GAP is founded on the psychological theories and practice as developed by C.G. Jung, with the emphasis on the religious dimension of the psyche
“Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight.” – C.G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus
GAP is founded on the psychological theories and practice as developed by C.G. Jung, with the emphasis on the religious dimension of the psyche. This was in contrast to the prevailing attitude in the psychological world of the time.
Spirituality is regarded as an integral aspect of the person’s psychological health, having an importance equal to the physical, emotional and mental.
In line with Jung’s approach to psychotherapy, GAP affirmed from the beginning the integrity of the psyche in its search for meaning. Psychological health is seen less as a reductive process into causes and origins, but rather as a purposive search for the transcendent meaning of an individual’s life.
The term spirituality means different things to different people but it has long been associated with a sense of connectedness both to one’s true Self and to others, as well as to a higher power whether rooted in religion, nature, the unconscious or some kind of unknown essence. The word psychotherapy comes from the Greek words psyche, meaning soul or animating spirit, and therapae, meaning to serve or take care of.
Therefore psychotherapy is the work of taking care of the soul and spirituality can refer to an inner path that enables a person to discover the essence of their being. Spirituality in this sense is not synonymous with religion and is deeply individual to each person.
Members of GAP are all fully qualified Jungian Analysts or Psychotherapists. We provide in-depth analysis, psychotherapy and short-term therapy. Members of GAP are all fully qualified Jungian Analysts or Psychotherapists. We provide in-depth analysis, psychotherapy and short-term therapy. Please visit our search pages to find a therapist.
Part of the life of the Guild is to offer courses in Analytical Psychology at different levels of engagement including full training to become an Analytical Psychologist with subsequent membership of the UKCP and IAAP. At the heart of our training is the connection between Analytical Psychotherapy and sprituality.