Using Psychedelic Medicines with Susan Williams

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Association Of Jungian Analysts

05 March 2024

Time: 20:15 - 22:00

Price: £15.00

Location: online


Susan Williams is an Adult and Child Jungian Analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She trained in London, England at the Association of Jungian Analysts. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, California where she sees adults, adolescents, and children of all ages. She has published and taught both in the UK and US on topics including the numinous, ‘The Unbearable Weight of Truth,’ expanded states of consciousness, psychedelic enhanced psychotherapy, aliveness and deadness, autism, and autistic states of mind. She has completed the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program and has trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Susan organized a conference through the San Francisco Jung Institute in 2019 entitled: Encountering the Numinous: Depth Psychotherapy, Analysis and Psychedelics, looking at the role of Jungian and Depth psychotherapy in the current renaissance in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and research.
This presentation will focus on accessing the psychic energy of psychedelics, particularly MDMA and Psilocybin, without the patient taking the actual material substance.
A transformative psychedelic experience often includes the loss of a sense of a separate ego and the emergence of what has been called unity consciousness. Jungian analytic work brings one into the heart of an intra-subjective, co-created field that challenges the myth of the separate self. This presentation is an exploration of what the author is calling ‘sharing in the field’ – a paradigm that challenges the Newtonian view of the solo self, taking us into a shared energetic field of consciousness or, in the words of Dan Siegel, into an intra-connected (speaking from the whole rather than from the space in between) view of reality.
The speaker will be exploring what expanded states of consciousness and a Jungian informed psychedelic-enhanced psychoanalysis offers to the development of a new energetic paradigm of health and healing. This shift away from a focus on matter toward psychic energy, weaves ancient shamanic and visionary practices into a contemporary paradigm. This new, yet ancient view, points to an underlying reality that is neither mental nor material, to what Jung called the unus mundus (one world) or in more contemporary language the unified field of consciousness.

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