Making the Unconscious Conscious: Workshop with Michele Daniel


Making the Unconscious Conscious: Jungian Analysis and Mindful Meditation as Complementary Practices 

Saturday, March 8th, from 1:00-5:00 pm


In this seminar, we will explore some of the intersections between Jung’s psychology and mindful meditation practices that are complementary and facilitate psychological development. We will consider how such meditation practices cultivate the development of consciousness through a consideration of Jung’s model of the psyche and his concept of autonomous complexes along with a consideration of core Buddhist concepts. Opportunities will be provided to experience different mindfulness practices that facilitate consciousness. We will also consider how to link the practice of mindfulness with the practice of active imagination. 

In preparation for the seminar, attendees are advised to read an article published in Psychological Perspectives, Volume 50, Issue 2, 2007, that will be sent out to all attendees via e-mail.

All attendees are asked to please bring a journal to the workshop.


Michele Papen Daniel, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Social & Philosophical Foundation of Education, Arizona State University

  • Jungian analyst with a private practice 
  • Faculty member of the Analyst-Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles


Dr. Daniel is particularly interested in the trajectory of Jung’s thinking that began with Gnosticism, led to Eastern religion and finally, to Western Alchemy as a means for understanding the psyche and its processes. She is committed to Jung’s idea that the practice of depth psychology is synonymous with the personal development of a spiritual (yoga) discipline in which psychic energy is withdrawn from the world of objects and introverted for the purpose of psychological and spiritual transformation.

Dr. Daniel will be teaching PSY511: Alchemy and Psychotherapy at UPR this upcoming Spring Quarter.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To develop discussion of Jung’s considerations about Buddhist practice
  • To explore mindful meditation practices and examine how they facilitate making the unconscious, conscious
  • To explain how mindful meditation practices and an active imagination can be integrated into a personal transformational practice.

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, March 8th, from 1:00-5:00 pm