Alchemy Today with Christine DriverBook tickets
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom online.
What is alchemy?
Historically alchemy was a deeply spiritual and philosophical process in which the aim was to find the essence of being, the quintessence, and not just to turn base metal into gold. Are these ideas still relevant today? The principles of alchemy and the alchemical process are, in fact, still pertinent today in terms of the ongoing search to find meaning and understanding about life and about ourselves. These ideas can help us understand the dynamics of relationships as well as the impact and challenges society faces today.
By the end of this workshop you will have:
1. Input about the philosophy and ideas behind the art of alchemy.
2. Exploration about alchemy and its links to personal and inter-personal issues.
3. An understanding of how alchemy helps us understand the dynamics of relationships and social interaction and society today.
Dr. Christine Driver is a Jungian Analyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and Fellow of the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC). She was Director of Training at WPF Therapy, teaches, supervises and works in private practice. She has recently published The Self and the Quintessence: A Jungian Perspective (2020, Routledge) and co-written and co-edited Being and Relating in Psychotherapy (2013, Palgrave), Supervision and the Analytic Attitude (2005, Whurr) and Supervising Psychotherapy (2002, Sage).