Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy: The Therapeutic by David Sedgwick

By David Sedgwick

The original courting among sufferer and therapist is the most therapeutic consider psychotherapy. This booklet explains the Jungian method of the healing dating and the therapy method. David Sedgwick outlines a contemporary Jungian method of psychotherapy. He introduces, considers and criticizes key points of Jungian and different theoretical views, synthesizing techniques and ideas from around the healing spectrum. Written in an available type and illustrated with various examples, this mediation on treatment and the healing dating should be priceless to scholars and practitioners of either Jungian and non-Jungian treatment.

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Zv23 The therapeutic limits of “numinosity” Some people who have read Jung or are interested in personal growth are drawn to his religious perspective. They expect, understandably, that their Jungian therapy will resemble Jung’s analysis of himself, his patients, or his early followers, whose therapeutic paths were highly colored by Jung’s immediate presence, symbolic interests, and evolving theories. However, commenting on his later years as a therapist, Jung noted that most of his patients in that era were culturally sophisticated individuals with previous therapy experience.

It requires considerable faith to take dreams that seriously. But if these Jungian assumptions around the unconscious and dreams are accepted, then their importance for therapy is obvious. Of special interest here is their The jungian approach 31 running commentary on the therapeutic relationship. The unconscious will certainly express itself about that, among other things, because psychotherapy is important to the person in it, who may start dreaming about his therapy or therapist. Psychotherapy is also important to the therapist, who may find himself dreaming about a patient.

This is a necessity, of course, or else our minds would be flooded. ) To this river of known facts we bring a selective, conscious awareness, so that, amazingly, much of what we know is potentially available to us. We can ring up the data more or less at will. A great deal of this not currently conscious area of the unconscious mind consists of memories, memories of myriad things that have occurred (events), been sensed, or been learned or thought about in some way. And in the same way that much of the mind is based on memory, so is a large part of one’s sense of identity, one’s “ego” (“I,” in Latin).

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