Jung Symbols and Songs of the Soul.
The First Fortnight Festival is back again - celebrating the tenth anniversary of Ireland's Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival. And we are delighted to be able to bring you this gorgeous film by Brendan Harding - recorded at The Dock two years ago.
This film will be available to watch here from January 2nd until January 17th.
This presentation is about Jungian Psychology and its place in the treatment of depression. It is presented by Dr. Brendan Harding, a consultant general surgeon and a Jungian psychotherapist. Depression is seen as a growth process rather than an illness. Many of the principals of Jungian psychology are described and illustrated by symbolic work done by clients some of whom were also surgical patients. It shows how patients use symbols to heal internal wounds and how symbols can be used to console and heal patients in a terminal situation. The internationally acclaimed singer Eleanor Shanley and equally acclaimed Classical Guitarist John Feeley provide music and song to accompany and honour some of the stories described. The piece was presented as part of First Fortnight in the Dock Carrick on Shannon in 2018
The film is free but you can donate towards the First Fortnight Festival and the great work that they do. You can do so at their website here https://www.firstfortnight.ie
First Fortnight is Ireland’s Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival and as such we endeavour to reach all communities through callouts such as this. However, we need YOU!
First Fortnight challenges mental health prejudice and stigma through arts and cultural action and programmes events that create spaces for unscripted conversations around mental health to happen.
In 2021, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!