I am a member of The British Jungian Analytic Association within BPF.
I am registered in the Analytical Psychology section of the BPC, The British Psychoanalytic Council and this is what they say about Jungians:
“In Analytical Psychology, the theories of analysis stem from the work of Jung, which, along with other schools, had emphasized that psychological development occurs through relationships. The creativity and intelligence of dreams and the imagination are recognized, with particular attention drawn to the inter-active connection between unconscious and conscious processes. Individuation, Jung’s term for self discovery, is seen as a realization of oneself and within the psychological, spiritual , political and economic networks of society. Jungian analysts consider that we all have in us the capability of healing ourselves and this is what Jungian analysis aims to develop.”
All aspects of psychotherapy also apply in a Jungian analysis, but with a deeper exploration. Archetypal imagery and working with dreams is an important aspect of the analysis. Dreams are understood as giving voice to what is going on at a more unconscious level. If you do not remember your dreams, this is not a problem as active imagination is also another route to the unconscious. Also, there is freedom to bring expressions of yourself in the form of images and symbolic objects.
A Jungian analysis is a journey of exploration between the analyst and analysand. It is a journey of insight, expansion and understanding of oneself . By integrating aspects of oneself that have been difficult to acknowledge, a deep releasing can take place. A Jungian analysis is a life enhancing experience.
“The dream is a series of images, which are apparently contradictory and nonsensical but arise in reality from psychological material which yields a clear meaning.”
C . G. Jung. Psychology of The Unconscious