Jungian Process & Experiential Group (JPEG)

This is a once monthly on-going learning experience programme

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." Carl Jung

This exciting programme aims to meet the following interests of participants:

JPEG meetings are held on a Saturday afternoon once a month in London. Each JPEG afternoon  of the 2015-16 programme will begin with a Social Dreaming Matrix.

Social Dreaming is a method of enquiry with which we can explore life. It is like a torch which is projected into the infinite darkness of the night enabling us to glimpse possibilities.In this JPEG series, we will be thinking about a number of topics using the Social Dreaming method as a way of illuminating and opening up connections.

Each month's meeting will have a theme (eg culture, power, exile, mother, father, child, family) for the group to explore and consider. This part of the afternoon will follow the Social Dreaming session and will be an opportunity for participants to think about their responses to the themed topic. The theme may start with a brief presentation by the facilitators or may follow more of a free association and open discussion format. Other than large group exploration, these experiential seminar spaces may include small group work, drawing or movement.

Dates: 12 September 2015, 17 October 2015, 21 November 2015, 12 December 2015, 16 January 2016, 20 February 2016, 19 March 2016, 2 April 2016, 14 May 2016, 18 June 2016, 16 July 2016


2pm - 3.15pm: Reading/Discussion/Process/Experiential Seminar

3.15pm - 3.35pm: Tea Break

3.35pm - 4.35pm: Small learning groups

4.35pm - 5pm: Plenary

Entry requirement: The course is open to:

Venue: The Society of Analytical Psychology

Cost: £350 (Instalment options available)

Please download the 2015-16 programme brochure here.

Enrolments for 2015-16 are closed now. We will open enrolments for the 2016-17 series in Spring 2016.

For further information or clarifications, please contact the Public Events Administrator on 020 7419 8899 or publicevents@thesap.org.uk.

We reserve the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

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What some participants have to say about JPEG:


This year's JPEG was an inspiring and enjoyable experience of exploring the workings and influence of the unconscious through a variety of media.  What was very special about JPEG was that the presenters never spoke down to the group participants, but involved them actively in something very important to them.


JPEG has been an incredibly enlivening and enriching personal growth experience. It is one of the best analytic learning groups I have been involved with as it offers a space in which to learn from bodily and felt experience rather than focusing on gaining 'academic' knowledge.


The Jungian Play and Experimental group provided a valuable and meaningful forum for exploration of Jungian ideas in a group setting. I enjoyed every session and would recommend the course to anyone interested in furthering a deeper interest in the application of all things Jungian.


I have really enjoyed the Experiential Group over the last year.  It has helped me to keep connected with the SAP and be a part of a group that is learning at the same time in similar ways over a prolonged period.  I really value the opportunity it has given me to reflect further on themes arising from the introductory lecture series. The JPEG is another strand of preparation for the training which I am planning to apply for over the next year or so. I look forward to the JPEG 2013-2014 series.


I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The experiential aspect and a deliberate lack of a spoken word (or its limited use) provided for a wonderful balance to often over intellectualised atmosphere in which we attempt to understand ourselves and the world around us. Many of the sessions helped me get in touch with my primitive self where healing and relatedness can happen outside of the realm of my mind.


Every meeting has felt consistently unique, unknown and exciting.  The JPEG days have been prepared and organised in a considered manner and the facilitation is sensitive, interactive yet non-imposing.  The JPEG days breathe all the wonderful qualities of play, self-reflection and exploration back into the mystery of what it is to be human and leans less towards the theoretical, which often can be passed around as outworn intellectual umbrellas within our learning institutes.