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The Inner Dance: a Jungian Approach to Argentine Tango

Saturday, February 10, 2024 9:30 am to 12:30 pm,
at St. Francis in the Foothills

presented by Wendy Balconi and Marc Adams

Held in person at the Community Room at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd.

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Tickets: $40 General Admission; $30 for SAFOJ members and TANGO members; $15 Students; $20 3 CEUs

This workshop is for everyone–singles, couples, mobility challenged as well as dancers. The lecture portion is 9:30am to 10:30am,  the experiential portion 10:45pm – 12:30pm.

While not widely discussed, early psychological theories were developed and based upon investigations in connection with the physical body. Freud made significant contributions to somatic depth psychology during his development of psychoanalysis and significant connections have been made between emotional and psychological difficulties and constriction held within the body. Moreover, the importance of intentionally including the body to create change has been clearly demonstrated throughout the works of leading Jungian Analysts including C.G. Jung and Marion Woodman. 

“Only if you first return to the body, to your earth, can individuation take place,
only then does the thing  become true.” – C.G. Jung 

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  Marc Adams, LMSW, MBA is co-founder of Creative-Depth, an organization  dedicated to bringing more insight, purpose, and meaning to the clinical setting  through both the demonstration and practical application of depth psychological  concepts. As a licensed clinical social worker in private practice, Marc specializes  in existential counseling with a Jungian approach. Marc’s professional journey has  included working in the volatile banking industry for over 28 years before acquiring  a psychotherapy license. He also dedicated years to learning guitar concentrating  on Flamenco, dancing focused on Argentine tango, and intensive study abroad  programs to gain fluency in multiple languages. One key element that has remained  constant throughout the years has been a magnetic attraction to inner work and,  ultimately, the desire to partner with others in facilitating their journey to experience  new perspectives and new ways of being. 

Wendy Balconi, Ph.D., LCSW is co-founder of Creative-Depth, an organization dedicated to bringing more depth to the clinical setting. Wendy holds a master’s degree in clinical social work, and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Through her many years of practice Wendy has developed a profound admiration and respect for the unconscious and as a depth psychologist she currently holds a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wendy first discovered a relationship to the unconscious as a commercial artist and has particular interest in those involved in the creative arts. As a depth psychologist with a strong background in the Arts Wendy continues to actively create through writing, painting, collage, sculpture, active imagination, dream work and Argentine Tango. Her dissertation entitled Solvitur Ambulando: An Embodied Experience of Argentine Tango explored habitual patterns of relating from a depth psychological perspective.  

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