The Novacella Abbey, South Tyrol (Italy)
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The idea of the self, could not exist for one single moment if there were not a body to create and maintain that distinctness.
At this point of our history there is a great need to further understand the mind/body connection, the interplay of the emotions and consciousness, the interconnectedness of sentient life, understanding “lived experience” and “felt meaning,” and how these experiences affect our relationship to self, other and the world.
Are we moving further and further away from the body/matter/materia of the world which might leave us with a meaningless world, disconnected from reality; and/or are we in a time of rediscovering the world of “body” and its connection to the individual and the collective psyche?
The Conference will be made up of "embodied lectures" and is dedicated to the integration, awareness and essential nature of the somatic experience in the analytical process or any lived experience.
Although C.G. Jung already in his early studies pointed out the importance of the body in facing the psyche/soul in himself and his patients, body has been largely neglected in Jungian psychoanalysis or other verbally-oriented psychotherapies. Our intention is thus to address this lacuna, to bring body and body phenomena out of the shadows and to situate them more consciously at the heart of psychotherapy/analysis in the awareness that in the room there are not only two souls but also two breathing bodies and that healing, i.e. "making whole", is only possible if these two mysterious realms, soul and body or butterfly and serpent, form a living unity or "with-ness" (E. Edinger) and are in a constant reciprocal interaction and exchange.
All are welcome, however those who are likely to be most enriched by the Embodied Jung Conference are students and practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and/or somatic, body-centered disciplines
Rosa Maria Govoni & Emilio Patocchi:
Authentic Movement Seminar
Rosa Maria Govoni, MA, BC-DMT (USA), Psychotherapist, Dance Movement Therapist, former director of the “Four-Year Training Program” in DMT- Art Therapy Italiana. Founder and Co- director until 2018 of the “Institute of Expressive Psychotherapy integrating Art and Dance Movement Therapy” in Bologna, Italy, where now she is teacher and clinical supervisor.
Authentic Movement trainer. Sensorimotor Psychotherapist level 1. Introductory level KMP. Restorative Movement Psychotherapy training.
She has published many articles on body movement in psychotherapy, and supervision.
She leads Authentic Movement Groups since 1998.
Emilio Patocchi, lic.theol, accredited Training Analyst/Supervisor at the Jung Institute, Zurich. Group supervisor. Since 2011 he works with his wife in Authentic Movement groups, and in supervision training groups.
The Embodied Brain: A Moving Exploration of Our Dynamic Neurophysiology
Kalila B. Homann MA, LPC-S, BC-DMT is the founder/program director of Embodied Neurobiology, a training program for clinicians dedicated to exploring the body’s potential to generate healing and transformational growth. She teaches and supervises at the graduate and postgraduate level nationally and internationally, and maintains a clinical dance/movement therapy practice in Austin, Texas. Kalila received the 2018 Excellence in Education Recognition Award from the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Board of Directors in recognition of her significant contributions to education in the field of dance/movement therapy. Her articles include “Dynamic Equilibrium: Engaging and Supporting Neurophysiological Intelligence Through Dance/Movement Therapy” (2020) and “Dancing Body, Brain, and Soul: The Dance of Three” together with Tina Stromsted.
Bodydreaming – Dreaming the Dream On
Marian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, is a Jungian analyst and Somatics practitioner who has been leading workshops internationally for the past 30 years, integrating body, mind and soul. She is the director of training for BodySoul Europe, which is part of the Marion Woodman Foundation. With the development of her unique approach, BodyDreaming®, Marian incorporates developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy, attachment theory with Jungian psychology, and the phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness. Her trainings include Jungian Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, Infant Observation, BodySoul Rhythms, and Somatic Experiencing. Her book, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma (Routledge), won both the Gradiva Award from the NAAP (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) and from the IAJS (International Association for Jungian Studies Awards Program), as co-winner, for Best Book of 2019.
