Mireille Steenkamer

PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH A JUNGIAN & SHAMANIC PERSPECTIVE

Carl Gustav Jung

ON OUR LIFE PATH WE EXPERIENCE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND/OR MENTAL BLOCKS. THAT IS VERY NORMAL AND IS PART OF OUR DEVELOPMENT. 

The founders of depth psychology are Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung (around 1900). Depth psychology assumes that we have an unconscious psychological part, with contents that we are not aware of, but which do control us. Jung calls this energy ‘archetypes’, loosely translated ‘primeval images’. The guidance consists of raising awareness of these unconscious motivations.

Mireille is trained according to the depth therapy of the Swiss psychiatrist, C. G. Jung. For Mireille, reading his books and studying his theory felt like coming home.

Jungian guidance is a process that is potentially already present. Jung calls this process the “individuation process”. The process of individuation can best be described as our psyche’s instinct for unity. This unity is the balance between the unconscious motivations and our conscious actions and being. Clients usually ask for help when this process stagnates. Depth therapy restarts and accelerates this process.

You’re stuck, you feel overwhelmed and it’s all just too much. This may be something small in the beginning, but if you don’t do anything with it, it can turn into something big. They are feelings of regression. Our energy wants to tell us something and we have to go deep to learn to listen to what our unconscious has to tell us.

Conscious fears and insecurities cause us to get in our way. Not only do we feel that we are ‘stuck’, but we are also sad, stressed, irritated or insecure. Mental, emotional or physical complaints are almost always related to a lack of awareness of underlying, unconscious motivations or traumas.

A trauma according to Jung is a complex with too high an emotional charge. In other words: the energy that wants to be lived is not lived and accumulates. This then causes physical complaints. Depth psychology assumes that we have an unconscious psychological part, with contents of which we are not aware, but which do control us. Jung calls this energy ‘archetypes’, loosely translated ‘primeval images’. Mireille Steenkamer travels with me as a guide to make you aware of your unconscious motivations, your Soul’s destiny.