FRIDAY EVENING TALK—Renee Cunningham, MA (MFT)

EXPLORING THE SOUL’S AWAKENING: A Closer Look at Briar Rose

November 15, 2013

This talk will focus on the psyche’s journey towards wholeness through the process of individuation. The fairytale will be discussed from cultural, developmental and individual perspectives. As the journey of individuation unfolds in the fairytale, seminar participants will come to understand how psychic processes work together in the trajectory of development—or, alternatively, how the soul’s desire to manifest can come to a standstill (through trauma), encapsulate, and threaten never to come out of hiding again (slumber). How then does one wake up from these conditions? Examples of awakening will be demonstrated through analytic theory (Friday night), and film and music (Saturday).

BIOGRAPHY—Renee Cunningham is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been a therapist for 20 years. Renee completed her BA from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California, in 1989, and went on to complete her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Family Study Center (The Philips Institute) in Encino, California, in 1993. Renee studied Jungian psychology at The Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico from 2005–2007. In 2007 Renee began Jungian analytic training through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is currently a Candidate through the Texas Chapter of IRSJA as well as a Candidate of International Association of Analytical Psychologists. She is also a current member of American Psychological Association, Southwest Psychoanalytic Association, and Friends of Jung, Phoenix.