Jungian therapy, actually called Jungian Analysis, is a form of therapy designed by Carl Jung that emphasizes engagement with the unconscious through imaginal and symbolic processes such as dream analysis, active imagination, and creative expression. Its central principle is that the purpose of the imaginal and symbolic ‘messages’ from the unconscious, which present themselves through images and emotions, is to provide healing, guide us in the finding of meaning, and lead us in our process of individuation.
So, a Jungian analysis is, at its most fundamental, the process of individuation. That is a process of differentiating ourselves from the collective culture, to shed our false self (our persona) and find our true self so that we may relate to ourselves, to others, and to the world in more authentic and less persona-driven ways.
Jungian analysis is, at least for me, implicitly spiritual. It is a good option for those individuals who, in addition to seeking to overcome psychological difficulties, also seek to develop their own unique and personal relationship with that which is greater than them. It is akin to a mystical approach to development and spirituality rather than following a doctrine of belief. For some the latter is enough, for many, it is not.
There are approximately 3,500 certified Jungian Analysts in the entire world and I am one of them. I also underwent my own Jungian Analysis so I am familiar not only with guiding the process but also going through the process itself.
I offer a free 50-minute consultation. During your consultation, you can share with me what you are struggling with so that together we can discern the help you need and the change you desire. To schedule your consultation, contact me.