Onsite Course
Jan 19, 2019
Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
3727 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota, FL 34232
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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We all encounter hassles (the car breaks, the plumbing leaks, we catch a cold) on a regular basis and generally manage to cope; however, catastrophes are beyond our coping skills. Experiences we cannot readily fix or control challenge us in fundamental ways, indelibly changing our lives—disrupting identity, career, relationships, meaning, hope for the future, our highest god image, and our personal narratives. Using lecture, discussion, and exercises, we will explore experiences of tragic events (both personal and collective), ways to provide self-care and assistance to others, and how to be a help rather than a nuisance.

1)         This program will present a holistic model of care that goes beyond the ego-centered medical model for coping with life-changing illness and tragedies. Psychological responses to such experiences include four stages:  regression, maintenance, transformation, and transcendence; tasks of care involved with each of these responses will be discussed.

2)         The phenomenological experience of three distinct types of suffering will be explored: Natural suffering, Neurotic suffering, and Creative/Redemptive suffering, and the role of meaning in each of these will be discussed.

3)         Through case studies and exercises, participants will explore the purpose of symptoms — heralds of change or news of a difference.  We will discuss the value of listening to symptoms (at both the personal and cultural level) and discovering information about the system via psychic images, somatic complaints, and outer synchronistic events.

4)         Through lecture, discussion, and exercises, caregivers will learn and apply theories from spiritual traditions such as mindfulness, self-compassion, service to others, and detachment.

5)         Participants will learn supportive theory and research for this topic from related fields of inquiry including: neuroscience, affective science, evolutionary psychology, attachment theory, cultural anthology, and psychoanalytic/Jungian studies.

Saturday, January 19

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

CE: This course is 4 CEs

Course #: 20-672044*

*Approved by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family therapy, Mental Health Counseling and Master Social Work for four CEs. This class is also open to the local community.

Course location:
Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
3727 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota, FL 34232

Price: $25**

**Sign up here to register for CEs. You must also sign up with the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota by calling 941.952.8188. There will be an additional cost through the Jung Society. If you are not seeking CEs you do not need to sign up through Friendship Centers.