Terms like ‘the shadow,’ ‘the self, or ‘archetypes’ are frequently used in the psychedelic space. But what do they actually mean? What are the theories behind them? And how could they enhance our understanding of non-ordinary states of consciousness?
We will address these and more questions in February, where we will dive deeper into the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and the field of analytical psychology.
On the 16th, we will be joined by Juan Duque, who is a psychiatrist at the Vall d'H'ebron University Hospital in Barcelona, with postgraduate studies in the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder. Currently, he is a doctoral student in psychiatry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Juan will give us a presentation about how concepts derived from analytical psychology (e.g. individuation principle, self-integration, collective unconscious, primary process thinking, and secondary process thinking) can be applied to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and how they can help us with the elaboration of experiences lived during non-ordinary states. Additionally, we will also dive deeper into the relationship between analytical psychology and neuroscience.
Our meetings are open to everyone who is interested in the topic.
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Disclaimer: uniMIND is an international network of academic journal clubs focused on psychedelic research and altered states of consciousness. Our main focus is to connect individuals interested in learning more about psychedelics and their therapeutic potential. We meet up regularly to have discussions about different publications from this field of study. Sometimes, we are even joined by senior academics who discuss their own publications or research projects.
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