Archetypes of the Creative Process

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


C.G. Jung conceptualised the archetype as a contributing structure to the unconscious. Often archetypes emerge as symbols with inherent communicative possibilities. Archetypes too arrive to channel creative work for expression, meaning and value. Jung began to understand the archetype and its dynamic through a process called active imagination, which helped him interface with his own unconscious content.

In this workshop we will briefly discuss the archetypes that might govern your creative practice and explore expanding these for new creative insight. Additionally, we will workshop the implication of the shadow function of the archetype and begin to generate a palette or vocabulary that you as an art therapist might use as a springboard for new avenues of creative insight.

This 2.5 hour workshop will be spent with a brief introduction to Jung and his Red Book, then we will dive into an exploration of how archetypes operate in our practices and finally will explore possibly new archetypal qualities and how we might carry these qualities into our lives and work with clients.

Please have on hand, paper, pen, colours/texters and any other art medium that you enjoy working with.
Period17 Mar 2023
Held atAustralia New Zealand Asia Creative Arts Therapy (ANZACATA)
Degree of RecognitionInternational