Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961) developed his own model of understanding and healing the individual psyche. Jungian analysis is a comprehensive model of the human psyche, that offers a psychotherapeutic approach to psychological healing that facilitates the development of the personality. It also provides a theoretical body of knowledge with wide applicability to social and cultural issues.
The process of Jungian Analysis usually involves weekly hour-long face to face meetings with an analyst in his or her office. As a client you may bring your life experiences, conflicts and problems to the hour as well as your imagination, fantasies and dreams. One of the premises of Jungian work is that our conscious selves are only a part of a larger whole that includes our forgotten experiences as well as our as yet unlived life potentials. It is the aim of Jungian analysis to create a space where the unconscious processes involved both in our suffering and in our healing may be explored. In this way not only may past difficulties be addressed but also future pathways may be discovered and activated in the service of realizing more fully the unlived potential in our lives. In analysis you can experience a space where your own unique values may begin to unfold in your life. It can initiate a journey that leads to a deepened sense of meaning and purpose in one’s life, a process that Jung called Individuation.