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Coming Home to the Body: A five-class online course with the Jung Platform

  • 10 Oct 2020
  • online

SHORT SUMMARY
Learn to embrace your body, nourish your soul and walk your path in the world. This five-class course illuminates a pathway to sensing your body, accessing your inner wisdom, and integrating lost parts of your soul through conscious embodiment. We will explore bodily experience in the process of healing and transformation, and how vital it is to therapeutic practice, daily life, and the wellbeing of the planet.

Presented by Tina Stromsted, PhD, BC-DMT, RSMT/E, Jungian Analyst

FIRST DAY: Oct 10, 2020 - LAST DAY:  Nov 10, 2020

Number of Modules: 5 modules

Oct 10, 2020
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Nov 10, 2020

EVENT DESCRIPTION

“My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I speak, I call you – are you there? I have returned, I am here again.” – C.G. Jung

What does it mean to live a vibrant, embodied life in our turbulent, challenging world? How can we rediscover the sacredness of our bodies and the Eros in everyday life?

When we don’t listen to our bodies, we feel disconnected and lost in the world. As our loyal “soul-friend”, the body expresses its wisdom in each moment.

This course explores how we can come home to our bodies, fostering a feeling of safety, resilience, and ease, while opening a connection between body, psyche, and spirit. Embodied active imagination facilitates this descent into the inner world of the psyche through bodily experience, natural movement, and creative arts.

Tina Stromsted integrates Jungian Depth Psychology, Somatics, Dance/Movement Therapy, and creative arts therapies.

Through presentation, case examples, embodied exploration, and practical tools, this course can help you to reconnect with deeper instinctual resources.

Join Tina as she guides you on a path of learning how to recognize vital messages from your body, and how to integrate lost parts of yourself through the practice of conscious embodiment.

This course is ideal if you want to:

  • Feel more deeply connected to your body, psyche, and soul.
  • Explore the relationship between your body, healing, and transformation.
  • Expand your capacity for empathy and compassion through resonating more effectively with yourself and others.
  • Gain practical tools and perspectives to continue your embodied journey. 

By the end of this course you will -
• Enhance your awareness of and improve your relationship with your body.
• Learn how to listen when your body ‘talks’.
• Recognize polarities in the body & psyche and develop an awareness of the Shadow.
• Understand Jung’s Active Imagination approach and how to embody it through movement.
• Deepen your connection with others and the world around you through embodied experience.
• Learn how to integrate conscious embodiment into your daily life.

Course schedule: 

Classes 1-4 are prerecorded so people can tune in at their leisure, and then we’ll meet together Live for Class 5 on November 10th at 5pm PT

Class 1 – Saturday, Oct 10, 2020
We begin by exploring the importance of the body in healing and transformation. Tina introduces some of the pioneers who integrated the body with Jung’s Depth Psychology, examines the role of ego-inhibitions, and demonstrates how we access deeper parts of ourselves through embodied, creative explorations. She shares a story of a journey of embodied individuation and offers a guided experience.

Class 2 – Saturday, Oct 17, 2020
Let’s awaken and increase body awareness by getting to know the ‘languages’ of the body. Tina provides case examples on how to work with small and unconscious movements, recognizing body signals and guiding us into our bodies.

Class 3 – Saturday, Oct 24, 2020
Beginning with a story about how Jung discovered Active Imagination, we discuss the four steps of the Active Imagination approach and how to integrate our learnings into everyday life. We also hear an inspiring story about how Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman used natural movement and dream symbols to heal from her kidney disease and “addiction to perfection”. We conclude with an introductory exploration of active imagination in the body.

Class 4 – Saturday, Oct 31, 2020
Here we gently dive into the practice of Active Imagination in Movement (Authentic Movement). We explore how one of Jung’s early patients embodied this process and how Mary Starks Whitehouse pioneered the Authentic Movement approach. We discuss how dreams, images, symbols, and body symptoms can be used as starting points for movement. Tina demonstrates different polarities in the body and the importance of recognizing the Shadow. Then, we are guided in our own experiential movement journey, beginning with music and ending with drawing.

Class 5: Live Webinar – Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 at 5pm PST
Our final class reflects on the journey we’ve taken together throughout this course and emphasizes the importance of coming home to our bodies. Please bring your questions, reflections, and experiences! This is an opportunity for general Q&A, discussion, and further deepening of our embodied experience. How can you integrate these learnings into your daily life?

Presenter Bio

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian psychoanalyst, Board Certified Dance/ Movement therapist, and Somatic psychotherapist and educator. Past co-founder and faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute in California, she was a founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program, and faculty in the Somatic Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy departments at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Currently she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Depth Psychology & Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as a core faculty member for the Marion Woodman Foundation. With 40 years of clinical experience in hospitals, community mental health, and in private practice, her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, psyche, soul, relationship and community in healing and transformation.

She has been co-leading the PreCongress Day in Active Imagination in Movement sessions at the International Association for Analytical Psychology Congresses with analysts Joan Chodorow, Marion Woodman and colleagues for nearly twenty years, and has presented at and organized many programs and conferences on Embodied Jung, BodySoul work, DreamDancing, Embodied Alchemy and other depth-oriented themes in international settings. Dr. Stromsted lectures and teaches at universities and healing centers in many parts of the world and her private practice in San Francisco.

EVENT LOCATION: Online

COST $119

Early bird registration ends 9/27/2020

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