Denise Grobbelaar:


Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist & Clinical Psychologist.

Jung believed that the psyche operates as a self-regulating system, akin to the body, aiming to maintain internal stability amidst external influences. This equilibrium involves a balance between polarities wherein the psyche integrates unconscious elements like archetypes and complexes into conscious awareness. Through self-discovery and transformation, a process Jung termed ‘individuation’, individuals seek to manifest their unique potential and achieve inner harmony, fostering a sense of wholeness.

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Categories: Individuation (Hero & Heroine's Journey), Psyche, The Unconscious

Carl Jung's concept of the archetype of the Self is a complex idea of embodied consciousness, symbolizing unity between body, mind, and soul. It directs us to explore and integrate the various parts of our psyche while maintaining a homeostatic balance, and serves as a guiding force on the journey of individuation.

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Categories: Archetype of the Self, Archetypes, Individuation (Hero & Heroine's Journey), Psyche

“There are spiritual processes of transformation in the psyche”. Jung framed the psyche as a purposive self-regulating system aimed toward the unfolding of inherent potentials. According to Jung symbols play a dynamic role in the psyche’s movement toward wholeness.

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Categories: Psyche, Symbolism, Transformation

Jung believed that the human psyche is a self-regulating system that strives for growth and seeks to maintain a balance between conflicting potentialities (polar opposites) in the process of ‘individuation’. An important aspect in this process is the Ego-Self Axis, the vital connecting link between Self and ego.

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Categories: Archetype of the Self, Consciousness, Individuation (Hero & Heroine's Journey), Psyche