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Overcoming Conflict, Narcissism and Ego in the Age of Anxiety

As America prepares for the 2019 State of the Union address, noted Jungian psychologist, professor and author Dr. Jerry Ruhl will speak in Sarasota on January 18, 7–9 p.m.

He will discuss how people can transform their consciousness and humanity toward one another in a chaotic world. In his talk titled “Living in the Fire: The Wisdom of Uncertainty,” Ruhl will examine the paralysis that accompanies polarization, and will share how to be uncomfortable with uncertainty and embrace opposing ideas as essential to Western culture. He will also include strategies on how Americans can rise above "either/or" one-sided monologues to more inclusive "both/and" dialogues.

             On January 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ruhl will also present a workshop further exploring psychological patterns and approaches to help individuals face catastrophes that often are beyond our coping skills. Experiences we cannot readily fix or control that disrupt identity, career, relationships, meaning, hope for the future, our highest god image and our personal narratives. “Managing and Making Sense of Life-Changing Illness, Accidents, and Tragedies will introduce practical exercises such as “Thought Stopping" and "Mentalizing." 

Presented by the C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota, the lecture and workshop will take place at the Carlisle Inn. Continuing Education credits are available for both events at nominal additional cost. Package tickets for both the lecture and workshop are also available.


Location: 3727 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through For more information, call 941-952-8188.

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