“I Feel…Therefore, I am”

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Emotions and their Impact

International Conference, C. G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht
June 30 – July 2, 2023

© 2007 Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung, Zürich. First appeared in W.W. Norton & Co. See explanatory Notes

© 2007 Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung, Zürich. First appeared in W.W. Norton & Co.


We welcome you to join us as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the C. G. Jung Institute. Our hosts are the Curatorium of the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich (Evy Tausky, president) and the Board of the Training Sector (Renate Daniel, director). The Jung Institute, which was originally situated in Zurich in the building on the Gemeindestrasse, came into being in 1948 when those who had been training in analytical psychology with him became convinced that this was too valuable to be kept among a small number of future analysts and that it needed to be systematized and taught in a more organized way.

Why Emotions?

“… emotion is the alchemical fire whose warmth brings everything into existence and whose heat burns all superfluities to ashes…. emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.”

C. G. Jung, Collected Works 9i, para. 179

In conjunction with the 75th anniversary celebration, we have organized this international, interdisciplinary three-day conference on the crucial topic of emotions and its relevance for analytical psychology.

C. G. Jung's complex theory is based on the study of emotions and their embodied symptoms. Following his analysis of complexes through the association experiment in the early 20th century, emotions were viewed as the main indicators for his understanding of the individual psychodynamics. The unfolding of emotions highlights the singularity of the person, the complexity of coping mechanisms and relational patterns. Emotions are the driving forces behind our social and psychic life. They allow us to connect with ourselves, the other, and with nature. From the viewpoint of analytical psychology, beyond their importance for the individual life, emotions help us to perceive and understand collective and archetypal dynamics in society.

Contemporary psychology is experiencing a resurge of interest into the role of emotion, conscious and unconscious, and the body in various aspects of cognition, consciousness, and psychic life. An ongoing trend in neuro-scientific and psychological studies of embodied emotion emphasizes interdisciplinary perspectives and proposes the indivisibility of body and mind. In psychotherapy research and practice: attention to the interplay of emotions, bodily perceptions, and consciousness is becoming predominant.

What can analytical psychology contribute to the understanding of emotions, and what can analytical psychology learn from contemporary research on the topic? We invite you to take part in this dialogue about the legacy of Jung and contemporary research. Our aim is to foster an open dialogue between related fields in the spirit of Jung providing space for different methodologies and perspectives.

Note: Our logo image is taken from the Red Book (© W. W. Norton & Company, 2009) by C. G. Jung, page 64. In this painting by Jung, it depicts “The Opening of the Egg”.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:


Our preliminary programme consists 95 presentations within three days. Please note that there are five tracks next to one another in the morning and afternoon of each day. Please click on each presentation title marked in red to access the abstract and short biography embedded within.

The Registration will take place on Thursday 29th June, 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the front office of the Institute and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM at the Church annex.

Programme Friday



Welcome and Announcements





Emotions, Imagination and Methods

Auditorium Online


30 min

Lunch Break


Programme Saturday

Programme Sunday

Daily Announcements in the Auditorium




Emotion, Trans-gender, Outsider (Panel 1)

Room 1 – facilitated by the International Queer Jungian Group


Lunch Break



The town of Küsnacht is located on the lake of Zurich and is 15 minutes from the Zurich main train station via the S6 and S16 interurban trains.

Places in Zurich

Ski Line Zürich

© 2022 Zürich Tourismus

For the days of the conference, we have a list of hotels with a special rates near the Zurich main train station.

Places in the Küsnacht Area

Hotel Sonne Küsnacht's view of the lake

© 2022 Romantic Lake Hotel Sonne

The Romantic Lake Hotel Sonne offers rooms at the lake of Zurich in Küsnacht. To get a special rate during the days of the conference, use «CorporateSonne» as promotion code. Additionally, we have compiled a list of Airbnb's in Küsnacht as well as Guesthouses in Zurich.

Places to Eat

The following places to eat are all in walking distance of the C.G. Jung Institute (pdf):

Social Dream Sharing

Introduction to Dream Matrix / Dream Sharing

By Art Funkhouser & Dominique Lepori, from Friday to Sunday, 7:35 to 8:30 am.

Dream groups and other forms of open dream discussion are an increasingly important way of creating and sustaining community. This has been practiced among many indigenous peoples for centuries while those who have not worked with dreams are only now beginning to tap into the power that is set free when this level of openness is achieved. The focus is not on therapy (although it can be quite therapeutic) but rather on creating a safe place in which the unconscious can reveal what it wants to say, and a dialogue can ensue. During the three days of this conference, there will not be time for the full power of this way of meeting and sharing to be fully realized but participants will, at least, acquire a feeling for it.

