VIEWS OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY BY LOS ANGELES JUNGIAN ANALYSTS
Jungian analysis is the psychotherapeutic process of re-establishing a healthy balance between the conscious and unconscious parts of our personality as we strive towards wholeness, not perfection. In the process, our ego is strengthened by integration of what we call the shadow, or the unconscious parts of our personality. We strive to establish a healthier relationship with our contra-sexual side and ultimately to develop a connection with the greater personality, the Self. This is accomplished through work with dreams, which reveal what is missing from our conscious perception, through discussion of everyday events and problems and through any other creative medium, ie. sandplay, art, movement, etc. The result of this work is a mitigation of unhealthy behavior patterns and greater consciousness, leading to a healthier, more filling life.
Nancy Furlotti, M.A.
We are dedicated to the task of learning and teaching a view of life so well articulated by Carl Jung: that as individuals we carry the world in microcosm, that the personal psyche is inexorably imbedded in the matrix of the archetypal psyche which is transpersonal in both content and action. We are responsible for ourselves and the long painful work of becoming conscious is our only hope in a world that approaches the most important phase of human history where everything hangs in the balance, where our capacity for destruction is weighed against the soul’s capacity for compassion and regeneration.
Kurt Goerwitz, Ph.D.
Analytical Psychology focuses on attending to the soul and thriving toward wholeness through the individuation process, the process of differentiating and integrating unconscious contents
Meredith Mitchell, Ph.D.
Analytical psychology is a form of analysis in which the emphasis of the treatment process is on strengthening the individual's connection to, and consciousness of, the creative and healing elements as well as destructive potentials within the psyche. This is achieved through understanding the symbolism of our individual dreams, collective mythologies, artistic creations, psychic pains, body's symptoms, nature of our relationships, and synchronistic events.
Although what usually brings us to treatment is our pain, analytical psychology views our suffering as having the potential to ignite a search into the mystery and possible meanings of one's life. The process intends to deepen the consciousness of our life situations and of the human condition.
Robert Moradi, M.D.
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Analytical psychology and its clinical art, Jungian analysis, light a path for the inward journey to awakening.
Barney Prentice, M.D.
Jungian analysis supports the work of individuation by fostering a reciprocal relationship between conscious and unconscious, personal and transpersonal, spirit and matter, all of which includes the religious function of the psyche as the transforming agent.
Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A.