At Home with AJA

An online salon hosted by AJA

AJA invites you to an exciting new series of online meetings taking place once a month, beginning in March. We have invited some of the most interesting Jungian clinicians from around the world to present on a topic that is currently engaging them. These monthly meetings will give you an opportunity to hear from colleagues who would not often visit London.

at home:

  1. being in one’s own house, environment, community
  2. feeling as if in one’s own home; comfortable; at ease; familiar
  3. attitude of being ready to host visitors at certain hours at one’s home

Although this series is new, it continues a tradition that goes back to the early days of our organisation. AJA has always placed a high value on hospitality.

When AJA started in 1977 it was small group. AJA felt like a family and often gathered in each other’s homes, generating a lively temenos. From the beginning AJA members were known for the gusto with which they entertained – music, wine, food and full-throated laughter on a quiet night; dancing, costumes and performances on the festivals.

Now, we want to invite you into our home. AJA wants to share its lively temenos and hospitality with Jungians everywhere. We are launching a series monthly online gatherings featuring a paper read by a leading international Jungian clinician, followed by a formal response and audience discussion.

At Home with AJA – monthly online gatherings with a paper by a leading international Jungian, followed by a formal response and audience discussion.

When choosing speakers for At Home with AJA our priority is build and strengthen friendships across the Jungian world. Our focus is on speakers who do not visit London often, even though we wish they did. We want speakers to bring some of the spirit of the place they are from, and we would especially encourage speakers to bring a “home crowd”.

Let’s have a lively conversation in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Let’s have a lively conversation in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Our Speakers

The people below who have very kindly rearranged their schedules to make time to visit  At home with AJA, we are very grateful to them and are excited to invite you to hear them.

In  this conversation we are starting AJA is reaching out to the wider Jungian world. We have looked for global Jungian voices; clinicians in their prime whose engagement with their analytic work infects the way they speak. We are interesting in new and challenging ideas, and desire conversation.

Henry Abramovitch Ph.D., is training analyst and founding President of Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology in honour of Erich Neumann. He is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University Medical School and former President of Israel Anthropology Association. He is the author of Brothers and Sisters: Myth and Reality as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is with Murray Stein co-author of the play, The Analyst and the Rabbi, available on YouTube. He lives and practices in Jerusalem. He teaches and supervises routers throughout Eastern Europe and Kazakstan. Since the beginning of war in Ukraine, he leads an ongoing reflection group for Ukrainian Jungian analysts.

Karin Fleischer, Argentina, is a clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and founder member of the Uruguayan-Argentinian Society for Analytical Psychology (SUAPA) and is on the executive board (2018-2021 / 2021-2024) of CLAPA – Latin American Committee for Analytical Psychology. She has introduced Authentic Movement/ Embodied Active Imagination, in Argentina and in several Latin American countries, teaching seminars on the Body and Active Imagination, nationally and internationally, during the past twenty-five years. She writes on topics about trauma, dissociation, and the inclusion of the body in clinical work. Her latest articles have been published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology (2020, 2022, 2023).

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, psychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont and the founder and director of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy. She is past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and a founding member of the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies. Polly hosts a popular podcast Enemies: From War to Wisdom which brings fresh insights into human hostilities and what to do about them at home, at work and in the world. Her websites are www.realdialogue.com (which is a free app) and www.young-eisendrath.com. Polly has published 19 books (translated into more than 20 languages now) and many chapters and papers. Polly is a life-long practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a Mindfulness teacher.

Liliana Liviano Wahba, Ph.D., (Brazil) is a Jungian analyst with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Post‐Doctorate at the University of São Paulo Medical School; she is member of the Paulista Academy of Psychology and the Director of Psychology of the Institute Ser em Cena: Teatro de Afásicos (Being on Scene: Theatre for Aphasics). She teaches at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo Centre of Jungian Studies. Her main focus of research is creativity, culture and psychological development. She published the books Camille Claudel: Criação e Loucura (Camille Claudel: Creation and Madness), Médico e paciente: é proibido amar (Doctor and patient: it is forbidden to love) and is a co‐author of O Grafite e a Psique de São Paulo: Metáforas da Cidade (Graffitti and the Psyche of São Paulo: Metaphors of the City).

Monica Luci (AIPA, Rome), PhD, clinical psychologist, Jungian, and relational psychoanalyst, in private practice. In last twenty years, she has been working nationally and transnationally in the fields of psychosocial intervention and psychotherapy with vulnerable refugees, especially torture survivors, women victims of GBV, and unaccompanied minors.

She is an author, translator, and editor of publications on the themes of trauma, torture, displacement, collective violence, gender, and psychoanalysis among which the monographs Torture, Psychoanalysis & Human Rights (Routledge, 2017) and Torture Survivors in Analytic Therapy: Jung, Politics, Culture (Routledge, 2022), with Stefano Carpani, Lockdown Therapy: Jungian Perspectives on How the Pandemic Changed Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2022) and with Maria Giovanna Bianchi: Psychoanalysis and Enforced Disappearances (Routledge, forthcoming).

ROBERT TYMINSKI (USA) is an adult and child analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a past president; he teaches in the Institute’s analytic training program. He is the author of Male Alienation at the Crossroads of Identity, Culture and Cyberspace (Routledge, 2018) and The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced (Routledge, 2014). He is a 2016 winner of the Michael Fordham Prize from the Journal of Analytical Psychology. His book The Psychological Effects of Immigrating: A Depth Psychology Perspective on Relocating to a New Place just came out in late 2022.