Carl Jung

Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology

C.G. Jung (1875-1961) was a founder of depth psychology. He believed in what he called Individuation, the force that leads a human being to become fully and uniquely herself/himself.

Some parts of the human psyche, Jung stated, may be unknown, unacknowledged, or even repressed, having been deemed shameful or unacceptable by the conscious mind.

These Shadow forces can play a significant role in our lives. They can trip one into repeating damaging patterns - repeatedly falling into unwanted situations or becoming overwhelmed with emotions, with no understanding nor control. Alternatively, upon being seen as a source of discovery rather than a curse, these forces may hold potential for one’s growth. They may lead to a renewed connection to one’s wholeness.

Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology is based on respect for the Unconscious and on a willingness to explore its forces. Jung understood that one spontaneously produces images which communicate, through symbols, the means of resolving an impasse in one’s life. These symbolic images may emerge through dreams, fantasies, daydreams, artwork or any other product of the imagination. Jung thought that it was essential for one to explore these symbolic images and discover what they represent.