Deborah Henson-Conant & Hip Harp Academy Present:
An “In-Between the Music” Conversation
“Jung at Harp & the Strings of Passion”
With Kathleen Wiley
A YouTube series about music & the Strings of Passion
and how they relate to the principles of Jungian Analysis
“In Between the Music” is a series of conversations about music and how it connects, inspires and informs everything else in life … and how that connection goes both ways.
In this mini-series “Jung at Harp” I’m speaking with Kathleen Wiley, a Jungian analyst – and a harpist who has come to the instrument as an adult – part of a growing number of experts in other fields who come to Hip Harp Academy to develop their skills and self-expression on the harp, bringing a lifetime of expertise, artistry and experience in other realms.
Each conversation in this series explores the connection between Jungian analysis and my “Strings of Passion” theory of Creative Resonance: Impulse, Structure, Character, Roles, Practice(s), Deconstruction and Lift-off. These 7 principles are at the heart of a book I am writing, my 10-Week “Strings of Passion” creativity program and my “Strings of Passion” Salon Concert .
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Episode #1: IMPULSE
Impulse is the desire to do, be, have, touch. It’s the first step to creative expression. But what is it, really? And how do you sustain your creative impulse when it may take hours, days, weeks or even years to transform a creative impulse to something you can actually share with the world?
(Recorded Dec. 1, 2019)
Episode #4: ROLES
Roles give you the power to work spontaneously with others. If you’ve ever watched or played team sports, you know that positions or roles give you the freedom to play with others, even if you speak different languages!
(Recorded Dec. 29, 2019)
Episode #5: PRACTICE(S)
There are two ways of looking at the word ‘practice‘ – one is the act of practicING to ‘get something’ you want to be able to do. The other is the act of developing A PRACTICE so that you create conditions so that what you want can get to YOU.
(Recorded Jan. 3, 2020)
Episode #6: DECONSTRUCTION
Structure, DEconstructed or distilled, bcomes the seed or blueprint for countless new creations – even in completely different media.
(Recorded Jan. 10, 2020)
Episode #7: LIFT-OFF
In the moment of performance, we drop conscious practice. We speak fluently in a language where perfection is irrelevant, because we are simply revealing what it means to be human.
Lift-off is the moment when we stop trying to perfect, and fully embrace what we are and what we can do in this moment.
(Recorded Jan. 30, 2020)
Episode #9: AUTHENTICITY & WHOLENESS
In this video we are exploring authenticity & wholeness as they relate to the “Strings of Passion” principles we explored in the first 7 conversations.
(Recorded Feb. 21, 2020)
Episode #10: RELATIONSHIPS
In this video we are exploring relationships as they relate to the “Strings of Passion” principles we explored in the first 7 conversations.
(Recorded Feb. 28, 2020)
Episode #11: ANXIETY
How can we deal with anxiety? Where does it comes from? How to break it down and how to deconstruct the impulses that disconnect us from each other (and ourselves) when we’re anxious?
(Recorded Mar. 6, 2020)
Episode #12: OVERWHELM
In this video we looked at how the “Strings of Passion” principles and Jungian concepts can help us when we’re feeling overwhelmed.
(Recorded Mar. 13, 2020)
Episode #13: TRANSFORMING ISOLATION TO SOLITUDE
In this video we are talking about how transform isolation into solitude, especially in the midst of crisis.
(Recorded Mar. 20, 2020)
Episode #14: What is FLOW? (And how do I find it?)
Are you struggling getting from point A to point B? Are you getting distracted? What is keeping you from fluency in your life? In this video we are talking about flow – What it is, how to find it, and the difference between straight focus versus curved focus.
(Recorded Apr. 3, 2020)
Episode #15: How do we CHANGE? (and deal with it around us?)
In this episode we talk about change – both the expected and unexpected – and how we deal with it.
(Recorded Apr. 10, 2020)
Episode #16: How to GROUND yourself
In this video we looked at how to find ways to ground ourselves through the principles of creative resonance, music (specifically the Blues) and Jungian principles.
(Recorded Apr. 27, 2020)
Episode #17: How to have a RICH life
In this video we looked at how to sink a line into your raw creative energy, refine that energy and use it to power the vehicles of creative expression that are important to you – so you become the mechanism to transform raw creative energy into FORMS (music, art, ideas, yoga classes, apps, recipes, ad infinitum) that enrich humanity.
(Recorded May 1, 2020)
Episode #18: Vulnerability, Unreliability & Precariousness
In this video we looked at vulnerability, unreliability and precariousness: What they are and what’s different and similar about them.
(Recorded May 8, 2020)
Episode #23: What is Creativity
In this video we asked the question “What is CREATIVITY” through the lenses of the ‘Strings of Passion’ and Jungian Concepts.
(Recorded July 31, 2020)
Episode #24: How to LET Yourself Change
In this episode we looked at what it takes to LET ourselves change – how playing music, or any art form – can become the vehicle for our own change if we LET ourselves become affected by our own play – or as my teacher Tony Montanaro used to say, “You must become a victim of your own work.”
(Recorded August 28, 2020)
Episode #25: How to Reconnect to Parts of us Frozen by Trauma
In this episode we looked at what it takes to reconnect to that frozen or traumatized part of ourselves that we seem to have no access to.
(Recorded September 11, 2020)
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