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Spiritual Being: Making Meaning through Purpose

Inspirational Quote. Find your Purpose and Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams! The Stockton Therapy Network and Dr. Thomas Maples.

Inspirational Quote: Chart the Course Towards Your Dreams!

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)

Practical Parenting: The Art and Importance of Story-Telling for Childhood Development

In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.

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: Fatherhood Mishaps in Positive Discipline

The foundation of family values centers on the discipline we teach our children. However, discipline within itself is a difficult task for any parent to enact with their children. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to discipline ourselves, let alone try and force someone else into our value system. But this is the plight of …

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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism …

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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.

Siddhartha, Archetypal Development, & The Lifelong Individuation Process

Introduction           Purpose. In this theoretical work, I explore whether a developmental sequence of archetypes occurs during the lifelong individuation process. Human development is a key concept for the theory underlying psychology and its practice; however, the lack of a developmental perspective based on the theoretical tenets of analytical psychology shows …

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Siddhartha: An Archetypal Journey Towards Self-Realization

I lay the foundation for a lifelong developmental theory based on Carl Jung’s theory of individuation as it relates to the archetypal journey of the Buddha.

Is Divorce Bad for Your Children?

Maples Family Law Explores ways divorce affects children and steps you can take to delimit the psychological damage divorce has on their emotional health.

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