For Jungian therapy, finding meaning or finding purpose in life is an absolutely essential part of the process of individuation, the process by which we become our truly unique and individual selves. True, authentic meaning is closely connected with our own most fundamental identity.
There are many types of grief, but the deepest and most difficult concern the loss of those we love, who are the key people in our lives. ...It's a normal human thing to grieve, not a pathological state.
What kind of people make the journey of therapy? We still labour under the prejudice that "only sick people" could possibly benefit from seeing a /a-midlife-transition -- what Prof. Swartz calls the "pathology orientation" error. Yet that belief is not borne out by the facts.
Jung's approach, called Jungian analysis, involves an extensive investigation of the unconscious mind of the client. Unlike many, Jung sought to "look at a [person] in light of what is healthy and sound, rather than in light of [his or her] defects." He focused on…