I enjoy giving presentations, workshops, and consulting on topics associated with the work of C.G. Jung, Analytical Psychology, women’s transitions, pregnancy, art therapy and creativity, and grief and loss. I also offer creative workshops that nourish our imagination, encouraging us to turn inwards and listen to our own questions. By expressing ourselves in different ways we are naturally moved into the fullness of our life and living from a place of wholeness. The following are upcoming events as well as examples of past presentations, lectures and workshops.
*Not included in the following list is the course that I teach for Naropa University’s Transpesonal department in the spring since 2015. The course is Jungian Psychology: Foundations and Central Concetps. In the course, graduate students learn about Jung’s life, theory, and practice, and engage in their own creative process by making a book that is inspired by Jung’s Red Book.
Upcoming 2019 Teaching and Events
Expressive Therapies Summit March 28-31, 2019 in Los Angeles–two workshops using Jungian Art Therapy
IRSJA Society Meeting April 2019 “Art as the Third” Lecture
IAAP XXI Congress, Vienna, Austria in August 2019 Presentation Accepted.
Speaking of Jung Episode 37 July 24, 2018
BAJA, Boulder Jung Seminar: The Art of Dream Interpretation, October 11th, 2018
American Art Therapy Association, Miami, Florida: Book Signing Friday November 1st, 2018
Memphis/Atlanta Jung Seminar: Active Imagination, November 3rd, 2018, Memphis, TN.
BAJA, Boulder Jung Seminar: The Archetype of Mourning–the ego’s relationship with art and dreams on November 11th, 2017
BAJA, Boulder Jung Seminar: Active Imagination–The history and theory of Jung’s approach to working with complexes and archetypal material, December 10th, 2016
Boulder Jung Seminar: Picture Interpretation with a Jungian Lens, April 9th, 2016.
Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City, November 5-8th. Sunday, November 8th, 9:30-12:30. Jungian Art Therapy and Fairy Tales: Gathering the Pearls.
ARTology January 23, 2014 6-7pm Boulder, Colorado. Free Event.
BAJA May 10, 2014 Seminar Course on Fairy Tales
Boulder Friends of Jung ”What the Hero Left Behind. ” October 18th, 2013. Friday night Lecture 7-9 pm followed by Saturday Workshop: “The Creativity of Pregnancy–turning Inwards” 9:00 to noon.
Jung Society of Atlanta September 20-21, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia. Saturday Co-Workshop on Tarot and Individuatioin
BAJA September 14th 9-1pm Study Group (closed event)
Women’s Jungian Book Group
“Women Who Run With the Wolves” is a timeless book that honors the woman’s inner journey. This reading group will explore personal associations and include creative time to respond to the stories. While this is not a traditional therapy group, the reading material will nurture deep and meaningful discussions along with an opportunity to expand ones knowledge of Jungian psychology. This is a closed group and being in individual therapy during the group is a requirement. Start date to be determined. 4-8 participants.
Analytical Psychology Study Group and Clinical Consultations
This consultation group provides an opportunity to delve into a rich reading and clinical material through a contemporary model that is rooted in the early foundations of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and art therapy. The group will provide an introduction to specific fundamentals of Jungian psychology, including Jung’s work with complex theory, shadow, types and the role of archetypes and the Self. Dreams offer a particular doorway into revealing the state of the psyche along with providing therapeutic considerations with trauma, a two-person model of therapy, and the value of metaphor and symbol. The consultation group will focus primarily on participants sharing case material and learning from the group and expressive modalities. We will hold in mind post-Jungian thoughts on trauma, field theory, self states, attachment models, and neuropsychology as well as what emerges within the group. Fall and Spring dates and times to be determined. 4-6 participants. Nora Swan-Foster, ATR-BC, LPC, Jungian Analyst with Stephen Foster, LPC, Jungian Analyst.
Sample Lectures and Workshops
- What the Hero Left Behind
- Pregnancy as an Initiation
- Seeds, Wool, and Water: Listening to Psyche on the Pregnant Journey
- The Shadows of Pregnancy: a prenatal loss group
- Feminine Initiation, Pregnancy, and Training
- Image and Archetype: a brief historical overview
- Pregnancy as a Feminine Initiation: Pregnancy and the Mother Archetype lecture/workshop
- Compassion Fatigue and Self Care for the Victim Advocate: a creative workshop
- The Nature Archetype: A Workshop to Examine Our Relationship With The Nature Archetype Through Myth and Shadow
- Drawing From Our Dreams
- Boulder Friends of Jung Concept Series:
- The Image and Dream Interpretation
- Animals in Fairytales
- Active Imagination and Neuroscience: creating vision boards
- The Ego-Self Axis
- Lady Ragnell–Fair by Day or Fair by Night