Jutta von Buchholtz, Ph.D.

The Healing Power of Fairy Tales

July 20 Saturday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: free; non-members: $20; students: $10

Why fairy tales? When C. G. Jung discovered the archetypal realm of the collective unconscious, he also found that through the ages myths, fairy tales and legends provided a “clothing” so to speak for these, otherwise invisible, potentially healing psychodynamics. When we listen to fairy tales our soul is invited to journey into lands of horror and violence as well as enchanting rescues and romances. The original fairy tales are ever so much more grim and violent than the Walt Disney versions we are familiar with. Fairy tales assure the listener—adult and child alike—that while evil, danger and violence do exist, they can be transformed. By entering into the magic of a fairy tale, our psyche re-connects with the healing potential of the archetypal realm.


  • Identify motifs/archetypal images in fairy tales
  • Connect the archetypal image with personal complexes.
  • Connect fairy tales to dreams and work with clients.

Jutta von Buchholtz, Ph.D.Jutta von Buchholtz, Ph.D., is a senior Jungian analyst, whose background is a Ph.D. in medieval literature from Vanderbilt University. She thinks this lends itself beautifully for a Jungian approach to fairy tales. She finds it deeply moving how archetypal themes, so cleverly and movingly embodied in fairy tales, continue to play themselves out in our daily lives in the twenty-first century—the bind and contain our common humanity. As part of her midlife crisis she received her diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. Jutta is a senior analyst involved in training future analysts in the New Orleans and Memphis/Atlanta IRSJA seminars. She sees clients in Birmingham, AL.

Upcoming Events

July 20
Jutta von Buchholtz, PhD
The Healing Power of Fairy Tales
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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August 24
Lissa Friedman PhD
Enneagram and Jung
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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September 20-21
Ashok Bedi, MD
Enigma: Decoding the Mysterious Language of the Soul
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
Interpretation of Dreams: A Jungian Perspective
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00
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October 19
John Gentile, PhD
The Trickster Archetype: Lecture and Storytelling
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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November 15-16
Tess Castleman
The Little Dream that Doesn't Mean Anything
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
The World Dream
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00

December 7
Virginia Apperson, PhD
Movie and Discussion
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00


Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
church's web page: http://sandyspringscc.org/

Coming from GA 400, take the Abernathy Rd, Exit 5, towards Sandy Springs. Go about 1.5 miles on Abernathy Rd and the church will be on the right, just past Brandon Mill Road. Proceed to the next light (River Valley) and make a right into the parking lot.