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Kimmel: (Workshop) The Burn Wound of Eros
Good Shepard Center, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA
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Kimmel: (Workshop) The Burn Wound of Eros
Workshop: Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
$50 members, $60 nonmembers
4 CEUs

To learn about preregistering for the workshop, see Preregistration Policy and Form. You can also register online at

The Saturday workshop begins with a beautiful slide show and retelling of the Tale of Psyche and Eros. The classic story serves as a template that charts the course of the mother-bound man from romantic, narcissistic, predatorial, "so-called" love, to the wounding of that standpoint leading to an awakening of capacities to love, and the emergence of what may be described as the "father principle." Certain themes from the tale will launch us into discussions of parallel myths, biblical stories, tales of courtly love, literature, film, clinical material and theory, and our own imaginal processes. Some of these themes may include: "mother and son/lover"; "lesser coniunctio," "split feminine"; "predator beneath the lover"; "emergence of the father"; "awakening the sleeping soul through love."

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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