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Advanced Seminars in Depth Psychology

The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club

is pleased to offer:


Transformation through Love and Loss

Polly Young-Eisendrath is an internationally renowned psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst, whose work on the connections between Jungian psychology and Buddhism is particularly esteemed. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Vermont. She has published thirteen books translated into twenty languages, including The Resilient Spirit, Women and Desire, The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and her most recent book The Present Heart: A Memory of Love, Loss and Dreams. She is engaged in a full time practice in Central Vermont and is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism and Vipassana.

Transformation through loss is a necessary and frightening part of human life. Love always brings loss into our lives because it guarantees a broken heart. No matter how love develops, it eventually includes loss through separation, death, or betrayal. The presentation will closely examine both Buddhist and Western psychological approaches to love and loss. We will draw on personal experiences and some of the presenter’s favorite poetry to respond to the question: What is love, anyway? Differentiating love from desire, romance, attachment bonds, and idealization, we develop a clearer sense of whether we are truly loving our partners, children, parents and friends — or whether we are in an unconscious identifications or enmeshment that results in feeling used, cheated or erased. We will acknowledge that love is blessed by loss – and that true love demands that we engage vitally with our beloved through being and becoming a whole self, accepting our beloved as another whole self. We will talk about loss and love in the context of the Buddha’s teachings about the nature of our existence: Off-centeredness (Dukkha), Impermanence (Anicca), and Interdependence (Anatta). We will begin to shift professional and personal perspectives on the deep context of love and loss.

Date:  April 15, 2016

Place: The Academy House (Terrace Level)
           1420 Locust Street
           Philadelphia, PA 19102

Time:   1:00pm-5:00pm (Registration & Light Lunch at 12:30)

Phone: 302 218 5008

Learning Objectives:


  1. Define love in the context of mindfulness, equanimity and deep acceptance of the particular being of the beloved

  2. Understand how psychoanalytic thinking and practice teach us a valuable lesson about love through the concept of “Projective Identification”

  3. Recognize what is missing in the Western psychological model of grief and bereavement, especially in the ways it confuses and conflates experiences of shame, alienation, fear and perseveration on the “event story” with grief itself

  4. Define and apply the Buddha’s teachings on the “marks of existence” in regard to everyday issues of love and life

Registration will be limited. Payment is required to guarantee a space.

Please call Dr. Jemail for more information ( 302 ) 218 5008 or email her at jayjemail@comcast.net

CE Credits

These activities are co-sponsored by HealthForumOnline (www.healthforumonline.com) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club and is associated with four (4) hours of CE credits. HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. HFO maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APA-approved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals.


FEES: $150 (Enrollment is limited.)

Participants requesting CE credits will be charged an additional $20 ($5 for each credit).



To register, go to www.thejungclub.com. Print out registration form and mail with check to;


       Dr. Jay Ann Jemail

       5829 Kennett Pike

       Centreville, DE 19807

       302 655-7461 or 302 218 5008(cell)

       FAX 302 655 1954