Many traditional verbal and cognitive therapies prioritize mental insight over the impactful role of embodied experience. Yet, as contemporary neuroscience shows us, genuine healing involves more than verbalization: deeper integration requires the body. Alchemy, an ancient practice involving both material and spiritual elements, was rediscovered by C.G. Jung as he sought to understand the imagery in dreams. Jung noted that reappearing images heralded changes in the embodied psyche, reflecting a deeper transformative process at work. Alchemy’s transformative processes can find expression through the practice of Authentic Movement, a therapeutic and meditative body/ mind approach. Participants move in response to felt sensation, emotion and imagery in the presence of a compassionate witness, bringing light to the somatic unconscious. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
In this workshop, participants will engage the alchemical metaphor in relation to the embodied individuation process as it relates to the practice of psychotherapy. Elements from Jungian theory, neuroscience and attachment work will be interwoven and further integrated through drawing, writing and discussion.
TINA STROMSTED, PHD, BC-DMT, is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and Board Certified Dance therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. Former co-founder of the Authentic Movement Institute, she teaches at universities and healing centers internationally. With forty years of clinical experience, her work and publications explore the integration of body, mind, psyche and soul.
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is accredited by the Institute of Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Jung Institute of San Francisco takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are offered for this event.
Date: Apr 25, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration closes on Apr 25, 2015 11:00 PM
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at 11:00 PM
Tina Stromsted, PhD, BM-DMT
Brief Bio : Jungian analyst, Board Certified Dance/ Movement therapist, Somatic educator, and author is past co-founder and faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute. She teaches internationally, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, the Depth/Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Marion Woodman Foundation. Her private practice is in San Francisco, CA.