Jung Society event on May 11th 

with Russell Delman

Dear Jung Society guest,

There are just two more weeks until our next Jung Society of Utah event! Join us on  Friday, May 11th for a special event with Russell Delman on Finding Our Way In Challenging Times. See the second text box below for more information.

Read part two of our blog conversation with Russell  HERE on the Jung Society blog. If you missed part one of this fascinating interview, it can be found HERE.

Mark your calendar now for the best summer party of the season on June 16th, starting at 5:30pm... Don't miss this fun fundraising event!  See the fourth text box below for more information.

We are in need of some more volunteers (in the last text blog which ones we need)...

The Jung Society of Utah Team 

Finding Our Way In Challenging Times 
Russell Delman

May 11th
Finding Our Way In Challenging Times
Exploring the Interface Between Embodiment, Psychology and Spirituality

May 11th, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Library downtown

In this talk, Russell will explore the following questions:

- How do I manifest and express my deepening personal insights into all of my relationships, including the intimate, as well as the larger social and political worlds?

- How can I use the environmental and societal conflicts as food for Self-realization/actualization?

- How do the physical, psychological, spiritual (transcendent), relational worlds interact?

As we explore these questions, we will also investigate a fairly unique perspective based in two premises: 

-Perhaps learning to be more fully present for all our life situations is the central modus operandi for all that we seek.

-Perhaps our embodiment is a key "missing link" for both psychological and spiritual development AND a reliable doorway to this deepening presence.

About the speaker:  Russell Delman's dedication to the study of awareness and human potential began in 1969 as a college undergraduate in psychology. The main influences on his teaching are over 40 years of Zen meditation, his close relationship and training with Moshe Feldenkrais (he has helped to train over 2500 Feldenkrais teachers worldwide), a deep study of somatic psychology including Gestalt training under Robert Hall, and Focusing training and practice with his close friend, Gene Gendlin, work with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, along with 40 years of marriage with his wife, Linda. In 2007 he created The Embodied Life School.
Day: Friday, May 11th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm (with mingling before and after)
Location: Library downtown, 210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Cost: free (please become a member)
Includes 1 free CEU
Jung Society of Utah members are invited to join Russell Delman's two-day workshop on the Embodied Life at half of the regular price!

Strength to Love - Embodying Gratitude and Perseverance in Challenging Times
Date: May 12th and 13th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10:00am (Sat) - 5:00pm (Sun)
Location: Vitalize Studio 3474 South 2300 East #12, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
Cost: $235 - Jung Society members half-price; ELMP students half-price 
*no one turned away for lack of funds.
Get your discount code at the Jung Society: email Machiel at and become a Jung Society member HERE
From the Jung Society of Utah blog:

Growing Embodied Awareness, Finding Imagination: 
A Conversation with Russel Delman - part two
Read part two of my conversation with Russell Delman, in which we explore the concepts of psychological and somatic freedom, Feldenkrais work, and the power of imagination.

Andrea Jivan:  I'm thinking now of individuation, something Jungian psychologists focus on a lot. This idea that you're kind of swinging between polarities until you are able to integrate each of their benefits, integrate their shadow, and then you are capable of individuating and becoming whole, and capable of hearing archetypical experience. So when you talk about this experience that nothing is an enemy-that implies openness, and a sense of a deeper level of awareness. Then what is that freedom we mentioned earlier? Is it bliss, or is it the freedom to always question life, or is it related to experience as you mentioned at the beginning, the experience of being present to the four aspects of being (thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and relationships)?

Russell Delman:  Very Important idea. Beautiful. The freedom that I look to is responsiveness to life. It has to do with the distinction between reactivity, responsiveness, and how I get triggered by certain situations, certain people, certain moments with certain people, information from the environment, certain feelings in myself, certain feelings in my body, how I get triggered into old patterns that have either no or very limited possibility of different response....

Read more on the Jung Society of Utah blog HERE.
Jung Society Summer Party

June 16th, 5:30pm

Plan ahead to join the Jung Society of Utah on June 16th for the best party of the summer! 

We're looking forward to a joyful, soulful gathering filled with music, community, food, and fun.  Come celebrate the summer and support the Jung Society of Utah! 

