What is Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy?
C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology belongs to the psychodynamic therapies, which attach great importance to the unconscious. In Jungian Analysis the analyst and the client work together to bring awareness to the unconscious elements of the psyche and to bring these into harmony with the conscious personality and life experience. A way is then opened to heal trauma and to remedy present psychic and life problems. It is possible to discover ways to understand oneself more fully, to enter into better relationships and to live life with an improved sense of completeness, agency and well-being.
“The birth of the personality in oneself has a therapeutic value. It is as if a river that had run to waste in sluggish side-streams and marshes suddenly found its way back to its proper bed, or as if a stone lying on a germinating seed were lifted away so that the shoot could begin its natural growth. The inner voice is the voice of a fuller life, of a wider, more comprehensive consciousness.” –Jung 1954c: para.317-18
Who can Benefit From Analytical Psychotherapy?
Persons suffering from:
- Health issues
- Career and spiritual crises
- Sexuality and relationship problems
- Terminal illness
- Fear of Failure
- Loss of Meaning and Hope
What to expect from an Analytical Session
This depth personal analysis is offered for one hour in a safe and non-judgmental space and generally happens over a longer period of time. Talking and reflecting about past experiences and present difficulties occurs but the discussion and understanding of dreams is a focus of the work. Other methods that could be utilized to access the creative and healing potentials in the unconscious are artwork, sand tray therapy and writing or journaling.
Jungian Analyst in Training at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre
Anne Schnarr, MSW, RSW, CPT-S – Diploma Candidate of the C.G. Jung Institute.