Category Archives: Workshops and Classes

An Expressive Approach to Dreams Workshop

Facilitated by ERICA LORENTZ, MEd, LPC, JUNGIAN ANALYST (IAAP)

Saturday, January 30, 2021
9:30 am – 1:30 pm EST, via Zoom
Cost $60
3 MHC and SW CEUs offered ($10)

Have you had strange or powerful dreams since Covid? Dreams bridge the outer and inner reality and are inner teaching stories. They are personal and sacred and help us to understand how to respond to stress. Each dream is perfect and only needs our honest devotion to decipher its message.

The facilitator will support the dreamer to enter their dream through movement, art, and writing to engage with the dreamscape. Meaning emerges as we allow ourselves to experience the symbolic language of the dream. As a group, we respectfully support each person’s story without projection and interpretation. No prior experience is necessary.

Erica Lorentz, Med, LPC, Jungian Analyst (IAAP) is in private practice in Amherst MA. Since 1987 she has given lectures and workshops in the US and Canada. She serves as the President of the Jung Association of Western MA.

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Expressive Approach to Dreams Workshop

An Expressive Approach to Dreams
presented by Erica Lorentz – MEd, LPC, JUNGIAN ANALYST (IAAP)
and Karen RaymondVoice of Angels

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bridge Healing Arts Center
304 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032

About this Event
Dreams are inner teaching stories. They are personal and sacred and guide you to what your true self wants you to learn about yourself and integrate.
Each dream is perfect and only needs your honest devotion to decipher its message. The facilitator will teach you how to engage with your dream through art, writing, and movement.
Meaning emerges when you allow yourself to experience and understand the symbolic language of the dream. As a group, we respectfully support each person’s story without projection and interpretation.
No prior experience is necessary.

Workshop Fee: $45

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Study Group: Four Archetypes

Jung Association of Western Mass presents…

Study Group: Four Archetypes

Facilitated by Erica Lorentz,
MEd, LPC, Jungian Analyst (IAAP)


Date: FOUR SUNDAYS: April 14, May 5, June 2 and June 30. (Reservations required.)
Time: 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Location: Amherst, MA
Cost: $50 for four sessions

RESERVE: The Study Group : Four Archetypes meets four times and is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot by e-mailing Diana Allen: eat2evolve@gmail.com

The Great Mother, the Trickster, the Divine Child, and the Wise Old Man – archetypes can shape our experience, our choices and our destinies. What are they? How do they impact us? How can we recognize them when they’re active in our lives and communities? This monthly study group intensive will combine talks led by Jungian Analyst Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., LPC with discussion questions and reflections on imagery associated with each archetype. Participants will be sent questions to reflect on and short passages to read in preparation for each discussion, and are invited to bring in images, poems or other text that they associate with the particular archetype.

Seattle Jung Psychotherapy Association Workshop in May

Auguste Rodin

PA Spring Workshop
The Body as Shadow: Working with the Somatic Unconscious
Speaker: Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., LPC, Jungian Analyst
Saturday May 7, 2016
  10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration:
 Begins at 9:15 AM

Note: This event is for JPA members and their invited guests.

Fee: $65 for JPA members, $85 for invited guests.
Location: Moz, 1100 2nd Ave #500, Seattle, WA 98101.  
Enter on 2nd Avenue, and take the elevator up to the 5th floor.
Workshop Description:
“The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. So it is really one and the same thing” (Zarathustra Seminar)
This workshop will focus on nonverbal communication in therapy. Using active imagination through movement we will gently tune into our own somatic language. Through this non-directed way of listening, we can sensitively attune to our own internal dialogue and resonate on another level of communication with our clients. In learning to witness ourselves and others in a non-judgemental way that recognizes projection, we bring consciousness and allow the body-soul connection a chance to unfold and heal. Each person’s true nature and story can be deeply felt, which is the goal of therapy. Attention will be paid to the somatic transference and counter-transference relationship. Also, working with archetypal manifestations in the body will be discussed. No prior movement experience is necessary.
Course Objectives:1. Therapists will start to recognize nonverbal clues from themselves and their clients.
2. Participants will begin to listen to the somatic unconscious dialogue between them and their clients.
3. They will explore ways to respond to these inner and outer cues as a part of the transference and countertransference relationship.

**Workshop participants’ knowledge will be greatly enhanced by attending Erica’s Friday evening lecture at The Jung Society, 7 pm, (Room 202 in The Good Shepherd Center) entitled: Jung, Spirituality and the Body. Registration for this event can be found on The Jung Society of Seattle website. Click here for details.

About the Speaker:Erica Lorentz, M.Ed, LPC is a Jungian Analyst in Northampton, Massachusetts and Training Analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston.  Her analytic approach incorporates her background in movement psychotherapy and the creative process, emphasizing nonverbal communication, active imagination and the body in analysis.  She has taught and led workshops at C.G. Jung Institutes of New York, Boston and Chicago, and Jung Societies and conferences across North America.