Brief Biographies

Art Funkhouser, Doctor of Science, is a psychotherapist with a practice in Bern, Switzerland since 1981. Originally from the US where he worked as an experimental physicist, he came to Zurich in 1973 to begin his training at the C. G. Jung institute. Since 1989, he has been leading a seminar that concentrates on practicing simple tools for working with dreams from the personal unconscious, ones with no obvious archetypal/symbolic content, the so-called everyday dreams. He has been a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams since 1994.

Dominique Lepori, MA in Economics, MSc in Psychology, Training Analyst and Supervisor Jung Institute/IAAP), Sandplay Therapist and Teaching Member (SGSST/ISST), Group Analyst (SGAZ/GAS). For around two decades she has had a private practice in Zurich as a psychotherapist for adults, children/adolescents, lecturing/training for home institutes and router programs. She has led social dreaming sessions at meetings of the IAAP.

Picture Archive

Open daily to the participants of the conference.

Picture Archive

© 2022 Ruth Ammann Picture Archive

The picture archive of the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich comprises two exceptional collections: The C.G. Jung Collection with approx. 4500 pictures of his patients from the years 1917-1955, and the Jolande Jacobi Collection (Jung's pupil and colleague, 1890-1973) with approximately 6'500 pictures and drawings from the 40s to 70s of the 20th century.

C.G. Jung, as well as Jolande Jacobi, asked their patients to paint and draw their inner pictures. In the so-called Active Imagination, series of pictures were created as part of the therapeutic process. The C.G. Jung/Jacobi collection is unique and cannot be compared to any other collection of psychiatrists of its time. It differs from the historical art collections of psychiatric institutions both in the prerequisites of the pictorial work and in the impulse for artistic activity. The patients came to their analysts as private patients and ventured with them into the unconscious via the creation of images. The resulting series of pictures show on the one hand in an impressive way the power and effect of the method of painting from the unconscious for the individual, but on the other hand they are also important contemporary documents.

Furthermore, the archive contains extensive documentation on pictures, motifs and symbols (e.g., Jung's documentation on alchemy), as well as more recent pictorial works, together with picture series created or compiled by various analysts and artists after 1973.

Ruth Ammann, the curator of the archives, has put together an exhibition of paintings and images from the archive that have to do with emotions and feelings, and which will be shown in the picture archive and corridor located in the top floor of the Institute. She has offered to be present in the archive during the conference and everyone is encouraged to become acquainted with this impressive collection of drawings and paintings from the unconscious.


For sightseeing and getting around it's a good idea to buy a Zurich Card in advance that covers almost everything. It offers the following benefits for a period of 24 or 72 hours:

  • Unlimited 2nd class travel by tram, bus, train, boat and cableway within the city of Zurich and the surrounding region
  • Short boat trips on the Lake of Zurich and the Limmat river cruise
  • Free or reduced admission to 43 museums
  • 50% discount on the Zurich Old Town Walking Tour
  • And many more experiences

For more inspiration, please see Sightseeing in Zurich

Museum House C. G. Jung

Museum House C. G. Jung

© 2021 Stiftung C. G. Jung Küsnacht

The former residence of Carl Gustav and Emma Jung-Rauschenbach is a place of remembrance of extraordinary presence. The house, as well as the gardens, bear the distinctive signature of C.G. Jung and reflect significant facets of his personality.

The museum is about ten minutes on foot away from the Jung Institute and open to the public during the conference Thursday and Friday 13:30-17:00 and Saturday, 11:00-15:00. Starting in April, the Jung Museum will offer guided tours for us, but with a limited number of participants. We therefore recommend an online reservation available on the museum's web site.

Additional Recommendations


Travel by Train

From the Zürich Airport to City Center

The Zurich airport (“Kloten”) is just 10km (6 miles) from the city centre. Visitors can get there via these different means of transportation.

From the Main Zürich Train Station to Küsnacht

The S6 and S16 interurban trains depart every 15 minutes from track 43/44. Conveniently, they leave on the hour and at every quarter hour afterward. The journey takes ca. 15 minutes.

From the Küsnacht train station to the C. G. Jung Institute.

Picture Archive

Walking time: 5 to 7 minutes.

From the C. G. Jung Institute to the church annex building.

Picture Archive

Walking time: 3 to 5 minutes.


The registration fee includes all lectures, all break-out sessions, coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon & lunch for all three days as well as the welcome reception. Please enter the number of tickets you wish to purchase in the input fields. The early bird registration will end on March 31, 2023.

Please note: the registration deadline is June 15, 2023 for all those, who want to attend the conference in person. The registration deadline for the streamed program is June 28, 2023. If you want to change from physical presence programme in Küsnacht to the streamed programme or vice versa, you must inform us not later than June 15, 2023. For the streamed programme only the auditorium presentations will be included.

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