Robert D. Romanyshyn:
‘All the World’s a Stage’: Dramatic Encounters in the Therapy Room
Robert D. Romanyshyn is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysis, and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Dialoguing Jung's psychology with Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of embodiment, he has applied his approach to psychotherapy, dream work, research, and cultural-historical studies on the origins, development and crises of technology. Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, is the most recent example of this work.
Resonant Psyches, Co-creation and Shared Bodies: A Story of How They Guide Us in the Dark
Seja Rachael MA, LPC-S, is a creative depth psychotherapist, writer and lecturer. Over the past three decades, she has met with individuals, couples and groups in the dynamic domain of self-creation and mutual engagement. She has presented her experiential narrative series at Psychoanalytic, Jungian and Expressive Arts Societies, including The Myth Symposium at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has read from her book in progress, Meetings at The Crooked Corner of Memory and Desire, in many venues, most recently: The New York City Writers Hotel and The Bowery Poetry Club.
Embracing your Body, Nourishing your Soul
Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, Dance/Movement Therapist and a Somatic/Movement Educator and Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco, California. She is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and of IAAP. She leads workshops in the U.S. and internationally. Her depth-oriented work engages verbal psychotherapy, trauma work, dreams, movement, Active Imagination, and other creative therapeutic modalities that facilitate healing, development and transformation. She is the founding director of the Soul’s Body® Center, integrating Jungian Depth work, Somatics, and creative arts psychotherapies. In her numerous articles she explores the integration of body, brain, psyche and soul in clinical work. Currently, she teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute, as a core faculty member in the Marion Woodman Foundation, and as an instructor at the San Francisco Jung Institute.
Embodied Wisdom, Searching for Sophia
Ursula Wirtz, Ph.D., is a clinical and anthropological psychologist and a Jungian analyst with a doctorate in literature and philosophy, practicing in Zürich. She is a member of the IAAP and a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at ISAP-Zurich, and actively engaged in the training of Jungian analysts in Eastern European countries and China. Dr. Wirtz has taught at various European universities as well as abroad. She has numerous publications on trauma, sexual abuse and the interface of psychotherapy and spirituality in German, English, Russian and Czech. Her recent book: Trauma and Beyond. The Mystery of Transformation (Routledge, 2020) will be translated into several languages this year.
Where am I when I am playing? Virtual Space, transitional Space and Sandplay Therapy.
Iolanda Stocchi earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy and later in Clinical Psychology. She graduated from L.I.S.T.A., a Jungian Psychology training program in Milan, later receiving a third Master’s degree in Sandplay Therapy. Ms. Stocchi has been working for thirty years as a Jungian psychoanalyst integrating analytical “talk therapy” with “playing with the sand” with children and adults. She is a lecturer and seminar teacher in several Italian Schools of Psychotherapy and Jungian Associations. She is the author of several essays, articles and books including Il Silenzio delle Sirene. Figurazioni della psiche femminile (2005), Il Gioco della Sabbia nella terapia con i bambini. La Pazienza dello Sguardo (2018), and Il Silenzio delle Sirene. Se il Maschile non ascolta il canto. Dal Romanico al Gioco della Sabbia (2019). Recently, Ms. Stocchi created the website LibriRimedio (www.libririmedio.com) in order to foster reading in children as a remedy against the increasing atrophy of the imagination.
Lily-Rose Nomfundo Mlisa:
Embodied Gift: Awakening and Nurturing Intuition
Dr. Nomfundo Mlisa is a Clinical Psychologist living at Cala, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. She is a qualified teacher and nurse (General, Midwifery, Psychiatry and Community Health Nursing) with a Master in Public Health and has Honours in Bachelor of Theology. She was Director of Student Council at the University of Fort Hare where she established an HIV AIDS Unit until 2017. After retirement and leaving the university, she became Director of Tsengiwe Development Centre, which she founded in 2005. The centre offers multi- disciplinary services including home based care, food security; National Data recording in rural areas, recording Indigenous Knowledge systems and technologies.
