Free Teleseminar Offers Psychological Perspective on The Lance Armstrong Saga

This complimentary two-part teleseminar series entitled When the Fairytale Ends: Lies, LANCE, and Life Patterns with Jungian Analyst Michael Conforti offers a psychological perspective on the patterns in play in the Lance Armstrong saga

Online PR News – 31-January-2013 – VT – Brattleboro, VT, January 31, 2013 -- On Thursday, January 31, 2013, Jungian analyst Michael Conforti, Ph.D., together with special guest Olympic coach Hank Lange will take a Jungian, archetypal, and depth psychological look at the saga of Lance Armstrong and how the patterns in play that affect us all. Part two of the series takes place one week later on February 7th.

Is the saga of Lance Armstrong yet another story in our cultural and psychological tendency to glorify and inflate and then take great pleasure in seeing the demise of our ill-fated “heroes”? In part, Armstrong’s story speaks to our illusions and mistaken ideas about the nature of the hero archetype—that is, the universal blueprint that illustrates what we consider a hero to be. Unfortunately, many of these individuals we deem “heroes”-- athletes, movie stars, members of the nobility among them--often have further to fall.

In our contemporary culture, have we as individuals and as a collective lost sight of the essential characteristics of the hero? Are our current political and religious leaders worthy of the respect and admiration given to genuine heroes? Now with the fall of Lance Armstrong, we are yet again, left with vital questions in understanding the psychological and cultural impact of the patterns in play in this ongoing saga.

Michael Conforti Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted in the development of the new disciplines of Dream Patterning™ and Archetypal Pattern Analysis™. He lectures nationally and internationally, and applies his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. Dr. Conforti is the author of Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche, Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings and the forthcoming Hidden Presence: Complexes, Possessions and Redemption.

Hank Lange has been coaching endurance athletes to succeed in their quests over a career that spans four decades. His client list includes world class triathletes, master record-holders, and outdoor enthusiasts across the spectrum of endurance sports. Hank has coached an octogenarian through her first triathlon and guided a twenty-something to the Beijing Olympics. Through his company, Personal Best, Hank guides athletes through challenging terrain as they seek a way through their hang-ups and bang-ups.As an athlete, Hank is familiar with both failure and success. As a resilient competitor, he has won championship titles in a variety of sports. As a roving adventurer, he has skied across Finland and pedaled cross-continent with Lance Armstrong.

Dr. Michael Conforti is available for interviews or psychological commentary for news and press on the topic of Lance Armstrong or other pop analysis

WHAT: Free two-part Teleseminar Series that takes a psychological perspective on the patterns at play in the Lance Armstrong story
WHO: Michael Conforti, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and international presenter on patterns at play in our dreams and in everyday situtations with Hank Lange, Olympic coach who has pedaled cross-continent with Lance Armstrong.

WHERE: Online or on the phone. Details at

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2012 and Thursday, February 7, 2012: 5-6pm PT

HOW: To register, visit: or email or call 802-254-6220

Contact :
Lynn Sparks
Assisi Institute
Brattleboro, VT