This one-year programme is envisioned to offer a transformative learning environment that aims to enrich both personal and cultural life contexts by cultivating a practice of the Creative Imagination. Students learn to engage with the unconscious and experience different aspects of the psyche through dreams, imagery, and active imagination, utilising the arts to augment and inform their understanding.
It is ideal for creatives seeking fresh perspectives on their work, and who are interested in fostering a working relationship with the creative nature of the unconscious. It should also appeal to anyone in the healing professions, the creative industries, those with a practice in psychotherapeutic or counselling and, more generally, anyone interested in Art and Psyche. The ethos of the course is also informed by wisdom traditions, mythology and deep ecology responding to the challenges of our times.
The theoretical underpinning is largely informed by depth psychology, with an emphasis on analytical psychology. Context-based learning also allows for a deepening of the student's creative process for personal development purposes as well as other life contexts, including analytic, therapeutic, academic and artistic.
This course is in response to the popular Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy. It continues its approach of combining experiential with theoretical learning, and so promises to be both a fascinating and educational journey.
Note that a background in the arts or psychology is not required. The level 8 Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy is recommended though not a requirement.
Apply and evaluate key concepts and theories of depth psychology and analytical psychology to personal process and the visual arts, based on a combination of theoretical and experiential learning.
Apply and evaluate relevant concepts to the broader context of a cultural problematic such as inequality, injustice, climate change and the environmental crisis.
Engage in practices of the creative imagination through methods of active imagination, creative expression and image-making and to record such material through creative and reflective journaling.
Participate in group workshops and online social connectivity with integrity, empathy and respect for the confidentiality of peers.