Persona in Film - Workshop

  • Sat, March 14, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • St. Laurence Anglican Church 5940 Lakeview Dr. SW Calgary, AB


Persona in Film - Workshop

The Eclipse 2009. Conor Mc Phearson.

The aim of individuation is nothing less than to divest the self of the false wrappings of the persona on the one hand, and of the suggestive power of primordial images on the other”. CW 7 para 269. C.G.

AM: In the morning we will watch the film The Eclipse, 2009, as an exploration of persona and it’s relationship to the  shadow in Michael, a failed writer recently widowed, and  haunted by frightening and spooky experiences.  This will be followed by a talk and discussion on the difficulties faced by Michael, through the lens of the persona.

PM:In the afternoon session there will be an experiential and somewhat improvisational workshop using mask to embody and explore Jung’s ideas on  persona and its role in individuation.  Participation is encouraged to the level of comfort and enjoyment of each participant.


Cliona Dickie, RP, Jungian Analyst

Cliona was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she graduated from University College Dublin as a Physiotherapist. She has lived and worked in Toronto for many years.

She did her post -graduate training in Analytical Psychology with of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts Training Program. It is the only Analyst Training Program in Canada recognized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology in Zurich. Graduates become Jungian Analysts.

She was a past Director of Training in the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts Training Program.

She completed observerships at St. Josephs’ Healthcare Hamilton, West Fifth Campus; The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Mount Sinai Hospital, Psychological Trauma Clinic; and The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.

She has a deep interest and participation in theatre completing a graduate thesis on the play “Shining City” by Conor McPhearson.

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