Being Silenced, Finding Voice: How Archetypal Patterns Influence Our Lives
Lunch & Learn
Presented by Beth Swain, LPC
Zoom webinar details will be provided after registration.
Throughout our lives we encounter circumstances which suppress our ability to speak. The civil unrest in our country today reflects the angst of being silenced and the compelling need to break through this suppression and be heard.
In this presentation, we will explore the Jungian concept of archetypal patterns and the influence they have in our lives, primarily focusing on the pattern of being silenced. An archetypal perspective suggests that this is a universal pattern which is seen throughout human history and across cultures.
I have come to realize that much of what happens in psychotherapy is about facing memories, feelings and beliefs which we have never spoken of—or have tried to speak of and been silenced. When we recognize a pattern, such as being silenced, we can look for ways to shift that energy into something which serves us better, such as finding expression for that which was suppressed. Finding our voice is a vital part of becoming more authentic and pursuing the meaning for which we are on this planet.
Beth Swain, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and archetypal pattern analyst in private practice in Salem, Oregon. She has written and lectured on archetypal patterns and the silencing of the feminine voice in various settings. She is also a ceramics artist