Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm
THERE'S SOMETHING OUT THERE
...AND IN HERE!
IN-PERSON PRESENTATION AT ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL, 4600 ST. CHARLES, NOLA
Presenter: Jungian Analyst Mike Box, LPC
Several years ago, I became re-enchanted with the idea of Bigfoot. As a child growing up in rural
Mississippi, fueled by television shows like In Search Of, I was terrified by the idea of a hairy hominid living in the same swamps that were my playground. Later, as an adult, I became fascinated by the seemingly ubiquitous appearance of these same creatures in television shows and advertising.
I asked myself, “What does this image serve for the modern individual and collective?”
In the 1950s, Jung wrote an essay addressing the highly popular idea of UFOs from the perspective of analytical psychology. When viewed as an image, Bigfoot lends itself to understanding “splitting”
and “projection.” It also serves as a mirror, allowing us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world, our place in it, and some of what may have been lost in our continual movement away from
the natural world. We will explore this phenomenon psychologically and imagine what it may
suggest about our relationship with the world around us.
Mike Box is a Jungian Analyst practicing in Jackson, Mississippi. The focus of his practice has been assisting clients in working through their addictions and overcoming trauma. His interests lie in the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and Nature. He completed graduate work at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, and received analytical training from the Inter-regional Society of Jungian
Analysts. He is a faculty member of the Memphis-Atlanta Jung Seminar.
Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10
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If you are a member, you do not need to register and will automatically receive a link
the morning of the program.
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.