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Journaling Toward Soulfulness, a workshop with Susan Tiberghien

  • Saturday, May 07, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time


  • Members who are either seniors over 65 or full time students


  • Today more than ever we need moments and spaces of soulfulness. In this pandemic, we are brought face to face with our shortcomings. We feel unanchored. We have lost our way. So it was for Jung a century ago. He realized he had lost his way. He had lost his soul. The Red Book tells the story. Jung wanted to experience anew his delight as a child in watching the waves on the Lake of Constance. He wanted to find anew his soul. He wanted to experience soulfulness.

    In this workshop we will first look at what it means to be full of soul. Where do we find our soul? How do we befriend her? We will then look at journaling as a way to befriend our soul, to speak to her, to listen to her.  She will lift our wings, and we will experience something eternal, an instant of oneness. An instant that it is ours to share in the world around us.

    There will be four parts to the workshop, with writing exercises after each part and handouts.

  • 1)     What does it mean to be full of soul? (what is soul, excerpts from the Red Book)

  • 2)     Where do we find our souls (within ourselves, within relationships, within the natural world)

  • 3)     Journaling, a way to befriend our souls (practice of journaling as active imagination)

  • 4)     Sharing the light of soulfulness (excerpts from Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Thomas Moore, CG Jung)


Susan Tiberghien, American writer living in Geneva, is the author of four memoirs, two writing books: One Year to a Writing Life and Writing Toward Wholeness, and most recently the 20th Anniversary Edition of Circling to the Center, An Invitation to Silent Prayer. For twenty years, she has been teaching at C.G. Jung Societies, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and writers’ centers and conferences in Europe and the U.S. She recently recorded three online master classes for the Jung Society of Washington. Susan founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group for 25 years.

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