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                                                “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.”

                                                                                                                                            Carl Gustav Jung



Shame, Shamelessness, Eros and Awe:

A Jungian Perspective


Arlo Compaan, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst

"The tendencies of the conscious and the unconscious are the two factors that

together make up the transcendent function".... C.G. Jung

What is a healthy attitude toward shameShame feelings are difficult feelings.  They can possess us, make us feel we are bad people, and so make life miserable.  On the other hand, if we feel no shame, we destroy relationships.  Others find it impossible to live with us.

In this workshop, we will explore a Jungian perspective on shame feelings, particularly their relationship to intimacy, Eros and awe.  We will investigate the "compass of shame," the four typical behaviors or strategies we all use in order not to feel shame.

We will note how shame humanizes us and protects us from Icarus-like inflations and crashes.  In conclusion, we will identify how the development of the transcendent/reflective function enables us to regulate all our feelings but especially our shame, our erotic feelings, and our awe.


9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 9:00 a.m..)


1401 E. McMillan St.

(Use side entrance on Grandview - parking lot on McMillan)

Cost:  $40 members,  $50 non-members

3.0 CEU hours: (approved for counselors, social workers and marriage/family therapists.)

Total cost: $15 - license # required

ARLO COMPAAN, Ph.D, Jungian analyst, is a training psychoanalyst and licensed clinical  psychologist in Illinois.  He is an analyst member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and a member of the American Psychological Association.  His Ph.D. is in pastoral psychology from the School of Theology at Claremont, CA.  From 2013 to 2017 he was the Training Director for the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Institute of Chicago, where he served as co-director for the Jungian Psychotherapy and Jungian Studies Program.  His clinical interest is in the treatment of trauma and the dynamics of shame and shamelessness.  He has presented papers on this topic in the U.S. and internationally.  Arlo maintains a small practice in Frankfort, IL and Chicago.

Call 513-984-2059 or visit www.jungcincinnati.org




Jim Slouffman, M.F.A.

"Myths derive from the visions of people searching

their own most inward world."  Joseph Campbell

This lecture will explore comparative mythology as seen through the eyes of one of its greatest exponents, Joseph Campbell.  We will learn how Campbell's approach to mythology, and Jung's, both dive deep into the human psyche and inform us about archetypes of the collective unconscious.  Jung's research in comparative mythology, together with Campbell's, will provide a broad based view of what Campbell would call,  "the one great story of humankind."

We will start by viewing a 52-minute clip from "The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers," followed by a guided discussion focusing on the highlights in the film.  Jim, backed by a panel of Campbell enthusiasts, will help us explore the many Jungian ideas revealed in the film clip including shadow, archetypes and the collective unconscious.

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)


1401 E. McMillan St.

(Use side entrance on Grandview - parking lot on McMillan)

Cost:  $8 members,  $10 non-members

Jim Slouffman has been an artist and educator for over 40 years.  Jim received his BFA degree from Wright State University and his MFA degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He taught for 31 years at Antonelli College, Cincinnati, Ohio.  In his retirement, Jim now devotes his time between two arts organizations he founded: the Kolping Saengerchor (German Chorus) and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, and researching and teaching on aspects of C.G. Jung, particularly relating to mythology and Joseph Campbell.  He is a Dayton, Ohio native and a member of GCFJ.

Call 513-984-2059 or visit www.jungcincinnati.org

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