Growing older can tempt us to close ourselves off from new kinds of awareness and new possibilities for living. How do we avoid this, and stay open, alive and mature?
Psychotherapy with older adults raises many unique issues. Jungian case studies actually developed first as a form of case studies for older adults, and embodies very important learnings about the second half of life.
While the phrase "midlife crisis" is cliche, there is nonetheless a great deal of psychological change and adjustment that goes on in this part of life. The individual can either deny this, in which case, her or his life risks lapsing into sterility, or these…