Jung The Key Ideas: A Teach Yourself Guide

Jung The Key Ideas: A Teach Yourself Guide

This book is my first introduction to Jungian psychotherapy and proved a great introduction. Whilst reinforcing concepts I’m sure most of us are familiar with already, e.g. the duality of introversion and extraversion, the parts I enjoyed the most were when recent revelations I’ve only recently discovered about myself where introduced in the book as topics, when I was able to relate to Jung’s work.

I enjoyed reading about Jung’s observations as he traveled and explored non-western societies. It’s easy to get caught up in progress but at what cost? According to Jung the driven attitude and suppression of emotion that characterises modern Western culture has been gained at the expense of the intensity of how we now live. Something anyone who has had to get out of bed at 5am to do a 2 hour commute, only to return at 8pm in the evening, before bed at 9pm, can relate to!

This book is a fantastic introduction in to Jung’s work, psychotherapy in general and the man himself.

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