Where: Memorial Hall, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20018
Monday, February 27, 2012
Who: Rosanne Shepler
Fees: $25.00, all
Romantic love is a mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. -Erich Fromm
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. -Carl Jung
The dynamics of love and power in relationships are complex. In this webinar we will explore the unconscious processes that shape who we are and that lead us to the Garden of Eden and the archetypal dimensions of "falling in love." We will find, perhaps to our intense dismay, that not far from the Gates of the Garden lie the Gates of Hell, where love often turns to power.
Early wounds bind us in unconscious patterns that can result in being stuck in anger and frustration, projecting blame in our primary relationships; that very special person with whom we fell in love has become a source of frustration that activates shadow and the darker side of power. Fortunately, that same person holds the key to our own wholeness.
Rosanne Shepler, L.P.C, L.P., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York where she is also a licensed psychoanalyst. She is on the teaching staff of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York and is the current President of the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association. She is in private practice in Vienna, Virginia.