Dr. Tom explores the idea of the absent father in the development of primary and secondary narcissism. He analyzes and amplifies the themes present in the original story Echo and Narcissus as a means to develop an ecological understanding of narcissism and its effects on healthy and unhealthy ego development.
Inspirational Quote from Dr. Thomas Maples @ The Stockton Therapy Network
In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past. (Brad Henry)
Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams! (Dr. Thomas Maples)
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. (Carl Gustav Jung) Narcissism has recently become a booming topic of discussion both amongst professionals in the psychological community and the public at large. The well known psychological publication, Psychology Today, offers a myriad of information, advice, and even tests to find out if you are dating a… Continue Reading
A Jungian Analysis of Siddhartha’s Adolescent and Young Adult Development as Presented By Hermann Hesse The transition between childhood and adult-life is a tumultuous period that presents the maturing individual with a myriad of psychological and physiological changes. As the body sexually matures, the psyche begins to take on perspectives that are more adult-like. This… Continue Reading
Fatherhood - We have to Raise the Next Generation - We Might as Well Do it Right. Engage Your Mythic Masculine with Dr. Thomas Maples
Dr. Tom explores the archetypes of Early Adult Masculine Development: Carl Jung's theory is used to analyze Ego, Discipline, Identity, Love, & Hero's Quest.
Today, a perfect stranger came up to me and asked me if I dropped by Air Pods case. As usual, I had started off my morning in contemplation of what I am grateful for, listing it in prayer, and then going to the gym to complete my pre-dawn workout. These are two rituals that I… Continue Reading
As an adolescent, Siddhartha pursued asceticism. Having found a community of like minded individuals, Siddhartha began to form an intact identity that he could present to others. Through the development of this identity, Siddhartha began to test his resolve and undertake increasingly difficult tasks associated with Self-abnegation. As an initiate amongst the ascetics, Siddhartha met… Continue Reading
Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self Potential: Dr. Tom gives his thoughts on the powers that dreams have on our daily lives, and explores ways to use these to promote Self Realized Potential.
Has your child ever tested boundaries? Has your child ever walked away from you, and out of the corner of your eye, you still see that they are viewing to see if your are in eye sight. Has your child ever bolted from your vision, in a store, a public place, or worse yet, near… Continue Reading
The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams (Eleanor Roosevelt)