Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm
TRAUMA AND THE TRAGEDIES OF LOVE:
THE HEART OF EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE
IN-PERSON PRESENTATION AT ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL, 4600 ST. CHARLES, NOLA
Presenter: Jungian Analyst Marilyn Marshall, LPC
“The stirring up of conflict is a Luciferian virtue in the true sense of the word. Conflict engenders fire, the fire of affects and emotions, and like every other fire, it has two aspects, that of combustion and that of creating light . . . . for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion (Italics mine) . . . . A complex can be really overcome only if it is lived out to the full. In other words, if we are to develop further, we have to draw to us and drink down to the very dregs what, because of our complexes, we have held at a distance.”
(Jung CW 9i, p. 96-99)
A child has neither the capacity nor the consciousness to withstand the full force of emotions evoked in response to traumatic situations. He or she is too small, vulnerable and overwhelmed. Thus, aspects of the psyche naturally come forth to protect that child from the full emotional impact of the experience; defenses form. We all have such a child within and the genesis of those initial tragedies typically occurs in the temple of Love, in our early relationships with mother, father, caretaker, grandparents, siblings, extended family, etc. Through personal, clinical and archetypal illustrations, we will identify such trauma, address resulting psychic defenses and their ‘complex’ evolution, and explore the transformative process that develops through one’s experience of unknown, forgotten, Dis-missed, heartbreaking and unredeemed emotions.
Marilyn Marshall is a Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in New Orleans. She is a Senior Training Analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, and a faculty member and past Coordinator for the New Orleans Jungian Seminar. Marilyn teaches and presents lectures, seminars and workshops. Publications include articles and reviews in Spring Journal, The Journal of Analytical Psychology and Psychological Perspectives.
Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10
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