About Jungian Analysis
Based on the ideas of C. G. Jung (1875-1961), Jungian analysis is a depth psychotherapeutic approach to understanding issues encountered in life, such as:
- Accessing inner creativity
- Deeper Meaning
- Dream Interpretation
The focus of Jungian analysis is on the individual’s needs and potentials in the context of deeper meaning. Attention is given to the soul’s symbolic language and archetypal meaning of inner and outer experiences.
Jungian analysis facilitates the individuation process, which is one’s natural movement toward wholeness.
The analytic session typically occurs as a one to one meeting between the analyst and the client. The issues and concerns brought to the session by the client are explored. Dream interpretation is often used to gain insight into the client’s situation. (The client is encouraged to record dreams.) Imaginal work, creating images in the sand tray, and expressive arts are also available resources.
Jungian analysis respects the inner wisdom of the client and facilitates the development of inner resources and creative potentials that will move the client toward wholeness. Emphasis is on feeling safe through the process. Analysis proceeds only according to what is agreed between the analyst and the client.
Sessions are generally 60 or 90 minutes in length and occur once or twice per week. OHIP does not cover Jungian analysis. A sliding fee scale is available for those with limited resources.
Why Begin Jungian Analysis?
Most people experience psychological suffering at some point in their lives. At times the suffering can be significant. You may come into analysis with issues of stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, or difficulty adjusting to life changes (such as divorce, job loss, death of a loved one, aging or illness.) Work related stress and relationship concerns or problems, may be the prompt to seek out analysis. Your analytic process can help foster insight about underlying meanings of behaviour, emotions and inter-personal relationships.
Not everyone consulting an analyst has specific issues. You may come into Jungian Analysis to find new direction and deeper meaning in life. Undeveloped and forgotten talents and qualities may need to find expression.
Ultimately, the analytic process helps one to experience life in a more related and authentic way.