To Realize Self… A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Inspiration It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu A … Continue reading To Realize Self… A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Siddhartha Gautama: A Jungian Perspective of Self-Realized Development During Middle-Life

Dr. Tom continues his exploration of Middle Life Development. Believe, Achieve. and Advance Confidently In The Direction of Your Dreams!!!

Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I … Continue reading Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life

Psychosocial theory, like psychosexual theory, divides childhood into five distinct stages. Erikson’s fourth stage of development occurs during primary school years (6-12 years of age), centers on the psychosocial crisis … Continue reading Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life

Finding One’s Self in Pursuit of Loving Relationships: An Analytical Study of Archetypal Adult Development

Dr. Thomas Maples provides an analytical perspective of adult development using Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes as a foundation to understand the Self-Realization process.

Echo and Narcissus: Towards an Ecological Understanding of the Narcissism and Healthy Ego Development

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 … Continue reading Echo and Narcissus: Towards an Ecological Understanding of the Narcissism and Healthy Ego Development

How to Handle an Oppositional Teenager

4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; … Continue reading How to Handle an Oppositional Teenager

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 … Continue reading Siddhartha: Archetypal Themes of Healthy Psychological Adolescent Development

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 … Continue reading Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

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 … Continue reading Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development