Learning Through Doing
Working with Personal Images
C.G. Jung suggested that the language of the psyche is the image. What is the psyche? It’s the totality of who you are – your conscious and unconscious.
Most of who we are is a mystery, and science backs that up. You really cannot be sure of the hidden agenda behind what you do, how you think, and why you’re attracted to or repelled by certain people.
Just as you need to learn Spanish to communicate with Spanish speakers, learning the language of the unconscious is required to interpret the messages your unconscious sends you all day long.
Download a handout on how to get started working with your personal images.
My 5-Step Process to Working With Your Unconscious
Let me teach you the language of the unconscious to uncover your hidden desires. My 5-step process:
Finding Themes and Patterns.
Where is This Happening in Your Life.
Finding New Insights and Meaning.
Integrating a New Attitude or Behavior.
Want to learn more? This one-sheet draws from Chapter 4 of my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose.
You can also listen to me read Chapter 4 on Dose of Depth podcast.
Template for Difficult Conversations
Do you sweat when your boss calls you into the office? Do you want to be more effective giving feedback to your team members or manager? Are you stuck in a co-dependent pattern with your partner at home? Do you have an authority complex? What do you say when your teenage children start drifting away?
In the book, Crucial Conversations (2002, Kerry Patterson, et al.), the authors define a crucial conversation as one where the stakes feel high. What’s at stake could be someone’s respect, income, identity, sense of self, or even income. I added my own spin to the Start with Heart principle (from Crucial Conversations, 2002, Kerry Patterson, et al.) and created a template.
Learning Through Conversation
Exploring thes Language of the Unconscious
Watch or listen a delightful chat I had with Donnalynn Riley about the mysterious nature of the language of the unconscious. We spend a lot of time on dreams.
Connecting With Self
This conversation goes many places, including a discussion about a different kind of anxiety young adults suffer from today.
We talked dreams, and parental complexes, and ways to come into deeper relationship with our inner being, our Self. I know you will enjoy the energy of our conversation as you sip from a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
Soul Talk, Self-Reflection & Synchronicity
Listen to my chat about with radio host Marc Medley, host of The Reading Room, on Brave New Radio WP88.7.
What a delightful man! We talk about my Soul book, self-reflection, synchronicity and more. Check him out and consider subscribing to his YouTube Channel.
Depth Psychology 101
A lively and relatable conversation with Shane illustrating depth psychology concepts through real life stories sprinkled with a sense of humor.
Topics include the nature of Soul, Jung's theory of the transcendent third, how the Greek God Hermes as Trickster shows up to give us a kick in the ass when we need it, how to find meaning in an embodied dream, and how to relate to anxiety in a new way.