Jungian Psychology

Practical Parenting: Dealing with Childhood Nightmares

Dr. Tom of The Stockton Therapy Network explores how helping your children make sense of their dreams has a positive effect on their psychological development.

Practical Parenting: Time Management, Work & Life Balance, & Healthy Psychological Development

It was 6:15 AM. I was returning home from the gym to begin herding my children towards their first point of destination for the day. A quick bath, check. Assuring that 6 bags were packed and ready to go by the door, check. Dressing a nine and a five year old, check. Shoved two breakfast …

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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: The Convergence of Ego and Self Development During Adolescence

Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.

Siddhartha: Archetypal Themes of Healthy Psychological Adolescent Development

Adolescence emerges from an array of bio-psychosocial factors. While puberty occurs during adolescence, social factors also place increased pressure on children to become more oriented to adult capacities. It is common for adolescents to question the lessons they were taught during early childhood life; cognitively, independent thought comes online in conjunction with the physiological maturation …

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Practical Parenting: It’s A Small World After All

As a child, I remember watching the nightly news with my grandfather. I can remember the ticking time watch of 60 minutes counting down, as the news anchors would discuss factual events of the day, leaving the commentary for the viewers to work through on their own accord. Back then, it seemed like we were …

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Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early …

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Our Archetypal Beginnings: Siddhartha, The Importance of Fatherhood, and a Jungian Perspectives on Early Childhood Development

This article explores early archetypal development and the importance of fatherhood on early childhood development from a Jungian perspective.

Dreaming Our Children’s Life Forward: The Archetypal Development of Siddhartha’s Early Life

Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. I feel a joy in my heart as I watch my two son’s grow into their own being. When they laugh, my heart grows wider …

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Birth, the Miracle of Life & Archetypal Reveries from A Father’s Perspective

A Father’s Perspective of the Miracle of Life The intrauterine life of the fetus consists of 40 weeks of complete immersion in the womb. This environment exposes the child to the nurturing and devouring nature of the mother archetype. While the child has direct exposure to both the physical and symbolic mother during their gestational …

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