The C G Jung Society of Sydney is a non-profit association that was founded in 1975 to further the psychological & philosophical perspectives and practices of Swiss psychologist C G Jung and the body of thought that has developed from his original work. We provide a rich and varied program of public talks, workshops, reading groups and other events to promote understanding of Jung's perspective in areas like psychology, philosophy, alchemy and dream analysis.
Friday Night Meetings…
Presentation: 10th July
with Sally Gillespie
Dreams carry information of interest and value for the dreamer’s whole community and society... Just as there are “leading indicators” of economic and political life that can be examined to anticipate trends and changes in business, education, and government, analysis of dreams from a whole community can provide “early indicators” of changes and transformations in our collective cultural and spiritual life (Taylor, 1996, p. 152).
Contemporary depth psychology is increasingly connecting the work of the psyche with the environmental, social and political problems of the world we live in. Dreams in particular can highlight the transition between old and new myths while activating dialogues between personal consciousness and social awareness. My talk explores the role dream work can play in the development of consciousness in the relationship to self, society and world. To illustrate this process I draw on stories and dreams shared in participatory research discussions about psychological responses to climate change. Through sharing dreams, imaginings, confusions, frustrations, grief, hopes and fears, participants (including myself) reflected upon changing personal and collective myths while developing awareness, resilience and maturity that benefited ourselves personally and in community.
Sally Gillespie recently gained her doctorate at the University of Western Sydney researching responses to climate change engagement through a depth psychological lens. She is the author of Living the Dream, The Book of Dreaming and co-author of The Knot of Time, and contributed two chapters to Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change edited by Jonathan Marshall. Sally practised as a Jungian psychotherapist in Sydney for over twenty years, and served as the President of the CG Jung Society of Sydney from 2006 to 2010. More recently she has been giving presentations and facilitating workshops in the areas of climate change psychology. Sally is a member of Psychology for a Safe Climate and one of the founding members of the Climate Wellbeing Network.
Date: 10 July 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $30 Non-Member
*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by CAPA, PACFA and ACA for this presentation.
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