“ One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” — C. G. Jung
In these challenging, polarizing times we are called to draw from creative, healing energies from deeper parts of the Self. Dreams, imagination, and embodied knowing offer profound resources —
personally, culturally, and from the timeless collective unconscious that connects us to one another, to all of life, and to the creative intelligence that informs us all. Transformation is an embodied, cellular process involving reclaiming rejected parts of the self necessary for wholeness. Re-integrating shadow material projected onto others is essential to the work: What could emerge if we reclaim this “other?”
Authentic Movement, or embodied active imagination, is a simple yet powerful meditative and therapeutic approach that bridges body and psyche through expressive movement, inviting descent
into the body and psyche within a safe environment. Exploring body-level responses provides a bridge to the unconscious. Through presentation, natural movement, and sharing we will rediscover
the light in the darkness. Please bring a dream figure — or your sense of a person in your life, past or present — who inspires you!
TINA STROMSTED, PhD, MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T, Jungian analyst, Dance/Movement therapist, Somatics educator, & author is the founder of Soul’s Body Center® and past co-founder of the Authentic Movement Institute. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, Jung Platform, Friends of Jung organizations, the Marion Woodman Foundation and university and healing centers internationally. Her private practice is in San Francisco, CA.