Category Archives: Workshops and Classes

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.

Introduction to the Life and Work of C.G. Jung 

Workshop: Erica Lorentz
C.G. Jung Institute –   Boston 

by Erica Lorentz, Med, LPC, IAAP

November 9, 10 – 4 PM
Cost: $60  5 CEUs

“The unconscious can only be reached by symbols . . . The symbol is the primitive exponent of the unconscious, and at the same time an idea that corresponds to the highest intuitions of the unconscious mind.” CG Jung
This workshop will familiarize you with the foundation of Jung’s life and his basic concepts. Terms such as shadow, complex, individuation, ego, Self, symbol, typology, personal and collective unconscious, etc. will be explored. Jung never meant his work to be just an intellectual exercise, so we will discuss how his ideas relate to our real lives. The format will be lecture and discussion. Film clips and case material will augment our understanding. No prior knowledge is required.

Contact Information
C.G. Jung Institute – Boston
21 Hartford Street
Newton, MA 02461
ph (617) 796-0108 

Working with Archetypal Manifestations within the Body

The C.G. Jung Institute – Boston

Summer Intensive Program 2013:
Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality 
Current Research and Multi-Cultural Experience
 June 20, 21 & 22 Thursday 2 PM – 5:30 PM
Working with Archetypal Manifestations within the Body
Erica Lorentz

This seminar will begin by learning to listen to our own somatic unconscious without interpretation or judgment in a gentle, non-directed movement meditation. No prior experience is necessary. Then the presenter will discuss Jung’s understanding of the relationship between spirituality and the body. Jung invites us to embrace not only the personal unconscious, but also archetypal manifestations that become embodied in our lives. These experiences are often misunderstood in our culture, though they have been felt and observed since the beginning of human history. Film clips and case material will elucidate the topic.