Within the Jungian tradition, coming to terms with the feeling-value of psychic contents, in addition to their intellectual value, is an indispensable prerequisite for wholeness. The value of our emotional and affective life is woven throughout Jung’s depth psychology. Jung emphasized that the purely intellectual attitude must be abandoned.
Revisioning and understanding our intellectual life and heart center are two strong bonds between Jungian-oriented depth psychology and Patañjali’s Classical Yoga.
In Patañjali’s world, the heart is a way to gain access to the nature of the mind. In sūtra 3.34 he stated, by concentration, meditation and absorption in the heart, knowledge of the mind is attained. In the orthodox Indian tradition, the heart is considered to be the seat of intelligence, with both Self and mind centered there.
In this workshop,
We will focus on centering in the heart and we will explore why continuing to do shadow work and to awaken feelings of interdependence, regulation and balance are the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to our collective.
Through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, we will explore why regulating our nervous system is pivotal to obtaining the knowledge of the heart.
We will look into some steps we can take to open our hearts and come into the power of embodied authenticity and self-sovereignty.
Experiential Exercises include: Breathwork, Meditation, Journal Prompts
Dr. Leanne Whitney is an independent scholar and Transformational Coach who holds a a Doctoral Degree in depth psychology and specializes in the intersection of Western psychology and Yoga. She is the author of Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali (2018) and has published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies and Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought. In addition to writing and client work, she instructs the Yoga psychology modules for several accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings. For more information, please visit her website at leannewhitney.com
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