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Discovering Jungian Shadows and the Autonomous Complexes

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Jul 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The first level of exploration begins with the most visible level of consciousness: our projections. What we project onto others on a daily basis, we unconsciously project from our  deepest, darkest shadow parts.

The parts I don't like about myself are referred to as disowned parts of myself. These are the shadow parts that hide and can often be easily seen by others in our life. However, we are often wearing blindfolds and are the last to see them. We mostly see the effects of their presence (like breadcrumbs dropped on a trail) and we are left wondering how those crumbs got there and who left them.

And the shadow forms an archetypal alliance (called an autonomous complex) in order to become more powerful, with the intention of creating a better defense against being hurt, betrayed, abandoned or neglected. Sometimes “the best defense is an offense”, and so my autonomous complex is much more powerful than me, the ego. And more difficult to see because it lives not in the 10% of the conscious mind, and not even in the deeper 90% of the subconscious, but it swims in the depths of the ocean of the unconscious!

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[Free Ebook] Jung and Hypnotherapy: Building Blocks for Bigger Breakthroughs

Posted by David Hartman  Dec 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Ever wondered what Jung thought about hypnotherapy?

Carl Jung’s work has played a significant role in the development of depth psychology and transformational psychotherapy, including hypnotherapy. Over time, his work, in addition to that of other well-known psychologists from all over the world, forms the basis for the Wellness Institute’s Heart- Centered Hypnotherapy curriculum.

In our members-only journal, we covered Jung and Hypnotherapy. Today, you get those articles for free! We've packaged all six articles into one easy-to-read eBook

We hope you find his contributions to the field of transpersonal therapy and hypnotherapy enlightening.

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How Complexes Create Archetypal Reality in Childhoold [Jung]

Posted by David Hartman  Sep 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

About this series: Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing the work of Carl Jung on this blog and the role his work plays into hypnotherapy. Today's post is about the way that complexes organize themselves into clusters, which become a way for children (and latet, adults) to view the world in a shallow, archetypal, manner.

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A Jungian Approach to Evaluating the Development of Complexes in Childhood

Posted by David Hartman  Aug 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

About this series: Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing the work of Carl Jung on this blog and the role his work plays into hypnotherapy. Today's post is about the development of complexes during childhood, and the role they play in the subconscious and the Ego.

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Accessing the Subconscious Mind: Using Third Person Perspective and the Hypnotic Trance State [Jung]

Posted by David Hartman  Aug 11, 2015 11:30:00 AM

About this series: Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing the work of Carl Jung on this blog and the role his work plays into hypnotherapy. Today's post is about the Third Person Perspective/Hypnotic trance state and how it helps clinical therapists gain easier access to the subonscious mind of their clients.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Jung