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Placing Climate & Other Catastrophic Events into a Larger Story

  • Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene 1685 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 (map)

350 EUG and  Eugene Friends of Jung welcome Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., a former Jungian-oriented psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history who offers life and leadership coaching for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future.

With each new day, our hearts are broken by the news of suffering caused by catastrophic fires, floods, hurricanes, violence, epidemic corruption, and deaths of friends, animals, and strangers both near and afar. Yet deep in our souls, we know that life’s tragedies can also yield hidden gifts of profound healing, renewal, and thriving. Gradually, we discover how catastrophes can even become sources of gratitude. What are these catastrophes asking of us? What are they calling us to, not just taking away from us? What hidden treasures will we miss if we simply check out, self-medicate, or sink into inconsolable despair? How do we stop looking for happiness and start mining the darkness for priceless nuggets of joy and connection with ourselves, with other living beings and with Earth? How do we make meaning in the morass of madness?

“Cata-strophe” literally means a descent that we are being asked to make together. What do we need to make that journey?

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is on a $10 – $20 sliding scale fee and free for current Eugene Friends of Jung members. No one will be turned away. Find out more on Facebook.

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