Spirit, Psyche, Substance as Mysterium

Spirit, Psyche, Substance as Mysterium

A presentation by Heather Lesley-Swan

Friday, October 6, 2023 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall,
455 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Q 4169
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Heather Lesley-Swan, Jungian Analyst and Teaching Member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy, reviews the worldwide diagnosis of autism, particularly in children, which is currently
flooding our society. She will show through a client’s images in art and sand how the Self seeks to emerge from psyche even where the neuro-typical elements of relatedness and emotion are truncated.

This talk will offer evidence to encourage those who are working with clients with autistic diagnoses to hold a temenos beyond popular behavioural education techniques and to respect the voice of the
Self. It will encourage all to enhance their understanding of the burgeoning rise of spectrum disorders, and to evaluate our collective response.

About Heather Lesley-Swan
Heather Lesley-Swan is a Jungian Analyst trained at the CG Jung Institute in Switzerland, and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She was the first Certified Sandplay Therapist, then Teaching Member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy in Australia/New Zealand. She has held senior corporate roles, led her own global consulting company and educational organisation, and trains in-house counselling teams.

Heather has a particular interest in autism spectrum implications, bringing her knowledge of current neuroscience and the development of the capacity to symbolise. Her work is also informed by attachment and trauma research, including proven pathways for individual transformation and well-being.

About Marie Makinson
Marie Makinson is a Jungian Analyst and certified Sandplay therapist. She has a private practice at The Channon in Northern NSW. Marie is a former president of the CG Jung Society of Queensland and has presented many times for the society over the years. She is very much looking forward to being part of this in-person workshop and sharing some of the extraordinary things she has observed and learned in the practice of Sandplay.