Jungian Analysis: the discovery of what interferes in our lives and how we relate to it.
"The psychological mechanism that transforms energy is the symbol." C.G. Jung
About Analytical Psychology and Jungian Analysis
C.G. Jung developed the term analytical psychology to distinguish his theory and practice of psychology from Sigmund Freud's - called psychoanalysis. Today, it is frequently referred to as Jungian Analysis. C.G. Jung believed that by working with conscious and unconscious elements of the psyche, the analyst and analysand work together to create psychic balance.
Who can benefit from Jungian Analysis?
Often in life we take a moment to reflect and see that we are repeating the same patterns over and over again and don't understand why. The result is typically emotional pain and psychological distress. Jungian Analysis is one method of healing, and a path to becoming conscious by honouring and connecting to an inner wisdom, the wisdom of the soul or self.
C.G. Jung spoke of the individuation process as the journey one takes to discover themselves rather than the person they present to others.
"Individuation means becoming an in-dividual, and in so far as individuality embraces our innermost, last and incomparable uniqueness, it also
implies becoming one's own self. We could therefore translate individuation as coming to selfhood or self realization." C.G. Jung
How does Jungian Analysis work?
In an effort to achieve wholeness, the analyst and analysand work together to increase psychological growth. Through the specialized form of analysis, it is possible to realign conscious and unconscious aspects of the personality, resulting in new values and purpose.
The work requires intensity and regularity. An Analysis begins with exploration of the unconscious contents, memories and fears that are brought to the surface. This is done at the individual's pace and is a unique process for each person. It takes emotional energy and courage. By reaching the deeper layers of our psyche, we tap the creative potential within.
Some of the terms and fundamental concepts associated with Jungian Analysis include:
- persona and shadow
- personal and collective unconscious
- individuation process
To connect to the unconscious, we use symbols that spontaneously arise from dreams, fantasies, creative projects or daily life. Often they are the motivational force that brings one into analysis. By understanding the deeper causes of the symptoms we are able to move through these emotional blocks or difficulties in relationships.
The experience of Jungian Analysis
Jungian Analysis seeks balance, while respecting the many parts of our psyche. Anyone with a genuine desire to learn about themselves, who is willing to commit to regular analytic sessions over a sustained period of time will find this process richly beneficial.
It is most helpful to answer specific questions about Jungian Analysis directly, therefore, I offer a free intial consultation with an opportunity to meet, explore the process and decide if this mode of healing meets your needs.
The integrity of my practice rests on the principles of confidentiality, a sense of safety, trust and a non-judgemental space. These are imperative to the success of analysis.
What is psychotherapy?
"Psychotherapy consists of precisely what the roots of the word imply. First and foremost,
psychotherapy is a caring for the soul. The Greek root "therapeutae" suggests "an attendant,
servant, physician." And therapist of the psyche is one who attends, serves, and doctors the
images of the psyche, the images of the soul." Greg Mogenson
Often, one turns to psychotherapy if they are feeling not fully in control of their lives. Things somehow don't feel right. Entering analysis may assist in realizing more fully the meaning and purpose in their lives. Alternatively, psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be sought out as a result of a crisis or due to mental illness. Frequently, it is sought out by individuals who desire to take a journey of self-discovery.
Through talk therapy, thoughts and emotions are explored that lead to increased conscious awareness and self understanding. The path to individuation is filled with challenges. Embarking on one's journey while in analysis may assit those seeking a meaningful path in life.
Individuals seeking assistance with:
- relationship issues
- work stress
- life transitions
- overcoming a sense of meaninglessness with life
Jungian analysis offers clarity of one's needs and potential towards deeper meaning and wholeness.
elvira miletic is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) and Jungian Analyst. She is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and has been practicing since 2014. As a qualifying psychotherapist she continues to work with supervision until she reaches 1,000 direct client hours.
She completed her training as a Jungian Analyst in June, 2017 at the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). elvira places an emphasis on the role of dreams and symbols provided by psyche to assist is recognizing the individual's desire for growth. By giving attention to the soul's quest for wholeness through the exploration of archetypes, symbolic language, synchronicities and other transformative contents, the analytic process can help to understand existing behaviour and what was formerly unconscious.
elvira also has a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Sociology and Equity Studies from the Ontario Institue of Studies in Education (OISE) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology and Fine Art History from the University of Toronto.
Diploma in Analytical Psychology, Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts Training Program, Toronto, 2017.
Master of Education, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), 1985.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Toronto, 1982.
Member, Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT)
Member of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Reg. #007381
Member, International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
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