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:

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
 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.

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

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:

Soma Ranch
Montgomery, Texas 77356
Phone: 832-567-4550

Erica Lorentz: Healing Through the Imaginal Realm

February 2, 2018

Working with the imaginal realm involves a conscious dialogue with the unconscious. This dialogue is essential for our transformation and is called active imagination. It was Jung’s preferred method for exploring the unconscious (see The Red Book). Our guide for this process comes from the psyche itself that manifests symbolically in all art forms, the body, and dreams. This lecture will explore how we use active imagination. Examples and DVD clips will illustrate this creative force that guides us.

For information about other lectures in this series please visit:
Jung Association of Western Massachusetts

Dionysian Women’s (men included) Initiation Mysteries at Pompeii by Erica Lorentz

Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:30 – 4:30 pm
(Note day change from our normal schedule – NOT FRIDAY)
part of the Jung Association of Western MassFall 2014 through Spring 2015 lecture series 

Lecture presented by Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., LPC
Dionysian Women’s (men included) Initiation Mysteries at Pompeii

Dionysus was the god of wine, emotion, ecstasy, eroticism, and madness. This important instinct has been lost or perverted by our workaholic, puritanical, progress oriented culture. How do we rediscover this wellspring of healthy instinctual energy? The beautiful 2000 year-old frescoes from Pompeii take us step by step on the initiate’s journey to a spiritual conjunction with Dionysus and his consort Ariadne, and back to ordinary reality to be integrated into our lives.

Jung Association of Western Mass
Fall 2014 through Spring 2015 lecture series
Smith College, Seelye Hall
For a complete lecture schedule and directions, please click here.

Jung, Spirituality, and the Body by Erica Lorentz

Presented to the C.G. Jung Society, Seattle on May 6, 2016

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

‘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)

Lecture: Friday, May 6, 2016
Good Shepherd Center, Rm 202, Seattle WA

In this lecture, we will investigate the importance of witnessing and containing archetypal energies when they become embodied and emerge in our lives as subtle body experiences. The individuation process asks us to return to our personal unconscious and our archetypal roots. Jung invites us to honor and understand archetypal forces that push up from the somatic unconscious into consciousness. These experiences are often pathologized, though they have been experienced, observed, and discussed since the beginning of human history. We will discuss how we can have a creative and healing relationship with them. Film clips and case material will illustrate Jung’s concepts and this process.

Lecture Learning Objectives:

1 – Participants will begin to understand the importance of the somatic unconscious in the individuation process.

2 – The audience will be introduced to the role ofsubtle body experience in healing and spiritual maturation.

Recovering the Feminine Erotic Soul in Men and Women

Jung Association of Western MA presents:
Recovering the Feminine Erotic Soul in Men and Women
Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 1-4 pm
Seelye Hall, Smith College

This lecture will explore the power that the feminine erotic soul holds for us in the contemporary world. This aspect of the feminine, hidden and maligned in most modern cultures, is a healing life force crucial to our spirituality, our humanity, and our world. From the Paleolithic Goddess and the ancients to the mystics and into modern life, we will trace the roots of the feminine erotic soul and bring it from obscurity back into our modern lives where it belongs. Image and music will help to illustrate the healthy and wounded aspects of this vital force.