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Annual Meeting

Creative Hands, Activating Unconscious Potential


Presented by
Marion Anderson, PhD


Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

(this program was not recorded)

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”  C.G. Jung   

At times we might be surprised by how hands can express in gestures or creations what we were otherwise unable to comprehend.  In this presentation we explore the symbolic aspects of the hands, their archetypal components and meaning in history, religion, myth and fairy tales, as well as their important role in healing.  From a neurological perspective we will understand why using our hands can help us to activate and actualize our potential.  We learn through Jung’s personal experience how his hands-on creations helped to make his own unconscious material visible and digestible.  This talk also contains suggestions for the audience on how to make their own still unconscious potential visible.

Course objectives:

  • ​Describe how the creative use of hands can foster a new psychological attitude. 

  • List three ways to express unconscious contents with your hands

  • Describe how the symbolic understanding of the hands can result in internal change of the psyche. 

  • Describe how C.G. Jung's psychology can be helpful in the expression and understanding of unconscious processes

Marion Anderson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, certified Jungian Analyst and Sandplay therapist with private practice in Santa Monica.  She has worked for over twenty years with adults who experience anxiety, depression or feel creatively blocked.  Speaking German, English, and Portuguese, her multicultural approach facilitates internal and external transitions in life.  A faculty member of the Reiss Davis Graduate Center and the Reiss Davis Fellowship program, she teaches nationally and internationally on Jungian theory and Sandplay.  Twice yearly she offers groups in painting inner images of the psyche at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. 



3 - 4 pm  Registration and social gathering

4 - 6 pm  Lecture

Space may be limited.  Early arrival is recommended


St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

Huntington Beach, CA

Map and Directions


Pre-Paid Registration and Form

    $15 members

    $25 non-members

Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.

At the door:

    $20 members

    $30 non-members


This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs
$15 payable at the door.  
CEU certificates will be awarded by mail upon full completion of the program.  For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CEU web page. 

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