We will examine how some of the psychological and personal challenges of developing a new identity interact with the demands of the professional environment and issues of societal change. We will consider how different types night manage this continually changing, active and on-going process. This is an issue with any profession, but teachers will be the example.
Target: Type practitioners who are interested in the process of personal change
Several years ago I believe I found another missing part of the Type puzzle – Ego Development theory. The theory, first proposed by Jane Loevinger, describes different stages of our development during which we go through changes (or transformations) in a number of our personal qualities, including our self-awareness, cognitive perspective, growth orientation, emotional intelligence and mindfulness.
The ideas presented by Ego Development theory fit well with Jung’s ideas on Type Development and provide a ‘road map’ for Type Development. So I worked on combining the two theories to create a description of each Type as they may manifest at each level of development (The Shadows of Type – Psychological Type at Seven Levels of Development). In this session I will describe the Ego Development stages, how they connect with Type, and explain why I have found using the two together extremely beneficial when working in transformational settings.
This session is an exploration of Beebe’s archetype model with a difference. The model has been simplified to assist understanding. I will focus on the often misinterpreted inferior function, which has some unexpected delights, and then explore the complexities of the ‘trickster’ function which can, most unhelpfully, catch us all out.
Dr Rob Brandenburg will provide an overview of this pioneering study that compresses the midlife experience of contrasting psychological types, with a focus specifically on the male experience of self/masculine identity and relationship in midlife.
Over my professional life, most of my clients have demonstrated an iNtuitive preference. Several years ago, I returned to an interest in theatre and film. Producing and directing three plays over the last three years, I have been struck by the large numbers of new and established actors – in particular, ESTP and INFP preferences. There have been challenges, odd problems to solve, and funny stories.
This session explains and clarifies the meaning, purpose and utility of the MBTI® T–F scale, based on historical and other research: origin and purpose of T-F according to Isabel Myers; relationship to Jung’s typology; type-trait distinctions; the dual nature of T-F and its efficacy, including as a general psychological construct. Items examined and interpreted.
There are no psychometics or numbers in this presentation.
Discuss and discover what C.G. Jung wrote about himself, his aims and his ideas from his Letters, Psychological Types and other sources. Outer and inner world topics such as happiness, groups, noise, society, individuation, typology, religion, consciousness and the unconscious, archetypes etc. are among the issues presented in an informal flexible environment.
This presentation shares stories and key findings from new doctoral research that explored if and how typology plays a role in life-changing non-ordinary transcendent experiences (NOTEs), their aftereffects, and the meaning we make of them. Examples of NOTEs include kundalini awakenings, near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, revelation, divine encounters, paranormal experiences, psychedelic experiences, and spiritual crises.
Adding a fresh dimension to existing type research is the use of the Gifts Compass Inventory, a recently developed instrument that measures type preferences and allows for nuanced results in keeping with Jung’s original descriptions of typology.
CG Jung first wrote about Symbols of Transformation (1911), beginning his mental transformation, resulting in Psychological Types (1919).
Opening & presentation of short stories: stages of life; symbols, rituals & ceremony; dreams, visions and the unconscious; relevance of type, emotions & behaviours.
Small group activity and discussions: Your symbols and rituals; your unconscious world; your type, emotions and behaviours; what stage of development are you experiencing now?
Final large group discussion, Q&A, closure: What are your symbols of transformation? What have you learned? What will you do next?
The Individuation process at midlife is an inner journey to integrate the contents of the unconscious, to bring together all the aspects of the individual into a complete, whole and conscious Self. Part of this process involves the emergence of what Carl Jung called the Transcendent Function.
This transformative function arises from a confrontation between the Ego and the unconscious and brings a new consciousness of soul. It includes becoming true to one’s innate self and finding one’s own path. We will explore this process and how to help this transformation to occur in self and others.
This presentation will:
Provide a holistic background to understanding the correlation between psychological type and temperament with risks to mental health issues with reference to: temperament, motivation, and type theory and the link between type and temperament with physiology.
Describe backed by evidence-based research examples of mental health issues particular types and temperaments are most at risk to acquire.
Outline real-life examples of how the ‘type-mental health issue’ approach has significantly assisted in restoring improved well-being.
My theory covers two aspects: the evolutionary necessity of psychological type differences and the consequences of accepting these differences as equivalent to gender or racial differences for our society: education, moral beliefs, political and judicial system.
The support for inborn psychological types can be found in evolution, complexity and information theory; taking a holistic approach. For this discussion, I would supply some printed outlines of the involved theory to give everybody a basis.The social consequences, being more familiar, would involve experiences from participants and suggestions or proposals with regard the required focus for the future.
‘Since then the cinema is in reality a sort of object lesson which, for good or for evil, teaches most people more effectively than abstract reasoning… ‘, an observation from 1936.
Type theory and applications are important. So are illustrations, stories, quotations from literature, film clips. A workshop to look at some type-oriented cinema clips and appreciate and evaluate how they can contribute to an understanding of Type.
How does your brain work? How can you nurture your strengths, cover blindspots, and better build rapport with others? This daylong cutting-edge workshop reveals the secrets of the brain and key insights about personality, skills, and development. After learning some brain basics, you will have a chance to color in your personal brain map, explore your sweet spot for creative flow, and locate your best-fit cognitive profile. Includes numerous colorful slides and activities. While the information can be technical at times, it is presented in easy-to-understand terms. Useful to newbies and neuroscience folks as well as coaches, counselors, and consultants. Based on 11 years of hands-on laboratory experience with several hundred people of all ages, from all walks of life and different cultures. Includes live brain imaging demo and a copy of “Our Brains in Color”. Prerequisite: None.
Time permitting, a case study will show visually how the brain changes when priming appropriately.
Our current lives often require 7/24 access to technology, radical consistent change, increasing volumes of information and more limited opportunities to take meaningful “breaks”. One concept discussed frequently to ensure effective performance against this backdrop is the concept of Personal Resilience. This has been defined as the ability, in the face of difficulty, to retain flexible cognitive, behavioural and emotional responses. There are many models for building personal resilience – the challenge with these approaches is that they do not take into effect individual differences in type patterns. By understanding more about our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical energy, we can develop specific strategies to maximizing our Personal Resilience. In this hands-o session we will use the frameworks of Temperament, Interaction Style ad Cognitive Processes to build self-identity and build mental strength.
Session Format: Group activities, discussion and use of resources to present.
Session Length: 9:30 – 4:30
Participants will be able to:
– Understand the concept of Personal Resilience.
– Assess their current levels of Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Energy.
– Develop and energy management plan to reduce stress and enhance personal resilience.
Target Audience: Coaches, consultants, HR professionals, anyone who deals with everyday stress and work/information overload!
As a result, individuals will have the opportunity for personal transformation as they actively develop Talents and manage Tensions to raise performance.
Mark will show how to build a third dimension to the MBTI in a practical way so it is more explanatory and can be used more extensively in both work and life, as well as give the MBTI a wider appeal to a bigger audience
Using type profiles and contextual data, participants will compare and contrast their insights about the staff of two Catholic primary schools with an aim of assisting staff to improve their functioning as a whole staff seeking to improve students learning outcomes.
They key question to be explored is “So, what would you do next?”