STEPHEN KENNEALLY
Jungian Analyst
M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T.
M.F.T. License #44236

(310) 936-9965

610 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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ABOUT JUNGIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. His innovative theories pioneered many of the modern psychological ideas in use today. Concepts such as personality type (as measured in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, holding opposites and synchronicity are all ideas originally proposed by Jung. He believed very strongly that it is the manner with which we relate to our unconscious that determines whether it becomes a helpful guide in the journey of our life, or a black hole of complexes that continually undermines our efforts to lead a happy and meaningful life.

The creative, healing potential of our unconscious is profound. Often our cultural attitude is dismissive of the unconscious. Many see it as simply an unruly dumping ground for unpleasant memories and feelings. While it does have that dimension, our unconscious is also a visceral, problem-solving organ that can give us valuable information about the world around us and our reactions and responses to it.

Jungian psychology does not attempt to reduce the human psyche to something that we simply need to analyze or know in the scientific sense. Instead, it provides a rich framework through which we gain a better understanding of our unconscious. By deepening this understanding, our unconscious becomes more friend than foe – a compass to follow as we walk more steadily into the essential truths of our lives.