Tuesday, February 1, 7:30 pm (Central Time)

Reclaiming the Value and Meaning of the Individual

in Times of Collective Upheaval 

Presenter: Jungian Analyst Elizabeth Colistra, PhD


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This presentation will explore Jung’s notion that “If the whole is to change, the individual must change himself.” The cultural, societal, and national crises that are taking place across the world, and especially here in the United States, challenge us to critically think about and question Jung’s premise. Is individual change enough? Is personal analysis and a commitment to one’s individuation process really enough? While some may view individual work with oneself and one’s unconscious as nothing but ‘bourgeois individualism,’ I will argue that this is far from the case...that the work of the individual—to sufficiently reckon with his or her unconscious so as to produce an individual sense of morality and responsibility, one that takes into consideration one’s opposite, one’s inner enemy, and one’s own evil­—is not just for one’s self, but for the good of the collective, and for what Jung referred to as the “spirit of the future.” 

Elizabeth Colistra is a certified Jungian analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in the French Quarter in New Orleans. She trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association while completing her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a faculty member of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar and an analyst member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
A link to the program will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.


1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10.

Email your request to jungsocietyneworleans@cox.net. Specify LPC or SW.

If you are a member, you do not need to register and will automatically receive a link
the morning of the program.

Register for this program to be held Feb. 1, 7:30 pm:

Registration fee is $10

Most programs are approved for Social Work contact hours through Tulane School of Social Work and for LPC clock hours through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The C. G. Jung Sciety of New Orleans has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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