Sharon Martin, Ph.D.

The Gift of the Neurosis

April 27 Saturday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: free; non-members: $20; students: $10

Jung felt that our greatest problem is the chasm between the conscious and the unconscious mind. He also believed that in human beings there is an urge to bridge this division and become more whole. In view of this, symptoms and neuroses are messages from the soul, and indicate an urge to reach a higher level of consciousness. Western medicine and psychotherapy are compulsively focused on treating symptoms and alleviating suffering. If this is taken too far we may miss insight and meaning that can only be found in the darker aspects of life. By exploring Jung’s theory of opposites, we will analyze symptoms such as depression from a constructive perspective, perhaps developing a respect for their positive place in our lives. We will also investigate these difficulties from a mythological perspective and examine their corrective, healing powers.

Sharon MartinSharon Martin was born and grew up in the Deep South. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at Emory University in the Psychosocial Nurse Practitioner program, obtaining advanced certification as Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. This program introduced her to the exciting work of C. G. Jung. Her fascination with his deeply spiritual and scientific approach lead to her enrollment as a training candidate at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, where she received her diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2005. She began her private practice in Atlanta in 1999 and has recently relocated to the low country of Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to her analytic practice, Sharon lectures and gives workshops on Jungian theory.

Upcoming Events

March 16
Harmen Mesker
Symbols of the I Ching: Their Origin and Today's Application
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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April 27
Sharon Martin
The Gift of the Neurosis
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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May 17-18
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD
The Rise of the Fierce Feminine: Archetypal Faces of Power and Toxic Masculinity
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00

June 15
Chris Aanstoos PhD
Having a Dream That Changes Your Life
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

July 20
Jutta von Buchholtz, PhD
The Healing Power of Fairy Tales
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

August 17
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

September 20-21
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00

October 19
John Gentile, PhD
The Trickster Archetype: A Storytelling Program
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

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


DIRECTIONS TO MEETINGS

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.