Shame, the Invisible Affect

The presence of any of the archetypal affects helps us recognize a complex has been activated in an individual. Affects occur usually where adaptation is weakest, and at the same time they reveal the reason for its weakness, namely a certain degree of inferiority and the existence of a lower level of personality. On this lower level … Continue reading “Shame, the Invisible Affect”

Processing the Archetypal

Working with individuals and their analytic processes is a tremendous privilege.  At times the archetype of process leads them through the darkest valleys.  Then, there can be stretches of staleness, discouragement and frustration.  Yet at other times things seem to fall together in a momentous fashion, with transformative repercussions effecting not only their lives but … Continue reading “Processing the Archetypal”