Therapy 101: 6 Popular Types Of Psychotherapy
Analytical Psychology Or Jungian Analysis
The Lowdown: Jungian Analysis is Carl Jung's spin on psychoanalysis. It is less "doctor telling patient what's going on in his unconscious" and more of a dialogue between analyst and patient. While it still focuses on the unconscious, the treatment hinges on the patient developing a healthy relationship with the unconscious -- neither overtaken by it or repressing it. The thought is that when conscious and unconscious are in balance, this brings out a new harmony to the personality, where pain and suffering take on new meaning and purpose. Treatment focuses on psychic development, healing and becoming whole through dreams, symbols, the understanding or the person's connection to humankind.
You'll like this if: You're a person with a spiritual bent who is looking for personal growth.