Certificate in Jungian Studies
When the Jung Centre was founded in 1990 the principal aim was, and continues to be, the running of a Certificate Course in Jungian Studies and more recently a Diploma in Consciousness.
The Certificate Course is the only Jungian course in Ireland to cover all areas of Jung's endeavors and gives the study of dreams and dream symbols a pivotal place which is essential for self-development. Jung studied and wrote copiously (18 volumes and as many seminars and courses) which can make it difficult to get to grips with the essence of his work.
The Jung Centre has been constantly innovating the syllabus throughout it's 25-year history to include evolutionary biology, ethology and consciousness studies. the course is carefully structured, logical in it's approach to study and plain speaking. As such it will bring clarity to the working of the psyche and everyday living.
What are Jungian Studies?
The course follows the route that Jung took to bring wholeness to his own personality and covers every aspect of his personal journey from the initial identification of the unconscious to the discovery of the symbolic language of dreams and the motivating forces of the Self.
Benefits of the Course
Self-knowledge brings about changes in attitude and life-style, relationships to others and a different view of the world. Not only can the student benefit individually but they can also influence by example. so whether you are in the caring professions, teaching, business or media, to name a few possibilities, all changes for the better start with the individual.
Studying Jungian psychology will open up a whole field of fresh ideas and thought to which the Self will respond with creative dreams and a new sense of meaning and purpose.
The first step to find meaning in life to to know yourself and this can be truly achieved by exploring your unconscious to confront complexes and explore the potentials and possibilities that lie hidden and obscured by defences. Obstacles that once appeared insurmountable will be seen as challenges and your attitude to life will become optimistic.
The course follows a line of exploration from the outer to the inner (from the ego to the Self) . We begin by looking at the ego and it's orientation , moving via the shadow, to the level of the personal unconscious. Behind the personal, lies the collective unconscious, the psychic experience that is shared by all. This involves the study of symbols, psychic energy, instincts and Archetypes, in addition to personality disorders, mythology, religion and philosophy. All of which are put in the context of dream analysis - the "Royal road to the unconscious".