Jungian Psychology

Carl G. Jung believed that we develop symptoms when we are stuck in old patterns and fail to integrate creative potentials within our personality. Often these are the symptoms that motivate us to begin therapy. If we do not understand the deeper causes underlying the symptoms and instead focus merely on their relief, problems are likely to resurface in other ways such as difficulties in relationships or emotional blocks.

To forge a connection with the unconscious, Jungian psychologists use symbols that emerge spontaneously in patients’ fantasies, dreams, creative projects and daily experience. Many of these images are archetypal and also appear in myths and religious traditions. Concentrating on such images generates energy that catalyzes impulses to explore new realms of possibility, and action that leads to personal transformation.

At the heart of Jungian psychology is a realignment of conscious and unconscious aspects of the personality with an ensuing creation of new values and purpose.