Psychotherapy is problem-oriented. In the course of Jungian psychotherapy, we identify problems and we create strategies. We build on developing your strengths to find solutions to current or chronic issues that concern you. We work to heal your old emotional wounds.
Beyond these necessary repair tasks, Jungian psychoanalysis is designed to foster a particular type of wholeness that C.G. Jung called “Individuation”. In the process, you heal inner conflicts, divisions and contradictions with the aim of becoming undivided, whole, or complete—the most authentic you that you can possibly be. Individuation is the natural goal in life.
Dreams (and other expressions of the unconscious) bring us information that we have not consciously registered and acted on. They are one way that our organism attempts to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in which we balance our adaptation to our essential nature and our functioning in the world around us. When we closely follow our dreams over several months or years, we discover certain themes that repeat, either relatively unchanged or changed, as if they tell a story that develops over time.
It’s never too late to start honoring your dreams by recording them in a journal and working on them in analysis.