Who Was Jung?
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Inventor, Journalist (1875-1961)
Carl Jung established analytical psychology. He advanced the idea of introvert and extrovert personalities and the power of the unconscious. He is best known for his studies on the human psyche, dream analysis, collective unconscious and archetypes.
Carl Jung established analytical psychology.
He advanced the idea of introvert and extrovert personalities and the power of the unconscious.
He is best known for his studies on the human psyche, dream analysis, collective unconscious and archetypes.
~ Carl-Gustav Jung
Carl Jung was born on July 26, 1875, in Kesswil, Switzerland. Jung believed in the “complex” or emotionally charged associations. He collaborated with Sigmund Freud, but disagreed with him about the sexual basis of neuroses. Jung founded analytical psychology, advancing the idea of introvert and extrovert personalities, archetypes and the power of the unconscious. He published numerous works during his lifetime, and his ideas have had reverberations beyond the field of psychiatry, extending into art, literature and religion. He died in 1961.
Jung’s childhood was influenced by the complexities of his parents. His father, Paul, developed a failing belief in the power of religion as he grew older. Jung’s mother, Emilie, was haunted by mental illness and, when her boy was just three, left the family to live temporarily in a psychiatric hospital.
Jung graduated from the University of Basel in 1900 and received his M.D. degree two years later from the University of Zurich.
In his early career, Jung observed how different words elicited emotional responses from patients, which he believed represented unconscious associations around immoral or sexual content. These observations led the way for Jung to develop the term “complex” to describe the conditions.
Jung’s growing reputation as a psychologist and his work dealing with the subconscious eventually led him to the ideas of Sigmund Freud and, later, to the man himself.
Jung published Psychology of the Unconscious in 1912. In this work, Jung examined the unconscious mind and tried to understand the symbolic meaning of its contents. In the process, the work also took head-on a number of Freud’s theories.
During 1914, Jung also allowed himself to explore his own mind, eventually proposing the idea that there was not only a personal unconscious but also a collective unconscious from which certain universal symbols and patterns have arisen throughout history. At the heart of analytical psychology is the interplay of these with the ego, a process he labeled individuation, by which a person develops into his or her own “true self.”
Jung’s ideas continue to resonate today in fields as varied as archaeology, religion, literature and even pop culture.
Jung married Emma Rauschenbach in 1903. The couple had five children and remained together until Emma’s death in 1955.
About Jungian Coaching
Jungian coaching is a combination of high intellectual learning with deep emotional experience. It not only gives new skills and techniques, but it also creates a growing process for the coach, organisation, and every learner. It enables the coach and organisation to understand the third dimension. It develops critical leadership competencies such as confidence and resilience, communication and impact, leadership and teamwork, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as creativity and innovation.
Provides coaches, executives, leaders, clinicians, and HR professionals with innovative perspectives on real-life dilemmas, events, and challenges within their personal and professional life.
Enables individuals to see and comprehend unconscious content that can activate conscious processes and lead to optimal functioning as a leader/coach.
Provides the participants with a vocabulary of concepts and coaching techniques to explain behavioural phenomena and allow for intervention.
Develops a group of symbolic thinkers, when performing in teams, with the understanding of unconscious motivations and conflicts in groups.
Helps the participants and later those who are coached, to arrive at an understanding of their challenges, frustrations, lack of decision making and to accept unconscious states.
Resurfaces organisational soul in the corporate culture by enabling leaders to express feelings, act authentically, provide containment, act with tolerance, and behave more nurturing, while focusing on the task at hand.
Encourages creative thinking, imagination, thinking outside-the-box and original initiatives.
Bonds the individual to the collective past, present and future of their own lives as well as their organisations.
Learning Process in Jungian Coaching
Hero Quest Career
Cycle of Non-Rational Thinking
Jungian Coaching Skills & Benefits for a Coach
Read the unconscious of your client
Empower your client against their shadows and weaknesses
Turn weaknesses to strengths
Enable your client’s creativity
Support your client to become a hero of their own journey