A one-day Practical Interactive Workshop - led by Ireland’s leading Jungian Psychologist Jasbinder Garnermann
The sense of self that we regard as our identity is created or compromised from our earliest infancy onwards. We all deploy the False Self to play the game of the world but in this narcissistic society many of our values, feelings, and thoughts are not our own. Each society has a mould for its members but if we over-identify with it we lose our connection to the True Self.
‘The most aggressive and therefore the most dangerous words in the language of the world are to be found in the assertion I am. However only those who have reached a stage at which they can make this assertion are really qualified as adult members of society.’
- D.W. Winnicott
The joy and bliss of this state also becomes the foundation for the discovery of the big Self in adulthood, the archetype that Jung termed the Imago Dei, the image of God within. Like the Childhood True Self, the Self contains the whole, it is our connection to the Divine, but also the repository of pure libido which flows out in a roaring stream towards the world, and lights up all of reality with its radiance.
Read Jasbinder's article on the False Self in Network Magazine: