Tuesday November 2, 7:30 pm CDT

Mythology, Death and Grief

Presenter: Kay Todd, PhD


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Emphasis will be on J. William Whorton’s Four Tasks of Mourning. We will address how Western mythology influences cultural mythology around death, dying and grief, keeping us from a “good” death and for those left behind, the ability to mourn in a meaningful way. What if all life is about finding meaning, each loss or wounding a way the divine or sacred finds an entry to expose a part of our unseen self. What if all our losses are a way to transition into something more—to be more of an authentic self. Our identity, how we see ourselves, comes from the forming of our ego. When we experience a loss it is part of an investment we have made in determining and knowing who we really are in the world. With the loss, we lose a small or large part of ourselves and how we participate in the world. We must find a way to rebuild how we see ourselves and relate to others. This is how the liminal space provides a container for us to mourn our loss and create a new story.

Kay Todd received her PhD in mythological studies with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She completed the Grief, Loss and Trauma certificate program, designed by Janet Schreiber and Elizabeth Kubler- Ross, at Southwestern University in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She taught as an adjunct professor in religion and interpersonal communication at the University of Oklahoma and Tulsa Community College. She is a Founder Lecturer with the Jung Society of Houston. She is a candidate with the Interregional Society of Jungian Analyst and has completed four years of training with the Heartland Association 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

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the morning of the program.

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