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Befriending the Enemy: Liberating Yourself from Shadow Projections

  • New York, NY - Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 7 West 55th Street New York, NY, 10019 Corning Logan Room (map)

In difficult times and in challenging relationships, do you label others as the enemy? Join Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. to discover how to work with your shadow energies and projections.

How is it going in your relationships? Are you relating to and speaking with all of the people you love? Are you able to solve problems and conflicts with others? If it’s hard for you to avoid blaming someone, if you disavow your own aggressive motives and project them onto others, you’re not alone. Everybody does this. It’s possible, though, to free yourself from projecting your shadow (the unconscious parts of yourself that you repress) onto those you perceive as enemies. Drawing on Jungian theory and other models, Polly will discuss identity, belonging, “othering” and family patterns rooted in the need for a scapegoat, and how you can “befriend your enemies.” Polly will provide insight into “enemy-making factors” and discuss how to develop compassion for these factors in all humans and create mindful space between your cherished “self” and threatening “others” in your relationships.

This event is hosted by the Jung Club of NYC and open to the public. Members and Seniors: $35.00 • Non-Members: $45.00 • Students with IDs: $15.00

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