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Complexes: Pathways to the Soul – Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian Analyst Saturday, January 29, 2022 │ 8:30am-4:00pm via Zoom | Convert Time Zone| 6 CEs
January 29, 2022
Complexes: Pathways to the Soul
Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian Analyst
Saturday, January 29, 2022 │ 8:30am-4:00pm via Zoom | Convert Time Zone| 6 CEs
Complexes are the building blocks of the DNA of our Psyche. Embedded in the personal and the collective unconscious, they are the sand grit around which the oyster of our personality can gestate the pearls of new potentials. They help us harvest the gifts of the archetypes that form the nucleus of the complexes. The first to use the term complexes was Breuer, from whom both Jung and Freud borrowed the concept. Jung established the experimental evidence for the complexes using his word association tests. This led to a transient collaboration between Jung and Freud and Freud established the centrality of the Oedipus complex as central dynamic of neurosis. This also led to the eventual breakup of their collaboration when Jung proposed that there are infinite complexes, and they may have an enriching impact on the personality if made conscious and assimilated in the Ego complex. Complexes are the foundation of the psyche and form the matrix in which the archetypes, alchemy, typology and individuation may blossom. Jung had his own complexes based on the word association tests – we will explore these as well. A complex, well integrated with the ego complex leads to individuation, a complex at war with the ego complex leads to neurosis, a complex takeover of the personality leads to psychosis. Join me in exploring the mystery and the mastery of the complexes.
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After attending this class, you will be able to:
1) Discuss Jung’s word association experiments;
2) Assess Jung’s formulation of the complexes;
3) Explain the relationship between the complex and the archetypes;
4) Compare the Jungian and the Freudian depiction of the Oedipus complex;
5) Analyze the concept of the Cultural complexes;
6) Demonstrate the clinical management of the complexes;
7) Critique Jung’s personal complexes.
Link to attend will be sent by email 1 week before the program
$125 | $65 Students | 6 CEs ($15 Fee)
Member discounts are not available for this program
Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar (January 28, 2022, 8:30am)
Ashok Bedi, MD, D.P.M, R.C.P.S. (England), M.R.C.Psych. (Great Britain), F.A.P.A. is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomat Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist in Britain and USA. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a faculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is Honorary Psychiatrist at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Aurora Health Care Network. Trained in Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in India, Great Britain and the US, he is interested in the emerging frontiers of Spirituality and Healing and the synapses of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. He is author of the book, Path to the Soul, (Weiser Books, 2000), Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes (Booksurge publishers 2007) and the coauthor of Retire Your Family Karma, (Nicholas-Hays, Inc. 2003) and the Spiritual Paradox of Addiction (Better Yourself Books, India 2017). These and his other upcoming publications can be previewed at his website pathtothesoul.com.