"Jung not only found great meaning in our dreams, our repeated life patterns and our suffering, he saw them as communications from our soul leading us toward healing. I can walk along side you as we explore your past, present and potential for the future in hopes of deepening your self awareness and finding healing.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting and sometimes difficult experience. The relationship between therapist and client is pivotal to the success of the therapy. Therefore I hope you will feel free to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable entering into a therapeutic relationship with me or any therapist.
With all this in mind, I hope you will find all of the information necessary to help you in this decision making process. Please feel free to call me with questions or to schedule a consultation visit."
Dr. John Todd
Jungian psychotherapy is based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Carl Jung was one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, and many other ideas. He had a deep appreciation of our creative life and considered spirituality a central part of the human journey.
His method of interpretation of symbolic expression not only deepens our understanding of personal material, opening the psychodynamics of our personal biographies and dreams, but the deeper, collective patterns which develop within culture as well. Jung also emphasized the importance of balance and harmony and cautioned that modern humans rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of the unconscious realm.
Jung's unique and broadly influential approach to psychology emphasized understanding the psyche through exploring the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, world religion and philosophy. By using the theory and techniques developed by Jung, the Jungian psychotherapist helps to guide the client in discovering their inner potential and wisdom. Using the Jungian perspective can facilitate a greater understanding of traumas and unhealthy patterns that have hindered one from finding healing and fulfillment in life. The process can certainly be difficult and painful at times, however it can result in a deeper connection with oneself that often results in a deeper connection with others.
"Helpful Animals in Fairy Tales and Dreams", October 4, 2017
(part of the Fairytales, Mythology and Dreams class series)
"Animal Imagery in Dream Interpretation", November 4, 5, 2017
(part of the study group in Jungian psychology series)
Presenter, The C. G. Jung Psychology and Spirituality Conference
Nature and the Soul: Cultivating a Partnership with the Wholeness of All
Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 9 - June 16, 2017
"Let There Be Light"
Keynote presenter, 2016 Jung Midnight Sun Conference
Nature, Psyche, and Culture
Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24-26, 2016
"The Shadow of The Bat"
Presenter, The Calgary C. G. Jung Society
"Films and Archetypes: A Deeper Exploration"
Calgary, Canada September 12, 2015
Dr. Todd is experienced in treating a wide range of issues and specializes in the Jungian approach to provide deep and meaningful theraputic results. Skype sessions are available.
Services include, but are not limited to treatment for:
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
-- Carl Jung