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UPCOMING EVENTS


Fall 2021


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Annual Meeting & Film Discussion

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
7-9 p.m. (on Zoom)
2021 Annual Meeting
7-7:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
Join us for a brief annual business meeting to vote for new board members and hear about our plans for the future of SAFOJ!

Nomadland: A Heroine’s Journey for Our Times?

a film discussion facilitated by Catherine Penn Williams, MA, LPC
7:30-9 p.m. (via Zoom)
$15 for members; $20 for non-members
Nomadland, the 2021 Oscar winner for Best Picture, can be viewed as a meditation on individual and collective survival strategies in an increasingly corporatized and ageist society, a commentary on current-day social injustices, including economic inequality, as well as an illustration of how we respond to trauma and grief. In our discussion we will touch briefly on these issues and examine how they might intersect with the protagonist’s journey of individuation. Ultimately, we will ask ourselves whether or not this is a modern-day illustration of the classic heroine’s journey. Note: Please watch the film on your own before this event and come prepared to discuss your ideas/responses.
Catherine Penn Williams, MA, LPC is a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in Tucson since 1989. She has been a student of Jung’s work since 1991 and has a long- standing interest in the way films reveal and illustrate the process of individuation, particularly for the female psyche. Catherine currently serves as vice-president on the SAFOJ board of directors and is an experienced facilitator of small group discussions.

*Registration Notes:

  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 9.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 9. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see the email.

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Reviewing Your Lived & Unlived Life

presented by Connie Zweig, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
$40 for members; $50 for non-members
2.5 CEUs available for $20
This presentation describes the traditional life review in midlife or beyond as the ego’s life review and adds the dimension of Shadow — how to connect what was expressed with what was repressed. In this way, the unlived life moves into awareness, and we can reclaim some of what was sacrificed. We will explore both personal and archetypal levels of our stories and seek the patterns in the tapestries of our lives. Note: Please have with you the largest piece of paper you can find and a pencil. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to do a traditional life review. 2. Identify a key pattern in your life story. 3. Describe how to review your unlived life. 4. Identify a feeling, trait, talent, or dream that was buried in the Shadow. 5. Choose to explore one of them now.
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired Jungian-oriented therapist, co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her new book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul (Sept. 2021) extends shadow-work into late life and teaches aging as a spiritual practice. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for 50 years. She is a wife and grandmother and was initiated as an Elder by Sage-ing International in 2017. After investing in all these roles, she is practicing the shift from role to soul.
*Registration Notes:
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Friday, October 8.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by 10:00 pm on Friday, October 8. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see the email.

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Psyche and the Sacred: The Religious Function of the Psyche

presented by Lionel Corbett, M.D., Jungian Analyst

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
$40 for members; $50 for non-members
2.5 CEUs available for $20
The traditional Judeo-Christian image of God is not satisfying to increasing numbers of people. Jung’s notion of the Self, an innate God-image within the psyche, offers an alternative. This talk will describe some of the problems associated with traditional theistic God-images and explain Jung’s alternative approach and will describe the many symbolic manifestations of the Self and the ways it may be projected onto external savior figures or even onto people.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will recognize the symbolic, intrapsychic manifestations of the Self.
  2. Participants will recognize the influence of early family dynamics on their image of God
  3. Participants will recognize the ways in which their image of God has transformed over time.
Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of five books: Psyche and the Sacred: The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering; and Understanding Evil: A Guide for Psychotherapists. He is the co-editor of four volumes of collected papers: Psyche’s Stories; Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field; Psychology at the Threshold; and Jung and Aging.
*Registration Notes:
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Friday, November 19.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by 10:00 pm on Friday, November 19. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see the email.

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