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Soul and Spirit in the therapeutic relationship

Counselling at University of Suffolk – Clinical Study Day

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Saturday, 3 November 2018,
10:00 to 16:00

‘Carl Jung said that the psyche is essentially religious because of its capacity to seek meaning.’

‘How do we work with the spiritual dimension of our clients?’

How can therapy go beyond fixing problems towards enabling greater consciousness?’

For millennia, religious experience gave people a deep sense of meaning and religious language, used to express and share this. For many people today this is no longer a way to find depth and some turn to therapy hoping to find meaning. Carl Jung said that the psyche is essentially religious because of its capacity to seek meaning.   What happens when then is no longer a shared language of depth? How can we as therapists make space for psyche’s desire for meaning making? How do we work with the spiritual dimension of our clients?    

Stephen Bushell is a Jungian Analyst and former Anglican priest and has a long interest in the interface of psychotherapy and spirituality. Before working in private practice, Stephen spent 15 years working in psychiatric care as chaplain and therapist. He trained with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists where he is currently a training analyst, supervisor and Coordinator of Training.

Programme

Waterfront Building, Ipswich, room 602. 

10.00: Welcome from the University

10.15 – 11.30: An exploration of the vision of therapy. The significance of religious and spiritual language that allows a deepening exploration within the language of therapy. How can therapy go beyond fixing problems towards enabling greater consciousness?

11.30: Coffee break

12.00: Looking at symbolic and mythological motifs for this vision within therapy

1.00 – 2.00: Lunch

2.00: Examples from clinical experience

3.30 – 4.00:  Final plenary