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Soul Reflections with John Hoedl, Jungian Analyst

  • Sat, February 06, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Soul Reflections

with John Hoedl, Jungian Analyst, Edmonton

The workshop will begin with a discussion about what participants mean when they use or hear the word “soul” and how this compares with Jung’s ideas of this term. This will be followed by a closer discussion about the concept of a psychological soul focusing

on two versions or notions found in Jung’s work, one that is “pre-alchemy” and more in line with classical Jungian thought, and the other “post-alchemy” and more aligned with modern physics and philosophy.

We will also look at the implications of these seemingly divergent approaches in personal dreams as well as the arena of clinical work, especially with regard to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, compulsions, etc. As well, we will engage in discussion about soul and our modern situation focusing on questions such as: “Does technology have “soul?” and “How do the internet and artificial intelligence fit into the notion of a psychology with soul?”


Born in northern Alberta, John Hoedl, M.A., spent his childhood and later years working on the family farm. He attended Grande Prairie Regional College from 1978 to 1981, and in 1983 received his B.P.E. (Bachelor of Physical Education) from the University of Alberta.

John has worked for over 10 years in various child welfare/social services positions in Edmonton including: Group Home Worker in a youth treatment centre, In-Home Family Support Worker and Family Counselor. In 1997, he received a Master's Degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University, Spokane and in the next year , he began his studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2006 he received his diploma, moved to Edmonton, Alberta, and began his private practice. He lives with his wife, Monika, and two daughters Theresa and Johanna.

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