Category Archives: Jungian Analysis

Fluidity and Growth

by Pat Cochran, PsyD “My aim is to bring about a psychic state in which my patient begins to experiment with his [or her] own nature, as a state of fluidity, change or growth where nothing is eternally fixed, or … Continue reading

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Shadow

by Pat Cochran, PsyD “. . . [F]or the inferior and even the worthless belongs to me as my shadow and gives me substance and mass.  How can I be substantial without casting a shadow?  I must have a dark … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Dreams: Doorways to the Self

by David Bedrick This post was originally published in Psychology Today. I have been simply, truly, and totally amazed by dreams for the past 40 years. In 1992, it led me to study with Jungian analyst, Dr. Arnold Mindell, which … Continue reading

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Unconditional

One of our readers was inspired to send us the poem below, Unconditional, by Jennifer Welwood.  Her website offers an insight into her work, ” Jennifer was propelled onto the spiritual path at the age of 15 by the sudden and unexpected … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

by Pat Cochran. Psy.D. We all get “stuck” from time to time.  Caught in a position or point view that may seem, reasonably or even unreasonably, the only possibility, we can’t find a other way.  Could it be that what we … Continue reading

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Fear of Change

by Pat Cochran, Psy.D. When the spring bud awakens from its long wintery sleep, is it afraid to push through frozen ground and face the frosty day?  Change is constant and yet most of us are adept at convincing ourselves … Continue reading

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We Are One

by Kate Koester, LPC Recently, as a way to express his gratitude for deep and vulnerable sharing in a group, a friend of mine spoke these words, in the Lakota language “Mitakuye Oyasin,” meaning “we are all related,” or similarly … Continue reading

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Becoming Self-ish

by Pat Cochran, Psy.D. Who am I underneath my social role?  Am I the set of expectations from my parents and community? Or am I the response to demands to express certain values that are highly-prized in our culture?  Who … Continue reading

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How Dreams & Art Shape Us

by Pat Cochran, Psy.D., Jungian Analyst “A great work of art is like a dream; for all its apparent obviousness it does not explain itself and is always ambiguous.  A dream never says  “you ought” or “this is the truth.”  … Continue reading

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Ellen De Generes Said It

by Pat Cochran, Psy.D. “All of us, whether we are in this business or not, have little voices that tell us we’re not good enough, and we don’t deserve it.” Ellen De Generes Yes, that Ellen!  The one who is … Continue reading

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