Workshop: Archetypal Sexuality
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Hobrechtstraße 66, Vordehaus EG
Though we live in postmodern times, our understanding of sexuality still seems to be tied to the biological, with the most attention commonly given to the very sexual act – or centring on the differences of sexual acts themselves. But if we aim to grasp sexuality in its totality, then we often end up realising that it is a genuine cultural and social phenomenon, both in its practice(s) and its symbolic significance. In his text on the so-called Rosarium, Jung wrote about what he named archetypal sexuality – an understanding of sexuality as being related to spirituality, matter, and a sense of connectedness. An experience through which one could not only live one's body uniquely, but connect with another differently, therefore an experience that could go to the heart of, and address, the split between mind and body. We will explore what is meant by this and how it could apply to postmodern living.
There will be a theoretical presentation on the subject for around 45 minutes including questions, followed by a one-hour group process, ending with half an hour reflection about the process and the content of the workshop.
In the groupwork, we will focus on notions of re-verie, re-flection, re-cognition and re-flexitivty as they link up with the subject matter guided by questions and exercises. Participants can share something about their feelings, thoughts, experiences, or a dream, be it one's own, or a dream someone might have told to you. It could be a vision you feel you've had, elements from your marriage, in short, anything that is meaningful to you in the context of the theme, i.e. sexuality. This is a process-oriented work that will aim to make manifest within a group of a different understanding of sexuality, and experience how it influences each of us. Hopefully, we will find out what archetypal sexuality is for us living today, and what is it for the group in this particular evening.
Dorte Odde holds a doctorate degree in Cultural Sociology and is a Jungian analyst (IAAP/DSAP) in private practice in Denmark, as well as a counsellor associated with Stillpoint Spaces International. She is an independent researcher and has held researching and teaching positions at various universities in Denmark, such as The Danish School for Pedagogy, NTNU, Norway and The School for Pastors, and is a founding member of The Society for Jungian Socioanalysis. She works as a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst, philosophical counsellor, coach and supervisor at On The Edge – conversations, relations, creativity, a consulting firm she also founded.
A discounted price is suitable for students, unemployed, and/or recipients of social benefits.
Members of The Lab at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin have a separate discount on the price of the ticket. Being able to attend events on a discounted price is one of the benefits of the Lab Membership.
The entrance to The Lab of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin is directly from the street Hobrechtstraße 66. We kindly ask you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the official beginning of the lecture. Please, do not ring on any of the doorbells, as our colleagues might be having counselling sessions.
The views, opinions, and ethical values expressed by presenters, participants or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. We intend to provide a space for an open dialogue between experts in the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis, and border disciplines, and the public. All employees of Stillpoint Spaces are bound by the ethical codes of their respective professions.