Stay tuned for more details. 
Volunteer With Us!
The Jung Society of Utah exists by the grace of our fantastic local community, both in terms of financial donations and by the help of volunteers. 
The following positions are available:
  • Membership Director: after learning the job: 
    • 1 hour per week + 4-8 hours per month to drive membership campaigns
  • Social Media Manager: 
    • 3 hours per week
    • Responsible for the day-to-day management and optimization of content across all social media channels for the Jung Society of Utah.
  • Meetup manager: Manage the existing Jung Society of Utah group on
    • Post JSOU events at least a month before the event
    • Engage with people on the MeetUp page 
    • Host the meetup at Jung Society events
  • CE manager
  • Musicians/Entertainers  for our summer fundraising party
  • Event volunteers for our summer fundraising party
Contact Machiel Klerk for these positions:

Have a special skill that you think would be helpful to the Jung Society? Contact us!
Notes of Interest      


The Chilling Truth About Psychopaths
Six-week course with Dr. Aaron Kipnis

"What is it that makes psychopaths so compelling?" I asked Dr. Aaron Kipnis - psychotherapist, professor, and author of four books - during a recent conversation.

I last spoke to Aaron Kipnis about the psychology of money - a fascinating conversation with a meticulous teacher, one who is able to probe the depths of our shadows with expertise and light. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak to him again. And to find out why, when asked to write a blog post about psychopaths, I couldn't hit the keyboard fast enough to reply YES!

"Why?" I asked him straight away. "What's the intrigue about?"

Aaron Kipnis looked at me and smiled. We were speaking on Skype.

"Just sometimes," he said slowly, "wouldn't you also like not to give a damn?"

And so another captivating conversation began. Here are some snippets from our chat:

"Psychopathy is a personality disorder that is located at the far end of the Narcissist spectrum," he explains. It's the point where Narcissism becomes malignant. But whilst a Narcissist is annoying, a psychopath is dangerous.

Psychopaths do not give back, they only take, whether it be your attention, your time, energy or money, whatever they can get away with. In some cases, this can be your life. Serial killers fall into the most extreme edge of this category and even kill for pleasure. 

Read more on the Jung Platform blog HERE.
Psychopathic Society: How to Find More Sanity in an Insane World    

There's still time to enroll  HERE

In his book,  Without Conscience, Robert Hare argues that we live in a camouflage society, in which some psychopathic traits- egocentricity, lack of concern for others, superficiality, style over substance, being "cool," manipulativeness, and so forth- increasingly are tolerated and even valued. Cold-blooded and remorseless psychopaths who blend into all aspects of society have little difficulty infiltrating the domains of business, politics, law enforcement, government, academia and other social structures and have devastating impacts on people around them.
This webinar course discusses many facets of the psychopathic personality and explores how we might live better in a world where people with this condition seem to be gaining prominence.

Class 1: April 24 (receive a recording of the first class)
Class 2: May 8
Class 3: May 15
Class 4: May 22
Class 5: June 5
Class 6: June 12

Length each class: 60 min

Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Location: online webinar (incl. a recording of the live event)

Cost: no risk policy. Money back one week after the first live event. $150. 

Enroll HERE

Or visit: 

Russell Delman Interview, part one  

Andrea Jivan: You sent us some conversation topics that were fascinating. Because it provides so many access points, what initially grabbed me was this broad question: how do the physical, psychological and spiritual worlds intersect? Could we start there?

Russell Delman: Yes, it's a very open place to start. First, I feel I've been very blessed in this life from a young age to learn that all we're really longing to experience in this world, whether it's a mental understanding, whether it's being alive in our bodies, congruent in our feeling, having deeper relationships; all the things that human beings long for from a very early age, share a common denominator. That is, unless one was present in this moment in their living experience, and I would even say integrated living experience, there was a sense of incompleteness, the sense of not quite being in harmony. Then, with this recognition I understood that being present in ourselves, we could experience four things: our thoughts, our feelings, our bodily sensations, and our relationships. These four elements are always present and to have all of them alive in the moment was key. That started this whole journey, a path that came out of a broken heart and came out of a recovery. Being exposed to Zen meditation when I was 18 years old. Being interested in psychology, it was congruent from the very beginning. Through luck and blessings, grace really, back in 1969 or 70, I got exposed to what we call Somatic Psychology, that one could recognize the connection of body, mind, and spirit as a unit. In a way it was kind of early for that integration.

Read more on the JSOU blog HERE.


Volunteer Positions
Dream Conference in Scottsdale, AZ
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The following positions are available:
  • Membership Director
  • Social media manager
  • Meetup manager
  • CE manager
  • Musicians/Entertainers for our summer fundraising party
  • Event volunteers for our summer fundraising party
  Contact Machiel Klerk for these positions:

The International Association of the Study of Dreams is coming to Scottsdale, Arizona! 

Come to our dream conference

You'll be part of a big, diverse dream family - and you may make some of the best friends of your life! Enjoy exploring your dreams in beautiful Arizona during this 5-day dream extravaganza:

Dates: June 16th - 20th, 2018
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

More information HERE.

We hope to see you there.
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