15 May 21

Date: 15 May 21

Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom

Dr Christine Driver

Jung’s underlying theory about the nature and functioning of the psyche is the dynamics of the opposites, which he saw as an intrinsic and vital property of the psyche. Later in his work, Jung developed ideas about triangularity and the concept of the quaternity, or the problem of the fourth. Jung’s work in this area indicated the importance of a dynamic quaternity in psychic life and the emergence of the quintessence of the individual, which symbolises a fifth perspective.

In this talk Christine will consider how such symbolism enables a deeper exploration and understanding of the self and how the concept of the quintessence provides a symbol from which to consider and examine the potential, known and unknown, within ourselves and within a wider cultural context.

The ideas presented are taken from my book ‘The Self and the Quintessence: A Jungian Perspective’. Published by Routledge in 2020.

Dr. Christine Driver is Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and Fellow of the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC). She was Director of Training at WPF Therapy, and teaches, supervises and works in private practice. She has written The Self and the Quintessence: A Jungian Perspective (2020, Routledge) and co-written and co-edited Being and Relating in Psychotherapy (2013, Palgrave), Supervision and the Analytic Attitude (2005, Whurr) and Supervising Psychotherapy (2002, Sage).

Chair: Susanna Wright

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