The Problem Is the Solution : A Jungian Approach to a Meaningful Life
Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung said that a life without meaning is unlived. Today our secular worship of the material, the superficial, and the instantly gratifying is as powerful as any ancient idol worship. While our problems appear to be the enemy, they are really our secret allies, and by wrestling with them we become whole. Weiner and Simmons show us how to rely on the natural, spontaneous images that emerge from our dreams, daily life, relationship problems, and symptoms as the seeds of our own healing. We must recognize that our problems have not been randomly inflicted on us; they have a purpose, to act as guideposts pointing the way toward healing and wholeness.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
- 15 May 2009
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
In this valuable book the reader will discover how the body speaks, and when we listen, we're on an exciting path of self discovery. The authors provide a rich medley, intermingling psychological theory and spirituality, fleshing out the principles and practice of Jungian techniques with case studies. -- Jane Simon, M.D., Associate Attending, St. Luke?s Roosevelt Hospital Center and Medical Director, Blanton Peale Counseling Center The authors' ability to interweave illustrations from clinical cases, popular culture, ancient scripture, and literature are impressive as indicators of their ability to embrace the challenge of wisdom in their own lives, and also provide an alternative to the Freudian-based models of psychoanalytic thought...These writers help to open new worlds of thinking about developmental psychological issues, and new ways of writing about these experiences. They make a valuable contribution to knowledge, and to the challenges of the future. -- Roy Tietze, PhD, Marymount Manhattan College The Problem is the Solution is a revelation for our times. It shows how to transform our shadow into growth and evolution. By providing a path into our transformation, Marcella Bakur Weiner and Mark B. Simmons give us a contemporary map to the Self. A modern way to enhance our consciousness, this book is a must for anyone interested in enlightenment. -- Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD, George Washington University
About Marcella Bakur Weiner
Marcella Bakur Weiner is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), adjunct professor of psychology at Marymount Manhattan College, and president of the Mapleton-Midwood Community Mental Health Center. Mark B. Simmons is co-director of Amaury, a non-profit foundation providing training, seminars, and clinical supervision of treatment based on the work of Carl Jung. He also maintains a private, spiritually-based practice in New York City.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Chapter I: Fire Into Water Chapter 2 Chapter II: Harnessing the Fire Chapter 3 Chapter III: Shadow Figures as the Real You Chapter 4 Chapter IV: God as Shadow Chapter 5 Chapter V: Dancing With Shyness Chapter 6 Chapter VI: Shadow in Relationships Chapter 7 Chapter VII: Depression's Gift Chapter 8 Chapter VIII: Shadow Homeopathy