FCRP GENERAL INFORMATION
The Conference is divided into plenary sessions and interest groups. Each year the FCRP Planning Committee plans future conferences and vets potential speakers on topics related to Quaker and Jungian thought, new trends in psychology, the intersection of mysticism and and the personal journey of individuation. As Quakers we see self-growth, psychological insight, and inner peace as means to foster peace in the world. The plenary speaker presents four talks on the conference theme. Past plenary speakers have included: Joseph Campbell, Bill Plotkin, Donald Kalsched, and Joanna Macy, Marion Woodman, Robert Bly, D.T. Suzuki, Ira Progoff, and many, many others. You can see a complete list of past FCRP plenary speakers by going to the FCRP historical index (click here).
Saturday and Sunday night feature our “evening diversions” for those who wish to participate. Saturday night this year will be an “ice cream social” with games, singing, and dancing in the Barn at Pendle Hill. Sunday night will be given over to our ever popular “No Talent” Talent Show, an FCRP tradition.
Interest groups are integral to our conference. Interest groups are a chance to bring to life and integrate material from the plenary talks. The process that unfolds within the interest group—with its ups and downs and insights—is an important part of the FCRP experience. Interest groups are intended as a personal growth experience, not as therapy.
Groups are limited in size and assigned on a first-come basis. If the group you wish to attend is already filled, you will not see it in the list of choices on the registration form. Choose another group and if you still wish a particular interest group, you may contact the registrar to see if an exception can be made.
Interest groups vary in approach and content. Interest groups help deepen the experience of the plenary talks. This year’s interest groups are geared toward a mind-body connection and will range from meditative writing; intuitive poetry; family constellation work; reflective painting; grounding in the body techniques, including dance and tai chi, and discussion of the plenary talks. Interest groups will meet three times during the weekend.