Author Archives: Andreau Charles

Navigating the Racial Complex: Unveiling its Impact on Workplace Success for People of Color

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Introduction Dr. Fanny Brewster (2017), in her book The racial complex: A Jungian perspective on culture and race, reminds us of America’s racism, racial complex and the paradoxical nature of living the American life. She echoes Carl Jung’s position on the importance of holding the tension of the opposites “to remain sane in an insane […]

Healing requires a confrontation with attitudes, ideas and perceptions that no longer serve us

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In our journey to heal from past trauma, and to find meaning or reconnect with life, the teachings of the founder of Jungian Analytical Psychology, Swiss Psychiatrist, Depth Psychologist, Carl G. Jung (1875/1961) can offer illuminating insights toward healing, liberation, and wholeness. Jungian psychology sees value in uncovering the remedy from the poison.     Jung’s perspective […]

An Integrative Depth Psychological Approach to Mental Health and Wellness

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In a world characterized by superficial engagement and quick fixes, it’s essential to take a moment and go within to rediscover our inner depths where true wellness and wholeness reside. An integrative depth psychological approach to mental health promotes a holistic view of soul, our suffering and healing by shining light on the shadow and […]

Juneteenth and Psychological Liberation

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What is Juneteenth? June 19th, more commonly known as Juneteenth, is the day in 1865 when the last enslaved peoples in Galveston, Texas, finally got the news that they were actually free, from physical bondage, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. A celebration of our culture and history, […]

Navigating the Depths of Identity: Celebrating Pride Month through a Depth Psychotherapeutic Perspective

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As we enter June, the majestical colors of the rainbow begin to unfurl in many parts of the world, signifying the start of Pride Month that calls for celebration of life. This month-long celebration is an affirmation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, inter-sex (LGBTQI+) community’s resilience, courage, and diversity. The month also serves […]

Let us talk about imposter syndrome / complex

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Psychologically speaking, the imposter syndrome is a manifestation of Alfred Adler’s (1870/1937) inferiority complex. There are several definitions of a psychological complex, however, for the purpose of this writing, we will look at it with a Jungian, depth-psychological eye. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines complexes as a group or system of related ideas or […]

The process of Individuation

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Individuation is the process of becoming who you really are and requires balanced ego function. Through the individuation process, the individual learns to develop the right relationship with the Self, complexes and the multiplicities of his/her/they/them lived experience.  Individuation is a lifelong process; a journey that leads you away from the crowd and herd mentality, […]