The Way

Jungian Analysis

The goal of Jungian analysis is the installation of a constructive dialog with the unconscious, of cooperation with some elements of the unconscious, specifically with the very heart of the personality, which Jung called the Self.
The analyst is like a mountain guide having already walked the ways of the unconscious; he helps his client to discover his/her own path, to locate and then avoid or confront the obstacles. He does not think he knows what is good for the patient, but helps him/her to trust his/her own self healing forces.

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There is no treatment of symptom, but the restart of dynamics leading to a new balance.
Neurosis is a disconnection with oneself, which bears an attempt at healing. When explored, it reveals positive aspects. The unconscious proposes a transformation process; analysis makes it start and reinforces it, here and now. If we explore the past, it is to remove a difficulty hindering the process. Some personal structures may not be fully developed due to early environment or traumatising experiences. Inner dynamisms enable the compensation or the reparation of structures, giving a new opportunity and a meaning to life.

The session: client and analyst are sitting almost, but not quite, face to face, to allow for floating looks. The analyst is a neutral and respectful listener, but also a real person with whom one can have a dialog. In general there is a session per week, and the therapy lasts six months to two years.

Analysis: the work in common starts usually by a discussion of the present situation of the client (what are the issues), then goes on along the path of his/her life. Quickly unconscious material (dreams, imagination products, symbolic aspects of the reality) take the lead. Setting these elements in perspective will scan in depth changes, the transformation process. This process will step by step modify the attitudes and the behaviour of the client. There is a end to analysis, often marked by a dream: analysis is not life.

Ecology: most of the times, a client is not alone; he is part of a couple, a family, a group. Bringing attention to the essential links is part of the work.