Jungian Psychotherapy


Jungian psychotherapy may be unfamiliar or sound complicated, however it follows a simple principle. At its core Jungian psychotherapy aims at attaining a more balanced attitude toward life and in order to accomplish this considers the interaction of the conscious and unconscious psyche. Participating in Jungian psychotherapy may lead you to experience a fuller and richer, mental, emotional and spiritual life. Many approaches to psychotherapy treat the symptom without exploring its origin, thereby relieving the symptom only temporarily. Jungian psychotherapy is usually a long-term process that tracks symptoms such as depression, grief, anxiety, and loss of meaning in life to their source. When the origin of the symptom is explored in depth a longer term healing is enabled and the symptom often disappears. The Jungian approach encourages a desire for self-exploration that eventually may lead to a more meaningful life with greater self-understanding and balance. Carl Jung called this process Individuation. Jungian psychotherapy values experiences of “the holy,” personal experiences such as dreams, and encourages the creativity of an individual, as well as his or her development toward psychological completeness. Working with dreams, journaling, sand-tray, drawing, painting and sculpting are some ways of accessing the unconscious. You will find the ways that are the best fit for you. Dr. Frances Johnson has been immersed in the study of this approach to psychotherapy for many years and is currently a diploma candidate at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.