About Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW
Since graduating in 1987 from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Boris has practiced Analytical Psychology in Milwaukee, Pewaukee/Ommani, and Madison. At the Jung Institute he continues to serve in various capacities, currently as Chairperson of the Program Committee and faculty member in the Analyst Training Program.
Let’s face it: Why are we here on the planet? Apparently other people have asked this question before. I just googled “Why are we here on earth?” and got more than ten pages of hits. I’m not going to review them here. If they interest you, you can google and follow up. What I want to do […]
Fifteen years ago, my late friend and colleague, Robert Moore, published a little book whose relevance has lost nothing in the intervening years. In his preface to Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity, Moore (2003, xi) quotes a sobering passage from Jung’s Answer to Job: Everything now depends on man: immense power of destruction is […]
From time to time I discover a book that helps orient me in the turbulent times in which we live. Recently, a friend gave me Soul Food: Stories to Nourish the Spirit & the Heart, by Jack Kornfield and Christina Feldman (1). The authors have collected stories from a wide variety of sources: Taoist, Buddhist, Sufi, […]
In his Emotional Intelligence (1995) and Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998), Daniel Goleman focused our attention on the profound role that emotions play in our personal, work, and social lives. His presentation is well grounded in neurology and richly illustrated with vivid examples of emotions running riot; as well as calm and calming responses to infectious emotional situations. In […]