Eavesdrop on three Jungian analysts as they engage in lively, sometimes irreverent conversations about a wide range of topics. Join them for discussion of news events, family dynamics, personal issues and more as they share what it’s like to see the world through the depth psychological lens provided by CG Jung. Half of each episode is spent discussing a dream submitted by a listener. Lisa, Joseph and Deb went through their Jungian training together, becoming friends and developing working partnerships. Now they are engaged in a new creative venture with a spirit of adventure and hope you will join them.
The Unspoken Wounding of Men
The central archetype of a man’s psyche was once recognized as sacred. Its urgent, dynamic, and fertilizing power was split off with the rise of ascetic monotheism and banished to the unconscious. When claimed, it revitalizes a man’s spirit and set him in vigorous relationship with himself and others – if not, it palls his potential.
Although Jung’s theory of typology is the foundation of various personality assessments, it is important to appreciate its profundity as Jung’s theory of consciousness. The four functions of consciousness--sensation, intuition, thinking and feeling--are governed by two attitudes, extraversion and introversion. Jung defines extraversion as “an attitude type characterized by concentration of interest on the external object.
The Power of NO
Toddlers have ready access to no as they discover the power of me—the start of a lifelong process of differentiating self from all that is other. When are personal needs, desires, and selfhood the priority? When does caring about others, the need to belong, and toeing the line take precedence?
Risk & Reality: When Fear Traps Us
We can’t help knowing that something bad could happen if we do X…or Y…or maybe Z. Like Odysseus steering his ship between sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis, we must navigate between risk avoidance and recklessness. One keeps us out of life; the other jeopardizes wellbeing. In pre-modern times life in the external world was fraught with danger and risk; in the modern world, the consequences of risk are more often internal.
Assessing Your Values: Meaning & Motivation
There is value in examining your values, the powerful emotional and cognitive attitudes that underlie large and small life choices. Although values are initially acquired through family and institutions, an important task of adulthood is consciously embracing traditional or individual values.
The terms introversion and extraversion, now cultural staples, originated with Jung and describe the overall direction of life energy. The widely used Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI), now available online, is drawn directly from Jung’s theory of personality types. Although extraverts direct their energy outward, introverts direct their energy inward. External-world relationships and events tend to pale in comparison to ideas, internal images and reflective processes.
This is beyond podcast
The trauma I survived as a child has been metastasizing in me like a gruesome tumor. At 45 I began to feel crippled, dispossessed, and hopeless. After years of remedies, I finally feel like I’ve found the medicine. The Crazy Parents episode is one of the most healing for me. The Jungian models and methods they incarnate have given me real hope.
In addition to just being engaging and fun to listen to, Lisa, Joseph and Deb’s podcast will almost certainly make your life actually better.
It's a gift to have such perspective and insight given in an eloquent way that these three do. I can laugh, cry and gain curiosity all in the same podcast! Thank you for your service 🙏