Discover Your Self-Worth with New York Jungian Psychotherapists
Jungian psychotherapy is all about harmony. It aims to harmonize all the different aspect of a person’s personality in an effort to help the person achieve wholeness. It is only when this is achieved that a person is believed capable of making the right choices and being entirely in control of his own life. To be able to reconcile these different personality aspects, New York Jungian psychotherapists help individuals dive deep down into their own mind with the aim of bringing to fore their inert material. They believe that wholeness is achieved when a person is able to reconcile these unconscious materials to his conscious materials. When this happens, the person can then begin to understand the reasons behind his every action and where and how best to make adjustments that would be beneficial to them.
Jungian therapy deals with the psyche of an individual, i.e. the deep part of their minds that house their deepest feelings and attitudes. It aims to fully understand a person by examining the individual’s past experiences and seeing how it has a bearing on his present actions. Thus Jungian therapy is ideal for understanding, dealing and overcoming issues concerning depression, anxiety, grief, phobias, sexual orientation and a host of other problems that might weigh down on an individual and make them live a less than fulfilling life.
Analysis or Therapy
It is common to hear many people freely substitute the term analysis for therapy and vice-versa. However, this isn’t always right. Jungian analysis, unlike Jungian therapy, requires that patients schedule more frequent sessions with their New York Jungian psychotherapists. When the number of sessions within a week is around 4-5 times, then it is referred to as analysis.
A patient could require Jungian analysis when his reasons for needing the therapy are serious. Sometimes, because Jungian therapy deals very much with a person’s psyche, certain feelings that have been long ago buried or not even known to exist might surface and be a cause of great consternation for the patient. For such patient to understand and get these feelings under control, he might need to visit his psychotherapist thus the need for an analysis frequently.
The Analyst and Psychotherapists
Further difference exists between analysis and therapy can be found in the training that each expert receives. Up until recently, there has only been one class of members that are trained in the Society of Analytical Psychology. Now, however, there are now two categories of membership which are:
- The Analyst Members: these set of experts are required to undergo at least four years of highly intensive analytical training during which they undertake an in-depth study of Jungian analysis, psycho analysis and psychotherapy. They must also continue to enlighten themselves on developments that are made in the related field and in neuroscience. In the course of the four years, they are also mandated to carry out intense personal analyses four times a week.
- The Psychotherapist Members: these class of people are to undergo the same in-depth study of Jungian analysis but are only required to complete a psychodynamic therapy training for at least three years and personal psychotherapy of at least twice a week.