The emergence of C.G. Jung’s Red Book from years of storage in a Swiss bank vault and its recent publication has re-kindled interest in the therapeutic value of actively engaging with the spontaneous imagination. This evening seminar will introduce the method of Active Imagination, consider its history and theory in Jung, its relation with making art, and offer examples from practice for scrutiny and discussion. Questions to be addressed are: Isn’t it dangerous inviting demons and opening wounds? What is the difference between hearing the voices of “inner” figures and auditory hallucinations? Can images be trusted? Does the contemporary imagination itself needs therapy? Are there ways of restoring imagination to its beneficent strength?
The seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, parking onsite.
A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
$82.50 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
plus 10% occupancy tax
Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Program’s office.
Refreshments will be provided at check in from 6:00-7:00 pm. No other meals will be available.
Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.
Registration and Cancellation
Space is limited. Register early!
To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online. Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.
To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $20 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.
Continuing Education Credit
3 hours of continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.