“I feel that from now on music should be an essential part of every analysis. (Musical interaction) reaches deep archetypal material that we can only sometimes reach in our analytical work with patients.”
— C.G. Jung, 1956, as quoted by Margaret Tilly
This presentation takes an in-depth look at the psychoanalytic process through the lens of musical expression and puts forward an approach to working with musical symbols within analysis called Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP). By distilling music into its basic archetypal elements, we explore the relationship between sound and the self-regulating psyche within the context of Jungian analysis, focusing on unrepresented content that does not emerge through words alone. Just as we commonly engage the psyche in our consulting rooms through pictures, words, dreams and sand, I will illustrate how psyche engages with, and communicates through, sound.
Joel Kroeker is a Swiss-trained Jungian analyst, clinical supervisor and a registered Music-Centred Psychotherapist with a private practice based in Victoria, BC. He is the founding international workshop facilitator of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP) and an international recording and touring artist on True North Records. He divides his time between his clinical practice and teaching Jungian-oriented courses at universities across Brazil, Europe and North America. His new book, “Jungian Music Psychotherapy: When Psyche Sings” is a finalist for the IAJS (International Association for Jungian Studies) book award.
For more information please see: www.joelkroeker.com
Psychosocial Wednesdays is an initiative by: Paul Attinello, Stefano Carpani and Bernhard von Guretzky. The right of Joel Kroeker, Paul Attinello, Stefano Carpani and Bernhard von Guretzky to be identified as authors of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright. Music: Mixkit