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Walnut Creek Psychologist

Dr. Susan K. Faron
Diplomate Jungian Analyst and Psychologist offering psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, dream analysis and stress reduction for adults and couples in greater Walnut Creek, California, including Alamo, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, and San Ramon

Diplomate Jungian Analyst

Licensed Psychologist
PSY 10087
Marriage & Family Therapist
MFT 22177

Walnut Creek, CA
near Highways 24/680

"The right way to wholeness is through fateful detours and wrong turnings.

-- C.G. Jung

Wise Old Woman Seminar

Wise Old Woman Seminar

Ongoing Enrollment For 2nd Upcoming Series

"But God himself cannot flourish if a man's soul is starved. The feminine psyche responds to this hunger, for it is the function of Eros to unite what Logos has sundered."
C.G. Jung, 1970

Searching for 6 individuals to explore the Wise Old Woman spirit, a missing, but vital part of our psyche that is critically needed in our world today. Why? Because, as an aspect of the feminine divine, this wisdom spirit requires the engagement and partnership of humans in order to save the world from themselves.

Thus, the second series of an experiential seminar for exploring the Wise Old Woman spirit awaits your response! Participants will be curious, open, humble and willing to engage with this old/new archetype of the feminine. Note that the feminine resides in men, as well, and this is an area of greatest significance to them.

After 30 years of practicing psychology, I began studying Analytical Psychology at the Centre For Depth Psychology in Switzerland. Dreams of the Wise Old Woman spirit led to the topic of my thesis. Jung and Von Franz' research on the Wise Old Man spirit suggested that the feminine wisdom figure was more or less a correlate of him, that is, a reflection of masculine wisdom.

In my work, the Wise Old Woman spirit comes to a life of her own as I begin to differentiate her from the Wise Old Man spirit.

Since the hundreds-of-years-old emphasis on the masculine isn't working by itself, and how sadly we see the world consequences, I hypothesized that the Wise Old Woman archetype has something to offer that is greatly needed in our lives today.

Moreover, Emma Jung serves as a case example of a life in which the Wise Old Woman spirit could be seen. I was honored to learn intimately about Emma in an interview with Andreas Jung, one of Emma and C.G.'s grandchildren.

There are neither requirements for academic or professional achievement, nor focus on theory or opinion. It is not a group for therapy, but a place for learning about and exploring the archetype of the Wise Old Woman.

The Seminar is held in my sunroom-waiting room (and other consultation room for break and snacks) at the side of my house here in Walnut Creek. It's located in an unincorporated area between Lafayette and Walnut Creek. It's a beautiful place to meet and is shaded by lovely trees and habited by more than occasional deer.

Meetings will occur every other week for two hours, forty-five minutes. The cost will be $75.00 per class and continue for about 12 sessions, but no one will be turned away because of money (a donation is fine.) This second Seminar Series will likely begin meeting in late spring 2018, afternoons from 12:45 to 3:30. Future members will determine day of the week. Also, please express any interest you may have in a weekend workshop. I welcome your calls and will be glad to tell you more about this extraordinary and pioneering seminar.

Susan K. Faron, Ph.D.
Diplomate Jungian Analyst and Licensed Psychologist
Walnut Creek, California