Jutta von Buchholtz, Ph.D.

Minding the Gap:
Searching For Light in Our Brokenness

March 18, Saturday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: free; non-members $20; students $10

It is Carl Jung’s great deserve and contribution to focus on the potential in our failures and mistakes. In his early work he homed in on the cracks, the mistakes, the “prima materia,” the psychological “junk” and the long “empty” pauses in the Association Experiment. These inabilities to perfectly recall stimulus words led him to understand that the cause was some lively interference, which he named “complex.” Complexes have a bad reputation in psychological circles—they seem to hint that someone might not be quite “housebroken” psychologically! What others dismissed as failure Jung understood to be an open door, between consciousness and the unconscious, similar to an invisible bridge on which commerce between inner and outer reality can flow.

Examples from the arts, neuroscience, everyday life and our clinical practice will help us explore and mind the gap: a wound as well as an opening to the light. Breaking up—breaking open—we will explore what can emerge from the in-between, the “empty” space.

Jutta von BuchholtzJutta von Buchholtz, Ph.D., is a medievalist with a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Vanderbilt University. She trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and is part of the faculty of the New Orleans and the Memphis-Atlanta IRSJA Training Seminars. She sees clients in her private practice in Birmingham, AL. She presents workshops, retreats and lectures both in the U.S.A. and abroad. Her special focus is on understanding everyday life symbolically with a special interest in images, myths and fairy tales. Her website is: http://www.juttavonbuchholtz.com


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