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Kimmel: (Lecture) The Burn Wound of Eros
Good Shepard Center, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA
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Kimmel: (Lecture) The Burn Wound of Eros
The Burn Wound of Eros: Narcissism, the Mother-Bound Man and the Capacity to Love
Lecture: Friday, February 13, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
$15 members, $25 nonmembers
2 CEUs (you will need a seperate ticket for CEUs)

In one subtext of the ancient love story of Psyche and Eros, "narcissism" and the "predatory" underline the romantic attitude of Eros, the god of love. His bride Psyche is entrapped within his magical paradise; she is his prey, his plaything to be used then discarded. As the story reveals, the transformation of narcissism in the romantic begins at the moment when Eros is violently burned  suffering a great loss and wound to his inflation. It is from the "burn wound" and separation of the lovers, that Psyche  signifying the male's psyche/soul/anima  develops resilience, maturity and can ultimately be awakened by a form of love, transcendent of narcissism and no longer bound by the mother complex.

Correspondingly in analysis, one can observe the narcissistic skin seared open, and the shattering of omnipotence in the traumatic encounter with an emerging, transcendent Other. This psychological wounding is a necessary process for recovering emotional life and developing the capacity to love in a man living at the surface of life.

Both lecture and workshop provide an understanding of the primitive origins and causes of narcissism in men; its effects upon their capacity for intimacy and relationship; and, the difficult commitment needed to transcend the narcissistic option.

Ken Kimmel, M.A., L.M.H.C., L.M.F.T. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Seattle, with over thirty years of clinical experience. In recent years he has been working at finding the common threads connecting Classical Jungian Psychology with the Post-Jungian, Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Object Relations, through the study of narcissism, love and mystical traditions.

This program has been approved for 6.0 CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 6.0 units for lecture and workshop $15; 2.0 units for the Friday lecture $10; 4.0 units for the Saturday workshop $10.



Good Shepard Center, Rm. 202
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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