We live in a time of chaotic transition. Over-connected and overwhelmed, we lose touch with our souls – that reflective, interior part of ourselves that gives depth and meaning to life.
In Jungian psychotherapy, we seek to reclaim this lost dimension of soul. Like alchemists finding gold in the basest materials, we start with what seems least valuable – the gritty struggles of our daily lives, our anxiety, depression, and other painful symptoms. Through the work, we come to see our suffering not just as a problem to be solved but as the voice of soul crying out to be heard.
The psyche does not speak in ordinary language but in a symbolic language of its own. Found in dreams, myths, and archetypes, the soul’s language is closer to the organic processes of nature than to the logic of the rational mind. Thus it may seem bewildering at first. But when we understand the soul on its own terms, our psychological and physical symptoms, the frustrating patterns we keep repeating, may reveal deeper truths about why we are here and guide us into a freer and more satisfying participation in life.