Monday, June 04, 2012

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Carl Gustav Jung was born in 1875 in Kesswil, Switzerland. Because of his father’s faith, Jung developed a keen interest in religious history, but settled on the study of medicine at the University of Basel. He earned his medical degree in 1902 from the University of Zurich. Jung entered the field of psychiatry as an intern to Eugen Bleuler at the University of Zurich where he explored the unconscious mind and its related complexes.

Although he worked closely with Sigmund Freud from 1906, Jung agreed with Freud’s theory of the unconscious, but believed further in the existence of a deeper collective unconscious and representative archetypes. Their friendship ended in 1913 due to this difference in academic opinion.

English: Group photo in front of Clark Univers...
English: Group photo in front of Clark University Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl Jung; Back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi. Photo taken for Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts publication. Česky: Foto z Clarkovy univerzity roku 1909. Dole (zleva) Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl Jung, nahoře (zleva) Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carl Jung is recognized as a very influential psychiatrist and founded the Analytical psychology which aims at explore the religious nature behind psychology.

From the website "Jungian Analysis", Douglas Tompkins, jungian therapist NYC,(M.Div., L.P., NCPsyA), says that in all aspects of everyday life, we can feel stuck and suffering. The psyche could provide another point of view from which a new light, a fresh perspective could emerge and therefore a new way of dealing with suffering.

This jungian analysis is a psychotherapy that addresses in depth a variety of personal and professional problems and difficulties, identifying the potential in major complexes for more creative and profitable work, as well as new possibilities for healthier relationships. 

It does rely on the positive relationship with the therapist and therefore cannot be 100% effective as most people suffering can become easily dependant on the therapist and so create a new problem.

However, with our "modern" life being more intrusive everyday, we surely need help in order to realize what DOES matter and what DOES NOT.

As long as dependency can be averted, it is always helpful to talk with a therapist that can decipher our problems and make them being seen from a different angle. Visiting a jungian psychoanalyst is one method that has been used around for long time.

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