Women are said to have 3 stages in their lives, the pre reproductive (maiden), the re-productive woman stage (read creative), and the post re-productive (or differently creative) final stage. This final stage has derogatory descriptions such as witch, hag, biddy, battle-axe, shrew, harridan and harpy. In Jungian literature there is the often mentioned 'Wise Old Woman' which emphasizes wisdom and application of the experience garnered from the first two thirds of women's lives.
Other literature names this the stage as that of the crone. Lorraine will discuss this final stage.
Wikipedia describes the Crone as such:
The crone is a stock character in folklore and fairy tale, an old woman. In some stories, she is disagreeable, malicious, or sinister in manner, often with magical or supernatural associations that can make her either helpful or obstructing. The Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
Lorraine will look at the life of this crone from a Jungian perspective and ponder, with you, how she can be redeemed from the potential to be a negative manifestation of this third stage. She will expand upon how the wisdom of her years of experience can produce a grounded, vital and loving human being who is recognised as a contributor to her family, the community and increasingly, to the world.
Lorraine Underwood Graduated as a Jungian analyst in 2005 and was in private practice before she retired in 2017. She worked as a Registered Nurse from 1960 -1985 and worked in Bunbury, Perth, UK, Canada, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Townsville. She was a Rehabilitation Counsellor from 1985 to 1998, working in both State and Commonwealth Services. She worked as a Generalist Psychologist from 1997 to 2017 - 7 years at the Vietnam Veteran's Counselling Service then in Private Practice in both rural and urban practices from 2007 to 1017 (now retired) She is a Mother of 3 and Grandmother of 7.
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