The Jungian Training in Analytical Psychotherapy
Professional psychotherapy training in the West Midlands

tel: 08444 631 341
email: jtc@wmip.org

Jungian Public Lectures

Saturday 12th May 2018


Ann Shearer

Humour, enjoyment and lightness of heart find relatively little place in the literature of depth psychology, where the sombre themes of mourning and loss, anger and hatred remain predominant. This talk wonders what fuels such a persistent bias towards the tragic, how this has influenced the development of theory, and how this in turn might affect therapeutic practice. "Ordinary people" have known since time began about how humour helps them weather life's vicissitudes, heal its tragic wounds and even survive the worst of physical and psychological challenges. If therapists can allow a little more humour into their consulting rooms might their patients be encouraged to re-find courage and enjoyment in a world that may now seem nothing but bleak?

Ann Shearer, is a senior member of IGAP and lives in London. She teaches in both the UK and internationally, and has written many chapters and journal articles, with a particular interest in the relevance of mythology to psychology.Her own books include Athene: Image and Energy; From Ancient Myth to Modern Healing: Themis, goddess of heartsoul, justice and reconciliation (with Pamela Donleavy), and most recently Why Don't Psychotherapists Laugh? Enjoyment and the Consulting Room.

Time and Place

This event will be held between 10:15 - 12:45 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF www.theprioryrooms.co.uk.


The cost for each lecture is 50.00 for WMIP members and 60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Bookings should be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.

Please make your payment by BACS as follows and return your completed form via email.

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to 'The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy' and return with the tear off slip below to: Sue Harford, Administrator to the Jungian Training Committee, Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. DN10 4ES. Telephone: 08444 631 341, Email: jtc@wmip.org

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