here means caring for the soul in distress, which can include physical and social symptoms, the course is also designed for anyone looking for meaning and a release from suffering.

In this symposium, Dr. Moore will discuss ancient myths related to therapy: Artemis, Daphne, Chiron, Acteon, Hermes, Aphrodite, Asklepios. A presentation on Jung will focus on his own methods of self-therapy, including play, active imagination, personification and artistic expression. Participants will learn James Hillman’s work on images, his ideas on therapy, anima mundi (soul in the world), the polytheistic psyche, and the role of beauty. Participants will also learn how to use dreams and the arts in therapy and how to employ deep intuition and other traditional, mysterious ways of knowing.
This is a spiritual, intuitive, artistic and truly depth approach to therapy that requires personal work on the part of the therapist. Therefore, the accent will be on becoming a person of soul and spirit while helping others deal with their own mysteries, challenges and initiations." 
Jung’s confrontation with his soul, his Red Book, the Bollingen Stone
Mythic figures as exemplars for deep psychotherapy
Filmed interviews with Jung
Jung, the magus and alchemist

James Hillman’s polytheistic psychology
The role of images and myth
An archetypal psychotherapy
The place of soul and spirit
Soul in the world
Senex and puer
The Thought of the Heart

Myths for the psychotherapist: Aphrodite, Artemis, Daphne, Asklepios, Chiron
Using mythology to see the archetypal in a person’s problems
Joseph Campbell’s insights into myth
The example of the Frog Prince
Using art as art in therapy

Hermes as the archetypal image of the therapist
Achieving liminality or a transitional and border position in therapy
Insights from Winnicott and Milton Erickson
Healing ways of the Healing Buddha, Quan Yin, Jesus, Lao Tzu and Sufi poets

The role of deep intuition and mystery ways of knowing
Divination and prophecy
The daily life of a therapist - the persona, erotic issues, home, family and marriage
Artistic expression and spiritual practices
Caring for body, soul and spirit

Individual registration by 12 March 2013: $539 U.S.
Individual registration after 12 March 2013: $589 U.S.