The Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts (BAJA) is an organization of Jungian analysts, formed to provide advanced education for professionals, as well as offering opportunities for service, collegiality and professional development to its members.
We offer in-depth study of Jungian psychology, in an ongoing seminar environment, designed for professionals from varied disciplines.
In addition, as an affiliate seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, we participate in the training of clinicians who are interested in becoming certified as Jungian Analysts.
The Boulder Seminar is based in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Composed primarily of local Jungian Analysts, we also include distinguished core and visiting faculty from across the United States.
Analytical Psychology is the name given to the body of theory and practice that grew from the ground-breaking work of Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung (1875-1961), an early pioneer of psychoanalysis and a collaborator of Sigmund Freud.
One of the most innovative thinkers in the history of psychology, Jung approached the unconscious through the exploration of dreams as well as the study of myths, fairy tales, religion, alchemy, philosophy and physics. Many of today’s mainstream psychological concepts originated with Jung. These include the terms extraversion, introversion, personality types (the basis for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), synchronicity, the collective unconscious, archetypes, shadow, persona, complex, anima, animus, mid-life crisis and individuation. Jung’s ideas remain vitally important to our current era as we face important transitions in the world and continue to seek meaning in our lives.
Jung was deeply interested in the individual’s spiritual life and focused much of his attention on the symbolic, archetypal imagery of dreams and the spontaneous imagination. He envisioned the unconscious as the source of human creativity. His method aimed at the expansion of consciousness through purposeful cultivation of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious aspects of the personality. Jung termed this purposeful striving for balance between inner world and outer life “the process of individuation.”
In 1948, an institute for training Jungian analysts was established in Zurich to support the teaching and further development of Jung’s theories. The Boulder Jungian Training Seminar, through its affiliation with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts—a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology—is part of the educational tradition that began 65 years ago in Zurich.
Through our seminar, we continue to present Jung’s model of the psyche and explore the interaction between Jung’s ideas and other traditional and contemporary, cutting edge psychological, spiritual and scientific theories. The seminar analysts occasionally incorporate other psychoanalytic ideas into lectures–these include archetypal, object relations, self-psychology, attachment theory, inter-subjectivity, neuroscience, experiential modalities and group process theories.
For general information please contact Seminar Coordinator Nora Swan-Foster
Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts ~1634 Walnut Street Suite 221, Boulder, Colorado 80302