This program WILL NOT BE recorded. Registration closes at NOON EST. on March 31st. Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.
The hero is king ... … in our individualistic culture. Campbell popularized it. We all may need to be the hero at some point in our lives. But what about the heroine in all of us? Like the feminine in general, the heroine has been relegated to the cultural shadow, and it’s time she made her appearance again in our culture and our lives. To move forward and save our planet and our humanity, we must find a new way. The warrior archetype is one sided; patriarchal control is non-inclusive and destructive; greed and narcissism abound.
Borrowing from the Iroquois, the heroine’s journey gives us a new perspective on how to challenge power and create democracy. Ghandi accessed it and brought it to the world stage. Martin Luther King and the women’s movement harnessed it here in the US. The heroine teaches us how to confront negative patriarchy and weave a social fabric that includes and listens to all.
On a personal level, in order to become whole, we must find a healthy relationship to the feminine. The heroine’s journey shows us the path of initiation into the power of the Dark Feminine. This aspect must be redeemed to individuate, whether you are a man or woman. Indigenous cultures know this feminine way. It is an inner journey into the unconscious, as Jung illustrates in the Red Book. He followed his soul. In it is a different orientation to our body, our everyday life, and our relationships. The heroine’s journey will be given voice in my presentation on the Heroine’s journey in men and women. We will speak of it through history, neuroscience, fairytale, and myth. Come and begin your heroine’s journey with us.
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.
An Expressive Approach to Dreams presented by Erica Lorentz – MEd, LPC, JUNGIAN ANALYST (IAAP) and Karen Raymond – Voice 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
“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.