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On Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Halcyon In Kal… 22 July 2020

 

Carl Jung, who founded analytical psychology. was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

Jung, like Freud, comes under the psychodynamic approach to counselling. He worked a lot with archetypes – recurring images or patterns that represent a typical human experience.

I share below quotes that have intrigued me from my - so far partial - reading of Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

On Interplay

Inspired by the interplay between therapy, poetry, neuroscience and novels in Start the Week.

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Forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead talked about the lost natures of her Broadmoor patients, in whom she can still sometimes recognise the little boys they once were.

William Boyd explored how early talent can flourish suddenly and then fade slowly.

Craig Raine compared the "language on point" composition of a poem to the art of dress-making.

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The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind -- William James

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Really healthy families don't believe that suffering adds significantly to their lives - John Cleese, p15, Life and How to Survive It

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One measure of health is the extent to which people see the world as it really is, without distorting it so as to suit their own imaginations - Robin Skynner, p4, Life and How to Survive It

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Madness in great ones must not unwatched go - William Shakespeare (1564-1616), said by Claudius. Hamlet (1601), Act 3, Scene

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It's easier to let go of a relationship that's been really good, because the memory of it is positive - Robin Skynner, p16, Life and How to Survive It