Sometimes the experience of life can result in numbed feelings of meaninglessness, depression, identity confusion, exhaustion, loss of creativity, or emptiness. At other times, trauma is accompanied by the painful feelings of loss, grief, anxiety, anger, guilt, chronic pain, or problems with relationships and work.
Jungian Analysis is a soulful method of working with life issues and emotions that is based on the teachings of the Swiss physician, Carl Gustav Jung. Jungian analysis focuses on complexes, unconscious patterns, symptoms, relationships, and the development and maturation of the personality—a process Jung called individuation.
Meeting once a week in a confidential, honoring environment, the client and analyst create a space for the symbolic to emerge from conversations, experience, dreams, drawings, fairytales, myths or sand tray. Gradually, a synthesis may occur. Over time, many clients report feelings of self-acceptance, transformation, authenticity, and renewed energy for life. James A. Hall, MD, a Jungian Analyst, published a little book describing the process of analysis called The Jungian Experience: Analysis and Individuation. Murray Stein, PhD, also a Jungian Analyst, offers an overview of analysis in his book Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction.