Psychoanalysis, particularly its Jungian form, provides profound theories of human transformation and healing. However, in-depth study of the language employed in case-histories suggests that such theories do not sufficiently translate into the consulting-room. Textual analysis of case studies reveals an underlying outlook that centres on pathology, and implicit attitudes which are not sufficiently alternative to those diagnosed in patients. I explore how a different outlook might translate into the consulting room and consider the use of different words to the ones currently employed.
Dr. Birgit Heuer - is a Jungian Analyst of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and is also Trained in Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. She has a London-based practice