Although these Jungian concepts have become familiar psychological terminology, they remain difficult to understand. According to Jung, animus and anima are innate psychic structures shaped significantly by the archetypal world, whereas the shadow is predominantly shaped by personal experiences of ego formation. Whereas shadow tends to be rejected, animus and anima fascinate and attract. Although […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn While psychiatric diagnostic labels often reify the complexities of psychological dynamics, they can also orient us to the essential qualities of a particular emotional and behavioral field. BPD is characterized by difficulty with affect regulation, intense and unstable interpersonal relationships, impulsive behavior, and […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn We all procrastinate. Tasks from making a doctor’s appointment to preparing taxes to doing the laundry invite us to put off until tomorrow what we can postpone today. We may distract ourselves by going online, doing errands, or minimizing the time a job […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn If the passage into fullsome adulthood is avoided, a person can be trapped in the world of childhood. This protected realm is a nexus of potential, defined by avoiding the rigors of the real for the pleasures of possibility. Peter Pan, who chose […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Although only some of us talk aloud to ourselves, all of us have inner voices, even if we are not aware of them. These autonomous parts of ourselves provide running commentary on how and what we are doing. Are our inner commentators friendly […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn We define dating as the quest for serious partnership or ongoing companionship. Today’s dating world is radically different from that of even a generation ago, and is light years away from previous generations. Dating apps and social media expedite and expand the range […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn The life transition we call retirement mandates a major readjustment in how time, energy and money are spent, whether retirement means becoming a “snowbird” or having a stepped-down lifestyle. Work has structured the rhythm of life and time; most have found aspects of […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Chronic illnesses affect many, creating diminishment of physical ability and energy for life activities. There can be loss of agency, loss of one’s expected future, and a sharpened awareness of loss of life. There is a new need for conscious intention and reality-based […]

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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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