We all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and are adept at being “nice,” or “good.”
When we become parents, we may be dismayed to notice that our children act out our most despised qualities with gusto! In fact, those disallowed qualities are often full of vitality and authenticity. Seeing our child express these forbidden traits can help us reconnect with their positive aspects.
In this webinar, we will use fairy tales, dreams, memoirs, and clinical vignettes to explore how our kids can help us find the gold in those devalued and disallowed parts of ourselves.
- Often, the behaviors in our children that we find the most embarrassing or irritating relate to qualities or traits that we learned were not acceptable when we were children.
- Seeing our children act out these qualities can be difficult, but can also provide a way for us to reclaim the positive aspects of these traits.
- Many times, those parts of ourselves that we learned were unacceptable are in fact important for accessing a sense of joy and aliveness.
Presented by: Lisa Marchiano, LCSW
Lisa Marchiano, LCSW is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice. She is interested parenting as a catalyst for personal growth, and she blogs on this topic at PsychCentral. She is a writer for PSYCHED Magazine, and blogs on Jungian topics at theJungSoul. She is on the faculty of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and lectures and leads workshops nationally. Lisa has a particular fondness for fairy tales and what they can teach us about relating to our inner lives. You can visit her website, find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @LisaMarchiano.
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM (EST)
Space is limited so please register early. Thank you.
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