About the course

Jungian Process & Experiential Group (JPEG)

This is a 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:

  • On-going personal development and exploration with like-minded people through exploring Analytical Psychology
  • Exploring the possibility of applying for the NEW twice weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy training or the Adult Analytic training
  • General exploration of concepts in Analytical Psychology through reading, discussion, debate, process and experience

JPEG Programme 2022-23

Being at Home: The Challenge of Identity and Displacement

Once upon a time we assumed home was the house, village, or town we lived in with neighbours we knew and spoke to in a similar language. Our modern challenge however is that home has now expanded. We are faced with a plethora of otherness in terms of languages, people, images, foods, smells, landscapes, ideas, and a huge variety of political concerns which are national, regional and global. This is partly to do with the exponential rise of the internet as well as the world somehow becoming smaller through the economic gains of globalization and the population explosion. Our environmental home is also in danger, and we are faced with having to think about issues that we were not aware of 30 years ago.

Psychologically our internal compass or map which enables us to find our way into the future has become more complex as there is now so much rapid change. Many find the lack of clarity and boundaries in the world psychologically overwhelming. One response it to retreat from the world – small is beautiful – to coin a phrase. Another response is defensive angry nationalism and draconian limits on the outsider (racism and false news) with wars and tensions becoming a distinct possibility. The boundaries between individual concerns and spaces and the collective pressure and issues have become more porous. The pressure on mental health has grown as a result. The future is now clearly one in which being a refugee i.e., feeling or being displaced, is a daily experience.

In these series of JPEGs, we will look at the idea of home from a psychological/internal, material, environmental, spiritual, aesthetic and political perspective. Home is both inner and outer and displacement is how inner and outer collide and where we feel our identity as individuals who belong in a particular way, is being challenged and not recognised. In September we will start with exploring ‘where is your home?’ in the group and continue this with monthly readings on different aspects of Home, Displacement and Identity.

Format: JPEG meetings are held on a Saturday afternoon once a month.

2.00 – 3.15pm: social dreaming matrix
3.15 – 3.30pm: break
3.30 – 4.00pm: dream reflections
4.00 – 4.30pm: small group discussions
4.30 – 5.00pm: large group – feedback and discussion

Entry requirement: The course is open to:

  • Past participants of the Foundations Course & Therapeutic Skills Course
  • Participants of previous JPEG groups
  • Current SAP trainees and course participants
  • Other individuals who have done an equivalent introductory course.

you can download an application JPEG 2022-2023 here.

Application deadline for 2022-23: 5 September 2022

For further information or clarifications, please contact publicevents@thesap.org.uk call 020 7435 7696 or fill in the contact form
We reserve the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


Meet the Course Convenor

Ali Zarbafi

Ali Zarbafi is a Jungian Analyst with 25 years clinical experience in the NHS and private practice. He is founder member of the Multi-lingual Psychotherapy Centre and co-author of ‘Social Dreaming in the 20th Century: The world we are losing’.  Ali has also edited 'Mother Tongues and Other Tongues: Narratives in Multi-lingual Psychotherapy' with Shula Wilson''.