inward journey is possible
Do you confuse yourself? Have you ever experienced an unexpected thought or feeling that seemed to come out of nowhere? Human beings are complicated creatures, and it is normal to not be fully aware of our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and desires. For many people, the process of bringing the subconscious into awareness is both difficult and incredibly rewarding. Answering the question, “who am I?” can be accomplished through psychotherapy focused on internal exploration and identity.
As explained by psychologist Carl Jung, a complete understanding of ourselves can be accomplished by unifying our conscious and unconscious; this becomes possible through the integration and acceptance of all aspects of our personality, which benefits us personally, but also benefits the world at large. In the end, we feel connected not only with ourselves, but with all of existence.
Getting to fully know ourselves leads to feelings of unity, acceptance, and increased generosity. In discovering the Self, we are better able to identify with ourselves as individuals, but we are also able to fully see and understand our connection with the universe and all other life. The Self is the idea of being whole in and of ourselves, but also belonging to and existing as part of something larger.
some self exploration activities you’ll learn in therapy:
-personal symbol identification
-inner child work
-”de-coding” favorite media
-examining peak experiences