What is the Jungian approach to psychotherapy?
It is an approach that takes into account our wider personality, the one that encompasses not only our conscious, self-aware being, but also the other, the unconscious side, which expresses itself through dreams, fantasies, slips of the tongue, and unconscious motives.
By taking the unconscious into account, we discover how to pass through those difficult times when the rational mind cannot offer a solution to the problem at hand and we sink into negative thoughts and feelings.
This approach also offers a way to discover what gives meaning to life and to find and follow the path that is right for us.
Whatever the goal, the journey is not easy and straightforward. Courage and perseverance are required.
"Dreams are neither deliberate nor arbitrary fabrications; they are natural phenomena which are nothing other than what they pretend to be. They do not deceive, they do not lie, they do not distort or disguise.... They are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand."
"Dreams, then, convey to us in figurative language - that is, in sensuous, concrete imagery - thoughts, judgements, views, directives, tendencies, which were unconscious either because of repression or through mere lack of realisation."
― C.G. Jung (for more information about C.G. Jung click here)