What is Jungian Therapy?
A number of key concepts are used in Jungian therapy. These include the idea of universal archetypes, which are symbols that are universally recognisable, and which are often utilised in religious writing, oral and written narratives, and art (think, for example, of the archetypical “mother” depicted in art traditions all over the world). They are universal because they speak to, and have meaning for, everybody, regardless of cultural context.Archetypes can also be individual, arising from the individual’s unique set of experiences.
Jung also considered the role of extraversion and introversion as personality traits, among other things. Thus, we can classify people along a spectrum with each category at either end. Jung also took an interest in the spiritual side of life and saw spirituality in terms of the individual’s quest for meaning, and as often of great therapeutic benefit. The notion of a complex, which is understood to be a repressed compound of experiences and ideas that influences our behaviour, is also crucial. Neuroses are thought to result from a mismatch between the patient’s conscious and unconscious desires, and to lead to a range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, and a range of personality disorders.
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