Dr. Jensen RN, BA, MA, PhD, AP(c)
Dr. Jensen is a health researcher at the University
of Alberta and former professor with 20 years of experience in Toronto
in addiction counselling and psychotherapy. She holds an
educational certificate from C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich and is a diploma
candidate at the International School of Analytic Psychology,
Zürich (ISAP). UNESCO recognizes this rigorous European
training program as a PhD equivalent. A minimum of 4 years,
the ISAP clinical program has been accredited by the International
Association of Analytic Psychologists. (IAAP). Professional registration
is with the Association of Graduate Analytic Psychologists (AGAP).
Who was C.G. Jung?
C.G. Jung, 1875-1961, a Swiss
psychiatrist, was puzzled by classical symbols and ancient concepts
in patient dreams and visions. Many of these people had little
formal education and generally no prior knowledge of the images
or their meaning. Jung was one of the first to use scientific
methods and ancient wisdom in exploration of such phenomena.
What is analytic psychology?
Analytic psychology uses scientific findings
and ancient wisdom traditions to explore psyche, such as dream
analysis, myths, fairy tales, religious teachings, alchemy, Eastern
philosophies and art.
Why do Jungian analysis?
Most people who enter Jungian analysis
are searching for a better understanding of themselves and their
world. This quest may be prompted by a death or other loss, problems
at work, difficult relationships, a midlife crisis, struggle
with addiction or dissatisfaction. One may feel life has lost
its meaning, suffer from anxiety or depression. There may be
a history of trauma, a phobia or a diagnosed medical problem.
Sometimes people may be under psychiatric care and taking medication,
yet also want to undertake Jungian analysis for an in-depth exploration
of the psyche and renewal of spirit. Jungian analysis is
the only recognized analytic modality that acknowledges spirituality
as an intrinsic part of psyche.