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Friday, January 13, 2017 - A Hand's On Guide to Dreams

Presented by Deedy Young, LCSW

     Deedy Young gave a presentation on why we humans, for thousand of years, have turned to dreams when faced with life's challenges.  Following a brief orientation to the dream, she continued the rest of her lecture by considering a few key elements in an actual dream.

      Deedy Young is a Jungian analyst and lives in  Lafayette, Louisiana where she has a private practive.  She completed her training with the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 2010 and her training involved extensive work with dreams.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of The C. G. Jung Society of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Active Imagination:  Relating to the Unconscious

Presented by Patricia Landeche, LCSW

     Patricia Landeche's lecture addressed Carl G. Jung's  developed  technique for investing contents of the unconscious, which he called active imagination.  She outlined some of the advantages to consider that can 1) give us clarity and understanding when we have said or done things that are totally out of character, 2) when our emotions overwhelm us, 3) when we just can not seem to do things we need to do, or 4) when we need to find meaning and purpose for the events in our lives.  In her lecture, Patricia explored different practical ways of doing this work.

      Patricia Landeche is a Jungian-oriented therapist  and has a private practice and also works in a drug addiction treatment program in Lafayette, Louisiana.  She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Speaker Coordinator  for The C. G. Jung Society of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - From Ego/Self Identity to Ego/Self Relationship

Presented by Louis Deshotels, LCSW    

     Louis Deshotels presented a lecture on how a Jungian perspective development moves from Ego/Self Identity, an inflated state, to isolation and alienation and then to experiences of connection to the Self and dreams are an expression of connection between Ego and Self and can expose inflation and alienation, as well as connection to the Self.  Louis presented how,  as this process goes on, the Ego learns its place with the psyche.  Louis' lecture  focused on descriptions of these states.

      Louis Deshotels is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana since 1985.  His interest in Jung goes back to the early 1970's.  He is a member of the Board of Directors  and the Treasurer for The C. G. Jung Society of Lafayette, Louisiana.