EXA and Jung: The Symbolic Process


A kinship naturally exists between expressive arts therapy and Jungian Psychology. Both are image-based approaches to understanding and healing the psyche and each emphasizes the symbolic process in its own unique fashion. This course weaves together the theory and practice of both these approaches into a Jungian-oriented EXA healing tapestry of images, emotions, understanding and transformation. The class explores the basic concepts of Jungian psychology and compares and contrasts them to EXA theory. Learning will be through experiential process, creative discussions, class reading and experiential and academically based assignments.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Experience Jungian oriented expressive arts therapy processes.
  • Develop a theoretical understanding of Jungian psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship of Jungian psychology and EXA.
  • Understand and learn to apply Jungian concepts to EXA practices.
  • Understand the symbolic process
  • Deepen their relationship to their own creative and symbolic processes
  • Learn about Jungian oriented EXA applications to their life and work

Course Syllabus & Suggested Reading List >>