She is recipient of various awards from various organizations and is an activist of Gender Based Violence and LGBTI. She has lectured at both national and international conferences. Currently, she works with a group of SAAJA Jungians psychotherapists in Cape Town on a project called Rainbow Therapy, she herself initiated with the Swiss Jungian analyst, Dr. Peter Ammann in 2016. The project intends to create and strengthen psychotherapeutic working relationships between Jungian Psychotherapists and Traditional Health Practitioners (amagqirha) in South Africa. Her research areas are in Indigenous Knowledge System, Psychology, Indigenous Traditional Religions and Spirituality and Community.
Presence and Being
This workshop will explore the archetypal Masculine and Feminine; Purusha and Prakriti, through an Indian philosophical lens. Using text, music and movement we will attempt to feel into how Purusha and Prakriti, Consciousness/Spirit and Nature/Matter, are the foundational principles of reality.
Much has been written, including by Jung, from a western theoretical understanding of masculine and feminine. Jung’s theory of archetypes includes an exploration of and reflection on the archetypal Masculine and Feminine, and on the contra-sexual/gendered inner other (Anima and Animus) as structural realities of our psyche.
We would like to invite you to an embodied exploration of these forces using a different cultural framework. Hopefully, this might enrich our engagement with these ideas that still hold validity and power as well as open up avenues that go beyond the limitations of Jung’s historically and culturally situated theory.
Lisa M. Holland
Skin: Barrier and Bridge to Trauma, Healing and Transformation
Skin is both silent barrier and tender bridge between ourselves and all that we call “outside”, “other” and “not me”. Skin is also a liminal space where “I and Thou”, inner and outer, unconscious and consciousness meet in the cells and tissue of our beings. We will consider the challenges and wonders of skin in a case of childhood trauma and healing, interwoven with the fairy tale, “Seal Woman”. We will also explore together through the stories and voices of our own skins.
Movement & Meditation
The morning movement sessions will be based on Do-In, an ancient Chinese technic and other material combined to awaken, appease and comfort body and spirit.
Monica Klingler is an artist, dancer and choreographer and soon to be Rosen practitioner who has been teaching movement for 30 years.
Where there has been a radical split, I believe a somatic container must be prepared to receive the psychic labor. There must be a greeting of the spirit, a chalice to receive the wine.
The Embodied Jung Conference 2022 will be held at the Abbey of Novacella in the North-Western corner of Italy, near the borders of both Austria and Switzerland, encircled by the Italian Alps, the Dolomites.
Please visit www.kloster-neustift.it
The Abbey of Novacella was founded in the 12th century by Augustinian Friars. It is a cultural and architectural treasure spanning centuries, and includes Gothic, Baroque and Rococo elements. It is well known as a center of education and cultural exchange and produces some of the finest wines in Italy.
The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation
When can I register?
Registration is now open. Please see the link at the top of the home page. Registration will be limited to 60 participants.
What is the cost?
The fee of the Conference (which includes, room, board and tuition) varies from 840-960EUR, depending on room preference. For details clink on registration link.
Is partial attendance available?
We do not plan to make partial Conference attendance available. Because the Embodied Jung Conference has a strong experiential component (we are asking presenters to adhere to a minimum of 50% experience and no more than 50% didactic), full participation by everyone will allow sufficient time to “drop down” into one’s experience and will support the creation of a safe temenos (healing vessel) for all.
What if I have special dietary needs?
The Abbey is an internationally renowned education center and the cooking staff is experienced in working with those who are vegetarian, have food sensitivities and/or allergies.
What if I am differently-abled?
We welcome participants who have disabilities and the Abbey is well equipped for various mobility issues. For other types of disabilities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to establish whether any needed assistance would be available by one of the Embodied Jung Conference organizers or might require you to bring or arrange for an attendant.
What if I want to come earlier and/or stay longer?
The monastery is booked only for the fixed period of the conference. If participants would like to spend time in the area before or after the conference, they will need to make their own reservations elsewhere for the extra days. Varna/Vahr or Bressanone/Brixen (less than 5km away) offer a full range of hotel options and prices.
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Novacella, Stiftstr. 1, Varna - Vahrn, Bolzano 39040, Italy