Jungian Psychology

If Jungian psychology had a daughter, perhaps it would be Processwork.1)In the mid-1980s, Arnold Mindell presented a lecture called ‘Jungian Psychology has a Daughter’ to the Jungian community in Zurich. Diamond, J. & L. Spark Jones. (2004). A Path Made by Walking: Process Work in Practice. Lao Tse Press. p.6.

Arnold Mindell discovered the foundations of process-oriented psychology in the 1970s during his practice as a Jungian Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He created the concept of the dreambody to describe the meaningful relationship he observed between the symbols in a person’s nighttime dreams and their body experiences.

Processwork is a transpersonal, depth psychology that owes a great debt to Jungian psychology and still deeply reflects Jung’s fundamental insights and techniques. Mindell applied and developed Jung’s approach in his own work with innerwork, body symptoms, altered states of consciousness, and organizations and groups.

The Jungian analyst, June Singer, commented that Processwork:

“embodies Jung’s basic concepts, but carries these into spaces within the psyche and also into the world, beyond what Jung and most Jungians have imagined … more than conceptualizing, more than understanding, more than interpreting phenomenena, the Mindells enter actively into the processes through which phenomena transform themselves. …

 

Their work expands the scope of Jung’s psychology to include not only the psyche but also the body, relationships and the total environment. … In this way they help make manifest Jung’s late, brilliant intuition of the unus mundus, one world in which differing opposites seek reconciliation.” June Singer, (1995, p. 39-40).2)Singer, J. (1995). Arny and Amy Mindell on Process Oriented Psychology (Interview). The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 13(4), 25–40.

Training at the Process Work Institute

Academic Programs

Public Courses

Winter Intensive

References   [ + ]

1. In the mid-1980s, Arnold Mindell presented a lecture called ‘Jungian Psychology has a Daughter’ to the Jungian community in Zurich. Diamond, J. & L. Spark Jones. (2004). A Path Made by Walking: Process Work in Practice. Lao Tse Press. p.6.
2. Singer, J. (1995). Arny and Amy Mindell on Process Oriented Psychology (Interview). The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 13(4), 25–40.