Jungian Therapy

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Jungian Therapy

Embrace the mystery and adventure of your own becoming

Symptoms: The "language of the soul."

I share the belief with the Swiss pyschiatrist Carl Jung that symptoms - such as anxiety, depression, etc. - are "the language of the soul."

In other words, your unconscious attempting to communicate to you that something needs to change.

Sometimes an internal shift is needed, sometimes an external one is called for, and sometimes, it's both.

You may have had thoughts like...

“I feel like I'm not living my best life.”
“I feel like I'm off-track somehow...something's missing."

You know you want to change, but aren’t sure what, or how.

What’s at stake here is the very essence of your life, of feeling complete and good about your life.

Jung thought that such thoughts (and other more severe pschosomatic symptoms) were the voice of the soul. Sometimes it takes a lot for us to finally listen.

But what the heck is the message? What changes are needed?

Symptoms are the "language of the soul."

I share the belief with the swiss pyschiatrist Carl Jung that symptoms - such as anxiety, depression, etc. - are "the language of the soul."

In other words, your unconscious attempting to communicate to you that something needs to change.

Sometimes an internal shift is needed, sometimes an external one is called for, and sometimes, it's both.

Modern men, in particular, are uniquely challenged to listen to their inner voice and make the needed changes. As a male therapist, I'm aware of our struggles and passionate about helping us heal and grow.

You may have had thoughts like...

“I feel like I'm not living my best life.”
“I feel like I'm off-track somehow...something's missing."

You know you want to change, but aren’t sure what, or how.

What’s at stake here is the very essence of your life, of feeling complete and good about your life.

Jung thought that such thoughts (and other more severe pschosomatic symptoms) were the voice of the soul. Sometimes it takes a lot for us to finally listen.

But what the heck is the message? What changes are needed?

How Jungian Therapy Works

A Jungian therapist is a "mid-wife" who helps you navigate the process of "individuation" - of listening to your unconscious to become more of you really are and not just as you present yourself to be.

Every human organism "wants" to heal and has the wisdom to do so, just as when we cut ourselves and our skin knows how to heal itself, or as a tree knows how to grow into itself.

Jung was brilliant in seeing that all things in nature seek wholeness ("whole" shares the same root word as "heal," so that healing means "to become whole") and applying this to our minds.

A Jungian approach therefore works towards the conscious integration of opposites, or your "shadow," in order to achieve wholeness and relieve unwanted symptoms.

When simply given the right conditions, our psyches will self-correct according to our unique natures. A good therapist "creates the conditions" in which natural healing can occur.

To do so, like Jung, I use intuitive questioning and dialogue, tracking of patterns, and working with dreams and metaphor to help my clients discern the voice of nature's healing wisdom working through them.

I also use modern techniques such as EMDR and IFS where appropriate, because they are, in my mind, quite "Jungian" in what they do, and also highly effective.

How Jungian Therapy Works

A Jungian therapist is a "mid-wife" who helps you navigate the process of "individuation" - of listening to your unconscious to become more of you really are and not just as you present yourself to be.

Every human organism "wants" to heal and has the wisdom to do so, just as when we cut ourselves and our skin knows how to heal itself, or as a tree knows how to grow into itself.

Jung was brilliant in seeing that all things in nature seek wholeness ("whole" shares the same root word as "heal," so that healing means "to become whole") and applying this to our minds.

A Jungian approach therefore works towards the conscious integration of opposites, or your "shadow," in order to achieve wholeness and relieve unwanted symptoms.

When simply given the right conditions, our psyches will self-correct according to our unique natures. A good therapist "creates the conditions" in which natural healing can occur.

To do so, like Jung, I use intuitive questioning and dialogue, tracking of patterns, and working with dreams and metaphor to help my clients discern the voice of nature's healing wisdom working through them.

I also use modern techniques such as EMDR and IFS where appropriate, because they are, in my mind, quite "Jungian" in what they do, and also highly effective.

Ready to learn and grow?

Are you ready to shake things up and listen more closely to the voice of your soul?

Are you desiring to live life more fully & authentically?

I'd love to hear from you and support you on your life journey.

I know it can feel difficult to reach out for help, but even that fear is a part of the process.

If you didn't feel scared, it wouldn't be real, would it? 

As one of my elders used to say, "You go forwards, you die; you go backwards you die...what the hell, you might as well go forwards!"

Ready to learn and grow?

Are you ready to shake things up and listen more closely to the voice of your soul? Are you desiring to live life more fully, more authentically?

I'd love to hear from you and support you on your life journey.

I know it can feel difficult to reach out for help, but even that fear is a part of the process. If you didn't feel scared, it wouldn't be real, would it? 

As one of my elders used to say, "You go forwards, you die; you go backwards you die...what the hell, you might as well go forwards!"

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or call me at (424) 248-9115.

To get started, complete the contact form below or call me at (424) 248-9115.