Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Experiences of physical abandonment are depicted in stories old and new as ways of out-picturing traumas of early relational abandonment. Jung articulated the archetypal foundation of what later psychologists came to call attachment theory. In an infant’s primal state of identification with a […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Although cults occasionally make the headlines through tragedy or scandal, the defining features of cults are inherently human and manifest on spectrums of both severity and size. The word cult is derived from culture. While culture refers to the overarching characteristics of a society, cult refers negatively […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Burnout is a relatively new term for job-related distress or an ongoing life situation that is unsatisfying, defeating, and creates a sense of despair. Burnout robs us of our sense of control and agency—we feel unable to change the troubling situation. Burnout can […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn We all shed tears. We cry when we are sad, but also when we are glad, surprised by beauty, love, or touched by other deeply felt and uniquely human experiences. Tears, and our access to them are part of what makes us human, […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn We can experience powerful feelings of empathy for those who are victims of trauma in all its heartbreaking dimensions. It is difficult even to consider a shadow side to this already dark aspect of human experience. Nevertheless, it is important also to consider […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Individuation, the central concept of Jung’s psychology, is the foundational image and aspiration of Jungian psychoanalysis – and life. It is the theme of many a fairy tale, the sought-for treasure of a quest, and the “juice” that makes symbols compelling. Individuation has […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Images of physical dismemberment are often used in fairy tales, dreams, and art to depict psychological fragmentation, numbing and other forms of disconnection. Such cut-offs, dissociations, and splits may be related to earlier relational trauma, and constitute defenses against experiences perceived as too […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Anything that disappears from your psychological inventory is apt to turn up in the guise of a hostile neighbor, who will inevitably arouse your anger and make you aggressive. It is surely better to know that your worst enemy is right there in […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn In this episode, the archetype of the bitch is explored using fairy tales, mythology, and popular culture to shed light on this colloquial, pejorative term. The term is applied most frequently to assertive women – and to men acting in a way […]

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