Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Complexes of the Cultural Unconscious: Trance States, Hakomi, and the Re-Creation of the Self
by Thompson, Camillia M., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, 54; 10076227
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis draws from developments in Jungian thought, somatic and mindfulness-based therapeutic modalities, and interpersonal neurobiology to examine the cultural layer of the unconscious and the complexes that operate therein in their relevance to clinical work. Using hermeneutic and heuristic methodologies, it argues for the development of awareness in the clinician of culturally rooted complexes as they manifest in the clinical moment, and the importance of recognizing, accepting, and working with the defenses around these complexes. The importance of therapeutic work from a somatic and mindfulness-oriented approach is discussed, drawing from the theory and practice of Hakomi and the Re-Creation of the Self Model of Human Systems, as grounded in interpersonal neurobiology and complementary to aspects of Jungian theory.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koehn, Allen
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Multicultural Education, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Cultural psychology, Hakomi, Recreation of the self, Somatic psychology
Publication Number: 10076227
ISBN: 978-1-339-58541-3
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