Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically.Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn In response to queries from listeners, Lisa, Joseph and Deb explore and explain what the analytic process is like for them, with clients. Deb describes a rectangular diagram that, like the Scottish flag, consists of a rectangle with diagonal lines going from the two […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically.Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Everyone shops—we have access to an astonishing choice of products. Internet shopping has multiplied our range of options beyond what nearby retail stores may have to offer. Desired items range from off-roading trucks to gold jewelry to highly specialized cookware items. What are we […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically.Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Preoccupation and obsession with food–a condition called orthorexia–can take the form of the quest for health and purity, with rigid rules about food categories, such as the need for all-organic ingredients or omitting food groups such as dairy, sugar, and gluten in the absence […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically.Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Estrangement from members of one’s family and others take place far more often than seems commonly acknowledged. Estrangement involves psychologically cutting-off, repressing, and defending against connection with another who has come to be experienced as “all bad.” People may move away geographically, refuse to […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically. Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn As Jung well knew, eros – love – is an essential part of the analytic process. In Vol. 16 of his Collected Works Jung used alchemical images of a king and queen to illustrate the various ways in which erotic feeling can enter […]

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Many a fairy tale features hiding as a strategic defense. Jack, of beanstalk fame, hides from the giant in order to survive and discover his treasure. We often hide when we feel small and life events and people feel big. Hiding can be a conscious decision, whether for fun, as in the game of hide and […]

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With “The Wall” very much in the forefront of national discussion, Deb, Lisa and Joseph reflect on the archetype of walls. Some may be stonewalls simply marking boundaries between neighbors. Others may be massive defenses like the Great Wall of China. What do walls keep out – or keep in? What do we need to […]

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Football is a uniquely American sport with millions of fans, heroic teams, and stadiums reminiscent of colosseums. As the Super Bowl approaches – television’s most-watched show – Lisa, Joseph, and Deb consider the archetypal underpinnings that contribute to making football America’s most watched sport. They consider the light and dark sides of fandom, the hero’s […]

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Heartbreak is more primal, more pervasive, and more related to one’s sense of self than sadness is. Our hearts can break over the death of a dearly loved other, including a pet…and our hearts can break over the death of a relationship as well as the death of our hopes, dreams, innocence, idealizations, and the […]

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What is “I’m sorry” as a habitual response really about? There’s the preemptive apology that is offered to forestall possible criticism, the apology that evokes reassurance from others, the apology for falling short of perfection…and more. This episode explores developmental, interpersonal, and intrapsychic dynamics of various kinds of habitual apologizing. We’ll be sorry if it […]

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