- Jungian psychotherapy is in phase with today’s search for personal development. Knowing oneself better and finding a meaning to life are its two main objectives.
- A Jungian analyst practices the highest specialization of psychotherapy: the healing in depth not just of symptoms but also their causes. Specialization takes place via the analysis of the psyche on four levels: personal and collective consciousness as well as personal and collective unconscious.
- In my practice, there are two additional levels: the physical body and consciousness, the physical body and the unconscious.
- Jungian analysis considers energy in its totality: conscious, unconscious, and body. Working on all three levels produces more consciousness and a greater balance between psychic and physical energies.
- The Jungian approach provides for the treatment of a wide range of problems: interpersonal relations, work stress, couple and family expectations, divorce, loneliness, anxiety, depression, the feeling of uselessness, the loss of meaning, sexual dysfunction, body weight, physical illness and a spiritual search.
- The ultimate aim of Jungian psychotherapy is to reclaim our deeper humanity. Through analysis we change, but it would be more accurate to say: we become who we should be.
- Individuation results in the development of a person’s individuality – not individualism or egocentrism – and of more objective, humane relations with others in our immediate environment as well as in the world in general.
- Individuation allows the development of a truly humane morality by restoring the sense of responsibility toward mankind.
- More and more, Jung’s intuitive ideas of fifty years ago are being confirmed by contemporary scientific research.
- The analytical process is spiritual in that it enables one to reach one’s deepest sources and to experience one’s uniqueness and totality. Spirituality has meaning only if it is related to what goes on inside us. The paradox is that in doing so, the relationship allows a patient to have the incomparable experience of being united with something larger than himself/herself.
- The Jungian approach is summed up in the maxim inscribed on Apollo’s temple in Delphi:
“Know thyself and you will know the universe and the gods.”
Know thyself is a psychological truth that has universal and eternal meaning. It applies to all human beings at all times and in all places.