STEPHANIE BUCK, PhD, MACP, Dipl. IAAP
PSYCHOTHERAPY - Jungian Depth Approach, Counseling, Consultation, and Education for Individuals & Groups
When we work with our inner resources such as our dreams, we strengthen our communication with these inner sources of strength and our viewpoint is enlarged, enabling us to come to a fuller understanding of ourselves - our strengths and limitations - and of the possibilities which lie within us and press for recognition in outer life.
The therapeutic conversation and dream work are the most common means for healing and growth, as are creative expressions such as drawing; these provide rich sources of information to greater understanding of the inner promptings toward growth and a renewed sense of self.
Jungian Depth Approach
The Jungian approach works deeply with the processes and products of our conscious and unconscious mind revealed in the symbolic language of dreams and active creative processes such as drawing and painting from the unconscious, and the symbolic material of everyday communication which often go unheeded and unheard, but are always present and vital sources of information and guidance.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- CG Jung
The Jungian depth approach is insight-oriented based on the knowledge that the problems and life difficulties that lead us to seek support and guidance are rooted within us - as are the solutions.
The Jungian depth approach works with the creative imagination for the guiding wisdom it contains based in the fundamental knowledge that there is an innate creative and healing tendency within psyche underlying and supporting one's movement to health, growth, and wholeness.
A psychodynamic therapy, the Jungian approach is distinct from all other psychotherapeutic approaches in its acknowledgement of the reality of psyche and deep regard for the vital importance of what it has to convey about the hidden dimensions of life revealed by way of the symbol.