The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago are proud to sponsor the 17th educational tour of India in February/March 2024. This trip is an opportunity to see India through the lens of analytical psychology. Join us in this Jungian passage to the dream like, archetypal landscape of India including Delhi, Dharamsala Amritsar (Golden Temple and Partition Museum) and Jim Corbett National Tiger Reserve in Northern India.
Suffering is part of the human condition. Every individual and society experience loss, crises, and trauma at some point. Due to several variables, there is an entire spectrum of outcomes from those who struggle to reconcile and integrate their trauma, and others are able to move through post traumatic growth. India has experienced deep and repetitive trauma over the last millennium while striving to maintain the integrity of its multitude of philosophies and cultures. What is the secret of its survival and continuing spiritual growth against all the currents of time and history? And in what ways have those been compromised, or evolved? What are the lasting marks of those generational traumas on individuals, families, and cultures? And for our inquiry, what lessons does it hold as we navigate our own crises and traumas? We will explore these questions with the help of the spirit of India, its archetypes, traditions, stories and rituals.
Explore India and its timeless spirit with the unique Jungian lens of Analytical psychology under the guidance of the quaternity of Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian analyst, Ami Bedi LPC NCC, trauma specialist and psychotherapist, Usha Bedi retired chef of Dancing Ganesha and cultural guide, and Regine Oesch-Aiyer, head navigator and Indophile with her unique blend of her Swiss precision amid the perpetual Indian chaos.
This journey may be tax-deductible for mental health professionals to the extent the law allows. For more information or to reserve your space please write to [email protected]
- Summarize basic observations of Jung about India from an Analytical perspective.
- Utilize Jung’s observation about India to amplify cross cultural dimensions of the Individuation process.
- Recognize the basic tenants of Hinduism and Buddhism from an Analytical Psychology perspective.
- Illustrate how the core concepts of the Buddhist tradition amplify the Individuation process and help work through the Trauma.
- Identify India’s trauma history following 1000 years of invasions and colonization.
- Apply the depth psychological research on trauma to explore India and individual’s trauma response.
- Analyze the Trauma informed therapy principles towards the management of individual, cultural and transgenerational trauma.
- Describe the archetype of Akhilanda – the goddess who is never not broken and critique its guidance on trauma management.