C.G. Jung and Jungian Analysis: Archetypes, Dreams, Myths, Imagination

This website describes Jungian analysis, the psychotherapy that C.G. Jung developed, and explains how to enter it.

If you would like more information about Jungian analysis, or if you would like a free initial consultation with Michael Vannoy Adams, you may contact him by e-mail at adamsmv (at) aol (dot) com or by telephone at (212) 533-9395.

The purpose of a free initial consultation is for you to say to whatever you wish about yourself and your interest in Jungian analysis and to ask any questions you may have about the process.

Michael Vannoy Adams has an office in Greenwich Village on University Place between Washington Square Park and Union Square Park.

Michael Vannoy Adams

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Michael Vannoy Adams

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Michael Vannoy Adams is an internationally prominent Jungian analyst in New York City. He is a teacher, writer, speaker, painter, and photographer.

Adams is a clinical associate professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is also a faculty member at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association and the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

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Michael Vannoy Adams

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Adams is the author of four important books:

He is the recipient of three Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He has been a Marshall scholar in England and a Fulbright senior lecturer in India.

Jungian Analysis

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Michael Vannoy Adams in Washington Square Park

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What is so distinctive — and so special — about Jungian analysis is that it emphasizes images. Jungian analysis exercises and explores the imagination.

"Every psychic process," Jung says, "is an image and an 'imagining.'" He says that "the psyche consists essentially of images" and, even more emphatically, that "image is psyche."

Vitally important images emerge from the unconscious in the dreams of everynight life and in the experiences of everyday life. They offer us a vividly precise, profoundly expansive vision of our intimate relations, our material aspirations, our artistic creations, and our spiritual obligations.

These images are both eloquently informative and radically transformative. With exquisite exactitude, they offer us valuable perspectives on what our life means - on who we have been, who we are, and who we might become.

Jungian analysis shows us how to interpret these images and how to engage them effectively so that we may live more consciously reflective and decisive lives. It offers us an opportunity to reimagine ourselves.

William Blake says: "If the Spectator could enter into these images in the imagination, approaching them on the Fiery Chariot of his Contemplative Thought, if he could enter into Noah's Rainbow … or could make a Friend & Companion of these images of wonder … then he would be happy."

Jungian analysis shows us how to live more imaginatively - and more happily - as we love, work, and play.

For more information about Jungian analysis as Michael Vannoy Adams practices it, read "For Love of the Imagination."

Contact Information:

Michael Vannoy Adams, D.Phil., L.C.S.W.
E-mail: adamsmv (at) aol (dot) com
Telephone: (212) 533-9395