100 episodes

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.

This Jungian Life Deborah Stewart, Lisa Marchiano, Joseph Lee

    • Mental Health

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.

    Episode 105 - Ancestors: Our Psychological Inheritance

    Episode 105 - Ancestors: Our Psychological Inheritance

    The archetype of origins is in resurgence since the advent of ancestry-mapping programs. What are the psychological and symbolic meanings of ancestry? Identity is often strongly linked to ancestry in its ethnic and cultural aspects, and as the carrier of personal traits.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 104 - Therapist Disclosures: Withholding or Overloading?

    Episode 104 - Therapist Disclosures: Withholding or Overloading?

    Should an analyst share personal information with clients? Freud believed that the analyst should be devoid of personal presence, so he sat unseen behind his famous couch. Jung realized that regardless of theory, psychotherapy entailed two people in a room interacting. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 103 - Facing the Fear of Coronavirus: Finding a Grounding Attitude

    Episode 103 - Facing the Fear of Coronavirus: Finding a Grounding Attitude

    The word plague derives from the Latin plangere, “to strike the breast as if in lamentation.” The novel coronavirus has visited loss, fear and hardship on many. Nature in her destructive mode can radically disrupt cultural creations and norms and show us how fragile they – and we -- are.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 102 - Destiny: Are We Fated to Have One?

    Episode 102 - Destiny: Are We Fated to Have One?

    Questions about fate and destiny have existed for millennia. Fate often refers to unalterable realities, from genes to future events, whereas destiny points to future potential.

    An acorn’s likely fate is to die on the forest floor, but its destiny is to become an oak tree. Jung understood that “…when an inner situation is not make conscious, it happens outside, as Fate.”

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 101 - Pessimism: Was Eeyore Right?

    Episode 101 - Pessimism: Was Eeyore Right?

    “Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.” For Eeyore, only perverse possibilities lie ahead, even if they are unknowable. Do gloomy expectations create self-fulfilling prophecies? Or are pessimists more realistic than naive optimists like Winnie the Pooh? Pessimism can be associated with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and more. It may also motivate preparation and striving, especially if the pessimist believes he or she can overcome significant obstacles and succeed. 

    • 56 min
    Episode 100 - Outrageous! What Drives Shocking Behaviors?

    Episode 100 - Outrageous! What Drives Shocking Behaviors?

    We can all cite examples of behaviors that defy reason and meaning. How can we understand X shouting those things at a party, or the bizarre thing Y filmed himself doing on YouTube? There is a great array of psychological labels for such behaviors, as if pronouncing them “histrionic,” “manic” or even “drunk” explains radical actions and cascades of feelings.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

xxtinaa ,

Stumbled upon by accident— delightful podcast!

Wow what a great, informative podcast. I am so grateful I found this in my healing journey. I didn’t realize Jungian psychology was what was missing in my life.

yoshimiyoshi ,

Great podcast but...

...consistently cringe-worthy material whenever these three speak on topics to do with gender or sexuality. Race is a topic that they seem to avoid.

I have been listening to this podcast for a few years and I love the dream interpretations and as an avid reader of Jungian psychology, I find this podcast to be accessible and insightful for the most part. Certain episodes, like the Shadow episode and Persona episode are phenomenal. However, these three could stand to take a modern multicultural seminar or something. They’re very dismissive and reinforcing of binaries when it comes to gender or sexuality and race is usually a topic that is glossed over in most episodes. They project their experiences with clients (a small sample of people who are frequently experiencing acute distress and thus seeking therapeutic help) as a reliable sample to speculate upon and it’s disappointing to see Jungian analysts make this common rookie mistake. They try to insert disclaimers like “speaking from my experience as a counselor, which I know is a small sample...” or the like but they still knowingly misrepresent minorities or people with alternative lifestyles. They often attribute the distress that their clients feel as a result of being oppressed to the internal “complex” they think the client has /because/ of their identity. It’s just really disappointing to see these very thoughtful, experienced, and often very open-minded analysts fall into the same judgmental perspectives that have tainted the field of psychology since the days of Freud.

Poscaster97543 ,

A favorite!

I look forward to this podcast every week.

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