Internationales Seminar für Analytische Psychologie

Encountering the Other: Jungian Analysts and Traditional Healers in South Africa
Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts (SAAJA)


“The Fort Hare Symposium between Jungian Analysts and African Traditional Healers” took place on 27 – 30 October 2016 in Hogsback, South Africa. It was a unique event, perhaps the first official conference in the history of Analytical Psychology where Jungian analysts encountered indigenous healers on an equal level to begin a collegial and professional dialogue and exchange. About half a dozen Jungian Analysts, all members of SAAJA (South African Association of Jungian Analysts) except one, and an equal number of African traditional healers met each “other” to discuss similarities and differences regarding common relevant topics such as healing practices, dream interpretation, the particular use of intuition / umbilini and more. Both sides agreed that the symposium was a beginning only and should be continued in the future.

Accordingly, the second conference “African Traditional Healers and Jungian Analysts in Dialogue” took place on 22 – 25 November 2018 at Monkey Valley, Noordhoek, Cape Town. Our goals and visions were: To establish a core group of African Traditional Healers and Jungian Analysts who are committed to building collegial relationships between these two healing modalities, which could result in closer cooperation, mutual respect and cross-referrals; and to promote an understanding of each other’s worldview and approaches to healing.

As an opening event for this semester Peter Ammann (ISAP), Renee Rams- den, senior analyst (SAAJA), Fred Borchardt, president of SAAJA, and Nom- fundo Mlisa, PhD, traditional healer, will report and reflect on these pioneer- ing conferences and their importance for Jungian psychology as well as for traditional healing and their future collaboration.

Date & Venue

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
10:00–14:45 (includes lunch break)

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Stampfenbachstr. 115, 8006 Zurich
Tram 11 or 14 to Beckenhof

Cost & Registration

Payment in cash at the door
General Entry: CHF 60
Students, Seniors, Disabled: CHF 40
Gratis for ISAP Students and Analysts


Peter Ammann (ISAP)

Renee Ramsden, senior analyst (SAAJA)

Fred Borchardt, president of SAAJA

Nomfundo Mlisa, PhD, traditional healer


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