Denise Grobbelaar:


Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist & Clinical Psychologist.

‘Conscious relating’ emphasizes self-awareness, authenticity, genuine understanding, mutual respect, and growth within relationships. Viewed through a Jungian framework, this requires a willingness and commitment to engage in introspection and self-exploration. This doesn't mean relinquishing personal boundaries or merging identities, but rather recognizing that by understanding our own motivations, fears, and desires, we can communicate more honestly and openly with our partners. This level of vulnerability fosters a safe environment where authentic connecting can flourish. Relationships then become a container for the journey of individuation while meeting our need for emotional attachment.

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Categories: Anima & Animus, Individuation (Hero & Heroine's Journey), Relationships, Shadow

The love story of Eros and Psyche could be interpreted as a reflection of the troubles in a maturing relationship. It symbolizes the difficulties of developing consciousness in the process of integrating the feminine and masculine...

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Categories: Masculine & Feminine, Mythology, Relationships

Deep authentic human connection (including the inner relationship) is represented, not by the “love-struck” Romeo and Juliet, but rather by the primordial lovers symbolized in the cosmic dance of Shiva (divine masculine principle) and Shakti (divine feminine principle) from Hinduism.

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Categories: Archetypes, Gods & Goddesses, Masculine & Feminine, Relationships