Women’s Recovery from Relational Violence: Reconnection to the Divine Feminine Through Calcination and the Withdrawal of the Animus Projection
Date, Time & Place:
March 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Lecture Hall, Lambert Road campus
The present study was undertaken to gain an in-depth understanding of the psychodynamics of relational violence. Using a phenomenological approach the researcher explores the relationships between heterosexual couples with special attention to the interplay between the divine feminine, the father complex, and the projection of the female’s animus on the male partner. The study examines how women survive the abuse and gain the strength to move ahead with their lives, as they reclaim their divine feminine and break the cycle of the unconscious repetition compulsion that often drives these abusive relationships. Idiographic and nomothetic analysis yields a picture of the lived experience of the woman who finds herself drawn to relational violence. The process of reclaiming the essence of the divine feminine is explored in relation to the insight and awareness women gain by connecting with and embracing the male attributes of their animus.
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- Program/Track/Year: Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy, Track T, 2010
- Chair: Dr. Allen Bishop
- Reader: Dr. Christine Lewis
- External Reader: Dr. Angels Egbikuadje
- Keywords: Relational Violence, Projection, Father Complex, Divine Feminine, Repetition Compulsion