Lionel Corbett on Suffering

Colloquium: Suffering and Evil from a Depth Psychological Perspective

Dr. Corbett presented ways to find meaning in suffering, times when suffering can be seen as an initiatory process into a new level of consciousness, and the process of radical acceptance of suffering in situations in which it cannot be changed. He also discussed some of the traditional spiritual approaches to suffering and contrasted these with a psychological approach. The Program ended with attendees’ case presentations with discussion of the vital role of the witness when helping others who suffer. Many expressed their appreciation of the presentation along with the shared ideas, insights, and discussions.