Body as Shadow: Listening to the “Other” Within

A workshop with Erica Lorentz, LPC, IAAP

In our culture, the body is seen as mechanical and unimportant, as “other.” It has become shadow. This is a simple, non-directed, movement meditation that allows us to discover our true self. Movement, image, memory, and sensation will guide us to a healthy dialogue with the most basic “other” within. Sharing will help to anchor our experience in consciousness where our truth can be honored. When we share, the facilitator will respect each participant’s own journey and not allow other’s projections to interfere. No prior experience is necessary.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.                                                                                      C.G. Jung Institute–Boston                                                                                                                            Cost: $75

Erica Lorentz, LPC,  IAAP, is a Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Northampton. She is a training analyst and has served on the Training Board at the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston. Since 1986 she has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada.

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The Body as Shadow: Discovering Our True Nature Through Authentic Movement

“The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. So it is really one and the same thing.” C. G. Jung

Three day retreat:

Friday, February 23, 2018 3:00 PM through
Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00 PM

Soma Ranch
Montgomery, Texas 77356

Experience Authentic Movement, a non-directed movement exploration that takes us beyond learned patterns to our shadow and our true nature.

In Authentic Movement, we invite our somatic unconscious to speak and guide us. This dialogue between psyche and soul can take place through any expressive medium. In this retreat, we will gently engage in a non-structured exploration through movement, drawing, and writing. No experience is necessary. Curiosity and desire to attune to our inner world is all that is important. When we allow the body to speak, our unique story can be heard. Insight into our true nature naturally emerges without interpretation. When we share and witness together, each participant’s experience will be treated with respect and not interpreted. Thus together we learn to honor our own and other’s unique personal and spiritual paths.

Retreat Fees (includes your choice of accommodation)

$399 Non Residential
$499 Dorm
$599 Semi Private
$749 Private
Price includes: Erica’s fee, accommodation, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and all the joys Soma Ranch has to offer. All prices increase by $100 February 1, 2017.

To Register:

Contact
Soma Ranch
Montgomery, Texas 77356
Phone: 832-567-4550
Email: info@somaranch.com
www.somaranch.com/

Or click this link to the Body as Shadow registration page

Active Imagination Workshop

Listening to our inner stories

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from10-4 pm
The Arts and Industry Building
221 Pine Street, #422
Florence, MA

Experience active imagination, Jung’s method of attending to the unconscious (as recorded in the Red Book). In active imagination, our conscious aware self invites a meaningful dialogue with some part of our unconscious psyche. This dialogue can take place through any expressive medium. In this workshop, we will each gently invite this dialogue using a non-structured exploration through movement, drawing, and writing. No experience is necessary. Curiosity and desire to attune to one’s inner world is all that is important. When we allow the unconscious to speak in this manner, our soul story can begin to be heard. Insight into our psychology naturally emerges without interpretation. When we share together, each participant’s experience will be treated with respect and not interpreted. Thus together we learn to honor our own and other’s unique personal and spiritual paths.

Cost: $45

Call to register:
 Erica Lorentz at 713-295-1966
or send email to: erlorentz@gmail.com

Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C. has a private practice in Northampton, MA. She began her personal and professional journey in the 1970s and has lectured and taught workshops throughout the US and Canada. Once an adjunct faculty member at Antioch Graduate School of Professional Psychology, she now is a training analyst and sits on the Training Board as the Curriculum Coordinator of the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston. She is president of the Jung Association of Western MA.

Erica presenting Oregon lecture/workshop in October

The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body.  So it is really one and the same thing.  (C.G. Jung, Zarathustra Seminar.)

Friday, October 17, 2014, Times: TBA

Lecture presented by  Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C, Jungian Analyst
 Jung, Spirituality, and the Body

The individuation process demands that we return to our personal unconscious and our archetypal roots.  Jung invites us to honor and understand archetypal forces that push into consciousness from the somatic unconscious. This lecture will investigate the importance of witnessing and working with archetypal energies when they emerge through embodiment. These experiences are often pathologized, although they have been experienced, observed, and discussed since the beginning of human history.  How can we have a creative relationship with them?

Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Times: TBA

Workshop presented by  Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C, Jungian Analyst
The Body as Shadow: Listening to the Somatic Unconscious

Jung observed repeatedly that transformation can only take place “if we are in our bodies, otherwise it is like the wind blowing in the desert.”  The body is often regarded as mechanical and unimportant; although there is now renewed interest in sensori-motor research, the imaginal, and the body-psyche connection.  In this experiential workshop, we will learn to listen to the somatic unconscious through non-directed, mindful oriented movement.  Movement, image, memory and sensation will guide us to a healthy dialogue with the shadow.  Drawing, writing, and sharing will help to anchor our experience in consciousness where our truth can be honored and not interpreted.

No prior experience with this method is required to participate. Please wear comfortable clothes for moving, a pillow or backjack to sit on, and your lunch.
Saturday workshop attendance is limited to 30 participants and scrip will not be permitted for use.

Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 SW Milikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97003

An Introduction to Active Imagination

Listening to Our Inner Stories: An Introduction to Active Imagination 
with Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., LPC
Hosted by Jung Association of Western Massachusetts

Saturday April 12th, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Active imagination is a dialogue whereby our consciously aware self has a meaningful dialogue with some part of our unconscious psyche. In this workshop we will gently invite this dialogue using a non-structured, meditative exploration with drawing, writing, and movement. No experience with these mediums is necessary: curiosity and a desire to attune to one’s inner world is all that is important.

Erica Lorentz is a Jungian Analyst with thirty years of clinical experience and is in private practice in Brattleboro, VT and Northampton, MA. Presently, she is a training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts. She has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada.