The first course in Opus Institute of Co-Creative Leadership. Basic understanding of Jungian concepts. This will give you a structure for your own personal growth as well as an understanding of others'. This is Jung, simplified and with emphasis on practicality without sacrificing the depth of the concepts.
A course presented by Opus Institute of Co-Creative Leadership.
Mandatory for all other courses in “Personality Growth” program.
During this course, master teacher and Jungian educator, Dr. Azin Izadifar, will guide you through the fundamental aspects of Carl Jung’s psychology. For the last 25 years, Dr. Izadifar has been doing a scholarly job in translating the deep professional concepts of Depth Psychology to an easier language for almost all, without losing the concepts. Her outstanding ability to transform depth into practicality will not only cover the theoretical aspects, but will also enable you to apply these insights in your day-to-day life and grow psychologically. Her 300 Students are witnesses to her great work, her opus in training Jungian Authentic transformative leaders of our time. For further information on Dr. Izadifar visit:
As a pioneer explorer of the human psyche, the Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), incorporated Freud’s notion of unconscious as the root of the biological drives as well as libido, the life energy, as the main force in re-surfacing the suppressed elements into a much more sophisticated and yet practical psychological structure. Jung moved beyond the idea of a storage unit called subconscious and introduced a vaster personal unconscious, an oceanic collective unconscious, and later Psychoid as the much wider and deeper than ego/conscious parts of human psyche. Jung’s libido is not just sexual, and his unconscious is not just about an individual’s suppressed memories and instincts. It is an ocean of images; the ancestral heritage left for us from every experience any human on this planet has ever had. It is a wonderland of images, patterns, and forces eager to live and manifest through us. A treasure enriching our lives beyond any known wealth.
As the main components of the collective unconscious, archetypes are the never-ending sources of creativity. Jung believed that there would be no wholeness in the separation of conscious and unconscious and that this bleeding rupture is the cause of the psychological pathosis in civilized human. His work is not focused on pathology, but on the healing space between conscious and unconscious called “numinous.”
In Opus, we train authentic leaders who grow in the process of leadership. We suggest Jungian depth psychology as the structure for this growth. This course is the first course in the introductory level of the “Personal Growth” program, followed by “Active Imagination,” the second mandatory course that is about learning the main technique in connecting and working with the unconscious. Opus is about practicing Jungian concepts in daily life.
Understanding Jung’s Structure of the psyche is an opening to understanding the basic concepts of his psychology. In this course, we will have 3 modules. In module 1, we learn about: Structures; what they are and how they work for us, Jung and Freud, Jung’s structure of psyche, ego, personal and collective unconscious, psychological types, Archetype, and the source of dreams and complexes. We also learn some of the important terminology in Jungian literature like projection, possession, individuation, Self- actualization, Numinous, and else. This module is followed by a three hours online workshop where you can ask questions, share your experiences, and get to know other students.
In module 2 we discuss three of the four important archetypes in depth psychology: The Mask (persona), Anima/Animus (the woman & the man within), and the Self.
Module 3 is dedicated to the fourth archetype, the Shadow. During the module and the second workshop you will learn about your Shadow and how to work with it. All these terms will be defined, illustrated, and exemplified in how they may be observed and used in daily life.
During and after the course you will have direct access to the instructor and will be connected to other students. Community building is an important part of our work in Opus. We are a community of leaders connecting to each other as classmates, friends, and coalition.
By the end of this course, you will: – have a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles, and literature of Jungian Psychology. – understand and be able to apply Jungian concepts to your own life for your personal process of psychological growth. – be able to work with your Shadow, withdrawing what you usually project on others trying to get rid of it. You will know the meaning of the “gold in the dark.” – will get an idea of working with dreams, projections, synchronicities, and the imaginal to increase your psychological awareness. This will be the basis for advanced courses on learning how to skillfully do each of these. – will be ready to take “Active Imagination,” the second and last course in the introductory level of “Personal Growth” Program.
• Map of the Soul 1, 2, & 3 by Murray Stein • A Little Book on Human Shadow by Robert Bly • Owning your Own Shadow by Robert A. Johnson • The Dark Side of the Light Chaser by Debbie Ford • Encounter with the Self, by Edward Edinger • Ego and Archetype, by Edward Edinger