"There is no light without shadow
and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.
To round itself out life calls
not for perfection but for completeness;
and for this the "thorn in the flesh" is needed,
the suffering of defects
without which there is no progress
and no ascent."

~ C.G. Jung



Jungian Analysis is a psychotherapeutic approach in which the therapist and the client work together with the unconscious elements coming out of the psyche, in the form of dreams, fantasies, memories and actual events of the daily life. That process sheds light into the depths of our unconscious and un-lived parts, bringing a natural understanding of our motives, impulses, passions, defenses, insecurities and all the positive and negative projections onto the people around us. With time, enough courage and patience, this develops conscious awareness, improves mental health, relieves psychological suffering and helps the maturation of the personality.


Art therapy is an approach that helps people express the unconscious parts of their psyche, under the form of drawings, sculptures, collages, photos and so on, that could have a much more relieving and healing effect in comparison to the entirely verbal approach. The images and symbols that appear have the ability to represent the actual condition of the psyche and the body. Moreover during a creative moment you begin to recognize the limitations of your present way of thinking and perceiving the world. This type of expression is driven by the creative side of the psyche, inherent to every human being, making this psychotherapeutic approach very suitable for kids and adults of all ages.


The primary goal of sandplay therapy is to help a person process the presenting issue in their life. While recalling a certain trauma, there is a decreased ability to cognitively process and verbalize emotional material. The very tactile experience of touching and manipulating the sand is a therapeutic experience in and of itself, reducing anxiety and helping the client self-regulate. Moreover the sand tray provides the necessary therapeutic distance and cuts through verbalization used as a defense. The elements of therapy which induce positive changes are the relationship and the ability of the child or adult to re-experience traumatic events in the context of a safe and supportive relationship.


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