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Angels and Demons: Balancing the Opposing Functions Through Writing

Book by Ann Loomis

Ann Loomis' book

Presented by Ann Loomis and Walter Smith

Tuesday, May 5

Reception 6:30 -7 p.m.;  program 7-9 p.m.

Venue:  Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill

To register:

APT-RTP members: free – but please register here
Non-members register here:  $20
Annual membership plus program:  $40 ($20 savings)

Please register before May 2.

Program Description.

By demonstrating how their own opposing functions influence their writing the presenters will help attendees to:

  • Understand Jung’s concepts of individuation and archetypal forces
  • Design their individual Type dynamics chart and use it in writing exercises
  • Bring less conscious functions into the light so that these functions become angels (messengers) rather than demons (fears)
  • Identify which functions come naturally in their writing and which are more difficult
  • Explore how the shadow functions can help further the individuation process
  • Improve their writing style by working with the opposing functions

Ann and Walter are presenting this workshop at the APT International Conference in Dallas, TX in August, 2009. This is an opportunity for you to preview this workshops and help the presenters refine their presentation.

About the Presenters.

Ann Loomis is a writing instructor and author of Write From the Start: Discovering Your Writing Potential Through the Power of Psychological Type (CAPT, 1999). She has taught in universities, community colleges, and the business community.       Walter Smith is a Presbyterian pastor with over twenty years of type experience in committee work, counseling, and pre-marital preparation. His book, Learning to Forgive: A Memoir of Doubt and Faith, will be published later this year by Wipf and Stock.

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March 21st, 2009


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