Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
- James Hillman
If you attempt to carry out something that is beyond yourself, it will prove impossible to do so if you do not take yourself along in the process. The issue here is about transformation.
I work with all ages from teens on up to seniors. I do not work with children as this requires a different methodology that I am not trained in. I do, however, offer Somatic Movement Therapy and Education for children.
What is my method for therapy?
Though Jungian-Archetypal Psychology is the main influence of the way I work, I have also learned from many other sources and take my resources from many fountains, including mythology, Mindfullness, shamanic traditions, storytelling, rituals and Transpersonal Psychology. As I am also trained as a Somatic Movement Therapist, this naturally deeply colors my work as a psychotherapist.
The session is conducted in a warm, intimate, safe and welcoming studio in an open country setting, which acts as the container for the work that is to be done. Myself and the client are seated face to face as equals.
What is Jungian-Archetypal Psychology?
The Wikipedia article about Archetypal Psychology is actually very relevant and I would recommend that anybody who is interested in an overview should read it (click here to read it). Here is an excerpt that is relevant to the way I work:
"Archetypal Psychology relativizes and deliteralizes the notion of ego and focuses on what it calls the psyche, or soul, and the deepest patterns of psychic functioning, "the fundamental fantasies that animate all life" (Moore, in Hillman, 1991). Archetypal psychology likens itself to a polytheistic mythology in that it attempts to recognize the myriad of fantasies and myths - gods, goddesses, demigods, mortals and animals - that shape and are shaped by our psychological lives. In this framework the ego is but one psychological fantasy within an assemblage of fantasies. Archetypal psychology is, along with the classical and developmental schools, one of the three schools of post-Jungian psychology outlined by Andrew Samuels."
For more information on what Jungian-Archetypal Psychotherapy is and is not, who might and might not benefit, what issues may be explored and what outcomes may be expected, please read the Jungian-Archetypal Psychotherapy Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here.
Duration: One hour.
Location: In Colonia Santa Cecilia around the Fabrica de la Aurora (inquire for specific directions).
Cost: $1200 MXN per session