As a follow-up to our popular Spirit Animals exhibition, we are pleased to be able to offer a Jungian look at the idea of Spirit Animals, with Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, Jungian Certified Depth-Psychotherapist
Carl Jung, the father of archetypal analysis devoted his career to three concepts. The Collective Unconscious, Archetypes and Complexes. The presentation will be an overview of what is meant by archetypes and how they apply to the understanding of the world around us. In that complex world animals stand out as both friend and foe to man. In the Jungian sense animals mean any living creature, other than man, that lives on the earth, in the sea and in the air above. Participants are encouraged to share and ask questions. Those that register early will receive electronic handouts from the presenter to help launch basic concepts prior to the presentation.
Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, graduated from Loyola University, School of Social Work, Chicago, with a concentration in Clinical Social Work specializing in family systems. That year she also She received her Illinois Certification in Addictionology. Three years later she received her certification as a Jungian Depth-Psychotherapist from the C.G. Jung Institute, Evanston, IL with a focus on dream analysis.
Her book, “The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer,” receives consistent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. She has presented nearly four hundred workshops, trainings, and seminars in eight different countries and written eleven research and white papers. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, Velva volunteered to be a weekly resource for the National Nightmare Hotline created as a result of that traumatic event. Her primary spirit animal is a turtle.
Rabbit painting (detail) by Isabel Kaiser