The March from Selma to Montgomery, and the Nonviolent Movement in Analysis
February 10, 2018 (9 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
Br. Anthony Room, The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center
About the Program:
In America’s national myths racism remains a core wound whose epicenter consists of the archetype of the master/slave. The civil rights movement was a collective response to the longstanding forces of racism, which began with the lunch counter sit-ins throughout the South, followed by the Montgomery bus boycotts, the Birmingham riots, and finally, the marches in Selma, Alabama. Martin Luther King’s implementation of nonviolent philosophy confronted and broke apart the violent forces of racism in the South ending with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The development of national consciousness can best be understood in examining the tipping point, found in the Selma marches. This same process occurs in the analytic process.
The implementation of a nonviolent ethos reflects the analytic stance as it is built and maintained in the temenos of an analysis. The discovery of the specter of the “other” within leads to psychic and spiritual transformation through the integration of shadow (both culturally and individually). This process can be understood implicitly in examining the process of spiritual transformation which occurs in the subjective field existing both between and within each participant of the analytic couple. In this salon the concept of individuation existing both within the individual and culture will be explored.
Renee will also give this presentation in Tucson, time and date TBD.
Renee Cunningham MA, MFT Renee Cunningham is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Scottsdale. She is a
Jungian Analyst trained through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and is a member of the
New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts. Renee has been a practicing clinician for over twenty-five
Website: reneecunningham.net, Email: email@example.com; Phone Number: 602.653.8804</h4