Trauma and Forgiveness, Guil Dudley, PhD & Jungian Analyst (a Saturday Workshop)

The general public is invited to join the Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung at 9:00 am on September 20, 2014 at The Casa (Franciscan Renewal Center), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale (in The St. Agnes Room). Mr. Dudley will be presenting a workshop on "Trauma and Forgiveness."

Scottsdale, AZ, August 18, 2014 --( Forgiving a person or collective for the trauma(s) inflicted on us, when we know the responsible party or group, is a daunting psychological task. Traumas that are unhealed can lead to complexes that define us permanently as “victims”; yet, in that complex, victim and perpetrator are two sides of the same coin. Work with these inner opposites, which can entail forgiving ourselves with our own fantasies of reprisal and revenge, can be necessary for the soul, but arduous to undertake and sustain. Participants are invited to share their own experiences of this project and its difficulties. The persons in need of forgiveness—including ourselves, according to Jung—may be family members, or they may be experienced as part of a collective ethnic, professional, political, or national group.

Guil Dudley, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and a member of the Santa Fe Institute of Jungian Analysts, where he is active as a panelist on the Institute’s public programs. He teaches in the Advanced Students Program and in the Institute’s Analytic Training Program. Guil practices in both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas. He is the author of two books and contributor to a third. He is completing a memoir that deals in part with generational patterns of early trauma and a compensatory “will to power” (Nietzsche’s term), and persona enhancement among successful corporate executives, investors, and others in the country’s top one percent of income earners.

Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung was formed in 1984 as a non-profit educational society, meeting to share through lectures, workshops, and related events, our common interest in the depth psychology of Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl G. Jung. In addition, we provide activities for growth and individuation by bringing in speakers for lectures and workshops. For more information about our group or to join, please see our website at
Saturday Workshop September 20, 2014 9:00-1:00 p.m.

Santa Barbara Room, The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center, Phoenix, AZ
Member is $50, Non-member is $75
Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung
Leslie Knowlton