Stockholm 2

The Neuroscience of the Numinous:
Towards a Psychophysiological Understanding of Transcendence

Föreläsning med Mitchell Smolkin, jungiansk analytiker

Jung began his career studying the neurophysiology of dissociation in the now famous word association experiments. With these observations, he and his colleagues anticipated a vast field of research focused on the complex inner workings on the human being’s capacity to regulate affect. This system is now seen as crucial to be able to maintain focus, embody and put language to emotions, and most crucially, to maintain interpersonal relationships. This being the case, much of Jung’s writings following these experiments trended towards a mythopoetic amplification of the change process in psychotherapy. This has alienated Jungian psychology from the broader scientific field which has come to be instrumental in the development of many contemporary psychotherapies.

In this talk, Jungian analyst Mitchell Smolkin will discuss Jung’s contributions and compare and contrast them with contemporary findings and protocols in the areas of interpersonal neurobiology and emotionally focused therapy. The change process in psychotherapy will be discussed along with clinical vignettes and anecdotes.




Mitchell är verksam som analytiker i Stockholm, men föreläsningen hålls på engelska.

Vi träffas på restaurang Storstad, Odengatan 41. Vi har restaurangen för oss själva till klockan 16 och efter föreläsningen serveras vi en lättare förtäring medan vi har möjlighet att stanna kvar och samtala så länge vi vill.




Tid:               Lördag 26 oktober 2019 kl. 14.00 – 16.30
Plats:           Obs!! Restaurang Storstad, Odengatan 41
Kostnad:      200:- (icke medlemmar 250:-) inkl förtäring
Anmälan:     Förhandsanmälan till stockholm@jungstiftelsen.se eller via tel/SMS på 0708-961858