What is Depth Psychology?
In short, Depth Psychology is most related to the work of Carl Gustav Jung. It looks at the underlying messages of the destructive patterns in our lives that are often revealed through a more symbolic thematic and archetypal narrative. Hidden aspects of the unconscious that yearn for consciousness necessary for our evolution is communicated through mental disorders, accidents, injury and other forms of psychological, emotional and physical trauma. Depth Psychology does not seek to diagnose but to transform the destructive pattern in our lives into creative potential.
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by merely making the darkness conscious.”~ Carl Gustav Jung
Depth Psychology as part of Bodywork and yoga sessions with Mandy:
How does Depth Psychology relate to the practice of yoga and bodywork/massage? The pain patterns in our body often have mental/emotional components compounded by stress. Often when looked at–felt, or made conscious those pain patterns can more easily unwind, in the right time.