How To Develop The Caregiver Archetype
Archetypes | Psychology | Self-Development

How To Develop The Caregiver Archetype

Archetypes represent certain personality types of qualities that need to be developed to become whole. Psychologists recognise 12 main archetypes.  The caregiver archetype is one of the most important archetypes to develop. It should also be one of the first, but sadly, is often neglected through social conditioning.  People that have a dominant caregiver archetype…

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes
Anxiety | Archetypes | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes

Archetypes and complexes sit at the core of Jungian psychology. To truly understand yourself, it is my opinion, that you need to know how to recognise archetypal energies and determine their role in the emergence of complexes.  No one has done more for the development of archetypes as a psychological tool than Carl Jung. The…

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 2
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 2

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dragon Slayer in Cadmus and Harmonia In part one of the mythology of Cadmus and Harmonia, I explained the psychological goal of our hero is to overcome the father complex.  His visit to the Oracle of Delphi at the Temple of Apollo revealed to us the Creator archetype. In Greek…

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1

Understanding how archetypes in mythology relate to human behaviour is a valuable resource for self-development. Esoteric symbolism reveals how the body-mind connection works. Yet, for the most part, the psychological and biological components of ancient mythology are overlooked. As a matter of fact, had it not been for psychologists such as Herbert Silberer, James Hillman,…

How To Use Esoteric Symbolism For Self-Development
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

How To Use Esoteric Symbolism For Self-Development

What is your feeling towards ancient myth and esoteric symbolism? Are you curious about the deeper meaning of the symbolism or do you dismiss these ancient stories as fantasy? The truth is that myths can be used to teach us valuable life lessons. When you learn to understand the rich layers of esoteric symbolism, myths…

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?
Energy Healing | Health | Meditation | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Psychology | Self-Development

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

I recently read an article in Psychology Today in which the mental health professional, Jason N. Linder, PsyD warns about ‘The Danger of Mindfulness.’  Blimey, I didn’t realise things had gotten this bad.  In all fairness to Dr Linder, he is not criticising the practice of mindfulness meditation itself. Nor are his comments sensationalism.  As a matter…

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?

“The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening of the sense of guilt.” ~ Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents   A few weeks ago, I documented a true self-development story about healing guilt. As it turns out, I’d not completely healed my subconscious guilt, I’d merely started the…

Re-Membering: The Healing Power of Self-Awareness
Energy Healing | Psychology | Self-Development

Re-Membering: The Healing Power of Self-Awareness

The key to self-development is self-awareness. The key to self-awareness is re-membering – retrieving split-off fragments of consciousness from the depths of the unconscious mind. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but everybody has a fragmented personality. Psycho-analysts have established that the brain causes a process called “Psychological dismemberment.” This happens when…

Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis
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Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis

Depression is more than just feeling the blues. It is a sadness coupled with self-loathing, absence of self-esteem, and loss of interest to do other things. Healthcare professionals often diagnose this as clinical depression or major depressive disorder. This is a disorder that affects your life from the mental, physical, and emotional aspects. This can…