Jungian analyst and NYAAP President Gary Trosclair weaves together Jung’s ideas, contemporary trends, and both ancient and modern mythology to offer a perspective on our need to control. His essay was originally posted at www.thehealthycompulsive.com. ___________________________________________________________ Carl Jung famously wrote that the gods have become diseases. What he meant was that because we no longer consciously
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What is Jungian Analysis?
Jungian analysis is a form of depth psychotherapy pioneered by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung in the early 20th century. Many are attracted to Jung’s approach because of his emphasis on deep psychological growth rather than just symptom relief, and because of his respect for spirituality and the creative process. Jung himself referred to the approach he initiated as Analytical Psychology and believed that it should continue to develop beyond his own discoveries and insights. And it has. Current Jungian practice is enriched by a broad range of perspectives and research.
The New York Association for Analytical Psychology (NYAAP) is a professional society of graduate Jungian analysts practicing primarily in the greater New York metropolitan area and throughout the United States and Canada. NYAAP provides professional enrichment for members, conducts regularly scheduled business meetings, and maintains a free personalized Referral Service for the public.
NYAAP is a charter member of The International Association for Analytical Psychology and plays a leading role in both the local and international Jungian communities.
“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”
C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.”
C.G. Jung, Collected Works