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Featured Public Events


Lecture at 14 Elm

Elisabeth Pomès
The Psychology of Performance
Thurs., Oct. 23
7:30-9:30pm

The act of performing is an act of giving of oneself to the world. It is also an act of creation where the artist brings out what is inside to the outer world. In this creative act, both introversion and extraversion are present.

There is no performance without an audience - an audience which has the power to posit a judgement on the performance, communicate the judgement to the performer and even write about it in a review. The fear of judgement may trigger complexes, often of authority figures and the performer may become overwhelmed by the parental imagoes. The artist encounters issues of stage fright, self-confidence and self-valuing. The creative output is at risk of being thwarted.

The challenge is then to be able to be oneself fully, whole, indivisible and distinct from the audience’s expectations, which is nothing short of the individuation process.

The lecture will explore the notions of authenticity versus representation, essence versus persona, sharing versus excelling and performing versus being.

MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR
Or register and pay by mail.

Seminar Series

Basic Principles of Jungian Psychology
Sat., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29
10am-12:30pm

Nov. 1: “Complexes”                                                                                                      Tim Pilgrim
Nov. 8: “Typology”                                                                                                          Mary Tomlinson
Nov. 15: “Anima and Animus”                                                                                    Robert Black
Nov. 29: “Shadow and Persona”                                                                                Graham Jackson

$100 IN ADVANCE for the series; $30 PER SESSION AT THE DOOR
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Seminar

Elisabeth Pomès
Performance without Fear? Accessing the Space Within
Sun., Nov. 9
1-4pm

The act of performing can take us from a place of terror to pure joy and elation. To be on that journey we need to access the Space Within: to be present in our body, our mind and our heart. This seminar is experiential: we will address the problems of stage fright and creative blocks. It will also offer possibilities for self-reflection and exploration of the most often experienced complexes and core negative beliefs.

In addition to considering the help provided by yoga practice, we will also spend time dwelling on the concept of a quiet and centred mind and doing simple yet powerful breathing exercises to anchor ourselves. We will also refer to some of C. G. Jung’s writings on meditation, “Psychology of Eastern Meditation” and “A Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower”). Please wear some loose, comfortable clothing.

Elisabeth Pomès is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Toronto. She is also a performing artist, voice teacher and yoga teacher. She has created the workshop, “Performance Without Fear”, to help artists with stage fright and creative blocks.

$30 IN ADVANCE;, $35 AT THE DOOR
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Lecture at 14 Elm

Roger LaRade
Handel’s Enchanting Alcina
Thurs., Nov. 13
7:30-9:30pm

An exploration of the unconscious forces which rule conscious living through a symbolic-psychological analysis of George Frideric Handel's enchanting opera Alcina.

This opera is being produced by Toronto-based Opera Atelier from October 23 -November 1, 2014

MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR
Or register and pay by mail.

 

 

 

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