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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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Having mixed feelings, or strongly opposing feelings is a normal occurrence in human life. We can find ourselves in a quandary about big decisions, upcoming life events, or experience being stuck without quite knowing why. Deb, Joseph, and Lisa consider various facets […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn This episode, inspired by the new album by the Korean band BTS, explains and amplifies the Jungian concept of the persona. Like the cornea of the eye, persona both shields us and makes opening up to the world possible. In ancient Greek […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn The personal shadow is created as a normal part of development, as we learn what behaviors, values and feelings are not acceptable in our family, school, or religious tradition. In order to be accepted by needed significant others, parts of ourselves have to […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn People who are chronically late create relational problems with others and generate negative consequences for themselves, from embarrassment and guilt to loss of friendships or jobs. Chronic lateness evidences a split between consciousness and the unconscious: while the ego may feel distressed about […]

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Subscribe for free to receive each week’s episode automatically! Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn One of the issues clients bring into the therapeutic consulting room is dissatisfaction with the state of their marriage or partnership. Although this dilemma often takes shape as bipolar, it represents a challenge to engagement with deep, defended parts of self and […]

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